Alexis Romero
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Extended MECQ? Delicate balancing of health, economy needed
by Alexis Romero - August 11, 2020 - 12:00am
Extending the strict lockdown in Metro Manila and nearby areas requires a “delicate balancing” of health and the economy, Malacañang said yesterday, as it assesses the effect of tighter quarantine...
Palace: 'Delicate balancing' of health, economy needed if MECQ will be extended
by Alexis Romero - August 10, 2020 - 5:22pm
Doctors' groups had urged the government to impose the strictest lockdown scenario on four regions in Luzon for two weeks but officials said the government can no longer afford to do so because of its impact on the...
Palace mourns passing of ex-Manila mayor Lim
by Alexis Romero - August 10, 2020 - 12:00am
Malacañang has expressed sorrow over the death of former Manila mayor Alfredo Lim whose tough stance against criminals earned him the moniker “Dirty Harry.”
Palace: PhilHealth investigation to continue 'no matter what'
by Alexis Romero - August 9, 2020 - 5:01pm
Morales has rejected calls for him to resign, saying he would act like a "good soldier" as long as he is needed in PhilHealth.
Active COVID-19 cases in PCOO rise to 72
by Alexis Romero - August 6, 2020 - 5:39pm
The number of active coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) and its attached agencies has risen to 72.
Palace concerned by sharper than expected drop in GDP
by Alexis Romero - August 6, 2020 - 5:28pm
"Our resolve to recover at the soonest possible, however, remains strong. Ingat buhay para sa hanapbuhay is our battlecry," Roque said.
2 broadcast firms get 25-year franchise extension
by Alexis Romero - August 6, 2020 - 12:00am
President Duterte has signed laws granting a 25-year extension to the franchises of two broadcasting firms weeks after a House panel denied ABS-CBN a franchise.
36 PhilHealth execs to face raps – PACC
by Alexis Romero - August 6, 2020 - 12:00am
At least 36 Philippine Health Insurance Corp. officials should be dismissed or face charges over the supposed padding of hospital claims to the state-run insurer, an official of Malacañang’s anti-corruption...
Duterte order vs joining South China Sea drills meant to avoid tensions — Palace
by Alexis Romero - August 5, 2020 - 12:45pm
President Rodrigo Duterte's order against taking part in joint maritime drills in the South China Sea was in line with his independent foreign policy and was meant to avoid tensions with other countries, Malacañang...
Back to ECQ? ‘We no longer have money’
by Alexis Romero - August 4, 2020 - 12:00am
The government cannot afford to enforce another lockdown in Metro Manila, as resources are no longer enough to provide food and financial aid to affected communities, President Duterte said.
Duterte slams critics, chides frontliners
by Alexis Romero - August 4, 2020 - 12:00am
For airing their grievances in public, doctors and health workers were chided on Sunday by President Duterte, who accused them of trying to “demean” the government.
Duterte gives LGUs three days to act on telco tower applications
by Alexis Romero - August 3, 2020 - 8:51pm
"To the barangay captains, stop acting like God in your barangays. You are just a human being. I'm sure that you know nothing or little at all about governance if you are there into corruption," Duterte said.
Duterte: No money for food, aid if Enhanced Community Quarantine declared
by Alexis Romero - August 3, 2020 - 7:05pm
The group's request was only granted partially as Metro Manila and the four provinces were only placed under MECQ, not the strictest enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), wherein only essential sectors and selected...
Hanjin takeover to push through amid pandemic
by Alexis Romero - August 3, 2020 - 12:01am
The plan of an American private equity firm and an Australian shipbuilding company to take over the former site of the bankrupt South Korean firm Hanjin in Subic will push through, although it has been hampered by...
IATF to decide on opening of classes
by Alexis Romero - August 3, 2020 - 12:00am
The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases is expected to decide on the opening of schools during its next meeting as President Duterte maintained that students should be given...
Timeout: Metro Manila back to MECQ August 4 to 18
by Alexis Romero - August 3, 2020 - 12:00am
President Duterte yesterday met with his Cabinet members to discuss the concerns of medical frontliners, who are calling for a return to tighter quarantine restrictions in Mega Manila to prevent the collapse of the...
Palace welcomes audit of COVID-19 expenses
by Alexis Romero - July 31, 2020 - 12:00am
Malacañang is open to a special audit of the expenses, loans and donations related to the government’s pandemic response, saying all funds were spent for programs designed to contain the coronavirus...
Government pandemic plan now in ‘critical’ phase
by Alexis Romero - July 31, 2020 - 12:00am
The government’s pandemic action plan is now in its “critical” phase, requiring “aggressive” testing and isolation of infected persons as well as greater involvement of local officials,...
Palace open to special audit of COVID-19 funds
by Alexis Romero - July 30, 2020 - 9:01pm
"The president and Malacañang is not hiding anything," presidential spokesman Harry Roque said at a press briefing Thursday.
'Unfortunate' incidents like Sinas' mañanita shouldn't be highlighted — Galvez
by Alexis Romero - July 30, 2020 - 5:32pm
"Unfortunate" incidents like the controversial birthday party of National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief Maj. Gen. Debold Sinas should not be highlighted that much while authorities are imposing pandemic...
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