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The Taguig City government will launch Wednesday its “Bakuna Nights” for workers under the A4 category who are unable to get vaccinated because of work during the day.
The High Street mega vaccination hub, located in Barangay Fort Bonifacio, will operate during evening schedules until …Read More
Strong demand continues to result in the decline in the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ (BSP) term deposit facility (TDF) rates.
Data released by the central bank showed that the average rate of the seven-day facility slipped to 1.7097 percent and the 14-day facility to 1.7817 …Read More
The investment banking arm of the Metrobank Group expects the Philippine economy to recover with a growth of 5 to 6 percent by the end of the year, reversing the 9.6-percent contraction in 2020 amid the pandemic.
The First Metro Investment Corporation (FMIC) sees the …Read More
The National Police Commission’s (Napolcom) move to sanction 166 erring police officers proves that the police force is relentless in its internal cleansing efforts, the country’s top cop said on Wednesday.
“These 166 police scalawags who were sanctioned are proof that the police organization does …Read More
Further push for the eventual approval of the other tax reform measures of the Duterte administration is expected following Fitch Ratings’ decision to downgrade its outlook on the country’s investment grade rating.
During the company’s virtual briefing on Wednesday, First Metro Investment Corporation (FMIC) research …Read More
Provinces and highly urbanized cities of Western Visayas (Region 6) have appealed for their current quarantine status to be retained until the end of this month instead of being elevated to a stricter classification.
“The LCES (local chief executives) submitted their appeals to maintain status …Read More
The city government here has found it necessary to adopt the Safety Seal Certification Program as part of the “new normal” in the conduct of business and trade in this highly urbanized city.
“As more businesses are now slated to open to boost the economy, …Read More
Skyway O&M, operator of the Skyway system and a unit under San Miguel Corporation’s (SMC) SMC Infrastructure, expects more seamless movement along the new Skyway Stage 3 with the implementation of new measures to avoid congestion on access and exit points following the first day …Read More
The city government here has put in place a newly acquired ultralow temperature (ULT) freezer (-86 degrees Celsius) ideal for handling Pfizer vaccines.
The equipment was procured through an allotment by the city government at PHP595,000, city information officer lawyer Paolo Evangelista said on Wednesday.…Read More
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Wednesday said it will prioritize programs aimed at providing job security and social protection for both local and migrant workers in the remaining months of the Duterte administration.
“Our final act to demonstrate the ability of President …Read More
NLEX has enlisted Kiefer Ravena in its opening day roster for the upcoming Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) season.
This amid an impending transfer to the Shiga Lakestars of the B.League which has been stalled due to contract issues.
Ravena initially signed a new contract that …Read More
The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) has recommended a travel ban on visitors from neighboring Indonesia as it battles a worsening surge in coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said Wednesday.
In a pre-State of the …Read More
The Court of Appeals (CA) has dismissed a labor case filed by machine operators in manpower agencies supplying workers to firearms and ammunition manufacturer Armscor Global Defense Inc.
In a 21-page decision penned by Associate Justice Ramon R. Garcia, the appellate court’s 7th Division dismissed …Read More
Dumaguete City Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo on Wednesday said national agencies such as the Philippine Reclamation Authority (PRA) and Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) have the “final say” in the proposed PHP23.35-billion reclamation project fronting the coastline here.
Remollo, in a press briefing …Read More
The provincial government of Sarangani is working on the establishment of a unified testing and quarantine protocol policy to enhance its response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) crisis, an official said on Wednesday.
Dr. Arvin Alejandro, Sarangani health officer, said they are coordinating with …Read More
Tokyo Olympics will be held as planned despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the International Olympic Committee chief said on Tuesday.
Thomas Bach told Kyodo News that canceling the multi-sport event is not an option, and going ahead with the organization as planned is in the interest …Read More
The province of Negros Oriental is requesting the National Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) to downgrade its modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) status, which ends July 15, amid a downtrend in its coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases.
Assistant Provincial …Read More
The Department of Agriculture (DA) and Bureau of Customs (BOC) will press charges against two importers who misdeclared 12 reefers of “red onions” worth PHP42 million as frozen chapati (flat Indian bread).
The DA on Wednesday shared a copy of the memorandum of Secretary William …Read More
The public-private partnership reached another milestone in the multi-mall vaccination drive as the government’s partner SM Supermalls on Wednesday officially breached the one-millionth jab mark of individuals inoculated in its 62 branches nationwide.
SM Supermalls President Steven Tan said every single jab is a big …Read More
The end of the school year 2020-2021 saw two teachers of the Caninguan Central School in Barangay Caninguan, Iloilo turned into motorbike-riding photographers for their 51 completers to experience a graduation ceremony despite the pandemic.
Grade IV teachers Rhollyn Bedicer and Ariane Grace Copita spent …Read More
A lawmaker in Albay has filed a bill seeking the declaration of Mt. Masaraga here as a protected area.
In an interview on Wednesday, Albay 3rd District Rep. Fernando Cabredo said the proposed measure entitled “Mt. Masaraga Protected Landscape (MMPL) Act of 2021” aims to …Read More
A lawmaker on Wednesday said former Senator Antonio Trillanes’ plunder allegations against President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is “highly irresponsible” and “very uncalled for.”
“That is a highly irresponsible statement,” Surigao del Sur 1st district Rep. Prospero Pichay said in a media interview.
Pichay made the …Read More
The new Central Luzon Link Expressway (CLLEX) is expected to benefit some 11,000 motorists and commuters daily as it opens to the public on Thursday, July 15.
This was announced by Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark A. Villar on Wednesday during …Read More
A lawmaker at the House of Representatives on Wednesday called for more equity in the distribution of Covid-19 vaccines among the regions, as more supplies continue to arrive in the country.
Albay Rep. Joey Salceda said vaccine distribution among different regions has been “grossly unequal”, …Read More
Fitch Ratings’ outlook change on Philippines’ rating from stable to negative is “a useful heads up” for the government to work hard for the economy’s rebound, executives of the First Metro Investment Corporation (FMIC) said.
In a virtual briefing on Tuesday, FMIC president Jose Patricio …Read More
Malacañang on Wednesday belittled an idea raised a Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) faction that President Rodrigo Duterte could get expelled if he attends the July 17 assembly organized by Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi.
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the PDP-Laban faction is free …Read More
Travelers from Indonesia are also banned from entering the Philippines until the end of July to prevent the spread and community transmission of Covid-19 variants in the country.
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque announced that President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the recommendation to include Indonesia in …Read More
The local government is strongly urging residents to observe and comply with safety measures set by the local Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging and Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) in regulating children’s outdoor activities.
This, as the local IATF has eased the coronavirus disease …Read More
The Filipino-Chinese business community here has sponsored a five-day coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccination rollout to inoculate more than 1,000 workers and their family members until July 16.
Dubbed “Operation Bakuna Center”, the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry Inc. (FFCCCII)-led initiative marked …Read More
The government has allocated PHP800,000 for the conduct of market research on halal cosmetics until October, an executive of the Industrial Technology Development Institute (ITDI) said Wednesday.
“When we say halal cosmetics, this was made following the principles of the Halal Assurance Management System, and …Read More
Government troops on Tuesday recovered a high-powered firearm and anti-personnel mine left behind by communist terrorist group (CTG) rebels after a firefight in Barangay Cadulawan, Cataingan town in Masbate.
In a statement on Wednesday, Capt. John Paul Belleza, 9th Infantry Division (9ID) Public Affairs Office …Read More
President Rodrigo Duterte got his second jab of the Covid-19 vaccine later than the recommended three to four-week interval upon the advice of his attending physician, Malacañang said on Wednesday.
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made this remark following concerns raised over the length of the …Read More
Some 84 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) who contracted coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) are now being treated in quarantine facilities, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said on Wednesday.
“We have recorded 84 OFWs that have tested positive onboard …Read More
The Department of Health in Caraga (DOH-13) on Wednesday reported there are only 1,783 active coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases in the region.
In its latest Covid-19 bulletin, the DOH-13 said this is equivalent to 8 percent of the total number of infections since last …Read More
A newly-constructed halfway house in Taleb village, Bantay, Ilocos Sur awaits former rebels who were given “new life” after their voluntary surrender to the government.
Equipped with comfortable beds, separate bathrooms and comfort rooms for males and females, a dining and kitchen area, as well …Read More
President Rodrigo Duterte has shown courage in asserting the Philippines’ rights in the West Philippine Sea (WPS), Malacañang said on Wednesday.
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made this remark after Vice President Leni Robredo urged the Duterte administration to show courage in asserting the country’s landmark …Read More
Both the Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) and the peso ended Tuesday sideways partly due to unexpected acceleration in the US inflation rate last June.
The main equities index lost 0.03 percent, or 1.82 points, to 6,793.31 points.
All Shares declined by 0.17 percent, or …Read More
Enforcers of the Land Transportation Office (LTO) in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) have started using body cameras to show proof of a driver’s violation, legitimizing the apprehension and the public’s protection against misbehavior of personnel.
Francis Rae Almora, regional director of the LTO-CAR, on …Read More
The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) in Negros Oriental is now accepting walk-ins for registration to the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) as the agency noted a list-up slowdown during the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) that started last month.
Previously, registrants had to wait for a …Read More
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Wednesday has lifted the suspension on the deployment of Filipino workers to Israel.
In a memorandum, DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III directed Labor Attaché Rodolfo Gabasan of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Israel to implement …Read More
The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) announced on Wednesday that minors aged 15 to 17 years old and senior citizens above 65 years old may now leave their homes to complete their Step 2 registration for the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys).
This as the Inter-Agency Task …Read More
Various technologies adopted by the municipality of Calinog are directed towards making this central town of Iloilo disaster-resilient.
Rodolfo Valencia, Calinog municipal disaster risk reduction and management (MDRRM) officer, said on Wednesday that currently, they have a Central Communication System (CCS) and Community Based Monitoring …Read More
Another 6,296 patients recovered from the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), the Department of Health (DOH) reported on Wednesday.
In its Covid-19 bulletin, the DOH said the national Covid-19 recovery rate has improved to 95.2 percent as total recoveries climbed to 1,414,817 out of a total …Read More
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has given out groceries in exchange for recyclable waste in Makati City as part of its flood management project in Metro Manila.
In a statement on Wednesday, the MMDA said it has brought its mobile material recovery facility (MMRF) …Read More
Authorities have asked Pangasinan farmers and local government units (LGUs) to prepare for the possible halt of water irrigation supply this cropping season as the San Roque Dam’s water reservoir elevation nears its critical level.
In an interview on Wednesday, Engr. Cipriano Yabut, Agno-Sinocalan and …Read More
Lawmakers are free to investigate “all they want” reports that public funds are being used to run “troll farms”, Malacañang said on Wednesday.
Around 12 senators on Monday filed a resolution calling for an investigation into the spending of government funds for the creation of …Read More