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But it failed when put to the test.
In the latest big data analysis by think tank and international consortium Deep Knowledge Group, the Philippines ranked 55 out of 200 countries in the latest COVID-19 safety and risk assessment, and was categorized as a country that had the resources and theoretical ...
 
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From the Office of the High Commissioner itself.
The Philippines has caught the attention of the highest office overseeing human rights around the world—the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (United Nations Human Rights)—and not for good reasons.TOP STORY: What Makes the Anti-Terrorism Bill So Alarming?In detailed 26-page report, ...
 
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When everything goes dark, make a meme.
On June 3, lawmakers swiftly passed on third and final reading the Anti-Terrorism Bill. It took less than three days for Congress to pass the bill after President Duterte certified it as urgent amid the COVID-19 pandemic, which the country is finding ...
 
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UP is also the fifth highest ranking university from the Southeast Asian region.
The University of the Philippines (UP) has been recognized as the best university in the Philippines by the 2020 Times Higher Education (THE) Asia University Rankings, placing 65th in the 2020 rankings, which is a 30-point leap from last year’s 95th ranking.TOP ...
 
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The MMDA seems to think so.
Wake up at 5 a.m. Leave the house before 6 a.m. Spend around two hours commuting. Work. Spend another two hours commuting back home. Sleep. Repeat. This is more or less how the average day is spent when you work in Metro Manila—and ...
 
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We're partners with a superpower.
Merely four months after terminating the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States, the Philippine government has now realized the country needs it, after all.The whole kerfuffle began back in January when President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to cancel the VFA if ...
 
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That's almost P120 million in our currency.
It's been close to a week of protests following the death of George Floyd in the hands of police officer David Chauvin in Minneapolis, Minnesota. And the movement has spread all over from Los Angeles to New York.Top Story: Some Branches of Victoria Court ...
 
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Essentially, you could be a terrorist until proven innocent.
On June 1, President Rodrigo Duterte certified as urgent the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020. The House of Representatives acted swiftly on its passage, approving the measure on its second reading and rejecting all attempts to introduce amendments to the bill.TOP STORY: Victoria Court ...
 
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Carlo Katigbak came prepared.
ABS-CBN President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Carlo Katigbak answered all the allegations leveled against the broadcast network.Katigbak once again faced the scrutiny of legislators from the House of Representatives during the hearing on ABS-CBN’s franchise renewal on June 1. In the ...
 
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It’s information and emotional overload 24/7.
Every time we browse social media, we’re bombarded with news about what’s going on in the world, and you don’t need me to tell you that most of it isn’t good. These days, the headlines are all pretty much the same—racial injustice, ...
 
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This new rule confused many motorists.
On June 1, the first day of general community quarantine (GCQ) in Metro Manila, motorist plying the stretch of EDSA were surprised to find that the lanes on the roads have been flipped: The exclusive lane for buses is now on the ...
 
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Brace yourselves for the new normal.
As the MRT gears up for operations for the general community quarantine, city leaders aren't too sure about jeepneys and buses officially returning to the roads. There are certain hazards, of course, and protocols, including the idea of requiring a manifest, that are still being finalized. TOP STORY: Softdrink ...
 
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Juan Ponce Enrile is surrounded by dancing dinosaurs.
Jokes about Juan Ponce Enrile’s age couldn’t get any better than this one. In a TikTok video posted by his granddaughter Kris Ponce Enrile, dancing dinosaurs are seen prancing around the 96-year-old politician, who seemed genuinely happy and enjoying the moment.TOP STORY: Pepsi Paloma's ...
 
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It's the first time this has happened.
Residents in communities around Laguna de Bay were shocked as multiple twisters appeared on the lake just before sunset on May 30. It is the first time such phenomenon happened in the lake.At least five twisters were seen in the photos uploaded ...
 
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Mayor Joni Villanueva-Tugna is the sister of Senator Joel Villanueva and the daughter of Bro. Eddie Villanueva, founder of the Jesus Is Lord Church.
Bocaue, Bulacan Mayor Eleanor "Joni" Villanueva-Tugna has passed away at the age of 42.She's survived by her husband, former CIBAC Party-list Representative Sherwin Tugna, and four children.Villanueva-Tugna is the younger sister of Senator Joel Villanueva. She's also the daughter of House Deputy Speaker ...
 
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The CBCP is on the alert.
It's like Spotlight all over again. A Spanish priest accused of molesting underage parishioners and is facing sexual abuse allegations has escaped his home country and may have fled to the Philippines. His name is Fr. José Maximiano Campos Ruiz. In a circular released by the ...
 
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The two had earlier exchanged heated arguments.
After clashing with each other in a virtual meeting held on May 20, finance secretary Carlos Dominguez III now wants to educate senator Imee Marcos on Economics 101.The two were involved in a heated exchange last week when Marcos claimed Masagana 99, ...
 
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Atty. Christian Monsod corrects a lawmaker about the law.
"Wrong provision, wrong interpretation."This was the opinion of one of the framers of the 1987 Constitution about the alleged exceedingly expired franchise of ABS-CBN. Atty. Christian Monsod, a member of the Constitutional Assembly that framed the 1987 Constitution, allege that those who ...
 
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Paula Mendoza was laid off from work because of COVID-19.
Everyone’s quarantine scene looks different. You have the emerging YouTube-educated chefs, the non-stop Netflix binge-watchers, the workout buffs, and my personal favorite, the pro serial nappers. Whether you’re using this troubling time of mandatory house arrest to stay productive with your passion projects, or you’d ...
 
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There appears to be a lag in the reporting of cases by the DOH.
The Department of Health (DOH) has yet to report 7,119 positive cases of COVID-19, according to a study conducted by the University of the Philippines. The study collected data from 36 testing centers around the country."We recommend that the national government continue ...
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