As expected, the allies and the propaganda machinery of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) are now spewing lies and using everything in its arsenal to paint the recently signed Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) of 2020 as evil when its true purpose is to only …Read More
Malacañang on Monday rejected a lawmaker’s claims that President Rodrigo Duterte is behind the new push for amendments to the 1987 Constitution.
In a virtual Palace briefing, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said Duterte is prioritizing the fight against coronavirus disease (Covid-19) above anything else.…Read More
The city government has lifted the two-week “hard lockdown” or enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) imposed on Barangay 23-C in this city effective noon Monday (July 20).
The lifting of the quarantine that prevented residents from going out of their village –except for emergency purposes …Read More
The Army’s 7th Infantry (Kaugnay) Division (7ID) has intensified its awareness campaign against communist terrorist groups by air dropping Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP) leaflets and conducting visitations along the coastal areas of San Luis town in this province on Sunday.
The move …Read More
Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, Gen. Archie Francisco Gamboa, on Monday urged the courts to expedite the inspection of more than two tons of shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) seized in various police operations across the country since October last year.
Gamboa made this appeal to …Read More
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported Monday that 135 more Filipinos abroad got infected with the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), bringing the total tally to 9,136.
In its latest case bulletin, the DFA said the new cases were mostly from the Middle East.…Read More
The Department of Health (DOH) on Monday reported 1,521 new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) infections, raising the overall tally to 68,898.
The DOH said the additional cases reported were based on the total tests done by 62 out of 84 operational laboratories. The newly …Read More
Rates of the Philippines Treasury bills (T-bills) declined anew Monday in line with the path of domestic interest rates.
Average rate of the 91-day paper went down to 1.454 percent, the 182-day to 1.625 percent and the 364-day to 1.770 percent.
These were …Read More
The government is boosting response strategies and its coping mechanisms on the risks posed by the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, National Action Plan (NAP) on Covid-19 chief implementer, Sec. Carlito Galvez Jr. said Monday.
Galvez, also the presidential peace adviser, said the Inter-Agency …Read More
The city government remains hopeful of achieving its target in the ongoing synchronized polio immunization campaign despite continuing coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.
Dr. Rochelle Oco, acting head of the City Health Office (CHO), said they have expanded the house-to-house visits to ensure that …Read More
Online “sabong” (cockfighting) will need approval from the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) before being allowed, Malacañang said Monday.
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made this statement following reports that online cockfighting is being held in private farms amid …Read More
An alleged bomb-making “instructor” tagged as among the suspects in the bomb attack in front of a lying-in clinic here in 2018 was killed in an encounter with Army and police personnel in Polomolok town, South Cotabato province on Sunday.
Lt. Col. Lino Capellan, …Read More
The Land Transportation Office (LTO) in Region 12 is pushing for the opening of at least 10 more motor vehicle private emission testing centers (PETC) here.
Macario Gonzaga, LTO-12 director, said Monday they endorsed to the Department of Transportation (DOTr) the application of the …Read More
The coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) is not comparable to other diseases, a health expert said Monday.
In a Covid-19 virtual presser, UP Covid-19 Pandemic Response Team member Dr. Darwin Bandoy said researches providing “simple comparisons with other diseases could be misleading”.
“Halimbawa, sasabihin …Read More
The Supreme Court (SC) upheld the Quezon City Regional Trial Court’s (RTC) decision turning down the plea of Korean-Filipino firm, Busan Universal Rail Inc. (BURI), to stop the government from terminating its PHP3.8-billion, three-year contract for the maintenance of the Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT-3).…Read More
Malacañang is holding on to the assurance made by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to finish the distribution of the second tranche of cash aid under the government’s social amelioration program (SAP) by the end of July.
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque …Read More
The Games and Amusements Board (GAB) accepted the apology of Blackwater owner Dioceldo Sy for holding what was deemed as a practice session despite of the quarantine protocols in place amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
“Commissioner Edward Trinidad and I have met …Read More
ustice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Monday ordered the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to conduct a probe on the death of high profile persons deprived of liberty (PDLs), including Jaybee Sebastian.
This is to dispel any doubts regarding the death of Sebastian and the …Read More
Two Indigenous People Mandatory Representatives (IPMRs) in Surigao del Sur province lambasted the communist New People’s Army (NPA) for “spreading lies and unsubstantiated information” on the Philippine Army.
Datu Rico H. Maca, the IPMR of San Miguel town, and Jawudon Jumar Bucales of Lianga, …Read More
The Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA) is optimistic that palay harvest in the province could reach the target of 250,000 metric tons (MT) this year.
OPA chief Nicolasito Calawag said farmers in Antique received various assistance from the Department of Agriculture (DA) that …Read More
A top official of the Philippine Army emphasized the dangers posed by improvised explosive devices (IEDs) being planted by the communist New People’s Army (NPA) near human trails in various Agusan del Norte villages.
In a statement on Monday (July 20), Lt. Col. Julius …Read More
– The City Health Office (CHO) on Monday said it has recorded 13 coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) recoveries over the weekend, the highest number so far since May.
Dr. Teodulfo Joselito Retuya, CHO resident epidemiologist, said two of the recoveries were local transmissions, and …Read More
The 1st Infantry Division has conducted a three-day “Company Commander’s Symposium” that “rearmed” the participants with mission-essential skills and knowledge.
Capt. Clint Antipala, 1st Infantry Division information officer, said Monday that 74 junior officers attended the symposium that ended over the weekend at division …Read More
The city government inaugurated Monday a PHP4.3-million Temporary Treatment and Monitoring Facility (TTMF) here for locally stranded individuals (LSIs) and overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).
“It is the first-ever facility in Region 12 funded solely by the local government unit (LGU) through its local risk …Read More
The Department of Public Works and Highways in Caraga Region (DPWH-13) said the agency, in partnership with the Department of Agriculture in the area (DA-13), is set to begin the construction of farm-to-market roads (FMRs) worth PHP133 million in the province of Surigao del Norte.…Read More
Majority of the tourism players in the Philippines remains optimistic that their businesses will return to normal within six months to over a year.
According to the Philippine Tourism Survey: Covid-19 Edition conducted by Isla Lipana & Co./PwC Philippines (PwC), 63 percent of the …Read More
Cebu 6th District Provincial Board member Glenn Anthony Soco on Monday urged the government to strengthen financial aid to micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) crisis.
In a resolution, the lawmaker asked state agencies’ intervention for the …Read More
The number of recoveries from coronavirus disease (Covid-19) is now higher than the total 336 active cases in Western Visayas.
Dr. Marie Jocelyn Tee, spokesperson of the Department of Health-Western Visayas Center for Health Development (DOH-CHD6), in an interview Monday, said the number of …Read More
The provincial government here will come up with localized or zonal lockdowns to help contain the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).
Governor Daniel Fernando on Monday said the design for the zonal lockdown will be presented to the provincial Inter-Agency Task Force then to all …Read More
This city has recorded its fourth coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) death out of its total 78 cases, the City Health Office (CHO) reported on Monday.
Listed as Patient No. 75, the fatality, a 64-year-old man from Barangay Banago, was included in the roster of …Read More
Traditional public utility jeepneys (PUJs) may resume operations in Cebu province’s thoroughfares under the modified general community quarantine (MGCQ), provided they are roadworthy and will only ply on feeder lines, said Governor Gwendolyn Garcia on Monday.
Garcia said Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade, in a …Read More
The provincial government of Bohol on Monday installed a containerized molecular laboratory within the Bohol Medical Care Institute (BMCI) compound here that is expected to boost its testing capacity for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).
The mobile laboratory that arrived in this capital city from …Read More
After its two successful coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) drive-thru testing centers, the city government of Manila launched Monday its first walk-in testing center, specifically designed for those who do not have vehicles.
Manila City Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso said during a press briefing …Read More
Despite limited permission on mass gathering, the Sangguniang Kabataan Federation of Dipolog City continues to reach out to local youth and raise awareness on pressing issues experienced by the sector.
SK President Madel Zoe Lugasan on Monday discussed their initiatives on imploring youth to …Read More
As the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic drives more consumers online, small businesses need to go digital, according to the latest policy brief by the APEC Policy Support Unit and The Asia Foundation.
The impact of Covid-19 containment measures has brought more consumers online …Read More
The total number of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases in this province has jumped to 133, the Nueva Ecija Inter-Agency Task Force (NEIATF) reported, citing data released on Sunday.
The NEIATF said a physician and five other medical front-liners were among the 12 cases …Read More
The Philippine Air Force (PAF) on Monday said that its flight support missions for the government’s ongoing efforts to contain the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic are sustainable.
Lt. Col. Aristides Galang, PAF spokesperson, made this response when asked if the Air Force still …Read More
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July 20, 2020
• Sales amounted to EUR 4.4 billion, with a 6% comparable sales decrease
• Comparable order intake increased 27%
• Income from continuing operations was EUR 213 million, compared to EUR 260 million in Q2 2019
• Adjusted EBITA margin …