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SSS approves 4,300 unemployment benefit applications online

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The Social Security System (SSS) said it approved more than 4,300 unemployment benefit applications that were filed online since announcing the new procedure.   “From June 22 to July 6, 2020, we already released an initial P59.80 million w...

Coca-Cola invests $22 million in PH

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time5 days ago

Soft drinks giant Coca-Cola Beverages Philippines Inc., the bottling arm of Coca-Cola in the country, invested additional $22 million or roughly P1.1-billion in the Philippines to support its local operations for 2020. The additional investment augm...

Caloocan to place Barangay 142 under lockdown 

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Caloocan City will place Barangay 142 under total lockdown because of the increasing Covid-19 cases in the area. The lockdown will begin at 12:01 a.m. of August 1 until 11:59 of August 7. So far, the said barangay has 28 confirmed COVID-19 cases, a...

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LTFRB still offers online services under MECQ

chrome_reader_modeAugust 05, 2020 loyalty account_circleSinagtala

In compliance with stringent protocols under the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ), the Land Transportation Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) announced that it would no longer allow walk-in transactions in its Central and National Capital Region (NCR) offices. In an advisory, the LTF...

DOJ returns to work-from-home arrangement

chrome_reader_modeAugust 05, 2020 loyalty account_circleSarah Lim

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra allowed employees of the Department of Justice (DOJ) to work from home again.  "(Workers will go) back to work-from-home with rotating skeleton staff to man the front line and other key offices," Guevarra said in a message to reporters. He add...

Anti-terror low excludes social media posts

chrome_reader_modeAugust 05, 2020 loyalty account_circleSinagtala

Malacañang opposed the proposal of newly installed Armed Forces of the Philippines chief Lt. Gen. Gilbert Gapay to use the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 and its implementing rules and regulations (IRR) to regulate social media. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said provisions of the ...

DOH reports 6,532 new virus cases on August 4

chrome_reader_modeAugust 05, 2020 loyalty account_circleGab dela Cruz

The Department of Health (DOH) reported 6,352 new cases of Covid-19 in the country, a new record in one-day increase, bringing the total number of cases to 112,593. Based on the DOH’s Case Bulletin for COVID-19, the National Capital Region (NCR) accounted for 3,139 of the new cases, foll...

PhilHealth executives accused of stealing P15 billion as Senate probe continues

chrome_reader_modeAugust 05, 2020 loyalty account_circleJake Cruz

Officials of Philippine Health Insurance Corporation were accused of stealing P15 billion from the agency using different fraudulent schemes, according to a former executive. The state-run agency's former anti-fraud legal officer Thorrsson Montes Keith, who earlier resigned due to "widespr...

DPWH eyes 23 more quarantine facilities 

chrome_reader_modeAugust 05, 2020 loyalty account_circleSarah Lim

Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar said they are building 23 new quarantine facilities in Metro Manila. “DPWH is now constructing 23 Quarantine Facilities in National Capital Region (NCR). We are now doing site development at Arkong Bato National High School ...

LGUs told to go house-to-house for passes 

chrome_reader_modeAugust 05, 2020 loyalty account_circleMarc Lacson

Only house-to-house distribution of quarantine passes will be allowed in Metro Manila and nearby provinces placed under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) until Aug.18, according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG). In an interview with “The Chiefs” ...

Infected overseas Filipinos reach 9,607 as of August 4

chrome_reader_modeAugust 05, 2020 loyalty account_circlePaulo Rodriguez

Ten more Filipinos contracted the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in Europe and the Asia Pacific, raising the total number of infected Filipinos abroad to 9,607 as of August 4.  In its bulletin, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) also reported 28 additional recoveries in the Asia Paci...

SSS asked to release funds through branches 

chrome_reader_modeAugust 05, 2020 loyalty account_circleHannah Santos

A lawmaker asked the Social Security System (SSS) to release funds to its branches for pandemic loans, members’ benefits, and other operational requirements amid reports of long queues and delays. In filing House of Representatives Resolution 1093, Cagayan de Oro City Rep. Rufus Rodriguez sai...

Comelec's office closed until Aug. 16

chrome_reader_modeAugust 05, 2020 loyalty account_circleNoah James

The Commission on Elections' (Comelec) said its main office and other offices in Intramuros, Manila will be closed for two weeks for extensive disinfection and decontamination. In an advisory, the poll body announced the closure is effective from August 3 to 16. “All departments and offi...

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