Philippines Report
Teachers: We’re like ‘solicitors general’ during Brigada drive

Teachers: We’re like ‘solicitors general’ during Brigada drive

Some public school teachers have taken to calling themselves “solicitors general” or “professional beggars,” as they are left with little choice but to seek donations in cash or in kind from students’ parents, alumni, or volunteers to prepare classrooms for [...]

August 11, 2022 Education
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
'Asia's fastest woman' Lydia de Vega succumbs to cancer

‘Asia’s fastest woman’ Lydia de Vega succumbs to cancer

Philippine track and field legend Lydia De Vega-Mercado has died after a years-long battle with breast cancer. She was 57. De Vega-Mercado’s daughter and volleyball player Stephanie Mercado-de Koenigswarter confirmed the news on Wednesday evening. It was also De Vega-Mercado’s [...]

August 11, 2022 Sports
DITO slapped P622-M bill for fraudulent calls

DITO slapped P622-M bill for fraudulent calls

Globe Telecom Inc. wants DITO Telecommunity to pay P622 million in penalty for allegedly violating their interconnecting agreement, claiming that fraudulent calls were made through the third telco player’s network to the Ayala-led channel. In a statement on Tuesday, Globe said [...]

August 10, 2022 Headlines
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
DOJ eyes 3 prison sites for heinous crime convicts

DOJ eyes 3 prison sites for heinous crime convicts

The Department of Justice (DOJ) is eyeing its three prison facilities in Occidental Mindoro, Leyte and Zamboanga City where heinous crime convicts could be detained separately. Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin C. Remulla said the three prison sites would be in [...]

August 10, 2022 News
Ombudsman clears De Lima of bribery raps

Ombudsman clears De Lima of bribery raps

The Office of the Ombudsman has dismissed bribery complaints against former Sen. Leila De Lima and her former aide Ronnie Dayan for lack of probable cause. The Special Team of Investigators – Office of the Ombudsman, which filed the complaints, failed to [...]

August 10, 2022 Headlines