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BIR suspends tax rate hike on private schools
by Christian Deiparine - July 29, 2021 - 6:03pm
The Bureau of Internal Revenue has put on hold a tax rate hike on private schools following warnings it could lead to more business closures and loss of jobs in the education sector amid the pandemic....
Philippines detects 97 more Delta variant cases, total at 216
by Christian Deiparine - July 29, 2021 - 3:23pm
The Department of Health said 88 of the additional infections are local cases, six are returning Filipinos from overseas and three still up for verification. 
DOH: 25 Delta variant cases detected in Metro Manila
by Christian Deiparine - July 28, 2021 - 3:58pm
Dr. Manuel Mapue II said the nine Metro Manila cities account for 25 of the 119 total Delta cases in the country. 
'There is purpose': In her lows as an athlete, Hidilyn Diaz found God
by Christian Deiparine - July 27, 2021 - 5:48pm
In clinching gold in the Olympics, Diaz not only uplifted the spirit of a pandemic-hit nation, but also credited it to God whom she encountered in the lows of her life.
'We are in a surge': OCTA calls for lockdowns as Metro Manila cases rise
by Christian Deiparine - July 27, 2021 - 3:14pm
"Right now, it's official: we are in a surge here in the National Capital Region," OCTA said on Tuesday. "We can't disregard or not pay attention to this increase."
Duterte vows 'quality' education amid pandemic, but no other plans in last SONA
by Christian Deiparine - July 26, 2021 - 7:53pm
"Despite our inability to conduct face-to-face classes during this pandemic," Duterte said, "we remain determined to deliver quality and accessible education to all."
9 Delta variant cases got COVID-19 jabs, showed mild symptoms — DOH
by Christian Deiparine - July 26, 2021 - 1:32pm
Authorities on Sunday reported 55 additional cases of the highly transmissible variant, with the overall count since climbing to 119. 
No stranger to persecution, the Church braves Duterte's threats and tirades
by Christian Deiparine - July 26, 2021 - 11:50am
Against the grain and against the tide, the Catholic Church in the Philippines endured Duterte's ire, his insults and even sedition charges against priests.
Education sector sees more subsidies, shrinking freedom for students
by Christian Deiparine - July 26, 2021 - 11:13am
From distance learning to red-tagging, here are some of the things education stakeholders faced in President Rodrigo Duterte's years in office.
Philippines sees 55 more Delta variant cases, total climbs to 119
by Christian Deiparine - July 25, 2021 - 5:43pm
The Department of Health said 37 of these are local cases, while 17 are returning Filipinos from abroad. 
COVID-19 cases in Metro Manila rose by 27% in past week — OCTA
by Christian Deiparine - July 22, 2021 - 4:46pm
OCTA noted a 27% increase in cases in Metro Manila — to 813 from 638 — between July 15 and 21. 
Philippines reports 12 more cases of COVID-19 Delta variant
by Christian Deiparine - July 22, 2021 - 2:07pm
Officials said six are from Central Luzon, three from the National Capital Region, two from CALABARZON and one from Bicol Region. 
Private schools hope Duterte will support bills vs tax rate hike in last SONA
by Christian Deiparine - July 21, 2021 - 6:13pm
"We hope the President calls on Congress to put [these] on high priority," COCOPEA said on measures to remedy an impending tax rate hike on private schools.
DOH taking steps to improve genome sequencing as Delta variant threat looms
by Christian Deiparine - July 20, 2021 - 4:46pm
Authorities have admitted that the country's capacity to do so is still limited, more than a year into the pandemic and as it braces for the threat of the highly contagious Delta variant. 
DOH: 8 active Delta cases after retests on 'recovered' patients
by Christian Deiparine - July 20, 2021 - 10:36am
Local governments previously tagged the seven as recovered but they are now considered active cases again.
Private hospitals lack nurses for Delta variant-driven surge — group
by Christian Deiparine - July 19, 2021 - 8:38pm
"When moderate and critical cases go up, that's when we will have a problem," said PHAPi President Jose de Grano in Filipino.
Schools with infra projects can decline as COVID-19 isolation areas — DepEd
by Christian Deiparine - July 19, 2021 - 6:06pm
DepEd's move allows school heads and officials to turn down requests when their facilities undergo construction or repair.
'NCR Plus' bubble enforcement crucial to prevent spread of Delta variant — OCTA
by Christian Deiparine - July 18, 2021 - 11:28am
OCTA fellow Guido David on Sunday said the country should take a proactive response in addressing the new threat.
COA report on low spending of Bayanihan 2 funds 'inaccurate, misleading' — CHED
by Christian Deiparine - July 14, 2021 - 5:42pm
CHED on Wednesday called COA's report on supposed low spending of Bayanihan 2 funds as "inaccurate, misleading" and did not consider that utilization was extended to mid-2021.
Gov't told: Hold solon responsible over getting 4 COVID-19 vaccine shots
by Christian Deiparine - July 14, 2021 - 3:27pm
"This is where we see the abuse of power by government officials on the unequal distribution of vaccines," said Bantay Bakuna in Filipino on Wednesday. 
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