philippines

Manny Pacquiao

Senator and boxing icon Manny Paquiao is all set to get into the ring at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on July 20 (July 21, PHL time) with Keith Thurman for the WBA (Super) World Championship. He stated thar he is so ready for this battle and he believe it’s one of the greatest training camps they will ever had. He added that he is in the finest condition

oil ship

The Philippine government is coordinating with Iranian officials to guarantee that the Filipino sailor, who was among the 23 crew members of a British-flagged ship confiscated by Iran on Friday night, is safe and immediately released. MT Stena Impero was seized during the transit of the Strait of Hormuz by the Iranian authorities on the afternoon of July 19. Iran said the petroleum tanker registered in the United Kingdom was

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

OceanaGold

Didipio, Nueva Vizcaya – OceanaGold Philippines, Inc. (OGPI) recently published information on its contributions to the local economy from its years of commercial manufacturing. The firm has provided the region with a total of P39.5 billion in the form of taxes, jobs, agricultural and social development assistance. It has remitted nearly 780-million pesos from a combination of 580-million in local business and 210-million in real estate taxes for Nueva Vizcaya

financial team

The financial team of President Rodrigo Duterte is confident that the sky-high inflation in 2018 will not occur again for the remainder of his term, as the government is ramping up reforms and external forces are becoming favourable. The Development Budget Coordination Committee (DBCC) even lowered the inflation outlook for 2019 to between 2.7% and 3.5% at its 176th session. The previous outlook was 2% to 4%. Due to the

Leonard

Reigning NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard took complete responsibility for his free-agency status in his amazing move to the Los Angeles Clippers previously this month. He’s attempting to claim control of his renowned “Klaw” logo, but Nike faces some aggressive defense. After Leonard launched a lawsuit aimed at the shoe and apparel conglomerate last month, claiming the company is taking credit for creating the logo that appeared on his Nike-endorsed

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