PH T-bill rates rise anew

The rates of the Philippines treasury bills (T-bill) rose again Monday partly on the strong domestic liquidity situation.

The average rate of the 91-day T-bill inched up to 1.040 percent, the 182-day to 1.226 percent, and the 364-day day to 1.680 percent.

These were at …

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Año extends leave anew until end-March

Interior Secretary Eduardo Año has further extended his medical leave until the end of March to fully recover before going back to work, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) officer-in-charge, Undersecretary Bernardo Florece Jr., said on Monday.

“According to him after 10 days …

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Fuel, LPG prices up again this week

Oil companies have announced they are implementing price increases on fuel products and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) this week.

Starting Tuesday, Chevron, Cleanfuel, Petro Gazz, PTT Philippines, Seaoil, and Shell will raise diesel prices by PHP0.85 per liter and gasoline prices by PHP1 per liter.…

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Naga City buy-bust op nets 2 alleged pushers

Suspected shabu worth PHP68,000 was seized from two alleged drug pushers in Naga City on Sunday, a police report said.

Maj. Maria Luisa Calubaquib, Police Regional Office-Bicol spokesperson, on Monday, identified the suspects as Noel Anciano, 43, ranked seventh among wanted drug peddlers in Naga …

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3 senior magistrates officially join CJ race

Three senior magistrates of the Supreme Court (SC) have submitted documentary requirements to be considered for the Chief Justice post after Diosdado Peralta retires this month.

Department of Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra, a member of the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) which screens and recommends …

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Pangasinan to revive Laoac dairy farm

The provincial government of Pangasinan represented by Governor Amado Espino III and the municipal government led Mayor Ricardo Balderas have entered into a memorandum of agreement (MOA) to develop and rehabilitate the 5.7-hectare Laoac dairy farm in Barangay Maraboc here to generate additional income to …

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Manila begins vaccine rollout Tuesday

Medical front-liners, about 200 of them, will be first in line when Manila starts its vaccine rollout on Tuesday.

The national government delivered about 3,000 doses, good for two doses for 1,500 individuals, of Sinovac vaccines to the city’s Covid-19 Vaccine Storage Facility at the …

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PhilHealth-12 probes alleged fraud in Covid-19 claims

The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) in Region 12 (Soccsksargen) has launched an investigation into the alleged fraudulent practices of several hospitals in the area involving benefit claims for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).

Dr. Hector Zenon Leonardo Malate, acting regional vice president of PhilHealth-12, …

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200 PNP personnel get coronavirus jab

Around 200 medical personnel, including three ranking officials of the Philippine National Police (PNP) took their first dose of China-donated CoronaVac vaccines on Monday at Camp Crame.

Brig. Gen. Luisito Magnaye, PNP director of health service; Lt. Col. Cleto Manongas, PNP General Hospital (PNPGH) chief, …

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Sinopharm applies for EUA of Covid-19 vaccine in PH

Chinese state-owned pharmaceutical company Sinopharm has filed an application for emergency use authorization (EUA) for its Covid-19 vaccines before the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the Philippines.

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the EUA means the approval of Sinopharm vaccines can be issued in …

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HTAC never intended to have same function as FDA

The Universal Health Care (UHC) law never intended to give the Health Technology Assessment Council (HTAC) advisory board the same function as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the Philippines, Malacañang said Monday.

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made this remark after Vice President Leni …

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Gov’t to procure 1M doses of Sinovac

The government will procure 1 million doses of CoronaVac, produced by China’s Sinovac Biotech pharmaceutical company, this March, National Task Force (NTF) Against Covid-19 chief implementer Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. said Monday.

Galvez, who is also the country's vaccine czar, said there is an "acute …

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PH sustains manufacturing score in February

The country sustained its 52.5 manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) for February 2021, the IHS Markit reported Monday.

IHS Markit said the country’s manufacturing score last month signaled a solid operating condition as growth rate matched January 2021 level.

The solid manufacturing condition last month …

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DOT seeks more Safe Travels Stamp applications

The Department of Tourism (DOT) opens the application for the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Safe Travels Stamp starting Monday to all DOT-accredited accommodation establishments (AEs) and tourism destinations that are open to local tourists.

"With uniform travel protocols expected to stimulate domestic travel, …

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Lorenzana defends Sinovac vax against critics

Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Monday said the “best vaccine” to contain the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in the country is the vaccine that is now readily available.

Lorenzana was referring to the country’s first 600,000 doses of Sinovac …

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Army kills 4 BIFF gunmen, foils bomb attack

Soldiers killed four members of Daesh-inspired Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) who tried to launch bombings in Maguindanao, the military here said Monday.

Lt. Col. Charlie Banaag, commander of the 6th Infantry Battalion (6IB), said three other BIFF gunmen were wounded during the three-hour firefight …

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Cinemas in GCQ areas to reopen March 5

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has issued Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 21-08 allowing movie houses in areas under general community quarantine (GCQ) to reopen starting March 5.

The circular stipulates that cinemas in GCQ areas are only allowed to operate up to 25-percent …

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