Philippines

Marcos, Duterte proclaimed winners in PH’s fastest vote count

By Filane Mikee Cervantes  PROCLAIMED. Congress, sitting as National Board of Canvassers (NBOC), proclaims Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. as the country’s new president and Sara Duterte as vice president-elect at the House of Representatives session hall at Batasan Pambansa, Quezon City on Wednesday (May 25, 2022). The UniTeam’s tandem won by a landslide with Marcos … Continue reading

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Manila administers over 5K doses of 2nd booster shot

By Marita Moaje  Quirino Grandstand, Manila drive-thru vaccination (PNA file photo) MANILA – Over 5,000 individuals have availed of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) second booster shots in the city of Manila since its rollout for immunocompromised individuals on April 26, and for the elderly and health care workers on Thursday. As of Friday, the Manila Public … Continue reading

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Quality appointments, clear policies needed from new govt: banker

By Joann Villanueva  INCOMING ADMIN. UniTeam presidential-vice presidential tandem of former Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. (left) and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte thank thousands of supporters during a rally at the Arca South Parking in Taguig City on April 24, 2022. International investment banker Stephen Cuunjieng said a government led by presumptive president Marcos Jr. would need … Continue reading

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Biden call to Marcos reflects US regard for alliance: DFA

By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora  Presumptive President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and US President Joe Biden  MANILA – President Joe Biden’s phone call with presumptive president Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. shows that the United States holds in “high regard” its alliance with the Philippines, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said. The US president, who called … Continue reading

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Fitch sees smooth transition, continued focus on infra dev’t

By Joann Villanueva  SMOOTH TRANSITION. Fitch Solutions Country Risk and Industry Research expects a smooth transition from the Duterte administration to the next government as unofficial poll count shows former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. leading the presidential race. The industry and credit research firm expects the Marcos administration to continue the current government’s infrastructure program, … Continue reading

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Sara Duterte to become next DepEd chief: Marcos Jr.

By Filane Mikee Cervantes  Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte and former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. (File photo) MANILA – Presumptive president Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Wednesday said his running mate and vice presidential frontrunner Sara Duterte has agreed to take the helm of the Department of Education. “I think I am already authorized to announce … Continue reading

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Isko congratulates BBM for leading May 9 prexy race

By Priam Nepomuceno  (PNA file photo)  MANILA – Aksyon Demokratiko standard-bearer Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso on Tuesday congratulated former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. who is leading the May 9 presidential race by a wide margin. “Ngayon naman po mga kababayan, nakikinita na po natin at malapit na rin po yan maging opisyal na meron na pong … Continue reading