Government

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. [...]

‘Lalaban ako, Lalaban tayo’: VP Leni to run for President

MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo officially confirmed her candidacy for the presidency in the 2022 national elections on Thursday, October 7, after months of speculation and with only a day remaining to file certificates of candidacy. According to her spokeswoman, Barry Gutierrez, the opposition leader is running as an independent candidate. Senator Francis [...]

MANILA, Philippines – The 961,000 Moderna and 190,000 Sputnik V  COVID-19 vaccines procured by the Philippine government arrived in the country on Saturday, September 18, 2021. As per National Task Force Against COVID-19, the said shipment was landed at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1 on Saturday around 4 pm. The national government procured about [...]

Manila, Philippines — The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) has announced on Tuesday, August 24 that the cash distribution for “Ayuda”/ Cash Aid in the National Capital Region (NCR) is now at 75% complete. DILG Secretary Eduardo Año said that 8 million individuals have received their cash aid in the NCR. This means [...]

MANILA, Philippines – As the Philippines continues to fight with this time of pandemic caused by the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), President Rodrigo Duterte’s sixth and last State of the Nation Address (SONA) ceremony remained simple and modest. Here are some quick summaries of the major key points raised during the sixth and last SONA of [...]

MANILA, Philippines – Before the end of President Duterte’s term in 2022, the Philippine government is expected to build 24 additional infrastructure flagship projects (IFPs) worth PHP194.78 billion. “The 24 projects are estimated to generate more than 300,000 jobs between 2017 to 2022,” the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said. These projects are part [...]

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Leila de Lima, who is currently detained at the Philippine National Police (PNP) Custodial Center at Camp Crame in Quezon City since February 2017, has announced on Wednesday, July 21 that she will run for reelection in the 2022 national elections. Leila Delima stated that at the end of Duterte’s administration, [...]

Malacañang declared July 20, 2021 (Eid’l Adha) a holiday

Manila, Philippines – The Malacañang Palace declared July 20, 2021 as a regular holiday throughout the country in celebration of Eid’l Adha or “Feast of Sacrifice”. The announcement was issued through Proclamation No. 1189. To quote from the resolution, “The National Commission on Muslim Filipinos has recommended that 20 July 2021, Tuesday, be declared a [...]