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Gov’t takeover of telcos would give Dennis Uy’s DITO Telecommunity undue advantage

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A government takeover of telco giants Globe Telecom and Smart Communications would give DITO Telecommunity, owned by Davao-based businessman and presidential friend Dennis Uy and state-owned China Telecom, an undue advantage over the market,...

Duterte OKs proposed ₱4.506 trillion national budget for 2021

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The Department of Budget and Department (DBM) confirmed that President Rodrigo Duterte approved the proposed ₱4.506 trillion national budget for 2021. The proposal was agreed upon during the president's special meeting with the Development...

Lacson: Billions misused in PhilHealth in previous years

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Senator Panfilo Lacson opened the hearing of the Senate Committee of the Whole hearing on the alleged corruption of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth), saying that billions of pesos were misused in the...

Red tape vs telcos more apparent when PH shifted from SMS-heavy to Internet-savvy market...

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Former Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Undersecretary Eliseo Rio, Jr. said that severe red tape imposed by local government units (LGUs) when dealing with telecommunications companies (telcos) became more apparent in 2012....

Gov’t must help telcos to provide efficient public services — Rio

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Former Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Undersecretary Eliseo Rio, Jr. said that the ball is in fact in the hands of the government under President Rodrigo Duterte regarding the setting up of...
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Duterte berates medical frontliners for making appeal for timeout public

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Despite his approval granting the request to reimpose modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) in Metro Manila and nearby provinces, President Rodrigo Duterte berated health...

Putting Metro Manila back under stricter quarantine will be difficult, DTI says

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The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) believes that reimposing enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Metro Manila will prove to be difficult. "How can we...

Medical frontliners urge gov’t to reimpose ECQ in Mega Manila

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Several medical societies urged President Rodrigo Duterte to reimpose the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Metro Manila and nearby provinces from August 1 to...

Duterte might mobilize military reservists to bolster COVID-19 response

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President Rodrigo Duterte might tap the service of military reservists to reinforce the Philippines' response against the COVID-19 crisis. “We might call for mobilization ....

Metro Manila, nearby provinces return to MECQ

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President Rodrigo Duterte has granted the appeal of the medical community to reimpose stricter quarantine measures in Metro Manila and nearby provinces as the...

NPA may get free COVID-19 vaccines once available — Duterte

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Members of the armed group New People's Army (NPA) may avail the national government's free COVID-19 vaccine once it becomes available in the Philippines,...

Filipino chemists warn public against use of gasoline as disinfectant

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Filipino chemists have strongly advised the public not to use gasoline as a disinfectant as what President Rodrigo Duterte said in a televised speech. The...

Atienza: Gov’t should focus on the pandemic, let next admin worry about death penalty

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Independent House member and BUHAY Partylist Representative Lito Atienza urged the government to just “concentrate on saving lives” and addressing the coronavirus disease 2019...

COVID-19 cases in PH surpasses 100,000 mark

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As of August 2, the Philippines has recorded 103,185 coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infections with a record-high 5,032 new positive cases. The Department of  Health...

Stop comparing PH’s COVID-19 response with other countries — Galvez

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People should not compare the Philippines' COVID-19 situation to other countries due to the differences in cultural and socio-political contexts, said Presidential Peace Adviser...

4 PhilHealth officials to testify in upcoming Senate hearing

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Senate President Vicente Sotto III revealed that at least four officials of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) are going to testify in the...

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