Saturday, August 8, 2020

Downside of Duterte’s ‘populist’ stance glaring in his SONA

While the whole nation expected President Duterte to tackle plans to combat the viral disease in SONA, he used it instead as a platform to air his rants against his critics and political enemies. In...

Palace: No mention of Marawi during Duterte’s SONA since rehab already underway

President Rodrigo Duterte didn’t mention the state of war-torn Marawi City during his fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA) because its rehabilitation is already ongoing, the Palace explained. The statement came after Basilan Representative...

AFP welcomes Duterte’s call to pass military pension reform at SONA

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) lauded President Rodrigo Duterte for his call to pass the military pension reform in his fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA). AFP Spokesperson Major General Edgard Arevalo...

Poe warns DITO Telecommunity of franchise revocation if it fails to deliver promises

Senator Grace Poe warned DITO Telecommunity of possible franchise revocation should it fail to deliver its first-year commitment by July 2021. “Kung hindi pa sila talagang nakakapagbigay ng kanilang mga prinomeso, e maaari na...

Bato pushes for revival of death penalty amid COVID-19 crisis

Senator Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa said in his privilege speech that drug problem is also a "global pandemic," adding that he can multitask and deliberate on measures seeking the return of death penalty amid...

Duterte pushes for revival of death penalty in PH

President Rodrigo Duterte pushed for the return of capital punishment in the Philippines by lethal injection for heinous crimes related to illegal drugs. “I reiterate the swift passage of a law reviving the death...

Duterte promotes ‘Plant, Plant, Plant’ program at SONA

In his fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA), President Rodrigo Duterte talked about the importance of the “Plant, Plant, Plant” program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the vital role it plays...

Gov’t aims to boost local health system by hiring 20,000 medical professionals in 2021

In his fifth State of the Nation Address, President Rodrigo Duterte bared the government’s plan to hire more than 20,000 health professionals for improved medical assistance especially to residents of isolated and disadvantaged areas. Duterte...

Duterte’s SONA receives criticisms from various sectoral groups

The fifth State of the Nation Address of President Rodrigo Duterte drew negative reactions from progressive and sectoral groups seeking for the government’s more concrete plans to curb the rising coronavirus infections in the...

Lockdowns may have hurt economy but prevented millions of infections — Duterte

President Rodrigo Duterte declared at his fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA) that imposing one of the world’s strictest lockdowns may have hurt the Philippines' economy but it prevented 1.3 to 3.5 million...

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Gov’t sets P20-billion COVID-19 vaccine budget for 20 million Filipinos

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Confident that China will prioritize the Philippines and a COVID-19 vaccine will be developed by December, the Duterte administration said it has enough funds to...

2-week MECQ may reduce COVID-19 cases to more than 50,000

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Reverting to the two-week modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) might be able to reduce the number of COVID-19 infections to more than 50,000, according...

PNP vows to impose stricter checkpoints under MECQ

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The Philippine National Police (PNP) has ordered more checkpoints in areas under the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ). All police commanders and units were ordered...