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LGUs can still use calamity funds vs COVID-19
by Christina Mendez - September 20, 2020 - 12:00am
Local government units can continue using calamity funds to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, Malacañang said yesterday.
Duterte keeps 1-meter distancing rule
by Christina Mendez - September 20, 2020 - 12:00am
The one-meter physical distancing rule in public transportation remains, Malacañang said yesterday, ending the debate over the extent of easing quarantine restrictions as the government gradually reopens the...
Palace welcomes France, Germany, UK support for Philippine sea claims
by Christina Mendez - September 19, 2020 - 12:00am
Malacañang welcomed yesterday the support of France, Germany and the United Kingdom in asserting the Philippines’ historic rights and rejecting China’s sweeping claims in the South China Sea.
Duterte extends COVID-19 state of calamity by 1 year
by Christina Mendez - September 19, 2020 - 12:00am
President Duterte has extended for one more year the declaration of a state of calamity in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, effective Sept. 13 this year to Sept. 12, 2021.
Cemeteries nationwide to be closed for ‘Undas’
by Christina Mendez - September 19, 2020 - 12:00am
Even the dead will be quarantined from the living on All Souls’ and All Saints’ Days after the government ordered the mandatory closure of all cemeteries and columbariums nationwide from Oct. 29 to Nov....
Duterte to extend state of public health calamity
by Christina Mendez - September 18, 2020 - 12:00am
President Duterte will extend the state of calamity in the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic six months after its declaration, giving him new leeway to impose quarantine protocols and enjoin local government and...
IATF oks return of LSIs to Western Visayas Gilbert Bayoran
by Christina Mendez - September 17, 2020 - 12:00am
Stranded residents from Western Visayas can now return to their home province.
Duterte to DFA: Rescue stranded seafarers
by Christina Mendez - September 16, 2020 - 12:00am
Aware of the hardships endured by many seafarers stranded in different parts of the world during this pandemic, President Duterte yesterday directed the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and its attachés...
Philippines won’t pay vaccine reservation fee – Duterte
by Christina Mendez - September 16, 2020 - 12:00am
President Duterte expressed his concern on Monday about the reported pre-requisite – demanded by some pharmaceutical firms – of advance payment from countries wanting priority access once a vaccine against...
Philippines, China: Code of Conduct key to peace, stability at sea
by Christina Mendez - September 13, 2020 - 12:00am
President Duterte and visiting Chinese defense chief Wei Fenghe have agreed on the importance of a code of conduct in the South China Sea in securing and maintaining peace and stability in the region.
Duterte declares National Physiatry Day
by Christina Mendez - September 12, 2020 - 12:00am
President Duterte has declared July 17 of every year as National Physiatry Day as part of government efforts to raise public awareness on the problems of persons with disability and encourage people to support efforts...
IATF approves antigen screening protocol for domestic travel
by Christina Mendez - September 12, 2020 - 12:00am
The government has approved the Antigen Screening Protocol for Domestic Air Travel for tourism, a few days after President Duterte allowed the resumption of local tourism activities to boost the economy battered...
Locsin: No ‘exchange’ for Pemberton release
by Christina Mendez - September 11, 2020 - 12:00am
There was no “exchange” in the absolute pardon granted by President Duterte to convicted killer US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. tweeted ...
Mancao gets DICT post
by Christina Mendez - September 10, 2020 - 12:00am
President Duterte has appointed former police officer Cezar Mancao II to the Department of Information and Communications Technology , Malacañang announced yesterday.
Officials defend pardon for Pemberton
by Christina Mendez - September 10, 2020 - 12:00am
Administration officials were on the defensive yesterday amid criticism over President Duterte’s granting of absolute pardon to US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton, who was convicted by a local...
‘Manila Bay makeover part of rehabilitation ’
by Christina Mendez - September 5, 2020 - 12:00am
Malacañang defended yesterday the Department of Environment and Natural Resources makeover of Manila Bay’s shoreline.
Duterte OKs gradual resumption of tourism
by Christina Mendez - September 5, 2020 - 12:00am
President Duterte has allowed the gradual resumption of tourism activities in the country following the decision to place many key cities and provinces under modified general community quarantine from Sept. 1 to...
Duterte trusts Duque, waits for task force report
by Christina Mendez - September 3, 2020 - 12:00am
Malacañang respects the recommendation of the Senate to indict Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, former Philippine Health Insurance Corp. president and chief executive officer Ricardo Morales and other...
Duterte to Cascolan: Rid PNP of corruption
by Christina Mendez - September 3, 2020 - 12:00am
President Duterte has given his marching orders to new Philippine National Police chief Camilo Cascolan: cleanse the PNP ranks of scalawags as part of efforts to maintain the integrity of the police force.
Philippines won’t stop projects of blacklisted China firms
by Christina Mendez - September 2, 2020 - 12:00am
Apart from the Philippines being an independent nation, President Duterte will not follow the United States’ lead in cutting ties with Chinese firms involved in reclamation activities in the South China Sea...
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