With all the maneuvering for next year’s elections, the cracks in the Duterte governing coalition are widening. Consider the situation of Sen. Manny Pacquiao. The boxing all-time great is a middling politician of mediocre achievement, but he is “masa,” moneyed, and motivated. The 2022 elections will be the first presidential poll where he will be […]
CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) warns the barangay captains of 80 barangays in Cebu City to to stop any mass gatherings in their areas or they will be held responsible for not preventing or stopping these gatherings.
THE economy cannot be fully revitalized if the government continues to restrict the mobility of people who have been vaccinated against Covid-19, Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion said on Monday. Guesting at a Go Negosyo forum, Concepcion pressed his proposal to set up a vaccine pass system.
WHEN it comes to management of the coronavirus pandemic, the Duterte government just doesn’t get it, has never gotten it and has apparently decided that specifically working to avoid getting it represents productive action.
LEGAZPI CITY: The anti-drug campaign of the Philippine National Police (PNP) will be recorded in real-time without cuts as police officers start using body cameras next week, according to PNP chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar. The PNP chief said under his watch, he wants to erase the public’s distrust of policemen who perform their duty for the anti-drug campaign of the government.
Since losing to Japanese unified champ Naoya Inoue in a thrilling bout in November 2019, it has always been the goal of Filipino boxer Nonito Donaire to get back at him and unify the belts in the bantamweight division.
DAKAR: West African leaders decided at an extraordinary summit on Sunday to suspend Mali from the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) bodies after a second coup in nine months by the poor Sahel country’s military but stopped short of reimposing sanctions.
WASHINGTON, D. C.: US President Joe Biden pledged on Sunday (Monday in Manila) to press Russian leader Vladimir Putin to uphold human rights when they meet in Geneva next month for their first summit.
Roel Pareño (The Philippine Star) – June 1, 2021 – 12:00am ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – Fifty-six cases of the United Kingdom (UK) and South African COVID variants have been detected in Zamboanga peninsula, the regional health office confirmed yesterday.
Alex Cejka is putting everyone on Grand Slam watch. Cejka won the second PGA Tour Champions major of 2021 at the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship. Three weeks ago, in just his third Champions circuit start, he outlasted Steve Stricker in a playoff at the Regions Tradition in Birmingham, Alabama.
THE Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) on Monday said a 14-year-old boy from Cavite died of complications attributed to the controversial Dengvaxia vaccine. PAO chief Persida Rueda-Acosta said Dick John dela Cruz, a student of Binakayan Elementary School in Kawit where he was reportedly inoculated with the vaccine, was the 164th victim whose death was attributed to the anti-dengue vaccine.
On August 22 (Manila time) this country will come to a halt again. There will be no traffic in the streets of Manila, Cebu, and elsewhere. Not even the jeepneys or the cyclists will be on the road. Everything will stop at noon.
Parts of Luzon were hit by rotating power interruptions on Monday as high temperatures pushed electricity demand too close to available supply, according to the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP). The Pagasa (Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Administration) estimated that the temperature on Monday rose to a high of 35 degrees Celsius in Metro Manila at around 2:20 pm.
CEBU CITY, Philippines – Expect more policemen to be seen in Cebu City’s streets in the coming days. This after the Cebu City Police Office or CCPO realigned deployment of policemen in areas in the city starting Monday, May 31, as a means to address the series of shooting incident that happened in the city last Friday May 28.
Patay ang isang lalake habang sugatan naman ang kasama nito matapos pagbabarilin sa Barangay Lower Bicutan sa Taguig City. Naganap ang pamamaril kaninang pasado ala-1:00 ng madaling araw. Sa inisyal na imbestigasyon ng Taguig Police, sakay ng motorsiklo ang dalawang biktimang lalake nang pagbabarilin ng tatlong salarin na sakay ng tricycle.
Philippines: Upsurge of cases in six regions outside of Metro Manila as Covid-19 total rises to 1,230,301
MANILA, May 31 (Xinhua): The Philippines’ Department of Health (DOH) reported 6,684 new Covid-19 infections on Monday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the South-East Asian country to 1,230,301. The death toll rose to 20,966 after 107 more patients died from the viral disease, the DOH said.
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) plans to physically link two of its largest railway projects, the Metro Manila subway and the North South Commuter Railway (NSCR), allowing seamless travel for commuters. DOTr Undersecretary for Railways Timothy John Batan said both lines, to be fully completed past the term of President Duterte, would be “interoperable” once operations begin.
“Just as I finish writing an obituary for a friend, news of another death arrives.” Last week, seven people I knew died, mostly of coronavirus. Three of them were personally close to me-a priest in Cotabato, an uncle in Cagayan de Oro, and a colleague from the University of the Philippines.
President Rodrigo Duterte has extended the General Community Quarantine with restrictions for the NCR Plus area for the entire month of June, while 13 other areas were placed under the stricter Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine, including seven from Mindanao, which logged a faster rate of COVID-19 case surges.
A police officer did not hesitate to breastfeed a hungry baby she chanced upon while on her way to a clean-up drive and feeding program in Quezon City. According to Marisol Abdurahman’s report on “24 Oras,” Monday, Lt. Jean Aguada said she heard the sound of a baby crying while she was walking.
IT is not a bad idea if we allow local government units (LGUs) to compete against each other in the vaccination race. The main objective here is to inoculate as many Filipinos as we can toward the ultimate goal of attaining herd immunity. Our LGUs, especially those in Metro Manila…
QUEZON CITY – The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) is set to release the official 6/58 Ultra Lotto Result today, Tuesday, June 1, 2021, based on the 9PM draw. Drawn every TUESDAY, FRIDAY and SUNDAY, players have three (3) times a week, chance to win in the UltraLotto 6/58.
OLDER frontline economic workers in the A4 group will be the first to get the Covid-19 vaccine, according to the Department of Health (DoH). The government will start inoculating this month the subgroup, which has been divided into private and government employees and informal sector workers, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said on Monday.
It’s 122 days or exactly four months before Oct. 1-8 when aspiring national and local candidates will once again troop to Commission on Elections (Comelec) offices and file their certificates of candidacies. Official campaign season will begin on March 25 next year on to the May 9, 2022 general elections.
MANILA * The Philippines has filed 100 diplomatic protests against China’s various incursions in the West Philippine Sea despite President Rodrigo Duterte’s vaunted “pivot to China” foreign policy. A department official said the tally has been accumulated since Mr Duterte came to power in June 2016.
CAGAYAN de Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno on Monday, May 31, 2021, said there is a need to accelerate the vaccination program in the city, increasing the…
SECOND: Government Spending THIRD: On Flooding The land, soil, and sand will come from another part of Manila Bay. But the rocks will mostly come from land quarries. But even if both the sand and rocks came from outside Manila Bay, it should be noted that Manila Bay is approximately 200,000 hectares big.
Online property placement portal Lamudi said college students and fresh graduates, aged 18 to 24 are getting active in searching condominiums online in the first quarter of the year. Those aged between 45 and 54 meanwhile have posted the highest increase in pageviews for condominium listings for the period, a growth of 106.80 percent.
DAVAO CITY-Government hospitals in the cities of Davao and Roxas are scrambling for additional beds as COVID-19 infections continue to rise in the Davao Region and in Capiz province. In Davao City, Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC), the biggest government hospital in the Davao Region catering to COVID-19 cases, has started negotiating with private hospitals to accommodate their non-COVID-19 patients.
14 na lugar sa bansa, isinailalim sa MECQ; NCR Plus, mananatili sa GCQ hanggang June 15 | RMN Networks
Isinailalim sa Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) ang 14 na lugar sa bansa bunga ng mataas na kaso ng COVID-19. Sa kanyang Talk to the Nation Address, inanunsyo ni Pangulong Duterte ang mga lugar na inilagay sa MECQ mula June 1 hanggang 15. 1. City of Santiago, Isabela 2. Cagayan 3.
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To what degree Manila can be used to check China has become a yardstick for Washington to evaluate the value of the Philippines. This reflects that the US regional strategy has been on a track that focuses on China-US competition and a crackdown on China.
COLOMBO: Sri Lanka faces an unprecedented pollution crisis as waves of plastic waste from a burning container ship hit the coast and threaten to devastate the local environment, a top environment official warned.
CAPE TOWN: South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Sunday (Monday in Manila) that his country will return to stricter lockdown measures in the face of a sharp rise in Covid-19 cases that indicate the virus is “surging again” in Africa’s worst-affected nation.
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said the country’s headline inflation rate for May likely remained at above 4 percent. “The BSP projects May 2021 inflation to settle within the range of 4.0 to 4.8 percent,” said BSP Governor Benjamin Diokno in a statement on Monday.
Consumers may experience additional power outages in the next few days due to the continued shutdown of several power plants and higher temperatures pushing up demand, Department of Energy officials said Monday. Luzon experienced rotating power outages starting at 1:11 p.m. Monday after grid operator National Grid Corp.
Fitch Ratings – Singapore/Tokyo – 31 May 2021: Fitch Ratings has downgraded Universal Entertainment Corporation’s (UEC) Long-Term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) to ‘CCC+’ from ‘B’ and the outstanding US dollar senior secured notes to ‘CCC+’ from ‘B’ with a Recovery Rating of ‘RR4’.
The Philippines has demanded that China withdraw its ships and fishing vessels from the vicinity of a Philippine-occupied island in the West Philippine Sea, where the Chinese military has asserted its sovereignty and vowed to “unswervingly safeguard” the disputed territory. The exchange of protests by the Asian neighbors over the…
Kai Sotto (SBP Images) Kai Sotto is set to arrive in Manila this Monday night in hopes of joining Gilas Pilipinas in the third window of the FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers on June 16 to 20 in a bubble setup in Clark, Pampanga.
‘Dame Time’ came through for the beleaguered Philippine General Hospital (PGH). According to local actress Yassi Pressman, NBA star Damian Lillard dished out a ‘generous’ monetary assistance to her donation drive for PGH, which caught fire on May 16, with the damages on the state-run hospital amounting to about P60 million.
Get ready for one-of-a-kind gastronomic adventure The best culinary creation and dining ambience at Café Ilang-Ilang The wait is finally over as The Manila Hotel’s famed Café Ilang-Ilang reopens its doors to valued diners today, May 31, 2021. After reviewing the guidelines, as well as heightening
The approaching opening of National Collegiate Athletic Association Season 96 and the new partnership between MILO and the Philippine Jump Rope Association will be tackled in the online edition of the Philippine Sportswriters Association Forum on Tuesday. NCAA Management Committee (ManCom) Chairman Fr.
Here are the top looks from the season 12 runway collections Shot in vast spaces of Okada Manila, Panasonic Manila Fashion Festival (PMFF) welcomes day one of presentations with Avel Bacudio, Camlu x Creative Definitions, Dodjie Batu, Mark Yaranon, Melvin Lachica, and Windel Mira. Whi
MANILA – The Philippines eased quarantine restrictions slightly for Metro Manila on Monday (May 31), but tightened the reins around regions seeing a surge in infections. A task force overseeing efforts to combat the coronavirus outbreak in the country recommended that Metro Manila and four nearby provinces remain under “general community quarantine” as infections fall, but that companies in the meetings, conventions and events industry should also be allowed to reopen.
I USED to weigh 220 lbs then I got into boxing for six months doing six five-minute rounds with only 30 seconds to rest in between. After boxing, I ran on the treadmill for about an hour then did circuit training which involves jump rope. I prefer the heavier ropes…
IN the past few weeks, Covid-19 cases in the National Capital Region (NCR) Plus, which covers Metro Manila and the four provinces on its outskirts – Rizal, Bulacan, Cavite and Laguna – have gone down significantly. Fewer hospital beds reserved for Covid patients are occupied. That’s the good news.
LOS ANGELES: American Ally Ewing earned her second LPGA Tour win at the LPGA Match-Play championship on Sunday (Monday in Manila), outlasting former major winner Sophia Popov to take the final 2&1 at the Shadow Creek course in Las Vegas.
AN Islamic preacher who promoted Islam through vlogging died of cardiac arrest on Sunday morning after his daily bike routine in Quezon City. Ustadh Ahmad Javier, whose real name is Ceazar Quilalan Javier Jr., embraced Islam when he was 14 years old and took on Islamic studies until he became well versed with the Qur’an and became an Ustadh, an honorific title given to a teacher or master.
LOS ANGELES: Phoenix Suns coach Monty Williams initially planned to sit Chris Paul for Game 4 against the Lakers. A persistent shoulder injury had reduced the point guard to a fraction of himself, and Williams didn’t think Paul could help in a crucial game.
NOT many Filipinos understand that there is a huge connection between diabetes and cardiovascular diseases (CVD). There are risks and chances that diabetes, when left unaddressed, may progress to CVD, especially if the disease runs in the family.
WE THOUGHT terrorists were the worst. Then came Covid, that virus that plays in your mind and exaggerates everything. I wonder how many have received that texted message from safedavao QR code that starts with: “Maayong adlaw (your name).” I’m telling you, there is no “maayo” (good) about that “adlaw” (day) when you get that text.
At least three people died while multi-million pesos worth of damage in agriculture and infrastructure is expected as massive flooding swept several parts of Mindanao due to incessant rains in the past days. The Office of Civil Defense confirmed the death of two people in Davao region-a 71-year o
THE intensive care units (ICU) beds intended for Covid-19 patients at the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) have already been expanded to 77 beds from 35, but its utilization rate is still nearing full occupancy. SPMC Chief Dr. Ricardo Audan said in a virtual presser on Monday, May 31, that the additional 42 beds were coming from converted private ward beds.
Naaresto ng PDEA at pulisya ang isang itinuturong leader ng Agusan del Sur drug group at ang dalawa niyang kasama sa isang buy-bust operation sa bayan ng Nabunturan, Davao de Oro Linggo ng gabi.
Patay ang isang taong gulang na batang babae matapos matabunan ng gumuhong lupa ang bahay nito sa Barangay Panoraon sa bayan ng Maco, Davao de Oro Linggo ng gabi. Kinumpirma ni Joseph Randy Loy, ang Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer sa Davao de Oro, na nasawi sa landslide ang isang taong gulang na si Alhanzer Arnado Pay-ao.
GLOBE Telecom, Inc. announced on Monday that it had secured almost 800 permits to build new cell towers in different parts of the country. “The company received 219 permits in different areas in North Luzon and 191 more in Visayas,” Globe said in an e-mailed statement.
Informe sismo: Sismo débil mag. 3.1 – Philippines Sea, 53 km SE of Mati, Province of Davao Oriental, Philippines, Monday, 31 May. 2021
31 May 15:55 UTC: Primero en informar: PHIVOLCS después de 13 minutos.
DAVAO CITY: The leader of a notorious drug group and his cohorts fell in the hands of joint operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Purok 1, Barangay Pangutusan, Nabunturan, Davao de Oro on Sunday evening.
Alexis Romero (The Philippine Star) – June 1, 2021 – 12:00am MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang is against the proposal to allow fully vaccinated senior citizens to go out of their homes so they can contribute to economic recovery.
MANILA – Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto on Monday said he passed the chance to be inoculated with Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine since it was in demand. Sotto, the 57,858th vaccine recipient in the city’s COVID-19 inoculation program, received his first AstraZeneca dose last May 22.
MANILA – Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto on Monday unveiled the city’s P6.6 million on-grid solar power system. The 100-kilowatt panels were installed on top of the Pasig Sport Center near the City Hall, Sotto said in a post on his social media accounts.
Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto on Monday revealed that he did not pick American-made drugmaker Pfizer vaccine during his inoculation as he urged the public to get vaccinated with the available brand. As he was about to finish with his announcements, Sotto said he chose to get injected with the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 jab, which is requested by a majority of those vaccinated.
Tapos na po ako sa dalawang shots ng bakunanitong Abril at Mayo. Ang unang shot ay noongAbril 17sa isang public school sa Pasig. Mula sa konting kaalaman mula sa pagbabalita(sa radyo), may konting kaalaman na tayohinggil sa mga bakuna. Matagal na akongnakahanda sa kahit na anumang pangalan ng bakuna.
Malacañang does not see a problem should Congress fail to pass the proposed Bayanihan 3 bill on third and final reading before it adjourns sine die on June 5. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said the country’s economic managers have assured there is enough available funds from the 2021 national budget and the Bayanihan to Recover As One Act or Bayanihan 2 to sustain the government’s COVID-19 response and economic recovery efforts.
ARANETA CENTER has partnered with GCash to implement cashless and contactless transactions at Farmers Market in Cubao, Quezon City. Once fully implemented, customers with GCash need only to scan the unique QR code of a particular Farmers Market stall to purchase items. “We are pleased to partner with Araneta City in carrying out our very first cashless and contactless payment scheme in a public market.
A 52-year-old woman was allegedly shot dead by a drunk police officer in Barangay Greater Fairview, Quezon City on Monday, GMA News’ James Agustin reported. According to the victim’s daughter, her mother was at the store when the police officer who was allegedly intoxicated approached her, pulled her hair and shot the victim in the neck.
EXPLOSIVE SACKS. Police seized more than 50 sacks of ammonium nitrate after a raid at the house of 45-year-old carpenter Buddy Asamuddin. (Zamboanga Sibugay Police Provincial Office/MANILA BULLETIN) Authorities arrested a carpenter for possessing more than 50 sacks of ammonium nitrate and explosive
Another, Maria Luz Rosete, 53, said, ” Ya queda bien tormento gayot el vendida de arroz, y mas ya queda bajo el precio del palay.” (It has really become agonizing to sell rice, and the price of palay has become cheaper.)
Unlike its sister team JPS Zamboanga in the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup, the Zamboanga Valientes will be fielding an all-homegrown team in the Chooks-to-Go National Basketball League-Pilipinas season. The Valientes unveiled its 20-man pool on Sunday evening. Carried over from their team that went 1-5 back in the last season of the NBL as […]
TWO clans, whose dispute was triggered by boundary disagreement, have entered into a peace pact facilitated by the Joint Task Force (JTF)-Tawi-Tawi in…
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Zamboanga del Sur-The City Health Office here confirmed to have detected 51 cases of the South African variant of SARS-CoV2 virus among the samples earlier sent for genome sequencing from the city.
NAGBALIK loob ang nasa 12 communist terrorist group members sa ilalim ng Barangay Revolutionary Committee (Sangay ng Partido sa Lukalidad), Western Mindanao Regional Party Committee sa Zamboanga del Sur. Ayon sa report, Mayo 27 nang sumuko ang mga ito. “Based on the report from the Joint Task Force ZamPeLan, Angelito Arante, a.k.a.
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Zamboanga del Sur – The marines who rescued four Indonesian hostages from the Abu Sayyaf last March have been awarded cash and medals, according to a statement issued by the Western Mindanao Command of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).
President Rodrigo Duterte directed Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., the country’s vaccine manager, on Monday to implement a “pro rata,” or proportional, distribution of vaccines outside Metro Manila as he claimed that the “bulk” of residents in the capital region already had vaccines.
MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday ordered vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez to start distributing vaccines to various provinces in the Visayas and Mindanao to fast track the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in the country. In a recorded public address, Duterte said the government should also start rolling out vaccines in the Visayas and Mindanao.
Inaresto ng mga tauhan ng Olongapo City Police Office Station 1 ang isang lalaking umanoy lasing na walang habas na nagpapaputok ng baril na kung saan ay tinamaan ng ligaw na bala ang isang parking attendant kamakalawa ng gabi sa Elicano St. sa lungsod na ito.
Delon Porcalla (The Philippine Star) – June 1, 2021 – 12:00am MANILA, Philippines – Contrary to senators’ claims, the Senate still has time to scrutinize the proposed amendments to economic provisions of the Constitution, especially when Congress resumes session on July 26. This was according to Quezon City Rep.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY: A noncommissioned police officer was arrested in an illegal drug buy bust in Iligan City, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) said Monday. The suspect was identified as Pat. Saidamin Bonsalagon Bagul, alias “Borge,” of Erlinda Ville, Purok 9, Barangay Del Carmen, Iligan City.
The slew of initial public offerings of real estate investment trust companies (REITs) is expected to help fuel the recovery of the domestic economy. “For investors, REITs implement the constitutional policy of democratization of wealth. REITs also help build a more vibrant capital market and spur infrastructure development,” Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines (FINEX) president Francisco Lim said.
A GOVERNMENT official has urged Cebuanos to throw away their worries about the supplies of Covid-19 vaccines, saying there will be enough vaccines for individuals who want to be inoculated.
Megawide Construction Corp. on Monday said it has completed the structural works on the Gaisano Group’s Taft East Gate Project in Cebu City. Despite restrictions and local health protocols implemented due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the project continues to be on track for completion within the third quarter of this…
THE country’s first subway project gained further traction with the upcoming deployment of the first tunnel boring machine, the Department of Transportation (DOTR) said on Monday. Undersecretary for Railways Timothy John Batan said that two boring machines for the Metro Manila Subway Project (MMSP) arrived in April.
CEBU CITY, Philippines – A drug suspect was killed after he allegedly tried to shoot an undercover police officer with a handgun during a buy-bust operation today, May 31, in Barangay North Poblacion, San Fernando town in southern Cebu.
CEBU CITY – A 41-year-old overseas Filipino worker was found dead inside her quarantine room in a hotel in Lapu-Lapu City on Sunday, May 30. Geraldine Dasalya, a native of Nueva Ecija, arrived in Lapu-Lapu City from Qatar on May 21, and was quarantined for 10 days, according to Col.
CEBU CITY – Mayor Edgardo Labella of this city on Monday confirmed that he is currently confined at a hospital because of “slight pneumonia.” “In the spirit of transparency, I would like to inform everyone that during the weekend, I had a fever and was admitted to a hospital.
PRESIDENTIAL Spokesperson and Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) spokesperson Harry Roque clarified Monday, May 31, 2021, that no legal action against Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia is in the offing. Roque issued the clarification following an earlier statement made by Garcia that Roque and Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra will be filing charges against the governor for her insistence on a policy contrary to IATF guidelines.
CEBU CITY, Philippines– After ruling the Cepcans B+ Ladies competition in the Prexy Jerry Birthday Online Chessfest last May 23, 2021, young Cebuana woodpusher Kristina Belano showcased her dominance on the board anew. This after, she topped the Prexy Jerry Blitz Arena of the Cebu Executives and Professionals Chess Association (Cepca) online weekly chess tournament last Sunday, May 30, 2021.
AFTER three weeks of sparring, unbeaten super flyweight prospect KJ Cataraja feels that Michael Dasmariñas is ready to go against Japanese superstar…
TO FURTHER establish a mutual link between farmers and the consumers, the Department of Agriculture (DA) 7 and health and wellness store The Green…
THE Department of Tourism (DOT)-accredited accommodation establishments with Certificates of Authority to Operate for Staycation may now accommodate guests for staycation up to 100 percent venue capacity. DOT-accredited accommodation establishments in areas under general communtiy quarantine (GCQ), on the other hand, may accommodate guests for leisure purposes for up to 30 percent of their venue capacity subject to DOT guidelines and other conditions.
CEBU CITY, Philippines – Local chief executives (LCEs) were urged by Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles to come up with creative ideas that could hasten the implementation of the vaccination rollout in their localities. Earlier, Las Piñas Representative Camille Villar has announced that she would raffle a house and lot worth P1.5 million.