Pag-IBIG okays loan grace period, program

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Fri, 25 Sep 2020 16:21:39 +0000

The Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag-IBIG Fund) announced on Friday that it had granted a 60-day grace period on all loan payments and was offering a special loan restructuring program for home-loan borrowers to give members financial relief during the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. In a statement, Human Settlements Secretary Eduardo del Rosario said […]

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BoC steps up drive vs rice smuggling

Credit to Author: Mayvelin U. Caraballo, TMT| Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 16:25:40 +0000

The Bureau of Customs (BoC) said it continues to step up its campaign against rice smuggling even in the middle of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. In a statement on Tuesday, the Department of Finance said that Customs Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero gave this assurance to Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez 3rd during a recent meeting. […]

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PH Covid cases up to 283K with 3,962 new infections–DoH

Credit to Author: Red Mendoza| Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 18:15:10 +0000

THE Philippines logged 3,962 new cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) on Saturday, the Department of Health (DoH) said. This figure raises the total number of infections to 283,460, of which 68,645 are active. Of the active cases, 96.4 percent are mild and asymptomatic, 2.5 percent are critical and 1.1 percent severe. Metro Manila […]

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Reduced distancing in PUVs suspended

Credit to Author: Javier Joe Ismael| Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2020 16:24:48 +0000

The government has suspended the implementation of the reduced physical distancing in public transport. Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. made the announcement during a virtual briefing on Thursday, just days after the Department of Transportation (DoTr) began implementing closer spacing between riders at 0.75 meter from the original 1 meter. Medical experts warned that reducing the distance […]

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Russia to roll out second vaccine

Credit to Author: Bernadette E. Tamayo| Date: Tue, 01 Sep 2020 16:54:03 +0000

RUSSIAN President Vladimir Putin has announced that his country is developing a second vaccine for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) that is expected to be ready this month. In a television interview on August 27, the transcript of which was shared by the Russian Embassy in the Philippines, Putin vouched for the vaccine’s safety. “In September, […]

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2019 ODA portfolio reaches $21.62B

Credit to Author: Anna Leah E. Gonzales| Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2020 16:25:04 +0000

The Philippines’ Official Development Assistance (ODA) portfolio amounted to $21.62 billion last year, with Japan accounting for almost 40 percent of the total, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said on Monday. NEDA in its recently released ODA Portfolio Review 2019 report said last year’s portfolio consisted of 84 loans worth $19.98 billion and […]

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Fewer Covid hospital admissions seen after MECQ

Credit to Author: Red Mendoza| Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2020 16:39:22 +0000

There were fewer coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) patients admitted to hospitals in Metro Manila and neighboring provinces after the two-week modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) than there were before the strict lockdown was imposed. In a press briefing on Friday, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire noted that just before the MECQ, the hospitals’ capacity rate for Covid-19 […]

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ADB okays $125-M Covid response loan

Credit to Author: Anna Leah E. Gonzales| Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2020 16:25:25 +0000

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved another loan to help the government improve the capacity of its health system to respond and control the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in the country. In a statement on Tuesday, the Manila-based multilateral lender said the $125-million (P6.06-trillion) loan, called the “Health System Enhancement to […]

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TMT hosts maritime forum

Credit to Author: Genivi Factao| Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2020 17:01:42 +0000

The challenges facing the country’s maritime industry as it navigates its way through the global health crisis will be taken up at The Manila Times’ second forum on maritime shipping and logistics today. The forum, titled “The Future of Maritime Transport and Logistics,” will enable key leaders and maritime professionals to share their outlook and […]

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Close to 5,000 new Covid cases up PH count to 187K — DoH 

Credit to Author: Red Mendoza| Date: Sun, 23 Aug 2020 02:14:16 +0000

CLOSE to 5,000 new cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) were recorded in the country on Saturday, bringing the total number of infections to 187,249, the Department of Health (DoH) said. The 4,933 new infections came from 97 out of 109 licensed Covid-19 subnational laboratories across the country.  Of the 187,249 total cases, 69,362 […]

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