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Duterte to local officials: Accept returning OFWs
by Christina Mendez - May 27, 2020 - 12:00am
Saying the right to travel is protected by the Constitution, President Duterte has urged local officials to accept the more than 24,000 returning overseas Filipino workers who have completed quarantine in Metro Manila....
PhilHealth has paid P37 billion insurance claims this year
by Christina Mendez - May 27, 2020 - 12:00am
After rejecting calls to replace Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, President Duterte on Monday night reported to Congress that the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. has paid around P37.683 billion in insurance...
Probe ordered on COVID machine distributors
by Christina Mendez - May 27, 2020 - 12:00am
President Duterte has ordered the National Bureau of Investigation to probe the alleged overpricing of testing machines for the coronavirus disease 2019 by a local distributor amid a public health emergency.
Duterte to PMA, PNPA grads: Love your country
by Christina Mendez - May 24, 2020 - 12:00am
President Duterte has urged new graduates of the Philippine Military Academy and the Philippine National Police Academy to be loyal to the flag and the Constitution as they embark on the life they have promised to...
Philippines to participate in 5 clinical trials for vaccine
by Christina Mendez - May 24, 2020 - 12:00am
As the Philippines starts to shift to the new normal after almost two months of lockdown, the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases has given the go signal for the Philippines’...
Next cash aid to include 5 million more households
by Christina Mendez - May 24, 2020 - 12:00am
Around five million eligible households will be included in the second tranche of the Social Amelioration Program, bringing to 17 million the targeted beneficiaries this month, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea...
Duterte finally accepts Rio’s resignation
by Christina Mendez - May 23, 2020 - 12:00am
President Duterte has decided to let go of Eliseo Rio Jr. as undersecretary of the Department of Information and Communications Technology, adding him to the list of Cabinet officials who left government during the...
Palace: Duque still enjoys Duterte’s trust
by Christina Mendez - May 23, 2020 - 12:00am
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III still enjoys the trust and confidence of President Duterte and will keep his post amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Palace refutes Duque on 2nd wave; DOH backtracks
by Christina Mendez - May 22, 2020 - 12:00am
Rebuffed by Malacañang, the Department of Health has apologized and backtracked on a declaration made by its chief on Wednesday that the country is in the second wave of the coronavirus disease 2019 cont...
Duterte won’t sack Sinas over quarantine breach
by Christina Mendez - May 21, 2020 - 12:00am
Embattled Metro Manila police chief Maj. Gen. Debold Sinas will stay at his post despite the criminal charges filed against him and criticism he received from the public for supposedly breaching quarantine protocols...
Galvez: No room to quarantine 42,000 OFWs
by Christina Mendez - May 21, 2020 - 12:00am
With around 42,000 overseas Filipino workers returning home in the next two months, the government has expressed concern over how to accommodate the OFWs for the mandatory 14-day quarantine intended to curb the coronavirus...
160 PSG positive for COVID-19
by Christina Mendez - May 20, 2020 - 12:00am
At least 160 personnel of the Presidential Security Group have tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 based on the mandatory rapid testing implemented by the PSG to ensure that no infected personnel will be...
Palace seeks inventory of isolated, tested OFWs
by Christina Mendez - May 20, 2020 - 12:00am
Presidential spokesman Harry Roque yesterday called on the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration to submit to Malacañang an inventory of overseas Filipino workers now under quarantine after they arrived...
Palace hands off on arrest of critics
by Christina Mendez - May 17, 2020 - 12:00am
Malacañang officials yesterday distanced themselves from a series of arrests of individuals who openly criticized President Duterte and his allies on social media.
Cebu, Mandaue still under ECQ
by Christina Mendez - May 17, 2020 - 12:00am
Cebu City and the nearby Mandaue City will remain under strictest quarantine since the number of cases of coronavirus disease 2019 remains high, even as restrictions in business and travel in many parts of the country...
Sinas, 2 generals face criminal raps
by Christina Mendez - May 15, 2020 - 12:00am
Metro Manila police chief Maj. Gen. Debold Sinas and two generals involved in the controversial “mañanita” during his birthday gathering last week amid the coronavirus lockdown will be facing criminal...
13 million beneficiaries to get second SAP tranche
by Christina Mendez - May 15, 2020 - 12:00am
At least 13 million beneficiaries from areas living in the enhanced community quarantine areas will be covered under the second tranche of the Social Amelioration Program, presidential spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said...
Country under GCQ except Metro Manila, 2 others
by Christina Mendez - May 15, 2020 - 12:00am
The country will be under less restrictive general community quarantine (GCQ) except for Metro Manila, Cebu City and Laguna beginning tomorrow, Malacañang made it clear yesterday, even as some provinces and...
IATF reverts 37 provinces to modified GCQ
by Christina Mendez - May 14, 2020 - 12:00am
The Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases has reverted 37 provinces and 11 cities from “low-risk” areas to modified general community quarantine
It’s modified ECQ for Metro Manila, Laguna, Cebu City
by Christina Mendez - May 13, 2020 - 12:00am
Metro Manila, Cebu City and Laguna considered “high-risk” for coronavirus disease 2019 infection will remain under enhanced community quarantine although in a “modified” form for another two...
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