Ex-president Noynoy Aquino reportedly brought to hospital

President Benigno Aquino III. (CDN FILE PHOTO) MANILA, Philippines — Former president Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III was reportedly rushed to the Capitol Medical Center in Quezon City Thursday morning, according to reports by GMA and Teleradyo. The reports did not give details on Aquino’s condition but said Mar Roxas and Jose Rene Almendras, who are… Continue reading Ex-president Noynoy Aquino reportedly brought to hospital

J&T Express to honor riders as modern heroes

This July, new heroes will be in town. E-commerce delivery giant J&T Express Philippines will be holding J&T Heroes: Bayani sa Makabagong Panahon to recognize the contributions of its delivery riders, on July 2, 2021 via livestream on their official Facebook page. J&T Express recognizes its frontliners who deliver fast and hassle-free shipping, rain or… Continue reading J&T Express to honor riders as modern heroes

24 face murder raps over Masbate land mine blast

LEGAZPI CITY, Albay, Philippines — The Philippine National Police on Tuesday night announced the filing of double murder and frustrated murder charges against 24 suspected communist rebels for the deaths of university athlete Kieth Absalon and his cousin, Nolven, who died in a land mine blast in Masbate City on June 6. In an interview… Continue reading 24 face murder raps over Masbate land mine blast

NPA leader nabbed in Masbate town

LEGAZPI CITY —Police arrested on Wednesday a suspected New People’s Army (NPA) leader in Uson town in Masbate province, a police report said. Jennifer Nuñez, 45, a secretary of a local rebel group under Ka Daddy Command Larangan 1 guerilla front operating in Masbate province, was collared by police armed with a warrant of arrest… Continue reading NPA leader nabbed in Masbate town

Albay guv rejects bid to put province under ECQ amid spike in COVID-19 cases

MANILA, Philippines — Albay Gov. Al Francis Bichara on Wednesday rejected the recommendation to place the province under the strictest enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) due to increasing COVID-19 cases. Bichara said it is the residents who refuse to be under ECQ as they fear losing their jobs anew because such community quarantine means a stringent… Continue reading Albay guv rejects bid to put province under ECQ amid spike in COVID-19 cases

Over 19,000 doses of Sinovac arrive in Bicol

LEGAZPI CITY — The Department of Health (DOH) here said 19,680 doses of China-made Coronavac vaccines arrived on Wednesday at the Legazpi City Airport. The vaccines will be allocated to the provinces with Albay getting 3,840 doses, Camarines Norte 1,400 doses, Camarines Sur 9,250 doses, and Sorsogon with 4,920. The allocated doses for Catanduanes and… Continue reading Over 19,000 doses of Sinovac arrive in Bicol

Poll preparations not taking backseat to pandemic

MANILA, Philippines—Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, preparation for the 2022 elections is not taking the backseat and the Commission on Elections (Comelec) is making sure it doesn’t. The Comelec, a quasi-judicial and independent body that supervises elections in the Philippines, continues to engage Filipinos in its campaign to register voters and encourage them to be the… Continue reading Poll preparations not taking backseat to pandemic

Canadian lawmakers pass bill criminalizing LGBT conversion therapy

FILE PHOTO: People walk on Parliament Hill the morning after the federal election in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Patrick Doyle OTTAWA — Canada’s House of Commons on Tuesday passed a bill criminalizing LGBT conversion therapy 263 to 63, handing a win to the minority ruling Liberal party which promised to ban the practice… Continue reading Canadian lawmakers pass bill criminalizing LGBT conversion therapy

Police after robbers who entered 3 homes in Toledo City

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Policemen in Toledo City are investigating reports that at least 12 still unidentified individuals forcibly entered three homes in Sitio Tipolo, Barangay Bato and took cash and valuables amounting to over P300, 000. In his report, Police Lieutenant Colonel Junnel Caadlawon said the incidents happened between 11 p.m. on Tuesday, June… Continue reading Police after robbers who entered 3 homes in Toledo City

The Marcos maneuver

Senate President Vicente Sotto III and colleague Sen. Panfilo Lacson Jr. have been playing coy about forming a tandem for the presidency and veephood, and within weeks Sotto has started becoming more independent. After the will-they or won’t-they confusion about faceshield requirements, Sotto has taken to exasperated potshots: “Now I know why the Handling of… Continue reading The Marcos maneuver