Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Duterte wants police, LGUs to strictly enforce quarantine rules

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President Rodrigo Duterte reminded the police to impose a stricter enforcement of quarantine rules to address the surge of infections in localities, as well as detain quarantine violators to "give them a lesson for...

DOH tallies more than 3,000 new COVID-19 infections anew, nat’l tally breaches 290,000

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The Department of Health (DOH) recorded on Monday 3,475 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the national tally to 290,190. The latest DOH data showed that of the total number, 54,958 are active cases or about 18...

NCR police chief urges LGUs to reveal COVID-19 patients

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Metro Manila police chief Major General Debold Sinas urges local government units (LGUs) to name COVID-19 patients. The request aims to ease the burden of tracking the patients' contacts and travel histories. "What happened was some...

Duterte’s P50-million reward for COVID-19 vax not possible

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President Rodrigo Duterte put a P50-million reward like a carrot on a stick to lure in Filipino scientists to develop or discover a vaccine for COVID-19. However, this approach wouldn't work due to the complex...

OFW with COVID-19 hiked by more than 2000 after late reports, total now at...

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The number of overseas Filipino workers (OFW) infected by COVID-19 increased by more than 2,000 after late reports arrived from the Middle East, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) revealed. With additional 2,315 cases, DFA's...

Prison congestion not a ground to release inmates — OSG

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With all the reports about the nine inmates who contracted COVID-19 in the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) said congestion in prison facilities does not...

Duterte’s spox dares Robredo to come up with solution to COVID-19 pandemic

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Following Vice President Leni Robredo's statement that President Rodrigo Duterte's plan to wait for a COVID-19 vaccine is "not enough," Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque dared the opposition leader on Tuesday to come up with...

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...

Gov’t to give returning OFWs livelihood assistance

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Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Head Hans Cacdac announced that the government will now focus on providing livelihood assistance for returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) instead of cash aid. "It's time to shift to livelihood...

Duterte willing to try Russian COVID-19 vaccine but he is not qualified

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President Rodrigo Duterte announced that he is willing to try the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Russia, but the government's set of guidelines for people allowed to participate in the clinical trials disqualifies him. The trials...

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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...