Day: April 21, 2022

Putin hails ‘liberation’ of Mariupol

President Vladimir Putin on Thursday hailed Russia’s “liberation” of Mariupol after Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu told him Moscow controlled the Ukrainian port city apart from the giant Azovstal steel plant.

Pope meets with Hungary’s Orban at Vatican

Pope Francis received Hungary’s nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban for the first time at the Vatican Thursday, and expressed his thanks for the safe haven given to refugees fleeing the Ukraine war.

Joel: Raising senior citizens pension to P1K long overdue

Senator Joel Villanueva is pushing to increase the monthly social pension of senior citizens to Php 1,000, saying that it is the least the government can do for a sector that is one of the worst hit by the pandemic, rising cost of fuel, and inflation.