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Three aspirants for president, one for vice president and 16 for senator did not submit their Statement of Contributions and Expenditures.
Of the 86 candidates who ran for national posts in the May 2022 polls, a quarter or 21 failed to submit their Statement of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCE) to the Commission on Elections (Comelec).Section 14 of Republic Act (RA) 7166 or the Synchronized Elections ...
Is there a shortage of salt, or a shortage of support for the salt industry?
In the Philippines, there's the painful irony of being surrounded by the salty sea yet not having enough supply of salt for the country. In fact, the country's Department of Agriculture wants to keep importing salt. Department of Agriculture (DA) Undersecretary Domingo Panganiban told ...
The Ramon Magsaysay Award is considered Asia's Nobel Prize.
An Indian politician, K. K. Shailaja, was nominated for her outstanding work on India's COVID-19 response. India was one of the hardest-hit countries during the height of the pandemic, with casualties lying in the streets waiting for treatment. At one point, the streets ...
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 ...
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