Russian shelling in east Ukraine kills at least 15

August 15, 2022 0 Comments

A Russian missile struck an apartment building in eastern Ukraine Sunday, killing at least 15 people as Moscow’s forces sought to consolidate their control over the Donbas region.,“During the rescue operation, 15 bodies were found at the scene and five people were pulled out of the rubble” alive in the town of Chasiv Yar, the …

Phivolcs lowers Taal Volcano’s status to Alert Level 1

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The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) on Monday lowered Taal Volcano’s status from Alert Level 2 (decreased unrest) to Alert Level 1 (low-level unrest).,“The Taal Volcano’s condition in the past two months has been characterized by baseline volcanic earthquake activity, stabilizing ground deformation of the Taal Caldera and Taal Volcano Island (TVI) edifices …

Blinken in Tokyo on condolence visit for Abe

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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived Monday on a previously unscheduled stop to Tokyo to offer condolences in person over the assassination of former prime minister Shinzo Abe.,The top US diplomat landed at the Yokota military base and was due to make a brief journey into the capital to see Prime Minister Fumio Kishida …

Japan’s ruling party secures strong win after Abe assassination

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Japan’s ruling party and partners won enough votes to form a supermajority in an upper house election held just days after the assassination of former prime minister Shinzo Abe, local media said Monday.,The ex-premier’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and its coalition partner Komeito strengthened their hold by winning more than 75 of the 125 …

DBM supports Marcos admin’s gov’t rightsizing

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Budget Secretary Amenah Pangandaman on Wednesday, 13 July expressed the Department of Budget and Management’s (DBM) support for the rightsizing of government agencies and personnel.,In a radio interview, Pangandaman said the DBM is supportive of the Marcos administration’s thrust for a lean, efficient, and responsive government workforce.,The Budget chief revealed that a proposal to rightsize …

PBA probes Desiderio case

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The Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) will launch an investigation after Agatha Uvero accused Blackwater guard Paul Desiderio of physical and emotional abuse.,In a statement, the league said it will conduct an inquiry that will shed light on the accusation that Desiderio had done numerous violent acts on his ex-girlfriend, Uvero, during the course of their …

Bong Go supports Magna Carta for PDEA workers

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Senator Bong Go remains committed to advocating the welfare and interest of the country’s uniformed personnel as he underscored the need to provide a Magna Carta for the officers and personnel of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA).,Noting that the eradication of illegal drugs is one of the serious issues faced by the government, Go …

PBBM appoints Aboitiz Group CEO as PSAC chief

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President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has picked Aboitiz Group CEO Sabin M. Aboitiz as head of the newly-created Private Sector Advisory Council (PSAC).,PSAC, which is composed of several business leaders, was created by Marcos to make his administration “to be attuned” to the concerns and problems of the sector.,In a press release by PSAC on …

Marcos, Duterte top campaign contribution, spending in 2022 election

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President Bongbong Marcos and Vice President Sara Duterte had the largest campaign contributions and expenditures among presidential and vice-presidential candidates during the 2022 elections.,According to the documents obtained by the Daily Tribune on Wednesday, 13 July, from the Commission on Elections (COMELEC), Marcos received a total campaign contribution of P624,684,320.09, where P4.2 million came from …

DoH: Rabies cases lower by 5% this year

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The Department of Health (DoH) on Wednesday, 13 July said the country reported a total of 157 rabies cases from 1 January to 25 June, five percent lower than the cases reported during the same period last year.,In 2021, there were 165 reported cases of rabies nationwide from the same period.,DOH said that most rabies …