2 long weekends, aasahan ngayong Agosto
GRAPHICS: 2 long weekends for August 2013 (UNTV News)
MANILA, Philippines – May aasahang dalawang long weekend ang publiko ngayong Agosto ayon sa Malacañang,
Una rito ay sa Agosto 9 (Biyernes) hanggang 11 (Linggo) na idineklarang regular holiday bilang pakikiisa sa Ed’l Fit’r.
Ang ikalawang long weekend naman ay mula Agosto 24 (Sabado) hanggang 26 (Lunes) dahil sa National Heroes Day na isa ding regular holiday.
Wala namang pasok ang mga taga-Quezon City sa Agosto 19 (Lunes) na idineklarang special non-working holiday dahil sa Quezon City Day ayon sa Republic Act 6741.
Samantala, special non-working holiday din sa buong bansa sa Agosto 21, araw ng Miyerkules matapos itong ideklara na Ninoy Aquino Day. (UNTV News)
28 more areas placed under COVID-19 Alert Level 3 – Palace
MANILA, Philippines – The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID) has placed more areas under COVID-19 Alert Level 3 amid increasing COVID-19 cases, Malacañang said Wednesday.
In a statement, acting Presidential Spokesperson and Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said the following areas will be under Alert Level 3:
- La Union
- Ilocos Norte
- Nueva Vizcaya
- Nueva Ecija
- Quezon Province
- Occidental Mindoro
- Oriental Mindoro
- Camarines Sur
- Bacolod City
- Cebu City
- Mandaue City
- Tacloban City
- Cagayan de Oro City
- Davao City
- Butuan City
- Agusan del Sur
- Cotabato City
The alert level designation in the said areas will take effect from January 14 until January 31, the Palace said.
All other provinces and cities not mentioned shall remain under their current alert level classification, it added.
Metro Manila, Cavite, Rizal, Bulacan, and Laguna are under Alert Level 3 until January 15.
2022 national budget, patuloy pang binubusisi ni Pangulong Duterte — Malakanyang
MANILA, Philippines — Patuloy pang binubusisi ng Office of the President ang 2022 national budget kaya hindi natuloy ang nakatakda sanang ceremonial signing nito ngayong Martes.
Pagtitiyak ni acting Presidential Spokesperson at Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles, agad pipirmahan ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte ang P5.024 trilyong panukalang pondo oras na matapos ang ginagawang review.
“We would want to assure and we assure the public that the budget will be signed. Pipirmahan po ni Pangulong Duterte ang budget for 2022 bago pa man sumapit ang December 31,” ani Nograles.
Aniya, kailangang mapirmahan ang pondo upang matiyak na hindi mag-ooperate ang pamahalaan sa ilalim ng re-enacted budget sa susunod na taon.
Oras na mapirmahan din ang national budget, sinabi ng Malakanyang na maaari nang magamit ang pondo para sa Odette recovery efforts sa Enero. (mula sa ulat ni Correspondent Rosalie Coz)
Malacañang condemns slay of Samar journalist
MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang on Thursday condemned the killing of veteran journalist Jesus “Jess” Malabanan.
“We condemn in the strongest possible terms the tragic murder of Jesus “Jess” Malabanan in Calbayog City,” acting presidential spokesperson and Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said in a statement.
Nograles said the Presidential Task Force on Media Security is “now looking into the incident and exploring all angles, including the possibility that the killing was related to his work as a journalist.”
“We condole with the family, loved ones, and colleagues of Mr. Malabanan and assure them that the government will exert all efforts to ensure that those responsible are caught, charged, and convicted for this crime,” he added.
Malabanan was shot dead by motorcycle-riding assailants while he was inside his home in Tinambacan District in Calbayog City, Samar on Wednesday evening.
The Philippine National Police has formed a task group to expedite the conduct of investigation into the incident.
Nograles urged everyone with information “to come forward to authorities and cooperate with law enforcers in order to immediately bring Mr. Malabanan’s killers to justice.”