Thursday, January 28, 2021


Duterte seeks business recovery | Types of processed meat

Duterte seeks business recovery, retains tariff on MDM

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte seeks to help businesses recover despite the pandemic and signs Executive Order 123 to retain tariff on imports of mechanically deboned meat (MDM) of chicken and turkey. Said tariff...

BLACKPINK drone show glitched, BLINK fans cry sabotage

Telecommunications giant Globe prepared a fabulous drone display Friday night to kick off the K-pop group sensation BLACKPINK's "The Show,” its first livestream concert this coming 31 January. But the BLACKPINIK drone show suffered...
PH expansion levels back | Banknotes and construction

PH expansion levels back by 2022, says economist

MANILA — Expansion levels experienced before the pandemic will be back by 2022 says economist from Standard Chartered Bank-Asia. “Government spending on infrastructure, among others, is key,” he adds. Standard Chartered Bank for Asia economist...
CHR_Protect children from abuse | Children on camera

CHR: Protect children from all forms of abuse

MANILA — As the world celebrates the International Day of Education, the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) calls for more stringent measures to ensure that children are protected from all forms of abuse, as...
ISPs must explain failure to block child pornography sites | A cyber criminal working in the dark

ISPs must explain failure to block child porn sites

MANILA — Amid the pandemic, the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) seeks explanation from internet service providers (ISPs) for their failure to install technology that will block access to websites that contain materials on child...

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China oil diplomacy | An oil refinery Nigeria

China’s oil diplomacy feeds its surging oil demands

ABUJA, NIGERIA — Western governments have expressed concern over China’s active presence and oil diplomacy in the Dark Continent. Until 2000, China’s presence in...

Finance execs to Congress: Focus on economic recovery, not Cha-cha

MANILA — Top financial executives strongly oppose moves for charter change (Cha-cha) as a solution to the global pandemic and the economic downturn resulting...
Tokyo Olympics privately canceled | A man passing by a large signage of Tokyo 2020

Tokyo Olympics privately canceled

The Japanese government earlier today accepts in private that the Tokyo Olympics cannot push through and has to be canceled because of the coronavirus...

Confirmation of whether UK COVID-19 variant has entered PH set in mid-January 2021

Philippine Genome Center (PGC) Executive Director Dr. Cynthia Saloma said that the confirmation on whether the new COVID-19 variant circulating in the United Kingdom...

Duterte administration must answer all questions regarding the unauthorized vaccination of top officials, soldiers...

Senators raised Wednesday questions on the delayed vaccine rollout after President Rodrigo Duterte revealed last week that some members of the Presidential Security Group...

Leave behind 2020 and welcome 2021 with health and environment in mind

With just a few hours left until we finally bid farewell to a horrifyingly wicked year that is 2020, environmental health group EcoWaste Coalition...

AFP to rally behind soldiers who got first dibs of ‘smuggled’ COVID-19 vaccines

Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Spokesperson Major General Edgard Arevalo said that the country's military force would rally behind the soldiers who got...

LP, Makabayan bloc slam Duterte’s surprise naming of solons accused of corruption

Opposition lawmakers and the Liberal Party (LP) dismissed President Rodrigo Duterte's surprise namedropping of nine current and former House members who are allegedly involved...

ACT Philipppines demands anew for comprehensive pandemic response

The Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) Philippines urged the Duterte administration and the Department of Education (DepEd) to take more “proactive measures” against COVID-19...

Duterte’s security team, top gov’t officials get COVID-19 vaccines without FDA approval

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Director General Eric Domingo said that the news that some members of President Rodrigo Duterte’s security team and other...

Solon wants to fine telcos P1 million per day for failing to reach internet...

Makati City Rep. Luis Campos, Jr. filed House Bill 7479 which would allow the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to penalize telecommunications companies P1 million...

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