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Duterte tagged as ‘worse than COVID-19 virus’

“Si Duterte ang pinakamasahol, pinakanakamamatay at pinakapahirap na virus na nanalasa sa mamamayan.” (Duterte is the worst, most lethal, most burdensome virus to afflict the Filipino people.) The post Duterte tagged as ‘worse than COVID-19 virus’ appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource: bulatlat bulatlatJun 30th, 2020

Duterte is a paper tiger in strategic terms and is in the process of being torn apart

In their tens of millions, the workers, peasants and the lower middle class are hungry and angry at the Duterte regime and are eager to move against it. The professionals and entrepreneurs have been deprived of income and have fallen into debt and bankruptcy and are ready to join the toiling masses in concerted actions to protest and make demands. Even the big compradors and landlords who are not his close collaborators now consider him a plague worse than the COVID-19 virus. The post Duterte is a paper tiger in strategic terms and is in the process of being torn apart appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJun 16th, 2020

Politicizing a pandemic

Santa Banana, with the warning of no less than the World Health Organization that the COVID-19 pandemic will still get worse, and with a vaccine still nowhere in sight, I wonder why President Duterte and the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases keep on easing protocols......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 1st, 2020

Cimatu gets all powers vs. virus

All the actions to be taken by Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu in leading the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in Cebu City will be treated as the acts of President Rodrigo Duterte, Malacañang said Wednesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 24th, 2020

Cong. Tolentino to lobby return of slashed 2020 PSC budget

Philippine Olympic Committee president and congressman Bambol Tolentino will lobby in the House of Representatives the return of the funds slashed from the national sports agency brought by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Philippine Sports Commission was among the government agencies instructed by the Department of Budget and Management to slice its 2020 budget by more than half. The PSC returned P700 million out of its P900 million budget to be used in the fight against the deadly virus.    PSC’s other source of fund was also severely hit by the health crisis with the dwindling remittance from the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation as most of the country put under community quarantine, forcing the agency to do belt-tightening measures including slashing the national athletes’ allowances in half. Tolentino told reporters on Monday via Zoom press conference that PAGCOR has resumed its remittance. “Nag-remit na ang PAGCOR ulit. I don’t know kung mako-cover na ‘yung portion ng month na nabawasan na ang allowances,” he said. However, anticipating that the remittance won’t be enough, Tolentino announced that he will lobby in Congress the return of the diverted PSC budget. “Pero kung ‘di man ma-cover (ng PAGCOR remittance), my announcement is, not as POC president, but as a member of the House of representative, we will try to give back the amount that was taken from the PSC national development fund na ibinalik sa national treasury for the COVID-19 use. Amounting to P700 million,” said the representative of the eighth district of Cavite. Athletes are set to have their allowances cut in half starting July. “So kung ‘yun lang ang kailangan para maibalik o ma-sustain ang mawawala we will try in the House of Representatives I will lobby for it. We will try to return it in this coming second Bayanihan extension act to return the amount given to the national treasury because of the COVID-19,” said Tolentino. “Para lang ‘wag mabasawan o maibalik, para lang complete ang allowances again ng mga athletes.” The lawmaker added the athletes who brought honor and pride to the country including copping the overall championship in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games held in the country deserve to receive full financial support from the government even amid this crisis. “Ang point ko rito kasi baka di alam ni Pangulong (Rodrigo) Duterte na tinamaan ‘yung mga national athletes, ‘yung mga allowances. Baka kapag nalaman niya, ‘Huh? After giving pride and glory being overall champion sa SEA Games tapos tatamaan din sila, yung mga frontliners natin sa sports,’” he said. “Pipilitin naming ibalik ang amount na ‘yun,” added Tolentino.      --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2020

Activism hits BTS fandom

Fast track this to the current Duterte regime and the Filipino artists, in the mainstream or alternative circles, continue to fight for causes, even at the risk of being red-tagged and branded a “terrorist”. They have lent their names and influence and, whenever necessary, appeared in media or in crowds to fight for democracy and justice, very recently against the so-called Anti-Terrorism Bill which could be worse than martial law. In a way they have become idols of resistance, raising the awareness of their fans and encouraging them to fight for their own rights as citizens. The post Activism hits BTS fandom appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2020

Weaponizing the virus and the law – Duterte’s state terrorism

The COVID-19 pandemic is every tyrant’s dream, to finally have a justification to implement the most repressive measures against its people, purportedly to contain the new and still incurable virus......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsJun 20th, 2020

DepEd Abra consults Abrenians on alternative learning modalities

BANGUED, Abra, June 3(PIA) --With President Rodrigo Duterte's pronouncement that no vaccine for the corona virus disease (COVID-19), no physical or face to face classes, the Abra Schools Division O.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 4th, 2020

COVID-19 infections in Philippines exceed 15,000 with addition of 380 cases

(Update 1, 5:14 p.m.) President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to decide this week whether or not to further relax the coronavirus lockdown of outbreak epicenter Metro Manila and other areas at high risk of virus transmission......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 27th, 2020

Virus Outbreak- Duterte orders his government to aid stranded workers

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has given his government a week to process about 24,000 repatriated Filipino workers stuck for weeks on cruise ships or in COVID-19 quarantine, so they can finally.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMay 26th, 2020

Duterte bantay sarado ng PSG vs virus carrier

Tiniyak ng Presidential Security Group (PSG) na walang makalalapit kay Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte na mga taong dinapuan o hinihinalang carrier ng coronavirus disease 2019 o COVID-19......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsMay 21st, 2020

PH virus patients to be given Avigan

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) has earmarked P18 million for the trial of Avigan, an antiviral medication, on patients suffering from COVID-19. President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday announced the trial in his eighth report to Congress on his administration’s response to the new coronavirus crisis. He said at least three sites had […] The post PH virus patients to be given Avigan appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 20th, 2020

Biotech stocks to watch during COVID-19 vaccine race

The corona situation is getting worse day by day in the world. Lockdown continues in many countries across the globe. The virus has infected more than 2 million people leaving around 120,000 people dead......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 6th, 2020

Lorenzana backs Panelo’s virus ‘invasion’ but stresses pandemic ‘a health issue’

DEFENSE Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Tuesday backed his fellow Cabinet member who branded the coronavirus pandemic an “invasion” but said that it was more a “health issue” than a military one. Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo caused a stir when he said that the Covid “invasion” was basis for President Rodrigo Duterte to impose […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 5th, 2020

BALIK PROBINSYA PROGRAM PLANUHIN

Todo-suporta si Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte sa panukalang “Balik Probinsya” program ni Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go na naglalayong mapaluwag ang mataong National Capital Region kapag naayos na ang sitwasyon ng pandemic na corona virus disease 2019 (Covid-19). Maganda ang layunin ng Balik Probinsya program dahil magbibigay ito ng pagkakataon sa mga taong babalik sa kanilang […] The post BALIK PROBINSYA PROGRAM PLANUHIN appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2020

Rody ups reward for virus cure to P50 million vows more if he& rsquo;s & lsquo;happy& rsquo;

President Rodrigo Duterte has raised the reward to any Filipino who can find a vaccine for the coronavirus disease to P50 million from P10 million, even as the confirmed cases of COVID-19 infections continued to rise......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 25th, 2020

Pasukan sa Disyembre tinitimbang

Pinag-aaralang mabuti ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte ang panukalang sa Disyembre na ituloy ang pasok sa mga paaralan para makontrol ang pagkalat ng COVID-19. Ani Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, tinitingnan ng Pangulo ang suhestiyon ng mga eksperto mula sa University of the Philippines (UP) kung magiging epektibo nga laban sa pagkalat ng virus ang suspensiyon ng […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2020

Martial law-like lockdown does not combat COVID-19

The Duterte administration should focus its energy on containing the virus instead of containing the growing discontent. The post Martial law-like lockdown does not combat COVID-19 appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsApr 21st, 2020

Duterte, Trump talk on bilateral efforts vs. virus

Malacañang on Monday said that President Rodrigo Duterte and US President Donald Trump discussed bilateral efforts to combat the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), as the world continues battling the pandemic that has claimed more than 165,000 lives since December 2019......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 20th, 2020

Davao City LGU guarantees cremation of COVID-19 deaths in the city

DAVAO CITY April 17 (PIA) - The Davao City Government guarantees the cremation of all Corona Virus Disease-19 infection patients who passed away in the city.Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio said th.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsApr 19th, 2020

Davao City LGU guarantees cremation of COVID-19 deaths in the city

DAVAO CITY April 17 (PIA) - The Davao City Government guarantees the cremation of all Corona Virus Disease-19 infection patients who passed away in the city.Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio said th.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsApr 18th, 2020