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PCG’s newest vessel to participate in exercises in Indonesia waters to test marine pollution response

(Eagle News) — The Philippine Coast Guard is set to deploy its newest vessel, BRP Teresa Magbanua, to participate in marine pollution exercises in Indonesia. According to the PCG, the multi-role response vessel (MRRV), which was commissioned several days ago, will participate in the Regional Marine Pollution Exercise 2022, which will also be attended by the Directorate of Sea Transportation (DGST) of the Republic of Indonesia, and the Japan Coast Guard (JCG). According to PCG […]

PHL logs first cases of BA.2.12.1 Omicron subvariant in Metro Manila, Palawan

(Eagle News)–The Philippines has registered its first cases of the BA.2.12.1 Omicron subvariant in Metro Manila and Palawan. According to the Department of Health, the two local cases from Metro Manila had no international travel history and were from the same cluster. Both cases tested positive last April 22, 2022, and have completed home isolation. The cases have been fully vaccinated. In Palawan, of the 12 BA.2.12.1 cases detected, 11 were foreign nationals and one […]

Australian, Japanese PMs send congratulations to Marcos

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Friday congratulated Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on his presumptive win in the presidential election. In a tweet, Morrison said he hopes the two nations’ relations would continue to flourish under the new Philippine leadership. I congratulate Ferdinand Marcos Jr @bongbongmarcos on being elected President of the Philippines at the national elections on 9 May. Following the 75th anniversary of Australia-Philippines relations last year, we look […]

Former MMDA chair Benhur Abalos to be next DILG chief

(Eagle News) — Former Metropolitan Manila Development Authority chair Benhur Abalos will be the next Department of the Interior and Local Government chief. Vic Rodriguez, the spokesperson for the camp of former Senator Bongbong Marcos, who is expected to win the presidency by a landslide, made the announcement in a press briefing on Friday, May 13. Abalos, who was Marcos’ campaign manager for the May 9 elections, served as mayor of Mandaluyong City prior to […]

Israel congratulates PHL for successful May 9 elections

(Eagle News) — Israel on Friday, May 13, congratulated the Philippines for its successful conduct of the May 9 elections. In a statement, the Israel embassy in Manila said it would continue to “work closely with the incoming administration” to “strengthen the friendly historic ties of our nations.” It said the country would also continue to work closely to “deepen the existing partnerships in agriculture, food security, water, tourism, innovation, food security, water, tourism, innovation […]

Philippine economy grows in Q1 as Covid rules lifted

The Philippine economy grew stronger than expected in the first quarter, officials said Thursday, as the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions and the start of the election campaign season ignited consumer spending. Gross domestic product expanded by 8.3 percent, compared with a 3.8 percent contraction in the same period last year, the Philippine Statistics Authority said. That beat expectations for 6.7 percent growth and “surpassed the pre-pandemic gross domestic product”, President Rodrigo Duterte’s economic team said. […]

President Rodrigo Duterte urges public to unite under next admin for continuous nation-building

(Eagle News) — President Rodrigo Duterte has urged the public to unite under the next administration, “so we can continue the difficult but rewarding task of building a stronger and more progressive nation.” The President made the statement as he thanked and congratulated Filipinos, who he said “made the elections successful because you have made your will known by performing your sacred right and duty to vote.” He expressed hope the winning candidates would “serve […]

Sara Duterte on being DepEd secretary: I’ll work on producing skilled learners

Says PHL needs “future generation of patriotic Filipinos” (Eagle News) — Leading vice presidential candidate Sara Duterte said she would “work on producing skilled learners,” adding that the Philippines needed a “future generation of patriotic Filipinos that advocate peace and discipline.” Duterte made the statement after leading presidential candidate Bongbong Marcos Jr. announced that his running mate and former Davao mayor, who is expected to win the vice presidential polls by a landslide, had accepted […]

DILG urges LGUs, candidates, others to remove all campaign materials in 3 days

(Eagle News) — The Department of the Interior and Local Government on Wednesday, May 11, urged candidates and local government units to remove all campaign materials within the next three days. In a statement, Interior Secretary Eduardo Año said the responsibility should also fall on the organizers of these political activities. He urged the public to also help in cleanup drives in their respective barangays and local government units. All waste, he said, should be […]

Manny Pacquiao concedes in 2022 presidential elections

  (Eagle News) — Presidential candidate Manny Pacquiao has conceded in the 2022 presidential elections, a day after the polls were held. Speaking in a mixture of English and Filipino, Pacquiao in a video message urged Filipinos to “give unity a chance for our country’s peace and growth.” “Bilang isang atleta, marunong akong tumanggap ng pagkatalo,” he said. He expressed hope former Senator Bongbong Marcos, who is expected to win the presidential polls by a […]

Vico Sotto gets reelected as Pasig mayor; Abby Binay gets fresh term as Makati chief executive

(Eagle News) — Reelectionists Vico Sotto and Abby Binay dominated the mayoralty races in Pasig and Makati, with proclamations held on Tuesday, May 10. In Pasig, Sotto beat rival Iyo Bernardo, garnering over 300,000 more votes than rival Iyo Bernardo. Proclaimed the winner of the vice mayoralty race was his running mate, Dodot Jaworski. Pasig City Representative Roman Romulo, on the other hand, was proclaimed winner of the city seat in the House of Representatives. […]

Benjamin Magalong to return as Baguio mayor

(Eagle News) — Benjamin Magalong will return as Baguio City’s chief executive after he was proclaimed the winner of the mayoralty race by the Commission on Elections. Reelectionists Faustino Olowan and Mark Go also retained their vice mayoral and congressional posts, respectively. In a statement, Magalong, a former chief of the Philippine National Police’s Criminal Investigation and Detection Group, thanked his supporters for their trust. “I am inspired to serve you even better and set […]