KUWTT: Marcos appoints BIR, intelligence chiefs | June 19, 2022
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READ: Marcos appoints BIR, intelligence chiefs
PRESIDENT-ELECT Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has named two more members of his Cabinet, his camp announced Saturday. Marcos appointed former Deputy Revenue Commissioner Lilia Guillermo and retired General Ricardo de Leon to head the Bureau of Revenue (BIR) and the National Intelligence Coordination Agency (NICA), respectively, under his administration. . Guillermo is currently Deputy Governor of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) which leads the BSP Office of Technology and Digital Innovation and manages the BSP IT Modernization Roadmap for 2018-2033. Guillermo was cited for successfully implementing the Philippines Tax Informatization Project, which established a modern tax collection system for the BIR and the Bureau of Customs (BoC). Attorney Romeo “Jun” Lumagui Jr., whom Marcos appointed deputy commissioner for operations, joined Guillermo at BIR, Cruz-Angeles said.
READ: BBM tells the public to wear masks
PRESIDENT-ELECT Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos urged the public to continue wearing face masks to prevent a new surge of Covid-19 which could hamper the country’s economic recovery. The new president released the statement amid fears of a possible Covid-19 surge by August. Marcos also called on the public to take advantage of booster shots offered by the government, noting that the diminished immunity provided by primary shots could leave them vulnerable to Omicron and other highly transmissible Covid variants. The Department of Health (DoH) said the average number of new cases per day in the country rose to 270 from 182 per day last week. The government also recorded a slightly higher reproduction number of 1.59, compared to 1.29 last week. The reproduction rate refers to the number of people infected by a case. A reproduction number of less than 1 indicates that virus transmission is slowing down.
READ: Sara Duterte sworn in as 15th VP
SARA Duterte-Carpio will be sworn in as the 15th Vice President of the Philippines today, Sunday, June 19, 2022. Duterte-Carpio will be sworn in by her former teacher, Associate Supreme Court Justice Ramon Paul Hernando. The ceremony will take place in San Pedro Square in her hometown of Davao, where she served as mayor before being elected to the country’s second-highest office. Former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, who previously served as Vice President, has also confirmed her attendance. At least four ambassadors, governors, representatives and other politicians are expected to attend Duterte-Carpio’s inauguration. The new vice president will wear a bespoke Filipino outfit by Davao-based designer Silverio Anglacer for the occasion.
READ: 16 regional wage commissions increase workers’ wages
LABOR Secretary Silvestre Bello 3e said on Saturday that the 16 regional wage boards across the country had all issued orders granting wage increases from P30 to P110 to more than five million minimum wage workers across the country. country. Bello added that the “kasambahay” or household service workers (HSW) have also given wage increases in 13 regions, although the National Capital Region (NCR) and regions 4A and 12 have not yet published. their orders. All wage increases given to day laborers in 16 regions and to HSWs in 13 regions have all been upheld by the National Wages and Productivity Commission. As of June 18, minimum wage increases in 11 regions have already come into effect, while the others will take effect within the month. Of the 13 wage increase orders for HSWs, eight have already gone into effect, while the rest will be in late June or sooner.
READ: PH Educator’s first Gandhi Peace Prize laureate
The Higher Education COMMISSION (CHEd) Commissioner, Dr Ronald Adamat, officially received the Mahatma MK Gandhi Nonviolent Peace Prize 2021 during the ceremony on Saturday, which put him on par with former laureates such as Britain’s Margaret Thatcher, former United States of America. President Jimmy Carter, Nelson Mandela of South Africa and Mikhail Gorbachev of Russia, among others. Receiving the award through the Heavenly World Peace Restoration of Lights (HWPL) led by its National Director John Rommel Garces, Adamat received several congratulatory greetings from various sectors as well as President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. (BBM ), vice president-elect Sara Duterte-Carpio and lawmakers led by Sen. Sherwin “Win” Gatchalian. The two top incoming government officials took note of Adamat, being the only Filipino to achieve such an accolade, for receiving the prestigious award which they said had put the country on the map of those who produced the great few men and women who have been conferred. the same worldwide recognition.
READ: No backpacks allowed at Marcos grand opening
POLICE and security personnel will not allow anyone with backpacks entry into the VIP engagement areas of the National Museum during the inauguration of President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on June 30. Col. Jenny Tecson, spokeswoman for the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO), said the measure was part of security arrangements to thwart possible criminal plots against officials attending the ceremony. The police will also show maximum tolerance towards groups or individuals who organize gatherings. Those wishing to attend the inauguration rites have also been reminded to adhere to minimum public health standards by properly wearing face masks, social distancing and hand hygiene to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Motorists planning to pass near the National Museum will be advised to take alternative routes. Tecson said the police will coordinate closely with the Manila local government and the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) to ensure road safety and traffic flow. The roads that will be closed were the section of P. Burgos Avenue from Taft Avenue to Roxas Boulevard, the section of Finance Road from P. Burgos to Taft Avenue; section of TM Kalaw Avenue from Taft Avenue to Roxas Boulevard; section of Ma. Orosa Street from P. Burgos Avenue to TM Kalaw Avenue; section of Gen Street. Luna from P. Burgos Avenue to Muralla Street; section of C. Victoria Street from Taft Avenue to Muralla Street; and the section of Ayala Boulevard from Gen Solano Street to Taft Avenue.
READ: Bulusan relief operations continue
THE National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) ensured continuity of relief and safety operations for the 44,000 people affected by the Bulusan Volcano eruption. Speaking at a public press briefing on Saturday, NDRRMC spokesman Mark Cashean Timbal said 162 families from evacuation centers have returned home since June 14, when the volcano ceased. to emit a plume. He confirmed that there was no transmission of Covid-19 inside Juban and Irosin evacuation centers in Sorsogon.
READ: PH’s external debt hits $109 billion
Leading the way, the country’s outstanding external debt reached $109 billion at the end of March this year, according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). He said real foreign bonds of 109.8 billion pesos had increased by $3.3 billion, or 3.1%, from $106.4 billion at the end of December 2021. He said the government had raised $2.3 billion from official creditors and $2.3 billion through the issuance of global bonds. under its 2022 commercial borrowing program to finance its Covid-19 pandemic response initiatives and infrastructure projects. The introduction of its sustainability bond, which aims to fund, among other things, climate change mitigation and adaptation programs, is part of the recent offering. Non-bank private sector borrowers, meanwhile, sought $995 million in external financing to supplement their working capital and finance their projects.
READ: Yulo wins 1st Asian tilt gold
On the sports side, two-time world champion Carlos Yulo of the Philippines won gold in the men’s floor exercise event at the 9th Asian Senior Artistic Gymnastics Championships at the Aspire Academy Dome from Doha, Qatar on Friday evening. Yulo scored 14.933 points to top the event ahead of Kim Han-sol of South Korea (14.333) and Yang Jiaxing of China (14.333). He also won the silver medal in the individual all-around with a score of 83.767 points. Shi Cong of China won the gold medal with 83.833 points while Yang Jiaxing, also of China, settled for the bronze medal with 83.733 points. It was Yulo’s second medal in the Asian competition after winning silver in the men’s all-around on the opening day.
Opinion and editorial
Marlen Ronquillo is now the front-page columnist because he wants a Filipino journalist to write about Werner Herzog’s “feverish dream”.
Today’s editorial prefers Senator Alan Peter Cayetano’s return to the Senate minority. Read a full version in the newspaper’s opinion section or listen to the voice of the times.
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