Monday, July 26, 2021

Yearly Archives: 2021

Signed, sealed, and official: Mr. M is now a Kapuso! GMA Network proudly welcomes its newest Kapuso, no less than star builder and director Johnny Manahan, popularly known as “Mr. M.” Present during the virtual contract signing ceremony held last Tuesday, July 13, were GMA Network Chairman and CEO Atty. Felipe L. Gozon, President and COO Gilberto R. Duavit, Jr., ...

For supporting the apparent presidential run of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, PDP-Laban  Vice-chairman and Energy Sec. Alfonso Cusi was kicked out of the ruling party based on the resolution signed by Party President Manny Pacquiao and other party leaders. Pacquiao, currently in the United States for a boxing bout this August, is gunning for the presidency in next year's election. Twelve senators have sought for a Senate probe on troll farms described as "dangerous to democracy and trolling considered as "lying and evil." Sen. Francis Pangilinan cited reports that public funds are oiling the operation of troll farms that spread fake news and misinformation on social media. Aside from Pangilinan, Senate President Vicente Sotto III, Senate Pr...

A petition seeking to declare the Chinese vaccine Sinovac ineffective against Covid-19 was unanimously dismissed by the Supreme Court, thus declining to stop the government from purchasing and allowing the public use of the vaccine despite reports that some countries have done so.  The petition was filed by former Boac, Marinduque Mayor Pedrito Nepomuceno asking the high court to demand that Sinovac and ...

The United States again vowed to defend the Philippines against potential Chinese attacks in the South China Sea, as the Southeast Asian nation marked the fifth anniversary of a United Nations-backed ruling rejecting China’s vast territorial claims in the disputed waterway. This assurance was given by the top US security official as a US-based expert sounded the alarm on a “massive marine destruction” being w...

MANILA -- Citing the commercialization of nursing education in the Philippines, the Filipino Nurses United (FNU) expressed opposition to Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Sec. Silvestre Bello III’s proposal to abolish licensure and bar examinations. In a statement on July 10, FNU has labelled as “perilous to people’s health, especially at this time of the COVID-19 pandemic” the proposal to abolis...

MANILA -- In its latest report, New York-based business magazine Global Finance ranked the Philippines last on the list of the world’s safest countries for the second time.  In the report’s last edition in 2019, the country also landed at the bottom out of 128 countries listed.  But according to a report by the Philippine Ne...

A church leader who was among the first to vigorously oppose the Duterte administration’s anti-drug war has just been elected head of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP). The CBCP serves as the voice, as well as the conscience of the Roman Catholic Church of the Philippines. Bishop Virgilio David of Caloocan City was elected last week as pres...

International publication Global Finance ranked the Philippines at the very bottom in its list of the safest countries in the world. The country also landed at last place in the publication’s same list for 2019. Meanwhile, the Philippine passport dropped from 74 last year to 82 this year, according to the Henley Passport Index (HPI). The current ranking is the lowest for the Philippine’s principal g...

SACRAMENTO – Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is reminding unvaccinated Californians that the COVID-19 vaccine is safe, free and provides excellent protection from severe COVID-19 illness, hospitalization and death. Out of over 20 million vaccinated individuals, only 0.003% (584 people) contracted COVID-19 and required hospitalization. The data and science clearly demonstrate vaccines are highly effective at preventing serious ill...

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