Like Rodrigo Duterte back in 2016, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno has a six-month promise, should he win: to bring as much of normal life as possible by December 31, 2022, or six months after his first day as president. "I want you, by December 31 of 2022, lumalabas ka na, kumakain na kayo, kasi lahat kayo bakunado ng booster already, because everybody is protected," he said on Tuesday, October 26, on ANC Headstart. (I want you, by December 31 of 2022, to be going out, eating out, because all of you are vaccinated with a booster already, because everybody is protected.) "I want you to go to normal. I want your kids to go back to school. I want everybody going out. I want us to live with COVID-19, learn how to live with it, go back to work, and protect those who are sick," he added. In a previous interview with Rappler, Moreno and his running mate doctor Willie Ong have said that they aim to build more health facilities and purchase more COVID-19 medicines ... » Learn More about Isko Moreno aims for ‘normalcy’ amid pandemic by December 2022 if elected president
At a glance Claim: A video of a Cebuano crowd shows them supposedly chanting “Fuck you” at presidential aspirant Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. during his visit to Cebu on October 22, 2021. Rating: FALSE The facts: The original video was taken on November 18, 2016, when Ateneans condemned the burial of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, his father, at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Students, teachers, alumni, and employees of Ateneo de Manila University joined the protest held along Katipunan Avenue in Quezon City. Why we fact-checked this: At least one Facebook user and two pages reposted this false video. As of writing, these posts have over 200,100 views, 8,800 shares, 6,600 reactions, and 650 comments combined. Several readers also emailed the posts to Rappler for verification. Complete details A video of an allegedly Cebuano crowd shows them supposedly chanting “Fuck you” at presidential aspirant Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. during his ... » Learn More about FALSE: Cebuanos scream ‘Fuck you’ at Bongbong Marcos during his visit
Mahirap na nga ang buhay ngayon dahil sa pandemya, dumagdag pa ang sobrang taas na presyo ng mga bilihin. Makikita sa Figure 1 na noong Setyembre 2021, pumalo sa 4.8% ang “inflation rate” na sumusukat sa pagtaas ng mga presyo. Mas mababa iyon sa 4.9% noong Agosto, ngunit ’di hamak na mas mataas sa target ng gobyerno na 4% lamang. Sa katunayan, sa lahat ng buwan ng 2021 – maliban noong Hulyo – ay lumagpas tayo sa inflation target na iyon. Mas malaki rin ang tama ng inflation sa mahihirap: 5% ang naramdaman nilang inflation noong Setyembre. Iyon ay dahil sa mas malaking bahagi ng kanilang budget ang napupunta sa pagkain, at nagsitaasan kamakailan ang presyo ng food items katulad ng baboy at isda. Kung hihimayin ang datos (Figure 2), makikitang bukod sa pagkain ay lumalaki rin ang kontribusyon sa inflation ng mga gastusin sa bahay – kuryente, gas, atbp. Pagdating sa mataas na food inflation, karne, isda, at gulay ang dapat sisihin (Figure 3). ... » Learn More about [ANALYSIS] Bakit napakamahal ng mga bilihin? Ano’ng solusyon?