Garcia: Marcos’ SONA comprehensive, tackles topics he wants to hear

Niña Mae C. Oliverio, Shannah Rose Pardo 07/23/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The third state of the nation address (SONA) of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has reached Cebu City Acting Mayor Raymond Alvin Garcia’s expectations especially that the President discussed matters that Garcia wanted…

Biden passing torch to Harris: Anchovy pizza and 1 minute warning

Agence France Presse 07/23/2024

The end for US President Joe Biden’s election hopes was quick and unfolded in almost total secrecy — but Vice President Kamala Harris was ready. Isolated in his Delaware beach house with Covid, the 81-year-old Biden made…

Mandaue City launches Move Mandaue app for faster service

Mary Rose Sagarino 07/23/2024

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Mandaue City launched the Move Mandaue Application on Monday, July 22, for faster delivery of services to residents. The app aims to easily connect governance to residents through fast online communication. The app…

US Secret Service chief: We failed in mission to protect Trump

Associated Press 07/23/2024

WASHINGTON — Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle said Monday that her agency failed in its mission to protect former President Donald Trump during a highly contentious congressional hearing with lawmakers of both major political parties demanding she…

Gaza war: Palestinians flee as Israel sets sights on safe zone

Agence France Presse 07/23/2024

Thousands of Gazans fled an Israeli-designated humanitarian zone Monday after the army ordered them to leave and warned of an imminent operation in response to rocket attacks. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was on his way to…

Cebu City gives cash incentives to CV medalists in Palaro 2024

Shannah Rose Pardo and Jasmin Meode 07/22/2024

CEBU City, Philippines — Athletes who won medals in the Palarong Pambansa 2024 as Central Visayas delegates received cash incentives from the Cebu City Government. After the flag-raising ceremony on Monday, July 22, at Cebu City Hall,…

Marcos: West Philippine Sea not an imagination, ‘it is ours’

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 07/22/2024

MANILA, Philippines —The Philippines’ ownership of the West Philippine Sea is not an imagination but a reality that will stay forever, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said during his third State of the Nation Address (Sona). Marcos’ remarks…

Angara: No changes in ‘Matatag’ curriculum

Dianne Sampang 07/22/2024

MANILA, Philippines — Department of Education Secretary Sonny Angara said on Monday that he has no plans to change the “Matatag” curriculum to achieve stability in the schools’ lesson plans. “Gusto talaga natin na may curriculum stability…

Divorce, death penalty bills not a priority for Senate – Escudero

Charie Abarca 07/22/2024

MANILA, Philippines — The Senate will not prioritize the divorce and death penalty bills. Senate President Francis Escudero confirmed this after the upper chamber opened the third regular session of the 19th Congress on Monday ahead of President…

Carina to intensify into typhoon Monday night – Pagasa

John Eric Mendoza 07/22/2024

MANILA, Philippines — Severe Tropical Storm Carina is seen to strengthen into a typhoon by Monday night, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration’s (Pagasa) said. Based on the state weather agency’s 11 a.m. weather bulletin,…

Philippines ‘to assert our rights’ after China sea deal

Agence France Presse 07/22/2024

Manila insisted Monday it will continue to “assert our rights” over a hotspot South China Sea reef, after reaching a deal with Beijing for resupplying Filipino troops stationed on a grounded warship. The Philippine foreign ministry also…

Misgendering incident? Jude Bacalso’s ‘restaurant drama’ sparks online outrage

Immae Lachica 07/22/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The online world was buzzing on Monday morning, July 22, 2024, over an issue circulating online involving Cebu personality Jude Bacalso. The issue has drawn attention due to an alleged misgendering of Bacalso.…

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