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President Bongbong Marcos now in Philippines after APEC Summit

(Eagle News)–President Bongbong Marcos is back in the Philippines after attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Thailand. The Philippine delegation arrived in Manila past 10 p.m. The President said “it is very encouraging because the problems we have identified seem to be the same problems for most of the countries.” He noted the rest of the world “know what the Philippine position is on several issues.” He also noted the critical role of […]

President Bongbong Marcos, New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern discuss trade, security, workers’ rights

(Eagle News) — President Bongbong Marcos and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern discussed cooperation between the two countries on trade, security, and the rights of overseas Filipino workers in a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the  Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit. “Our trade, our connection, has been growing at a steady pace. And we want perhaps after things open up even more and come back to what we all considered to be […]

Philippines logs 1,153 new COVID-19 cases

(Eagle News) –The Philippines logged 1,153 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, Nov. 18. According to the Department of Health, as a result, total COVID-19 cases in the Philippines rose to 4,022127. Active cases are at 18,467. Metro Manila logged the highest number of new COVID-19 cases in the last 14 days, with 2,996. It was followed by Calabarzon, with 1765, Western Visayas, with 1,377, Central Luzon with 1,048 new cases, and Central Visayas with 941. […]

President Bongbong Marcos, China’s Xi meet on APEC sidelines

(Eagle News) — President Bongbong Marcos on Thursday, Nov. 17, met with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the 9th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders’ meeting. According to the Office of the Press Secretary, the “two leaders discussed strengthening and expanding the Philippines-China relationship…” The statement said this was particularly “in the areas of agriculture, energy, infrastructure, and people-to-people connections.” The statement, however, was silent on whether or not the West Philippine Sea […]

President Bongbong Marcos to hold bilateral talks with China’s Xi Jinping

(Eagle News) — President Bongbong Marcos is set to hold bilateral talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping. The talks are slated on the sidelines of the 29th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand on Thursday, Nov. 17. The President arrived in Bangkok on Wednesday evening. He and First Lady Liza Araneta-Marcos were expected to meet Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua and Queen Suthida Bajrasudhabimalalakshana. He was also expected to meet […]

More holidays expected in 2023 as President Bongbong Marcos signs Proclamation No. 90

(Eagle News)–President Bongbong Marcos has added and made adjustments to some holidays for 2023. In issuing Proclamation No. 90 that amended Proclamation No. 42, the President declared January 2, 2023 as a special non-working holiday. April 10 and November 27, 2023 were also declared as regular holidays. The President noted New Year’s Day and Araw ng Kagitingan (April 9) in 2023 fall on a Sunday, while Bonifacio Day (November 30) falls on a Thursday. The […]

President Bongbong Marcos leaves for Thailand to attend APEC Summit

(Eagle News)–President Bongbong Marcos on Wednesday, Nov. 16, left for Thailand to participate in the 29th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation 2022 (APEC) Leaders’ Summit. The event is slated in Bangkok from November 18 to 19. According to the President, APEC remains an important region for the Philippines and for the rest of the world. He noted it comprises 38 percent of the world’s population and 47 percent of trade. The President and First Lady Liza Araneta-Marcos […]

Eric Tayag named DOH undersecretary

(Eagle News) — Infectious diseases physician Eric Tayag has been named an undersecretary of the Department of Health. DOH officer-in-charge Ma. Rosario Vergeire made the confirmation in a briefing. According to Vergeire, Tayag’s specific assignment was still being determined “based on his capacity so he can help the department more.” The Palace has not released information as of yet on Tayag’s appointment. Tayag already served as DOH undersecretary during the administration of former President Benigno […]

DOTr says LRT-1 Cavite Extension set to be operational by September 2024

(Eagle News) — The Light Rail Transit-1 Cavite Extension is expected to be operational soon with construction of the same on track, Transportation Secretary Jaime Bautista said. “We are expecting this line will be operational by September of 2024. I’m impressed with the status of the project,” he added. According to the Department of Transportation, at present, Dr. Santos, Ninoy Aquino, and Redemptorist Stations in Parañaque City have 48.03%, 34.06%, 30.17% progress rates, respectively. Meanwhile, […]

Northeast monsoon affecting Northern Luzon: PAGASA

Southern Mindanao affected by ITCZ (Eagle News) — The northeast monsoon is affecting Northern Luzon. According to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration, the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) is also affecting Southern Mindanao. As a result, PAGASA said Cagayan Valley, Cordillera Administrative Region, and Ilocos Region will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains. Metro Manila and the rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with […]

DOTr chief Bautista says Jay Art Tugade appointed new LTO head

(Eagle News) — Transportation Secretary Jaime Bautista on Monday, Nov. 15, said Jose Arturo Maddela Tugade, son of former Transportation Secretary Art Tugade, has been appointed chief of the Land Transportation Office. The younger Tugade had earlier been named acting general manager of the Manila International Airport Authority. He will be replacing  Teofilo Guadiz III at the helm of LTO, who will take on the position of Assistant Secretary for the DOTr’s Road Sector instead. […]

Ernesto V. Perez appointed as new Anti-Red Tape Authority chief

(Eagle News) — President Bongbong Marcos has appointed Ernesto V. Perez as the new Director General of the Anti-Red Tape Authority. Perez, a lawyer, will succeed Jeremiah Belgica, also a lawyer, who served from July 2019 up to June 2022. In a statement, Perez thanked President Marcos for his “trust.” He also thanked Executive Secretary Lucas Bersamin’s “guidance and support” and his colleagues “who are doing the legwork to ensure effective and efficient government service […]