Philippines



Velasco to Cayetano: Honor term-sharing deal

MARINDUQUE Rep. Lord Allan Velasco called on Speaker Alan Cayetano to honor the term-sharing deal brokered by President Rodrigo Duterte concerning the top post at the House of Representatives. “Let us uphold the agreement as this was made ‘for God an
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Velasco to Cayetano: Honor term-sharing deal

MARINDUQUE Rep. Lord Allan Velasco called on Speaker Alan Cayetano to honor the term-sharing deal brokered by President Rodrigo Duterte concerning the top post at the House of Representatives. “Let us uphold the agreement as this was made ‘for God and our Country 1521”. I have always intended to honor the agreement. We all should. […]

Duterte advised: Don’t resign but apply anti-graft laws to ‘friends, foes’

SEN. Panfilo Lacson on Tuesday said instead of resigning, President Rodrigo Duterte only needs to be consistent in applying the anti-graft and corruption laws to “both” friends and foes. The senator made the remark in reaction to the PresidentR
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Duterte advised: Don’t resign but apply anti-graft laws to ‘friends, foes’

SEN. Panfilo Lacson on Tuesday said instead of resigning, President Rodrigo Duterte only needs to be consistent in applying the anti-graft and corruption laws to “both” friends and foes. The senator made the remark in reaction to the President’s pronouncement Monday night that he had offered to resign due to his frustration on rampant corruption […]

Duterte to meet Cayetano, Velasco over Speakership row — Palace

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte will meet with Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano and Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco later on Tuesday, his spokesman said. Secretary Harry Roque told The Manila Times in a text message that the meeting will be at 6 p.m.The meeting will
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Duterte to meet Cayetano, Velasco over Speakership row — Palace

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte will meet with Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano and Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco later on Tuesday, his spokesman said. Secretary Harry Roque told The Manila Times in a text message that the meeting will be at 6 p.m.The meeting will be conducted amid the brewing tension in the House of Representatives after […]

Palace suspends work in executive branch

Malacañang suspended work on Monday in government offices under the executive branch in line with the celebration of the Kainang Pamilya Mahalaga Day (Family Mealtime Importance Day). Under Memorandum Circular 80, work will be suspended starting 3:30 p,m. o
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Palace suspends work in executive branch

Malacañang suspended work on Monday in government offices under the executive branch in line with the celebration of the Kainang Pamilya Mahalaga Day (Family Mealtime Importance Day). Under Memorandum Circular 80, work will be suspended starting 3:30 p,m. on Monday, September 28. However, agencies whose functions involve the delivery of basic and health services, response […]

Paulo Avelino, Zanjoe Marudo, Arci Muñoz and Angelica Panganiban reveal true colors in new show

A kidnapping incident will test the characters of Paulo Avelino, Zanjoe Marudo, Arci Muñoz, and Angelica Panganiban and the values they hold dear in ABS-CBN’s new action-drama series “Walang Hanggang Paalam,” which makes its global premiere today, Sept
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Paulo Avelino, Zanjoe Marudo, Arci Muñoz and Angelica Panganiban reveal true colors in new show

A kidnapping incident will test the characters of Paulo Avelino, Zanjoe Marudo, Arci Muñoz, and Angelica Panganiban and the values they hold dear in ABS-CBN’s new action-drama series “Walang Hanggang Paalam,” which makes its global premiere today, September 28. Filipinos worldwide will be able to watch and begin the series at the same time as […]

Change in quarantine status not certain yet – DOH  

The Department of Health on Monday said “nothing is certain” on the possible change of quarantine status in Metro Manila next month despite the decline in the number of Coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases. Dr. Anthony Leachon, former vice chairman
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Change in quarantine status not certain yet – DOH  

The Department of Health on Monday said “nothing is certain” on the possible change of quarantine status in Metro Manila next month despite the decline in the number of Coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases. Dr. Anthony Leachon, former vice chairman of the Inter-Agency Task Force,  and the UP Octa Research team earlier proposed the extension of the […]

Pacquiao to fight McGregor in 2021

INTERNATIONAL boxing icon and lawmaker Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao is set to fight former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight and lightweight champion Conor McGregor next year. This was disclosed by Jayke Joson, a special assistant of Pacquia
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Pacquiao to fight McGregor in 2021

INTERNATIONAL boxing icon and lawmaker Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao is set to fight former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight and lightweight champion Conor McGregor next year. This was disclosed by Jayke Joson, a special assistant of Pacquiao. “For the sake of all the Filipino Covid-19 victims, Sen. Manny Pacquiao will be fighting UFC superstar Conor McGregor […]

Celtics control second half, top Heat to win Game 5 in East

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida: Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics clearly are not ready to see the world that exists outside the NBA’s restart bubble. And a big second half extended their stay at Walt Disney World. Tatum had 31 points and 10 rebounds, Jaylen B
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Celtics control second half, top Heat to win Game 5 in East

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida: Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics clearly are not ready to see the world that exists outside the NBA’s restart bubble. And a big second half extended their stay at Walt Disney World. Tatum had 31 points and 10 rebounds, Jaylen Brown added 28 points and the Celtics staved off elimination […]

Success in service

Massive job losses and the economic slump due to Covid-19 led this manpower executive to seek a new opportunity for displaced workers. He found it in a new, food-centered delivery app that promotes homemade products and natural talent for whipping up meals
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Success in service

Massive job losses and the economic slump due to Covid-19 led this manpower executive to seek a new opportunity for displaced workers. He found it in a new, food-centered delivery app that promotes homemade products and natural talent for whipping up meals “just like mom made it.” Bright ideas are getting harder to come by […]

Home property prices up 27% in April-June

Residential property values reached another all-time high as prices across all types of housing units accelerated in the second quarter of the year on greater demand and costs, data from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) showed on Friday. The central bank
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Home property prices up 27% in April-June

Residential property values reached another all-time high as prices across all types of housing units accelerated in the second quarter of the year on greater demand and costs, data from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) showed on Friday. The central bank’s Residential Real Estate Price Index (RREPI) picked up by 27.1 percent to 149.4 […]

‘Hot money’ outflows dive to 14-month low

Foreign portfolio investments that left the country sank to its lowest in 14 months in August on lingering uncertainties over the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). Data from the central bank show
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‘Hot money’ outflows dive to 14-month low

Foreign portfolio investments that left the country sank to its lowest in 14 months in August on lingering uncertainties over the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). Data from the central bank showed on Friday that net outflows of these investments, or “hot money” — so named because […]

Bong Go aids pro, nonpro leagues resume games

AFTER giving the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) a little push, Sen. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go said he is also willing to help nonprofessional and semiprofessional leagues get government approval for resuming games. Go, the chairman of the Se
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Bong Go aids pro, nonpro leagues resume games

AFTER giving the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) a little push, Sen. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go said he is also willing to help nonprofessional and semiprofessional leagues get government approval for resuming games. Go, the chairman of the Senate sports committee, was instrumental in the decision of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging […]

Nur Misuari among 500 ‘most influential Muslims of 2020’

ZAMBOANGA CITY: Nur Misuari, chairman of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), is among the 500 “most influential Muslims” of 2020. Misuari was listed alongside religious scholars and heads of state in a 283-page book entitled “The Muslim 5
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Nur Misuari among 500 ‘most influential Muslims of 2020’

ZAMBOANGA CITY: Nur Misuari, chairman of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), is among the 500 “most influential Muslims” of 2020. Misuari was listed alongside religious scholars and heads of state in a 283-page book entitled “The Muslim 500 – World’s 500 most influential Muslims 2020”. In its introductory, “The Muslim 500 – World’s 500 […]

Budget gap shrank to P40B in August

The government’s budget deficit narrowed to P40 billion in August on the muted increase in spending and decline in revenues, according to the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr). Data from the Treasury bureau showed on Wednesday that the gap was lower than the P14
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Budget gap shrank to P40B in August

The government’s budget deficit narrowed to P40 billion in August on the muted increase in spending and decline in revenues, according to the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr). Data from the Treasury bureau showed on Wednesday that the gap was lower than the P140.20-billion shortfall in July, but higher that the P2.5-billion deficit a year […]

Duterte: PH rejects attempts to ‘undermine’ arbitral ruling on South China Sea

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte reiterated the Philippines’ commitment to resolve the disputes in the South China Sea in accordance with the international law and the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). In his speech during the high-leve
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Duterte: PH rejects attempts to ‘undermine’ arbitral ruling on South China Sea

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte reiterated the Philippines’ commitment to resolve the disputes in the South China Sea in accordance with the international law and the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). In his speech during the high-level general debate at the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly aired early Wednesday, […]

Duterte vows to uphold human rights, hits anti-govt ‘interest groups’

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte vowed that the Philippines would continue to protect the rights of its people as he took a swipe at “interest groups” seeking “to discredit the functioning institutions and mechanisms of a democratic country and a p
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Duterte vows to uphold human rights, hits anti-govt ‘interest groups’

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte vowed that the Philippines would continue to protect the rights of its people as he took a swipe at “interest groups” seeking “to discredit the functioning institutions and mechanisms of a democratic country and a popularly elected government”. Duterte renewed this commitment during his speech at a high-level general debate at the […]

Duterte calls for UN reforms, equal access to Covid vaccine

SAYING the United Nations (UN) “remains humanity’s essential Organization,” President Rodrigo Duterte called for reforms as the international body finds itself saddled by the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic that “has taken man
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Duterte calls for UN reforms, equal access to Covid vaccine

SAYING the United Nations (UN) “remains humanity’s essential Organization,” President Rodrigo Duterte called for reforms as the international body finds itself saddled by the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic that “has taken many lives and wrecked economies and social order.” In his speech during the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) aired early Wednesday, Duterte said […]

Concepcion eyes breath testing

Presidential adviser for entrepreneurship Jose Maria Concepcion 3rd is eyeing the use of breath testing for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). In a statement, he said the breath testing method from Israel-based BioSafety Technologies Ltd. will complemen
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Concepcion eyes breath testing

Presidential adviser for entrepreneurship Jose Maria Concepcion 3rd is eyeing the use of breath testing for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). In a statement, he said the breath testing method from Israel-based BioSafety Technologies Ltd. will complement saliva testing in detecting Covid-19 cases, particularly in the tourism sector and micro, small, medium enterprises (MSMEs). Concepcion […]

Trump, new Japan PM Suga discuss ‘free and open Indo-Pacific’

WASHINGTON, D.C.: US President Donald Trump on Sunday spoke to Japan’s new prime minister, Yoshihide Suga, to congratulate him on taking office and to discuss a “free and open Indo-Pacific” region, which is increasingly dominated by China. &
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Trump, new Japan PM Suga discuss ‘free and open Indo-Pacific’

WASHINGTON, D.C.: US President Donald Trump on Sunday spoke to Japan’s new prime minister, Yoshihide Suga, to congratulate him on taking office and to discuss a “free and open Indo-Pacific” region, which is increasingly dominated by China. “The two leaders discussed the importance of pursuing our shared vision of a free and open Indo-Pacific, continuing […]

6.1 magnitude quake shakes Surigao del Sur

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit Surigao del Sur early Monday morning, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. The quake’s epicenter was located 66 kilometers (km) northeast of Bayabas town. Minutes after, a magnitude 5.3 aftersho
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6.1 magnitude quake shakes Surigao del Sur

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit Surigao del Sur early Monday morning, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. The quake’s epicenter was located 66 kilometers (km) northeast of Bayabas town. Minutes after, a magnitude 5.3 aftershock occurred in the same place, according to PHIVOLCS chief Renato Solidum. Tectonic in origin, the quake had […]

US TikTok, WeChat ban starts

NEW YORK: The United States on Friday (Saturday in Manila) ordered a ban on downloads of popular video app TikTok and effectively blocked the use of the Chinese super-app WeChat on national security grounds, escalating a fight with Beijing over technology. Un
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US TikTok, WeChat ban starts

NEW YORK: The United States on Friday (Saturday in Manila) ordered a ban on downloads of popular video app TikTok and effectively blocked the use of the Chinese super-app WeChat on national security grounds, escalating a fight with Beijing over technology. Under the order, the Tencent-owned WeChat app would lose functionality in the US from […]

Message maven

Her grandparents may have worked in government, but this former TV reporter was not keen on echoing their legacy at first. That is, until she realized she could use her communication skills to help public servants get their message across to their constituent
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Message maven

Her grandparents may have worked in government, but this former TV reporter was not keen on echoing their legacy at first. That is, until she realized she could use her communication skills to help public servants get their message across to their constituents and media. ABOUT ME ROLE MODEL Sergio de Mello, the United Nations […]

PH Covid cases up to 283K with 3,962 new infections–DoH

THE Philippines logged 3,962 new cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) on Saturday, the Department of Health (DoH) said. This figure raises the total number of infections to 283,460, of which 68,645 are active. Of the active cases, 96.4 percent ar
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PH Covid cases up to 283K with 3,962 new infections–DoH

THE Philippines logged 3,962 new cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) on Saturday, the Department of Health (DoH) said. This figure raises the total number of infections to 283,460, of which 68,645 are active. Of the active cases, 96.4 percent are mild and asymptomatic, 2.5 percent are critical and 1.1 percent severe. Metro Manila […]

Gilas to enter FIBA ‘bubble’

GILAS Pilipinas is set to enter the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) “bubble” or isolated, sanitized zone with the return of the next two windows for the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers, scheduled in November 2020 and February 2021. Although it i
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Gilas to enter FIBA ‘bubble’

GILAS Pilipinas is set to enter the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) “bubble” or isolated, sanitized zone with the return of the next two windows for the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers, scheduled in November 2020 and February 2021. Although it is too soon for it to make any further comments, the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas […]

Roque: Duterte eyes PhilHealth abolition

President Rodrigo Duterte gave the newly installed Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) chief, Dante Gierran, until December to reform the embattled agency. At a televised briefing on Thursday, Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. confirmed that the Pre
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Roque: Duterte eyes PhilHealth abolition

President Rodrigo Duterte gave the newly installed Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) chief, Dante Gierran, until December to reform the embattled agency. At a televised briefing on Thursday, Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. confirmed that the President was considering abolishing PhilHealth if Gierran would fail to rehabilitate the state health insurer by year end. “It is an ultimatum; […]

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