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After backlash, ANC stops airing Chinese language newscast
by Xave Gregorio - April 16, 2021 - 12:29pm
Following heavy backlash on social media, ABS-CBN News Channel has ended its partnership with Chinatown News TV and will no longer air the Mandarin-language newscast.
Another private hospital gets compassionate special permit to use ivermectin
by Xave Gregorio - April 16, 2021 - 10:32am
The Food and Drug Administration has granted the application of another private hospital for the “compassionate use” of anti-parasitic drug ivermectin for the treatment of COVID-19.
House leaders want probe into ‘detrimental’ policies on use of potential COVID-19 drugs
by Xave Gregorio - April 15, 2021 - 3:42pm
Two top House leaders are pushing for a congressional inquiry into the supposedly “detrimental” policies of the Department of Health and the Food and Drug Administration on drugs for the treatment of...
ABS-CBN News chief defends airing of Chinese newscast on ANC
by Xave Gregorio - April 15, 2021 - 12:35pm
ABS-CBN Integrated News and Current Affairs chief Ging Reyes defended the airing of a Chinese language newscast on ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC), saying this should not be equated with China’s incursions into...
17 House lawmakers seek to reverse Duterte's pork tariff cut
by Xave Gregorio - April 14, 2021 - 4:03pm
Seventeen House members from across party lines are mounting a challenge to President Rodrigo Duterte’s cutting of pork tariffs, which they fear will cause 'irreparable damage' to the local pork industry.
House urged to condemn China’s harassment of Filipinos in West Philippine Sea
by Xave Gregorio - April 14, 2021 - 11:56am
A lawmaker is pushing the House of Representatives to condemn China’s harassment of Filipinos in the West Philippine Sea, particularly its chasing of a civilian Filipino vessel and the swarming of its alleged...
Philippines temporarily stops giving AstraZeneca shots to those under 60
by Xave Gregorio - April 8, 2021 - 12:46pm
The Philippines is temporarily stopping administering AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccines to those under 60 after the European Medicine Agency (EMA) found that blood clotting combined with low platelet count is...
Opposition senators condemn red-tagging of Senate employees union
by Xave Gregorio - April 7, 2021 - 12:57pm
Opposition senators came to the defense of the union of Senate employees after it was accused by the head of the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency of being a front organization of communist rebels.
Amnesty: Media freedom 'unduly curtailed' in Philippines
by Xave Gregorio - April 7, 2021 - 10:31am
Media freedom in the Philippines was “unduly curtailed” last year, human rights advocacy group Amnesty International said in its latest report on the state of the world’s human rights.
Sending of Filipino workers abroad dives to lowest since 1990
by Xave Gregorio - April 6, 2021 - 12:31pm
The deployment of overseas Filipino workers also suffered its largest decline on record in 2020.
In forceful statement, Lorenzana repeats demand for Chinese vessels to leave West Philippine Sea
by Xave Gregorio - April 3, 2021 - 3:06pm
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana reiterated Saturday his demand for Chinese vessels to leave the West Philippine Sea, saying they have “no other reason” to stay in the hotly contested waters.
With dues unpaid for nine months, PhilHealth branch served eviction notice
by Xave Gregorio - April 2, 2021 - 1:25pm
A branch of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. has failed to pay dues for nine months and is now facing a threat of eviction from the space it occupies in Pasig City.
US sees Philippine press as free despite tirades, threats
by Xave Gregorio - March 31, 2021 - 5:21pm
The United States said the Philippine press was able to remain free despite threats from the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte and from the chief executive himself.
US flags impunity in the Philippines amid ‘unlawful, arbitrary’ killings
by Xave Gregorio - March 31, 2021 - 3:57pm
The United States flagged the “significant problem” of impunity within Philippine security forces amid a spate of “unlawful and arbitrary” killings of activists, judicial officials, local...
'Very basic' hospital command center setup leaves it unreachable amid COVID-19 surge
by Xave Gregorio - March 30, 2021 - 7:09pm
A command center created to refer COVID-19 patients to hospitals has apparently been unreachable at times during the current surge in cases due to its “very basic” setup.
Contact tracing in Philippines, inadequate from the start, has deteriorated
by Xave Gregorio - March 30, 2021 - 4:48pm
"Only members of the household are being contact-traced. So, technically, there’s no contact tracing."
Philippines goes full circle as ECQ back in Metro Manila, 4 other areas
by Xave Gregorio - March 27, 2021 - 6:00pm
(Updated 7:59 p.m.) The Philippines is up for a throwback to the early days of the pandemic, with the government set to place Metro Manila, Cavite, Laguna, Bulacan and Rizal under enhanced community quarantine beginning...
Your questions answered: Private sector’s role in COVID-19 vaccination
by Xave Gregorio - March 27, 2021 - 10:38am
Can private companies buy vaccines? If so, what's the process? We answer this and more of your questions here.
Filipinos fear getting COVID-19, but majority won’t get vaccinated – poll
by Xave Gregorio - March 26, 2021 - 5:46pm
Nearly all Filipinos said they fear contracting COVID-19, but majority of them do not want to get vaccinated against the disease due to concerns about the safety of the jabs, a new survey by private pollster Pulse...
Duque wants OFWs moved up in COVID-19 vaccination priority list
by Xave Gregorio - March 26, 2021 - 3:27pm
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III told lawmakers Friday that he will push for overseas Filipino workers to be moved up in the COVID-19 vaccination priority list by six spots.
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