Day: April 2, 2021

WATCH: Visita Iglesia

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KUWTT: Daily Covid cases skyrocket to 15,310 | Apr 03, 2021

Good day. Here are the stories for The Manila Times for Black Saturday, April 3, 2021. READ: Daily Covid cases skyrocket to 15,310 The Department of Health (DoH) logged its highest single-day total of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases Friday but attributed the sharp increase to the inclusion of delayed reports from testing centers. Friday’s 15,310 cases […]

Producer price index down in Feb

The Producer Price Index (PPI) for the manufacturing sector continued to move downward at -5.3 percent, the same rate recorded in January 2021, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said. The downturn in the producer price index in February was led also by refined petroleum products. THEMANILA TIMES FILE PHOTO In a report, PSA said in […]

Cash or in kind? LGUs can choose form of aid

Local government units (LGUs) in the National Capital Region, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna and Rizal can decide if the emergency assistance to locked-down residents will be cash or packaged relief items. The LGUs were given the discretion to decide the form of aid by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Department […]

US vows to back PH in maritime dispute

The United States has assured the Philippines the mutual defense treaty they signed in 1951 applies to growing concerns in the South China Sea, where China has been aggressively pursuing its claims on disputed islets and reefs. At sea, Philippines : This handout satellite imagery taken on March 23, 2021 and received on March 25 […]

Second Lent under pandemic ends today

Millions of Christians in Covid-19 quarantined areas will mark Black Saturday today, the second time the final day of Lent will be observed in the shadow of the pandemic. Fr. Jerome Secillano, executive secretary of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines’ (CBCP) Permanent Committee on Public Affairs, said on Friday that because of the […]

PH posts $20B net external liability

The Philippines’ international investment position (IIP) recorded a $20.2-billion net external liability at the end of 2020, according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). In a report released on Wednesday night, the central bank said the latest amount accelerated by 90.3 percent from the $10.6 billion registered in end-September of last year. The quarter-on-quarter […]

Gesmundo named new Chief Justice

President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Associate Justice Alexander Gesmundo as the new chief justice of the Supreme Court. Gesmundo “Yes, he is the personal choice of [President Duterte],” Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo told The Manila Times on Friday, April 2. Panelo said the President has already signed Gesmundo’s appointment paper, but the Palace […]

CMIM comes into force

The amended Chiang Mai Initiative Multilateralisation (CMIM) Agreement, which could be tapped by the Philippines in times of crisis, has come into force at the end of March, according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). In a statement, the BSP said the amended accord provides the legal basis for the regional financing arrangement among […]

DILG exec slammed for Robredo rant

The camp of Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo responded to Interior and Local Government Undersecretary Epimaco Densing 3rd’s calling the second top official of the country “nonessential.” INTERIOR Undersecretary Epimaco Densing 3rd. File Photo Robredo’s spokesman, lawyer Ibarra Gutierrez, said in his tweet on Thursday that Densing “epitomizes the [administration’s] Covid response.” “With cases […]

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