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DFA to bring home 37,000 OFWs 

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The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) plans to bring home 37,660 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) stranded in various countries in the next three to four weeks amid the coronavirus pandemic, an official said on Friday. During a hearing of the...

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Duterte asks Congress to continue support for recovery

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President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday is wooing the support of lawmakers to ensure the country’s quick recovery from the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. This, after Duterte and his fellow Southeast Asian leaders had a “produc...

Senate Committee on Basic Education, Culture and Arts Sherwin Gatchalian

Free laptops for public school teachers impossible

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Procuring a laptop for all 800,000 public school teachers in the Philippines is an "impossible dream," according to Senate Committee on Basic Education, Culture and Arts Sherwin Gatchalian. Gatchalian made the comment a day after the Depar...

James Lopes

DOLE needs more funds to help OFWs 

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The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is seeking additional budget to help more displaced overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) applying for cash assistance under its Abot Kamay ang Pagtulong (AKAP) program. In a Laging Handa briefing on Wednesday, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said there ...

DOLE hits ABS-CBN over 'misleading' acts 

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The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) denounced efforts of ABS-CBN Corp. for misleading its position to delude lawmakers on the issue of its franchise. “The labor department denounces attempts by lawyers and officials of ABS CBN to misrepresent its position to deceive members of the H...

Student enrollment drops

chrome_reader_modeJuly 01, 2020 loyalty account_circleJames Lopes

Malacañang said it is not surprised by the drop in enrollment numbers nationwide as the threat of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) persists. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said he expected the low enrollment but expressed hope that numbers could still improve with the proposal to extend...

PCOO vows to promote domestic tourism 

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Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar vowed to help promote the tourism and agriculture industry in provinces greatly affected by the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic. During the Network Briefing News virtual program, Andanar expressed his support in h...

NCR remains under GCQ 

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President Rodrigo Duterte retained the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) status in Cebu City on continuing increase in the number of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) infections in the area. Duterte made the announcement in a public address, as he acknowledged that Cebu City is having a &ld...

Pasig readies assistance to MSMEs

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Pasig City Council approved an ordinance to allocate financial assistance to the city’s small-scale entrepreneurs and those who lost their jobs during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. Councilor Ory Rupisan, principal author of the said ordinance, said this will help the city’...

MMDA installs hazard markers 

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The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) put up hazard markers on top of concrete barriers to give motorists better visibility along EDSA. “Seven out of ten units of 300mm yellow flashing lights have been placed in strategic locations on EDSA for additional road guidance...

15.3 million students enroll for incoming school year 

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The Department of Education (DepEd) said 15,299,870 learners have enrolled in public and private schools nationwide for school year 2020-2021 which begins in August. Data from the department show that as of June 29, a day before enrollment period ends, there are 14,663,514 learners enrolled in publ...

Taking videos, photos allowed in public 

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Anyone could take photos and videos in public spaces provided that the individual is not breaching national security protocols and violating one's private rights, according to Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Police General Archie Francisco/ At a press briefing, Gamboa said he has instruc...

Swab tests not yet required for returning residents 

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Residents returning to their home provinces do not need to undergo swab testing for the coronavirus, according to the vice-chairperson of the national task force against the COVID-19 pandemic. Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año said the proposal for locally stranded individu...

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