October 31 is officially a special non-working holiday, as implemented through Proclamation no. 79, signed by President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. This decision has made Halloween part of the list of federal holidays in the country. Courtesy of Bongbong Marcos/Facebook The Celebration’s Origin Halloween has been known as the day to celebrate spooky and scary [...]

Bersamin: Calida leaves COA chair

Executive Secretary Lucas Bersamin informed reporters on Tuesday that Commission on Audit chairman Jose Calida has resigned. President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has accepted Calida’s resignation. Calida’s tenure with the commission expired on Tuesday, October 4, because he was not reappointed by President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. Calida, the Solicitor General during the presidency of Rodrigo [...]

Negligent fathers, beware! The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) will be joining forces in prosecuting fathers who are deliberately avoiding provision of financial and moral support to their children. This is part of the DSWD’s efforts to assist single mothers who are struggling to raise children on [...]

MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives ratifies a bill on Wednesday, Sept. 28, deferring barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections from December 5, 2022, to the first Monday of October 2023. The bill will now be sent to Malacañang for President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. to sign into law after both chambers of Congress [...]

Why is there a super delayed release of Philippine National IDs? For those who already have theirs, why is it faded? It was during midyear 2018 that many Barangay halls, City halls, and other huge government establishments were packed with so many people eagerly waiting to register for the newly established National IDs in the [...]

Lists of Philippine Regular Holidays & Special days for 2022

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang has released on Friday, October 29 the list of regular holidays and special days for the year 2022. President Rodrigo Duterte issued Proclamation 1236, which specifies the regular holidays, non-working days, and special working days for the year 2022. Regular Holidays Here are the Lists of Regular Holidays for the incoming [...]

DOH approved booster shots in vac Priority group

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) has approved the recommendation of the Health Technology Assessment Council (HTAC) for Covid-19 vaccine booster shots and additional doses in the vaccination priority group. The HTAC released an interim recommendation on Oct. 13 recommending that healthcare workers and senior citizens receive booster doses at least six months [...]

Robredo-Pangilinan: 12 Senatorial slate for 2022 elections

MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leonor “Leni” Robredo and Senator Francis Pangilinan named their 11 senatorial candidates on Friday, October 15 including former Vice President Jejomar Binay and former senator Antonio Trillanes IV. VP Leni has yet to choose the 12th candidate on her Senate slate for 2022, who would “represent the marginalized sector.” Bayan [...]

Palace approved COVID-19 jabs to minors ages 12-17

MANILA, Philippines – The Palace has approved the recommendation of the Department of Health (DOH) for the inoculation of Minors ages 12-17 beginning in mid-October. During the Palace briefing, the DOH said that the immunization will be done “by phase” to those minors ages 15-17. This will be followed by minors ages 12-14. “Kinakailangan po [...]

PRRD: Sara Duterte-Bong Go for 2022

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has announced that his daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, will seek the highest government positions alongside Sen. Christopher “Bong” Go in the 2022 national elections. After Senator Bong Go submitted his certificate of candidacy for Vice President on Saturday, October 2, Duterte confirmed the tandem of the two. [...]