Gov’t must stop being a gambling lord

Joel Ruiz Butuyan - @inquirerdotnet 09/22/2022

What’s the difference between our government and underworld gangsters when it comes to their involvement in gambling? None. Both are immoral opportunists who take advantage of people’s addiction to gambling in order to reap tons of money.…

Face mask to be optional when outdoors nationwide

Jerome Aning, Kathleen de Villa - @inquirerdotnet 09/08/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The government has decided to make the wearing of face masks voluntary in open spaces nationwide, a major policy shift to relax COVID-19 protocols as the country transitions to the “new normal” of treating…

Gov’t fails to hit 9 million target in 3-day nat’l COVID-19 vax drive

Daphne Galvez - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ 12/02/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The government fell short in achieving its goal of inoculating 9 million individuals during the three-day national COVID-19 vaccination drive from Nov. 29 to Dec. 1. Health Undersecretary Myrna Cabotaje on Thursday reported that…

Gov’t to require COVID-19 vaxxing of on-site workers starting Dec. 1

Daphne Galvez 11/12/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Starting Dec. 1, the government will require COVID-19 vaccination of all eligible employees doing on-site work in public and private firms located in areas where there are sufficient supplies of vaccines, Malacañang said Friday.…

ECQ ‘wasted’ as gov’t still has no clear plans – doctors

Donna Pazzibugan 04/12/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Healthcare Professionals Alliance Against COVID-19 (HPAAC) said the two-week enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) was “wasted” since the long-term changes necessary to prevent another surge of COVID-19 cases were not implemented. “We re-emphasize that…

PH gov’t is biggest violator of workers’ rights

Joel Ruiz Butuyan - @inquirerdotnet 02/15/2021

The government is so high-strung and unforgiving in commanding private employers to pay their employees minimum salaries and other benefits made mandatory by law. The Philippine government, however, is a huge hypocrite, because it’s the biggest abuser…

Inoculated individuals still have to follow travel protocols, for now — Duque

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 01/18/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Even those who have already been inoculated with the COVID-19 vaccine have to follow travel protocols imposed by the government, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said Monday. During the hearing of the House committee…

‘Bato’ to anti-terror bill critics: Don’t blame gov’t if terrorism escalates

Consuelo Marquez 06/14/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Critics of the controversial Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 should not blame the government if terrorism in the country worsens, Senator Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa said on Sunday. “Sige okay lang sa akin, eh di…

Liza Soberano pleads for unity; asks gov’t to renew ABS-CBN’s franchise again

Katrina Hallare 05/29/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Kapamilya actress Liza Soberano has appealed for unity among people quarreling because of differences in opinions about ABS-CBN’s franchise. In an Instagram post on Thursday, Soberano lamented how pride seemed to have prevailed upon…

The virus is the enemy, not the government

Jobers Reynes Bersales 04/09/2020

  Today is the 78th anniversary of the Fall of Bataan while tomorrow is the 78th anniversary of the Japanese invasion of Cebu. Two hugely significant events in the life of the country and of Cebuanos which…

Cebu Chamber calls for measures for gov’t, other sectors to meet 

Irene R. Sino Cruz 02/29/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) calls on business sector and government to implement ways to address adverse effects of COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019). In a position paper, CCCI cited the…

Cebu City gov’t to provide police with bulletproof vests

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/13/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government will provide policemen with bulletproof vests. Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella gave this promise after the death of a policeman during a botched surveillance operation against suspected drug personalities…

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