Thursday, August 6, 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)...

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...

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...

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...

Philippines’ COVID-19 cases now beyond 70,000

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The Department of Health (DOH) announced that more than 70,000 people in the Philippines have been infected with COVID-19. As of Wednesday, the country has recorded 72,269 infections, with 46,803 active cases. Metro Manila accounted...

Senate to probe massive corruption within PhilHealth

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Following the resignation of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation's (PhilHealth) anti-fraud legal officer, senators call for an investigation on the alleged massive corruption within the agency. “Our health sector is crumbling and these controversies made...

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Revival of death penalty might affect attempts to save Filipinos on death row abroad

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If the Philippines would revive the death penalty, the country might lose its "moral ascendancy" in negotiations involving Filipinos facing capital punishment overseas. In his...

Medical representatives now included in gov’t COVID containment panel after 5 months of lockdown

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Nearly five months into quarantine, medical representatives from various organizations will now be a part of a technical panel focusing on containing the coronavirus...

P15-billion loss in PhilHealth funds tagged as ‘crime of the year’

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The series of anomalies within the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) is tagged as the "crime of the year," according to the state insurer's...