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Only 1% of Bayanihan grant to LGUs liquidated
by Alexis Romero - May 27, 2020 - 12:00am
Only about one percent of financial aid given to local government units to boost their capabilities to respond to the coronavirus pandemic has been liquidated as of May 21, President Duterte said.
Duterte defends Duque
by Alexis Romero - May 27, 2020 - 12:00am
President Duterte has advised beleaguered Health Secretary Francisco Duque III “not to be too touchy about issues” as calls for the latter’s resignation for alleged incompetence and corruption...
Duterte: No vaccine, no face-to-face classes
by Alexis Romero - May 27, 2020 - 12:00am
President Duterte is not in favor of opening schools until a vaccine for the coronavirus disease 2019 is developed, with his spokesman clarifying that he was referring to face-to-face classes that cannot be held...
IATF decision on Metro Manila quarantine may be out on Wednesday
by Alexis Romero - May 26, 2020 - 7:41pm
Members of the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases are set to meet on Wednesday to discuss the coronavirus situation in the country.
Palace: Work has resumed on some 'Build, Build, Build' projects
by Alexis Romero - May 26, 2020 - 5:05pm
The DPWH earlier announced the construction of infrastructure projects in areas that have been placed under general community quarantine would resume partially.
Duterte: About 1% of P30.82-B Bayanihan Grant to LGUs accounted for so far
by Alexis Romero - May 26, 2020 - 4:03pm
In his ninth report to Congress on the government's response to the pandemic, Duterte said about P397 million worth of Bayanihan Grant to LGUs were covered by fund utilization reports.
Officials losing President’s trust can be removed
by Alexis Romero - May 26, 2020 - 12:00am
Malacañang was mum on a report that President Duterte is looking for a replacement for Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, but stressed that officials who have lost the President’s trust can be removed...
Duterte wants cleared OFWs sent home
by Alexis Romero - May 26, 2020 - 12:00am
President Duterte has given agencies one week to send home 24,000 overseas Filipino workers who underwent quarantine as a precautionary measure for the
Palace: Next cash aid distribution can begin
by Alexis Romero - May 26, 2020 - 12:00am
The government may start distributing the second tranche of aid for sectors most affected by quarantine restrictions set in place to contain the spread of coronavirus disease 2019, Malacañang said yester...
Palace on possible Duque exit: If he is still there, Duterte still trusts him
by Alexis Romero - May 25, 2020 - 6:08pm
Asked to react to the report, presidential spokesman Harry Roque said he does not know anything about the newspaper article.
Duterte urges Muslims: Break barriers that divide us
by Alexis Romero - May 25, 2020 - 12:00am
President Duterte has urged Muslims to be “agents of change” and to help break barriers that divide the nation as they observe the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.
Philippines seen to join clinical trials for COVID-19 vaccine within the year
by Alexis Romero - May 24, 2020 - 5:47pm
The Philippines is expected to join clinical trials for the development of vaccines for the coronavirus within the year, Malacañang said Sunday.
Palace: Arrival of new warship a 'breakthrough' in upgrading Navy
by Alexis Romero - May 24, 2020 - 2:40pm
The ship, which will be named BRP Jose Rizal, arrived in Subic, Zambales on Saturday after its five-day maiden voyage from Ulsan, South Korea.
Duterte urges Muslims to be 'agents of change' in Eid'l Fitr message
by Alexis Romero - May 24, 2020 - 12:59pm
"Harnessing the best of our capabilities and perspectives, let us be agents of change in our communities as we contribute to the enlightenment of our nation," Duterte said.
Barangays to continue assisting in cash aid
by Alexis Romero - May 22, 2020 - 12:00am
Even if President Duterte has tapped soldiers and police for fund distribution, barangay or village officials would still be involved in the giving of aid to sectors affected by quarantine restrictions, Malacañang...
NCRPO chief Sinas may still be held liable for mañanita mess, Palace says
by Alexis Romero - May 21, 2020 - 7:47pm
Cases against Police Maj. Gen. Debold Sinas, National Capital Region Police Office chief, will proceed even if President Rodrigo Duterte has justified quarantine violations at a birthday gathering for the senior...
Palace: Barangay officials will still be involved in SAP distribution
by Alexis Romero - May 21, 2020 - 6:17pm
"Well, I think barangay officials won't be out of the picture even if soldiers were asked to help in the distribution of aid," Roque said.
Duterte transfers SAP distribution to AFP, PNP
by Alexis Romero - May 21, 2020 - 12:00am
The Duterte administration will no longer download aid funds to local government units and will instead tap state security forces to distribute the second tranche of assistance for sectors sidelined by the coronavirus...
Government to enforce localized lockdown
by Alexis Romero - May 21, 2020 - 12:00am
The government may limit lockdowns to barangays or villages with coronavirus cases instead of resorting to widespread community quarantines, to minimize the impact of the pandemic on the economy.
Task force eyes localized barangay-wide lockdowns vs COVID-19
by Alexis Romero - May 20, 2020 - 7:31pm
Carlito Galvez, Jr., chief implementer of the national policy on the coronavirus, said the interior department is now coordinating with local governments to implement a localized lockdown.
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