Tag Archives: Vic Galinato

Philippine President Duterte: We are the United Nations

MANILA, September 22 – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday made his first address at the United Nations General Assembly since assuming office in 2016, emphasizing bold and significant changes the body should do to address the problems amid the global crisis. In his roughly 20-minute recorded speech before the 75th Session, the Philippine leader said all countries must be

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About 10,000 gov’t jobs now available on JobStreet virtual Career Fair

MANILA, Philippines – About 10,000 government job positions from different 700 participating agencies in all the regions are now ready to be filled from September 14 to 18 as JobStreet Philippines partnered with the Civil Service Commission (CSC) to offer opportunities to jobless Filipinos who were displaced this time of the pandemic. The online Career Fair is the first virtual

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Duterte volunteers himself to be first tested for Russia’s corona vaccine offer

MANILA, August 11- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he will offer himself as the first subject for clinical trials, as Russia has offered to supply COVID-19 vaccines to the country for free.      In his late evening address to the nation on Monday, the President announced he would volunteer to be vaccinated in public to see if the medical treatment

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Philippines still standing firmly over Chinese presence in West PH Sea: PH Navy

MANILA, August 10- The Philippines is exercising self-restraint in the conduct of naval activities so as to not complicate territorial disputes, the Philippine Navy said on Monday, contrary to rising issues that President Rodrigo Duterte has set the flag down in asserting sovereignty rights.      In virtual news forum made by Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines’ (FOCAP), Philippine Navy’s

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Philippine lockdowns affect economy, plunges GDP to 16.5% in Q2

MANILA, August 6 – The Philippine economy on Thursday contracted by 16.5 percent in the second quarter of 2020 compared to 2019, the lowest recorded quarterly growth since 1981, due to the country’s current lockdown measures to fight COVID-19. This drop follows a 0.7 percent economic shrink in the first quarter of the year, confirming that the Philippines are in recession amid

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