Duterte signs measure on special powers into law

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2020 00:59:07 +0000

THE government can now “move, decide, and act freely,” President Rodrigo Duterte has declared, following the signing of a bill that grants him additional powers to address the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. Duterte signed into the law the “Bayanihan to Heal as One Act” after his meeting with the Inter- agency Task Force on […]

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Duterte gets more power to fight virus

Credit to Author: Bernadette Tamayo| Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2020 17:03:12 +0000

Bill grants P8,000-cash aid to 18-M workers Congress hopes that the country will have a better chance of stopping the spread of the deadly coronavirus and cushioning its impact on millions of workers forced to stay home by handing President Rodrigo Duterte special powers, including the use of P275-billion unused public funds. As Tuesday dawned, […]

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Congress grants Duterte special powers to fight virus

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2020 01:00:45 +0000

(UPDATE) CONGRESS granted President Rodrigo Duterte special powers to tap P275 billion of unused public funds to address the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) epidemic. Twelve senators on Tuesday dawn voted to pass on third and final reading Senate Bill (SB) 1418 or the “Bayanihan to Heal as One Act” jointly authored by Senate President Vicente Sotto […]

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Congress holds special session on Duterte ‘special powers’ vs virus

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2020 03:19:18 +0000

BY: BERNADETTE TAMAYO and DIVINA NOVA JOY DELA CRUZ CONGRESS convened for a special session on Monday to deliberate on measures allowing the executive branch special powers to tap unused public funds to address the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) crisis. Senate President Vicente Sotto 3rd opened the session at 10 a.m., confident that there would be […]

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Congress holds special session on Duterte ‘special powers’ to fight Covid-19

Credit to Author: Bernadette Tamayo| Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2020 03:19:18 +0000

CONGRESS convened for a special session on Monday to deliberate on measures allowing the executive branch special powers to tap unused public funds to address the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) crisis. Senate President Vicente Sotto 3rd opened the session at 10 a.m., confident that there would be enough quorum to conduct the session. Sotto intends […]

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Congress eyes special powers for Duterte

Credit to Author: Bernadette Tamayo| Date: Sun, 22 Mar 2020 16:17:22 +0000

Congress will most likely provide President Rodrigo Duterte with special powers; so, he can more effectively spearhead the fight against the coronavirus epidemic when it meets in special session today on Monday. The session was called to consider a proposed bill allowing the release of unused allocations in the 2019 national budget to bankroll the […]

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Business firms release one-month salary, 13th month pay of workers

Credit to Author: William B. Depasupil| Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2020 07:55:33 +0000

BIG business heeded the call of President Rodrigo Duterte and the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) to take care of their workers and employees during this time of national calamity and committed to advance their full one-month salary and 13th month pay for the duration of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) caused by the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) outbreak. […]

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Duterte orders price control on food, medicine amid Covid-19 spread

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2020 03:29:01 +0000

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has ordered all government agencies, offices, and local government units to implement price control measures on basic food commodities and essential emergency medicines and supplies due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) outbreak in the country. “The ongoing global concern on the spread of the Covid-19 has increased the demand for essential […]

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Network chief to Duterte: Sorry

Credit to Author: Ma. Reina Leanne Tolentino, TMT| Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2020 17:15:42 +0000

ABS-CBN Corp. finally apologized to President Rodrigo Duterte for its failure to air his political ads during the 2016 campaign period. ABS-CBN President Carlo Katigbak said Duterte’s camp paid P182 million worth of commercial spots — P117 million for national ads and P65 million for provincial spots. The ads for national spots were aired, but […]

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‘Plot to oust Duterte will not succeed’

Credit to Author: Darwin Pesco| Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2020 17:00:37 +0000

Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Archie Francisco Gamboa said the police and military would not support any ouster plot against President Rodrigo Duterte. Gamboa gave assurances that the PNP and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) would not back the removal of Duterte as president. “We assure the public that there is no such […]

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