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Monthly Archives: January 2020

By Beting Laygo Dolor, Contributing Editor One holds the record for the most number of world titles in eight weight classes in professional boxing while the other is a brash champion who is arguably the most popular draw in mixed martial arts (MMA). Both are also considered as heroes in their native lands. A possible fight between Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines and Conor McGregor of Ireland is now in the works with a potential to generate US$250 million. It was Mc...

By Macon Araneta The operation of the ride-hailing companies Angkas, Joyride and MoveIt, Sen. Christopher "Bong" Go said, will continue amid an earlier order to terminate thepilot program for motorcycle taxis and arrest their drivers who will ply their routes next week. Recognizing the benefitsthey provide to the riding public, Go recently said the programwill continue until Republic Act 4136 is amended to include motorcycles as an alternative for public transport. Accordi...

By Corina Oliquino MANILA–Former Batangas governor and now Representative Vilma Santos-Recto in a privilege speech at the House of Representatives on January 20, proposed the establishment of a commission to assist Taal Volcano eruption victims. "I propose to this body for the creation of Taal Commission at the appropriate time — the relief rehabilitation and assistance of those affected by the eruption of Taal Volcano," Santos-Recto said, telling her fellow solons at l...

By Beting Laygo Dolor, Contributing Editor The eruption of Taal volcano earlier this month may have only been the tip of the iceberg. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Philvolcs) said last week that another, potentially bigger, eruption could take place “within hours to days.” As such, the province of Batangas remained under Alert Level 4, which means a hazardous eruption remained imminent. Philvolcs said at the start of this week that “inten...

By Daniel Llanto Amid warnings that only Congress could block the franchise renewal of ABS-CBN, President Duterte changed tack on his dislike of the network and apparently gave his imprimatur to the Solicitor General filing with the Supreme Court a quo warranto petition to revoke the existing franchise of the media giant. The same quo warranto case also filed by Solicitor Gen. Jose Calida became the waterloo of former chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno when it seemed th...

By Macon Araneta Philippine authorities led by Department of Health (DoH) Sec. Francisco Duque III on January 21 announced they were investigating what could be the first case of SARS-like virus that has killed four people in China and sickened people in three other Asian countries. In a news conference, Duque said they are looking into the case of a five-year old Chinese boy who came to the Philippines January 12 with his mother to learn the English language. "But of cour...

By William Casis Sen. Leila de Lima lamented lawyer Jude Sabio’s decision to withdraw his communication with the International Criminal Court (ICC) linking Duterte and his other officials to the extra-judicial killings (EJKs) under the government’s all-out war on drugs. “I feel sorry for Atty. Sabio. I can understand that he is going through personal issues that forced him to turn his back on the cause of the victims of mass atrocities,” she said in his recent Dispatch from...

By Beting Laygo Dolor, Contributing Editor The Department of Labor has had enough of abuses committed on overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Kuwait. More so, after another one was killed by her employer but not before she had been tortured and sexually abused. Acting on the recommendation of the Labor department, President Rodrigo Duterte last week approved a proposed total ban on the deployment of workers to Kuwait, until further notice. This, after an autopsy re...

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