Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Yearly Archives: 2021

Sen. Panfilo Lacson will again run for president, this time with Senate President Vicente Sotto as his running mate. This likely scenario was told to media by Sotto himself last week, shortly after he had said that he was “seriously thinking” of running for vice-president. For his part, Lacson said he was seriously considering a second run at the presidency but on...

A member of the Far Eastern University soccer team along with his cousin were riding their bicycles in their hometown last week when they ran over and detonated a landmine that had been planted by the New People’s Army (NPA), causing their instant death. The NPA assumed full responsibility for the death of student-athlete Keith Absalon and his cousin Nolven Absalon in Barangay Anas, Masbate province. MANILA -- Health Sec. Francisco Duque III renewed his appeal to doctors and nurses in a radio interview last June 12 to work on the frontlines of the government’s COVID-19 campaign as  infections continue in parts of the country.  In the Dobol B interview, Duque admitted that the Department of Health (DOH) is having a hard time with its emergency hiring program as “registered nur...

MANILA -- Department of Justice (DOJ) Sec. Menardo Guevarra said discussions between the country and the United Nations resident coordinator for the UN Joint Program on Human Rights (UNJP) ended last May 31. “The program document outlines the objectives, strategies, and targets of the UNJP towards credible and measurable outcomes and concrete impact on the ground, especially for vulnerable groups,” ...

Sen. Panfilo Lacson on June 14  called  for a vaccine passport system that will make traveling to the Philippines easier for vaccinated people, especially returning overseas Filipino workers and foreign investors. Lacson said many returning OFWs and foreign investors are reluctant to come to the Philippines because of tight protocols, especially those that may require them to spend more th...

Sen. Panfilo Lacson backed calls for increased police presence to avert  further incidents of anti-Asian hate crimes in the United States. The former police chief issued the call following the latest incident when a Filipina consular officer was verbally assaulted in New York. He supported Consul General to New York Elmer Cato's calls for increased polic...

Advocates for National Interest (ANI), a group of retired police and military officers who were earlier rumored to be restive and planning a coup, called on President Duterte and all Filipinos to "unite and rally to our flag in assertion of our rights in the West Philippine Sea."  Retired Gen. Eliseo Rio, also former Department of Information and Communications undersecretary said: "Today, we face a...

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