Thursday, August 6, 2020

Philippine Coast Guard remains hopeful that ‘Irma 14’ still alive

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Although it had halted its search operations for the 14 missing Filipinos aboard the FV Liberty 5 fishing vessel, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said that it’s too early to conclude that they are...

Baguio City offers P100M stimulus package for small and micro businesses

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The local government of Baguio City will start distributing its P100 million-worth stimulus package for small and micro business owners affected by the COVID-19 crisis this Wednesday (July 1). The said amount came from...

Cops release 16 students protesters after Independence Day rally

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Authorities have finally released a group of students from Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology after protesting on Independence Day. Urging the government to junk the anti-terrorism bill, to do the long overdue...

Cebu Provincial Jail remains free from COVID-19

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Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia has ordered COVID-19 tests in the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) or the Cebu Provincial Jail, despite the absence of positive cases in the facility. Garcia vowed to implement...

Solon suggests class shifting for next school year

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Representative Jocelyn Tulfo of the Anti-Crime and Terrorism Community Involvement and Support (ACT-CIS) suggested "shifting days of classes in all areas under quarantine." According to Tulfo, shifting days of classes in the following school year...

Some senators OK with extended, modified ECQ after April 30

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Some senators have expressed their approval on the extension of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in areas with more confirmed cases for COVID-19 while areas with fewer cases must have modified ECQ rules. For Senator...

Cops arrest former Anakpawis solon, volunteers while delivering relief

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Police arrested former Anakpawis congressman Ariel Casilao and volunteers of Tulong Anakpawis and Sagip Kanayunan while on their way to distribute relief packages in Norzagaray, Bulacan last Sunday. "They have yet to provide us the...

What puts food on the table? DOLE stops accepting CAMP applications

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The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has stopped accepting applications for the cash aid allotted to the employees in the private sector affected by the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ). The labor department's COVID-19 Adjustment...

Leaked ‘martial law-like’ lockdown memo legit — AFP

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The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has verified the authenticity of the leaked internal memo of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) on the stricter role of the military in implementing the lockdown to...

War against COVID-19 or the masses?: Martial law-like lockdown on the horizon

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Earlier this week, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) stressed the military has been preparing for the possible implementation of a "martial law-like lockdown", once the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) failed to stop...

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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...