Devastating banana disease alarms DA

February 15, 2020
Dar made the call even as he recently directed the heads of High Value Crops Development Program (HVCDP), Agricultural Credit and Policy Council (ACPC), and the Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) to work and craft with industry players a banana export roadmap, and a strategy on how to effectively control Panama disease or Fusarium wilt.

Go: ABS-CBN will be given fair treatment if franchise renewal reaches Senate

February 15, 2020
“Bibigyan po natin ng fair na pagdinig kung saka-sakaling umabot ito sa Senado. Ang amin naman dito ay kapakanan po ng bawat Pilipino, kapakanan ng mga empleyado at, rest assured, na ang interes ng bawat Pilipino ang mangunguna sa magiging desisyon ko,” Go told reporters in an interview when he visited Jolo, Sulu, to distribute financial and relief assistance to more than 11,000 victims of a fire incident.

Arrest Trillanes

February 14, 2020
THE Quezon City metropolitan trial court on Friday ordered the arrest of former senator Antonio Trillanes IV and several others for conspiracy to commit sedition in connection with the “Ang Tutoong Narcolist” viral videos, which implicated President Duterte and some of his family members in the illegal drugs trade.

R&L upgrades PH credit rating

February 14, 2020
In a report to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), the Embassy said the upgrade was made in view of the steady progress of the government’s reforms to modernize the tax system, the prioritization of the socio-economic agenda, the launch of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA), and the Build, Build, Build program.

Malacañang lifts Taiwan travel ban

February 14, 2020
“The travel ban, I understand, that included China, was on the basis of the World Health Organization including Taiwan as part of China. But since there is a ban on China, necessarily, Taiwan being part of China is included,” Palace spokesman Salvador Panelo said in a press briefing.

An eye for an eye

February 13, 2020
Manila Cultural and Economic Office (MECO) Chairman Lito Banayo said Taiwan is on the verge of slamming the Philippines with a number of directives which ultimately will have a direct effect on the fate of OFWs now in Taiwan and Filipinos who want to work in the island republic.