Tuesday, October 20, 2020

DepEd vs dissent? CHR flags learning module discouraging students to join rallies

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Children deserve to develop critical thinking on issues that affect not only their personal lives but also the government, said Commission on Human Rights (CHR) Spokesperson Atty. Jacqueline Ann de Guia. This statement came after...

Ex-PhilHealth chief Morales files cyber libel complaint vs whistleblower

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Former Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) President and CEO Ricardo Morales filed before the Office of the City Prosecutor in Taguig a cyber libel complaint against Thorrsson Montes Keith, the embattled state insurer's resigned...

Cops intervene in Baby River’s funeral procession

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An advocacy group for political detainees said Friday that the Philippine National Police (PNP) "hijacked" the funeral procession of jailed activist Reina Mae Nasino's 3-month-old daughter, Baby River. Kapatid bared that at least 20 police...

Petroleum activities in West Philippine Sea OK to proceed — Duterte

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Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Alfonso Cusi bared Thursday that President Rodrigo Duterte had approved their recommendation to lift the suspension of petroleum activities in the West Philippine Sea (WPS). “I thank the President for...

Duterte’s economic managers realign unused P6.5B SAP to boost AICS program

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A solon disclosed Thursday that the economic managers of President Rodrigo Duterte have already decided to realign the unused funds from the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) to boost the government's Assistance to Individuals in...

UP GeogSoc urges Antiporda to resign over ‘bayaran kayo’ remark vs UP MSI

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The Geographic Society of the University of the Philippines (UP GeogSoc) on Thursday urged Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Usec. Benny Antiporda to resign over his "bayaran" remark against UP scientists. The group...

UP MSI disproves Antiporda’s claims: gov’t didn’t spend half a billion pesos

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In an interview on Thursday, University of the Philippines Marine Science Institute (UP MSI) Director Dr. Laura David clarified that the amount paid by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) was used...

‘Parang suicide’: Duterte blasts critics blaming him for drug-related killings in PH

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Getting entangled in the illegal drug trade is like committing suicide, President Rodrigo Duterte said in his late-night televised address. Dispelling allegations that he was to blame for the drug-related killings in the country, Duterte...

Telco applications approved increased to 1,215

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In his report to President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday evening, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año said that the number of telecommunication applications that have been approved has increased to...

COA flags NTC for purchasing 44 ‘top-of-the-line’ smartphones

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The Commission on Audit (COA) grilled the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) for purchasing 44 Samsung Galaxy S9 and S10 phones in 2018 and 2019 for P2.1 million. COA's report bared that only four units out...

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PNP to employ new strategy in running after criminals — DILG chief

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Following President Rodrigo Duterte's call to acquire new motorcycles to strengthen the Philippine National Police (PNP)'s capability to prevent and respond to street crimes,...

Nograles renews Duterte’s call for law needed to ensure food security

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Cabinet Secretary and Head of Zero Hunger Task Force Karlo Nograle renewed the government's call for the passage of the National Land Use Act...

Police commanders urged to bolster planning with LGUs

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Following the easing of quarantine restrictions in the country, Joint Task Force COVID Shield Commander Police Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar has ordered local police...