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Govt denies link in illegal smuggling of vegetables | Headline PH

Govt denies link in illegal smuggling of vegetables

  The administration denies the allegations from Senator Panfilo Lacson that it is involved in the smuggling of vegetables from China into the country. “Wala pong inter-agency conspiracy na nangyayari,” Cabinet Secretary and Presidential Spokesperson Karlo...
Bill against early campaigning filed in Congress | Headline PH

Bill against early campaigning filed in Congress

  House Bill 10616, or “An Act Determining the Period of Candidacy for Election Purposes, and Prohibiting Premature Campaigning” was filed recently in the Congress by Bayan Muna representatives. It seeks to keep candidates for next...
Merger of admin forces seen as Go now out of the race | Headline PH

Merger of admin forces seen as Go now out of the race

  The official withdrawal of Senator Christopher Lawrence Go from the race to Malacañan 'signals the consolidation of administration forces to the BBM-Sara UniTeam', said presidential aspirant and former Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr in a...
Deploy nurses over cops in F2F classes—teachers’ group | Headline PH

Deploy nurses over cops in F2F classes—teachers’ group

  The Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) Philippines on Tuesday aired their disapproval over the government’s intention to deploy police forces near schools returning to face-to- face classes. The Philippine National Police claims that this was to...
PH economy shows impressive resilience—ADB | Headline PH

PH economy shows impressive resilience—ADB

  Highly observable in the lens of the economists are the gains the country has reclaimed in a short time despite the recent affliction it underwent during the Delta variant surge. “The Philippine economy has shown...
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Killings prompts call for intensified peace and order agenda | Headline PH

Killings prompts call for intensified peace and order agenda

  Senatorial aspirant Guillermo Eleazar pointed out the importance of maintaining peace and order in the country in a reaction to the recent killing of...
Duterte withdraws from senate race, final list in 2 weeks | Headline PH

Duterte withdraws from senate race, final list in 2 weeks

  President Rodrigo Duterte withdrew his certificate of candidacy (COC) for senator in the 2022 polls, Commission of Elections spokesperson James Jimenez said on Tuesday,...
Postponement of elections 'outright unconstitutional' | Headline PH

Postponement of elections ‘outright unconstitutional’

  A call to postpone the national elections to 2025 was met unfavorably by both the Senate and the Comelec. The Coalition for Life and Democracy...
5.5 magnitude quake rocked Batangas, won't affect Taal | Headline PH

5.5 magnitude quake rocked Batangas, won’t affect Taal

  According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), an earthquake of 5.5 magnitude hit the coast of Batangas on Monday afternoon (December...
DSWD debunks fake news of ₱10k ‘ayuda’ distribution | Headline PH

DSWD debunks fake news of ₱10k ‘ayuda’ distribution

  The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DWSD) recently denied a fake social media post claiming that the agency is distributing ₱10,000 as financial...
MMFF to hold Fluvial Parade of Stars on 19 December | Headline PH

MMFF to hold Fluvial Parade of Stars on 19 December

  With the improving situation in Metro Manila and significant decrease of Covid-19 infections, the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) will hold its first Fluvial...
BSP steps in, vows BDO hacked victims of reimbursements | Headline PH

BSP steps in, vows BDO hacked victims of reimbursements

  The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has stepped in on Sunday, 12 December, to the incidents of unauthorized bank transactions experienced by some Banco De...
Prices of fuel products to increase by over ₱1 this week | Headline PH

Prices of fuel products to increase by over ₱1 this week

  Motorists are in for a round of price adjustments in fuel products and are advised to expect price increases this week.   METRO MANILA, Philippines —...
DoH prepares for 'inevitable' entry of Omicron into PH | Headline PH

DoH prepares for ‘inevitable’ entry of Omicron into PH

  Health officials admitted that despite heightened restrictions on border control, porous borders that provide easy accessibility to travelers could also cause a "high chance"...
PH maritime zones underscored in Congress measures | Headline PH

PH maritime zones underscored in Congress measures

  The Philippines is moving closer to harmonizing its laws with the United Nations Convention of the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) for the protection...

BUSINESS & ECONOMY

Govt denies link in illegal smuggling of vegetables

  The administration denies the allegations from Senator Panfilo Lacson that it is involved in the smuggling of vegetables from China into the country. “Wala pong...
Prices of fuel products to increase by over ₱1 this week | Headline PH

Prices of fuel products to increase by over ₱1 this week

  Motorists are in for a round of price adjustments in fuel products and are advised to expect price increases this week.   METRO MANILA, Philippines — Diesel prices are likely to increase by ₱1.40 to1.50 per...
Govt to borrow ₱300B 'to safeguard fragile recovery' | Headline PH

Govt to borrow ₱300B ‘to safeguard fragile recovery’

  The Government will borrow ₱300 billion from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipnas, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III announced Wednesday. This he said while adding that the National Government will also repay the full amount of...
World Bank raises PH growth forecast to 5.3% | Headline PH

World Bank raises PH growth forecast to 5.3%

  The faster-than expected expansion in the third quarter of the Philippine's economy has prompted the World Bank to raise the country's growth forecast to 5.3 percent, which it reported in its East Asia and...
Govt-public cooperation keeps Omicron at bay | Headline PH

Govt-public cooperation keeps Omicron at bay

  So far, the government’s efforts and the citizenry’s cooperation in following minimum health safety protocols has somehow prevented the entry of the allegedly more contagious Omicron Covid-19 variant since its discovery in South Africa...
Govt should refocus towards confidence-building—NEDA | Headline PH

Govt should refocus towards confidence-building—NEDA

  Economic experts have advised that the focus should now be on restoring confidence so that the may continue on a path to normalcy and recovery. This was especially observed when the government's coronavirus pandemic response...

GOVERNMENT

Postponement of elections ‘outright unconstitutional’

  A call to postpone the national elections to 2025 was met unfavorably by both the Senate and the Comelec. The Coalition for Life and Democracy...
PH maritime zones underscored in Congress measures | Headline PH

PH maritime zones underscored in Congress measures

  The Philippines is moving closer to harmonizing its laws with the United Nations Convention of the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) for the protection of its maritime zones. House Bill 9981, the measure defining maritime...
Gordon seeks transparency in prison deaths | Headline PH

Gordon seeks transparency in prison deaths

  Following the recent mysterious death of former policeman Jonel Nuezca, Senator Richard Gordon seeks the approval of a bill mandating transparency in inmate deaths.   METRO MANILA, Philippines — Senate Justice and Human Rights Committee chair,...
Palace's next move after study on SC ruling on Anti-Terror Law | Headline PH

Palace’s next move after study on SC ruling

  On Thursday, 09 December, Malacañan said it will study the Supreme Court's decision which declared portions of Republic Act 11479 or the Anti-Terrorism Act as unconstitutional. After said study, the palace will determine its next...
Public cooperation needed to win over Covid-19—Eleazar | Headline PH

Public cooperation needed to win over Covid-19—Eleazar

  Former Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Guillermo Eleazar stressed the near possibility of triumphing over the coronavirus pandemic as he cited how Cagayan de Oro City was able to register no new cases of...
Drilling ops a good strat to assert rights over WPS—Solon | Headline PH

Drilling ops a good strat to assert rights over WPS—Solon

  The deep-water drilling project in the Sampaguita gas discovery will assert the country’s rights over the West Philippine Sea said acting chairperson of the House strategic intelligence committee Johnny Pimentel said . This has been...

SCI-TECH

Scammers cannot hide in eSim—Gatchalian

  Warning the public against scammers who may find ways to steal their money digitally, administration senator Sherwin Gatchalian disclosed that he will be pursuing...
Central bank urges public to use digital wallets | Headline PH

Central bank urges public to use digital wallets

  The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is now urging people to adopt digital money instead of physical or fiat money. “Digital wallets offer a safe, efficient, and convenient way to transfer funds to family and...
Globe embarks on nature-based solutions | Headline PH

Globe embarks on nature-based solutions

- —Digital platforms in efforts to achieve Net Zero - According to the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, the world is currently experiencing a rise in global average temperature caused by human-induced greenhouse gases...
DTI tells firms to advance their AI capabilities | Headline PH

DTI tells firms to advance their AI capabilities

  What used to be the domain of sci-fi movies is becoming now a reality as no less than the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has advised companies to put artificial intelligence (AI) at...
DOST undertakes PH formulation of Ivermectin | Headline PH

DOST undertakes PH formulation of Ivermectin

  After a long wait on the study of the most talked-about drug, it's finally here. The Department of Science and Technology (DoST) has announced that it will manufacture its own dose of the anti-parasitic drug...
Herbal supplement, medicine trials lessen mild Covid symptoms | Headline PH

Herbal supplement, medicine trials lessen Covid symptoms

  Di you know that our scientists have found a possible complementary treatment that helps decrease the symptoms of mild COVID-19 cases? As the pandemic extends, aside from the minimum safe protocols health authorities provide to...

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