‘If it goes to Malacañang, so be it’: Lacson vows to follow evidence in Pharmally probe

Joey Gabieta - @inquirerdotnet 09/26/2021

TACLOBAN CITY — The Senate investigation involving the controversial procurement of face masks from Pharmally Pharmaceutical Corp. may lead all the way to Malacañang if there is enough evidence to prove it. Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson on…

Duterte threatens use of military force to ensure peaceful 2022 elections

Daphne Galvez - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ 09/24/2021

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday said he may be forced to use military force if sees it necessary to ensure that the 2022 elections will be peaceful, free and orderly. Duterte said he wants…

Pimentel PDP-Laban faction declares Pacquiao as presidential bet for 2022

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 09/19/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Manny Pacquiao is the presidential candidate for the 2022 national elections of the PDP-Laban wing which is led by him and Senator Koko Pimentel. Pacquiao was declared as the presidential candidate of PDP-Laban…

Pacquiao to gov’t: Give our health workers what’s due them

Jan Escosio (contributor) - @inquirerdotnet 09/18/2021

MANILA, Philippines  — Give our health workers what they deserve in salaries and benefits. Senator Manny Pacquiao issued this urgent appeal to the national government to immediately release the additional P1.23 billion for the special risk allowance…

Gov’t irons out VaxCertPH system for launch in more regions

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 09/17/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The government is eyeing to soon launch VaxCertPH or the country’s portal for the issuance of digital COVID-19 vaccination certificates in more regions after it irons out the system and the data sent by…

DOH urges Comelec to allow online voting for COVID-positive voters

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 09/17/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) called on the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Friday to have alternative modes of voting—such as virtual means—as it stressed its stand that COVID-19 positive patients should not be…

‘Napapaso ba kayo?’: Gordon hits ‘Atty. Duterte’ for defending Yang, others in Pharmally deals

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 09/17/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Richard Gordon on Friday slammed President Rodrigo Duterte for his repeated defense of his former economic adviser, Michael Yang, and other personalities being tagged in the government’s controversial deals with a foreign-led company.…

Senators ask why PCOO needs funds for ‘academy’

Melvin Gascon - Correspondent / @melvingasconINQ 09/17/2021

After being accused of maintaining troll farms, the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) now wants funding for a “government communications academy.” This raised eyebrows among some senators who called for the scrapping of the PCOO’s proposed P265-million…

Corruption scandals under Duterte: From whiff to helplessness

Kurt Dela Peña - Content Researcher Writer / @inquirerdotnet 09/16/2021

MANILA, Philippines—The transition of President Rodrigo Duterte from tough talk to seeming helplessness against corruption was palpable. The President, who once declared he won’t condone even a “whiff” of corruption, has been drawn to saying “you cannot…

Motorists urged anew to practice defensive driving to avoid accidents

Mae Fhel Gom-os, Paul Lauro 09/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Motorists are urged anew to practice defensive driving and observe speed limits to lessen the chances of accidents. Police Staff Sergeant Jimwil Nuñez, radio operator of the Traffic Enforcement Unit (TEU) of the…

Pharmally exec admits getting face masks at P23 each from ‘Brother Tiger’ to supply gov’t

Gabriel Pabico Lalu - Reporter / @GabrielLaluINQ 09/13/2021

MANILA, Philippines — An official of Pharmally Pharmaceutical Corp. has admitted getting face masks at P23 per piece from a local supplier known by the name “Brother Tiger”, to supply the government 500,000 pieces of face mask…

Shamcey Supsup survives COVID-19 with mild symptoms

Dana Cruz - @inquirerdotnet 09/12/2021

Miss Universe Philippines 2011 Shamcey Supsup is now COVID-19 free after weeks of battling the disease. She considers herself lucky to have recovered at home as she and her family were already vaccinated against the coronavirus. The…

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