Robredo: ‘never again’ to abusive leaders

Inquirer.net 09/21/2018

  Vice President Leni Robredo on Friday vowed to join the public in fighting leaders that will abuse their power and authority. “Sa ating pagsasama, lalong umiigting ang determinasyon na hinding-hindi na nating hahayaang mangyari muli ang…

Exporters press for PH-South Korea deal on bananas

Inquirer.net 09/20/2018

BANANA exporters could lose the Korean market if the latter insists on resolving a key trade issue through a longer process. The Pilipino Banana Growers and Exporters Association (PBGEA) has urged the government to come up with…

Palace leaves complaint vs Mocha to Ombudsman

Inquirer.net 09/20/2018

Malacañang yesterday said it would let the Ombudsman decide on the complaint filed by deaf advocates against Presidential Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson and blogger Drew Olivar over a video they made that apparently made fun of…

Makabayan bloc wants annual remembrance of ‘First Quarter Storm’

Inquirer.net 09/20/2018

A DAY before the 46th anniversary of martial law declaration by the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, lawmakers filed a bill seeking to commemorate the onset of the First Quarter Storm (FQS) every 26th of January. The House…

Drilon questions huge number of Chinese nationals working in PH

Inquirer.net 09/20/2018

Sen. Franklin Drilon expressed concern on Wednesday about the huge number of Chinese workers in the country, as he noted that their presence was depriving Filipinos of the opportunity to be gainfully employed. During the deliberation of…

Blackwater off to best start at 3-0

Inquirer.net 09/19/2018

IT WAS unusual watching Blackwater keeping itself from unraveling in the stretch, rising to the challenge by knocking big shot after big shot. Even more unusual? The guys hitting those shots. Chris Javier had two big buckets…

Bam Aquino hits huge cut in DepEd’s budget for classroom repairs

Inquirer.net 09/19/2018

SENATOR Bam Aquino on Wednesday slammed the almost 90 percent decrease in the 2019 budget alloted for classroom repairs of the Department of Education (Deped) to only P10.2 billion from last year’s P116 billion. “Napakalaking kapabayaan ang…

Duterte gives NFA supervision to DA; reorganizes NFA Council

Inquirer.net 09/19/2018

President Rodrigo Duterte has returned the jurisdiction of the National Food Authority (NFA) under the Department of Agriculture (DA.) Duterte signed Executive Order No. 62 on September 17, repealing his Executive Order No. 1 in 2016, which…

BSP sees yearend in country’s inflation woes

Inquirer.net 09/18/2018

Some of the price increases that have pushed the country’s inflation rate to its highest in nearly a decade can be attributed to a weak peso, which has been on a downtrend since the start of the…

CEO: Philhealth still ‘sound and stable’

Inquirer.net 09/18/2018

THE Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) denies being on the brink of bankruptcy, insisting that it remains a “sound and stable institution” with close to P7 billion in net income in the first half of 2018. The…

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