Sen. Ronald dela Rosa, standard-bearer of administration’s Partido Demokratiko ng Pilipinas-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban), said he reminded Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio that Nov. 15 is fast approaching.
Kontra Daya convenor Danilo Arao said the Commission on Elections should take action against those engaging in electioneering and blatantly violating election rules.
The activist group believes a victory of either a Marcos or a Duterte in the 2022 elections would mean continuation of a governance marred with impunity and human rights abuses.
Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio said she only asked presidential aspirant Ferdinand Marcos Jr. how the Hugpong ng Pagbabago regional party, which she leads, can help his candidacy in the Davao region.
Vice President Leni Robredo welcomed the Department of Justice’s report, saying those responsible for drug-related killings should be held accountable.
Private Hospitals Association of the Philippines Inc. president Jose Rene de Grano said they could not ascertain why but hospitals remain overwhelmed with COVID-19 cases despite the decline in the daily tally recorded by the Department of Health.
There were speculations that Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio would be the running mate of presidential aspirant and former senator “Ferdinand” Marcos Jr., but both camps were mum about the details of their meeting in Cebu City on Saturday.
“Mass gatherings are still not allowed,” but these can be done within the bubble of the family, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said. “We really still have to observe safety protocols.”
The Metro Manila Development Authority said the volume of cars using EDSA every day is at 398,000. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the volume of cars using EDSA was at about 405,000.
While employers can make COVID-19 vaccination a pre-requisite for employment, officials say employees cannot be terminated for opting not to get inoculated against the viral illness.