412th Out of 1400 In The World, But UP Remains the Top University in PH – World University Rankings 2023 Reports

412th Out of 1400 In The World, But UP Remains the Top University in PH – World University Rankings 2023 Reports

BBM is said to consult health experts to end the COVID-19 pandemic during his term. We can only hope they are not P-Duterte’s experts PBBM will consult.
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45 officers and employees of the Bureau of Immigration have been ordered dismissed from services due to involvement in the “pastillas scam,” DOJ announced this June 10. Just hope BBM will continue to dismiss corrupt officials in the government and not like P-Duterte who only acted on these in the last few weeks of his term.
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The Action on Smoking and Health (ASH ) Philippines asked BBM to uphold the mandate of DOH and FDA in protecting Pinoys from the harm of cigarette smoking and vaping. They didn’t even ask if BBM is a smoker or not.
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The price of gasoline is now deemed costlier than the price of wine. That’s why my good compadre who is a jeepney driver instead of driving his jeepney just drink wine always.

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P-Duterte alluded that he will continue to fight against illegal drugs even if he is not already in the position. The problem is that he might not be interested in destroying high-profile drug lords but only acts against poor pushers, users, and drug traders as proven in his term. Anyway, it’s just okay that he still wants to continue waging war against the illegal drugs, but he should promise that he could end it in six months.
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Four Philippine universities were among the Top 1,400 universities in the World University Rankings 2023 released last week by International higher education information provider –Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). The University of the Philippines remained the top university in the country with an overall score of 27.7 for 412th place,13 notches lower than the previous 399 in the 2022 ranking. Meanwhile, the National University of Singapore was hailed as the top university in Asia followed by Peking University and Tsinghua University both in Beijing. This only shows that the University of the Philippines is still considered by the world as one of the best in the education category. Although UP is so far from the top of the world ranking, still it’s so far so good! Congrats UP.
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At last Superstar Nora Aunor received the prestigious national artist award. Vilmanians are pounding the social media, saying Vilma Santos should receive the award too. The fans hope VP Leni will work on this. He he he!
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Provincial bus operators asked LTFRB for an additional 50 centavos fare hike for every kilometer to help drivers have additional earnings amid the fuel hike in the country. 50/kilometer means a P50 fare hike for every 100 kilometers or whole travel from Quezon City to Batangas City.
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After studying the Constitution for several weeks after the national elections, Robin Padilla said he is now ready to possibly debate in the Senate as the chairman of the Senate Constitution Committee. regarding the issue of Federalism which he is accordingly determined to push in the Senate has been a part of his campaign promise. But, he stressed that he will be using Tagalog as a medium, knowing all senators know how to speak Tagalog. How is that? He he he! ***
Cebu Governor Gwen Garcia issued a local executive order phasing out the compulsory wearing of face masks by IATF to Cebuanos and making it optional in public places in provincial areas of jurisdiction. This was considered a fearsome move by a fearless governor. She is not even afraid of COVID.
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Governor Garcia could have sought clearance from national authorities to be the pilot testing area for the optional wearing of face masks in outdoor settings, instead of defying policy directives issued by P-Duterte, said DOJ Secretary Menardo Guevarra. The local policy ordinance by Governor Gwen Garcia is said to be “ultra vires” or beyond the power since it contradicts the existing policy of the government.
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P-Duterte said he is turning over the seat of power in Malacañang Palace to BBM with the best of transition. Bashers from social media said it’s a turnover of an overturned Palace legacy. Bidding Malacañang goodbye and going down the Palace before his popularity goes down again, it’s now up to BBM to cleanse up all the mess P-Duterte left during his reign on the presidential home.
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Former McDonald’s restaurants in Ukraine have been renamed “Vkusno I tochea”(Delicious Full Stop), the new owner said. Russian businessman Alexander Govor bought it after McDonald announced in May that it would sell its Russian portfolio of 850 restaurants. Even the fastfood restaurants in Ukraine are invaded by Russia, but not bombed like the schools and hotels there!
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BBM will continue strengthening the military, that’s why he continues befriending Russia for free or low cost military equipment Russian has been delivering to the country. Not included is the Russian ambassador ‘s promise of cheaper oil supply in the coming days.
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Customers of Meralco should expect higher electricity bills this month as power utility firms raised its overall tariff. Customers in 200-kw-hour usage per month would increase their bill to almost P80. But the problem is for them to brace again for another higher Meralco rate next month. These are all attributed to Ukraine War not to Meralco.
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Yesterday before breakfast, I saw my wife seating on our sofa and pondering on something in her mind. If I were not mistaken , she seemed to think so deep on something. I was surprised that my guess was right. Because she said, she was thinking that she was in the Pacific Ocean! (ai/mtvn)

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