Fred Lobo

Duterte’s pain reduced but drug problem still ‘serious’

PUNCHLINE By FRED LOBO Malacañang has announced that the pain in President Duterte’s lower back has greatly eased. “Just in pain but improving “so don’t speculate badly about the President’s health, the Palace said. * * * Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo admitted that the President was hurt by his motorcycle ride and fall last week but “only one-fourth” of […]

Big projects to ease traffic, water shortage — gov’t

PUNCHLINE By FRED M. LOBO The Duterte administration has announced   it has at least 45 big-ticket infrastructure projects to decongest the roads of Metro Manila   and link the country from North to South. “Build, Build, Build”  program to kill monstrous traffic in the metropolis, the government vows. Let’s pray it works. *** Department of Public Works […]

PH wins tourism awards; ‘ninja cops’ cleansing on

PUNCHLINE By FRED M. LOBO The country has won two major awards at the 2019 World Travel Awards for Asia. PH smells good again in world tourism. * * * The Department of Tourism (DOT) said the Philippines has been cited for its 14.08 percent year-on-year increase in the country’s international inbound traffic, totaling 5,554,950 visitors between […]