Tuesday, October 20, 2020

DILG files administrative cases vs local officials who violated quarantine protocols

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The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) has filed administrative cases before the Office of the Ombudsman against three local officials for violating quarantine protocols. DILG Secretary Eduardo Año said that two cases are...

IATF OKs PH’s participation Gavi COVAX facility

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The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) approved the participation of the Philippines in the Gavi COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access (COVAX) facility, allocating necessary funds. The World Health Organization (WHO)...

Manila gov’t, Globe Telecom team up to provide free access to e-learning platforms

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Thousands of public school students are expected to benefit from the recent partnership between the city government of Manila and Globe Telecom, Inc. as both parties aim to provide free data plans for online...

Remulla orders SM Trece Martires to stop operations for violating quarantine rules

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Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla ordered the suspension of mall operations of SM City Trece Martires for violating the province’s quarantine pass policy. In a statement posted on his official Facebook page, Remulla revealed that provincial...

2020 Physician Licensure Examination to push through this September

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The 2020 Philippine Physician Licensure Examination will proceed this year after it was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the government's coronavirus response task force confirmed. The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging...

Filipinos ‘stressed’ due to COVID-19 pandemic, latest SWS study reveals

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A large percentage of Filipinos admitted that they have been experiencing stress because of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak in the country, a recent survey from Social Weather Stations (SWS) reveals. Fifty one percent...

DILG eyes 10-30 days imprisonment vs quarantine violators

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The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año bared that the agency is eyeing to impose a penalty of 10 to 30 days imprisonment for those who would violate the...

Bringing back millions of jobs lost during COVID-19 crisis may take at least 2...

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Asian Development Bank (ADB) Country Director Kelly Bird said that bringing back millions of jobs lost during the COVID-19 pandemic might take at least two years. Bird added that the pandemic plunge likely bottomed out...

Duque not Duterte’s ‘whipping boy,’ Roque says

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Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said Wednesday that President Rodrigo Duterte remains supportive of the Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque III amid the alleged anomalies linked to the COVID-19 response in the Philippines. This...

Solon seeks to implement mandatory wearing of PPEs in public transport

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House Committee on Transportation Chairman and Samar Representative Edgar Mary Sarmiento has urged the Department of Transportation (DOTr) to require mandatory wearing of personal protective equipment (PPEs) in public transportation to curb the spread...

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PNP to employ new strategy in running after criminals — DILG chief

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Following President Rodrigo Duterte's call to acquire new motorcycles to strengthen the Philippine National Police (PNP)'s capability to prevent and respond to street crimes,...

Nograles renews Duterte’s call for law needed to ensure food security

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Cabinet Secretary and Head of Zero Hunger Task Force Karlo Nograle renewed the government's call for the passage of the National Land Use Act...

Police commanders urged to bolster planning with LGUs

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Following the easing of quarantine restrictions in the country, Joint Task Force COVID Shield Commander Police Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar has ordered local police...