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Watch Teaser If We Erase Traditional Politics We Win

This Philippine province of almost two million people, or 1.9 (1,952,544) million warm bodies according to the official census count of 2015 is the biggest in the Bicol region in terms of population and land area. While it is rich in natural resources and beautiful scenic places, majority of its […]

Watch busy foot traffic on mall hallway intersection

This is a short footage of foot traffic on a mall hallway intersection. This is a short footage of foot traffic on a mall hallway intersection. The scenes are in sharp contrast to malling in the west which is slowly dying, with the sharp switch to on-line shopping already. In […]

Watch the PH House of Representatives abolish the Commission on Human rights

Watch the fast paced version (Cbanga360.net version) of the discussion by the lower chamber of the Philippines’ congress, the House of Representatives on the proposed 2018 budget of the Commission on Human Rights. Follow the discussion as the representative from the Party List Sagip, the Honorable Rodante Marcoleta take the […]

Malacanang designates interim caretaker for Department of Agrarian Reform

President Rodrigo Duterte has designated Undersecretary Rosalina Bistoyong as Officer-In-Charge of the Department of Agrarian Reform. She will occupy the vacated post of Rafael Mariano whose nomination was rejected by the powerful joint congressional Commission on Appointments last September 6. Bistoyong is a career executive service professional in the government […]

BSP wants you to know the Philippine bank notes are hard to counterfeit

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas wants you to know that it would be very difficult to produce a counterfeit of the new generation Philippine bank notes now in circulation. With the very stringent process, the bank note paper used made up of cotton with Philippine abaca, and all other security features […]

Peso seen to breach the 54 level to a US dollar in 2018

This should confirm the long suspected plunge of the peso vis-à-vis the US dollar. Now the peso is seen to weaken further beyond the range of 48-50 until the end of year 2017. If it does, which is srongly possible, President Rodrigo Duterte’s economc managers are missing something. Yet, it […]

BSP to demonetize coins: Is it time yet to break open the piggy bank?

Soon, piggy bank savers will have to unload before the coins become worthless. It is because the Philippines’ Bangko Sentral (BSP) is set to release new generation coins with security features before the end of this year. Coins that will have a makeover include the one centavo, fifty centavos, one […]

Heaven teardrops: Duterte’s second SONA will have rainshowers?

Heaven cries, Duterte’s second SONA will have rainshowers? As supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte flock around the venue of his second SONA, rainshowers is predicted to prevail in Metro Manila this Monday. The southwest monsoon also affects the western section of Luzon and the Visayas, state weather bureau PAGASA disclosed. […]

Military, local police ready to secure President Duterte on Second SONA

Military, local police ready to secure President Duterte on Second SONA. Yes, securing President Redrigo Duterte on his second State of the Nation Address today is the primary focus of the Armed Forces of the Philippines this Monday, more than ever. the Armed Forces of the Philippines announced it has […]

DSWD will reduce 4P’s beneficiaries after loans from World Bank and ADB are gone

The Department of Social Welfare and Development is seen to continue supporting its 4P’s beneficiaries maybe beyond 2019. This information was confirmed Monday by the agency belying rumors that Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) is set to end in 2019. Social Welfare secretary Judy Taguiwalo clarified the misconception and pointed […]

Raagas takes over as new OIC of BuCor

On Monday Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre named Rey M. Raagas as officer-in-charge of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor), replacing Benjamin Delos Santos who resigned from the position last week. Raagas is currently BuCor’s administrative division chief. Delos Santos file his irrevocable resignation last July 13 after Aguirre ordered the National […]

Delos Santos stays as BuCor chief despite resignation, but for a while

He is staying, but for a while. Yes, Bureau of Corrections director Benjamin Delos Santos, after all, will stay put in his post even as he has tendered an irrevocable resignation last July 13 already. It was because justice secretary Vitaliano Aguirre ordered him to stay. What can he do […]

Phillippines nationwide smoking ban starts July 22

Smokers, take note of this. Two days before President Duterte’s second State of the Nation Address, the nationwide ban on smoking in public places including conveyances will get implemented on July 22nd. Duterte previously signed an executive order (EO 26) on May 16 this year that will enforce the establishment […]

Agriculture Secretary Pinol admits garlic cartel exists, bans 43 traders

On Wednesday, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Pinol disclosed the banning of 43 importers who failed to use their import permits. The DA official came forward with the announcement in the midst of rising prices of garlic in the local markets. The ban on 43 traders would leave 111 more players in […]

Opening salvo: Preliminary conference on Marcos poll protest VS. Robredo starts July 11

Opening salvo: Preliminary conference on Marcos poll protest VS. VP Robredo starts July 11 The Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) sitting as Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) will start the preliminary conference on the election protest of former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. against Vice President Leni Robredo on Tuesday. […]

Why Bongbong Marcos wants Leni Robredo out as Vice President

Why Bongbong Marcos wants Leni Robredo out as Vice President. This is why defeated vice presidential candidate and former senator Ferdinand Marcos, Jr., wants Leni Robredo out as the duly elected vice president during the elections of May 2016. Marcos is contesting the results of 36,465 clustered precincts in 30 […]

AFP to create workforce unit to defend military cyberspace

The Armed Force of the Philippines (AFP) is coming up with a Cyberspace Strategic Plan expected to be finalized within the upcoming third quarter of 2017. “The development of the AFP Cyberspace Strategic Plan is one of the thrusts of the AFP in attaining information security. It will provide the […]

Prospects looking good for VP Leni Robredo VS electoral protest of Marcos?

Are prospects and options turning favorable for Vice-President Leni Robredo? The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo on Wednesday said the Preliminary Conference Brief submitted by former Senator Ferdinand Marcos before the Supreme Court sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) clearly exposed he was merely fishing for evidence and […]

Surface and underground mine workers can retire at age 50 – SSS

The Social Security System (SSS) lowered the age for optional and technical retirement of both surface and underground mine workers from the previous retirement age of 55 years old to 50 years old. Tis is in compliance with Department of Labor and Employment(DOLE) Department Order (DO) No.167 S-2016. SSS President […]

President Duterte douse cold water on claims of fake news site VS Robredo

What’s next when truth is twisted and served as fake news? On Monday, President Rodrigo Duterte doused cold water on the fake news article published maliciously by a dubious, fake news web site, obviously supportive of the administration but into overdrive attack against critics, particularly vice-President Leni Robredo.

This is how SSS pensioners will get their P1-K increase

On Wednesday, Malacanang confirmed approval of the initial release of P1,000 pension hike for Social Security System beneficiaries.The palace nod signals the fund administrator can release the promised P1,000 hike beginning Mach 2017 and retroactive covering from the month of January this year. According to the SSS, the schedule of […]

Robredo back from USA, visits NIA road fire victims

The good news here is that upon arrival of Vice-President Leni Robredo on Monday at the airport, she visited immediately the fire victims in Quezon City. From a facebook post, Ms.Bella Enriquez said:”Straight from the airport, VP Leni Robredo visits affected residents of the NIA Road fire, promises to coordinate […]

The alarming grim end of year 2016 AIDS outlook for the Philippines

Is there a grim end of year 2016 AIDS outlook for the Philippines? Consider this alarming facts that already a total of 758 new HIV cases have been recorded by the HIV/AIDS and ART Registry of the Philippines (HARP) as of November, bringing the current total to 38,872. The breakdown […]

VP Robredo denies knowledge, involvement in oust Duterte effort

Vice-President Leni Robredo denies awareness and involvement in any effort to oust President Duterte. On Friday, the website www.lenirobredo.com posted a statement from the vice-president herself: 30 December 2016 I am not aware of, much less am I involved in, any effort to “oust” the President. Furthermore, I categorically deny […]

Robredo urges Pinoys to be humble, give love, bring hope and unity

This is the Christmas 2016 message of Vice President Leni Robredo posted on her facebook account. Maligayang Pasko po sa inyong lahat. At mula sa akin sa aking mga anak at sa opisina ng pangalawang pangulo. Hindi ba’t kapag lumalamig na ang simoy ng hangin tayo ay nakakaramdam na ng […]

No muzzle taping for PNP guns this Christmas holidays

The police authorities are afraid of the ghosts created by their barrel-hungry actions. That would seem the most logical reason why the Philippine National Police has done away with the muzzle taping of gun barrels during the Christmas holidays. The new policy is a complete departure from previous police leaderships. […]

Wonder how much OFW remittance adds up to and where they come from?

Wondered how much Overseas Filipino Workers Remittance adds up to and where they come from? Here’s a dated infograhic presentation showing an increase of OFW remittance beginning 2013 sourced from data provided by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. Philippine-based banks and financial remittance companies processed about $26.2 billion or P1.20 […]

Why DOLE has to always remind employers on early release of 13th month pay?

As the last of ’ember months’ end this year, the Department of Labor emphasize it is a must for employers to pay workers’ 13th month pay no later than December 24th. Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III emphasized this on Monday because companies either do not comply with the law […]

Decline in PH export brings down total trade revenue in July 2016

MANILA, Sept 14 — The Philippine’s total merchandise trade declined as exports continue to slide in July 2016, given that global economic recovery remains slow, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). This was revealed as the Philippine Statistics Authority reported total revenue from trade fell from US […]

VP Leni Robredo presents lean budget, 14.28 per cent lower than that of 2016

Vice-President Ma. Leonor ‘Leni’ Robredo leads the way for a lean budget for 2017 for the Office of the Vice President. The P428.618 million proposed 2017 budget for the OVP is 14.28 percent lower than its 2016 budget, Robredo said Wednesday. Robredo presented the 2017 budget proposal to the Senate […]

Two months into the anti-drugs campaign, body count breaches 2,500

The number of drug fatalities, persons killed in the continuing campaign of the government against illegal drugs already passed 2,500 within a period of two months. It is the same period of President Rodrigo Duterte’s tenure at the helm of the government. The Philippine National Police update on Tuesday include […]

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New PhilHealth premium kicks in January 2014

As the new year of 2014 ushers in, unexpected out of pocket expenses and traditional contributions also push up. Already discussed in a separate post was the effective increase in employer and employee contributions in the SSS this January. Now here’s another. The membership with, and coverage by, the Philippine […]

“Unwanted guest” may come during PH Papal visit

“Unwanted guest” may come during PH Papal visit. MANILA, January 11 — Guess “who” (what) might come during Pope Francis Papal Visit to the Philippines next week? A forming weather disturbance that may strengthen to a low pressure area may enter the Philippine area of responsibility during the Pope’s visit, […]

ADB raise urgency for fast-tracking greenhouse gas emission reduction

A new Asian Development Bank (ADB) report raised urgency for fast-tracking Southeast Asia’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction, warning limited impacts of climate change arising from these discharges can already reach some 11 percent of this region’s GDP by 2100. Launched Monday in Metro Manila, the report ‘Southeast Asia and […]

Bali trip of President Aquino cost government P7.1 million

MANILA, Oct. 10 — The Philippine government is spending around P7.1 million for President Benigno S. Aquino III’s presence in the 7th Bali Democracy Forum from October 9 to 10 in Indonesia, according to Malacanang. The amount covers expenses for transportation, accommodation, food, equipment and other requirements of the president […]

Typhoon Glenda out but new potential cyclone seen

Typhoon “Glenda” is expected to exit the country this morning while another weather disturbance has been monitored east of northern Mindanao which may enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) within the day, according to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Thursday. PAGASA weather forecasts as of […]

No muzzle taping for PNP guns this Christmas holidays

The police authorities are afraid of the ghosts created by their barrel-hungry actions. That would seem the most logical reason why the Philippine National Police has done away with the muzzle taping of gun barrels during the Christmas holidays. The new policy is a complete departure from previous police leaderships. […]

Senate OK’s resolution calling for its nod on treaty ratified by President

15 Senators agree EDCA a ‘prohibited treaty?’ The Senate on Tuesday adopted a resolution expressing that it should concur any treaty ratified by the President of the Philippines. Voting 15-1-3, the senators adopted Senate Resolution No. 1414, authored by Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago, which stated that the absence of their […]

PH registers P2.5 billion deficit in October

MANILA, Dec 2 — The National Government registered a P2.5 billion fiscal deficit in October, even as expenditures continued in a slower pace than revenues. But instead of delving into the details of the deficit, the National Economic Development Authority, in a statement, was more into highlighting the positive notes […]

PhilHealth official warns corporation needs more fund to avert collapse

The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) needs a shot in the arm as it might have its last breath after 10 months since it is fast losing blood with its fund payout larger than its members’ monthly contributions and income. This was disclosed by PhilHealth board member Eddie Dorotan, who […]

Election 2016: Poe-Escudero, Roxas-Robredo teams filing COCs, Duterte in?

Senators Grace Poe Llamanzares and Francis “Chiz” Escudero are jointly filing today their Certificates of Candidacy for president and vice-president, respectively, at the national offices of the Commission on Elections in Intramuros, Manila. Not to be out done, the Liberal Party official standard bearers Sen. Mar Roxas and CamSur 3rd […]

Prospects looking good for VP Leni Robredo VS electoral protest of Marcos?

Are prospects and options turning favorable for Vice-President Leni Robredo? The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo on Wednesday said the Preliminary Conference Brief submitted by former Senator Ferdinand Marcos before the Supreme Court sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) clearly exposed he was merely fishing for evidence and […]

Ban on firecrackers up to Congress as report of New Year injuries climb

Malacañang is leaving proposals on total ban on firecrackers up to Congress, as it is the one authorized to amend Republic Act No. 7183 or the law regulating the sale, manufacture, distribution and use of firecrackers and other pyrotechnic devices. Meanwhile, the number of fireworks-related injuries during the New Year […]

Hot topic: Filing of COCs starts on Monday

Thousands of politicians aspiring for national or local positions are expected to troop to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) offices nationwide to file their respective Certificates of Candidacy (COCs) as the five-day filing period starts on Monday, Oct. 12. With this, Comelec Chairman Juan Andres Bautista reminded national candidates and […]

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Simultaneous raising of national flag mark 118th PH independence

MANILA — A simultaneous flag-raising and wreath-laying ceremonies at 8:00 AM on June 12, 2016, in all places of national significance in the country will highlight the 118th anniversary celebration of the proclamation of Philippine independence. Secretary Mel Senen S. Sarmiento of the Department of the Interior and Local Government […]

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DepEd: Update of areas with no classes until December 9

MANILA, Dec 8 — The Department of Education released Monday an updated list of areas with class suspensions until December 9 due to typhoon “Ruby”. On Monday, classes in all levels are suspended in Bataan, Bulacan, San Fernando City (Pampanga), Cavite, Laguna, Quezon, Rizal, Oriental Mindoro, Romblon, Calapan City (Oriental […]

Presidential candidates now spent billions in campaign. Here’s the update

Update. This is how much the presidential candidates for 2016 elections have spent so far. 1. Liberal Party presidential hopeful Manuel Roxas topped as the biggest ad campaign spender, so far. Roxas has spent P774 million covering the expenses for political advertisements from January to December 2015 2. United Nationalist […]

AI: Despite Anti-Torture Act Philippines has poor probes into cases

Amnesty International, in a report Monday, said that Philippine authorities have not convicted any perpetrators of torture since passing the country’s Anti-Torture Act on November 10, 2009, and have thus failed to address the problem of torture in detention facilities throughout the country. “Philippine authorities are failing to tackle torture […]

Chile President Michelle Bachelet begins PH state visit

On Monday the ‘formal’ state visit of Chile President Michelle Bachelet begins even as she arrived and was met at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport by Vice-President Jejomar Binay on Sunday afternoon. Also part of the official welcoming party were Philippine Ambassador to Chile Consuelo Puyat Reyes, Social Welfare and […]

Gov’t officials, importers face criminal raps on garlic racket

Gov’t officials, importers face criminal raps on garlic racket. MANILA, Jan. 8 — Some 100 individuals, which include Aquino government officials and garlic importers, are facing criminal charges for abnormal increase in the market price of garlic in 2014. The National Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday filed criminal charges against […]