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Government sets up 55 COVID-19 referral hospitals
by Paolo Romero - April 9, 2020 - 12:00am
The government has set up 55 coronavirus disease referral hospitals across the country as part of efforts to secure facilities and resources for health workers treating those infected with COVID-19, according to...
Declared COVID-free, Angara sent home
by Paolo Romero - April 7, 2020 - 12:00am
Sen. Sonny Angara was declared free of coronavirus disease 2019 and was sent home yesterday after several days in the emergency room of an undisclosed hospital in Metro Manila.
Angara, Pimentel hospitalized for COVID
by Paolo Romero - April 2, 2020 - 12:00am
Sen. Sonny Angara and Aquilino Pimentel III are reportedly confined in undisclosed hospitals in Metro Manila while former finance secretary and prime minister Cesar Virata is now recovering after they all tested...
‘No politics in P200 billion aid release’
by Paolo Romero - April 2, 2020 - 12:00am
There should be no politics involved in the distribution of the P200-billion aid earmarked by the government for poor families and displaced workers during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, according to Sen....
‘Test kits from China at par with WHO’
by Paolo Romero - March 30, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Health yesterday clarified that coronavirus disease 2019 test kits donated to the country by China are “at par” with those from the World Health Organization
Villar pushes community-based waste management, recycling projects
by Paolo Romero - March 29, 2020 - 12:00am
Despite the enhanced community quarantine being imposed in Luzon and other parts in the country, Sen. Cynthia Villar said proper handling of waste products can still be done to maintain cleanliness and help prevent...
MMC slams infected Koko’s hospital visit
by Paolo Romero - March 26, 2020 - 12:00am
In an already overburdened hospital, more medical workers will have to go on home quarantine for possible infection, while the delivery room complex had to be closed for disinfection – all because a senator...
No takeover of telcos,hospitals, transport
by Paolo Romero - March 25, 2020 - 12:00am
There will be no takeover of telecommunications facilities, hospitals or transport companies once President Duterte begins using his “authorized powers” approved by Congress in a special session to help...
Congress grants Duterte covid standby powers
by Paolo Romero - March 24, 2020 - 12:00am
Congress passed last night a bill declaring a state of national emergency that would give President Duterte “limited” powers to help contain the spread of the 2019 coronavirus disease.
Senate, House to hold special session online today
by Paolo Romero - March 23, 2020 - 12:00am
The Senate and the House of Representatives will hold a special session today to grant President Duterte powers to immediately mobilize a P200-billion warchest to fund the urgent campaign to contain the spread of...
Priests seek to exorcise pandemic through prayer
by Paolo Romero - March 21, 2020 - 12:00am
Catholic exorcists are storming the heavens with prayers to end the global scourge of the coronavirus disease 2019.
Go to big business: Help avert economic fallout
by Paolo Romero - March 17, 2020 - 12:00am
Sen. Christopher “Bong” Go urged yesterday the private sector, particularly big businesses, to pitch in to cushion the adverse economic effects of the spread of coronavirus disease 2019.
Zubiri positive for COVID-19
by Paolo Romero - March 17, 2020 - 12:00am
Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri announced last night that he was found positive for the coronavirus disease but he remains asymptomatic.
Senators caution LGUs: Don’t violate laws amid community quarantine
by Paolo Romero - March 16, 2020 - 12:00am
Senators cautioned authorities and local government units in implementing their respective community quarantines, including curfews, to ensure they would not be violating the law, as they urged Filipinos to cooperate...
ABS-CBN circumvented ownership requirement — Enrile
by Paolo Romero - March 14, 2020 - 12:00am
Owners of network giant ABS-CBN may have violated the constitutional ban on foreign ownership of media entities in the country when its holding company issued in 1999 Philippine depository receipts , much of which...
Sara gets CA nod as Army reserve colonel
by Paolo Romero - March 12, 2020 - 12:00am
Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio felt like a beauty queen when she faced the Commission on Appointments for the confirmation of her promotion as colonel of the Philippine Army Reserve Force
Senators want BIR probed over poor tax collection
by Paolo Romero - March 11, 2020 - 12:00am
The Senate may look into the poor collection performance of the Bureau of Internal Revenue as the Department of Finance continued to prod Congress to pass more tax bills.
Sotto vows to protect Senate independence
by Paolo Romero - March 11, 2020 - 12:00am
Senate President Vicente Sotto III yesterday vowed to continue protecting the independence and authority of the chamber even at the risk of losing political alliances and support.
Gordon bares P20 million bribery try to stop laundering probe
by Paolo Romero - March 11, 2020 - 12:00am
Sen. Richard Gordon disclosed yesterday that he was offered P20 million in exchange for not summoning a family to a Senate inquiry on the alleged money laundering scheme.
Senators seek economic stimulus package
by Paolo Romero - March 10, 2020 - 12:00am
Senators yesterday called for the immediate implementation of a multibillion-peso stimulus package to help the country survive serious threats to the economy, including the spread of the coronavirus disease 201...
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