Duterte to meet Cayetano, Velasco over Speakership row — Palace

Credit to Author: Keith Calayag| Date: Tue, 29 Sep 2020 03:11:17 +0000

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 […]

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Nur Misuari among 500 ‘most influential Muslims of 2020’

Credit to Author: Al Jacinto, TMT| Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2020 19:16:44 +0000

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 […]

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Duterte calls for UN reforms, equal access to Covid vaccine

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 18:48:35 +0000

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 […]

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Duterte approves recommendation to file charges vs ex-PhilHealth chief, others

Credit to Author: Reina C. Tolentino, TMT| Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2020 17:01:42 +0000

President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the recommendation of a task force to file criminal and administrative charges against former Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) President and CEO Ricardo Morales and other officials. The task force recommended that Senior Vice President Jovita Aragona, Officer-in-Charge Calixto Gabuya Jr., and a division chief be charged with graft. President Rodrigo Duterte […]

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Duterte vows to endorse cases vs corrupt PhilHealth execs

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2020 03:22:01 +0000

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has vowed to go after the officials of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) linked to the alleged corruption and anomalies within the agency, saying he himself would endorse the cases against them. In a public address aired on Tuesday, Duterte said he would dedicate the remaining two years of his term […]

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ADB approves $125-M loan to PH to fight Covid

Credit to Author: Anna Leah E. Gonzales| Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2020 02:13:13 +0000

THE Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved a $125 million loan to help the Philippine government prevent and control the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). In a statement on Tuesday, ADB said the Health System Enhancement to Address and Limit (HEAL) Covid-19 Project will enable the Department of Health (DOH) to improve health services […]

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Close to 5,000 new Covid cases up PH count to 187K — DoH 

Credit to Author: Red Mendoza| Date: Sun, 23 Aug 2020 02:14:16 +0000

CLOSE to 5,000 new cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) were recorded in the country on Saturday, bringing the total number of infections to 187,249, the Department of Health (DoH) said. The 4,933 new infections came from 97 out of 109 licensed Covid-19 subnational laboratories across the country.  Of the 187,249 total cases, 69,362 […]

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Duterte urges Filipinos: Emulate Ninoy Aquino’s ‘courage, patriotism’

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2020 04:44:42 +0000

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Friday called on Filipinos to emulate the “courage and patriotism” of Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr., in this time of coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, as he joined the nation in commemorating the former senator’s death anniversary. The nation on Friday observed Ninoy Aquino Day, which marks the assassination of the former senator […]

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Metro mayors agree on 8p.m-5a.m curfew during GCQ

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2020 05:15:50 +0000

MALACANANG on Wednesday announced that a unified curfew from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. will be implemented by local government units (LGUs) in Metro Manila. Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said this was the agreement reached among Metro Manila mayors after President Rodrigo Duterte reverted the National Capital Region, and the nearby provinces of Bulacan, […]

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1 dead, 4 injured after powerful quake hits Masbate

Credit to Author: Dempsey Reyes| Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2020 08:32:11 +0000

ONE person died, four others were injured and several buildings were damaged in a powerful earthquake that shook Masbate province on Tuesday, authorities said. READ: Magnitude 6.5 quake rocks Masbate The fatality was identified as Gilbert Sauro, a retired police colonel, whose three-storey home  at Sitio Alimango of Barangay Concepcion in Cataingan collapsed during the 6.5 […]

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