Bella Perez-Rubio
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Lacson: Senate to summon military officials, Gabriela over red-tagging
by Bella Perez-Rubio - October 28, 2020 - 3:15pm
(Updated) Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr. and other military officials will soon face a Senate panel over "warnings" and accusations hurled by the anti-communist task force's spokesman against celebrities, local government...
Binay disputes reports that she voted for controversial Marcos Day bill
by Bella Perez-Rubio - October 28, 2020 - 10:34am
Sen. Nancy Binay on Wednesday said she would not support any bill that would rewrite history.
Locsin promises 'severe' response to recalled envoy's alleged maltreatment of staff
by Bella Perez-Rubio - October 28, 2020 - 10:06am
"The DFA will be firm in meting out the appropriate sanctions and administrative or criminal charges on Ambassador Mauro if the results of the DFA's investigation will demand as such," Locsin said
Martial law survivors, progressive group hit Senate panel approval of Marcos Day bill
by Bella Perez-Rubio - October 27, 2020 - 2:27pm
"The committee acted as a Marcos deodorant to hide the awful stench of the dead dictator's brutal rule, tamper with history and invalidate the people's struggle against the dictatorship," Akbayan Chair Emeritus Etta...
AMLC, PDEA officials confirm no evidence implicating De Lima in illegal drug trade — lawyer
by Bella Perez-Rubio - October 24, 2020 - 6:21pm
Officials from the Anti-Money Laundering Council and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency testified that Senator Leila M. de Lima was not involved in any anomalous transactions linking her to the illegal drug...
COVID-19 cases in the Philippines breach 367,000
by Bella Perez-Rubio - October 24, 2020 - 4:00pm
The health department recorded another 2,057 coronavirus infections on Saturday. Of the total 367,819 cases in the country, 47,773 are classified by the agency as active.
IATF eases travel restrictions on foreigners coming in, Filipinos leaving
by Bella Perez-Rubio - October 23, 2020 - 1:05pm
The COVID-19 task force is allowing the entry of foreign nationals with investors' visas into the country starting November 1 while outbound Filipino travelers are no longer required to take antigen tests before...
Treatment of Nasino, Baby River violated int'l standards on prisoners, children — rights group
by Bella Perez-Rubio - October 23, 2020 - 11:57am
A rights group based in Canada on Friday said the Duterte administration's treatment of a jailed activist and her now-departed three-month-old daughter go against international rules on women prisoners and...
After Baby River, Palace says reforms needed to improve facilities for pregnant inmates
by Bella Perez-Rubio - October 22, 2020 - 6:01pm
Malacañang said it will look into the conditions in jail facilities following the death of a three-month-old baby who was separated from her detained mother only a month after she was born. 
COVID-19 infections in the Philippines breach 363,000, deaths now at 6,783
by Bella Perez-Rubio - October 22, 2020 - 4:06pm
The Department of Health confirmed 1,664 mores cases of novel coronavirus on Thursday, bringing the national caseload to 363,888.
Palace: With Pope's backing, no more reason for Catholic solons to oppose same-sex civil unions
by Bella Perez-Rubio - October 22, 2020 - 3:47pm
Following Pope Francis' landmark endorsement, Malacañang on Thursday reiterated President Rodrigo Duterte's support for same-sex civil unions but said it was up to Congress to pass a law allowing the sam...
With 1,509 new infections, Philippines coronavirus tally now at 362,243
by Bella Perez-Rubio - October 21, 2020 - 4:00pm
Of the total 362,243 coronavirus cases registered by the DOH, 43,990 are active. Recovered patients are at 311,506, after 911 more recoveries were logged. 
Beijing should be granted 'leeway' in hiring Chinese workers for China-funded projects — Palace
by Bella Perez-Rubio - October 21, 2020 - 3:57pm
"The general rule is foreigners should be hired only when there is not enough Filipinos able and with the capacity to perform the work," Roque acknowledged, but appealed that the Chinese government be given "leeway"...
COA urged to review DND's cybersecurity funds
by Bella Perez-Rubio - October 20, 2020 - 10:43am
"Hindi talaga maliwanag kung saan napupunta ang cybersecurity fund. Hindi maliwanag kung saan nga ba ginagamit ang kaban ng bayan. I flagged this amount because we want specifics. We want to make sure DND is spending...
China says it has 'reached consensus' with Philippines on South China Sea oil exploration
by Bella Perez-Rubio - October 17, 2020 - 11:46am
A day after President Rodrigo Duterte lifted the moratorium on oil and gas exploration in the resource-rich West Philippine Sea, China said it has "reached consensus" with the Philippines regarding the joint exploration...
CHR scores alleged DepEd module discouraging students from participating in peaceful assemblies
by Bella Perez-Rubio - October 17, 2020 - 11:03am
Blind obedience is not true patriotism, the education department was reminded after a questionable portion of one of its alleged self-learning modules went viral this week. 
Oil exploration in West Philippine Sea could help country to be energy-sufficient — Gatchalian
by Bella Perez-Rubio - October 16, 2020 - 4:45pm
Sen. Win Gatchalian said the lifting of the ban on oil and gas exploration in the West Philippine Sea was a positive development, citing "the dwindling supply from the Malampaya reservoir which accounts for 20 percent...
'Serve and protect’: Cops reminded of mandate after saying they will file raps vs woman who tried to end life
by Bella Perez-Rubio - October 16, 2020 - 10:50am
"There are 3.6 million Filipinos struggling with mental health problems. Will we imprison them when they need help the most? She needs to be in a hospital, not a jail cell," Hontiveros said.
Lacson: Kickbacks in the implementation of public works projects ‘an open secret’
by Bella Perez-Rubio - October 15, 2020 - 6:15pm
"It has become an open secret that commissions or kickbacks have become the rule rather than the exception in the implementation of public works projects involving not only some corrupt officials of the department...
Palace sure COVID-19 vaccine will be affordable for Filipinos
by Bella Perez-Rubio - October 15, 2020 - 4:24pm
Roque said the state intends to fund the inoculation of the poor, the police, the military, and frontliners.
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