Youth sectors call for better educ policies in People’s SONA 2023
Felia Ross Sichon
2 months ago

Amidst the clamor for better student rights and just academic freedom by various youth sectors, President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. voiced a “renewed hope” for Filipino students in his second State of the Nation Address (SONA). “We have renewed hope in giving the best to our next batches of students, especially the 28.4 million learners

BBM eyes simple SONA, various issues await report
Aika Khent Zainab Rosete
2 months ago

Amidst various issues happening in the country, President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. described his second State of the Nation Address (SONA) to be “very simple.” “It’s really very simple. It’s just a performance report for Filipinos to see sa dami ng mga pronouncements, sa dami ng mga salita, kung ito ba ay talagang may kabuluhan

Inflation dips to 7.6%, to cut down further  – PSA
Joie Noreen Garces
5 months ago

Recording the lowest since September 2022, the Philippine inflation rate eased to 7.6% in March from 8.6% in February 2023, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). Prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages drove the downtrend of overall inflation, followed by transport and costs in housing, water, electricity, gas, and other fuels. National food inflation

COVID-19 threat impends amidst loosening of mitigation mandates
Felia Ross Sichon
5 months ago

As the voluntary wearing of face masks in public spaces and the lessening of COVID-19 mitigation mandates are implemented, the virus continues to surge in multiple places in the country, garnering a 19-33 percent range increase in cases from the previous weeks, pre-2023. The Department of Health (DOH) filed 1,721 new COVID-19 cases from March

BBM ignores mining, BARMM in first SONA
Gwyneth Marie Vasquez
about 1 year ago

DAVAO CITY–Despite his overwhelming win in Mindanao in the 2022 elections, President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., in his first State of the Nation Address (SONA) yesterday, skipped several issues affecting the Philippine South. Experts from the Ateneo de Davao University in yesterday’s post-SONA analysis agreed Marcos failed to mention issues from mining, corruption, the Bangsamoro


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