SHANGHAI and INDIANAPOLIS, May 04, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Junshi Biosciences (HKEX: 1877) and Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced today they have entered into an agreement to co-develop therapeutic antibodies for the potential prevention and treatment of COVID-19, the disease caused by the …Read More
The daily average number of violators of the enhanced community quarantine decreased by more than 50 percent due to the three-pronged approach applied by law enforcers, the Joint Task Force Corona Virus Shield (JTF CV Shield) said Monday.
In a press statement, JTF CV Shield …Read More
A total of 116,368 workers from 5,428 private establishments in Central Luzon have benefited from the Covid-19 Adjustment Measures Program (CAMP) of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).
Under the DOLE’s CAMP, a cash assistance of PHP5,000 is provided to private-sector workers affected by …Read More
The local government has designated three public schools here to host additional patient care centers for suspected cases of the 2019 coronavirus disease (Covid-19).
Mayor Ronnel Rivera said Monday they have identified an initial 13 classrooms that could be converted into isolation facilities for patients …Read More
A “high-value target” drug personality died following an encounter with law enforcement authorities operatives here late Sunday afternoon, a police official said.
Lt. Col. Lino Capellan, the spokesperson of the Police Regional Office (PRO)-12, identified the slain suspect as Nińo Atoc Dacigao alias “Nano,” 22, …Read More
The number of police officers who have tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) has reached 109, an official said on Monday.
In a statement, Philippine National Police (PNP) Health Service Director, Brig. Gen. Herminio Tadeo Jr., said recent test results from the Research …Read More
The Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) on Monday made a full award of Treasury bills (T-bills) across-the-board and even upsized those for the 91- and 182-day paper due to strong demand.
The rate of the 91-day paper declined to 2.479 percent from 2.617 percent during …Read More
The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) has urged Congress to immediately pass the Philippine Economic Stimulus Act (PESA) that will help the economy to recover from the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.
In a statement Monday, PCCI President Benedicto Yujuico …Read More
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Monday reported 68 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) among Filipinos abroad, bringing the total number of positive cases to 1,819.
In its case bulletin, the DFA said most of the new cases are from Europe.…Read More
The Department of Finance (DOF) has issued Revenue Regulations (RR) No. 11-2020 further extending to June or July the deadlines on the filing or submission of necessary documents and/or payment of taxes required under the Tax Code of 1997, as amended.
Such deadlines were extended …Read More
President Rodrigo Duterte will heed the decision of the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) on the fate of media giant ABS-CBN as its franchise expires on Monday (May 4).
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made this comment in a virtual presser on Monday after Solicitor General Jose …Read More
The Zamboanga Peninsula has recorded its third coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) mortality, the Department of Health (DOH) said Monday.
DOH-Region 9 said the third Covid-19 mortality is a 61-year-old (female) person deprived of liberty (PDL) at the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP)-administered Zamboanga …Read More
Two alleged kidnap-for-ransom-group (KFRG) members who had ties with the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) were killed in a firefight with joint military and police forces in Tawi-Tawi, officials said Monday.
Col. Arturo Rojas, Joint Task Force Tawi-Tawi commander, said the firefight happened Sunday in Barangay …Read More
Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato dela Peña expressed delight with the growing number of registrations for the RapidPass, a system that the DOST co-developed to allow front-liners or authorized persons outside residence (APOR) to pass checkpoints by simply having their quick response …Read More
Some 343,548 families in Eastern Visayas affected by the health crisis have received the PHP5,000 emergency cash subsidy from the government, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said on Monday.
This brings the total fund released in the region to over PHP1.7 billion …Read More
The Bicol Regional Training and Teaching Hospital (BRTTH) here has temporarily stopped admitting patients whose illness is not associated with the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).
In an interview on Monday, Dr. Rogelio Rivera, BRTTH chief, said this is to give way to a disinfection procedure …Read More
The Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) will identify at least five provinces in Mindanao as pilot areas for the “Balik Probinsya, Balik Pag-asa Program (BPBPP) proposed by Senator Christopher Lawrence Go and supported by President Rodrigo Duterte.
MinDA Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said he will embark on …Read More
President Rodrigo Duterte has issued an executive order temporarily modifying the rates of import duty on crude oil and refined petroleum products to augment government funds to address the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) health crisis.
Executive Order No. 113, signed by Duterte on May 2, …Read More
A mitigation program that will be implemented in three phases this year by the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) is seen to benefit thousands of coconut farmers in Caraga Region who are directly affected by the 2019 coronavirus disease (Covid-19) crisis.
The PCA Covid-19 Response Program …Read More
North Cotabato Governor Nancy Catamco on Sunday distributed relief goods to 910 families displaced by hostilities involving Moro clans locked in a family feud in the interiors of Matalam town.
After receiving briefings from police and military officials, Catamco proceeded on the same day to …Read More
The testing capacity of laboratories for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) has reached the 5,000-mark, a health official said Monday.
“As of May 3, nakagawa na po tayo ng 5,264 tests kada araw. Mas mataas po ito sa 4,501 tests na nagawa nung nakaraang araw, …Read More
A total of 120 Dabawenyos from Clark, Pampanga arrived here Monday after being stranded in Luzon after all forms of travel were suspended in March due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.
In a radio interview, Mayor Sara Duterte said a sweeper flight transported …Read More
Big jumps in loans and trading gains allowed the Yuchengco-led Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) to post a 77-percent increase in net income to PHP2.3 billion in the first quarter of 2020 from PHP1.3 billion during the same period last year,
In a statement, the …Read More
The national government must ensure accessible and affordable quality healthcare services to the people in the countryside to ensure successful implementation of the proposed “Balik Probinsya”, Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go said Monday.
“Mahalaga po na matugunan ng gobyerno ang mga pangangailangang medikal ng mga …Read More
The Sangguniang Laiko ng Pilipinas (LAIKO), a lay arm of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), on Monday lauded the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) for its hard work and efforts to address the coronavirus disease 2019 …Read More
President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the recommendation of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) to include Albay province and Zamboanga City in the list of areas under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) until May 15, Malacañang said on Monday.
Executive …Read More
A beneficiary of the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Maria Aurora town, this province was arrested on Monday for violating the liquor ban imposed while the general community quarantine is in effect to prevent the spread …Read More
The number of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) recoveries in Western Visayas increased by two on Monday, bringing the total to 29, the Department of Health-Center for Health Development (DOH-CHD) in Region 6 (Western Visayas) reported.
Dr. May Ann Soliva-Sta. Lucia, head of DOH-CHD 6’s health …Read More
Mayor Rosalina Jalosjos here expressed anger over the alleged refusal by the head of the Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ) provincial station in Zamboanga City to undergo checkpoint/quarantine procedures.
Jalosjos said on Monday she received an “urgent report” from field personnel on May 1 that BOQ-Zamboanga …Read More
The Antique Police Provincial Office (APPO) is asking the help of barangay officials in the enforcement of Ordinance Number 2020-200, which mandates the wearing of face masks in all public places.
APPO Director. Col. Roy Parena, chair of the Antique Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for …Read More
The city government here has formed a grievance committee that will receive and investigate complaints from the residents about the Social Amelioration Program (SAP).
In a Facebook live message on Monday, Mayor Julier Resuello said the local government unit will start accepting complaints this and …Read More
The Department of Agriculture (DA) on Monday launched “eKadiwa” digital marketing app that links farm producers to consumers amid the extended enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) to contain the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).
“During this difficult time, we in government must undertake innovative strategies …Read More
The Philippines secured the top spot in Southeast Asia for budget transparency based on the results of the 2019 Open Budget Survey (OBS) released on April 29.
The country received an Open Budget Index (OBI) score of 76, maintaining its position as the most fiscally …Read More
The emergency subsidies for additional five million poor families are part of the fund allocated by the government for the Social Amelioration Program (SAP), Malacañang said on Monday.
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made this assurance after announcing last week that five million families will be …Read More
The Senate on Monday passed on third and final reading a bill that seeks to institutionalize the Alternative Learning System (ALS) and establish an ALS Community Learning Center (CLC) in every city and municipality in the country.
Senate Bill No. 1365 was approved with 22 …Read More
Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) President Vivencio Dizon is the country’s chief coordinator of the government’s Trace, Treat, and Test (3T) program, Malacañang said on Monday.
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made this announcement after Dizon was designated National Task Force Deputy Chief Implementer of …Read More
The Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) on Monday reiterated the government’s position asking the Supreme Court (SC) to dismiss a petition seeking the release of detained communists.
In two pleadings – an opposition and a rejoinder – filed before the SC, Solicitor General Jose …Read More