Editorial: Mocking the electoral process

Wanting “an end to the manipulation and mockery of the election process,” House Deputy Speaker Rufus Rodriguez of Cagayan de Oro City said on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, said he will file bills banning substitution of candidates and requiring incumbent officials to resign upon the filing of their certificates of candidacy for other position. On […]

Manila mayor files candidacy certificate for top Philippine post

MANILA City Mayor Francisco “Isko” M. Domagoso, a former matinee idol who beat former President Joseph E. Estrada in the 2019 local elections, on Monday filed his certificate of candidacy for President. He filed his certificate with cardiologist and social media personality Willie T. Ong, who will be his vice-presidential mate. Mr. Domagoso, whose rags-to-riches […]

Business groups, universities urge gov’t officials’ cooperation on Pharmally probe 

SEVEN BUSINESS GROUPS and six universities called on the national government to cooperate in the investigation on questionable purchases of pandemic supplies after a Pharmally Pharmaceutical executive was placed under the protective custody of the House of Representatives.   “The allegations, testimonies, and documents provided regarding the use of public funds meant to acquire items to minimize the threat to the lives of our citizens […]

Comelec says it may extend voting hours during 2022 general elections

THE COMMISSION on Elections (Comelec) on Wednesday said it would stick with one-day elections next year but may extend voting hours amid a coronavirus pandemic. The extended voting hours would require additional pay for teachers, which the agency’s budget could not cover, Election Commissioner Marlon S. Casquejo told a congressional oversight committee at a hearing. […]

Mitsubishi Corporation and Shell Sign MoU to Collaborate on Hydrogen Plans in Alberta

TOKYO, Sep 9, 2021 – (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) and Shell Canada Products, by its managing partner, Shell Canada Limited (Shell Canada) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding relating to the production of low-carbon hydrogen through the use of carbon capture and storage (CCS) near Edmonton, Canada. MC aims to build […]

Duterte commends anti-drug authorities for operation that killed 4 Chinese 

PRESIDENT RODRIGO R. Duterte has applauded law enforcement authorities for an anti-drug operation in Zambales in northern Philippines that yielded P3.4 billion worth of methamphetamine, while feeling sorry for the Chinese nationals killed in the drug bust. “I give you my snappy salute and congratulations. If the (illegal drugs) were distributed, it could have destroyed […]

Wenceslao: Anti-vaxx

People who are opposed to getting vaccinated to protect themselves from the coronavirus are being called the rather good sounding term, “anti-vaxx.” I think the term originated from the United States where politics has spilled into the matter of public health. Those opposed to President Joe Biden or are fanatics of former president Donald Trump […]

Duterte criticized for rants vs Senate

Senators on Friday criticized President Rodrigo R. Duterte for his lack of respect for a co-equal government branch.  The President earlier said people should not believe congressional investigations, days after the Senate grilled Health officials at a hearing for alleged misuse of pandemic funds.  Mr. Duterte said these inquiries lead to nowhere.  “A little respect, Mr. President,” Senator Richard, who heads the blue […]