Troops to pay for other vax if they don’t want Sinovac: AFP

MANILA – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Thursday said coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) inoculation is mandatory for all of its personnel but they have the option to choose among vaccine brands other than Sinovac at their own expense. “Thus, to get inoculated or not is not an option for the members of the …

P400-M town hospital to rise in MisOr

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Local and national officials led the groundbreaking of the P400 million public hospital that will serve mostly residents of the eastern part of Misamis Oriental in Villanueva town, Misamis Oriental, on February 18.. The Northeastern Misamis General Hospital is level two 100-bed capacity health care facility located in Barangay Looc, Villanueva, just …

‘Balik Probinsiya’ to resume early this year

DAVAO CITY – Suspended in June this year, the Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa (BP2) program is set to resume early this year , the National Housing Authority announced Wednesday, December 30, In an interview, Marcelino Escalada, executive director of the program and general manager of the National Housing Authority, said it was put on hold to …

Mga Kongresista nga nalambigit sa korapsyon gi-nganlan ni Duterte

DAKBAYAN SA DAVAO— Bisan pa man wala pay klarong ebidensya ginganlan ni Presidente Rodrigo Duterte ang mga pangalan sa mga Kongesista nga nakasulat sa listahan sa Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission’s (PACC) nga nalambigit kuno sa korapsyon. Gihimo ni Duterte ang pag-anunsyo una niya gisugdan ang iyang public address sa telebisyon niadtong Lunes sa Gabii, Disyembre 28,2020. …

Duterte signs P4.5-Trillion 2021 national budget

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has signed into law Monday the P4.5-trillion 2021 national budget that allocates money for the government’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout and infrastructure development. Attending the signing ceremony in Malacañang were select members of the Senate and the House of Representatives. “I stand before you today happy and proud to sign the 2021 …

Duterte to veto some items in 2021 annual budget

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte would use his veto power to get rid of some provisions included in the proposed 2021 General Appropriations Act, Malacañang said on Friday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque issued the statement just days before the anticipated ceremonial signing of the proposed PHP4.5-trillion national budget for 2021. ‘Sigurado po na magkakaroon po ng …

Killer-cop a disgrace to police; will pay for crimes: DILG

MANILA – Interior Secretary Eduardo Año on Wednesday labeled Police MSgt. Jonel Nuezca a “cold-blooded murderer” and a “disgrace to the police profession”. In a news release, Año assured the public that Nuezca would face the full force of the law for the double murder of a mother and son over an altercation in Paniqui, Tarlac …

Duterte tells police to act in accordance with the law following Tarlac Murders

DAVAO CITY — The Tarlac shooting that killed a mother and her son is an isolated incident that won’t be tolerated, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte said on Monday as he reminded all uniformed personnel of the police force to perform their duties in accordance with the law. “Do your duty, enforce the law. Your actions …

Balik Probinsya program kicks off in Lanao del Norte

DAVAO CITY — The government’s Balik Probinsiya Bagong Pag-asa (BP2)  has finally been given flesh, as the National Housing Authority (NHA) and the local government unit (LGU) formally launched the  Program in the town of Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte last Tuesday, November 24. The BP was born as the country struggles to fight against the …