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prisoner Reina Mae Nasino

Manila court allows jailed activist Nasino to go on 3-day furlough to bury baby

The Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 47 today allowed political prisoner Reina Mae Nasino to go on a three-day furlough to attend the burial of infant daughter River Nasino, who died recently of pneumonia. Reina’s furlough will begin tomorrow and [...]

October 13, 2020 News
Philippines' House of Representatives

Philippine Congress standoff ends as 1 of 2 speakers quits

The leader of the Philippines' House of Representatives announced his resignation Tuesday, ending a standoff with a rival speaker that has stalled the passage of next year’s budget, including funds for fighting the coronavirus pandemic. House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano [...]

October 13, 2020 News
arrest beggars

DILG urged to go after high-profile ECQ violators amid proposal to arrest beggars

Cases of other high-profile quarantine violations surfaced after Interior and Local Government Undersecretary Martin Diño said that street beggars should be arrested by authorities since they could potentially spread coronavirus. The government official in an online news forum on Sunday encouraged the [...]

October 12, 2020 News
13th month pay

Malacañang kinontra ang DOLE, ibigay ang 13th month pay kahit pandemya

Bawal dahil sa batas — ‘yan ang reaksyon ni presidential spokesperson Harry Roque, Lunes, sa inilulutang na planong ipagpaliban ang pamimigay ng 13th month pay sa gitna ng coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Ika-8 kasi ng Oktubre nang sabihin ni Labor Secretary [...]

October 12, 2020 News
SIDEWALK vendors

Sidewalk vendors offer to police ranks so they can go back selling

SIDEWALK vendors in Cebu City have come up with health measures to be implemented should they be allowed to operate again. City Councilor Dave Tumulak, chairman of the task force created by Mayor Edgardo Labella to study the sidewalk vendors’ [...]

October 12, 2020 News
Manila bay rehab

Mangroves, not dolomite: UP group offers help in ‘science-based’ Manila bay rehab

Instead of overlaying Manila Bay’s shoreline with crushed dolomite rocks, the government should invest in rehabilitating mangroves as part of the solutions to its woes, according to UP. Instead of overlaying Manila Bay’s shoreline with crushed dolomite rocks, the government [...]

October 9, 2020 News
landslide sa Lake Sebu

60 pamilya nagsilikas dahil sa landslide sa Lake Sebu

UMAABOT sa 60 pamilya ang nagsilikas dahil sa peligro ng landslide sa Sitio Tuburan, Barangay Ned, Lake Sebu, South Cotabato. Sa panayam ng Brigada News FM Koronadal kay Roberto Baggong, head ng Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office ng [...]

October 9, 2020 News
Petron Refinery

“Petron Refinery will close if talks with the government will not succeed,” CEO Ramon Ang

Petron Corp., the country’s biggest oil refiner, may shut down its refinery in Bataan if its appeal to the government for a level playing field in the industry will fall on deaf ears, according to its president and CEO Ramon [...]

October 7, 2020 News
#CancelKorea

Why #CancelKorea and #ApologizeToFilipinos are trending in the Philippines

Hashtags #CancelKorea and #ApologizeToFilipinos became trending topics on Twitter as tension between a group of Filipino and Korean netizens grew to fever pitch over the past few days. On Sunday, September 6, 2020, Bella Poarch, a U.S.-born Filipino social-media influencer, was [...]

October 7, 2020 News
Donald Trump returns to White House

Donald Trump returns to White House after four days in hospital, urges people not to be ‘afraid of COVID-19’

 US President Donald Trump returned to the White House Monday night after spending four days at a military hospital where he was treated for coronavirus. Trump, 77, looked healthy. Showing his fitness, Trump in an unusual decision climbed up the [...]

October 7, 2020 News