Manila: Aussie nuclear deal to balance power

THE PHILIPPINES is backing a defense pact that allows Australia to build nuclear-powered submarines using technology that the United States had only previously shared with Britain, saying it could keep the balance of power in the Indo-Pacific region.

Pinoys should reject ‘historical amnesia’ on Marcos regime

VICE PRESIDENT Maria Leonor “Leni” G. Robredo on Tuesday rejected efforts to bury accounts of abuses during the late dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos’ martial rule, as the country commemorated its 49th anniversary. 

Manila mayor may run for President 

MANILA Mayor Francisco “Isko” M. Domagoso will run for President next year, competing with boxing champion Senator Emmanuel “Manny” D. Pacquiao. 

Gov’t to build science high school in Tarlac province 

THE GOVERNMENT will build a 4.6-hectare Philippine Science High School campus in New Clark City in Tarlac province, according to the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA). 

More than 16,000 more infected 

THE DEPARTMENT of Health (DoH) reported 16,361 coronavirus infections on Tuesday, bringing the total to 2.4 million. 

Gov’t urged to improve response 

THE MAKATI Business Club (MBC) on Tuesday urged the government to improve its coronavirus pandemic response as the economy reopens. 

Gordon calls Duterte a bully 

SENATOR Richard J. Gordon on Tuesday said he was not afraid of President Rodrigo R. Duterte, whom he called a bully for lambasting him and the Senate probe of alleged government misuse of anti-pandemic funds. 

Comelec won’t extend registration 

THE COMMISSION on Elections (Comelec) on Tuesday said it would not extend the voter registration period for another month until Oct. 31 despite a congressional threat to cut its 2022 budget. 

More Filipino workers sent overseas 

THE NUMBER of Filipinos sent to work overseas has increased by 13% from a year earlier to 475,981 as of Sept. 1, according to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). 

P1.25B worth of test kits expiring soon 

THE GOVERNMENT could lose as much as P1.25 billion after it paid in full coronavirus test kits that would soon expire, a senator said on Tuesday.