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Leila De Lima

Opposition Senator Leila de Lima accused the administration using Vice President as a “scapegoat” and the threat of impeachment against her as a “diversionary tactic” to cover up the guilt of President Rodrigo Duterte. The former senator said that presidential anti-corruption commissioner Manuelito Luna was only attempting to gain the president’s brownie points when he (Luna) issued the impeachment threat against Robredo. Calling for the Vice President’s impeachment is also

Zamboanga

There is a rise in dengue instances led local authorities in Zamboanga Sibugay and South Cotabato to declare a state of calamity. Some dengue patients from Zamboanga Sibugay were taken for therapy to Zamboanga City and put in a hospital room as the rooms were complete. The amount of dengue instances in Zamboanga Sibugay increased by 2,000 percent compared to the amount of instances in 2018, based on information from

COMLEC

Surigao del Sur Rep. Johnny Pimentel intends to move back to October 2021 for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections planned for May 2020. Pimentel submitted House Bill 905 requesting the postponement of the said elections from 11 May 2020 to 11 October 2021. The lawmaker said this is to offer more time to prepare for the Commission on Elections (Comelec). He stated that they want to offer the Comelec

Dengue

Although the amount of fatalities is primarily attributed to Cebu being the most populated island, Cebu City Councilor David Tumalak calls on local authorities to be prepared. So far this year, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said at least 35 individuals have already died owing to dengue in Cebu. The province of Cebu also has the largest amount of dengue instances in the Visayas with 5,935, followed

Andanar

Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said Friday that an effort to impeach President Rodrigo Duterte will not succeed because Congress’s chief executive enjoys majority assistance. Fisherfolk community Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) said previously that it was preparing an impeachment complaint to be lodged against Duterte at the House of Representatives for supposedly compromising the fishing rights of the Filipinos in the West Philippine Sea. The group quoted

Joseph Estrada

There is no need to lodge charges against former Manila mayor Joseph Estrada for his supposed inability to hand over transition papers to his successor, said Friday Isko Moreno, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG). A fact-finding inquiry undertaken by the DILG-National Capital Region discovered that the relevant papers were approved on June 28 by Estrada’s transition team to the DILG Field Office in Manila. The DILG Field Office,

Trillanes

Former senator Antonio Trillanes IV slammed the sedition charges lodged against him and several other opposition figures, including Vice President Leni Robredo, and urged public prosecutors not to allow themselves to be used in politics. Trillanes labeled the filing of instances in a declaration Thursday as a definite act of political persecution and harassment by the Duterte administration to stifle democratic dissent. Trillanes said he was prepared to face the

Isko Moreno

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno, whose drive to bring order back to the town received praise from multiple industries, denied on Thursday that he was anti-poor. Moreno defined his management as a balancing act, emphasizing that he does not derive pleasure from arresting violators. Moreno, a former scavenger, once again defended his campaign to rid vendors ‘ roads and sidewalks so that they could be used by pedestrians and cars. Moreno

National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said on Thursday that dengue death toll in some areas has continued to increase as it now hits 202. The NDRRMC indicated in its recent situation report that a total of 38,804 dengue instances were recorded from January 1 to July 13 in CALABARZON and in Regions VI, VII, VIII and XII. According to NDRRMC, CALABARZON has 13,032 dengue cases and

tropical storm

Due to the monsoon being enhanced by tropical storm and low pressure area, rains will remain in most areas of Luzon. Tropical Storm “Falcon” retained its power as it moved northward, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said. In Ilocos Region, Zambales, Bataan, Cavite, Batangas, Occidental Mindoro, and southern Palawan, including the Calamian and Cuyo Islands, moderate to sometimes heavy rains will be encountered. Manila and the remainder