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Duterte issues EO condoning property taxes, fines on IPPs
by Christina Mendez - March 6, 2021 - 12:00am
President Duterte has issued an executive order that allows the reduction and condonation of real property taxes and the interests and penalties assessed on the power generation facilities of independent power producers...
Roque sorry for ‘one-year vacation’ remark
by Christina Mendez - March 4, 2021 - 12:00am
After being bashed for saying that people have been vacationing for a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, presidential spokesman Harry Roque Jr. yesterday apologized for “the misunderstanding” over his...
Envoy in maltreatment case dismissed from service
by Christina Mendez - March 3, 2021 - 12:00am
President Duterte has approved the dismissal from service of former Philippine ambassador to Brazil Marichu Mauro for the maltreatment of a Filipino household helper under her care last year.
Duterte to also welcome AstraZeneca arrival
by Christina Mendez - March 3, 2021 - 12:00am
To prove that the Philippines is a grateful nation, President Duterte will also be personally receiving AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccines, which are expected to arrive next week in Manila.
Duterte signs coconut trust fund bill into law
by Christina Mendez - February 28, 2021 - 12:00am
President Duterte has signed the law that secures benefits for over 3 million mostly impoverished coconut farmers and their families through a P75-billion trust fund created also to develop a flourishing coconut...
IATF approves uniform protocols for local travel
by Christina Mendez - February 28, 2021 - 12:00am
There will be no more mandatory swab tests and quarantine for travel within the country, the government’s pandemic task force said in a resolution last Friday.
Another month of GCQ for NCR, other areas
by Christina Mendez - February 28, 2021 - 12:00am
Metro Manila, some areas in the Cordillera Autonomous Region and five other cities and provinces will remain under general community quarantine for the whole month of March, as the country awaits the arrival of vaccines...
Duterte signs vaccine indemnity law
by Christina Mendez - February 27, 2021 - 12:00am
President Duterte signed into law last night the bill that sets up a government indemnity fund of at least P500 million for those who may be adversely affected by the vaccination, a requirement urgently needed to...
Procurement of Indian vaccine hits snag
by Christina Mendez - February 27, 2021 - 12:00am
Efforts to acquire COVID-19 vaccines from India have hit a snag after Indian authorities placed under lockdown an area where Philippine officials would have gone to negotiate for faster delivery of the vaccines...
Duterte: NBI to solely probe drug shootout
by Christina Mendez - February 27, 2021 - 12:00am
To avoid partiality and bias, President Duterte has designated the National Bureau of Investigation as the sole agency allowed to probe the shootout between members of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and the...
Cascolan is Duterte’s new undersecretary
by Christina Mendez - February 25, 2021 - 12:00am
President Duterte has appointed former Philippine National Police chief Camilo Cascolan as undersecretary in his office in Malacañang.
Inday Sara not running for president – Duterte
by Christina Mendez - February 25, 2021 - 12:00am
For the nth time, President Duterte has discouraged his daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, from running for president next year despite efforts by some supporters to prod her to follow his footstep...
‘Experts need to ensure COVID-19 vaccine safety, efficacy’
by Christina Mendez - February 24, 2021 - 12:00am
Sen. Bong Go yesterday stressed the need for experts to ensure the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines to allay fears and help improve public confidence in the National COVID-19 Vaccine Roadmap, while emphasizing...
Palace addresses rising unemployment with EO
by Christina Mendez - February 24, 2021 - 12:00am
Malacañang is preparing an executive order to institutionalize efforts that will address the rising incidence of unemployment due to the pandemic.
Duterte visits Caraga, areas hit by typhoon
by Christina Mendez - February 24, 2021 - 12:00am
President Duterte has assured victims of Typhoon Auring in the Caraga region that the government would not abandon them in times of hardship brought by calamities.
Still no entry for love tourists – Palace
by Christina Mendez - February 20, 2021 - 12:00am
The government continued to decline the appeal of the group Love is Not Tourism Philippines to allow entry for foreigners seeking to meet or reunite with their partners and pursue marriage plans that were hindered...
No more personal appearance for seniors getting pensions
by Christina Mendez - February 20, 2021 - 12:00am
Starting March 1, senior citizens are no longer required to personally appear before their servicing banks or government agencies to continue receiving their monthly pensions.
Duterte on vaccines: Are they here yet?
by Christina Mendez - February 20, 2021 - 12:00am
President Duterte’s patience is wearing thin over the delayed arrival of COVID-19 vaccines from Western countries and China, as it has set back the first wave of the inoculation drive supposedly scheduled this...
‘Relieve cops in Cebu lumad school raid’
by Christina Mendez - February 19, 2021 - 12:00am
Several lawmakers have sought the relief of police officers behind the raid on an educational center catering to lumad students in Talamban, Cebu on Monday.
Palace twits Lacson: Lawyer Duterte knows the Constitution
by Christina Mendez - February 18, 2021 - 12:00am
President Duterte knows the Constitution and is in fact trained in law, Malacañang officials said yesterday to counter Sen. Panfilo Lacson’s suggestion that the Chief Executive may have missed some provisions...
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