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Senators question government preference for Sinovac
by Paolo Romero - January 16, 2021 - 12:00am
Senators questioned yesterday the Duterte administration’s apparent bias for procuring China-made vaccines for COVID-19, which they warned has caused resistance to vaccination among Filipinos amid reports of...
Sotto: Only economic Cha-cha has chance in Senate
by Paolo Romero - January 14, 2021 - 12:00am
Charter change is likely to succeed at the Senate only if economic provisions are changed, but the chamber can address President Duterte’s concerns over the country’s party-list system through amendments...
'Don't be choosy' warning not helpful – senators
by Paolo Romero - January 13, 2021 - 12:00am
By telling Filipinos not to be choosy about the brand of COVID-19 vaccines, Malacañang may actually be deepening Filipinos’ aversion to vaccination, which is key to ending the pandemic and reviving the...
Senate set to hold caucus on Cha-cha
by Paolo Romero - January 9, 2021 - 12:00am
Senators will hold a caucus soon to chart their next move on proposals for Congress to convene into a constituent assembly to amend the Constitution.
Red Cross in talks with Pfizer, AstraZeneca for vaccines
by Paolo Romero - January 6, 2021 - 12:00am
The Philippine Red Cross is in talks with Pfizer and AstraZeneca for the procurement of at least one million doses of COVID-19 vaccines for its nationwide inoculation program to help the country achieve herd immunity...
Go vows to pursue Duterte’s legislative agenda
by Paolo Romero - January 6, 2021 - 12:00am
Sen. Bong Go vowed to work closely with his colleagues in the Senate to allow for the swift passage of vital measures, including bills that President Duterte has certified as urgent, when Congress resumes session...
Name Cabinet officials who were given vaccine – Gordon
by Paolo Romero - January 5, 2021 - 1:00am
Sen. Richard Gordon yesterday urged Cabinet officials who reportedly had themselves secretly vaccinated with smuggled serums from state-owned Sinopharm of China to come clean for transparency and allow health authorities...
Sotto files bill to renew ABS-CBN franchise
by Paolo Romero - January 5, 2021 - 1:00am
Senate President Vicente Sotto III filed yesterday a bill seeking to renew the franchise of ABS-CBN, which was shut down last year after Congress rejected its application for the renewal of its license to opera...
PRC getting samples from returning OFWs for COVID-19 variant
by Paolo Romero - January 4, 2021 - 12:00am
The Philippine Red Cross is collecting samples from returning overseas Filipino workers from countries where the new strain of the coronavirus has spread, as part of efforts to block the entry of the SARS-CoV-2 mutation...
NBI probes online sale of students’ sensual pics
by Paolo Romero - January 4, 2021 - 12:00am
The National Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Justice’s Office of Cybercrime will intensify efforts to crack down on all forms of online human trafficking, the DOJ said yesterday, amid reports...
Poe comes to Malabon Zoo’s aid
by Paolo Romero - December 31, 2020 - 12:00am
Sen. Grace Poe has extended financial assistance to the Malabon Zoo Foundation, which has closed its doors to visitors for the first time in 31 years since the COVID-19 pandemic started.
Duterte signs P4.5 trillion budget for 2021
by Paolo Romero - December 29, 2020 - 12:00am
President Duterte yesterday signed the P4.5-trillion national budget for 2021, which included sizeable allocations for the purchase, storage and distribution of vaccines for COVID-19.
Senators: 50% Sinovac efficacy unacceptable
by Paolo Romero - December 26, 2020 - 12:00am
Senators strongly warned yesterday the government against risking the lives of Filipinos and procuring China’s Sinovac vaccine, saying it is not only expensive compared to other brands but also only reportedly...
Duterte trusts Duque; Pacman urges DOH chief to quit
by Paolo Romero - December 22, 2020 - 12:00am
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III still enjoys President Duterte’s trust despite calls for him to be replaced, Malacañang said yesterday.
‘Missed deal for Pfizer vaccine tragic, criminal’
by Paolo Romero - December 19, 2020 - 12:00am
It was “tragic and to an extent criminal” on the part of health officials to miss an opportunity to get 10 million doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine by January just because of their slow action,...
Senate extends 2020 GAA, Bayanihan 2 validity
by Paolo Romero - December 16, 2020 - 12:00am
The Senate yesterday approved the extension of the validity of the 2020 General Appropriations Act and the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act or Bayanihan 2 to allow the government to spend more in 2021 to address...
Senate to extend GAA, Bayanihan for pandemic response
by Paolo Romero - December 15, 2020 - 12:00am
The Senate is expected to approve this week the extension of the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act, as well as unimplemented provisions of the 2020 General Appropriations Act to enable the government to continue programs...
Villar SIPAG to award outstanding organizations
by Paolo Romero - December 14, 2020 - 12:00am
The Villar Social Institute for Poverty Alleviation and Governance (SIPAG) has launched a search for local organizations that have been working at the grassroots to alleviate poverty and improve the lives of Fi...
Poe to Dito: Performance before franchise renewal
by Paolo Romero - December 14, 2020 - 12:00am
Aspiring third player Dito Telecommunity must first prove its capability to deliver satisfactory telecommunications services to Filipinos before its franchise which expires in 2023 is renewed by Congress, Sen. Grace...
Senate summons DOTr, TRB execs to RFID probe
by Paolo Romero - December 14, 2020 - 12:00am
Officials from the Department of Transportation and Toll Regulatory Board are among those summoned to appear on Thursday at the Senate inquiry into the implementation of the cashless system on major tollways that...
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