SC orders Palace to explain VFA withdrawal

Credit to Author: Jomar Canlas, TMT| Date: Tue, 02 Jun 2020 06:34:51 +0000

THE Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday ordered Malacanang to explain why it withdrew from the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) without the concurrence of the Senate. Well placed sources of the Manila Times said the high court ruled that the Palace, through Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea and Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr., should comment on […]

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DoH denies social media ban for OFWs, repatriates under quarantine

Credit to Author: Jan Arcilla| Date: Tue, 02 Jun 2020 05:57:00 +0000

GOVERNMENT is not prohibiting Filipino repatriates from posting on social media while undergoing their 14-day mandatory quarantine due to coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), the Department fo Health (DoH) said on Tuesday. Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said she asked the Bureau of Quarantine (BoQ) about the alleged social media rules. A copy of the rules […]

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Palace: Dine-in allowed in restaurants in areas under MGCQ

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Tue, 02 Jun 2020 05:55:58 +0000

THE government has allowed dine-in operations of food establishments in areas under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) provided they comply with strict health protocols, Malacañang announced on Tuesday. In a virtual press briefing, Presidential spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases made the approval following the meeting on Monday. […]

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BoP drops to $448M in March

Credit to Author: Mayvelin U. Caraballo, TMT| Date: Tue, 02 Jun 2020 05:49:27 +0000

THE country’s balance of payments (BoP) position remained positive at $448 million surplus in March, but fell from a year and a month ago, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) data showed. According to the data, the amount was narrower than the $627-million and the $839-million surpluses in March 2019 and in February this year. In […]

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Lawmaker wants to extend session to pass Covid response measures

Credit to Author: Divina Nova Joy Dela Cruz| Date: Tue, 02 Jun 2020 05:48:00 +0000

CAGAYAN de Oro City Rep. Rufus Rodriguez called on the House of Representatives and the Senate to extend the first regular session until Friday next week to pass pending measures in response to the crisis brought about by the coronavirus diseases (Covid-19) pandemic. Rodriguez filed House Concurrent Resolution 8, seeking to amend the legislative calendar […]

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Celebrities take part in rallies; ‘Twilight’ actor overdoses

Credit to Author: Associated Press| Date: Tue, 02 Jun 2020 05:19:40 +0000

Celebs take to streets for historic demonstrations LOS ANGELES: Celebrities rallied to condemn the police killings of black people and demand justice. Jamie Foxx stood with activists, proclaiming “we’re not afraid of the moment.” Rubber bullets hit Halsey and Kendrick Sampson. Officers screamed at John Cusack to leave. Celebrities turned out at intense demonstrations, including […]

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House OKs bill granting farmers full insurance coverage

Credit to Author: Divina Nova Joy Dela Cruz| Date: Tue, 02 Jun 2020 04:50:29 +0000

THE House of Representatives passed on third and final reading a bill seeking to grant full insurance coverage to farmers who are agrarian reform beneficiaries in an event of natural calamities. House Bill 6505 amends Section 14 of Republic Act 9700 or the “Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program Extension with Reforms” to include the insurance coverage […]

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House passes P1.3T anti-Covid bill on 2nd reading

Credit to Author: Divina Nova Joy Dela Cruz| Date: Tue, 02 Jun 2020 04:43:59 +0000

THE economic stimulus bill and two other measures responding to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic were passed on second reading at the House of Representatives, days before Congress adjourns sine die on Friday. Passed on second reading on Monday was House Bill 6815 or the “Accelerated Recovery and Investments Stimulus for the Economy of the […]

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Polìce take back 2 Covid patients after fleeing Manila quarantine facility

Credit to Author: John Eric Mendoza| Date: Tue, 02 Jun 2020 04:28:29 +0000

TWO patients infected with coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) who escaped from a quarantine facility in Manila are now under police custody. MPD Chief Rolando Miranda, said the two male patients — ages 25 and 19 years old — fled from Delpan Quarantine Facility on Tuesday morning. Miranda said the two were later rescued in Sta. […]

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DFA: 175 Filipinos repatriated from Kuwait

Credit to Author: Bernadette Tamayo| Date: Tue, 02 Jun 2020 04:27:35 +0000

THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) repatriated 175 Filipinos in Kuwait who were granted amnesty by its government. The DFA on May 28 also evacuated 146 distressed Filipinos in Cambodia who lost their jobs due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. The repatriates from Kuwait included seven infants, 14 children, and several expectant mothers, […]

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