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PNP virus count hits 2,191
by Delon Porcalla - August 3, 2020 - 12:00am
The Philippine National Police on Saturday reported 40 new cases of coronavirus disease 2019, bringing to 2,191 the number of PNP personnel infected with COVID-19.
Key House leader, 13 others test positive for COVID-19
by Delon Porcalla - July 28, 2020 - 12:00am
A key leader of the House of Representatives and 13 others have tested positive for COVID-19 after undergoing reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction test prior to President Duterte’s State of the Nation...
‘SONA must provide clear direction vs COVID-19’
by Delon Porcalla - July 27, 2020 - 12:00am
There should be no more threats or denials of blunders in handling the COVID-19 crisis in President Duterte’s fifth State of the Nation Address, only a clear roadmap on how the country will fight the pandemic...
Philippines seeks access to US COVID-19 vaccine
by Delon Porcalla - July 24, 2020 - 12:00am
Ambassador to the United States Jose Manuel Romualdez has made representations with Washington to allow the Philippines access to a vaccine against COVID-19 once it becomes available.
Local test kits key to reopening economy — Salceda
by Delon Porcalla - July 21, 2020 - 12:00am
A member of the House of Representatives lauded yesterday the commercial release of Philippine-made coronavirus disease 2019 test kits, saying these would eventually pave the way for rejuvenating the country’s...
Mass testing pushed to revive Philippine economy
by Delon Porcalla - July 20, 2020 - 12:00am
Allies of President Duterte in the House of Representatives have called on Health Secretary Francisco Duque III to launch mass testing for coronavirus disease 2019 to resuscitate the country’s battered ec...
Meralco delivers explanation letters to 4.1 million customers
by Delon Porcalla - July 17, 2020 - 12:00am
Manila Electric Co. has completed the delivery of personalized letters to its 4.1 million customers explaining their electricity bills, Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi said yesterday.
117,000 OFWs need repatriation — DFA
by Delon Porcalla - July 15, 2020 - 12:00am
The national government has so far repatriated 50,000 overseas Filipino workers and is set to repatriate the remaining 117,000, an official of the Department of Foreign Affairs told the House of Representatives...
‘Barriers for back-riding couples useless, more dangerous’
by Delon Porcalla - July 13, 2020 - 12:00am
While the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases may be lauded for finally allowing back-riding for couples on motorcycles, an administration lawmaker finds an additional requirement “useless...
Cayetano: We were fair to ABS-CBN
by Delon Porcalla - July 13, 2020 - 12:00am
Amid the flak, Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano yesterday called on the general public to be more circumspect in their opinion about the House of Representatives’ refusal to grant ABS-CBN another 25-year legislative...
House votes today on ABS-CBN franchise
by Delon Porcalla - July 10, 2020 - 12:00am
A thunderstorm resulted in a power outage at the House of Representatives plenary hall yesterday, derailing the summation proceedings of lawmakers discussing the franchise of beleaguered broadcast giant ABS-CBN...
Andaya’s wife dies of cancer
by Delon Porcalla - July 7, 2020 - 12:00am
The lawmaker-wife of former Camarines Sur congressman and budget secretary Rolando Andaya Jr. died over the weekend from cancer.
Compensation sought for oil spill victims
by Delon Porcalla - July 7, 2020 - 12:00am
The owner of a power barge that spilled oil in the waters off Iloilo City is expected to compensate communities that suffered economic losses due to the incident, a lawmaker said yesterday.
Rich PWDs exceed indigent ones — DSWD
by Delon Porcalla - July 6, 2020 - 12:00am
There are more moneyed persons with disabilities than those in the impoverished sectors in the country, based on data presented by the Department of Social Welfare and Development to Congress.
‘Funds for COVID-19 vaccine in 2021 budget’
by Delon Porcalla - June 29, 2020 - 12:00am
Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano gave assurances yesterday that the House of Representatives will allocate funds in the proposed 2021 national budget for the procurement of a vaccine to fight the coronavirus disease 2019...
Bill on auto registration of electric vehicles filed
by Delon Porcalla - June 27, 2020 - 12:00am
The Philippines may soon join other advanced economies across the globe in encouraging the use of pollution-free electric vehicles as measures are in place to amend its antiquated policy of accrediting only gas-fed...
House probes chaotic OFW repatriation
by Delon Porcalla - June 25, 2020 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives will start tomorrow its investigation into the repatriation of overseas Filipino workers who were stranded either abroad or in the country amid the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic...
Lawmakers hits DSWD on SAP
by Delon Porcalla - June 24, 2020 - 12:00am
Lawmakers blamed yesterday the Department of Social Welfare and Development for the rising cases of coronavirus disease 2019, citing the requirement for beneficiaries of the government’s social amelioration...
‘POGOs not exempt from paying franchise tax’
by Delon Porcalla - June 24, 2020 - 12:00am
Foreign-based Philippine offshore gaming operators are not exempted from paying the mandatory local franchise tax of five percent, a House leader said yesterday.
House leaders slam DSWD usecs on SAP
by Delon Porcalla - June 23, 2020 - 12:00am
Leaders of the House of Representatives berated yesterday undersecretaries of the Department of Social Welfare and Development over inefficiency in the distribution of pandemic cash aid.
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