EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Sept. 24, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Tomorrow, Friday, September 25, 2020, Phoenix Software International, Inc., will release an update to its web- and desktop-based data entry software suite, Entrypoint. The new release, Entrypoint 16.1, includes an optional software development kit (SDK), which …Read More
President Rodrigo Duterte’s first ever speech at the United Nations General Assembly is a true reflection of the country’s strong stand and commitment on a wide range of international issues, according to some residents in Central Luzon.
In the virtual assembly on Wednesday, the …Read More
The Court of Appeals (CA) has dismissed for lack of merit a petition filed by Bureau of Customs (BOC) official Teodoro Jumamil questioning his suspension by the Office of the Ombudsman.
In a 16-page decision on September 22, the CA’s Special Third Division said …Read More
Malacañang on Thursday announced that Filipinos leaving for essential outbound travel do not need to secure a travel pass from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).
“Apparently, the DFA no longer has to issue any travel pass to departing Filipinos. So ngayon ko lang …Read More
Groups of migrant workers have lauded the plan of San Miguel Corporation (SMC) to construct an international airport in Bulacan saying it as a potential source of employment and livelihood opportunities for local and overseas workers displaced by the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.
Iloilo City has reverted to modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) from Sept. 25 to Oct. 9 following the spike in the number of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases, Malacañang said Thursday.
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made this announcement after local officials sought to place …Read More
Malacañang reminded tourists planning on visiting Boracay Island to comply with the “test-before-travel” policy as a preventive measure against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made the reminder after the Department of Tourism (DOT) announced that Boracay will open its doors to …Read More
A massive power outage hit Negros and Panay Islands Thursday morning as the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) reported it experienced problems with its transmission grid.
A media advisory from the NGCP said that at around 10:13 a.m., the NGCP monitored a …Read More
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) supports the Department of Science and Technology’s (DOST) push for innovation that would help entrepreneurs survive amid the global health crisis.
At DOST’s Science for the People book launch Thursday, DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez said the government …Read More
The four members of a family in Barangay Quezon Boulevard here have fully recovered from the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) infection and were already sent home.
In a statement on Wednesday, the City Information Office (CIO) said the city’s coronavirus patients number 18, 19, 20, …Read More
Over 500 confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) patients in Catbalogan City, Samar will receive financial assistance from the central government.
The distribution of financial aid worth PHP5,000 to each patient has started on Sept. 23, prioritizing those who have already recovered from Covid-19 infection.…Read More
The government is now starting to craft the third phase of the national action plan (NAP 3) in response to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic, Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., chief implementer of the national policy against Covid-19, said Wednesday.
Galvez, also the presidential peace …Read More
Gemma Labsan was among the more than 155 Facebook users whose accounts were recently suspended by social media giant Facebook.
She started using Facebook in 2009 mainly to connect with relatives and her husband, who is a seafarer.
Amid the pandemic, Labsan shared …Read More
The Philippines can be a regional hub for the manufacturing of electric vehicle (EV) components such as auto-electronics, charging stations, and battery, the country’s top official said Thursday.
Speaking at the 8th Philippine Electric Vehicle Summit held online Thursday, Department of Trade and Industry …Read More
At least 66,080 individuals have undergone serology antibody laboratory testing while 26,543 others for the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) or swab test in the city of Manila, as part of response efforts amid the prevailing health crisis.
During the launching of the fifth walk-in …Read More
The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) slipped for the third consecutive day Thursday while the peso ended sideways against the greenback on pandemic-related worries.
The main stocks index shed 0.80 percent, or 46.92 points, to 5,845.80 points.
All Shares followed with a 0.65 …Read More
Residents here can now enjoy bird watching, nature, among other activities, at the Bangrin Marine Protected area, the newest tourism spot in the town.
In an interview Thursday, municipal tourism officer Rommel Dulay said the area’s facilities have been renovated to accommodate tourists from …Read More
As the country continues to grapple with coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, police commanders nationwide have been reminded to strictly implement the smoking ban on terminals of public utility vehicles (PUVs) and other public places.
“In this time of pandemic when the coronavirus targets …Read More
Two projects valued at PHP544 million are expected to bring the Baguio athletic bowl closer to world standard and boost local sports.
City Administrator Engr. Bonifacio dela Peña on Thursday said the PHP434-million youth center and multi-sports facility and the PHP110-million four-storey parking and …Read More
Cagayan de Oro City Rep. Rufus Rodriguez on Thursday commended President Rodrigo Duterte for raising before the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) the country’s arbitral victory over disputed islets and other sea features in the South China Sea.
“The President has repeatedly declared that …Read More
Over 2,000 hectares of farmlands covering at least 11 towns and 2 cities in the province have dried up due to pest and drought, a provincial agriculturist said on Thursday.
Based on initial report from field validators, agriculturist Norma Lagmay said most of the …Read More
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) has recorded 46 aftershocks from the magnitude 5.7 earthquake that jolted Surigao del Sur last Sept. 21, its chief said on Thursday.
Data as of 7 a.m. bared aftershocks ranging from magnitudes 2.1 to 5.2, Phivolcs …Read More
A Pampanga lawmaker on Thursday urged the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to consider the postponement of the 2022 national elections if the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) remains a threat in the next few years.
During the House panel deliberations on the poll body’s proposed budget …Read More
Malacañang on Thursday appealed to Lipa Archbishop Ramon Arguelles not to discourage the faithful from wearing face masks as a precaution against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque asked Arguelles to “stick to his role in society” after the latter said that …Read More
Pennsylvania Rep. Susan Wild’s introduction of a bill seeking to suspend the US security assistance to the Philippines over alleged human rights violations is a “very wild suggestion”, Malacañang said Thursday.
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made this statement after the US lawmaker filed the …Read More
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Thursday reported five more cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) among Filipinos abroad, raising the total to 10,424.
It also registered 16 new recoveries in the Americas, the Asia Pacific, and Africa, while one new fatality was recorded …Read More
The fishing town of San Francisco on Camotes Island now treats waste water from its public market through a PHP10-million Korean facility to preserve the surrounding pristine beaches and preventing pollution in the area’s rich marine resources.
Mayor Alfredo Arquillano Jr. on Thursday …Read More
The Philippine Army (PA) on Thursday said it would coordinate with Facebook to know why it took down the personal FB page of one of its officers.
PA spokesperson Col. Ramon Zagala made this comment in a virtual press conference after Capt. Alexandre Cabales …Read More
The National Privacy Commission (NPC) on Thursday said it initiated a “deeper probe” into Facebook’s recent removal of “inauthentic” accounts with alleged ties to China and the Philippines’ military and police.
In a statement, NPC Commissioner Raymund Liboro said the investigation will look into …Read More
Malacañang on Thursday denied that there was an exodus of Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) in the country.
In a virtual Palace briefing, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said only over 20 out of 60 POGOs complied with the requirements of the Bureau of Internal …Read More
The Governor Roque B. Ablan Sr. Memorial Hospital (GRBASMH) is limiting the number of visitors in its Out Patient Department (OPD) to ensure that minimum health protocols are strictly observed.
Dr. Walberg Samonte, officer-in-charge of the GRBASMH, said Thursday that as part of the …Read More
Forty-seven new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) recoveries were reported across Region 12 (Soccsksargen) as of Wednesday, the Department of Health (DOH) -12, said.
Of the total, 20 recovered cases were from South Cotabato; Cotabato City (10); General Santos City (9); Sarangani (5); North Cotabato …Read More
Confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) continue to rise in the province largely due to local transmission through direct exposure to known virus carriers.
Based on the report of the Tarlac Covid-19 Task Force on Thursday, there are 11 new infections, raising the total …Read More
The All Saints Day and All Souls Day next month in Surigao City will be different this year after Mayor Ernesto U. Matugas, Jr. ordered the temporary closure of all public and private cemeteries starting October 31 to November 2.
An executive order issued …Read More
Malacañang believes that none of the fake accounts taken down by Facebook are accounts managed by the Armed Forces of the Philippines .
“We have to believe the Armed Forces of the Philippines when they said that they have no official pages taken down …Read More
The Provincial Health Office (PHO) of Surigao del Sur said contact tracing has been initiated for close contacts of Gov. Alexander T. Pimentel who tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).
Dr. Eric T. Montesclaros, Surigao del Sur PHO chief, said Thursday that requests …Read More
A total of 3,690 coronavirus disease (Covid-19) patients in Eastern Visayas have recovered from the illness, the Department of Health (DOH) reported on Thursday.
The number represents 84.52 percent of the region’s 4,366 confirmed cases since March, DOH Eastern Visayas regional director Minerva Molon …Read More
Government forces under the Army’s 23rd Infantry Battalion recovered more than 1,500 pieces of ammunition for high-power firearms in a forested area of Sitio Palo, Barangay Nong-nong here.
1st Lt. Roel Maglalang, 23IB civil-military operations officer, said the cache of ammunition recovered during a …Read More
The government will do away with the deadline and will continue hiring contact tracers until the allocated slots are filled up to boost contact tracing for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), a Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) official said on Thursday.
“What’s …Read More
Mayor Sara Z. Duterte has issued Executive Order 52 that set rules for implementation during burials and wakes while observing the commemoration of “Undas” or All Souls’ Day and All Saints’ Day.
In a statement Thursday, the city government said the new guidelines are …Read More
The Army’s 71st Infantry Battalion (71IB) condemned Thursday the communist’s New People’s Army (NPA) for using improvised explosive devices (IEDs), which are prohibited under the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CARHRIHL).
The condemnation came after 71IB troops recovered …Read More
Philippine Health Insurance Corporation in Region 10 (PhilHealth-10) on Thursday denied the alleged conspiracies in the processing of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) related cases, even as it vowed to investigate the accusations of profiteering.
Merlyn Ybañez, PhilHealth-10 information officer, said the agency is aware …Read More
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