Philippines Report
Gilas Pilipinas suffers 46-point beatdown vs New Zealand

Gilas Pilipinas suffers 46-point beatdown vs New Zealand

Gilas Pilipinas absorbed a 46-point blowout to New Zealand, 106-60, in the Fiba World Cup 2023 Asian qualifiers on Thursday at Eventfinda Stadium in Auckland. The Tall Blacks pounced on the undermanned Philippine men’s basketball sweep to complete a four-game [...]

July 1, 2022 News
Salmonella found in world's biggest chocolate plant

Salmonella found in world’s biggest chocolate plant

Salmonella bacteria have been discovered in the world’s biggest chocolate plant, run by Swiss giant Barry Callebaut in the Belgian town of Wieze, the firm said on Thursday. A company spokesman told Agence France-Presse that production had been halted at [...]

July 1, 2022 Business
How Duterte’s time in power shook up the Philippines

How Duterte’s time in power shook up the Philippines

The Punisher. Dirty Harry. Donald Trump of the East. These were nicknames given to President Rodrigo Duterte, a fiery populist who waged a deadly war on drugs in the Philippines. Elected in 2016, he scrambled the country’s international loyalties, shook [...]

July 1, 2022 News
Marcos, Duterte share stage on inauguration

Marcos, Duterte share stage on inauguration

Amid the unpredictable weather, Vice President Sara Duterte attended President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.’s inauguration at the National Museum on Thursday, June 30, as the tandem starts an administration anchored on the promise of unity and change. Marcos praised Duterte, [...]

July 1, 2022 News
Marcos' economic message leaves businesses wanting for more

Marcos’ economic message leaves businesses wanting for more

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. repeated his calls for “unity” as he promised in his inaugural address to rebuild the economy with his “all-inclusive plan” that, up to this point, remains obscure. In a speech on Thursday that lasted for almost [...]

July 1, 2022 Headlines
Cebu City to resume full in-person classes

Cebu City to resume full in-person classes

All schools in this city have been allowed to resume in-person classes for their students, two years after physical learning sessions were halted due to the coronavirus pandemic. Mayor Michael Rama on Wednesday signed Executive Order No. 174 that allowed [...]

June 30, 2022 Education, Headlines
SC stops Guanzon substitution as P3PWD Party-list rep

SC stops Guanzon substitution as P3PWD Party-list rep

The Supreme Court (SC) issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the implementation of the Commission on Elections’ (Comelec) decision approving the substitution of the original nominees of P3PWD Partylist led by former Comelec commissioner Rowena Amelia Guanzon. In a [...]

June 30, 2022 News
Marcos Jr to be sworn in as Philippine president

Marcos Jr to be sworn in as Philippine president

The son of the Philippines’ late dictator Ferdinand Marcos will be sworn in as president Thursday, completing a decades-long effort to restore the clan to the country’s highest office. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr, 64, won last month’s elections by a [...]

June 30, 2022 News
GOCCs remit P374.5-B dividends

GOCCs remit P374.5-B dividends

Because of the reallocation of funds amid the pandemic, government-owned and -controlled corporations’ (GOCCs) total cash dividends during the six-year Duterte administration reached a record P374.54 billion, up 127 percent from the Aquino government’s P164.81 billion, according to the Department [...]

June 30, 2022 Business
President Duterte spends final day meeting foreign officials

President Duterte spends final day meeting foreign officials

President Duterte spent his last full day as chief executive meeting with key officials of foreign governments and his political allies in PDP-Laban. Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan and Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayasi were scheduled to call on Duterte [...]

June 30, 2022 Headlines