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The Department of Education demanded that the World Bank make a public apology following its report showing poor performance of Filipino students that “insulted” and “shamed” the Philippines. Education Secretary Leonor Briones says the country was “insulted” and “ashamed” by the World Bank education report, which reveals PH’s poor ranking. She adds that the World [...]

A Philippine Air Force C-130 plane carrying 85 soldiers crashed in Patikul, Sulu on Sunday, July 4. At least 17 people were killed and 40 others were injured. Rescuers and troops conduct rescue operations after a C130 crashed and overshot at the runway of Jolo Airport in Sulu on Sunday. Initial reports say that 17 [...]

Phreatomagmatic eruption of Taal Volcano from 3:16 PM – 3:21 PM today, viewed from the Main Crater station. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS-DOST) uploaded a video viewed from the Main Crater of Taal Volcano. This serves as notice for the raising of the alert status of Taal from Alert Level 2 (increasing [...]

Sen. Manny Pacquiao says it was not his intention to “attack” President Duterte after claiming that the current administration is “three times” more corrupt than previous administrations. Sen. Manny Pacquiao issued a warning to Health Sec. Francisco Duque III, saying he’ll start with exposing the misuse of funds within the Department of Health amid the [...]

Community Quarantine Classifications for July All areas under MECQ are until July 15, 2021. NCR, Rizal, and Bulacan are still GCQ with “some restrictions” while Laguna and Cavite are “heightened restrictions until July 15, 2021. The rest is until July 31, 2021. Aside from NCR Plus, the following areas will also be placed under GCQ [...]

Human activities and not smog from Taal Volcano caused the haze that covered Metro Manila the past two days, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said. Recently, ABS-CBN news report stated that Taal Volcano Island is blanketed with volcanic smog or vog Tuesday due to continuous sulfur dioxide emissions by the Taal Volcano. Phivolcs [...]

DOE Sec. Alfonso Cusi, PDP-Laban vice chairman, said it was “really unfortunate” that Sen. Manny Pacquiao accused the Duterte administration of corruption. Recently, President Duterte challenges Sen. Manny Pacquiao to name the alleged corrupt government offices or officials. Senator Pacquiao criticized the corruption under the Duterte administration, saying it is “three times more corrupt.” According [...]

#DisbarGadon Went Viral on Twitter

The hashtag #DisbarGadon went viral on social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook. A support group for people living with HIV and AIDS is considering filing criminal and disbarment raps against lawyer Larry Gadon for falsely suggesting on-air that the late President Benigno Aquino III had HIV. The Red Whistle strongly condemns in unequivocal [...]

Senator Christopher “Bong” Go highly thanked President Rodrigo Duterte for approving the thirteen proposals that will strengthen the capacity of hospitals and provide quality health services. As chairman of the Senate Committee on Health and sponsor of Senate proposals, Go stressed that “hindi ako titigil na ipaglaban kung ano ang makakabuti sa ating mga kababayan, [...]

The Philippine drug regulator has already issued an emergency use authorization to the COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by Bharat Biotech in India. Just last week Bharat submitted a certificate for good manufacturing practices, completing the requirement for exporting Covaxin, FDA chief Eric Domingo said on Friday, June 25, 2021. “Ngayon maaari na po silang mag-import. Maaari [...]