Political Round-up: Mandanas ruling should push participatory governance, says Leni; Bato courted Sara; Bello twits Isko on contractualization

Vice-President Maria Leonor “Leni” G. Robredo on Friday said the Mandanas ruling should pave the way for the direct participation of ordinary people in the budget process and local governance.   The Supreme Court ruling, named after Batangas Governor Hermilando I. Mandanas, clarified that the share from the International Revenue Allotment (IRA) of local governments does […]

Tuburan town eases restrictions

MAYOR Danilo Diamante of Municipality of Tuburan has lifted Executive Order No. 13 that contains additional health and safety protocols, and that was implemented from Aug. 21 to 31. Tuburan is under general community quarantine (GCQ) with heightened restrictions. Some of the restrictions included religious activities. In Tuburan, 30 to 50 percent of church capacity […]

Philippines records 401 coronavirus deaths, highest daily increase

MANILA – The Philippines’ health ministry on Friday reported 401 new coronavirus deaths, the highest single-day spike in fatalities since the start of the pandemic, and 12,225 additional infections. In a bulletin, the ministry said total confirmed cases had risen to 840,554, while confirmed deaths had reached 14,520. It said 213 cases previously tagged as […]

Combating the COVID-19 Remains Top Priority and Biggest Challenge for the Indian Government in 2021

Since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, the Indian government has not been able to contain the situation and cumulative total of confirmed cases crossed a ten million threshold, there are nearly 160,000 confirmed cases at present, while cumulative number of deaths broke the 150,000 mark, and the number of patients is still climbing on a daily […]