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President-elect Marcos Jr says he will head Dep’t of Agriculture to avert possible “food crisis” in PHL

Taking DA’s helm only temporary, says Marcos Jr, until he reorganizes the dep’t to to make it more responsive after post-pandemic era and amid crisis in Ukraine Problems in agriculture “severe enough” that he decided to take the portfolio of DA Secretary, he says   (Eagle News) – President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., announced on Monday, June 20, that he will be temporarily head the Department of Agriculture upon his assumption in office as the […]

Third straight week of oil price hike set on June 21 as global oil prices retreat

3rd oil price hike lower compared to the the price increase in the last two weeks Gas prices to increase by P0.80 per liter, diesel prices up by P3.10 per liter (Eagle News) – Effective Tuesday, June 21, oil companies will implement another round of oil price increase, although less than the hike implemented in the previous two weeks. Various oil companies have already issued advisories on the 80 centavo increase per liter of gasoline, […]

“My life is a testament to the power of God,” says VP-elect Sara Duterte during inauguration

From her ambition to be a doctor, she said God had steered her to this path of service as she is inaugurated as the 15th vice-president of the PHL (Eagle News) — Vice-President elect Sara Zimmerman Duterte-Carpio shared “one of the most important lessons” she learned in life on Sunday, June 19, the day of her inauguration as the 15th vice-president of the country, in Davao City. She said her life is a “testament to […]

Palace calls on Filipinos to “stand behind” VP-elect Sara, other newly elected leaders of the country

  (Eagle News) – Malacanang called on Filipinos to support Vice-President elect Sara Duterte-Carpio and all other newly elected leaders of the country on June 19, the inauguration day of the presidential daughter as the second highest official of the land. In a statement, the Palace said that they are “one with the whole Filipino nation in witnessing with excitement the inauguration ceremony of outgoing Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte-Carpio as the 15th Vice […]

VP-elect Sara Duterte takes oath as 15th PHL vice-president; Pres. Duterte attends inauguration

Youngest VP elected in the country, the first VP to hail from Davao City   (Eagle News) – On Sunday afternoon, June 19, as scheduled, Vice-President elect Sara Duterte-Carpio was inaugurated as the 15th vice-president of the country, in Davao City. Sara becomes the first vice-president to hail from Davao City.  It will also be the first time in the country’s history, even for just a few days –11 days to be exact — that […]

PHL logs 589 more COVID-19 cases

(Eagle News)–The Philippines logged over 500 more COVID-19 cases on Saturday, June 18. According to Department of Health data, the 589 additional cases pushed the COVID-19 tally to 3695652. Metro Manila logged the highest number of new COVID-19 cases, with 1984, followed by Calabarzon with 601, Western Visayas with 323, Central Luzon with 305, and Central Visayas with 156. Quezon city topped the list of cities and provinces with the highest number of new COVID-19 […]

President Duterte confers Order of Lakandula award on DOTr Secretary Tugade

  (Eagle News)–President Rodrigo Duterte has conferred Transportation Secretary Art Tugade the Order of Lakandula with the rank of Bayani. According to the Department of Transportation, one of the highest honors given by the Republic of the Philippines was awarded to Tugade for his steadfast and visionary leadership and his indispensable contribution in shaping and transforming the Philippines’ transportation landscape. As Transportation Secretary, Tugade was responsible for the boom in transport infrastructure projects in the […]

Philippine military detains two militants accused of killing foreigners

Two Islamic militants accused of kidnapping and killing four foreigners in the restive southern Philippines were detained Friday after surrendering to the military, authorities said. The fugitives were members of the feared kidnap-for-ransom group Abu Sayyaf and have been handed over to police on Jolo island in Sulu province, regional military spokesman Alaric Delos Santos told AFP. “Their surrender does not extinguish their responsibility for these cases. That’s why we turned them over to the […]

Enrile says groups in the US, PHL planning to cause trouble for President-elect Marcos Jr

Incoming presidential legal counsel cites “credible information” which he recently received   (Eagle News) – Former senate president and incoming presidential legal counsel Juan Ponce Enrile warned that there could be “groups in America and in the Philippines” who could be planning to cause trouble for President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr. In a Facebook post, Enrile said he “picked up” what he considered to be “credible information” about this intelligence information, and advice the national security […]

PHL registers 539 new COVID-19 cases

Metro Manila with highest number of new COVID-19 cases, with 1,933 (Eagle News) — The Philippines logged 539 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, June 17. According to the Department of Health, the additional cases pushed the Philippines’ COVID-19 tally to 3695068. The DOH said Metro Manila logged the highest number of new COVID-19 cases, with 1933, followed by Calabarzon with 558, Western Visayas with 305, Central Luzon with 286, and Central Visayas with 160. Of […]

President-elect Marcos Jr picks 98-year old Enrile as chief legal counsel, Guevarra as next SolGen

Former AFP chief Faustino to be next Defense chief (Eagle News) – President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., has named three more additions to his cabinet, including former senator Juan Ponce Enrile and outgoing Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra. The 98-year old Enrile — who had served as defense minister from 1972 to 1986 during the administration of the President-elect’s father, the late President Ferdinand Marcos — was named as incoming Presidential Legal Counsel. Guevarra, on the […]

More cases of highly transmissible Omicron subvariants found; six of 16 new cases are in NCR

6 new BA.5 cases and 10 new BA.2.12.1 cases added to growing number of Omicron cases in PHL   (Eagle News) – At least 16 more cases of the more transmissible Omicron subvariants BA.5 and BA.2.12.1 have been recently found in the country. There were six additional cases of the BA.5 Omicron subvariant and two of these came from Metro Manila. At least 10 more additional cases of the Omicron subvariant BA.2.12.1 which were also […]