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Senate to evaluate government utilization of P82.5 billion for vaccination program
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - June 13, 2021 - 12:00am
The Senate will convene the Committee of the Whole to conduct a hearing on Tuesday to exercise its oversight function on the government’s utilization of its P82.5-billion budget for the vaccination progra...
Senate panel OKs Metro Davao Development Authority bill
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - June 11, 2021 - 12:00am
The Senate committee on local government has approved a bill seeking the creation of the Metropolitan Davao Development Authority in a bid to spur economic growth and hasten the delivery of services in the area...
Duterte still undecided on VP run – Palace
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - June 11, 2021 - 12:00am
President Duterte has not officially rejected calls for him to run for vice president in next year’s elections, presidential spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said yesterday, despite Duterte’s claim that he is...
Media exec gunned down in Gensan
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - June 6, 2021 - 12:00am
Hitmen riding in tandem on a motorcycle shot and killed a female executive of media network Group of Companies based in this city, while she was driving home from the office past noon last Friday.
Senate approves 13 local hospital bills
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - June 1, 2021 - 12:00am
The Senate yesterday approved on third and final reading Sen. Bong Go’s 13 local hospital bills seeking to improve the delivery of health care services to poor Filipinos by increasing bed capacity of several...
Local hospital bills pass Senate 2nd reading
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - May 28, 2021 - 12:00am
The Senate approved on second reading proposed measures sponsored by Sen. Bong Go, increasing the bed capacities of 13 local hospitals.
Senators unlikely to back Cha-cha
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - May 28, 2021 - 12:00am
Citing lack of time, senators are not inclined to support a measure that will introduce amendments to some economic provisions in the 1987 Constitution.
Go to law enforcers: Improve coordination, avoid misencounters
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - May 26, 2021 - 12:00am
Sen. Bong Go has called on law enforcement agencies to improve coordination after a drug sting almost led to a misencounter between operatives of the Philippine National Police and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency...
Go: 10 million vaccines to arrive next month
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - May 26, 2021 - 12:00am
Around 10 million doses of COVID vaccines will arrive in the country next month, giving the government sufficient supply for A4 and A5 categories, Sen. Bong Go said yesterday.
Go, Bato seek creation of OFW department
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - May 18, 2021 - 12:00am
Pro-administration senators pressed anew yesterday for the immediate passage of a bill creating the Department of Overseas Filipinos.
Government, private sector agree to fast-track vaccine rollout
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - May 18, 2021 - 12:00am
The government and the private sector are working to further accelerate the COVID-19 vaccine rollout and resolve logistical challenges, Sen. Bong Go said.
Roque says some Duterte language on West Philippine Sea ‘not accurate’
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - May 18, 2021 - 12:00am
President Duterte may have used “inaccurate” language in discussing the country’s maritime row with China, but his views on the issue have been consistent, his spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said y...
Senator urges government to further accelerate vaccination
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - May 16, 2021 - 12:00am
To ensure the efficient rollout of COVID-19 vaccines, Sen. Bong Go reiterated his appeal for agencies to fast-track its distribution in the country as the government prepares to vaccinate a wider population.
Senator calls for vigilance, compassion amid new variant
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - May 14, 2021 - 12:00am
Sen. Bong Go appealed to all Filipinos to remain vigilant, cooperate with authorities and show compassion for one another after the Department of Health reported two cases of the B1617 coronavirus variant first detected...
Teens forced into sex-for-rice scheme – UNFPA
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - May 12, 2021 - 12:00am
Girls as young as 13 are being coerced into having sex in exchange for bags of rice since the pandemic started, a representative of the United Nations Population Fund said during a Senate hearing yesterday.
Tax deductions pushed to offset cost of WFH setup
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - May 9, 2021 - 12:00am
Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian is pushing for tax deductions to offset the cost of those doing their jobs under the work-from-home (WFH) setup or are using hybrid work arrangements.
Suspension of FDA regulatory function, Data Privacy Act sought
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - May 9, 2021 - 12:00am
Authorities are eyeing the suspension of the regulatory power of the Food and Drug Administration and some provisions of the Data Privacy Act during the COVID-19 pandemic to improve government response to emergencies,...
Revised pork tariff rates await Duterte’s signature
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - May 7, 2021 - 12:00am
Following the compromise reached between the Senate and the government’s economic managers, the revised tariff rates and volume for pork imports are now awaiting President Duterte’s signature.
Eleazar appointment as PNP chief welcomed
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - May 7, 2021 - 12:00am
The country’s leaders welcomed with high hopes and expectations yesterday the appointment of Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar as the 26th Philippine National Police chief, even if his tenure ends in just six mo...
Gordon eyeing PRC’s own oxygen-generating plant
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - May 6, 2021 - 12:00am
As medical oxygen is needed in treating COVID-19 and pneumonia one of the world’s leading causes of death Sen. Richard Gordon wants the Philippine Red Cross to have its own emergency oxygen-generating pla...
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