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Need to protect PH genetic resources vs biopiracy cited

A HOUSE leader has underscored the need for urgent executive action to protect the country’s genetic resources against biopiracy by putting in place a stronger policy on access and benefit-sharing of Philippine genetic resources. Occidental Mindoro Rep. Josephine Ramirez Sato,…

We’ll succeed with God’s intervention – Albayalde

PRAYING for a “trouble-free” 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and other Related Meetings in Manila this week, National Capital Region Police Office chief Director Oscar D. Albayalde yesterday said they also need the 100 percent support and…

Family planning program needs higher budget -- solon

AFTER the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recertified as non-abortifacient all 51 contraceptives, there is a need to increase the budget for family planning program. Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman, one of the proponents of family planning, welcomed the decision…

Villar warns on text scams

SENATOR Cynthia Villar warned the public on scams circulating via social media and text messages using their foundation, the Villar Social Institute for Poverty Alleviation or Villar SIPAG or formerly called Villar Foundation. The misleading post on Facebook under a…

Additional benefits for family earning P250K per year pushed

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A House leader has pushed for mandatory Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) coverage plus other benefits, such as 20 percent discounts on selected goods and services and value added tax-free privileges for kids up to the age of 12 of…

New evidence on great flu vaccine hoax

Apparently, the powers-that-be want everyone to take the seasonal flu vaccine out of loyalty and blind faith. Because actual science reveals the hoax. A new study, published in the PLOS Journal on 10/23, by contributing authors from the Scripps Institute…

Foreigners joining protest actions to be deported

DEPARTMENT of the Interior and Local Government officer-in-charge and chairman of the Asean Committee on Security, Peace and Order and Emergency Preparedness (CSPOEPR) Catalino S. Cuy yesterday sternly warned foreign tourists and guests they will be immediately accosted and deported…

No Pinoy victims as quake hits Iran, Iraq

THE Philippines yesterday expressed its sympathies to Iran and Iraq after a magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck the northern Kurdish regions of both countries, killing more than a hundred people and injuring more than a thousand. Both the Philippine Embassies in…

Año to head graft fight

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte is stepping up his fight against corruption. Duterte wants Interior Undersecretary Eduardo Año to investigate mayors and governors for graft. In his press conference at dawn yesterday after arriving from Vietnam, Duterte said this will be the…

SC tells gov’t to answer suit on hospital deposit

THE Supreme Court has asked the government to comment on a petition seeking to stop a new measure raising penalties and fines for private hospitals requiring deposits or advance payments before admitting patients. In a resolution, the SC directed Malacañang…

Face music or quit, Sereno dared

SPEAKER Pantaleon “Bebot” Alvarez has challenged Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno to face her accusers during the House committee on justice impeachment hearings or resign. Alvarez, secretary general of the supermajority-led Partido Demokratikong Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban), said Sereno should…

EU panel presses De Lima release

THE Subcommittee on Human Rights of the European Parliament (EP) pressed the Philippine government to release detained Sen. Leila de Lima and allow her to perform her Senate duties while she awaits trial for illegal drugs charges filed against her.…

Best forces from AFP to secure ASEAN event

THE Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) yesterday said specialized land, air and sea forces will help secure delegates of the 31at Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit 2017. “The AFP through the Joint Task Force National Capital Region…
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