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‘Maid In Malacañang’ Star Ella Cruz Lectured By Fellow Celebrities, Netizens Over Remarks About History

July 5, 2022
Netizens urged actress Ella Cruz to educate herself more after brushing off history as mere “tsismis.” Cruz portrays Irene Marcos-Araneta in Viva Films’ Maid in Malacañang along with award-winning star Cesar Montano who plays the late dictator. In an interview promoting the film, Cruz said history could easily be just plain gossip. “History is like […] More
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BBM Tackles Food Shortage

July 5, 2022
Sets marching orders in first meeting with DA execs President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. issued a flurry of marching orders to officials of the Department of Agriculture, with focus on policies to address a looming food crisis which he said could hit the country “in the next two quarters.” Marcos, who personally heads the DA portfolio, […]
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Xi To Invite Marcos To Visit China, Beijing’s Top Diplomat Set To Arrive

July 5, 2022
Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi will arrive in Manila today (Tuesday) for a two-day visit upon the invitation of Foreign Affairs Secretary Enrique Manalo. He is scheduled to make a courtesy call on President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to personally extend an invitation from Chinese leader Xi Jinping for the Philippine leader to […]
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Bautista Nixes Status Quo In Land Transport

July 5, 2022
Transportation Secretary Jaime Bautista said the status quo in land transportation is simply “unacceptable” as he saw for himself the long queue of passengers hoping to catch a free ride at the EDSA Carousel Monday morning. “At 7 a.m. earlier, I saw the long line of passengers. I don’t think the status quo is acceptable […]
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Palace: Evaluation Of Candidates For Still-vacant Posts In Final Stage

July 5, 2022
President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. is moving closer toward completing his Cabinet as the selection process for the remaining vacant posts is now in the “final evaluation stage,” the Palace said Monday. “It takes time to evaluate candidates for these positions. I understand this is now going to the final evaluation stage. So, I don’t […]
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All’s Not Lost For Bulacan Freeport, Government To Back Bill Once ‘corrected’

July 5, 2022
President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. will fully support the establishment of a special economic zone and freeport adjacent to the proposed airport city in Bulacan province once Congress “corrects” provisions that pose substantial fiscal risks to the country, Malacañang said Monday. In her first regular Palace press briefing, Press Secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles said the President was […]
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Big Price Cuts On Diesel, LPG, But Gas Unchanged

July 5, 2022
Oil companies cut pump prices by as much as P3.40 per liter effective 12:01 a.m. Tuesday to reflect the movement of prices in the world oil market. The rollback cut diesel prices by P3 per liter and kerosene by P3.40 a liter but left gasoline prices unchanged. It also gave consumers a reprieve after four […]
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Average Daily COVID Cases Jump 60%, OCTA Sees Drop Next Week

July 5, 2022
The Philippines logged 7,398 new COVID-19 cases from June 27 to July 3, 2022 with a daily average of 1,057 cases, the Department of Health (DOH) said Monday. The DOH reported that this average is 60 percent higher than the average of 662 cases recorded from June 20 to June 26. Data also showed that […]
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Medical Reserve Corps Bill Pushed

July 5, 2022
Three legislators led by Leyte 1st District Rep. Martin G. Romualdez have proposed the creation of a Medical Reserve Corps for deployment in case of health emergencies like the COVID-19 pandemic. The proposal of Romualdez, and Representatives Yedda Marie Romualdez and Jude Acidre, both of party-list group Tingog, is contained in House Bill (HB) 2 […]
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SC Strikes Down ERC Regulation On Power Mart

July 5, 2022
The Supreme Court has nullified the order issued by the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) that regulated the prices in the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) for the supply months of November and December 2013 to ensure a competitive market environment among power generation companies (gencos) and to safeguard the interest of the consuming public. In […]
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Cause For Concern

July 5, 2022
Transmission of coronavirus 2019 or COVID-19 has shown no signs of slowing down, with daily infections appearingly still on the rampage, sans signs of slowing down in recent days, breaching the 1,000 mark after a relative decline of about four months. We know health authorities are on top of the situation, monitoring in the process […]
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Ressa And Rappler Must Be Exposed

July 5, 2022
“Rappler can continue with its activities as usual, because the SEC closure order is not final and executory because Ressa and Rappler have the right to appeal the closure order of the SEC.” The outcry of left-leaning members of Congress, particularly by Leni Robredo appointed opposition leader Senator Risa Hontiveros and lamentably by the National […]
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Government To Miss $200 Billion In High-value Exports

July 5, 2022
“The SMC president firmly believes that the long-term benefits to the country of the ecozone would far outweigh and outnumber any supposed ‘losses’ due to the grant of incentives to future investors.” Government stands to reap upwards of US$200 billion in export revenues annually from potential foreign investors—from the aviation, manufacturing, technology, education, healthcare, and […]
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