Day: September 16, 2020

Duterte considered abolition, privatization of PhilHealth — Sotto

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte talks to the people after holding a meeting with the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) core members at the Malago Clubhouse in Malacañang on September 14, 2020. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO MANILA, Philippines —President Rodrigo Duterte wanted  the beleaguered Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) abolished  or privatized amid […]

Biden says he trusts vaccines and scientists, not Trump

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks after participating in a coronavirus vaccine briefing with public health experts, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) WILMINGTON, Del.  — Joe Biden said Wednesday that while he trusts what scientists say about a potential coronavirus vaccine, he doesn’t trust President Donald Trump. […]

Tropical Storm Leon exits PAR, isolated rain showers due

MANILA, Philippines — Tropical Storm Leon (international name: Noul) has exited the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) and is now heading towards Vietnam, the state weather bureau said Thursday. In its 4 a.m. live weather update, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said that “Leon” left the Philippine territory at 3 a.m. […]

Seven nominated to Supreme Court

he Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has nominated six Court of Appeals justices and the Court Administrator to replace Supreme Court Associate Justice Jose Reyes Jr. who will reach the mandatory retirement age of 70 on Friday. On the list submitted to Malacañang by the JBC on Wednesday were the names of Court of Appeals […]

SC resolves Panay ‘power struggle’

MANILA, Philippines — The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of More Electric and Power Corp.’s takeover of power distribution facilities in Iloilo City from previous long-time power distributor Panay Electric Co. (Peco). The tribunal voted 8-6 on Tuesday to uphold the legality of two key provisions in the 25-year power distribution franchise granted to […]

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