Monday, June 14, 2021
₱442M OCD pandemic response in question | Headline PH

₱442M OCD pandemic response in question

  During the pandemic, the Commission on Audit (COA) says, the Government allows negotiated procurement under the Government Procurement Policy Board (GPPB) Circular 01-2020, but it still requires a valid contract that will support the...
Can we count on DOE when blackouts happen?—Pimentel | Headline PH

Can we count on DOE when blackouts happen?—Pimentel

  Senator Emmanuel Pacquiao, in a privilege speech, calls out the ineptitude of Department of Secretary Alfonso Cusi after the Luzon power grid was raised on red alert that caused rotational blackouts in most areas...
Pacquiao cites ill effects of blackouts, bats Cusi | Headline PH

Pacquiao cites ill effects of blackouts, bats Cusi

  Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi, based on Senator Emmanuel Pacquiao's privilege speech on Wednesday, was in Cebu presiding over a PDP-Laban (Partido ng Demokratikong Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan) party council meeting when the Luzon grid was...
LGUs told to find spacious areas for MGCQ violators | Headline PH

LGUs told to find spacious areas for MGCQ violators

  The Departments of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Justice (DOJ), and the Philippine National Police recently signed a joint memorandum circular that calls for local government units (LGUs) to designate appropriate places for quarantine...
Robredo pushes multilateral approach in WPS dispute | Headline PH

Robredo pushes multilateral approach in WPS dispute

  The Vice President has been pushing for a multilateral approach since 2016, urging the government to work with other countries to effectively stand up against Beijing’s actions in disputed maritime territories.   MANILA — If all...
Govt urged to resist China’s expansion in WPS | Headline PH

Govt urged to resist China’s expansion in West Philippine Sea

  At least 82 Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) alumni belonging to different classes have signed a statement calling on the Government to use all available diplomatic and legal tools to resist China’s creeping invasion...
PH stands firm for full respect, adherence to international law | Headline PH

PH stands firm for full respect, adherence to international law

MANILA — Unthreatened by the presence of hundreds of China's militia ships, the Philippines has reiterated its call for respect and adherence to international law in the West Philippine Sea. In a press statement on...
Lowered rice tariffs totally unjustified—agri groups | | Headline PH

Lowered rice tariffs totally unjustified—agri groups

   On 15 May, President Rodrigo Duterte signed Executive Order (EO) 135 upon the recommendation of the National Economic Development Authority (Neda) to temporarily reduce the Most Favored Nation (MFN) tariff rates on imported rice...
Impeachment raps vs Leonen sent to House justice committee | Headline PH

Impeachment raps vs Leonen sent to House justice committee

MANILA — Impeachment complaint against Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen is formally turned to the House Committee on Justice. Representatives of the lower chamber 'overwhelmingly' adopted the motion for the House to send the...
China is not in full possession of WPS—Del Rosario | Headline PH

China is not in full possession of WPS—Del Rosario

  MANILA — Former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario checks President Rodrigo Duterte's statement that China is in possession of the West Philippine Sea. That statement is incorrect, he says, and is one of...

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Costs of power outages charged to users | Headline PH

Costs of power outages charged to users @ ₱0.0798/kWh

  There are two factors that pushed up wholesale electricity market prices (WESM) charges: the increase in Luzon demand and the simultaneous generation plant outages,...
WHO uses a new naming system for COVID-19 variants | Headline PH

WHO uses a new naming system for COVID-19 variants

In a bid to avoid stigmatizing any country for detecting and reporting variants, the World Health Organization decides to rename variants first detected in...
MRT3, LRT1 provide free train rides, 7-9AM, 5-7PM | Headline PH

MRT3, LRT1 provide free train rides, 7-9AM, 5-7PM

  Is a city tour by train from end to end in your plans today? Just saying.   MANILA — The Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT3) and...