Indices Analysis

House probe sought on sexual abuses by cops

OFFICIALGAZETTE.GOV.PH LAWMAKERS from the Makabayan bloc is calling for an investigation at the House of Representatives on sexual abuses by police officers following a recent rape incident in Pampanga. The group, led by Gabriela Party-list Rep. Arlene D. Brosas, filed House Resolution 2305 seeking for the House committee on women …

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Duterte appoints new legal counsel

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has appointed Jesus Melchor V. Quitain as his new chief presidential legal counsel, according to Malacanang. Palace Spokesman Herminio L. Roque, Jr. told a televised news briefing Tuesday that Mr. Quitain will replace Salvador S. Panelo, who is running for senator in the 2022 elections. Mr. …

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Labor groups urge Robredo to include Matula in senatorial slate

SEVERAL labor groups supporting Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” G. Robredo’s presidential bid next year urged her to give labor leader Jose Sonny G. Matula the last spot in her senatorial slate. “Being in the opposition is not enough if a candidate is not willing to fight for the people’s …

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Former Health chief questions holding pilot vaccination of minors in hospitals

PHILIPPINE STAR/ MICHAEL VARCAS A HOUSE lawmaker and a former Health secretary on Tuesday questioned the government on their decision to hold the pilot rollout of COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) vaccines to minors in hospitals. House Senior Deputy Minority Leader and Iloilo Rep. Janette L. Garin said such an arrangement …

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Davao City tourism sector gears up for return of Singapore Airlines flights by Oct. 31

BW FILE PHOTO DAVAO City’s tourism sector is now preparing tour packages for the first group of foreign visitors since the start of the pandemic who are expected to arrive with the resumption of Singapore Airlines’ flights by Oct. 31. The Singapore-Davao flights will be chartered under the carrier’s “northern …

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Agri losses from Maring hits P2.17B, over 78,600 farmers affected

CAGAYAN PIO THE DAMAGE caused by severe tropical storm Maring (international name: Kompasu) climbed to P2.17 billion from the previous estimate of P2.14 billion, with 78,634 farmers and fishers affected. In a bulletin on Tuesday morning, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said 103,069 metric tons (MT) of production volume were …

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Duterte’s ex-police chief vows to block ICC rights probe

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte’s former police chief on Tuesday said he would block any attempts — if he becomes president next year — by the International Criminal Court (ICC) to probe alleged human rights violations committed in the country’s war on drugs. “I will not only protect President Duterte but …

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New alert level system expanded to other areas

THE PHILIPPINES will expand a new coronavirus alert level system first tested in the capital region that’s meant to ease the lockdown burden on the economy into other parts of the country starting Oct. 20, the presidential palace said on Tuesday. “We expanded our pilot implementation after a decrease in …

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Peso rebounds as oil prices drop

THE PESO climbed against the dollar on Tuesday as oil prices eased and on the expanded implementation of the alert level system. — BW FILE PHOTO THE PESO bounced back versus the greenback on Tuesday as oil prices eased and with the new alert level system first implemented in Metro …

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Shares climb further as COVID-19 cases decline

STOCKS went up on Tuesday on the back of the improving coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) situation in the country and the implementation of the new alert level system in other areas besides Metro Manila. The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) rose 46.50 points or 0.64% to close at 7,266.31 …

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