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IATF allows entry of foreigners with investor, work visas
by Christina Mendez - October 24, 2020 - 12:00am
Foreigners carrying investors’ visas may enter the Philippines starting Nov. 1, Malacañang said yesterday as the country moves to a new normal with the resumption of businesses in Metro Manila and the...
IATF withdraws pre-boarding tests for outbound Filipino travelers
by Christina Mendez - October 24, 2020 - 12:00am
Filipinos going abroad no longer need to undergo antigen testing for COVID-19 before they leave the country, the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases said yesterday.
Motorcycle taxis return
by Christina Mendez - October 24, 2020 - 12:00am
The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases has allowed the resumption of operations of motorcycle taxis after the House of Representatives approved the extension of a pilot study...
MGCQ seen in Metro Manila, if COVID-19 downtrend prevails – Palace
by Christina Mendez - October 18, 2020 - 12:00am
Metro Manila may soon be placed under more relaxed quarantine status if the daily attack and fatality rates of COVID-19 continue to go down, Malacañang said yesterday.
Duterte certifies as ‘urgent’ bills on banks, laundering
by Christina Mendez - October 18, 2020 - 12:00am
A pending bill in the Senate that would allow banks to offload bad loans has been certified by the President as an urgent measure, along with amendments to the Anti-Money Laundering law, it was learned yesterda...
Restrictions eased on foreign, local travel
by Christina Mendez - October 17, 2020 - 12:00am
With the country now recording slower transmission of COVID-19, the government is allowing non-essential foreign trips beginning Oct. 21, subject to health protocols and certain restrictions set by the Inter-Agency...
Persons aged 15-65 can now go out
by Christina Mendez - October 17, 2020 - 12:00am
Noting a downtrend in the number of COVID-19 cases in the country, the government expanded yesterday the age group of people allowed to go outside their houses which is now 15 to 65 years old.
PSL beach volley gains IATF nod
by Christina Mendez - October 17, 2020 - 12:00am
It’s green and go for the Philippine Superliga’s beach volleyball tournament in a bubble concept on Nov. 27-29 in Subic, gaining approval from the Inter-Agency Task Force.
PNP ordered to step up training of motorcycle cops
by Christina Mendez - October 16, 2020 - 12:00am
President Duterte has ordered the Philippine National Police’s Highway Patrol Group to intensify training of motorcyle-riding policemen to go after criminals.
Outgoing envoy cited for boosting Philippines-Russia relations
by Christina Mendez - October 16, 2020 - 12:00am
President Duterte has cited the role of outgoing Russian Ambassador Igor Khovaev in reinvigorating bilateral relations.
COVID-19, public order top priorities for Duterte
by Christina Mendez - October 16, 2020 - 12:00am
With barely two years left in his term, President Duterte has vowed to revive the economy ravaged by the coronavirus 2019 crisis and to maintain public order in a post-pandemic world.
Duterte reiterates need to destroy seized drugs
by Christina Mendez - October 16, 2020 - 12:00am
President Duterte directed Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra and Solicitor General Jose Calida on Wednesday to coordinate with the Supreme Court on how to facilitate the incineration of seized illegal drugs covered...
Duterte slams DPWH corruption, but still trusts Villar
by Christina Mendez - October 16, 2020 - 12:00am
President Duterte’s trust and confidence in Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar remain despite the Chief Executive’s expressing disappointment over reports of corruption in the DPWH mostly...
Red Cross stops tests chargeable to PhilHealth
by Christina Mendez - October 16, 2020 - 12:00am
Overseas Filipino workers, government workers, frontliners and other individuals can no longer avail themselves of coronavirus disease swab tests offered by the Philippine Red Cross if they are going to use their...
Chinese vaccine cleared for Philippines clinical trials
by Christina Mendez - October 16, 2020 - 12:00am
China’s candidate vaccine for COVID-19 has been cleared by a panel of experts for phase 3 clinical trial in the Philippines possibly by November, according to the Food and Drug Administration.
IATF open to shorter curfew
by Christina Mendez - October 15, 2020 - 12:00am
The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases is considering reduced curfew hours in Metro Manila and other areas to allow more people to adjust to the new normal amid the coronavirus...
‘Work together as one majority to pass budget’
by Christina Mendez - October 14, 2020 - 12:00am
As “one majority,” the House of Representatives under the fresh leadership of Speaker Lord Allan Velasco will ensure the timely passage of the P4.5-trillion national budget for next year, as the special...
New leadership overturns 2nd reading passage of budget bill
by Christina Mendez - October 14, 2020 - 12:00am
The first order of business for the House of Representatives under the leadership of Speaker Lord Allan Velasco was to return to plenary debates the stalled P4.5-trillion national budget for 2021.
Cabinet OKs easing of transport restrictions
by Christina Mendez - October 14, 2020 - 12:00am
President Duterte and his Cabinet have approved the implementation of the one-seat apart rule in public transportation as the government moves toward the reopening of the economy in the wake of the COVID-19 pan...
Palace sees signing of budget by yearend
by Christina Mendez - October 11, 2020 - 12:00am
With President Duterte calling for a special session this week, there should be no more stumbling block to the passage of the P4.5-trillion budget for next year on or before Dec. 31, Malacañang said yest...
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