Thursday, August 6, 2020

Manila tricycle drivers set to work as food delivery service

Around 500 tricycle drivers in Manila who cannot work due to the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) are now set to their new job as food delivery riders. Since the ECQ has started, tricycle drivers couldn't...

Philippine Arena turns into quarantine facility for COVID-19

Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) turned over its quarantine facility at the Philippine Arena to the national government. The Philippine Arena is expected to open its 300-bed facilities that provide 24/7 health care, free meals for...

Manila realigns P611-million infra budget for COVID-19 response

The city government of Manila has realigned its P611 million fund originally set for infrastructure to address the budget for cash and food assistance of over 600,000 constituents. "We realigned about P611 million that was...

TESDA urges Pinoys to avail online courses in time of COVID-19

To ease boredom and anxiety, as well as prevent people from going outside amid the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) due to COVID-19, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) encourages Filipinos to enroll...

Vietnam all set to host ASEAN Summit in April

ASEAN member-states have praised Vietnam’s preparations for the ASEAN Summit at the ASEAN Joint Consultative Meeting (JCM) as well as its initiatives and proposals in constructing a vision for ASEAN in 2025 and beyond. Vietnamese...

Did you know: PH’s first-ever 24/7 library is in Cebu City

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Opened on April 13, 1919, the Cebu City Public Library and Information Center traces its roots from the Cebu Branch Library of the Philippine Library and Museum, which later on became the National Library...

Mactan-Cebu International Airport gets award in architecture

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When people think of Southeast Asian countries, they usually think about beautiful beaches, high buildings in the city, historic architectures, and tasty delicacies. As one of these countries, the Philippines has many things to...

PHA: How to save lives by learning hands-only CPR

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The Philippine Heart Association (PHA), in coordination with the Municipal Health Office, conducted Wednesday an event in which 600 students received a lecture on the importance of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and learned how to...

DICT gets second highest 2020 confidential funds budget

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The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) gets a confidential funds budget this 2020 amounting to P800 million, the second-highest after the Office of the President's P2.25 billion. Headed by former senator Gregorio Honasan,...

Use fit gov’t buildings, spaces as evacuation centers – Lapid

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Senator Lito Lapid recently filed Senate Bill No. 1298 which aims to establish community shelters in all suitable government buildings and spaces. The bill also covers gymnasiums, convention centers, multi-purpose halls, covered courts, government...

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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...