Rare survey details how Gazans wary of Hamas before Israel attack

By Nicolas REVISE PRINCETON, United States, Nov 28, 2023 (AFP) – Many Gazans were hostile to Hamas ahead of the group’s brutal October 7 attack on Israel, with some describing its rule as a second occupation, according to rare polling data analyzed by a US-Palestinian researcher. The findings are striking against a backdrop of protests and counter-protests triggered by the attack, with the relationship between Hamas and ordinary Gazans often the subject of heated debate. […]

Dapat bang mag-panic sa banta ng Omicron variant? |BALITALAKAYAN w/ OCTA Research Fellow Guido David

Ipinahayag ni OCTA Research Fellow, Dr. Guido David, na walang dahilan para mag-panic sa banta ng Omicron variant dahil ayon sa kaniya, “wala pang kasiguraduhan na magiging threat” sa atin ang Covid-19 variant na ito. Subalit nilinaw niya na tama ang ginagawa ng gobyerno na precautions at paghahanda para sa posibleng pagpasok ng Omicron variant sa bansa katulad ng pag-i-implement ng travel ban sa mga key countries na may “high suspicion” ng presensiya ng bagong […]

Historian and political analyst says Marcos to benefit from Bong Go’s withdrawal, unless Pres. Duterte supports another bet

(Eagle News) — Presidential aspirant Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., will largely benefit from the withdrawal of Senator Christopher “Bong” Go from the 2022 presidential elections, according to historian and political analyst Prof. Van Ybiernas. In an interview with the NET25 program, Balitalakayan, on Tuesday, Nov. 30, Ybiernas analyzed Go’s withdrawal from next year’s elections and discussed its effect on the political scene. “Kung hindi na kasama sa karera si Senator Go, wala nang reason si […]

PHL private hospital assn head raises alert as more nurses resign to work abroad

PHAPI pres. says many hospitals still complaining about unpaid Philhealth claims   (Eagle News) — The head of the association of private hospitals in the country sounded the alarm on increasing resignation of health workers, particularly nurses, to look for better opportunities abroad amid the pandemic Dr. Jose Rene De Grano, president of the Private Hospital Association of the Philippines Inc., (PHAPI) said that more and more registered nurses in the country are filing […]

Interview: DOT Sec. Puyat on increased tourism, business opportunities as Covid restrictions ease   (Eagle News) — Balitalakayan interviews Tourism Sec. Bernadette Romulo-Puyat on the country’s tourism situation as COVID-19 restrictions slowly ease. In Metro Manila, which is under Alert Level 3, museums and other indoor tourist attractions start operations, albeit at limited capacity. Puyat said that staycations are also allowed now in the Philippine’s capital region, with Metro Manila being under COVID-19 alert level 3. Even dine-in establishments could have more allowed capacity, she said, as […]

Duque: I want to be remembered as having led the response in beating COVID pandemic in PHL

  (Eagle News) — Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said he wants to be remembered as the health secretary who helped the country beat the COVID-19 pandemic. In an interview with the NET25-Radyo Agila program “Ano Sa Palagay N’yo?”, Duque said this is the second time that he was called to head the Department of Health, but this time, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this was the most challenging so far. “For one, I am […]

WATCH: Interview with political analyst Prof. Ybiernas on PHL political candidates for 2022

  (Eagle News) — From the “surprise” candidacy of senator Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa to the possible repercussions of Vice-President Leni Robredo’s decision to change her campaign color from “yellow” to pink and to run as an independent bet while being the Liberal party chairman, political analyst Prof. Van Ybiernas gives his views in this interview of “Balitalakayan.” “Balitalakayan” is a NET25-Radyo Agila program of Eagle Broadcasting Corporation anchored by veteran broadcast journalist Rowena dela […]

Leni’s change in campaign color, independent run while LP chair, a bad move, says political analyst

  (Eagle News) – Vice-President Leni Robredo’s change of color to symbolize her presidential campaign was a “very bad signal” and could create further problems for her, according to a political analyst. Prof. Van Ybiernas, an economic historian and international relations professor who has a master’s degree in political science, said Robredo running as an independent candidate, instead of running as the standard bearer of the Liberal Party, would also create much confusion. “I think […]

Alert level system pilot implementation in NCR could be extended for another two weeks – NTF spokesperson

Over 100 areas under granular lockdown in Metro Manila   (Eagle News) – The pilot implementation of alert levels in Metro Manila could be extended for another two weeks as officials observe over a hundred areas placed under granular lockdown in the capital region, according to the spokesperson of the National Task Force Against COVID-19. NTF Spokesperson Ret. Major Gen. Restituto Padilla said that the extension of the pilot implementation of the alert level in […]

Interview with Dr. Ted Herbosa, NTF Special Adviser, on pilot implementation of face-to-face classes   (Eagle News) — The NET25 primetime news program, “Mata ng Agila” interviews Dr. Ted Herbosa, National Task Force against COVID-19 special adviser, on the possibility of having children vaccinated after President Rodrigo Duterte decided to allow the pilot implementation of face-to-face classes in areas where there are low COVID-19 cases. In the interview on Monday, Sept. 20, Herbosa said that they are still waiting for the decision of the National Immunization Technical Advisory […]

Marcoleta says mandamus SC petition to compel gov’t agencies to give EUA for Ivermectin against COVID

  (Eagle News) — House Deputy Speaker Rodante Marcoleta talked about the importance of the writ of mandamus he and other lawmakers are seeking from the Supreme Court so that government agencies would be compelled to allow the use of Ivermectin, an anti-parasitic drug, as a possible treatment and preventive drug against COVID-19. In the interview with NET25’s “Balitalakayan” on Thursday, Sept. 16, Marcoleta said that by filing the petition for a writ of mandamus, […]