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Journalist from Davao City, Mindanao, Philippines


NTC orders ISPs to block terror group-related sites

 June 22, 2022, 3:23 pm

MANILA – The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has ordered internet service providers (ISP) to block 26 websites with ties to communist terrorist groups (CTG).In a memorandum dated June 8 and released to the media on Wednesday, NTC Commissioner Gamaliel Cordoba required all local… Read More


Bulatlat, Pinoy Weekly websites promote terrorism: Esperon

 June 22, 2022, 8:35 pm

MANILA – News organizations Bulatlat and Pinoy Weekly were among the websites listed and submitted by National Security Adviser (NSA) Secretary Hermogenes Esperon Jr. to the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) for blocking on the internet as they support and promote terrorism.In a… Read More

Remedies available for people aggrieved by ATC rulings: DOJ

 June 22, 2022, 5:53 pm

MANILA–There are sufficient safeguard and recourse for parties and individuals who feel aggrieved by rulings of the Anti-Terror Council (ATC), a justice official said Wednesday following the  request by National Security Advisor Hermogenes Esperon Jr. for authorities to block the affiliated… Read More

Websites can exhaust legal remedies vs. NTC blocking

 June 22, 2022, 4:44 pm

MANILA – Malacañang on Wednesday said websites tagged as affiliates or supporters of terrorist organizations which are set to be blocked by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) may exhaust legal remedies to reconsider the action.Acting presidential spokesperson and… Read More

DILG defends blocking of terror groups-linked websites

 June 23, 2022, 3:03 pm

MANILA – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Thursday defended the decision of the National Security Council (NSC) and the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to restrict the websites of Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic… Read More

MARCOS-DUTERTE NEWS ROUNDUP: Bongbong cites need to urgently address looming food crisis

Bongbong to temporarily head DA

 June 20, 2022, 8:26 pm

MANILA – President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Monday said he will temporarily head the Department of Agriculture (DA), citing the need to urgently address the looming food crisis in the country.“As to agriculture, I think that the problem is severe enough that I… Read More

Marcos tells Sara Duterte to look after welfare of teache

Shortlist of candidates for Cabinet posts ‘getting shorter’

Marcos eyes VAT from partially-processed ore exports

Sara won’t allow insurgency to ruin children’s future

INDAY SARA DUTERTE takes oath as the Philippines’ 15th Vice President

Vice president-elect Sara Duterte formally took her oath on Sunday, June 19, in Davao City as the 15th vice president of the country. 

Spearheaded by Supreme Court Associate Justice Ramon Paul Hernando, Duterte took her oath in front of her constituents in Davao.

Duterte’s mother Elizabeth Zimmerman and outgoing President Rodrigo Duterte stood as her witnesses.

“The voice of 32.2 million Filipinos was loud and clear — with the message to serve our motherland. And this message has been reiterated in my oath: to consecrate myself to the service of the nation,” she said.

Prior to her inauguration ceremony, a mass was held at San Pedro Cathedral which was attended by other government officials as well as his running mate and president-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.

Duterte will succeed the post of outgoing vice president Leni Robredo.

Crowd cheers as Sara, PRRD hug at inauguration ceremony

Marcos administration to prioritize food security

Poverty in the Philippines grew to 23.7%, against 21.1% in the same six-month period in 2018. The number of Filipinos in poverty has now risen to over 26 million, just under 25% of the population.

Marcos administration to prioritize food security

The incoming administration of President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. will exhaust all efforts to ensure food security in the country, Press Secretary-designate Beatrix Rose “Trixie” Cruz-Angeles said on Saturday.This, after the World Bank, the World… Read More