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BBM doing very well in first 100 days

‘BBM doing very well in first 100 days’

As President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. marks the first 100 days of his presidency, Malacañang on Friday vouched for his competence to lead the country, saying the Chief Executive “does very well” in fulfilling his mandate. During a Laging Handa [...]

August 13, 2022 News, Politics
Mandaue to deploy e-buses soon

Mandaue to deploy e-buses soon

Mandaue City will soon implement the use of electric buses following an ordinance approved by the Mandaue City Council that mandates using environment-friendly transport units to address the city’s environmental problems. Edwin Jumao-as, Traffic Enforcement Agency of Mandaue (Team) head, [...]

August 13, 2022 News
Marcos wants improved coordination on food production, distribution

Marcos wants improved coordination on food production, distribution

President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. highlighted the importance of better coordination mechanisms between the national and local governments in the area of food supply. Marcos said this during his meeting with members of the League of Provinces of the Philippines [...]

August 13, 2022 News
13 drug rehab program graduates get assistance

13 drug rehab program graduates get assistance

At least 12 drug users from Barangay Subabasbas and one from Barangay Talima who graduated from the Community-Based Drug Rehabilitation Program (CBDRP) were granted livelihood cash assistance from the Lapu-Lapu City Social Welfare and Development (CSWDO). City of Lapu-Lapu Substance [...]

August 12, 2022 News
WB ‘eager’ to support PH digitalization push

WB ‘eager’ to support PH digitalization push

The World Bank is eager on supporting the government’s bid to digitalize services and modernize the bureaucracy, the Department of Finance (DOF) said. In a statement Thursday, Aug. 11, Finance Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno said the Washington-based multilateral institution was [...]

August 12, 2022 Business, News
Fil-Am player Jalen Green

NBA player Jalen Green returns to Manila

Fil-Am player Jalen Green of the Houston Rockets is back in Manila! Green arrived in Manila this morning as he will be hosted by sports and lifestyle brand adidas for the JG4 Manila Tour, where the brand will take him [...]

August 11, 2022 News, Sports
Drug lord's trustee mastermind of 2 drug suspects

Drug lord’s trustee mastermind of 2 drug suspects

The police revealed that a trustee of a drug lord is the alleged mastermind of two former inmates who were arrested in a drug bust at 9 p.m. Wednesday, August 10, 2022, in Sitio San Vicente, Barangay Bulacao, Cebu City. [...]

August 11, 2022 News
Marcos rejects proposal to import 300,000 MT of sugar

Marcos rejects proposal to import 300,000 MT of sugar

President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has rejected the proposal to import 300,000 metric tons (MT) of sugar amid the rising prices of the commodity. Press Secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles confirmed the decision of the President on Wednesday, Aug. 10. “The President [...]

August 11, 2022 Business, News
Marcos lauds Filipino para athletes

Marcos lauds Filipino para athletes

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. recently hailed the differently abled Filipino athletes who displayed courage and grit to earn podium finishes in the recently held 2022 ASEAN Para Games in Indonesia. “Binabati natin ang ating mga kampeon sa katatapos lamang na [...]

August 10, 2022 News
Lapu City Council set to discuss standard tricycle fare rate

Lapu City Council set to discuss standard tricycle fare rate

Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan is yet to approve an ordinance establishing a standard tricycle fare rate for all. The Lapu-Lapu City Council is set to pass Wednesday, August 10, the petition for the tricycle rate ordinance after a [...]

August 10, 2022 News