Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Get nod of residents first before reviving Bataan Nuclear Power Plant — Duterte

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President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Alfonso Cusi and former Pangasinan Rep. Mark Cojuangco to secure first the approval of residents living near the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant before they...

Duterte scolds LGUs for not helping telcos in improving Internet connectivity

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President Rodrigo Duterte berated local government units (LGUs) once again for not immediately addressing red tape in the telecommunications sector that led to insufficient cell tower roll-outs and unsatisfactory Internet connection service in the...

PHIVOLCS chief flags down geohazards in P736-billion Bulacan airport project

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Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) Director Renato Solidum disclosed that the project site of the proposed P736 billion New Manila International Airport in Bulacan showed some indications of flooding and other geohazard...

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...

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Duque backs proposal to designate DOF chief Dominguez as PhilHealth chairman

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Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque III said he "strongly supports" the proposal to designate Department of Finance (DOF) Secretary Carlos Dominguez III as...

Budget allotted for procurement of COVID-19 vaccine ‘not enough’ — DOH

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Department of Health (DOH) Usec. Maria Rosario Vergeire bared that the agency needs an additional P10 billion to procure enough doses of COVID-19 vaccine to...

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...