Day: January 2, 2020

Duterte to sign P4.1 trillion 2020 budget on January 6

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte would sign the P4.1 trillion national budget for 2020 on January 6, Malacañang confirmed Friday. “Yes,” Presidential Legislative Liaison Office (PLLO) Secretary Adelino Sitoy said in a text message, adding that the signing would be in Malacañang. ADVERTISEMENT Sitoy, however, did not confirm if the President had vetoed any […]

Pagasa: Amihan to bring cloudy skies, rains over Luzon

MANILA, Philippines — The northeast monsoon or “Amihan” will bring cloudy skies with a chance of rains over Metro Manila and other Luzon provinces, the state weather bureau said Friday. ADVERTISEMENT In its 4 a.m. weather bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said that the Amihan will bring cloudy skies with […]

Noel Fielding Hints At Return Of The Mighty Boosh

CultureWritten by Laura English on January 3, 2020 The absolute fever dream of a comedy, The Mighty Boosh might be making a return this decade, according to Noel Fielding. Fielding, who plays Vince in the show, posted a picture of him and co-star, Julian Barratt (Howard Moon) on Instagram. The post was captioned, “There really […]

DOH eyes higher immunization rate

The outbreak of measles and polio—two vaccine-preventable diseases—in 2019 underscored the need to prioritize and improve the country’s immunization rate, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said. “The most important lesson from the 2019 experience is that we have to prioritize immunization at all times,” Duque said in an interview, adding that a community must achieve […]

Angat Dam water level still below normal

NO RUSHING WATER In a file photo taken in June, the spillway of Angat Damin Norzagaray, Bulacan, remains silent as its water level continues to be below normal dueto lack of rainfall. —GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE While the water level in Angat Dam had slightly risen at the start of the year, it still fell short […]

JoyRide on ownership issue: We have nothing to hide

NEW PLAYER Noli Eala (third from left), JoyRide vice president for corporate affairs, speaks at a press conference on Thursday with fellow top executives of the motorcycle taxi-hailing service (from left): Sherwin Yu, president; Richard Aruisu, vice president for finance; and Edwin Rodriguez, business development adviser. —NIÑO JESUS ORBETA As it revs up to enter […]

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