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Day: June 7, 2022

Losing pres’l bet, 2 other national bets file SOCE

A presidential bet and two senatorial candidates have filed their respective Statement of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCE) before the Commission on Elections (Comelec) two days before the deadline on June 8.   According to the Comelec-Campaign Finance Office (CFO), as of 5 p.m. Monday, losing presidential bet Dr. Jose Montemayor has already filed his SOCE.   Senator Panfilo Lacson was the first to file his SOCE among the 10 presidential aspirants in the May 9 polls.   Human rights lawyer Chel Diokno and winning senatorial candidate Jinggoy Estrada have also submitted their SOCEs.   The CFO has yet to receive

Duterte trusts next admin will ‘do its very best’ to fight drugs

President Rodrigo R. Duterte believes the administration of his successor, President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. will “do its very best” in continuing the fight against illegal drugs.   “Well, I trust that the next administration will also do its very best to confront itong drug[s],” he said in a prerecorded Talk to the People.   Although he admitted that he is “scared” that the drug industry would proliferate when his term ends, he expressed confidence that the police and military would “maintain the momentum” in the anti-narcotics campaign.   “I place my full trust and confidence on the two institutions

PH avoids new Covid-19 surge due to vax, protocol adherence: PRRD

The Philippines avoided another surge in Covid-19 cases through continuous Covid-19 vaccinations and adherence to minimum public health standards, outgoing President Rodrigo R. Duterte said Monday.   In a prerecorded public address, Duterte touted anew his administration’s success in containing Covid-19 infections and reopening the economy.   “If I were to judge myself, the one single thing that my government did was to contain Covid-19 in a very much earlier span of time. And to think na yung iba sa ngayon nagkaroon ng (other countries are having a) surge simply because maybe the citizens of that country do not want

Bicol region to produce ‘Golden Rice’ seeds, grains

The Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rice Research Institute in Bicol (DA-PhilRice-5) will start the production of seeds and grains of “Golden Rice”, a palay variety developed by the International Rice Research Institute in the province of Catandua…

P10-M smuggled cigarettes seized in Bataan

<description>Operatives from the Bureau of Customs (BOC)-Port of Limay and local police swooped down on separate establishments in two…

DOST helps Lanao del Norte town’s disaster mitigation

<description>The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in Lanao del Norte is assisting in the disaster mitigation efforts of the…

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