Day: January 11, 2020

Duterte still wants rice importation suspended

PIGCAWAYAN, Cotabato, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has again said he would order the suspension of rice importations to help rice farmers struggling with low palay prices due to foreign competition following the implementation of the rice tariffication law. Speaking to peasant leaders and government employees from the Soccsksargen region here on Friday, Duterte said […]

Teachers press Duterte to honor pledge of pay hike

MANILA, Philippines — The Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) urged President Rodrigo Duterte to honor his pledge to increase the salaries of public school teacher over and above the recently enacted Salary Standardization Law (SSL) even as they expressed dissatisfaction with the new law. Raymond Basilio, ACT secretary-general, said the pay hike for teachers provided […]

Valenzuela teacher returns cash to prosecutor

MANILA, Philippines — Filipino netizens lauded a Valenzuela City school teacher for returning P10,000 in cash that she found at the Valenzuela Town Center on Friday afternoon. Ma. Felisa Pariñas, of the St. Therese of the Child Jesus Kidz Academy in Barangay Karuhatan, turned over the money to the nearby Valenzuela City Police Station. ADVERTISEMENT […]

P85.5M drugs, 50 pushers killed in Quezon last year

LUCENA CITY, Quezon, Philippines — An estimated P85.5 million worth of illegal drugs were seized in Quezon province alone, announced the provincial police. At least 50 suspected drug pushers and users were also killed among the 1,308 arrested in the war against illegal drugs in 2019. ADVERTISEMENT The numerous deaths were from 1,091 police operations, […]

Reviving ancient Cordillera textiles

TRADITIONAL GARMENTS Museo Kordilyera at the University of the Philippines Baguio has been displaying traditional Cordillera garments, many dating back centuries, such as the Ga’dang beaded loincloth called “abag” often paired with the upper garment “koton” or beaded wraparound skirts called “aken” that are secured with the belt or “bakwat.” The Isnag’s “baal” (loincloth) and […]

Taiwan’s leader reelected as voters back tough stance vs China

Taiwan’s 2020 presidential election candidate, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen celebrates her victory with supporters in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. Taiwan’s independence-leaning President Tsai Ing-wen won a second term in a landslide election victory Saturday, signaling strong support for her tough stance against China. (Photo by CHIANG YING-YING / AP) TAIPEI, Taiwan — Tsai […]

DOH to intensify immunization vs measles in Caraga

BUTUAN CITY, Agusan del Norte, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) in the Caraga Region targets an intensified program of immunization in 2020 to reverse the high incidence of measles affectation and deaths recorded in 2019. According to the Regional Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (RESU), a total of 1,939 measles cases were reported in […]

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