Monday, June 14, 2021

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 per day or P365-million per year if they are found...

Netizens slam infrastructure epals anew

In the Philippines, seeing the names of politicians printed or embossed on multi-million infrastructure projects is not a new thing. In the city or municipal gymnasiums, where amateur inter-barangay basketball league usually happens, the political...

Seriously, when are we going to get our shot?

From a single positive case of COVID-19 back in January -- a 38-year-old female Chinese national from Wuhan -- the Philippines case count as of writing breached the 458,000 mark, according to the report...

To celebrate New Year’s eve ‘with a bang,’ in silence or not at all

Starting the New Year right or "with a bang" in the Philippines means making ear-splitting noise through fireworks and firecrackers as the clock strikes at 12:01 AM. As they say it, "the louder, the...

Are teachers, learners ready to face face-to-face classes now?

Following President Rodrigo Duterte's directive to suspend face-to-face classes until a COVID-19 vaccine becomes available, schools in the Philippines opened in the middle of a raging pandemic using distance learning – a mix of online...

How willing Filipinos to get vaccinated against COVID-19 once they are already available?

Remember when at the height of the Dengvaxia controversy, parents, fearful that a vaccine shot could kill their children in an instant, decided not to sign a waiver seeking their permission to have them...

COVID-19 silent spreaders: Children should stay indoors amid pandemic despite less restrictions

The Philippines has so far tallied 451,839 COVID-19 cases, with 8,812 deaths linked to the virus. Some 418,867 people have recovered from the viral disease but over 24,160 are still fighting the infection. Nowadays, as...

The law applies to all otherwise none at all

In the Philippines and probably in all countries administered by a government -- be it a democracy, monarchy, authoritarian, totalitarian, and other forms of government -- officials often escape a judicious verdict from courts. Yes,...

Instead of support, farmers and fishermen get broken promises

At the crack of dawn in the Philippines' rural areas rich in vast fields to farm and boundless seas to trawl fish from, farmers and fisherfolks could already be seen preparing their carabaos and...

This Matters: PH slides down to 27th spot in global English proficiency ranking

At the end of a school semester, university professors would usually require their students to pass an in-depth research paper containing their knowledge about a certain assigned topic they themselves studied for a couple...

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  There are two factors that pushed up wholesale electricity market prices (WESM) charges: the increase in Luzon demand and the simultaneous generation plant outages,...
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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...