Tuesday, October 20, 2020

House targets passage of ‘Bayanihan 2’ in the next few days

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The House of Representatives aims to pass the ‘Bayanihan 2’ bill on third and final reading this week, according to House economic affairs panel chair and AAMBIS-OWA Party-List Representative Sharon Garin. Garin added that necessary...

Malacañang: PH economy can’t afford another lockdown

Despite President Rodrigo Duterte's approval to put Mega Manila under the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) for half a month, the Palace warned that the Philippine economy cannot stand another wave of lockdown. Presidential Spokesperson...

Downside of Duterte’s ‘populist’ stance glaring in his SONA

While the whole nation expected President Duterte to tackle plans to combat the viral disease in SONA, he used it instead as a platform to air his rants against his critics and political enemies. In...

Lack of ATM in far-flung areas a problem in automated DSWD subsidy

Beneficiaries of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) emergency subsidy program (ESP) who live in far-flung areas might be left out as the agency seeks to have the distribution of cash aid...

Families of 14 missing Filipinos in Mindoro mishap appeal for better gov’t coordination

Families of the 14 missing Filipinos aboard the F/V Liberty 5 fishing boat, which sank after colliding with Hong Kong-flagged MV Vienna Wood cargo ship, call on the government for better coordination and communication,...

Makabayan bloc solons urge House to probe data privacy issues of StaySafe PH app

Makabayan bloc lawmakers appeal for a congressional investigation that will look into the data privacy issues of the government's COVID-19 contact tracing app StaySafe PH. Under the House Resolution No. 1009 filed on June 29,...

DOST gives go signal to three COVID-19 research programs worth P200 million

Five months after the Philippines recorded its first-ever positive COVID-19 case, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has approved three programs aimed at the challenges brought about by the disease. The projects worth P200...

Senators slam NTC after failing to join online Senate hearing due to bad Internet...

Senators Grace Poe, Joel Villanueva, and Francis Tolentino called out the incompetence of the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) for the slow Internet connection in the Philippines after the said agency ironically failed to join...

Roque ready to name corrupt senior executives in PhilHealth

Following a controversial remark against Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) President Ricardo Morales over alleged corruption, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said that he is ready to reveal the names of its senior executives involved...

House to look into delays in delivery of SAP cash aid

The House of Representatives is pushing for a probe into the delay in the distribution of cash aid under the social amelioration programs (SAP) spearheaded by various agencies of the government. Various members of the...

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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...