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July 03, 2022 - Sunday
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IBON: PBBM needs to fix old econ problems with new policies

Think tank IBON Foundation said that the administration of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. should fix the “old economic problems” left by his predecessor.   The group emphasized that the "conventional market-oriented policies, even during the pandemic" left the country's economy ...

Patricia Francia Lachica | 5 hours ago

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801 minors aged 12 to 17 get COVID-19 boosters

Some 800 adolescents aged 12 to 17 have gotten boosters, the Department of Health (DOH) reported Saturday.  In a message to reporters, the DOH said that 801 immunocompromised adolescents have been given boosters as of June 29.  The government began the administration of boosters to immunocompromised adolescents last ...

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GDM | 5 hours ago

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PH COVID-19 cases increased by 53% — DOH

COVID-19 cases in the Philippines have increased by 53%, according to the Department of Health (DOH), with most provinces and cities reporting positive growth rates.   The data accumulated 6,399 cases, bringing the total number of active cases to 8,706 as of July 1.   The National Capital Region (NCR), Calab ...

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Ryan Louis Mantilla | 5 hours ago

National

Rollback in oil prices seen next week

After consecutive weeks motorists can heave a sigh of relief as oil prices are expected to be rolled back.   The projections of oil industry players for the pump prices of petroleum products are forecasted to break the five straight weeks of price hikes for diesel and four consecutive weeks of increases for gasoline. &n ...

GDM | 6 hours ago

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De Lima seeks to reinstate PH membership in ICC

Former Senator Leila de Lima calls on the Marcos administration to restore the Philippines' membership in the International Criminal Court (ICC). De Lima said that this and the continued status as a State-Party to the Rome Statute would strengthen the country's defense against human rights abuses and impunity and will positivel ...

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Tamara Morrigan Catada | 6 hours ago

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PLDT, Google team up for safer, ‘more awesome’ Internet in PH

To further strengthen their efforts in educating children and families about online safety and digital citizenship, Google and the PLDT Home unit have teamed up to scale Be Internet Awesome. Aimed at making the Internet safer for Filipino children, the partnership underpins PLDT Group’s commitment to customer-centricity and doing ...

Catherine Cueto | 7 hours ago

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Marcos Jr. vetoes bill creating SMC's ecozone in Bulacan Airport

On his first day as the newly-sworn President, Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. vetoed on Saturday the bill proposing San Miguel Corporation's $15-billion Bulacan Airport City Special Economic Zone and Freeport. "At the foreground, fiscal prudence must be exercised particularly at times when resources are scarce and n ...

Patricia Francia Lachica | 7 hours ago

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Bill allowing reelection for President, VP others filed

Pampanga 3rd District Rep. Aurelio "Dong: Gonzales Jr. filed a resolution seeking changes in the Constitution, including shortening the term of the President to five years but allowing them to run for reelection. Gonzales said that the present single term of six years "appears to be insufficient" for implementing long-te ...

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Tamara Morrigan Catada | 10 hours ago

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Citizen Duterte's top agenda is to sleep 8 hours a day

Now that he is no longer obliged to face and solve the problems of the Philippines, former President Rodrigo Duterte hopes to spend more time sleeping at his house in Bangkal, Davao City, at the ideal eight hours of sleep every day. Duterte made the revelation in his speech during the thanksgiving concert rendered to him by his support ...

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Romeo Braceros Jr | 11 hours ago

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Farmers present programs in agri for PBBM

Peasant group Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) on Friday proposed plans for the agriculture sector that can be done in the first 100 days of the Marcos Jr. administration, especially as President Bongbong Marcos Jr. is the temporary agriculture chief.  “To achieve genuine food sufficiency amid a looming food crisis, th ...

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Patricia Francia Lachica | 11 hours ago