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Two of the country’s largest telecommunications companies are ready to provide assistance in areas that may be affected by Severe Tropical Storm Jolina.
In a public service advisory on Tuesday, Globe Telecom Inc. (Globe) said it will deploy free calls, free charging, and free WiFi …Read More
Authorities canceled flights at the Legazpi Domestic Airport on Tuesday due to Typhoon Jolina which has made landfall in Dimasalang town in Masbate, the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) in Bicol said.
In an update, OCD-5 spokesperson Gremil Alexis Nas said at least four Philippine …Read More
A total of 76 villages here were placed under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) from Sept. 7 to 22, despite the city’s shift to general community quarantine with heightened restrictions (GCQ-HR) starting Wednesday.
The City Information Office, in an advisory on Tuesday, said the measure …Read More
A multi-sectoral agreement was forged on Tuesday to pave the way for the development of urban agriculture production by establishing urban community school micro-farms.
The memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed via Zoom and is aimed at training communities on the benefits of vegetable production …Read More
The Commission on Audit (COA) can conduct a “special” audit of the Philippine Red Cross’ (PRC) spending, Malacañang said on Tuesday.
This, after President Rodrigo Duterte earlier asked COA to conduct an audit of PRC, which is a non-government organization (NGO).
In an online press …Read More
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin Diokno has raised the possibility of establishing a direct settlement framework for the Philippine peso and the Japanese yen.
“BSP is keen on pursuing other areas of cooperation with Japan such as the establishment of the Philippine peso-Japanese …Read More
The province of Pangasinan, except for Dagupan City, will be under general community quarantine (GCQ) with heightened restrictions from September 8 to 30 as approved by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID).
Governor Amado Espino III issued Tuesday Executive …Read More
Weather disturbance “Jolina” weakened into a severe tropical storm, now packing maximum sustained winds of 100 kilometers per hour near the center, and gustiness of up to 125 kph, the weather bureau said Tuesday afternoon.
“Jolina” was last tracked 60 km west-northwest of Masbate City, …Read More
Metro Manila will remain under the stricter modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) until Sept. 15, Malacañang announced on Tuesday.
This developed after members of the Inter-Agency Task Force of the Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID), in its meeting held Tuesday afternoon, decided to defer the pilot …Read More
Members of an indigenous peoples (IP) community in a remote village in Talaingod, Davao del Norte finished the Step 2 registration for the Philippine Identification System during a recent three-day mobile sign-up.
The Revitalized Pulis sa Barangay (R-PSB) provided security and assistance to the Philippine …Read More
National Treasurer Rosalia de Leon said Tuesday the rate of increase of reissued seven-year Treasury bonds (T-bond) is in line with rates in the secondary market.
The average rate of the debt paper increased to 3.789 percent from 3.674 percent previously.
The BTr offered the …Read More
The troops of the Army’s 1st Infantry “Tabak” Division (ID) paid their final respects to their assistant division commander Brig. Gen. Bagnus Gaerlan Jr., who succumbed to coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).
The troops accorded full military honors upon arrival of the urn containing the ashes …Read More
The Manila Cathedral will hold in-person Masses at a limited capacity in celebration of the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Wednesday
In a Facebook post on Tuesday, the cathedral said the faithful can join private prayers and eucharistic celebrations at …Read More
Less than a year before he ends his six-year term, President Rodrigo Duterte saw the need to enhance the Department of Agriculture (DA) and recently appointed three undersecretaries who will assist Secretary William Dar in the continued implementation of the “OneDA” Reform Agenda aimed at …Read More
The city government of Makati is ready for the pilot implementation of localized or granular lockdowns in the National Capital Region (NCR), Mayor Abby Binay said Tuesday.
Binay assured that all affected residents will be provided with their needs during granular lockdown that is expected …Read More
Four Chinese nationals were killed while authorities confiscated PHP3.4 billion worth of shabu in a resort here on Tuesday.
In a press conference, PNP chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar said that suspects Gao Manzhu, Hong Jianshe, Eddie Tan, all from Fujian, China; and Xu Youha from …Read More
An official of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) on Tuesday said 18 fishermen are missing as Tropical Storm Jolina continues to move northwestward over mainland Masbate.
“We are verifying reports that 12 fishermen went missing in Sierra, Western Samar; four in Motiong, Samar; and two …Read More
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Tuesday reiterated its call for parties to submit their applications to participate in the conduct of the source code review of the automated election system (AES) to be used for next year’s elections.
“We once again call on election …Read More
The hotel sector’s biggest online travel sale is returning on September 15 to help revive the hard-hit tourism industry affected by the ongoing pandemic.
In a virtual presser on Tuesday, the Hotel Sales and Marketing Association (HSMA) said SOS or the September Online Sale will …Read More
The government will continue to ensure a stable food supply to ease prices of fish, vegetables, and pork, and address the recent uptick in inflation, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said Tuesday.
The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported that the headline inflation rate …Read More
Century Pacific Food Inc. (CNPF), one of the leading food companies in the Philippines, through its nonprofit affiliate RSPo Foundation, Inc., signed an agreement with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to participate in its livelihood program, Project Hope adopt-a-farm.
Project Hope aims to …Read More
An initial 75 tricycle drivers have received their first dose of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccine here as the city kicked off its inoculation for the A4 or frontline personnel in essential sectors on Tuesday.
Mayor Joseph Evangelista said the A4 group includes public transport …Read More
The Philippines recorded its lowest unemployment rate since April 2020 at 6.9 percent in July this year.
The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported Tuesday that July 2021’s unemployment rate declined from 7.7 percent in June 2021.
In a joint statement of Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Karl …Read More
An official of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Tuesday said the petition filed by the group of Partido Demokratiko Pilipino–Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) president and Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi against the party’s faction led by Senator Manny Pacquiao will be tackled by the poll …Read More
Two roads in Eastern Visayas are currently impassable due to floods caused by Typhoon Jolina, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) reported on Tuesday.
In an advisory, the DPWH said as of Tuesday noon, these roads are the Jaro-Dagami-Burauen-Lapaz Road, Brgy. Canlingga in …Read More
A total of 110 persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) have availed of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccination conducted by the Antique Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO) on Monday.
IPHO information officer Irene Dulduco said in an interview Tuesday that they conducted a one-day Covid-19 …Read More
Typhoon Jolina has made another landfall in Dimasalang, Masbate, a weather forecaster said Tuesday afternoon.
“Jolina” first made a landfall in Hernani, Eastern Samar around 10 p.m. Monday. It hit land again in Daram, Santo Niño, Almagro, all in Samar early Tuesday.
“It was last …Read More
The Pangasinan Provincial Health Office (PHO) has confirmed that the 11 coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) Delta variant cases in the province have recovered.
In a phone interview with the Philippine News Agency on Tuesday, PHO chief Dr. Anna Ma. Teresa de Guzman said out of …Read More
The city government of Manila will build another hospital to meet the growing needs of its constituents and address the continuous rise of Covid-19 cases.
It will be the city’s seventh public hospital, the others being Ospital ng Sampaloc, Ospital ng Tondo, Ospital ng Maynila, …Read More
An additional 18,945 patients have beaten the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), pushing the country’s overall recovery count to 1,928,173 as of Tuesday.
The Department of Health (DOH), in its latest Covid-19 bulletin, said recoveries account for 90.9 percent out of a total of 2,121,308 infections …Read More
Zamboanga del Sur is asking the National Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) to place the province under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).
Dr. Anatalio Cagampang Jr., Zamboanga del Sur provincial …Read More
Rural health units (RHUs) in Lanao del Sur must accept patients infected with the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) following a surge in admission in major hospitals the past two weeks.
The 200-bed Amai Pakpak Medical Center (APMC), the biggest government hospital serving Marawi City and …Read More
Malacañang stuck to procurement rules when it entered into contracts for the purchase of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) emergency supplies last year even if President Rodrigo Duterte had the power to ignore those, state auditors told the Senate on Tuesday.
Appearing before a Blue Ribbon …Read More
The coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic has posed a major impact on retail trade and the demand for services worldwide, as many countries mandated the closure of retail shops while bars and restaurants had to spend several months with chairs stacked on tables and shutters …Read More
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has completed three road infrastructure projects in Bataan that would now provide safe, fast, and reliable travel.
With a total cost of PHP74.5 million, the three newly-completed road projects implemented by the Bataan 2nd District Engineering Office …Read More
The Philippines is ready and just waiting for the World Health Organization’s (WHO) go signal for the conduct of solidarity vaccine trial, an official of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) said Tuesday.
“The hospital sites, (vaccine) trial teams, and the supplies needed were …Read More
The municipality of Piddig in Ilocos Norte is giving free rice as a gift to senior citizens aged 80 and above who will get vaccinated against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).
A mobile vaccination clinic was launched to reach out more residents in rural areas, especially …Read More
Criminal charges have been filed against the three couriers who were nabbed while transporting ammunition, grenades and food supplies for the communist New People’s Army (NPA) here.
In a statement Tuesday, Police Regional Office 13 (Caraga) director Brig. Gen. Romeo Caramat Jr. said the suspects …Read More
A total of 35,838,964 doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered nationwide as of Sept. 5, the National Task Force Against Covid-19 (NTF) reported.
A total of 15,033,354 have already completed two doses while 20,805,610 have the initial dose, according to the NTF report on …Read More
The VaxCertPH portal — the country’s digital documentation system that would handle the issuance of Covid-19 vaccination certificates — may be opened to the public in October, an official of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said on Tuesday.
In a virtual Palace …Read More
President Rodrigo Duterte might just “virtually” participate in the national assembly of the ruling party, the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban), on Sept. 8, Malacañang said on Tuesday.
While there is still a possibility that Duterte might make a “personal” appearance, he might just …Read More
Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar on Tuesday lauded the Manila Police District (MPD) for the arrest of two persons allegedly involved in the manufacturing and sale of fake vaccination cards and negative coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) swab test results in a recent …Read More
The Northern Samar provincial government has listed five students as new beneficiaries of its medical scholarships.
In a statement on Tuesday, Governor Edwin Ongchuan congratulated the five students who qualified for the local government’s scholarship program.
The medical scholarship program is to help deserving medical …Read More
The Department of Health on Tuesday reported 21 new cases of coronavirus disease 2019 variants in Eastern Visayas.
Of the new cases, 17 are the highly transmissible Delta variant, three cases of P.3 or designated as variant under investigation, and one case of Beta variant.…Read More
Governor Dennis Pineda on Tuesday asked the envoy of Pope Francis, Archbishop Charles John Brown, to bless the Kapampangans amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.
“Please bless all our citizens, local officials, and hardworking front-liners so that we can be able to manage and …Read More