Philippines

‘Idle’ PAF helicopters now on limited ops for relief efforts

By Priam Nepomuceno  RELIEF OPS. An undated photo shows relief goods being unloaded from a UH-1H helicopter for Typhoon Odette-affected families in an undisclosed area. The Philippine Air Force has put on limited operations its decommissioned UH-1H “Huey” combat utility helicopters to help in the ongoing relief efforts for typhoon victims. (Photo courtesy of PAF) MANILA – … Continue reading

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Gordon appeals for donation to help ‘Odette’-hit Surigao

Philippine Red Cross Chair and CEO, Senator Richard Gordon (File photo) MANILA (PNA) – Chairman and CEO Senator Richard Gordon appeals to the public to continue donating to the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) fund for Typhoon Odette. The fund not only delivers immediate relief but also goes towards long-term recovery efforts to help more affected families rebuild … Continue reading

Philippines / Sports

Ramirez vows to resolve PATAFA-Obiena row before term ends

By Ivan Stewart Saldajeno  Philippine Sports Commission chairman William “Butch” Ramirez (Screengrab from PSA Forum) MANILA – Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chairman Butch Ramirez said he is looking to finally settle the score between the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association and pole vault star Ernest John “EJ” Obiena before he bids goodbye to his post. Ramirez … Continue reading

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‘Let athletes focus on bringing glory’, Go to sports officials

Senator Christopher “Bong” Go (File photo) MANILA – Senator Christopher “Bong” Go called on sports officials to promote the welfare of national athletes and let them focus on their training, instead of dragging them into issues that should be resolved amicably by sports officials. “Trabaho ninyo na tulungan sila. Iresolba at ibigay mga pangangailangan nila. Pagaanin ang … Continue reading

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Allow gov’t operate ‘if you can’t help’, Reds told

By Lade Jean Kabagani  Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte (File photo) MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte urged the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its armed wing, the New People’s Army (NPA), to allow the government to operate amid the pandemic and calamities. “I am directing this [message] to the Communist Party of the Philippines. This time … Continue reading

PSC lays down demands to resolve PATAFA-Obiena row
Philippines / Sports

PSC lays down demands to resolve PATAFA-Obiena row

By Ivan Stewart Saldajeno  MANILA – The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) has laid down some requests to the camps involved in the tension between the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (PATAFA) and pole vault star Ernest John “EJ” Obiena. In a statement on Wednesday, PSC Chairman William “Butch” Ramirez said the PSC board called on … Continue reading

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Pres’l yacht turned floating hospital serves ‘Odette’ victims

By Priam Nepomuceno FLOATING HOSPITAL. Boats from Dinagat Islands’ remote communities ferry residents to the BRP Ang Pangulo, the presidential yacht turned into a floating hospital, so they could avail of medical aid on Dec. 31, 2021. Aside from the medical mission, the ship also transported relief goods for the victims of Typhoon Odette. (Photo courtesy of … Continue reading

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President Duterte will step down with at least 95% of Marawi rehab done

By Lade Jean Kabagani  MANILA –Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) will see to it that at least 95 percent of Marawi City’s recovery projects from the 2017 siege will be completed by June. TFBM chief and housing czar Secretary Eduardo del Rosario said former displaced families residing within the most affected (MAA) or the so-called “ground-zero” … Continue reading

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Spend public funds properly, Go urges gov’t execs

Senator Christopher “Bong” Go (Contributed photo) MANILA – Senator Christopher “Bong” Go urged the government officials to ensure that public funds are spent properly after President Rodrigo Roa Duterte signed the 2022 General Appropriations Act last week. In a recent radio interview, Go said not even one peso should be wasted as the country continues to battle … Continue reading