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Duterte to Pinoys: Emulate heroes amid pandemic

After driving away Spanish colonizers 123 years ago, the Philippines is again struggling to gain freedom this time from COVID-19 against which Filipinos should unite, President Duterte said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJun 12th, 2021

Duterte to Pinoys: Emulate Ninoy’s courage, patriotism

President Duterte advised the younger generation to be patriotic and courageous and emulate the heroism of former senator Benigno Aquino Jr. amid the coronavirus pandemic, during the commemoration yesterday of Aquino’s 37th death anniversary......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2020

Duterte to Pinoys: Unite against COVID

President Duterte urged Filipinos to be united in the battle against the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic and become modern-day heroes, and to display the same bravery that the nation’s heroes showed a century ago in fighting colonizers......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 12th, 2020

Duterte vows quality education amid pandemic, but no other plans in last SONA

"Despite our inability to conduct face-to-face classes during this pandemic," Duterte said, "we remain determined to deliver quality and accessible education to all.".....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 26th, 2021

As online scams jump, Pinoys urged to practice cyberhygiene

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas is urging Filipinos to practice cyberhygiene as cybercriminals continue to take advantage of the shift in consumer behavior amid the COVID-19 pandemic......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 9th, 2021

Pandemic costs push up government debt beyond P11 trillion in May

The government’s outstanding debt sustained an uptrend in May to breach the P11-trillion mark amid the Duterte administration’s continued borrowing binge to fund ballooning pandemic expenses......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 5th, 2021

Like Rizal, 98 frontliners died for a noble cause

A little over a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, at least 98 medical frontliners have died battling an invisible enemy—modern-day Jose Rizals all, as President Rodrigo Duterte described the fallen heroes and their colleagues who continue to serve the nation and save lives......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 18th, 2021

Inspirational Pinoys, stars shine bright in ABS-CBN’S ‘Feel Good Pilipinas’ special ID

We can find the light within us to share with others and fill the world with joy despite the pandemic. This is the timely message of ABS-CBN’s “Feel Good Pilipinas” Special ID that was launched last May 30 on different ABS-CBN platforms.  The Special ID features stories of Filipinos who continue to fight amid challenges, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJun 2nd, 2021

Duterte signs law allowing president to defer SSS rate hike

President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a measure granting him the power to defer contribution hikes in the Social Security System (SSS) this year amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Duterte approved on Wednesday Republic Act 11548, which gave the Philippine president the power to suspend the one-percent increase in contribution rates and monthly salary […] The post Duterte signs law allowing president to defer SSS rate hike appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 28th, 2021

Pinoys want positive, happy, sexy content amid pandemic— producers

Content producers said that preferences and consumption habits of Filipino audiences have shifted amid the pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 25th, 2021

Duterte: Asia-Pacific states should ‘peacefully’ resolve maritime rows

President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday maintained that  Asia-Pacific countries should push to resolve disputes peacefully amid heightened tensions between Manila and Beijing over the South China Sea. Duterte made the statement during his 20-minute conversation with Japan’s Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide as they discussed maritime disputes, coronavirus pandemic, Myanmar crisis, and bilateral cooperation between Manila […] The post Duterte: Asia-Pacific states should ‘peacefully’ resolve maritime rows appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 19th, 2021

NCR Plus returns to GCQ

President Rodrigo Duterte placed Metro Manila and four neighboring provinces comprising the NCR Plus bubble under General Community Quarantine with Heightened Restrictions starting May 15 as he ordered local chief executives to ensure that no fiesta (religious festivity) is held to avoid super-spreader events amid the COVID-19 pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 14th, 2021

Duterte, Putin vow vaccine cooperation

President Rodrigo Duterte and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday discussed the need to boost the global production of anti-coronavirus vaccines, saying Moscow’s jab should be delivered to “as many countries as possible.” In a 30-minute phone conversation, the two leaders underscored the importance of vaccines amid the raging pandemic as they vowed to work […] The post Duterte, Putin vow vaccine cooperation appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

Go pushes 7-point agenda amid MECQ

A seven-point agenda to help citizens cope better with this difficult episode of the pandemic is being pushed by a senator closest to President Duterte......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 12th, 2021

Zarate to gov& rsquo;t: Probe rising crematorium fees amid COVID deaths

Amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, Bayan Muna party-list Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate on Sunday called on the Duterte administration to look into rising crematorium fees......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 11th, 2021

On Day of Valor, Duterte pays tribute to frontliners as Robredo rallies for unity amid dark times

As the country commemorates Day of Valor and grapples with rising COVID-19 infections, President Rodrigo Duterte paid tribute to the frontliners while Vice President Leni Robredo rallies for unity amid "dark times" amid pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 9th, 2021

Duterte backers, other oil firms rake in millions from overpricing amid pandemic

It can be guesstimated that the total additional profits generated by the oil firms from overpricing gasoline and diesel is about P142.50 million a day. Of this amount, P17.10 million went to government in the form of the 12 percent value-added tax (VAT). The post Duterte backers, other oil firms rake in millions from overpricing amid pandemic appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsApr 5th, 2021

Duterte, close to tears, warns of bleak months ahead

Weeks after saying that Filipinos will prevail over the pandemic, President Duterte warned of “bleak months” ahead and admitted that he is having a hard time addressing the COVID crisis amid the continuous infection surge and limited vaccine supply......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 31st, 2021

New cases breach 8k mark: Rody calls for balancing act vs. virus

Closing the economy through coronavirus lockdowns would be disastrous for the country, President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday night, as he called for a balancing act amid the raging COVID-19 pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 23rd, 2021

'DutertePalpak: PH worst in Southeast Asia in COVID-19 response amid surge in new cases

But what is even more alarming for Filipinos is that amid the surge in new COVID-19 cases, the response of the Duterte government to the pandemic more than a year into the crisis remains grossly inadequate and incompetent. While implementing the strictest and longest lockdown in the region, the Philippines continues to lag behind our neighbors in Southeast Asia in actually responding to the pandemic. The post #DutertePalpak: PH worst in Southeast Asia in COVID-19 response amid surge in new cases appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsMar 20th, 2021

A poll& rsquo;s deadly toll

On October 5, 2020, Pulse Asia released the results of its Sept.14-20, 2020 survey indicating that amid the pandemic, 91 percent of Filipinos approved of President Duterte’s performance; only 5 percent disapproved. More than nine out of every 10 Filipinos trusted the Philippine leader......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 17th, 2021