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Arrests amid pandemic violate government's own health, safety guidelines — CHR
by Bella Perez-Rubio - July 3, 2020 - 6:11pm
"We urge the law enforcers to adhere to government’s own health protocols and serve as good examples for the rest of the citizens to follow," the commission's spokesperson Jacqueline de Guia said.
COVID-19 task force approves plan to bolster national testing
by Bella Perez-Rubio - July 3, 2020 - 12:31pm
Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque on Friday said the new testing strategy aims to exponentially increase the number of tests conducted to about 10 million. Latest data from the health department shows that only...
Roque, who scolds Filipinos for being 'pasaway', justifies 'side trip' to dolphin park
by Bella Perez-Rubio - July 2, 2020 - 5:12pm
This comes after several officials have been caught violating community quarantine rules amid their insistence that the COVID-19 pandemic is worsening due to 'pasaway' or complacent and disobedient Filipinos.Data,...
Hontiveros calls for 'extensive reform' after police shoot 4 soldiers in Jolo
by Bella Perez-Rubio - July 2, 2020 - 2:35pm
"The police gunned down unarmed plainclothes soldiers, who could easily have been innocent civilians. We also know that so many civilians have died at the hands of police. How many more need to die — whether...
Pangilinan calls for Senate probe into Jolo police killing of 4 soldiers
by Bella Perez-Rubio - July 1, 2020 - 6:12pm
"This incident is disturbing because it appears that the police are quick in pulling the trigger without careful judgment. If they can do this to their fellow uniformed men, how much more to the ordinary civilians...
Lawmaker files complaint at Ombudsman over general's 'red-tagging'
by Bella Perez-Rubio - July 1, 2020 - 4:35pm
The complaint was filed by Rep. Carlos Zarate (Bayan Muna party-list) against Maj. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr of the military Southern Luzon Command — whom he accused of publicly attacking his "person and character...
Lacson urges Army chief to 'temper emotions' over troops killed in police shooting
by Bella Perez-Rubio - July 1, 2020 - 1:54pm
"While I can easily relate to Philippine Army Commanding General Lt. Gen. Gilbert Gapay and understand how he feels about the Army officers slain in Sulu, emotions running high at this point is the last thing they...
Roque stands by controversial 'congratulations' remark, says he will make them every month
by Bella Perez-Rubio - July 1, 2020 - 11:55am
"I don't care about the critics. I'll keep doing it every month because people should be reminded that although UP forecasts are mathematical models, we can still control the situation," Roque told CNN Philippines...
Government ‘quite late’ in implementing contact tracing infra — Leachon
by Bella Perez-Rubio - June 30, 2020 - 6:24pm
At a forum hosted by the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines, Dr. Tony Leachon said "contact tracing infrastructure is quite late," given that the country has been under the longest coronavirus-induced...
De Lima hits lack of charges filed over underground clinics
by Bella Perez-Rubio - June 30, 2020 - 2:20pm
A senator on Tuesday expressed alarm over authorities' failure to file appropriate cases against offenders amid increasing discoveries of underground health facilities which cater exclusively to Chinese nationals...
Hontiveros to government: Don't downplay Mindoro coast 'hit-and-run' incident
by Bella Perez-Rubio - June 30, 2020 - 12:16pm
"Fourteen of our Filipino fishermen are missing. Our priority should be to find them, fully investigate, and not to further protect China's interests," Hontiveros said.
Duterte to announce quarantine classifications for July 1 on June 30 — Palace
by Bella Perez-Rubio - June 29, 2020 - 7:53pm
It is expected that the entire Philippines will remain under some level of community quarantine, as the IATF has removed "new normal" from its classification scale.
Roque disputes WHO data on Western Pacific with COVID-19 stats from outside region
by Bella Perez-Rubio - June 29, 2020 - 4:51pm
India, Bangladesh and Indonesia are part of the WHO South-East Asian region while Pakistan forms part of the the WHO Eastern Mediterranean region.
Fisherfolk group: Ship in collision with fishing vessel should have stayed to help
by Bella Perez-Rubio - June 29, 2020 - 1:30pm
"It was a crystal clear hit-and-run, as the 14 fishing crew went missing. The Chinese personnel of the ship could have rescued the fishing crew when the fishing vessel capsized, but they didn't. A clear indication...
Government targets 10 million COVID-19 tests in next 8 to 10 months
by Bella Perez-Rubio - June 29, 2020 - 11:41am
Dizon last week said the government was aiming to test 2% of the population in the coming months but his announcement of a 10 million target on Monday increases that percentage to about 9%.
COVID-19 task force allows groups of 10 or less to visit cemeteries, memorial parks
by Bella Perez-Rubio - June 26, 2020 - 6:22pm
Small groups of 10 or less people are now permitted by the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases to visit cemeteries and memorial parks amid the novel coronavirus-induced lockdown.
20 arrested at Pride march against anti-terror bill in Manila
by Bella Perez-Rubio - June 26, 2020 - 4:36pm
Twenty protesters were arrested on Friday during a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community-organized protest against the controversial anti-terror bill in Mendiola Street, Manila.
Conditions in several Philippine jails, detention facilities 'cruel, inhuman' — CHR
by Bella Perez-Rubio - June 26, 2020 - 1:41pm
"Overcrowded jail cells and detention facilities [are] akin to cruel, degrading, inhuman treatment or punishment. [They increase] the likelihood of transmission of [COVID-19] which places the lives of the old and...
Robredo questions government plan to bring in foreign workers for flagship projects
by Bella Perez-Rubio - June 26, 2020 - 11:14am
Robredo on Friday asked: "Kung ang trabahong gagawin, kaya naman ng Pilipino, bakit hindi nalang ibigay sa Pilipino?"
Poe files resolution seeking internet allowance for teachers
by Bella Perez-Rubio - June 25, 2020 - 6:22pm
Sen. Grace Poe on Thursday filed a resolution urging the Department of Education to grant internet allowance to public elementary and secondary school teachers for online classes.
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