MANILA, Philippines- Mas tumibay pa ang defense ties sa pagitan ng Pilipinas at Australia kasunod ng courtesy call nitong Miyerkules ni Australian Ambassador Steven J. Robinson AO kay Army commander Lt. Gen. Romeo Brawner Jr. sa Fort Bonifacio.
“The CGPA (Commanding General Philippine Army) and Ambassador Robinson discussed how the Australian Army could help the Philippine Army transition to focus on territorial defense operations,” pahayag ni Army spokesperson Col. Xerxes Trinidad nitong Huwebes.
“It was discussed how they (Australia) can help the Army. These can be achieved thru military exercises and bolster the capabilities and interoperability of both armies against all forms of threats.”
“The Army benefits from multilateral engagements with its counterparts to acquire knowledge, share experiences, and enhance its relations. We have been engaging our military counterparts in the region and military exercises are often discussed for both parties as a way to strengthen the interoperability of both parties in addressing threats,” aniya pa.
Idinagdag din niya na tatlong kasunduan ang saligan ng Philippine-Australia bilateral defense ties– ang 1995 Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperative Defense Activities; ang Philippines-Australia Status of Visiting Forces Agreement; at ang 2015 Comprehensive Partnership Agreement.
“The PA, Australian Army, Philippine Marine Corps, and the US Marine Corps are scheduled to hold the 2022 edition of Carabaroo, a trilateral combined-joint exercise aimed at enhancing participating forces’ counter-terrorism and counter-violent extremism capabilities, as well as bolstering collective resolve, teamwork, mutual learning,” paglalahad ni Trinidad. RNT/SA
Ang TV host na si Toni Gonzaga na nga ang kakanta ng Philippine National Anthem sa inauguration ng President-elect Bongbong Marcos as the 17th president of the Philippines on June 30 sa National Museum.
Sabi pa sa report, si Chris Villonco naman ang kakanta ng inauguration song na “Pilipinas Kong Mahal” kasama ang Young Voices of the Philippines Choir.
Ayon pa kay Franz Imperial, member ng preparation committee, ang magaganap na inauguration ay solemn and simple.
“The program we have prepared is very solemn and simple. It would be very traditional dahil sabi nga ni BBM sa vlog niya, ‘hindi kami lilihis pa sa tradisyon,” sabi ni Fritz.
Ang oath-taking ni President-elect BBM ay ia-administer ni Supreme Court Chief Justice Alexander Gesmundo. Joey Sarmiento
Manila, Philippines – Just a day after Rita Daniella announced that she is pregnant, bumuhos ang tanong sa social media, “Sino ang ama?”
A lot of RitKen fans were hoping that it was Ken Chan who impregnated Rita pero aside from the latter denying it and telling people that it is a non-showbiz personality ay huminto na rin ang pag-asa ng fans.
Sa kabila ng mga hinala at tanong, nagbigay ng mensahe si Ken kay Rita sa pamamagitan ng isang tweet.
“To you and your baby, I’m here if you need anything, as someone you can always rely on. I pray to God for the utmost positivity, protection, support, and love to surround you and your baby.
“As a friend, as someone who cares, I’ll be here for you no matter what. I am so proud of you,” saad ni Ken sa kanyang tweet kasama ang photo ni Rita wearing a white dress, holding her baby bump.
Tinawag mang friend ni Ken si Rita, marami pa rin ang kinilig lalo’t bibihira ang ganitong uri ng friendship.
Naihalintulad pa nga ang dalawa sa relasyon nina Eric Santos at Angeline Quinto sa isa’t-isa.
For sure, like other celebrities, she is just waiting for the perfect time to introduce the father of her baby to the public.
MANILA, Philippines- Kinondena ng Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) Philippines ang mandatoryong pisikal na resporting ng mga guro sa paaralan kahit na tapos na ang official school year calendar, at tinawag itong “new form of forced labor.”
Pinuna ng ACT Philippines nitong Martes ang Department of Education (DepEd) matapos makatanggap ng mga ulat mula sa educators sa buong bansa na patuloy pa rin silang pinapapasok sa mga paaralan kahit na tapos na ang school year calendar ng DepEd.
“DepEd is using its questionable Memorandum 43 series of 2022, issued last May 10 to justify this new form of forced labor. This memo essentially extended work for teachers for them to report to school,” ani ACT Philippines chairperson Vladimer Quetua.
Habang 197 sa 209 class days ang nagamit sa school year dahil sa deklarasyon ng 12-day health break, naniniwala ang mga guro na sapat na ito upang maabot ang kanilang learning at teaching objectives.
“If DepEd insists that there is exigency of service, there should be an order approved by the division that teachers are required to report and there should be additional compensation or service credit for them,” giit ni Quetua.
Batay sa kalendaryo ng DepEd, Hunyo 24 ang huling araw ng school year 2021-2022. RNT/SA