Interviews

Interview with PHL Medical Assn. president on situation of hospitals, medical frontliners amid rising Delta cases

  (Eagle News) – Balitalakayan interviews Dr. Benny Atienza, president of Philippine Medical Association (PMA) who stressed the importance of the public observing the minimum health protocols amid the continuing rise in Delta cases. He also explained the difficult situation that health and medical frontliners face amid rising Delta cases where almost all hospitals are full. Even non-COVID patients who are being treated in the hospitals are also affected by infections, Atienza said in in […]

WATCH: Interview with FDA director Usec Eric Domingo on EUA amendment for Moderna for 12 to 17 years old

  (Eagle News) — Balitalakayan interviews Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Undersecretary Eric Domingo who explains the amendments to the emergency use authority (EUA) for Moderna so these could be used for adolescents aged 12 to 17 years old. Domingo also explains other issues related to vaccines, including the aim to achieve population protection or even herd immunity by year-end. He also explains the importance of completing vaccination, and getting the full dose, as studies […]

WATCH: Full interview of Sa Ganang Mamayan with ex-Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr

Eagle Broadcasting Corporation’s NET25-Radyo Agila program “Sa Ganang Mamamayan” interviews former Senator and vice-presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021. He discusses many issues including his plans for the 2022 elections. He also questions the Department of Agriculture’s plans to import fish saying that there could be other ways to strengthen the fishing industry to ensure ample supply of fish even during crisis situations. In the interview, he also explains his […]

Interview with DOST Sec. Fortunato Dela Peña on launch of first PHL-built satellites, advances on genome sequencing

    (Eagle News) — The NET25-Radyo Agila program Balitalakayan interviews Department of Science and Technology Secretary Fortunato dela Peña who gives an update on the first-Philippine university built cube satellites — Maya 3 and Maya 4 — which were launched into space on Aug. 28. The DOST Secretary explains their objectives for the launch of the Maya 3 and Maya 4 which were the first cube satellites made entirely in the country, specifically in […]

WATCH: Interview with PDP-Laban Sec. Gen Atty. Melvin Matibag – Balitalakayan

  (Eagle News) — In this interview by Balitalakayan, the ruling PDP-Laban party secretary general Atty. Melvin Matibag explains that the PDP Laban party does not recognize the moves of Senators Manny Pacquiao and Aqulino Pimentel III to oust the party chair, President Rodrigo Duterte. He says that Pacquiao and Pimentel’s faction also does not have the numbers to say that they represent the real PDP-Laban party, and that the two senators and their allies […]

Bongbong Marcos says he’s bent on running again in 2022, to announce soon for what post

Says he is observing the political landscape, and waiting for “Davao group” to decide   (Eagle News) – Former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., said he is decided on running again in the 2022 elections and would reveal soon what top post this is. “Basta’t ako tatakbo ako bilang national candidate. Kaya naman napakahalaga na makipag-ugnayan sa mga local executives, para malaman kung ano ba ang sitwasyon sa kanilang lugar,” he said in an interview […]

WATCH: Interview with Dr. Maricar Limpin, president of PHL College of Phyicians, on breakthrough infections

  (Eagle News) — The NET25-Radyo Agila program “Balitalakayan” interviews Dr. Maricar Limpin, president of the Philippine College of Physicians on Aug. 26, 2021. Dr. Limpin talks explains what “breakthrough infections” are, aside from the hospital acquired infections amid the pandemic. She also talks about the condition of health care workers amid the pandemic, and appealed to the Philhealth to give the allowances and other benefits due to health workers and hospitals. Balitalakayan, one of […]

WATCH: Boxing analyst dissects Pacquiao’s loss to Ugas: age a big factor; it’s time to retire, he says

  (Eagle News) — It is high time for the Philippine legendary boxer Senator Manny Pacquiao to retire, said noted boxing analyst Renato Lirio. In an interview in Balatalakayan, an Eagle News Service program aired both on NET25 and Radyo Agila, Lirio said he had repeatedly advised Pacquiao to retire since he has nothing to prove anymore. He said the years are catching up with Pacquiao and it is best for him to retire.  Age […]

Interview: ECOP Pres. Sergio Ortiz-Luis Jr explains why extension of ECQ in NCR is not advisable

  (Eagle News) —  Balitalakayan interviews Sergio Ortiz Luis Jr, the president of the Employers’ Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) who explained how an extension of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) in Metro Manila would result in further losses for the Philippine economy. The ECQ is supposed to end on Aug. 20. Luis said that in the two weeks of ECQ, about P300 billion are expected to be lost in the economy. This would mean […]

Interview with DOH Usec Cabotaje on updates about vaccines in the PHL – Balitalakayan

  (Eagle News) — Balitalakayan interviews Health Undersecretary Myrna Cabotaje explains concerns about the vaccines in the Philippines amid the increasing transmission of the Delta variant in the country. Cabotaje said that herd protection in the country could be achieved by late this year or early this year since this would be dependent on the vaccine supplies being delivered to the country. As of Aug. 15, about 16 percent of the target population had already […]

WATCH: Interview with Dr. Guido David of OCTA Research on COVID-19 projections in PHL

  (Eagle News) — Dr. Guido David, OCTA Research fellow, explains how the effects of the current Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) in Metro Manila will still be felt after about a month. In this interview with the NET25-Radyo Agila program “Balitalakayan” on Aug. 16, David said that based from previous lockdown measures, the effects of the restrictions in the community under an ECQ would be felt after around three to four weeks. He also explains […]

WATCH: Interview with Dr. Ted Herbosa, NTF special adviser, on COVID projections under ECQ

  (Eagle News) — Balitalakayan interviews Dr. Ted Herbosa, special adviser of the National Task Force against COVID-19, explains the projections of COVID-19 cases under an Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) in Metro Manila. Dr. Herbosa explains that the effects of the community quarantine restrictions would still be felt in the following weeks. He said that the three weeks of restrictions – including the General Community Quarantine with heightened and additional restrictions and the two weeks […]