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VNL: Germany forfeits match against China

  • June 24, 2022
  • SAGISAG Interns

The Chinese team looks forward to their next match after Germany forfeited their supposed game in the Volleyball Nations League (VNL) Thursday, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

VNL: Japan remains undefeated, shuts down China

  • June 21, 2022
  • SAGISAG Interns

Japan dominated the Volleyball Nations League (VNL) as they retained the number 1 spot after defeating China in 4 sets, 19-25, 25-16, 25-23, 25-12, Sunday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Albay lawmaker to Bongbong Marcos: Free De Lima

  • June 17, 2022

Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman on Thursday urged President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to free Sen. Leila de Lima who has been detained at the Philippine National Police Custodial Center in Camp Crame for over five years for drug-related charges.

Malacañang names 8 new National Artists

  • June 14, 2022

Eight new National Artists were announced by the Malacañang Palace, together with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) on Friday, June 10, 2022.

NU outplays UST; rules prelim round

  • June 10, 2022
  • SAGISAG Interns

The Lady Bulldogs dominated the preliminary round of UAAP Season 84 Women’s Volleyball Senior Division after whipping Golden Tigresses Thursday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Lady Spikers nose out Ateneo in 5 thrilling sets

  • June 8, 2022
  • SAGISAG Interns

The DLSU Lady Spikers surpassed Ateneo Lady Eagles Tuesday night at the Mall of Asia Arena, earning a twice-to-beat advantage in the final four of the UAAP women’s volleyball tournament.

Apple unveils iOS 16

  • June 7, 2022

Apple during the keynote session of its annual worldwide developers conference (WWDC) on June 6 unveiled the iOS 16 for iPhones and iPadOS 16 for iPad line.

SUV driver in Mandaluyong hit-and-run named

  • June 7, 2022

The driver of the sports utility vehicle (SUV) in the hit-and-run incident involving a security guard rendering traffic management duty in Mandaluyong City may face charges, from reckless imprudence resulting in physical injuries as an initial charge to possible frustrated murder, authorities said.

Jury finds Amber Heard defamed Johnny Depp

  • June 2, 2022

The seven-person jury in the Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard defamation case has found both parties liable for defamation, but awarding the actor with $15 million in damages, while only $2 million for the actress.

Accreditation of vloggers for Palace briefings eyed

  • June 1, 2022

Lawyer-vlogger Trixie Cruz-Angeles, the incoming Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) chief, is pushing for the accreditation of vloggers to cover Malacañang press briefings or conferences of President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. 

Akari joins PVL as newest team

  • June 1, 2022
  • SAGISAG Interns

Akari Lighting & Technology Corporation has officially joined Premier Volleyball league (PVL) as the 10th team in the country’s only professional volleyball league.

LPA spotted near Southern Leyte

  • May 31, 2022

A low pressure area (LPA) near Southern Leyte will bring rains over Visayas and Mindanao, the state weather bureau said Tuesday morning. 

Golden State Warriors enter 2022 NBA Finals

  • May 27, 2022
  • SAGISAG Interns

The Golden State Warriors (GSW) earned a ticket in the 2022 NBA Finals following their 120-110 victory in Game 5 on Thursday over the Dallas Mavericks in the best-of-seven series of the Western Conference Finals.

PDEA: 6,248 killed in drug war

  • May 30, 2022

The number of individuals killed during the government’s war-on-drugs has reached 6,248 as of April 30, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) said Sunday.

Texas mass shooting victims now at 21

  • May 26, 2022
  • SAGISAG Interns

Following the recent story in Uvalde, Texas, 19 children and two teachers had already been killed inside Robb Elementary School on Tuesday, Texas Department for Public Safety said.

PAGASA: LPA spotted near GenSan

  • May 26, 2022

A low pressure area was spotted off Mindanao, outside the Philippine area of responsibility, the weather bureau said Thursday morning, May 26. 

PRRD hopes next admin would explore nuclear energy

  • May 24, 2022

Over a month before his term ends on June 30, President Rodrigo Duterte in a pre-recorded statement said he hopes the next administration would explore nuclear energy as an alternative energy source in the country.

Senate OKs bill on permanent birth, death, marriage certs

  • May 23, 2022

Voting 21-0-0, the Senate on Monday approved on third and final reading a bill seeking the permanent validity of birth, death and marriage certificates issued and certified by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) and the National Statistics Office (NSO).

GWR introduces oldest living man

  • May 18, 2022
  • Bea Grace Pascual

The Guinness World Records on Tuesday, May 17 named Venezuelan Juan Vicente Mora as the world’s oldest living man.

PLDT wants Cojuanco Building removed as Important Cultural Property

  • May 18, 2022

Simultaneous with the celebration of the National Heritage Month, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) announced the Philippine Long Distance Telephone (PLDT) Inc’s petition to remove the Ramon Cojuangco Building as an Important Cultural Property (ICP). 

Wage increase granted in NCR, W. Visayas

  • May 17, 2022

In light of the rising prices of basic goods, commodities, and fuel products in the country, the Metro Manila Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board approved a P33 minimum wage hike, the labor department confirmed.

PPCRV to look into alleged '68:32 magic'

  • May 10, 2022

The Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting, a non-partisan, non-profit organization in the Philippines that works and strives for better elections, is looking into the alleged “68:32 magic” or the supposed consistent vote ratio in the partial, unofficial results of the 2022 presidential elections.

Son disowns Loren Legarda for joining UniTeam

  • May 5, 2022

Lorenzo Legarda Leviste disowns her own mother, Antique Rep. and senatorial be Loren Legarda after she joined the senatorial slate of presidential aspirant Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and presidential daughter Sara Duterte for the 2022 elections. 

US intellectual Chomsky backs Ka Leody, Walden

  • May 5, 2022

In an unprecedented move, American intellectual, social critic, and author Noam Chomsky backs the candidacy of  presidential bet labor leader Ka Leody de Guzman and his running mate, former Rep. Walden Bello.

CHED reviews health insurance policy for students

  • May 4,2022
  • SAGISAG Interns

The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) is now conducting a thorough study regarding the provision of health insurance to students who will participate in the reopening of face-to-face classes in the country. 

INC backs UniTeam

  • May 4, 2022

Like in the previous local and national elections, Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) has chosen their candidates for the May 9, 2022 elections.

Marcos Jr. Spox: The debate will never happen

  • April 29, 2022

The debate between rivals Vice President Leni Robredo and Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. will never happen, Marcos Jr.’s spokesman, Atty. Victor Rodriguez, said in a statement.

Less than 1,000 IMPs receive 2nd booster shot

  • April 29, 2022
  • SAGISAG Interns

The National Task Force Against Covid-19 Medical Adviser Dr. Ted Herbosa said that this past Wednesday, not even 1,000 immunocompromised individuals (IMPs) have received their second Covid-19 booster shot.

SC: BGC, some Makati barangays belong to Taguig

  • April 29, 2022

The 729-hectare Bonifacio Global City, along with some barangays in Makati City, belong to Taguig, according to the Supreme Court, affirming the July 2011 decision of the Pasig Regional Trial Court.

Wage increase pushed in CALABARZON

  • April 29,2022
  • SAGISAG Interns

The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) filed a petition by the Region 4-A Regional Wages and Productivity Board last Tuesday to push for a P428 wage increase for workers in the provinces of Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon (collectively CALABARZON).

PRRD signs Marawi Siege Compensation Act

  • April 28,2022
  • SAGISAG Interns

President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed Republic Act No. 11696 or the Marawi Siege Compensation Act which will be the way to compensate the victims or those affected by the Marawi Siege in 2017, Presidential spokesperson Martin Andanar announced Thursday.

Rice prices rise by P2 per kilo

  • April 28, 2022
  • SAGISAG Interns

Bantay Bigas Spokesperson Cathy Estavillo announced that the price of rice has increased by P2 per kilo due to the ongoing oil price hike in the country.

David endorses fellow VP bet Sotto

  • April 28, 2022
  • SAGISAG Interns

Senator Ping Lacson and Senate President Tito Sotto receieved warm welcome from Ormoc City Mayor Richard Gomez during their recent visit.

BatStateU declared as National Engineering University

  • April 28, 2022
  • SAGISAG Interns

The Batangas State University has been declared as National Engineering University under the RA 11694 or the Revised Batangas State University Charter approved by Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte.

Marcoleta ends senate race

  • April 28, 2022

House Deputy Speaker Rodante Marcoleta, known for his efforts to deny the ABS-CBN franchise renewal, has withdrawn from the 2022 senatorial race.

Duterte to skip US-ASEAN summit in May

  • April 27, 2022
  • SAGISAG Interns

President Rodrigo Duterte turned down the invitation to attend the United States- Association of Southeast Asian Nations (US-ASEAN) meeting in Washington, DC on Tuesday, April 26. 

Local Absentee Voting begins today

  • April 27, 2022
  • SAGISAG Interns

An estimated 84, 357 soldiers, police, government staff and media personnel who submitted their applications for local absentee voting are scheduled to cast their votes from today, April 27 to April 29, 2022.

Petroleum prices in the country rise anew

  • April 27, 2022
  • SAGISAG Interns

There has again been a major increase in the price of petroleum products in the country starting yesterday,  April 26, according to the Department of Energy (DOE).

Traders fear return of stricter Covid-19 Alert Levels

  • April 27,2022
  • SAGISAG Interns

Traders in the country now greatly fear the threat of re-enforcement of the stricter COVID-19 alert levels in various parts of the country due to the possible “surge” caused by the relaxation of restrictions. 

Online Precinct Finder launched by Comelec

  • April 27,2022
  • SAGISAG Interns

The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) has launched the online Precinct Finder on Friday, April 22, allowing Filipino voters to check their status and voting centers for the upcoming Election 2022.

DOH mulls vaccination of 4th dose in some non-immunocompromised

  • April 27, 2022
  • SAGISAG Interns

The Department of Health (DOH) is now focusing on some vaccination sites in Metro Manila that allegedly injected a second coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccine booster shot or 4th dose to some individuals who did not have a chronic illness.

P1,000 aid for PWD, seniors proposed

  • April 26, 2022
  • SAGISAG Interns

The Anti Crime Terroism Community Involvement Support Partylist is pushing for an increase in the cash assistance for persons with disabilities (PWD) and senior citizens in the country.

LTFRB clarifies “Window Hour Scheme”

  • April 22, 2022
  • SAGISAG Interns

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) issued a statement regarding the implementation of the new “window hour scheme” on provincial buses in the National Capital Region, which disappointed many passengers.

Duterte attends PNPA graduation in Cavite

  • April 22,2022
  • SAGISAG Interns

Incumbent President Rodrigo Duterte was the guest of honor at the 43rd Commencement Exercises of the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) Alab-Kalis' Class of 2022 at Camp General Mariano N. Castañeda in Silang, Cavite on Thursday, April 21.

Isko lambasts Leni anew

  • April 22, 2022

Presidential aspirant Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso is not yet done with his tirades against rival, Vice President Leni Robredo. 

DOH promotes one week vax drive

  • April 21, 2022
  • SAGISAG Interns

The Department of Health (DOH) is eyeing for the last week of April to be a seven-day vaccination drive, not only for Covid-19 but for all types of vaccines for Filipinos.

DOH halts inoculation of 2nd booster shots

  • April 20,2022
  • SAGISAG Interns

The administration of the second booster shot has been temporarily suspended while experts complete the study, according to the Department of Health (DOH).

Couple dies in accident

  • April 19,2022
  • SAGISAG Interns

A motorcycle rider and his girlfriend were killed after their motorcycle collided with a passenger jeepney in General Trias, Sunday night.

DOH warns against vape use

  • April 19,2022
  • SAGISAG Interns

The Department of Health has expressed concern on the rising number of vape consumers, particularly young people.

DepEd suspends classes near election date

  • April 19, 2022
  • SAGISAG Interns

The Department of Education (DepEd) announced on Monday, April 18, 2022 the suspension of classes from May 2 to 13 to give way to all election-related activities and duties, especially of the teachers.

Muslim groups set aside Isko for Leni

  • April 19, 2022

Islamic leaders on Monday dropped their support to presidential aspirant Manila City Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso and officially backed the candidacy of Vice President Leni Robredo.

Deaf-mute arrested for robbery

  • April 8, 2022
  • SAGISAG Interns

A man with a hearing and speech impairment was arrested after robbing a police house yesterday morning in Brgy. Burol Main, Dasmariñas City.

Isko shuns Pulse Asia survey results

  • April 8, 2022
  • SAGISAG Interns

Presidential candidate Manila City Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso maintained that he will continue his campaign regardless of the results of the latest presidential survey.

Amadeo Water District receives fake bookings

  • April 8, 2022
  • SAGISAG Interns

The Amadeo Water District took to social media to express disappointment as they were victimized by a scammer who pretended to be their employees and ordered fake bookings.

Sara thanks dad for his endorsement

  • April 6, 2022
  • SAGISAG Interns

Vice presidential aspirant Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte thanked her father, President Rodrigo Duterte, for supporting her candidacy.

LPA brings thunderstorm over VisMin,

  • April 5,2022
  • SAGISAG Interns

A Low Pressure Area near Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur will bring scattered rains and thunderstorms over Visayas and Mindanao on Tuesday, April 5.

From Isko to Leni: Ikaw Muna Pilipinas shifts support

  • April 5, 2022

Volunteer group Ikaw Muna Pilipinas (IM Pilipinas) Visayas chapter is shifting support, from presidential aspirant Manila City Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso to his opponent Vice President Leni Robredo. 

The tale of two different learning set ups

  • March 31, 2022
  • SAGISAG Interns

The Covid-19 pandemic has created the largest disruption of education systems in human history, affecting nearly 1.6 billion learners in more than 200 countries.

Hackers steal $625-M in major cryptocurrency heist

  • March 3, 2022

In what is now known as one of the biggest cryptocurrency heists in history, hackers steal about $625 million worth of assets from Ronin Network, the blockchain service that supports the popular game Axie Infinity.

Robredo tops Twitter survey

  • March 30,2022
  • SAGISAG Interns

With only more than a month left before the May 9, 2022 elections, social media surveys are becoming more rampant.

New C-295 plane from Spain received by PAF

  • March 29,2022
  • SAGISAG Interns

The Philippine Air Force (PAF) received on Monday a new C-295 medium transport plane from Spain. The aircraft was welcomed with a water salute, a traditional ceremony.

Singapore to lift restrictions on vaxxed travelers

  • March 25,2022
  • SAGISAG Interns

Singapore will lift the restriction for all vaccinated travelers starting next week, as Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong celebrated on Thursday a “major milestone” in the aviation hub’s efforts to live with the Covid-19.

COMELEC resumes “Operation Baklas”

  • March 23, 2022
  • SAGISAG Interns

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will resume its "Operation Baklas" or removal of prohibited campaign materials on Friday, as the official 45-day campaign period for candidates for local positions in the May 9 polls starts.

4-day workweek proposed

  • March 22, 2022
  • SAGISAG Interns

The labor department has proposed a 4-day workweek in light of the rising prices of commodities and fuel products.

12,000 daily passenger arrivals expected this summer

  • March 22,2022
  • SAGISAG Interns

As the Philippines continue to loosen travel restrictions, up to 12,000 passengers per day are expected to arrive at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), the Bureau of Immigration said on Monday.

F2F classes resume

  • March 17, 2022
  • SAGISAG Interns

As the Philippines slowly transition to the new normal, students are going back to schools.

"RitKen" no more?

  • March 17
  • SAGISAG Interns

Many fans were left wondering if Ken Chan's latest pairing with Bianca Umali meant the end of his love team with Rita Daniela. 

DOH: No COVID-19 Deltacron variant in Ph yet

  • March 17, 2022
  • SAGISAG Interns

With the release of the new COVID-19 alert level status in some areas, Tuesday, March 15, the Department of Health (DOH) clarified that there have been no recorded cases of the new COVID-19 "deltacron" variant in the country.

Amihan Ends - PAGASA

  • March 16,2022
  • SAGISAG Interns

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) announced on Wednesday that the northeast monsoon or locally known "amihan" is over— marking the start of the dry season.

Online OJT

  • March 15, 2022
  • SAGISAG Interns

Senior college students have their fair share of struggles in times of the pandemic.

Workers group mulls P750 minimum wage

  • March 15,2022
  • SAGISAG Interns

The Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino (BMP), a union of Filipino workers, is seeking an increase in the national minimum wage amid higher prices of commodities.

Marcos Jr. to skip Comelec debate

  • March 15, 2022

Partido Federal ng Pilipinas standard bearer former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. will not participate in the forthcoming debate organized by the Commission on Elections (Comelec), his camp confirmed.

Sara Duterte says she's part of LGBTQ community

  • March 11, 2022

Vice presidential candidate Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio during a meet and greet event with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) community members in Quezon City said she’s also part of the group.

Kakampinks pushback against Rep. Boying Remulla

  • March 7, 2022
  • Bea Grace Pascual

Supporters of Vice President Leni Robredo slammed Cavite 7th District Representative Jesus Crispin “Boying” Remulla for alleging that some attendees of the presidential bet’s grand rally on March 4 were paid and were “hakot” crowds. 

ICYMI, Isko says no to reviving BNPP

  • March 4, 2022
  • Bea Grace Pascual

Presidential aspirant Manila City Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso is not in favor of reviving the controversial Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP) if he wins in the May 2022 elections. 

SolGen wants Comelec-Rappler agreement junked

  • March 1, 2022
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

Solicitor General Jose Calida urged the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to cancel its agreement with online media company Rappler on producing voter education contents in line with the election season.

PH condemns invasion of Ukraine

  • March 1, 2022
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

The Philippines has joined the United Nations (UN) in condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said in a statement on Monday, February 28.

PH records lowest COVID-19 cases this year

  • February 28, 2022
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

For the first time this year, the country recorded less than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases in a day, the Department of Health (DOH) confirmed on Monday, February 28.

Marcos Jr., Sara lead OCTA survey

  • February 28, 2022
  • Bea Grace Pascual

The tandem of presidential aspirant Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and vice presidential bet Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio topped the latest surveys conducted by independent group OCTA Research.

MRT-3 back to 100% capacity on March 1

  • February 28, 2022
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

As the national capital region (NCR) shifts to Alert Level 1 on March 1, the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) will be operating at 100 percent passenger capacity, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) announced on Monday.

NCR mayors recommend shift to Alert Level 1

  • February 23, 2022
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

All mayors in Metro Manila voted to deescalate the region to Alert Level 1 starting this month, Metro Manila Council (MMC) chair Edwin Olivarez confirmed.

PNP helicopter crash leaves 1 dead, 2 injured

  • February 21, 2022
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

One police personnel died while two others were hurt after a helicopter of the Philippine National Police (PNP) crashed in Real, Quezon on Monday, February 21.

LRT sets 2 stations as vaccination sites

  • February 21, 2022
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

Light Rail Transit (LRT) passengers can get vaccinated at the Recto and Antipolo stations which will be turned into vaccination sites beginning Tuesday, February 22.

Bongbong to Sara: "Ikaw ay adopted na na Ilocano"

  • February 18, 2022
  • Bea Grace Pascual

Presidential aspirant Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. during his speech addressed to the crowd in his bailiwick, Ilocos Sur introduced his running mate, vice presidential aspirant Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte as an “adopted Ilocano.”

If elected, Pacquiao wants Bro. Eddie as corruption czar

  • February 17, 2022
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

If he wins the upcoming national elections in May, presidential aspirant Senator Manny Pacquiao said he will appoint CIBAC party-list chair and religious leader Bishop Eddie Villanueva as corruption czar.

Comelec commences "Oplan Baklas" in NCR

  • February 17, 20227
  • Bea Grace Pascual

The Commission on Elections began tearing down unlawful election materials as the “Oplan Baklas” commenced in the National Capital Region (NCR).

PH preps for repatriation of Pinoys in Ukraine

  • February 16, 2022
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is in coordination with the foreign service posts in the Ukraine region on the repatriation of overseas Filipinos who wish to go back home amid the threat of Russian invasion.

Marcos Jr. changes mind, now willing to disclose SALN

  • February 16, 2022
  • Bea Grace Pascual

Presidential aspirant former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. is willing to release his Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALN) in public if he wins in the May 2022 poll.

NCR remains under Alert Level 2 until end-Feb

  • February 15, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

Metro Manila is staying under Alert Level 2 until February 28 while seven other areas across the Philippines are placed until Alert Level 3, Sec. Karlo Nograles announced on Monday.

Presidential bets to skip SMNI debate

  • February 14, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

Four presidential candidates have declined the invitation to join the presidential debates organized by SMNI, a media network owned by embattled Pastor Apollo Quiboloy.

Marcos-Duterte still leading in Pulse Asia survey

  • February 14, 2022
  • Bea Grace Pascual

If the election happened in late January 2022, presidential aspirant former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and his running mate vice presidential aspirant Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio would have won the race, the results of the latest survey by Pulse Asia show. 

Economists back Robredo’s candidacy

  • February 11, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

Over a hundred economists, including five former chiefs of the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA), expressed their suppor to Vice President Leni Robredo’s bid for the presidency.

Duterte endorses JV Ejercito’s bid for senate

  • February 9, 2022
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

President Rodrigo Duterte endorsed the candidacy of JV Ejercito in the upcoming national elections, calling the senatorial bet a “friend and a partner” of the administration.

DOH lowers price cap for antigen tests

  • February 9, 2022
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

The government set a lower price ceiling for rapid antigen test kits, a Department of Health (DOH) circular confirmed on Tuesday, February 8.

Public urged to get updated VaxCert

  • February 8, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

The Department of Health (DOH) encouraged the public to request the new version of their vaccination certificate following updates in VaxCertPH.

Australia opens for vaccinated visitors this Feb

  • February 7, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

Nearly two years after closing its borders, Australia is reopening to fully vaccinated travelers beginning February 21, the country’s Prime Minister Scott Morison announced on Monday, February 7.

Wanted by the FBI: Apollo Carreon Quiboloy

  • February 7, 2022
  • Bea Grace Pascual

To recall, in November 2019, United States prosecutors filed sex trafficiking charges against Quiboloy, alleging that the church leader forced young women into sex on the threat of physical abuse and “eternal damnation.”

DOH: More kids below 5 catch COVID-19

  • February 3, 2022
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

There is a rise in the number of COVID-19 cases among children younger than five years old, the Department of Health (DOH) reported on Wednesday, February 2.

Ph reverts to "moderate" risk for Covid-19

  • February 3, 2022
  • Bea Grace Pascual

The Philippines’ risk status for Covid-19 is now back to “moderate” from the previous high and critical risk classification, a health official announced on Wednesday, February 2.

6 more provinces placed under Alert Level 3

  • January 28, 2022
  • Bea Grace Pascual

Six more provinces in the country have been placed under Alert Level 3 by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF).

PH detects 618 more Omicron cases

  • January 27, 2022
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

The Philippines logged 618 more COVID-19 infections caused by the highly transmissible Omicron strain, the Department of Health (DOH) confirmed.

3 more deaths due to Omicron logged in PH

  • January 26, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

The Philippines, on Wednesday, January 26, recorded three new deaths caused by the Omicron COVID-19 variant, the Department of Health (DOH) confirmed.

FDA approves 2 brands of self-test kits

  • January 25, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

The Philippine Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the use of self-administered COVID-19 antigen test kits from Abbott Panbio and Labnovation Technologies, its officer in charge announced Tuesday.

Marcos Jr. says no to releasing SALN

  • January 24, 2022
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

Presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said he will not publicize his Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALN) if he wins the elections, noting that the document might be used for political attacks.

Gordon urges use of saliva test in provinces

  • January 24, 2022
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Chairperson Senator Richard Gordon advised the government to use saliva tests which are more accurate than antigen test kits and cheaper than RT-PCR swab tests.

14 more areas under Alert Level 3

  • January 7, 2022
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

More areas across the Philippines will be under Alert Level 3 beginning Sunday, January 9, amid the spike in COVID-19 infections.

Cops to be deployed to quarantine hotels

  • January 6, 2022
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

The government ordered the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) to deploy police officers to quarantine facilities nationwide to prevent the violation of mandatory quarantine protocol.

Stricter measures placed for unvaxxed

  • January 5, 2022
  • Bea Grace Pascual

As the number of active Covid-19 cases in the country continue to increase, stricter quarantine measure were placed for individuals who have not yet been vaccinated against the disease.

Random COVID-19 test set for LRT, MRT passengers

  • January 3, 2022
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) will be conducting random antigen testing to Metro Rail Transit (MRT) and Light Rail Transit (LRT) passengers, following the rise in COVID-19 cases in the country, the agency announced on Sunday.

DepEd suspends F2F classes in NCR beginning Jan 3

  • January 3, 2022
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

The Department of Education (DepEd) suspended the conduct of in-person classes in the national capital region (NCR) starting January 3 after the area was placed under alert level 3 amid the rising cases of COVID-19.

PH confirms first Omicron cases

  • December 15, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

The new Omicron COVID-19 variant is now present in the Philippines, the Department of Health (DOH) confirmed on Wednesday, December 15.

Duterte drops bid for Senate

  • December 15, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday, December 14, withdrew from the senatorial race in the 2022 national elections.

Bong Go formally withdraws from presidential race

  • December 14, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

Senator Bong Go went to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) office in Manila on Tuesday, December 14, to formally drop his presidential candidacy for the 2022 national elections.

Mark Villar joins Marcos-Duterte slate

  • December 10, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

Former public works secretary and senatorial candidate Mark Villar has been included in Bongbong Marcos and Sara Duterte’ senatorial slate in the upcoming 2022 national elections.

WHO: Omicron may cause milder disease than Delta

  • December 9, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

Preliminary evidence suggests that the Omicron variant of COVID-19 may increase the likelihood of reinfection, but the World Health Organization (WHO) said that the new variant may cause milder disease than the Delta strain.

PH puts France in Red List

  • December 9, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

France will be placed under the Philippines’ Red List, or a list of countries with high COVID-19 risk, beginning December 10 to 15, Malacañang confirmed on Wednesday.

For the second year, UP will not hold UPCAT

  • December 7, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

The University of the Philippines (UP) will not be administering its annual college admissions test for academic year 2022 to 2023, citing logistical difficulties across its system amid the pandemic.

US announces diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics

  • December 7, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

The United States will not be sending official delegations to the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China, the White House announced, citing the human rights abuses in the host country’s Xinjiang region.

36.8M fully vaccinated in Ph

  • December 3, 2021
  • Bea Grace Pascual

The National Task Force (NTF) against COVID-19 reported that there are now 36,869,419 fully vaccinated individuals in the country.

PGH logs no new COVID admission in last 2 days

  • December 3, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

As COVID-19 cases in the Philippines continue to decline, the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) recorded no new coronavirus admission in the last two days, the hospital’s spokesperson said.

28 NCR schools to join pilot F2F classes

  • December 2, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

The Department of Education (DepEd) listed 117 additional schools, including 28 in the national capital region (NCR), that will join the pilot implementation of face-to-face classes.

PH remains at the bottom of resilience ranking

  • December 1, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

The Philippines ranked last in the latest Bloomberg COVID-19 resilience ranking, marking its third month at the bottom of the list which ranked 53 countries across the globe.

No election ads on Google for 2022 elections

  • December 1, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

Google announced that it will pause accepting election advertisements in the Philippines for the upcoming 2022 national elections during the campaign and silence periods from February 8, 2022 to May 9, 2022.

2022 presidential race: Bong Go is out

  • December 1, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

Senator Bong Go announced his withdrawal from the 2022 presidential race on Tuesday, November 30, saying his family is against his bid for the national position.

Sex trafficking charges filed vs Quiboloy in US

  • November 19, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

United States prosecutors filed sex trafficiking charges against Apollo Quiboloy, alleging that the church leader forced young women into sex on the threat of physical abuse and “eternal damnation.”

126 party-lists rejected for 2022 elections

  • November 18, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) denied the registration of 126 party-lists for the 2022 national elections, Commissioner Rowena Guanzon confirmed.

Covovax receives emergency use approval in PH

  • November 17, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the Philippines granted emergency use authorization (EUA) to Covovax COVID-19 vaccine developed by US-based biotechnology company, Novavax.

Healthcare workers can choose COVID-19 booster shot

  • November 17, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

Medical workers are given the freedom to choose which brand of vaccine they want for their booster shots depending on the vaccine availability, according to the Department of Health (DOH) guidelines.

Ex-PNP Chief Eleazar files COC for senator

  • November 15, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

Days after his retirement as Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief, Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar filed his certificate of candidacy for senator on Monday, November 15, the last day of withdrawal and substitution for election 2022.

Bato to withdraw if Sara runs for Pres.

  • November 12, 2021
  • Bea Grace Pascual

Presidential aspirant Senator Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa on Thursday, Nov. 11 said that he is willing to give way in case Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte decides to run for president.

Sara Duterte resigns from regional party

  • November 11, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, on Thursday, November 11 has tendered her resignation from Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP), a regional party she founded in 2018.

Duterte: Vaxxed are heroes, unvaxxed are "pangit"

  • November 11, 2021
  • Bea Grace Pascual

In an attempt to encourage more people to get inoculated against Covid-19, President Rodrigo Duterte hailed vaccinated individuals as “heroes'' and called unvaccinated people “pangit”. 

Comelec sets voting hours for #Election2022

  • November 11, 2021
  • Bea Grace Pascual

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) announced that the voting period for the May 9, 2022 elections will run an hour longer than the last general polls, from 6 AM to 7 PM.

Duterte names Dionardo Carlos as next PNP chief

  • November 10, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

President Rodrigo Duterte appointed Lt. Gen. Dionardo Carlos as the next chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP), the palace announced on Wednesday, November 10.

Salceda: Sara Duterte wanted to be president since May

  • November 10, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

Despite the change of plans in her candidacy, Sara Duterte never changed her mind about wanting to be president as she wanted to run for the post since May, Duterte ally Albay Rep. Joey Salceda said on Wednesday.

Sara Duterte withdraws mayoral candidacy

  • November 10, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has dropped her bid for reelection on Tuesday, November 9, sparking rumors that she is gunning for a national post in the upcoming 2022 national elections.

Bong Go hints at dropping VP bid

  • November 10, 2021
  • Bea Grace Pascual

In case you missed it, In case you missed it, Sen. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Tuesday, Nov. 9 hints at dropping his vice presidential campaign as per President Rodrigo Duterte’s wish.

Manila scraps face shield requirement

  • November 8, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso, on Monday, November 8, signed the ordinance dropping the mandatory use of face shields in the city, except in hospital setting, medical clinics, and other medical facilities.

Metro Manila shifts to Alert Level 2

  • November 5, 2021
  • Bea Grace Pascual

The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Thursday, November 4 approved the further loosening of the quarantine restrictions in the nation’s capital. 

DILG supports scrapping of face shield rule

  • November 5, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) backs the calls to eliminate the mandatory wearing of face shields, its spokesperson said on Thursday.

More passengers allowed in PUVs

  • November 4, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

More passengers will be allowed to ride public utility vehicles (PUVs) beginning Thursday, November 4, as transport capacity to 70 percent from previous 50 percent.

Metro Manila to lift curfew starting Nov 4

  • November 3, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

After a year and a half, the curfew imposed in Metro Manila since the beginning of the pandemic will be lifted on Thursday, November 4, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced.

COVID-19 deaths worldwide breach 5 million

  • November 2, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

The total number of COVID-19 deaths recorded across the globe has surpassed five million less than two years after the pandemic began according to a tally from John Hopkins University.

NCR remains under Alert Level 3 until Nov 14

  • October 29, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

The national capital region (NCR) will be staying under Alert Level 3 until November 14, extending the current lockdown restriction imposed in the region, Malacañang announced on Friday, October 29.

Rapid test kits for rabies launched in PH

  • October 29, 2021
  • Ma. Angelica Demegillo

The use of the rapid test kits for rabies establishes early detection of rabies and accelerates the beginning of treatment, most especially in high-risk areas.

Facebook company changes name to Meta

  • October 29, 2021
  • Bea Grace Pascual

“To reflect who we are and the future we hope to build, I’m proud to share that our company is now Meta,” the founder said in a letter.

LTO rolls out 10-year valid driver’s license

  • October 28, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

Beginning Thursday, October 28, the Land Transporation Office (LTO) will be rolling out 10-year valid driver’s licenses exclusively for motorists with zero violations.

Comelec wants ban, 100k fine on nuisance candidates

  • October 27, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) expressed its support to the proposed measure imposing a P100,000 fine on those who are declared nuisance candidates and suggested that they be disqualified for two consecutive elections.

Kids 12 and below no longer allowed in Dolomite Beach

  • October 26, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

Children aged 12 and younger will no longer be allowed to enter the Manila Baywalk Dolomite Beach beginning Tuesday, October 26, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources announced.

DOH: PH now low-risk for COVID-19

  • October 25, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

Following a surge in cases brought by the more transmissible Delta variant, the Philippines is now classified as “low-risk” for COVID-19, the Department of Health (DOH) said on Monday.

Cusi: Sara Duterte not running under PDP-Laban

  • October 21, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

It’s clear that Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio will not be running under the ruling party, PDP-Laban, Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi said, clearing speculations that she is the party’s substitute presidential candidate.

If elected president, Bato will protect Duterte, himself vs ICC investigation

  • October 19, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

Should he win in the 2022 national elections, Presidential candidate Senator Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa said he will protect himself and President Rodrigo Duterte against the International Criminal Court (ICC) investigation on the alleged abuses that happened during the administration’s drug war.

TUCP condemns ‘no vax, no pay’ scheme

  • October 18, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

Labor group Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) slammed some employers for delaying the salary of their workers who are not yet vaccinated against COVID-19.

Maring death toll rises to 30

  • October 14, 2021
  • Bea Grace Pascual

At least 30 people were killed when Severe Tropical Storm Maring (Kompasu) battered Northern Luzon. 

NCR cemeteries to close from October 29 to November 2

  • October 13, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

All 17 mayors of the cities in Metro Manila agreed to close cemeteries, memorial parks, and columbaria in the region from October 29 to November 2, the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) confirmed.

Mayor Sara Duterte remains firm on re-election bid

  • October 8, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

Sara Duterte-Carpio is standing firm on her decision to seek re-election as Davao City mayor, disappointing her supporters who are appealing for her to run for president in the 2022 national elections.

Emergency alert system used for BBM campaign ad

  • October 6, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

As former senator Bongbong Marcos was filing his certificate of candidacy (COC) afternoon of Wednesday, October 6, mobile users at Sofitel Harbor Garden received an emergency alert warning containing a campaign ad for the president wannabe.

Duterte to prepare defense vs ICC probe

  • October 5, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

President Rodrigo Duterte said he will be preparing his defense for the International Criminal Court (ICC) investigation on the human rights violations committed during his administration’s controversial war on drugs.

More Moderna, Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses arrive in PH

  • October 1, 2021
  • Ma. Angelica Demegillo

More vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer arrived in the country as part of the national government’s continuous efforts to reduce the risks of COVID surges, especially in the face of the more threatening Delta variant.

Kuya Kim is going Kapuso

  • September 29, 2021
  • Ma. Angelica Demegillo

Kapamilya no more? It seems like ABS-CBN’s weather anchor and host Kuya Kim is transferring networks.

Robredo still pursuing opposition unity for 2022 elections

  • September 27, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

Vice President Leni Robredo is still hoping to unify the opposition for the 2022 national elections, noting she will decide on her electoral plans by October 8, the last day of filing of certificate of candidacy.

JV Ejercito announces senatorial bid

  • September 24, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

Former senator JV Ejercito, during an online conference on Friday, September 24, confirmed his bid for the Senate in the upcoming 2022 elections.

How Workplace Security Makes a Difference in Business

  • September 24, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

Next to home, the workplace is perhaps where we spend most of our time. It’s a place of growth, productivity, and relationship-building that’s why keeping it safe and secure should be a top priority for any company.

DILG wants vaccination cards to be worn like IDs

  • September 23, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

An official from the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) suggested wearing vaccination cards like office or school IDs when leaving the house to easily identify vaccinated individuals.

Neri Colmenares to run for senator in 2022

  • September 23, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

Former Bayan Muna party list representative Neri Colmenares confirmed on Thursday, September 23, his plans to vie for a seat in the Senate in the 2022 national elections.

Immigration on the lookout for Julian Ongpin

  • September 22, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

Julian Ongpin, the last companion of late artist Bree Jonson who was found unconscious in a hostel in La Union, has been included in the Bureau of Immigration’s lookout bulletin.

Duterte at UNGA: UN needs to reform itself

  • September 22, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

In a pre-recorded speech at the 76th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said the global organization has been “inadequate” and needs reformation.

US to open up for fully vaccinated visitors

  • September 21, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

The United States announced its plans to welcome fully vaccinated individuals to enter the country beginning November, easing the travel restrictions placed since last year.

CHR chair to Bato: No death penalty in ICC

  • September 21, 2021
  • Bea Grace Pascual

Commission on Human Rights (CHR) chair Chito Gascon on Monday assured Sen. Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa that there is no death penalty in the International Criminal Courts (ICC).

Online Kopyahan: DepEd vows not to tolerate cheating

  • September 21, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

The Department of Education (DepEd) has vowed to investigate the Online Kopyahan Facebook group where students share answer keys to modules and exams amid the blended and distance learning setup.