Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Approval of 2021 nat’l budget needed to fund COVID-19 vaccines — Nograles

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Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said that the Duterte administration has covered all the bases in getting access to potential COVID-19 vaccines but it needs first Congress' approval of the proposed 2021 national budget. Nograles stressed...

Labor coalition pushes agenda to address widening work deficit amid pandemic

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Following the latest report of the Social Weather Stations (SWS) showing that unemployment stood at 39.5% in September, a labor coalition pushed for the adoption of its agenda on income and employment to address...

Robredo urges gov’t to run more COVID-19 tests

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Upset that the country is now among the 20 countries with the most number of COVID-19 cases worldwide, Vice President Leni Robredo urged the Duterte administration to run more tests to achieve a low...

DOH assures public swab testing in PH is safe

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Department of Health (DOH) Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire assured the public that swab tests for COVID-19 are safe. The statement came following the incident in which the procedure had ruptured the lining at the base...

DOH reported over 15,600 COVID-19 cases month after patients showed symptoms

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ABS-CBN Investigative and Research Group (IRG) bared that more than 15,600 cases were announced a month or much later after patients exhibited symptoms. The group's study shows the delayed daily reporting of cases by the...

Despite surging cases, Duterte admin insists of being ‘able to take care’ of...

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Even if the country's infection caseload is now the world's 20th highest, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said that the Duterte administration can take care of its COVID-19 patients. The Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday...

Hontiveros’ flak vs Duterte admin’s purchase of overpriced PPEs just a publicity stunt —...

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Deputy Speaker and SAGIP Party-List Rep. Rodante Marcoleta slammed Senator Risa Hontiveros for her continued criticism of the government’s purchase of personal protective equipment (PPE). “Sen. Hontiveros bristles at criticisms for not presenting hard evidence...

85% Filipinos remain fearful of catching COVID-19 — SWS

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The Social Weather Stations (SWS) bared that about 85% of Filipinos remain fearful of catching COVID-19 despite being under a series of lockdowns in a span of six months which has been considered as...

Metro Manila to undergo another period of GCQ starting October 1

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Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque III announced that the National Capital Region (NCR) will undergo another period of general community quarantine (GCQ) starting October 1 to 31. Metro Manila, along with Batangas, Tacloban...

Reopening economy will reduce number of starving Filipino families — Roque

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Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque claimed that reopening the Philippine economy is the only guarantee to address hunger. The statement came after a recent survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) revealed that a record-high 7.6...

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Learning module discouraging protests not part of curriculum — DepEd

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The Department of Education (DepEd) disowned yet another controversial learning module that discourages students from participating in peaceful assemblies or protests, reiterating that the...

‘Money has always been a problem,’ Duterte says over PhilHealth debt

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In a televised address aired late Monday, President Rodrigo Duterte vowed to pay back the P930-million debt of the embattled Philippine Health Insurance Corporation...

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,...