EU THREATENS PH WITH ECONOMIC SANCTIONS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS

No reason to revoke PH’s GSP+ status The Philippine government does not see any reason the European Union (EU) would revoke the trade perks it granted to Manila, Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said Friday. “So far, we are able to … Continue reading EU THREATENS PH WITH ECONOMIC SANCTIONS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS

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DUTERTE EXTENDS STATE OF CALAMITY

From Sept. 13, 2020 to Sept. 12, 2021 President Rodrigo Duterte has extended the declaration of a state of calamity throughout the Philippines for one more year due to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic.In Proclamation No. 1021 signed on Sept. … Continue reading DUTERTE EXTENDS STATE OF CALAMITY

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Palace says worst of Covid-19 is over

  Malacañang on Wednesday claimed that the worst of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) crisis is over since the country has been able to improve its healthcare capacity significantly.Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque responded to the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS)… Read … Continue reading Palace says worst of Covid-19 is over

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House grants 25-year franchise for PH’s 3rd telco player DITO

240 affirmative votes, 7 negative votes, no abstention MANILA – The House of Representatives on Monday approved on third and final a measure renewing the franchise of the Dennis-Uy led Mislatel consortium, presently known as the DITO Telecommunity Corp., for … Continue reading House grants 25-year franchise for PH’s 3rd telco player DITO

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SPECIAL REPORT: Philippines’ P9-Trillion debt no cause for panic

Experts explain why Reports of new loan issuances over the past months have been met with much trepidation online, compounding the already widespread anxiety caused by news of rising COVID case counts, mounting business closures, and soaring unemployment. The COVID-19 … Continue reading SPECIAL REPORT: Philippines’ P9-Trillion debt no cause for panic

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DUTERTE: No Covid-19 vaccine, no face-to-face classes

Face-to-face classes are prohibited unless a vaccine against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) has been developed, President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday.”Until the Covid-19 vaccine is available, I will not allow the traditional face-to-face teaching or learning unless the risks of… Read … Continue reading DUTERTE: No Covid-19 vaccine, no face-to-face classes

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NEWS ROUND-UP: PRESIDENT DUTERTE STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS (SONA) 2020

Palace rates Duterte SONA ‘9 out of 10’  A day after delivering his fifth and penultimate State-of-the-Nation Address (SONA), President Rodrigo Duterte deserves a near perfect grade, Malacañang said on Tuesday.In a virtual presser, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque was convinced … Continue reading NEWS ROUND-UP: PRESIDENT DUTERTE STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS (SONA) 2020

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ROQUE SHOOTS DOWN PULONG HAND IN LOBBY VS. ABS-CBN

By ROGER M. BALANZA Davao City Rep. Paolo “Pulong” Duterte has the right to vote in which way he can on the ABS-CBN franchise as a member of the House of Representatives, said presidential spokesman Harry Roque. A bill giving … Continue reading ROQUE SHOOTS DOWN PULONG HAND IN LOBBY VS. ABS-CBN

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