Only Marcos granted meeting with Biden; maritime dispute, other key issues tackled — Palace

Daphne Galvez 09/23/2022

NEW YORK CITY, United States – President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. is the only world leader to have met with US President Joe Biden on the sidelines of the United Nations 77th General Assembly, Malacañang said Thursday,…

Hontiveros urges Marcos to appoint DA chief to avert sugar crisis

Daniza Fernandez - Reporter / @DFernandezINQ 08/18/2022

MANILA, Philippines —  Senator Risa Hontiveros is urging President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. to appoint an agriculture secretary to prevent a looming sugar supply crisis. Marcos Jr. concurrently serves as the DA secretary. “This fiasco with the…

Prices of sugar skyrocket in Mandaue City

Maru Rose Sagarino 08/16/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines- Prices of sugar have increased at the Mandaue City Public Market. The price of the 1/4 kilo of brown sugar is now P18 to P21 from P15 to P18 weeks ago while a 1/4…

Students need COVID-19 booster shot before classes start – Bongbong Marcos 

Zacarian Sarao - @inquirerdotnet 08/07/2022

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. is urging students to get their COVID-19 booster shots ahead of the start of face to face classes later this month. “Una na riyan ‘yung panigurong nakapag-booster shot na…

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…

Bongbong Marcos vetoes transport safety board, tax-free poll workers’ honoraria bills

Zacarian Sarao - @inquirerdotnet 07/30/2022

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. vetoed two measures seeking the tax exemption of poll workers’ honoraria, and the creation of a transportation safety board. Marcos made his decision known through two separate letters addressed…

Bongbong Marcos leads special Cabinet meeting on 2023 budget

Neil Arwin Mercado 07/29/2022

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. led a special Cabinet meeting on Friday, July 29, 2022. to tackle the 2023 national budget. Solicitor General Menardo Guevarra, who is present in the meeting, said that the…

Chan lauds PBBM’s SONA

Futch Anthony Inso 07/26/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan praised President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. in his first ever State of the Nation Address on Monday afternoon, July 25, 2022. Chan lauded the different programs and projects that…

Marcos’ first Sona: ‘The state of the nation is sound’

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 07/25/2022

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. delivered his first State of the Nation Address (Sona), giving a glimpse of his first few days in office and his plans for the next six years. Unlike his…

Marcos wants to reexamine medium of instruction in schools

Daphne Galvez - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ 07/25/2022

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Monday said he wants to reexamine the medium of instruction in schools, saying he wants to maintain the advantage of Filipinos as an “English-speaking people.” Marcos said foreign…

Dela Rosa, Escudero hope Bongbong Marcos’ Sona will touch on drugs, economy

John Eric Mendoza - @inquirerdotnet 07/23/2022

MANILA, Philippines —  Two senators on Saturday said they hope to hear President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. tackle the issues of illegal drugs, crime, terrorism, and economic recovery in his first State of the Nation Address (Sona). Senator Ronald…

Rama shares ‘expectations’ for President Bongbong Marcos’ first SONA

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 07/22/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Despite having no specific expectations from President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.’s first state of the nation address (SONA) on Monday, July 25, 2022, Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama said he was excited over…

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