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24.5 million students enrolled for blended learning – DepEd
by Paolo Romero - September 26, 2020 - 12:00am
Some 24.5 million elementary and high school students have so far enrolled in public and private schools as classes are set to open under the “blended learning system” on Oct. 5 amid the COVID-19 pandemic,...
Globe moving away from Huawei
by Paolo Romero - September 24, 2020 - 12:00am
Globe Telecom has begun to replace its Huawei-supplied equipment to “non-Huawei” devices as the quarrel between the US and other western countries and the Chinese telecommunications company continues...
Distribute unspent P10 billion to poor, DSWD told
by Paolo Romero - September 24, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Social Welfare and Development should not waste time in distributing the P10 billion in financial assistance for the remaining four million families affected by the coronavirus disease, senators...
P10 billion for Covid-19 aid unspent by DSWD
by Paolo Romero - September 23, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Social Welfare and Development was not able to distribute some P10 billion in aid to an estimated four million families affected by COVID-19 as mandated by the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act.
Go expands investigation beyond PhilHealth
by Paolo Romero - September 22, 2020 - 12:00am
Sen. Bong Go proposed yesterday to expand the mandate of the special task force investigating alleged anomalies in the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. to include other agencies.
Villar distributes face shields, PPEs to Las Piñas residents
by Paolo Romero - September 19, 2020 - 12:00am
Sen. Cynthia Villar has initiated the distribution of face shields and personal protective equipment to Las Piñas City residents and workers to enhance their protection against COVID-19.
Sans death penalty, drug war to be bloody – Bato
by Paolo Romero - September 19, 2020 - 12:00am
Unless the country allows the imposition of the death penalty against high-level drug traffickers, the Duterte administration’s war on drugs would still be bloody and violent as pushers will continue to resist...
Senate, House slam PhilHealth probe report
by Paolo Romero - September 16, 2020 - 12:00am
Lawmakers including those from the administration slammed yesterday the findings of a special task force that investigated alleged anomalies in the Philippine Health Insurance Corp., particularly the non-inclusion...
DBM hit for P422 million overpriced medical supplies
by Paolo Romero - September 15, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Budget and Management’s Procurement Service apparently has made purchases of overpriced medical supplies to be used for fighting the coronavirus disease 2019 a move that should trigger reforms...
Bayanihan 2 has non-monetary provisions for aid
by Paolo Romero - September 14, 2020 - 12:00am
While only P165 billion was allocated for distressed sectors under the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act, the newly signed law also has non-monetary provisions to strengthen the country’s fight against the coronavirus...
Duterte signs P165.5 billion economic stimulus law
by Paolo Romero - September 12, 2020 - 12:00am
President Duterte signed yesterday the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act, allocating P165.5 billion for an economic stimulus package to help the country recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Las Piñas testing facility operational soon
by Paolo Romero - September 10, 2020 - 12:00am
The coronavirus disease 2019 testing facility at the Las Piñas General Hospital and Satellite Trauma Center (LPGH-STC) will soon start operations to help improve the country’s testing capacity and recovery...
High COVID-19 barangays take part in vaccine trials
by Paolo Romero - September 8, 2020 - 12:00am
Recipients of the COVID vaccines under the global solidarity trials will be selected from the barangays with the highest cases of the coronavirus disease 2019.
Return P14.8 billion in PhilHealth funds – Sotto
by Paolo Romero - September 7, 2020 - 12:00am
The P14.8 billion believed to be illegally disbursed from the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. to certain hospitals and healthcare institutions under the controversial Interim Reimbursement Mechanism or IRM must...
AFP chief, 29 other military officers breeze through CA
by Paolo Romero - September 3, 2020 - 12:00am
The Commission on Appointments has approved the nomination of Gen. Gilbert Gapay as Armed Forces chief and the promotion of 29 other senior military officers.
‘Digitize PhilHealth data to curb fraud’
by Paolo Romero - August 31, 2020 - 12:00am
There is an urgent need to digitize the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. database and upgrade its information technology system to reduce fraud and improve efficiency, Sen. Sonny Angara said yesterday.
Villar wants medical schools in every region
by Paolo Romero - August 30, 2020 - 12:00am
The government must put up at least one medical school in each and every region in the country as a way to increase the number of doctors and improve the healthcare workforce, Sen. Cynthia Villar said recently.
‘Senate to ensure nat’l budget will focus on COVID-19’
by Paolo Romero - August 29, 2020 - 12:00am
The Senate will make sure the provisions in the proposed P4.5-trillion national budget for 2021 are aimed at fighting the coronavirus disease 2019 and helping the economy recover from recession caused by the pandemic,...
‘Guilty PhilHealth execs must return funds’
by Paolo Romero - August 29, 2020 - 12:00am
Philippine Health Insurance Corp. officials who are found guilty of corruption and other crimes must return the public funds theypocketed, according to Sen. Panfilo Lacson.
Duterte: Best for Morales to step down
by Paolo Romero - August 26, 2020 - 12:00am
President Duterte believes that Philippine Health Insurance Corp. president and chief executive officer Ricardo Morales should vacate his post, considering his health condition, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra...
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