No ‘shoot to kill’ order vs. quarantine violators

No ‘shoot to kill’ order  President Rodrigo Duterte has clarified that he never directed authorities to “kill” individuals who would violate the quarantine protocols imposed during the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine.Duterte clarified his recent pronouncement against troublemakers’ attempt… Read More … Continue reading No ‘shoot to kill’ order vs. quarantine violators

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Duterte’s submits ‘Bayanihan’ report to Congress

A week after the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act (RA 11469) was signed into law, President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday submitted his first report on government measures being undertaken to respond to the 2019 coronavirus disease (Covid-19) health crisis. … Continue reading Duterte’s submits ‘Bayanihan’ report to Congress

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Duterte set to address the public on Covid-19 today

President Rodrigo Duterte will address the public on Monday, March 30, two weeks since he placed the entire island of Luzon under quarantine to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), according to Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo. … Continue reading Duterte set to address the public on Covid-19 today

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THE DURIAN BEAT: Jun Bacolod, Covid-19 and acts of compassion and kindness

We need more Good Samaritans and philanthropists By ROGER M. BALANZA There are angels who appear to bring kindness and compassion and help in man’s hour of need. I had this experience as the country staggers from the onslaught of … Continue reading THE DURIAN BEAT: Jun Bacolod, Covid-19 and acts of compassion and kindness

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DUTERTE to celebrate birthday at Malacañang Palace

Palace’s birthday wishes: ‘Good health, long life’ Malacañang wished that President Rodrigo R. Duterte would continue to have “good health” and live a “long life” ahead of his birthday, especially at this time when the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) plagues … Continue reading DUTERTE to celebrate birthday at Malacañang Palace

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DUTERTE FAMILY SAFE despite quarantined presidential guards

PSG on self-quarantine All personnel of the Presidential Security Group (PSG) have been required to undergo self-quarantine starting March 28 until April 10, its head announced on Friday. PSG chief, Col. Jesus Durante’s order came after ACT-CIS party-list Rep. Eric … Continue reading DUTERTE FAMILY SAFE despite quarantined presidential guards

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Duterte inks law on special powers to address Covid-19

President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law that allows him special powers to step up the government’s fight against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). In a text message sent to reporters early Wednesday morning, Senator Christopher Lawrence Go confirmed that … Continue reading Duterte inks law on special powers to address Covid-19

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House, Senate okay special powers for Duterte to address Covid-19 crisis

President to exercise powers necessary to fight coronavirus The House of Representatives on Monday night, March 23, approved on third and final reading a bill declaring a national emergency and granting President Rodrigo Duterte additional powers to address the coronavirus … Continue reading House, Senate okay special powers for Duterte to address Covid-19 crisis

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BONG GO LAUDS DUTERTE FOR HAZARD PAY GRANT TO GOVT PERSONNEL ON DUTY VS. COVID-19

Urges public to cooperate with authorities and follow guidelines Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go lauded President Rodrigo Duterte’s order to grant hazard pay to government personnel who physically report for work while the enhanced community quarantine is being implemented to … Continue reading BONG GO LAUDS DUTERTE FOR HAZARD PAY GRANT TO GOVT PERSONNEL ON DUTY VS. COVID-19

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Duterte seeks ‘more powers,’ urgent measures vs. Covid-19

President Rodrigo Duterte has asked Congress to grant him “for a limited period and subject to restrictions” authority to exercise powers necessary to meet the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) national emergency amid rising number of cases in the country.“Pursuant to… Read … Continue reading Duterte seeks ‘more powers,’ urgent measures vs. Covid-19

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JOMA SISON: DUTERTE’S UNILATERAL CEASEFIRE A “LIE AND PSYWAR TACTIC”

By ROGER M. BALANZA Jose Maria “Joma” Sison, founder of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), has dismissed as a lie, the unilateral ceasefire with the  New People’s Army (NPA) rebels declared by President Rodrigo Duterte as government battles … Continue reading JOMA SISON: DUTERTE’S UNILATERAL CEASEFIRE A “LIE AND PSYWAR TACTIC”

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