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Monthly Archives: September 2021

Sen. Pia Cayetano called a “major win” for the country Republic Act No. 11590 -- the newly signed law taxing Philippine Offshore Gaming Operations (POGOs). She noted that Filipino taxpayers would not be burdened by this POGO law. For years, she said many of these POGOS have been operating without paying the proper taxes.&nbs...

Despite trading barbs on several issues,  Manila Mayor Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso on September 24 said he can work with President Rodrigo Duterte if  he wins the presidency and Duterte the vice-presidency. In an interview over ANC's Headstart, Domagoso said he can even give Duterte a Cabinet position "if he likes to."

Online news group Rappler complained Chairman and Diwa party-list Rep. Michael Aglipay ordered the removal of their reporter Rambo Talabong from the Viber media coordination channel with access to a hearing of the House of Representatives committee on Good Government and Public Accountability.  Rappler condemned in the strongest terms ...

The successful clinical study of the Department of Science and Technology-Food and Nutrition Research Institute (DOST-FNRI) that showed virgin coconut oil (VCO) as an effective functional food that helps in the treatment of COVID-19 patients, done last year in Santa Rosa, Laguna, is set to go international. Another coconut-producing country, Sri Lanka, has expressed interest in conducting a similar clini...

MANILA -- Former Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV has given VP Leni Robredo a deadline to decidewhether she will run for president in the May 2022 elections.  On a Facebook post on September 26, Trillanes said he will run for president should Robredo fail to make a decision by October 8, the last day for filing the certificate of candidacy (COC).  Former senator Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos was endorsed to run for president next year by two parties. One is a little known party espousing federalism, while the other is a former powerhouse created by his father during the martial law era but which is now a shell of its former self, known only in his home province. The Kilusang Bagong Lipunan (KBL) endorsed Marcos as its presidential candidate in the 2022 p...

An Pharmally Pharmaceutical Corp. executive testified last week that her company sold substandard and/or expired face shields to the government for use by doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers at the frontline in the fight to control the COVID-19 pandemic. The frontliners were potentially exposed to the deadly virus while believing that they were sufficiently protected. Story by Sam Tolosa, Photos by R. Mascardo SANTA CLARA -- Mason Crosby's 51-yard field goal on the final play of the game gavethe Packers a thrilling 30-28 victory over the 49ers on Sunday night at Levi's Stadium. After the San Francisco 49ers scored a touchdown with 37 seconds left to take its first lead of the game, 28-27, QB Aaron&...

By Ben Lou Q:  Can I still enter your program if I am employed and have clearance with the Department of Defense? A:  Anyone can really enter the program if they wanted to but there might be some risks if you have a level clearance with any government agency.  The government is very serious when it comes to protecting themselves from their employees...

SACRAMENTO – The California COVID-19 Rent Relief Program marks another significant milestone today with $650 million paid out to 55,000 households as the state prepares to transition to new eviction protections that take effect from October 1, 2020 to March 31, 2022.  “The COVID-19 pandemic left many families without the income needed to cover their rent and stay in their homes,” said...

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