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DOH detects 492 new Omicron cases 

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A total of 492 new cases of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus have been detected from the 714 samples sequenced last January 14, the Department of Health (DOH) said in a report by Philippine News Agency. In a joint statement with the University...

EcoWaste exposes mislabeled 'lead free" paints 

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The mislabeling of “lead free” paint products when in fact they are not has to stop to protect the public from the adverse health effects of exposure to lead, a toxic chemical banned in the production of paints, according to the EcoWaste ...

%uFEFFSan Miguel Corporation (SMC), in cooperation with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), eyes to extract over a million metric tons of waste in its P3 billion Tullahan and Pasig rehabilitation initiatives by June this year. Photos show ongoing cleanup activities at Niugan, Malabon and Pandacan, Manila that will help reduce severe flooding in nearby areas and   complement flood mitigation efforts in Metro Manila.

SMC ramps up P3-billion program to revive Tullahan, Pasig rivers

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San Miguel Corporation (SMC) is eyeing to remove a total of 1 million tons of silt and solid waste from the Tullahan-Tinajeros river system by June this year— over a year since it implemented its massive P1-billion program to clean up and rehab...

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What’s Wrong, Provincial Buses

chrome_reader_modeDecember 13, 2021 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

With the travel mobility we have at the moment, most of us are now seriously considering going on a road trip outside the metropolis for a vacation and/or spending the Holiday Season with our loved ones. For those who have to take public transport, there lies a big problem. Compared to air transpor...

Waiting Game

chrome_reader_modeDecember 09, 2021 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

Game 1: It’s been more than a week since Sen. Bong T. Go announced he’s dropping out of the presidential race. But as of this writing, the ever loyal former Special Assistant to the President (SPA) has yet to show his face before the Commission on Election (Comelec). Why the need t...

Substitution Path

chrome_reader_modeNovember 30, 2021 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

Another variant in the country’s political scene surfaced. The virus of withdrawal caught the forever special presidential assistant (SPA) Sen. Bong Go. It's a red light for his presidential bid. He’s nowhere near a Manchurian candidate, described to be someone, especially a po...

BSP disqualifies Five Money Service Businesses

chrome_reader_modeNovember 22, 2021 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

In a move to protect the general banking public, the Monetary Board, the policy-making body of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), has disqualified the registration of five Money Service Businesses (MSBs). The disqualification is pursuant to Section 901-N of the Manual of Regulations for Non-Ban...

Twist and turn

chrome_reader_modeNovember 22, 2021 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

Yes, Juan. The plot thickens even further.  Flabbergasted may be an understatement. We were all stunned by the twist and turn in the political zarzuela. Who among us would ever thought about Sen. Bong Go going for the top post or the President, himself, seeking a senatorial seat, instead of th...

Political Zarzuela

chrome_reader_modeNovember 11, 2021 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

The anticipated political zarzuela has begun. Move over placeholders, forever presidential special assistant Sen. Bong Go to former PNP Chief Sen. Roland “Bato” de la Rosa. The real actors for the 2022 election drama are coming in. These two placeholders have perfectly played their role...

Reality Check

chrome_reader_modeNovember 05, 2021 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

We have to brace for the possibility that prices of basic goods and services will continue to go up as we head to the holiday season. Over the past eight weeks, prices of petroleum products have incessantly gone up, in what oil players explained was due to a confluence of factors that included the ...

Pole Vaulting

chrome_reader_modeOctober 29, 2021 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

Yes, there’s a need for us to sprint. We have to pole vault from this ostensibly lingering lethargic economic state to a more energetic condition, especially with the coming holiday season. The latest government decision to bring the alert level to a notch down is a positive development. The ...

Be Alert

chrome_reader_modeOctober 20, 2021 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

While everyone is now focused more on health and wellness, the safety of the people has been seemingly neglected. The strictest lockdown – enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) – has been imposed several times over in the metropolis, resulting in the loss of jobs and livelihood. It ...

The Waiting Game

chrome_reader_modeOctober 13, 2021 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

Unabashed, Sen. Ronald M. de la Rosa admitted that he, himself, was flabbergasted, startled,even, when he was called to be the standard presidential bearer of the Cusi faction PDP-Laban party who would be able to continue the “legacy,” for whatever it is, of Pres. Duterte. In the milita...

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