Philippines

‘Set aside differences to pay respect to Aquino’: Duterte

By Azer Parrocha   MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday urged to set aside differences as the country mourned the death of former President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III. “I join the entire nation in mourning the passing of former President Benigno S. Aquino III,” Duterte said in a press statement. Citing the need to … Continue reading

Philippines

President Duterte declares 10-day national mourning for former President Aquino

By Azer Parrocha   MOURNING. One of the flags inside the Malacañan Palace grounds is lowered to half-mast to mourn the death of former President Benigno Aquino III on June 24, 2021. President Rodrigo Duterte has declared June 24 to July 3 as a Period of National Mourning in honor of his predecessor. (Presidential photo by Toto … Continue reading

Philippines

Palace mourns death of ex-president Noynoy Aquino

By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos   Former president Benigno Simeon ‘Noynoy’ Aquino III (Screengrab from RTVM) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Malacañang on Thursday paid tribute to former president Benigno Simeon ‘Noynoy’ Aquino III who passed away at the age of 61. In a virtual presser, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque observed a moment of silence for Aquino’s passing. ”We … Continue reading

Sports

Tokyo Organizing Committee of Olympic bans alcohol sales

ISTANBUL (Anadolu/PNA)– With one month to go to the Summer Olympics, the games’ organizers banned alcohol at all venues, Tokyo-based Kyodo News confirmed on Wednesday. “Realizing safe and secure games is what the organizing committee wants the most, and we are responsible for making that happen,” head of the committee Seiko Hashimoto said at a press … Continue reading

Sports

Suns take 2-0 lead over Clippers with Ayton’s winning dunk

  ANKARA (Anadolu/PNA)– The Phoenix Suns sealed a 104-103 win over the Los Angeles Clippers thanks to Deandre Ayton’s winning dunk on late Tuesday. Ayton’s game-winning tip-in through Jae Crowder’s pass with 0.7 seconds remaining gave the Suns a 2-0 series lead at the Western Conference finals. Cameron Payne scored a career-high 29 points, Ayton posted … Continue reading

Phase 2 of the Critical Worker Benefit: ‘Jason Kenney is making workers fight for this money that was theirs to begin with. This money should have been relief during the pandemic.’ — NDP Critic for Labour Christina Gray
Alberta / covid 19

Phase 2 of the Critical Worker Benefit: ‘Jason Kenney is making workers fight for this money that was theirs to begin with. This money should have been relief during the pandemic.’ — NDP Critic for Labour Christina Gray

News Release  NDP Critic for Labour Christina Gray made the following statement in response to Phase 2 of the Critical Worker Benefit: “Yesterday the UCP confirmed they have still not distributed almost one third of the Critical Worker Benefit. It’s been more than a year since the federal government allocated $347 million for Alberta’s critical workers, … Continue reading

Lakas-CMD renews alliance with Sara Duterte’s HNP
Philippines

Lakas-CMD renews alliance with Sara Duterte’s HNP

By Filane Mikee Cervantes   House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez (File photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (CMD) has renewed its alliance agreement with the regional party Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte ahead of next year’s elections, House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez said on Wednesday. In a national executive … Continue reading

Alberta

NO UCP ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS OF COAL DEVELOPMENT, JUST MORE MEETINGS WITH LOBBYISTS

News Release NO UCP ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS OF COAL DEVELOPMENT, JUST MORE MEETINGS WITH LOBBYISTS   EDMONTON – The Alberta NDP Caucus has learned Alberta Environment did not conduct any proactive environmental impact analysis of the UCP’s decision to rescind the 1976 Lougheed Coal Policy, as new evidence also shows the UCP continues to meet with … Continue reading