Plaza Asuncion in Malate, Manila. Photo by Kit Cruz of Manila City’s Department of Tourism, Culture and the Arts MANILA, Philippines — Manila City Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso has inaugurated the newly-refurbished Plaza Asuncion in Malate and took pride in the fulfillment of his promise during the 2019 election campaign. Moreno said Thursday that the modernized … [Read more...] about Moreno inaugurates renovated Plaza Asuncion: It’s proof of fulfilled campaign vow
Senator Manny Pacquiao. Contributed photo MANILA, Philippines — Senator Manny Pacquiao said Thursday he is “excited to join” any presidential debate leading to the May 9 national elections this year. Pacquiao said the debates will be a good avenue for the candidates to lay down their platform and programs for the country. “I’m ready and excited to join any presidential … [Read more...] about Pacquiao ‘excited to join’ presidential debates
We discuss Joe Biden’s Asia Trade Policy, one year into his Presidency. Many countries in Asia will welcome any US effort to boost trade. Access to the prized US market and American products and services would be vital to balancing their dependency on China. 2022 will be a critical year for the United States’ trade policy for Asia. As President Joe Biden’s administration … [Read more...] about One Year in, What to Make of Joe Biden’s Asia Trade Policy?
Cristina “Tinay” Palabay, secretary general of Karapatan. (Photo from her Facebook page) MANILA, Philippines — A rights group condemned Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio’s proposal to make military service for people aged 18 and above mandatory, saying that it might be a violation of basic civil and political rights. In a statement on Thursday, Karapatan secretary … [Read more...] about Karapatan: Sara’s plan to bring back military conscription a possible rights violation
A n electric cooperative in the Davao region, which is operated by the National Electrification Administration, is facing increasing scrutiny amid calls from an angry and impatient public for the termination of its franchise. Six local governments in Davao—Tagum City, Samal, Kapalong, New Corella, San Isidro, Talaingod—have signed their own resolutions calling for a new … [Read more...] about Bizz Buzz: Davao power utility troubles