Tag: Manila Politics

Don’t resort to panic buying of meds, prelate tells faithful

(File photo) MANILA – An official of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) on Monday appealed to the people not to buy essential medicines in bulk if they do not need them. “Let us not be greedy in purchasing medicines If you don’t need it, don’t buy. We are not the only ones who want to live,” said… The post Don’t resort to panic buying of meds, prelate…

Political officer: Marcos Jr. apologized for not attending Comelec’s hearing of his DQ cases

FILE PHOTO: Former senator Bongbong Marcos. INQUIRER MANILA, Philippines — Through a political officer, Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Friday apologized for his absence during the preliminary conference of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) First Division on the disqualification cases lodged against him. Marcos Jr., also known as Bongbong, skipped the proceedings telling the poll body that he is in isolation… The post Political officer: Marcos Jr. apologized for not attending…

DTI pushes ratification of mega-trade deal

Louella Desiderio – The Philippine Star January 4, 2022 | 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is pushing for the Senate’s concurrence of the ratification of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement within the first two to three weeks of January, saying further delay would affect investments and trade. “We are hoping in the… The post DTI pushes ratification of mega-trade deal first appeared…

Basilan to have its own state university – Manila News

Delon Porcalla – The Philippine Star January 3, 2022 | 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — Efforts to establish a state university in Basilan in Mindanao have paid off after Congress increased the school’s budget for this year. President Duterte signed recently a law converting the Basilan State College into a state university. “We are very grateful for this opportunity… we can plan and start a better Basilan State University for the…

Manila Casinos Forced to Shutter Again on Government Orders

Posted on: January 1, 2022, 11:14h.  Last updated on: January 1, 2022, 11:14h. Manila casinos are once again closed after the Philippines government ordered the four integrated resorts to shutter their operations due to COVID-19. A desolate casino floor at City of Dreams Manila is seen in this file photograph. Manila casinos are once again dark following the Philippines government… The post Manila Casinos Forced to Shutter Again on Government…

‘Resisting Tyranny’ | Youth persists against Duterte’s desperate attacks to quell their struggles

The nearly six years of President Rodrigo Duterte have been marred with repression. The Filipino youth rose to the challenge and duty to stand up against injustices, and push back for their democratic rights. By ROBERT GREGORY ELARDO, AIRA MARIE SIGUENZA, and SHARLYN VIVOBulatlat.com MANILA – Student activist Alicia Jasper Lucena was never in the limelight. Two years ago, Lucena… The post ‘Resisting Tyranny’ | Youth persists against Duterte’s desperate…

Ilocano ‘Santa’ strikes, money gun blazing

‘TRIGGER-HAPPY’ A video showing Narvacan Mayor Luis “Chavit” Singson shooting off cash to a frenzied crowd is this week’s internet sensation. LAOAG CITY, Ilocos Norte, Philippines — Narvacan Mayor Luis “Chavit” Singson played Santa to his thrilled constituents on Tuesday with a custom-made “gold money gun.” Wearing his signature shades but no face mask, Singson was shown in a video… The post Ilocano ‘Santa’ strikes, money gun blazing first appeared…

Sovereignty marker set in Panguan Island – Manila News

COTABATO CITY: The Philippine Marines placed a sovereignty marker on Panguan Island, Barangay Datu Putih in Sitangkai, Tawi-Tawi a day before Christmas, the Western Mindanao Command (WestMinCom) said on Wednesday. WestMinCom spokesman Maj. Andrew Linao explained that Panguan Island is one of the “last southwestern island frontiers of the Philippines.” He said the island was formerly used by kidnappers, smugglers, and other lawless groups until it was secured by government…

CPP-NPA suffered crushing defeat – Centino

THE Armed Forces of the Philippines on Sunday said the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) suffered irreversible damage this year as government troops continue to gain tactical and strategic victories against the terrorist group. “The CPP has nothing to celebrate on its December 26 anniversary. The year 2021 was the most successful period in our fight against insurgency. Our… The post CPP-NPA suffered crushing defeat – Centino first appeared…

On Christmas Eve, ‘Odette’ death toll climbs to 326 – NDRRMC – Manila Bulletin – Manila News

The festive mood of Christmas Eve was dampened as the number of Filipinos who died due to typhoon Odette rose to 326, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported Friday, Dec. 24. Surigao City after typhoon “Odette.” (Photo courtesy of Jilson Tiu/Greenpeace) In its latest situational report, the NDRRMC said 14 cases were already confirmed while 312 were still undergoing validation after Odette ravaged Visayas, Mindanao, and…

Government urged to ensure children’s welfare in ‘Odette’ relief, rehab efforts – Manila News

MANILA, Philippines — Reelectionist Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian on Thursday urged several government agencies to uphold the safety and welfare of children in areas ravaged by Typhoon Odette.  Odette, the strongest typhoon to sweep across the Philippines this year, left 258 reported dead and 568 injured, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council. The NDRRMC is still validating most of these reports.  Around 15 million learners in 35,698…

Active cases down to 9.9K; new recoveries at 523 – Manila News

(File photo courtesy of NegOcc-San Carlos City Information Office) MANILA – The country’s active cases went down to 9,924 on Saturday as the Department of Health (DOH) logged 291 new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) patients and 523 new recoveries. In its latest case bulletin, the DOH recorded 106 new fatalities, raising the death toll to 50,675. The new infections are lower than the 582 daily new cases reported on the…