Bongbong Marcos suspends classes, gov’t work in Metro Manila, Luzon provinces due to ‘Florita’

Neil Arwin Mercado 08/23/2022

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. suspended classes in public schools and work in government offices in Metro Manila and several provinces in Luzon until Wednesday, August 24, due to Severe Tropical Storm “Florita.” The…

Rama wants ‘substantially reduced human force’ at City Hall in 6 months

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 08/06/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama wants to see a “substantially reduced human force” at the different offices at City Hall in the next six months. In a statement released by the Public Information…

New PNP, NBI chiefs get Central Visayas’ law enforcers’ support

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 08/01/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Law enforcers in Central Visayas support the newly designated heads of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Monday, August 1. Police Brigadier General Roque Eduardo Vega, director…

Bongbong Marcos: ‘The Philippines has no intention of rejoining ICC’

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 08/01/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines has “no intention” of rejoining the International Criminal Court (ICC), President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said Monday. His remarks came after he met with some members of his Cabinet to discuss the government’s…

Teachers decry veto of tax break for election service

Jane Bautista, Jeanatte Andrade 08/01/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Teachers who served as poll watchers in the May 9 general elections criticized the government as “hypocritical” and “insensitive” to their plight after President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. vetoed last week the bill exempting from…

Bongbong Marcos says ROTC could help bolster country’s disaster response

Zacarian Sarao - @inquirerdotnet 07/31/2022

MANILA, Philippines — After calling on Congress to pass a law mandating the implementation of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program, President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said that military training could help bolster the country’s disaster…

Rama on Marcos Jr.’s first SONA: Very comprehensive, encompassing

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 07/27/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama said the first State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. was “very comprehensive” and “encompassing.” He said Marcos was able to touch on…

Cebu biz leaders on PBBM’s SONA: Straightforward, packed with plans for economic recovery

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/26/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Straightforward yet packed with comprehensive plans for the country’s economy. This was how leaders of Cebu’s business community described the first State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.…

VP Sara praises Bongbong Marcos for continuing gains of father Duterte

Daphne Galvez 07/26/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Vice President Sara Duterte on Monday praised President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.’s first State of the Nation Address (Sona), the contents of which, she said, aims to continue the gains of the administration of…

Hontiveros notes no anti-corruption measures tackled in Sona

Daphne Galvez 07/26/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Risa Hontiveros said on Monday she was hoping that President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. would mention anti-corruption measures during his first State of the Nation Address (Sona). The senator noted that Marcos mentioned…

Time is ripe to examine state policy on nuclear energy, says Bongbong Marcos

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 07/26/2022

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. believes this is the right time to reexamine the country’s approach and policy toward using nuclear energy, noting that with modern technology, safeguards have been placed against possible accidents. During…

Marginalized groups urge President Marcos to give more attention to sector in SONA

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 07/24/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Marginalized groups are calling on President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. to give priority to issues faced by the sector in his first State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday July 25. This was…

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