Place confident Gesmundo will pursue reforms in SC

Malacañang on Monday expressed confidence that newly-appointed Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice Alexander Gesmundo will pursue reforms to strengthen integrity and professionalism in the judiciary.

Presidential spokesman Harry Roque made this statement as he confirmed Gesmundo’s appointment in a Palace press briefing.

“Kinukumpirma ng Palasyo …

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DOH reiterates full support for Duque

The Department of Health (DOH) staff on Monday reiterated their full support for Secretary Francisco Duque III in handling the Covid-19 pandemic amid repeated calls for his resignation.

Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire noted that Duque, as chair of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management …

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231 more cops beat Covid-19

A total of 231 more police officers recovered from the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).

In an update on Monday, Philippine National Police (PNP) deputy chief for administration, Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, said this brought the police force’s total recovery tally to 13,391.

Meanwhile, 173 new …

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PH manufacturing sector posts growth in March

The country’s manufacturing score in March this year posted growth as production volume and purchasing activity continue to rise, the IHS Markit manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) report said.

The report released Monday shows that Philippine manufacturing PMI in March pegged at 52.2, but lower …

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Nueva Vizcaya guv contracts Covid-19

Governor Carlos Padilla was confirmed positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) on Monday and quarantined at the Salubris Medical Center in Solano town.

Padilla told the Philippine News Agency in a phone interview that he was experiencing mild symptoms and that contact tracing of his …

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DOJ extends filing deadlines due to ECQ

The Department of Justice (DOJ) will remain operational to receive pleadings and other filings from litigants and will be lenient with deadlines during the extended period of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) this week.

DOJ Secretary Menardo Guevarra said on Monday they will maintain a …

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PP’s IT office chief named new comptroller

The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday announced a major revamp due to the retirement of senior officials this month.

PNP Directorate for Information and Communications Technology (DICTM) chief, Brig. Gen. Rodolfo Azurin Jr. was named as the new Director for Comptrollership of the police …

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