Mark Jover

electricity

For the third straight month, Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) customers would be enjoying another rate reduction, this time at 10.68 centavos per kilowatt-hour (kWh) thanks to lower costs from independent producers (IPPs) that offset higher prices at the spot market. Meralco said the price cut would mean a decrease in the July bill of about P21 for a typical residential customer using 200 kWh in a month. The distribution giant

Carrie Lam

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said that the extradition bill that instigate the territory’s biggest political crisis in decades was dead, admitting that the government’s work on the bill had been a “total failure”. The bill, which would enable the people in Hong Kong to be sent to mainland China to face trial, sparked huge and at times violent street protests and plunged the former British colony into turmoil. In

Commission on Audit

The Former President and Manila Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada had more than P140 million worth of moot transactions and unliquidated cash advances during his last three months in office as city mayor, an  initial report from the Commission on Audit (COA). The COA reported a total of P141,021,321.31 notices from variegated transactions of the City of Manila from April 1 this year remained unresolved until Estrada ended his term as

manila zoo

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno will not sell Manila Zoo but is planning to reopen it to the public after building a sewage treatment facility for the zoo’s wastewater. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources ordered the shutdown since the zoo was discharging untreated water into the Manila Bay due to the absence of proper treatment facility. The mayor repudiate a proposal to enter into a joint venture to develop

Duterte

MANILA, Philippines — Despite his new record-high net satisfaction rating, President Rodrigo Duterte said that he was just doing his job. Duterte received a net satisfaction rating of +68 in a survey conducted from June 22 to 26 by the Social Weather Stations surpassing his previous personal record of +66 in March 2019. Asked to comment, the President said in translated Tagalog that he does not focus on this kind

DeMarcus Cousins

The Los Angeles Lakers has agreed to a one-year deal with free-agent center DeMarcus Cousins and they are also bringing back point guard Rajon Rondo for the next season. The Cousins’ deal was said to be for $2.3 million, as per Cousins’ agent, Jeff Schwartz. Former teammate Anthony Davis and several other Lakers were reported to convinced him to join them in Los Angeles than Miami Heat. The Lakers had

Manila Police District

Newly elected Manila Mayor Isko Moreno has sacked 9 police officers from the Manila Police District (MPD) Station 11 over its failure to address illegal vendors at Divisoria, a bane for most of the motorist, pedestrians and establishments around the area. This was announced by him at the Manila City Hall as he presented new cops who would take over MPD Station 11. He was then asked if he was

rice

With rice tariffication in place, bulking up investments in research and development in agriculture and investing in irrigation, among others, can markedly increase rice yields and farm productivity in the long run, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said in a statement on Thursday. NEDA, in partnership with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), conducted an assessment on the projected impact of the removal of the quantitative restriction

Denise Laurel

“It’s all in the eyes,” said Denise Laurel, after a snake-fearing Boy Adunda shuddered from the actress’ take on the serpent-haired villain Valentina. Laurel even had on a head piece resembling Valentina’s iconic depiction in the Mars Ravelo comics, as she took Abunda’s challenge to “audition” for the role in Star Cinema’s upcoming “Darna” movie. Laurel drew cheers in the studio of “Tonight with Boy Abunda” with her portrayal of

Mahathir Mohamad's

Malaysia’s lower house of Parliament passed a government proposal Thursday that decriminalizes street demonstrations, fulfilling a reform promise made by Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad’s administration. The house passed the amendment to the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 by a simple voice vote. “The amendment is needed to give room to the people, their rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly,” Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said in a speech when tabling