Xiao Chua hits back at Darryl Yap: History requires scholarship

Xiao Chua hits back at Darryl Yap: History requires scholarship

In an interview on the “Facts First” podcast with Christian Esguerra, public Historian and University Professor Xiao Chua said being a historian requires scholarship. | FACTS FIRST WITH CHRISTIAN ESGUERRA Public historian Xiao Chua on Friday defended his profession...

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Abalos instructs LGUs to take ‘proactive measures’ vs monkeypox

By The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has urged local government units (LGUs) to take "proactive measures" to prevent the transmission and spread of monkeypox.Interior Secretary Benhur Abalos said that while monkeypox is being monitored at the...

PSA says inflation in July highest since Oct. 2018

By The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) on Friday reported an inflation rate of 6.4 percent for July 2022, the highest since October 2018.According to the PSA, the increase in the country’s inflation was mainly brought about by the higher annual increase in the...

NDRRMC: Abra quake death toll now at 11

By The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Friday said it had recorded 11 casualties from the magnitude 7 earthquake that hit Abra on July 27.According to a situational report released Friday morning, the NDRRMC said the quake has...

‘Katips’ director unfazed by underdog status

‘Katips’ director unfazed by underdog status

The director of the Famas award-winning movie Katips said he was undaunted by the lopsided comparison to the buzz generated by its competitor, “Maid in Malacañang,” directed by Darryl Yap.

Marcos and the rule of law

Rule of law and human rights are not exactly the hallmarks of the Marcos administration. He omitted these two important issues during his inaugural address and in his 73-minute State of the Nation Address before a joint session of Congress.

We are one, despite our differences

In the name of God and country, we must allow the incoming administration, whatever we think of it, to perform or fail, according to its real merits. Accompanied by our religious, moral and political leaders, we must try to lift our society from any false need to judge one another unkindly because of our political or other human differences.

FACT CHECK: Mahjong scene from ‘Maid in Malacañang’ not pirated

FACT CHECK: Mahjong scene from ‘Maid in Malacañang’ not pirated

The clip was uploaded by Sen. Imee Marcos, who financed the movie, on her Facebook page on July 31. Claim: The Cory Aquino mahjong scene in ‘Maid in Malacañang’ was pirated from the movie’s premiere nightRATING: FALSE The tabloid newspaper “Bandera” erroneously...

OCTA: Covid-19 growth rate in Metro Manila down 7 percentage points

OCTA: Covid-19 growth rate in Metro Manila down 7 percentage points

By The OCTA Research Team on Wednesday said Metro Manila’s Covid-19 growth rate declined to 14 percent over the past week.In a tweet, OCTA fellow Dr. Guido David noted a seven-point decrease in the growth rate which was 21 percent in the previous week.The region's...

OCTA notes increasing Metro Manila Covid-19 positivity rate

By The OCTA Research Team on Friday backtracked from its earlier report that the growth rate of Covid-19 in Metro Manila could have peaked in mid-July as it said there was a new increasing trend."The daily positivity rate in the NCR is increasing again. It was...

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Abalos instructs LGUs to take ‘proactive measures’ vs monkeypox

Abalos instructs LGUs to take ‘proactive measures’ vs monkeypox

By The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has urged local government units (LGUs) to take "proactive measures" to prevent the transmission and spread of monkeypox.Interior Secretary Benhur Abalos said that while monkeypox is being monitored at the...

NDRRMC: Abra quake death toll now at 11

By The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Friday said it had recorded 11 casualties from the magnitude 7 earthquake that hit Abra on July 27.According to a situational report released Friday morning, the NDRRMC said the quake has...

OCTA: Covid-19 growth rate in Metro Manila down 7 percentage points

PSA says inflation in July highest since Oct. 2018

By The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) on Friday reported an inflation rate of 6.4 percent for July 2022, the highest since October 2018.According to the PSA, the increase in the country’s inflation was mainly brought about by the higher annual increase in the...

BSP closes Rural Bank of Polomolok

Rural Bank of Polomolok (South Cotabato), Inc. is the eight rural bank to be closed by the Monetary Board of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas this year.

COMCO SEA bags multiple nominations at MOVE: The 19th IABC Quill Awards

COMCO SEA bags multiple nominations at MOVE: The 19th IABC Quill Awards

Trailblazing communications agency COMCO SEA reaped 30 nominations including four top award nominations in the 19th Philippine Quill Awards of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), which recognizes sterling communication-related projects all over the country.

Marcos Jr. replaces PCOO with Office of the Press Secretary

Marcos Jr. replaces PCOO with Office of the Press Secretary

By President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. has ordered the reorganization and renaming of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO).In Executive Order (EO) No. 2 released to the public on Thursday, Marcos said the PCOO would be replaced by the Office...

Rice sufficiency

President Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos Jr., sitting as the country’s farm secretary, wanted rice and corn production increased in the remaining months of the year to stave off a looming food crisis.The cost of rice per kilo–the main staple–is projected to rise by three...

Bowling legend Bong Coo named PSC commissioner

Bowling legend Bong Coo named PSC commissioner

By Olivia "Bong" Coo, a Filipino bowling legend, has been appointed commissioner of the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC).President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. made the appointment on Tuesday, July 19.PSC Executive Director Guillermo Iroy Jr. welcomed Coo to her...