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Around 2.3 million Filipinos were pushed into poverty between 2018 and 2021, mainly due to the COVID pandemic. Can the government meet its target of slashing the poverty incidence to 9% by 2028?
Bottled water, noodles and detergent soap are among the 67 products that will see price hikes. What else is going up?
Rodante Marcoleta, one of the architects of the denial of a legislative franchise to ABS-CBN, now wants to investigate TV5. Here’s why.
A POLICE officer was killed in an ambush by still unidentified suspect past 4:50 p.m. Monday, August 15, 2022 in Sitio Ipil-ipil, Barangay San Roque, Bayawan City in Negros Oriental.The victim was identified as Police Corporal Rey Ambo, of the 705th Mobile Company Regional Mobile Force Battalion Central Visayas.The Bayawan City police received a call from a concerned citizen regarding the shooting incident in the area.Bayawan City Police led by Police Chief Master Sergeant Archer Birjes immediat
The Filipino migrant worker is now in the custody of the Prosecutor’s Office. Here are more details about the incident.
THE seawaters off Cordova town are no longer suitable for swimming as they did not pass the water quality check conducted by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) three weeks ago.This was what Cordova Mayor Cesar “Didoy” Suan said during his speech following the flag-raising ceremony outside the Municipal Hall on Monday, August 15, 2022, that was live-streamed on social media.“Ang coliform nga supposedly 100 below aron makaligo ang atoang mga turista ug mga taga-Cordova, ang
A photo has been shared repeatedly in multiple Facebook and blog posts in 2022 alongside a claim it shows a recent sinking of a boat that killed 139 people in the Indonesian province of South Sulawesi. But the photo has been shared in a false context: it has circulated in news reports about a ferry disaster in 2018 in Indonesia that killed at least 35 people.The photo -- showing a boat with an Indonesian flag that appears about to capsize -- appeared in this Facebook post, dated February 5, 2022
BOTTLER companies on Tuesday, Aug. 16, confirmed that there’s a shortage of premium refined sugar.“We confirm our industry is facing a shortage of Premium Refined Sugar — a key ingredient in many of our products,” according to a joint statement issued by Coca-Cola Beverages Philippines Inc., Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines Inc. and ARC Refreshments Corp.The soda companies said they are “working closely with other stakeholders of the industry and the government to address the situation.”“We thank
Airlines in the Philippines have pledged to adhere to the government’s order on lower fuel surcharge. Will this make Filipinos travel?
A SPORTS utility vehicle (SUV) caught fire along the national highway in M. Dela Victoria Street, Barangay Pardo, Cebu City, on Monday evening, August 15, 2022.Firemen responded to the area after receiving the fire alarm at 7:06 p.m.The fire was totally extinguished at 7:13 p.m.Cebu City Fire Investigator Fulbert Navarro said that faulty electrical wirings might have caused the fire that damaged the SUV vehicle Hyundai Sta. Fe owned by a certain Jesus Lozano.But he said they still have to check
MORE than P25 million worth of illegal drugs were seized during the Synchronized Anti-Criminality and Law Enforcement Operation (Sacleo) in Central Visayas over the weekend.The one-day Sacleo conducted by the different police stations started from 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 13, until 12:01 a.m. Sunday, August 14.The biggest amount of drugs were confiscated from 18-year-old suspect John Alex Villaraz in Mandaue City and Raffy Chavez Hermona of Barangay Dapdap, Toledo City in midwest Cebu.Villara
CEBU City Mayor Michael Rama's "investment begging" yielded over P1.3 billion worth of funding commitment for the completion of the Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC) and the construction of multiple medium-rise buildings (MRBs).Lawyers Colin Rosell and Jerone Castillo presented on Tuesday, August 16, 2022, the result of Rama's week-long meeting with different business tycoons in Manila to seek funding for different projects in pursuit of the mayor's goal of achieving a Singapore-like city.Rama was
A school in Quezon City has announced its closure on its supposed first day of face-to-face classes. More details about the school shutdown here.
AN 85-YEAR-OLD widower was found floating in seawaters off Barangay Daanlungsod, Medellin town in northern Cebu on Monday morning, August 15, 2022.The victim, identified as Juan Tundag of Purok Bombil, Barangay Daanlungsod, was already dead when residents performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation to revive him.Staff Sergeant Glenn Sollano, investigating officer of Medellin Police Station, told SunStar Cebu that Tundag was discovered by residents floating around 7:30 a.m. Monday. The incident was r
Facebook posts claim Dollar General recently announced that all stores will stay open 24 hours a day. This is false; the US chain told AFP the posts are incorrect and that hours vary by location."Aug, 13, 2022 8:37 pm (NewsBrief) DOLLAR GENERAL announces plans to convert all stores to 24 hours a day," says text in a photo shared August 14, 2022 on Facebook. "Starting Monday August 22 all Dollar General stores will start to stay open around the clock and they will have some new expanded merchandi
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention listed the Philippines as high risk for COVID infection. Find out why.
“Historians study the past not in order to repeat it, but in order to be liberated from it.” -Yuval Noah Harari, in his best-selling book (2016) “Homo Deus.”In a recent forum via Zoom, I found myself listening to a guest speaker’s lengthy attempt to explain what he saw is a trend towards authoritarianism in Philippine governance. This surprised me because as a political scientist he ought to know that since colonial times we have never been anything but a strictly authoritarian society.At home,
TALISAY City Mayor Gerald Anthony “Samsam” Gullas issued Monday, August 15, 2022, an executive order (EO) implementing a six-hour curfew for minors (17 years old and below).The curfew hours will run from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. It will take effect Monday night, August 15.Gullas, in a Facebook post, said he issued the order “because our face-to-face classes will be starting and it will be a good way to kick off our face-to-face classes.”Schools in Talisay and other parts of the country will start the c
As Kenya was still tallying votes following presidential polls on August 9, 2022, a statement attributed to the US embassy congratulating Raila Odinga for winning the race circulated in multiple posts online. However, the US embassy in Nairobi denied issuing the message, which surfaced days before the final results of the national election were to be announced. Odinga’s rival William Ruto emerged victor late on August 15, 2022.A Facebook post published on August 14, 2022, shared an image of what
THE Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) is ready to deploy police personnel on the streets after Mayor Michael Rama ordered it to increase round-the-clock visibility.Rama reminded the CCPO that this was the case in previous police administrations.The mayor first brought up the subject after a Grade 10 scholar was fatally stabbed during a robbery in Barangay Bulacao on the night of August 6, 2022.He said police personnel should be seen on the streets along with their patrol cars to discourage criminal