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Attendant turns over bag with cash to MIAA 

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A bag containing a huge amount of cash along with other personal belongings was turned over to airport authorities by a building attendant of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 2 on Saturday, November 27. The airport personnel, a...

WHO says it is too early to reinstate face shield policy 

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Despite the threat posed by the Omicron Covid-19 variant, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday said "it is still premature to reintroduce the face shields" with the "significant public discontent" on its mandatory use, a...

LGUs have power over mandatory vaccination

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Local government units (LGUs) have the authority to impose mandatory inoculation against Covid-19 and eliminate hesitancy and brand preference, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. Department of the Interior and Local Government (DI...

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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...

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...

Duterte asks Filipinos to overcome pandemic by getting jabs

chrome_reader_modeNovember 09, 2021 loyalty account_circleMylene Santos

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte renewed his appeal to Filipinos to get vaccinated and strictly follow the minimum health standards to help overcome the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. Duterte made the call as he welcomed the arrival of 2,805,000 doses of the R...

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 ...

PH on track to achieve population protection in 2021

chrome_reader_modeOctober 31, 2021 loyalty account_circleJake Cruz

National Task Force (NTF) Against Covid-19 special medical adviser Dr. Ted Herbosa is confident that the country will achieve population protection this year, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. Herbosa said based on standards, 90 percent of the population should be inoculated aga...

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...

Discernment

chrome_reader_modeOctober 05, 2021 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

My otherwise lazy Saturday afternoon was startled following President Duterte’s announcement of his intent to retire, drop out of the vice presidential race, which he claimed is the “will of the people.” Hours prior, a contingent of the Presidential Security Group (PSG) made its p...

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