Briones: Having the last word

Again, Malacañang and the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases are not playing fair. Because the law, specifically Section 105 of the Local Government Code, prohibits the national government from imposing its mandate on local government units after a period of six months during an emergency situation like a pandemic, […]

Editorial: Welcome developments

The Philippine National Police (PNP) began using body cameras in its operatioons on June 4, 2021. That took around four years since it began procurement in 2017, one of the takeaways from the public pressure following the killing of 17-year-old Kian delos Santos and 19-year old Karl Angelo Arnaiz in August 2017 in Caloocan City. […]

Limpag: Azkals statesmen

He’s like a taller and faster version of Phil Younghusband, that was how one writer who travelled with the Philippine national team to Myanmar for the 2012 AFC Challenge Cup qualifiers described Angel Guirado. That was in March 2011 and the Azkals was riding a wave of popularity, thanks to Hanoi 2010 and the win […]

Editorial: Tooth and nail

SEN. Franklin Drilon sets out a preemptive strike at what will most likely be a “huge campaign kitty,” the 2022 national budget, but specifically points to what could be the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) proposed P28 billion funding. Drilon said he’d oppose the budget “tooth and nail.” “We should […]

Carvajal: Whose national interest?

LAST I looked our national problem is still the dehumanizing poverty of 30 million or so Filipinos. No administration so far, including the current one, has made a substantive dent on this problem because we have always been ruled by politicians who represent the interests of a wealthy and privileged few. This humungous problem includes […]

11 footballers in Region 7 get into national team

A TOTAL of 11 footballers from Central Visayas have been named into the National Pool for Under-16/Under-17 and Under-19/Under-20 Girls Football squads. The Central Visayas Football Association announced on its official Facebook page that Trizza Musni, Ma. Andrea Evangelista and Rae Mikella Tolentino were selected to the National Pool of the Under-19/Under-20 Girls team that […]

Editorial: The waiting game

For the second time this week, Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella sought an update on the next shipment of vaccines against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) from the national government. The City Government was forced to halt the inoculation of senior citizens on Friday, April 23, 2021, after it ran out of vaccines. On Monday, […]

ILO calls for greater investment in workplace safety, health

THE International Labor Organization (ILO) called for greater investment in occupational safety and health (OSH) infrastructure in their national crisis management preparations. In a statement Wednesday, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder said, “There could be no clearer demonstration of the importance of a strong, resilient, occupational safety and health environment. Recovery and prevention will require better […]

Pandemic response to be part of national security plan — DND

PANDEMIC response would become a top national security priority, the country’s Defense chief said on Sunday, more than a year since the coronavirus pandemic started. Government response to pandemics would be included in the country’s national security plan, Defense Secretary Delfin N. Lorenzana said in a Viber message. “This pandemic has clearly demonstrated that health […]