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State of our nation

The recipient of the first legally administered vaccine against COVID-19 in the Philippines, Philippine General Hospital director Dr. Gerardo Legaspi, addressed graduates of UP Diliman Sunday and talked about the Filipino word “kanlungan.”.....»»

Category: newsSource: thestandard thestandardJul 26th, 2021

China to ban karaoke songs deemed & lsquo;national security& rsquo; threats

China will ban karaoke songs perceived to “endanger national security,” as state controls attempt to muzzle the mics of a KTV-obsessed nation......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 11th, 2021

Amending an archaic law

In his last State-of-the-Nation Address, President Duterte urged Congress to pass three proposed pieces of legislation, which if enacted into law, will have a huge impact on the way business is conducted in this country......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 8th, 2021

Manufacturing consent

One journalist did say that President Rodrigo Duterte compounded the “lie” about the reason behind the shutdown of the operations of ABS-CBN’s free TV and radio services. But she did not outrightly call him a liar, and neither did the others. As Mr. Duterte was delivering his State of the Nation Address (SONA) on July… The post Manufacturing consent appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsAug 7th, 2021

Cayetano, hindi sang-ayon kay PRRD sa pagpataw ng martial law sa paglaban sa korapsyon

    Ni Kriztell Austria     IPINAHAYAG ni former Speaker and Taguig-Pateros Representative Alan Peter Cayetano na hindi ito sang-ayon sa sinabing solusyon ni Pangulong Rodrigo Roa Duterte sa nagdaang State of the Nation Address (SONA) nito kaugnay sa korapsyon sa bansa.   Ayon kay Pangulong Duterte, kailangang baguhin ang sistema at magdeklara ng […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  pinasglobalRelated NewsAug 6th, 2021

House mission accomplished& mdash;Romualdez

House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez said Wednesday the leadership of Speaker Lord Allan Velasco fulfilled its legislative function to pass most of the priority measures enumerated by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte in his final State of the Nation Address (SONA)......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 4th, 2021

Last Sona thoughts

After listening with tempered expectations, President Duterte’s last State of the Nation Address did not fail to disappoint many of us hopeless optimists who were waiting for a real assessment of the crisis as the context of how, as the country’s leader, he plans to steer us out of this mess......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Only 2 priority measures in SONA await House OK

Only two of the 12 priority measures laid out by President Duterte in his July 26 State of the Nation Address have yet to be passed by the House of Representatives......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 1st, 2021

A hero’s strength is measured by his heart

The Taoist spiritual concept of Yin and Yang proved itself last week, when after the gloomy State of the Nation Address, we received the happiest news ever – that Hidilyn Diaz won the first Olympic Gold for the country......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 1st, 2021

Commentary: Why Duterte’s recycled rhetoric is a winning strategy

Many were disappointed by President Rodrigo Duterte’s recent State of the Nation Address......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

We have to do our part

In his first State of the Nation address in 2016, President Duterte said that his fight against criminality, illegal drugs, and corruption would be relentless and sustained, and that for those who have valid reasons to complain about graft and corruption, the gates of Malacanang would be open......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

Costly, myopic approach to decades-long conflict

President Duterte, in his final State of the Nation Address last Monday, said that his administration has made “great strides” in addressing the root causes of the armed conflict with the Left revolutionary movement “by empowering our kababayans who have been used by the communists for so many decades.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

SONA remarks on ‘firing’ BI officials a presidential order?

President Duterte’s remarks on the “pastillas” bribery scandal during his final State of the Nation Address served as a directive for agencies to dismiss those involved in irregularity, Malacañang said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 29th, 2021

Quezon City Station 3 police chief sacked

Philippine National Police chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar yesterday sacked the commander of the Quezon City Police District Station 3 for giving State of the Nation Address duties to 51 QCPD personnel who later tested positive for COVID-19......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 29th, 2021

EDITORIAL - Whatever happened to…?

Perhaps because he felt a need to delve on his legacy, President Duterte devoted a considerable portion of his final State of the Nation Address in defense of his priority program, the campaign against illegal drugs......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 29th, 2021

DOH: Protocol breached in deployment of SONA cops waiting for COVID-19 result

The Department of Health on Thursday said deploying cops awaiting the results of their COVID-19 test for the President Rodrigo Duterte’s State of the Nation Address is a breach of protocol......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 29th, 2021

DBM yet to submit 2022 budget measure to Congress

The Department of Budget and Management has yet to submit the proposed national budget to Congress even though it had planned to do so in time for President Duterte’s State of the Nation Address last Monday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 28th, 2021

‘Longest SONA in post-EDSA was empty’

President Rodrigo Duterte may have delivered the longest State of the Nation Address yet, but it was empty - particularly on how he would deal with what appears to be continuing maritime aggression by China in the West Philippine Sea. The post ‘Longest SONA in post-EDSA was empty’ appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJul 28th, 2021

Immigration officers quietly return from suspension as pastillas probes continue

President Rodrigo Duterte boasted in his last State of the Nation Address that he fired officials tagged in the “pastillas” scheme, but some are back at work while investigations continue......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 28th, 2021

The long goodbye

The State of the Nation Address (Sona), besides being a requirement, is supposed to achieve two things. It’s supposed to highlight what the administration has done over the past year, and justify the money the President will ask Congress to enact as the national budget for the coming fiscal year. A President’s final Sona is […] The post The long goodbye appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 28th, 2021

The SONA

I was hoping that the State of the Nation Address would include the President’s plan to hasten our economic recovery following five quarters of sharp economic contractions......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 28th, 2021