Biden backs son Hunter after US tax probe revealed

US President-elect Joe Biden has expressed full confidence in his son Hunter, a frequent target of Republican attacks, after it was revealed last week that he was under a federal tax investigation. During his unsuccessful re-election campaign, President Donald Trump launched repeated accusations against Hunter and said the Bidens were a “corrupt” family and a […] The post Biden backs son Hunter after US tax probe revealed appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerDec 18th, 2020

Blue Ribbon needs & lsquo;bill of particulars& rsquo; to start probe

Sen. Richard Gordon on Wednesday said the Senate Blue Ribbon committee which he heads cannot initiate a probe into the corruption issues revealed by Sen. Manny Pacquiao as these are based only on newspaper accounts......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 7th, 2021

Ahong backs limited face-to-face classes in Lapu schools

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines – Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan is in favor of implementing limited face-to-face classes for the next opening of class this year. Chan even revealed that there’s a school already in the city that has already asked his permission to adopt a limited face-to-face class. This is especially useful for senior […] The post Ahong backs limited face-to-face classes in Lapu schools appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 13th, 2021

Biden backs Japan PM on holding safe and secure Olympic Games

US President Joe Biden on Friday gave his backing to Japan's efforts to hold a "safe and secure" Olympic Games this year after talk of cancelation due to the Covid-19 pandemic......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 19th, 2021

EU backs Biden on Iran nuke deal

The EU said Monday it looks forward to working soon with US President-elect Joe Biden on resurrecting the Iran nuclear deal, and rejected Tehran’s accusations it had aligned with Washington’s sanctions......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 12th, 2021

Attorney General Barr Hunter Biden will not name special counsel for investigation

Outgoing Attorney General William Burr said on Monday that he saw no reason for a special counsel to handle the criminal investigation of President-elect’s........»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 22nd, 2020

Probe of Dengvaxia raps set  

  The Department of Justice (DoJ) is set to conduct next year the preliminary investigation of the sixth batch of complaints over the deaths of those who received the anti-dengue vaccine Dengvaxia. Prosecutor General Benedicto Malcontento revealed this Saturday after the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) filed the sixth batch of complaints before the DoJ last […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsDec 19th, 2020

Rape Jim Jordan: Voters Don’t Know ‘Just Wrong’ About Hunter Biden’s Investigation Before Election

The media and the American people should have known about the federal investigation into the presidential election Joe Bidenthe son is Hunter Rep. Jim........»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 14th, 2020

Praybeyt Benjamin backs out from MMFF 2020; here s complete list

The complete list of entries to this year's Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) has been revealed to the media earlier today......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 24th, 2020

Cagayan gov backs probe on Magat management

Cagayan Gov. Manuel Mamba is backing calls for an investigation of the Magat Dam management, which he blames for the massive flooding that left 13 people dead in his province......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 17th, 2020

House set to launch probe on Ulysses floods

“As the death toll continues to rise, and the extent of damage is slowly being revealed, there is an urgent need to examine the actions that were taken during, before and after the onslaught of Typhoon Ulysses,” Velasco said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 16th, 2020

Go backs call to probe sports complex deal

Sen. Christopher “Bong” Go said the truth on the allegation on the construction of sports facilities in the New Clark City by the Bases Conversion and Development Authority should come out......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 11th, 2020

Ariana Grande drops sultry new album, backs Biden

Pop superstar Ariana Grande had the twitterati abuzz Friday after dropping her third album in three years, a pandemic-era meld of juicy pop and soulful R&B that sees the superstar’s soaring vocals turn increasingly carnal......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 1st, 2020

Trump restarts public speeches, falsely claims Covid has a cure

US President Donald Trump will give a public speech at the White House on Saturday for the first time since testing positive for Covid-19, and will also hold a Florida rally next week in an attempt to relaunch his stumbling reelection campaign with only 25 days to go. Knocked off the campaign trail by his hospitalization for three nights last week, the president is in the midst of a frenetic bid to catch up with surging Democratic challenger Joe Biden. On Friday, during an extended media blitz, he falsely claimed that Covid-19 now has a cure. He also revealed that he’d been told he was near death at the worst of his bout with the virus, which has killed more than 210,000 Americans and severely dented his chances of winning a second term on November 3. Saturday’s speech, which a senior administration official said would be on Trump’s favored theme of “law and order,” will give him a chance to dispel lingering doubts about his health. The crowd will be on the South Lawn of the White House, while the president will stand up on the balcony, the official said, confirming US media reports. And on Monday, Trump will take another big step by holding a rally in Sanford, in the crucial electoral state of Florida, his campaign said. The events come despite continued questions over how sick Trump was last week and how complete his recovery is now, with White House officials refusing to answer basic queries including the date on which the president first contracted the virus and whether he has tested negative since. – ‘Better than a vaccine’ – On Friday, Trump gave a marathon interview to right-wing talk radio host Rush Limbaugh in which he said the experimental Regeneron antibody cocktail that he took as part of therapeutic treatment was “a cure.” It’s “a total game changer” and “better than a vaccine,” he said. In fact, there is no cure and still no approved vaccine for the coronavirus. Trump repeatedly asserted that he feels fine and he has been backed up by statements from the presidential physician, Sean Conley. But in his Limbaugh interview, Trump suggested for the first time that he had been close to death, had it not been for the therapeutic drugs. “I’m talking to you today because of it. I could have been a bad victim,” he said, referring to friends of his who had died from Covid-19. Trump said that doctors told him afterward, “you were going into a very bad phase.”  “You know what that means,” said the president. According to Conley, Trump is now fit for a “safe return to public engagement” from Saturday. – Battle for attention – Trump has tried to fill the gap left by his enforced absence from the campaign trail by making back-to-back appearances on friendly media outlets. He twice spoke at length on Fox on Thursday and was due back on Fox’s Tucker Carlson Tonight show late Friday, appearing from the White House where he was to undergo what the network described as an on-air “medical evaluation,” conducted remotely by Fox contributor Doctor Marc Siegel. Biden, however, is already picking up the pace of travel, with a stop in Nevada on Friday after going to Arizona on Thursday. Polls show Biden leads heavily in key demographics including women and the elderly, prompting analysts to talk increasingly of a possible landslide victory. Trump’s biggest liability — overwhelming public dissatisfaction over his handling of the coronavirus crisis — has returned as the headline issue of the campaign thanks to the president’s own infection. Adding to the pressure, congressional Democrats who control the House of Representatives unveiled plans for a commission to investigate a president’s physical and mental fitness for the job — a move clearly meant to jab at Trump. The speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, said it was time to examine Trump’s “disassociation from reality.”.....»»

Category: newsSource: NewsOct 9th, 2020

There may never be a COVID-19 ‘silver bullet’: WHO

The World Health Organization warned Monday that there might never be a “silver bullet” for the new coronavirus, despite the rush to discover effective vaccines. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus/AFP FILE/ MANILA BULLETIN The WHO urged governments and citizens to focus on doing the known basics, such as testing, contact tracing, maintaining physical distance and wearing a mask in order to suppress the pandemic, which has upended normal life around the globe and triggered a devastating economic crisis. “We all hope to have a number of effective vaccines that can help prevent people from infection,” WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a virtual press conference. “However, there’s no silver bullet at the moment — and there might never be. “For now, stopping outbreaks comes down to the basics of public health and disease control. “Do it all,” he urged. The novel coronavirus has killed nearly 690,000 people and infected at least 18.1 million since the outbreak emerged in Wuhan in China last December, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP. China mission The WHO began pressing China in early May to invite in its experts to help investigate the animal origins of COVID-19. The UN health agency sent an epidemiologist and an animal health specialist to Beijing on July 10 to lay the groundwork for a probe aimed at identifying how the virus entered the human species. Their scoping mission is now complete, said Tedros. “The WHO advance team that travelled to China has now concluded their mission to lay the groundwork for further joint efforts to identify the virus origins,” he said. “WHO and Chinese experts have drafted the terms of reference for the studies and programme of work for an international team, led by WHO. “The international team will include leading scientists and researchers from China and around the world. “Epidemiological studies will begin in Wuhan to identify the potential source of infection of the early cases. “Evidence and hypotheses generated through this work will lay the ground for further, longer-term studies.” The pair have not yet returned to the WHO’s Geneva headquarters for a debriefing. Scientists believe the killer virus jumped from animals to humans, possibly from a market in the city of Wuhan selling exotic animals for meat. Chinese officials said early in the outbreak that the virus may have spread from a market in the city, which sold live and wild animals, but no further confirmation of that has been revealed......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2020

Probe alleged PhilHealth anomalies, solon urges

Surigao del Norte 2nd District Rep. Robert Ace Barbers has joined the list of lawmakers seeking an investigation on the alleged corruption in the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (Philhealth). He filed House Resolution No. 1068 seeking to direct the House Committee on Public Accounts, chaired by Anakalusugan partylist Rep. Michael Defensor to look into the alleged anomalies besetting the government corporation that is mandated to help provide affordable, available and accessible health care service for all Filipinos. “There is a need to determine and address the alleged corruption issues to safeguard the Philhealth’s fund and determine the accountability of the Philhealth officials in order to ensure provision of quality, credible, and reliable services to its members,” he said. He noted that it was uncovered last June 2019, that there were some Philhealth officials who allegedly created a scheme where medical clinics or establishment continue to receive payoffs for dialysis treatment even after the death of the patients.  “On July 23, 2020, another corruption controversy circulated on social media in which three Philhealth officials resigned from their posts after alleged corruption activities in the agency were accidentally revealed during a Zoom meeting. One of the said officials who tendered his resignation is the anti-fraud legal officer of Philhealth, Atty. Thorsson Montes Keith, citing widespread corruption as one of his reasons,” Barbers said.  He said even Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque bared the supposed “systemic corruption” in Philhealth involving those in the agency’s higher echelons.  “Atty. Roque revealed that an investigation has been conducted on the alleged anomalies on the overprices purchased of an IT system worth over P2 billion,” Barbers said.  Defensor also filed House Resolution No. 1069 seeking  motu proprio investigation on the corruption issues hounding Philhealth that led to the resignation of several personalities.  “When there seems to be a pattern of alleged abuses where loopholes can be taken advantage of by the unscrupulous, a systemic change needs to be done to overhaul the present set up,” he said......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsAug 1st, 2020

Vice President backs probe on DOH, DBM response on COVID

Vice President Leni Robredo yesterday backed the decision of the Office of the Ombudsman to look into alleged irregularities in the handling of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic in the country......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2020

PNP-PDEA misencounter probe report out soon

Department of Justice (DoJ) Secretary Menardo Guevarra announced on Sunday that the results of the investigation on the “misencounter” between the operatives of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in an illegal drugs operation in Quezon City last February will be turned over to the agency this month. The […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2021

Calls mount for Senate probe into LTFRB’s low funds utilization

“The LTFRB failed to fully deliver the Service Contracting Program within its original timeframe. Even with the extension of the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act, they still flopped in fully utilizing their allocated budget for the program. These delays raise serious concerns on the capacity of the LTFRB to implement the program in the first place.".....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2021

AJ Raval now single; says she s open to fall in love with co-star

Actress AJ Raval revealed that she is now single after she and boyfriend Axel Torres broke up. .....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 21st, 2021

Philippines backs 10-year APEC food security roadmap

The Philippines has thrown full support behind Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation 10-year food security roadmap, according to the Department of Agriculture......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 21st, 2021