Angelica Y. Yang
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'Sarap ng buhay' no more: Remaining Senate sessions to be held in person
by Angelica Y. Yang - May 26, 2022 - 3:54pm
Senate President Vicente "Tito" Sotto III said that they will not be holding anymore hybrid sessions starting Monday, which means that senators have to attend in person.
In first 100 days, Marcos advised to focus on inadequate healthcare, economy, poor education
by Angelica Y. Yang - May 26, 2022 - 2:37pm
Senate Minority Floor Leader Franklin Drilon said Thursday that president-elect Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. must exercise political will in the first 100 days of his term to address pressing issues facing the...
Filipino scientist wins UN award for disaster risk reduction
by Angelica Y. Yang - May 26, 2022 - 9:54am
Scientist Glenn Banaguas is the first Filipino individual to ever receive the accolade in the award's 35-year history. 
Sara Duterte proclaimed vice president-elect
by Angelica Y. Yang - May 25, 2022 - 6:11pm
Duterte is the first vice president from the Davao region and the third from Mindanao after Emmanuel Pelaez and Teofisto Guingona Jr.
Hontiveros urges WHO to include Taiwan in global pandemic response
by Angelica Y. Yang - May 25, 2022 - 12:27pm
Sen. Risa Hontiveros, a health advocate, appealed to the World Health Organization (WHO) to include Taiwan in its global pandemic response, explaining that ignoring the island will cause gaps in efforts to stem the...
Explainer: Why is PhilHealth hiking premium payments in June?
by Angelica Y. Yang - May 24, 2022 - 12:57pm
The Universal Health Care Act mandates the gradual yearly increase of premium rates through 2025, the year that the rate will hit 5%. 
Senate ratifies bicam report creating 2nd congressional education body
by Angelica Y. Yang - May 24, 2022 - 10:07am
The Senate has ratified the bicameral conference committee report which seeks to establish the Second Congressional Commission on Education, a body that will undertake a comprehensive evaluation of the country's...
DepEd probing food poisoning incident in Negros Oriental due to alleged contaminated milk
by Angelica Y. Yang - May 21, 2022 - 5:37pm
The Department of Education (DepEd) said on Saturday that it is investigating an incident where bouts of food poisoning affected Negros Oriental-based elementary school students who consumed allegedly contaminated...
Philippines detects Omicron subvariant BA.4 in Filipino who returned from Middle East
by Angelica Y. Yang - May 21, 2022 - 3:35pm
The Department of Health said Saturday that it has detected the Omicron subvariant BA.4 from a Filipino national who flew in from the Middle East on May 4.
COVID-19 task force adviser suggests against closing borders amid monkeypox outbreak
by Angelica Y. Yang - May 21, 2022 - 2:31pm
Dr. Ted Herbosa, the medical adviser of the National Task Force Against COVID-19, said the government should not close the borders amid the spread of monkeypox abroad, explaining that the infection is not contagious...
Senate to resume regular session on May 23 ahead of canvassing
by Angelica Y. Yang - May 21, 2022 - 11:17am
The Senate is set to resume its third regular session on Monday, May 23, before it joins the House of Representatives in the official canvassing of the presidential and vice presidential results. 
Comelec investigating four 'questionable' election returns
by Angelica Y. Yang - May 21, 2022 - 10:14am
The Commission on Elections said Saturday that it is looking into four questionable copies of election returns (ERs) from three provinces, which were earlier flagged by the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible...
DOST turns over fully-automated weapon station to Philippine Navy
by Angelica Y. Yang - May 20, 2022 - 6:39pm
The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on Friday turned over a fully-automated weapon station, known as "Project Buhawi", to the Philippine Navy in efforts to improve the firing capability of the country's...
US warship named after Filipino sailor Telesforo Trinidad
by Angelica Y. Yang - May 20, 2022 - 10:43am
The United States named a warship in honor of Panay-born sailor Telesforo De La Cruz Trinidad, the first Filipino to be awarded the medal of honor for his bravery in the American navy.
Cayetano: Give Marcos a chance, judge him as president later
by Angelica Y. Yang - May 19, 2022 - 4:58pm
"It's easy to judge him and his family before this. That much was clear. But now, Filipinos have said, 'We want him as our president'. So let's judge him based on his actions when he is there [in Malacañang],"...
Over 1,000 academics vow to protect Martial Law history from revision
by Angelica Y. Yang - May 19, 2022 - 12:31pm
More than 1,000 academics and scholars have committed to fighting all types of attempts to revise history, especially those related to erasing the memories of plunder and human rights abuses committed under Martial...
With new senators-elect proclaimed, work to organize blocs begins
by Angelica Y. Yang - May 18, 2022 - 8:42pm
Consensus is essential in passing legislation but the minority helps act as a check and can help scrutinize proposed bills.
Robin Padilla tops Senate race as Comelec proclaims 12 senators-elect
by Angelica Y. Yang - May 18, 2022 - 4:50pm
The Commission on Elections, sitting as the National Board of Canvassers, on Wednesday proclaimed 12 new senators who will join the Upper House in the upcoming Congress. 
Broadcaster Mon Tulfo arrested in Manila over cyber libel
by Angelica Y. Yang - May 18, 2022 - 12:41pm
Broadcaster and media personality Ramon "Mon" Tulfo Jr., was arrested by a unit of the Manila Police District on Wednesday morning due to alleged cyber libel. 
Regulators fine Lopez-led power firm for frequent plant outages
by Angelica Y. Yang - May 17, 2022 - 5:44pm
FGP operates the 265-megawatt (MW) combined-cycle San Lorenzo Unit 50, which logged total of 10.7 unplanned outage days from January 2021 to April 25, 2021. 
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