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DOH reports 1,509 new COVID-19 cases on Oct. 21

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The Department of Health reported 1,509 new cases of COVID-19 on October 21, the Philippines' lowest daily rise since Sept. 7, according to a report by GMA News. The DOH noted, however, that 13 testing laboratories failed to submit their data on...

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Congress has final say on same-sex civil union 

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Conservative lawmakers no longer have a basis to oppose same-sex civil union legislation in the Philippines after Pope Francis endorsed such arrangement for gay couples, Malacañang said in a report by Philippine News Agency. The Catholic...

Muntinlupa passes anti-prank ordinance

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Individuals making prank calls to any emergency hotlines in Muntinlupa City will now be penalized through a local ordinance, while violating minors may face withdrawal of their scholarship grant from the local government. Mayor Jaime Fresnedi signed...

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Oil firms announce lower prices of diesel, kerosene 

chrome_reader_modeOctober 26, 2020 loyalty account_circleMichael Lim

Oil companies announced reduction in pump prices of diesel and kerosene this week, while those of gasoline will be kept at current rates, according to a report by GMA News. In separate advisories, Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp. and Seaoil Philippines Inc. said they will reduce prices per liter of ...

POEA allows deployment of construction workers 

chrome_reader_modeOctober 26, 2020 loyalty account_circleGab Ocampo

The deployment of Filipino construction workers abroad is going full blast, according to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) in a report by Philippine Star. POEA chief Bernardo Olalia said the government is now processing the deployment of Filipino construction workers to sever...

Meralco asks customers to practice electrical safety measures 

chrome_reader_modeOctober 26, 2020 loyalty account_circleHannah Santos

The Manila Electric Company (Meralco) is preparing its systems and personnel to immediately respond to power outages that may result from Tropical Storm Quinta. Meralco Spokesperson and Head of Corporate Communications Joe Zaldarriaga said, “As a 24–hour service company, we are com...

IATF allows motorcycle taxis to resume service

chrome_reader_modeOctober 24, 2020 loyalty account_circleGab dela Cruz

The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) has allowed the resumption of operations of motorcycle taxis after the House of Representatives approved the extension of a pilot study program, according to a report by Philippine Star. Presidential spokesman Har...

SMC expressways ready for 100% cashless tolls by Nov. 2

chrome_reader_modeOctober 23, 2020 loyalty account_circleJake Cruz

Operated tollways of San Miguel Corporation (SMC) -- the Southern Tagalog Arterial Road (STAR), South Luzon Expressway (SLEX), the Skyway System, NAIA Expressway, and the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX) --  is ready to implement full cashless toll collection on November ...

ADB helps boost AFP's COVID-19 testing capacity

chrome_reader_modeOctober 23, 2020 loyalty account_circleSarah Lim

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has donated two coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing machines that can each test nearly 100 people per hour to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to support the country’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction testin...

Hotels cleared to operate at full capacity 

chrome_reader_modeOctober 22, 2020 loyalty account_circleGab Ocampo

The government allowed hotels in areas under general community quarantine (GCQ) and modified genera community quarantine (MGCQ) to operate at full capacity, according to a report by GMA News. A report on Unang Balita on Thursday quoted Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat as saying that this is sti...

PLDT, Smart select Nokia’s WING for IoT services 

chrome_reader_modeOctober 22, 2020 loyalty account_circlePaulo Rodriguez

PLDT Inc., through PLDT Enterprise and its Wireless arm Smart Communications. Inc., is in an advanced stage of discussion with long-time partner Nokia to provide next generation Internet of Things (IoT) services for its customers. Together, Smart and Nokia intend to build the "Smart IoT Platfor...

Google provides free listing of MSME products 

chrome_reader_modeOctober 22, 2020 loyalty account_circleMichael Lim

Google Philippines allows businesses to list their products on the Google Shopping tab for free to help micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) recover, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. Bernadette Nacario, Google Philippines country director, said in a Google online event Wedne...

Microsoft expands 'Highway to a 100 Unicorns' initiative 

chrome_reader_modeOctober 22, 2020 loyalty account_circleJames Lopes

Microsoft for Startups launches the Highway to a 100 Unicorns initiative in Asia Pacific to strengthen the region’s startup ecosystem. This follows the initiative’s success in India, where only 56 startups were selected to the Emerge X program from six states, which have o...

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