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DOH reports 6,532 new virus cases on August 4

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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&nbs...

Las Piñas offers free bus rides 

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Las Piñas City is providing free rides as added incentive to frontliners and the city’s residents as it strictly implements the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ). This is part of the protocols being readied by the LGU i...

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Inflation climbs to 2.7% in July

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Inflation rate picked up to 2.7 percent in July from 2.5 percent in June on higher transport costs, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). Inflation in July 2019 reached 2.4 percent. Last month’s figure brought the averag...

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Gasoline prices likely to go up next week =

chrome_reader_modeAugust 09, 2020 loyalty account_circleSarah Lim

Motorists may expect pump prices of gasoline products to go up next week, according to Unioil Petroleum Philippines. In its fuel forecast for August 11 to 17 trading week, Unioil said the price per liter of diesel should go down by P0.20, while the price gasoline may increase by P0.20 per liter. O...

SAP 2 distribution seen completed by August 15 

chrome_reader_modeAugust 09, 2020 loyalty account_circleMylene Santos

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said the digital distribution of the Social Amelioration Program's second tranche in Metro Manila is expected to be completed by August 15. Interior Secretary Eduardo Año said that as of August 7, 2020, the SAP's second tranc...

Gov't uses up resources under Bayanihan Act

chrome_reader_modeAugust 09, 2020 loyalty account_circleMarc Lacson

Senator Christopher “Bong” Go said a balance needed to be struck as the government could not indefinitely provide citizens with aid amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. In a radio interview, Go said that the government was also facing difficulties as President Rodrigo ...

Philippine continues to enjoy press freedom 

chrome_reader_modeAugust 09, 2020 loyalty account_circleJames Lopes

Philippine media workers continue to enjoy freedom in writing any news report concerning the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte, Malacañang said on Saturday.  “Media remains alert and vibrant in their reportage of the government and the actions of officials,” Presid...

More than 14,000 PPE sets arrive in PH 

chrome_reader_modeAugust 09, 2020 loyalty account_circleGab Ocampo

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) said more than 14,000 shipments of personal protective equipment (PPE) sets have arrived in different ports in the country in the last five months. Based on the latest data from the bureau's summary report, a total of 14,284 shipments have arrived from March 9 until ...

Guam willing to hire OFWs 

chrome_reader_modeAugust 09, 2020 loyalty account_circleGab dela Cruz

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said job opportunities await Filipino workers in Guam.  Citing a labor market report of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office in Los Angeles (POLO-LA), through Assistant Labor Attaché Armi Peña, Secretary Silvestre Bello III said emplo...

PhilHealth chief complains of privacy violation

chrome_reader_modeAugust 09, 2020 loyalty account_circlePaulo Rodriguez

Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) president and CEO Ricardo Morales said his privacy was not respected. “As President and Chief Executive, it is my duty to represent the corporation while still physically capable. I regret that my privacy was not respected,” Morales said in...

Duterte approves P5-billion aid for OFWs

chrome_reader_modeAugust 09, 2020 loyalty account_circleNoah James

President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the release of an additional P5 billion for the repatriation and assistance to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, according to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). DOLE Secretary Silvestre B...

Malacanang keeps hands off Senate probe on PhilHealth 

chrome_reader_modeAugust 09, 2020 loyalty account_circleMichael Lim

Malacañang on Sunday said it will leave to the Senate to make remarks on the decision of two top Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) officials to skip the next Senate hearing into corruption allegations within the state insurer. In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roqu...

DOH warns about sale of Covid patients' plasma 

chrome_reader_modeAugust 09, 2020 loyalty account_circleGab dela Cruz

The Department of Health (DOH) advised the public against the buying and selling of convalescent plasma of recovered coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) patients. Studies have shown that it could pose serious risks to patients, who may contract transfusion-transmissible infections (TTIs) such as HI...

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