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It's a race for number 2 like no other.
President Rodrigo Duterte said Tuesday he would run for vice president in 2022, an unprecedented move in Philippine politics that will change race for the country's second highest post.The 76-year-old leader said his vice presidential run would allow him to "continue the crusade" against ...
Both written and unwritten.
With the power to shut down the entire country or mobilize the military for war while in power, to influencing who gets to occupy Malacañang next, the president of the Philippines is king (or queen) of one of Asia's most tumultuous democracies. ...
The history of Nayong Pilipino stretches back over half a century.
Schoolkids of a certain age will remember field trips to Nayong Pilipino: a jaunt through some of the most beautiful regions of the Philippines all in the span of one day. There were scale models of the Banaue Rice Terraces in the ...
There's a 'massive loophole' in the law.
Like in past elections, those putting up veiled campaign materials one year before the actual vote will not be held into account, thanks to a "massive loophole" in the law that Congress needs to fix, Comelec said.The 2007 Election Automation Law states ...
The loans are meant to support the government's pandemic response.
On March 12, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the World Bank (WB) approved a total of $900 million worth of loans for the Philippines’ COVID-19 response. The ADB approved a $400-million (P19.4-billion) loan for the Philippines to purchase COVID-19 vaccines. Under the ...
Your trash can buy cereal, soap, and more.
Quezon City on Tuesday launched a waste trading program that will soon allow residents to swap trash for groceries, as one of Metro Manila's largest cities moved to cut back on plastic waste.The Trash to Cashback program allows individuals to exchange recyclable ...
They trialed and were promised the Pfizer jab.
Photographer Jerome Ascano was on the scene to capture the frustrations of Filipino frontliners with the government. Medical frontliners thronged the Philippine General Hospital Friday to protest a COVID-19 vaccine rollout using one made by China's Sinovac, saying they were promised a different ...
Filipinos will be working on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.
President Rodrigo Duterte amended list of holidays for 2021, making November 2 (All Souls' Day), December 24 (Christmas Eve), and December 31 (New Year's Eve) "Special (Working) Days."  The amendments were made through Proclamation No. 1107. According to the proclamation, the new Special Working ...
The United States named 12 leaders who are winning the fight against corruption.
The United States recognized Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto as one of the world's best leaders who demonstrated effective anticorruption practices. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken launched the International Anticorruption Champions Award to recognize individuals who have demonstrated leadership, courage, and impact in preventing, exposing, ...
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