Government

‘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 [...]

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte and his daughter Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio came out on top in the latest Pulse Asia poll on Filipinos’ presidential and vice-presidential picks for the 22 national elections. Davao Mayor Sara “Inday” Duterte, who has previously shown interest in running for president, received 28% of the vote, followed [...]

Manila, Philippines – The 249,600 Moderna COVID-19 vaccines procured by the Philippine government arrived in the country on Sunday, June 27, 2021. These vaccines were developed by the United States National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA). The said shipment landed at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) [...]

Manila, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robledo launched Vaccine Express program through drive-thru bakuna service in on-the-go Toda and Pedicab drivers in City of Manila last June 22, 2021. The Vaccine Express launched by the Office of the Vice President with the partnership of City government of Manila, UBE Express, Seaoil, Smart Communications, and Cultural [...]