Rights advocates say policies neglect needs of displaced people in Mindanao

Government policies are neglecting the needs of residents displaced by the Marawi siege and of the Moro people affected by escalating military violence in Mindanao, a global coalition of human rights advocates said. In its second report on alleged human rights violations in the Philippines, Investigate PH said military operations in Mindanao are “perpetuating violence against and entrenching the marginalization …

Drilon eyes retirement from politics in 2022

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon says he has no plans to seek any elected post next year. Drilon, who has served in government for over three decades, says he will instead leave politics once his term at the Senate expires. The senator said, “I have not planned to run for president. I do not have the resources to run for …

More than 10K vaccinated in QC-based gov’t agencies

About 10,200 government workers from 62 agencies in Quezon City have been vaccinated against Covid-19. Among the government agencies served by the QCProtekTODO program were the Department of Agrarian Reform, Department of Agriculture, National Housing Authority, Commission on Higher Education, and National Power Corporation. Mayor Joy Belmonte said, “Since Quezon City is home to many national government agencies, government-owned and …

410,000 nawalang trabaho sa bansa nabawi nitong Mayo sa gitna ng pandemya

Dumami ang bahagdan ng populasyon na nabawi ang nawala nilang trabaho sa gitna ng COVID-19 pandemic nitong Mayo, ayon sa pinakabagong ulat ng Philippine Statistics Authority. Nasa 3.73 milyong katao kasi ang naitalang walang trabaho o negosyo nitong Mayo 2021, bagay na mas mababa sa 4.14 milyon noong Abril. Ayon sa pahayag ng PSA, “Ang unemployment rate ay naitala sa …

Panganib sa kalusugan ng ‘sulfur dioxide’ nakaamba sa mga residente sa Taal

Nagpaalala ang Department of Health sa mga residente ng Batangas at Cavite na malapit sa nag-aalburuto ngayong bulkang Taal na magsuot ng mga pang-proteksyon upang hindi masinghot ang ‘sulfur dioxide’ na ibinubuga ng bulkan at makakasama sa kalusugan lalo na ng mga may kundisyon sa baga. Ipinayo ni Health Undersecrerary Maria Rosario Vergeire sa mga residente na magsuot ng N95 …

Suriin ang hiringgilya matapos bakunahan – DOH

Pinayuhan ng Department of Health ang publiko na matapos mabakunahan ay hilingin sa vaccinator na makita ang ginamit na hiringgilya upang matiyak na tagumpay ang pagbibigay sa kanila ng COVID-19 vaccine. Ayon kay Health Secretary Francisco Duque, isa ito sa praktikal na solusyon na maaaring gawin kontra sa naglalabasan na ulat na palpak na pagbabakuna sa iba’t ibang vaccination sites. …

KMU: Ayuda sa gitna ng unemployment

Ipinapanawagan ng Kilusang Mayo Uno at iba pang grupo ang 10,000 pisong ayuda para sa manggagawang Pilipino upang makaagapay sa malaking bilang ng walang trabaho. Wala pa namang panibagong ayudang ibinibigay ang gobyerno. Sinabi ni House Deputy Minority leader at Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Zarate na “tinutulugan” ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte ang Bayanihan 3, na magagamit sana para makapagdala ng …

Rallies required by schools? Graduates counter Pialago’s claims of getting grades for attending protests

Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Assistant Secretary Celine Pialago claimed joining rallies were required and gives them an additional grade back when she was still a student. Pialago, who is also the spokesperson for the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict Youth Affairs, expressed this during an event with officials of the NTF-ELCAC live-streamed on Facebook on July …

QC gov’t starts ayuda distribution for unserved Bayanihan beneficiaries

Quezon City has started distributing unclaimed financial aid from the second tranche of the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s social amelioration program. The city government said that a total of 40,699 beneficiaries will receive their aid through the two-week manual payout at the Quezon Memorial Circle covered court. This comes after the Department of the Interior and Local Government …