PACC assures transparency in govt purchase of medical supplies

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Sat, 30 May 2020 12:54:47 +0000

TRANSPARENCY remains a priority of President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration, the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) assured the public, following claims about the procurement of allegedly “overpriced” medical supplies intended to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid -19) in the country. In a program aired over dzRJ radio, PACC Chairman Dante Jimenez promised that all […]

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LOOK: Reawakening in Metro Manila

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Tue, 19 May 2020 14:36:01 +0000

Residents of Metro Manila and nearby areas are rediscovering the bicycle as an alternative means of transport under the modified enhanced community quarantine, which continues to disallow public utility vehicles (PUVs) on the road to prevent a deluge of commuters and stem a second wave of Covid infection. Bicycle stores and repair shops such as […]

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PH targets 1.5-2% of population for Covid-19 testing

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Tue, 19 May 2020 09:08:55 +0000

THE Philippines is targeting a “global bechmark” of having from 1.5 to 2 percent of its almost 110 million population covered by the government’s expanded testing for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), Malacañang said on Tuesday. In a virtual press briefing aired over state-run PTV4, Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said the Philippines was even eyeing […]

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Duterte returns to Davao City to see family

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Sat, 16 May 2020 08:04:16 +0000

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte is back in Davao City after staying in Manila for two months due to the government’s implementation of a lockdown in the National Capital Region and other areas to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic in the country. In a text message, Presidential Security Group chief Jesus Durante confirmed […]

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Palace: SAP distribution should continue

Credit to Author: Ma. Reina Leanne Tolentino, TMT| Date: Mon, 11 May 2020 09:55:25 +0000

GOVERNMENT aid should continue to be given out under the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) beneficiaries who have not yet received it, Malacañang said on Monday. Secretary Eduardo Año of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) was said to have announced a national payout rate of almost 91 percent as of Sunday. May 10 was […]

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DoH: Covid-19 infections climb to 10,610, recoveries at 1,842

Credit to Author: Jan Arcilla| Date: Sat, 09 May 2020 08:32:45 +0000

THE Department of Health (DoH) on Saturday announced 147 new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases in the Philippines, bringing the total number to 10,610. Of the 147 new cases, 84 percent or 123 are from the National Capital Region, while the rest are from other parts of the country. The number of fatalities also rose […]

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Palace: High-risk Covid-19 areas in Metro Manila to remain under ECQ

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Sat, 09 May 2020 08:31:06 +0000

ONLY in areas with “high risk” of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) spread will the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) continue, Malacañang said on Saturday. Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. made the statement, as he dismissed as “fake news” rumors about the supposed extension of ECQ after May 15. Roque said while the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) […]

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Quezon City mulls shift to GCQ after May 15

Credit to Author: Franz Lewin Embudo| Date: Sat, 09 May 2020 06:17:12 +0000

A day after Metro Manila mayors proposed another extension, the Quezon City government which has the most number of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases, is planning to implement a “transition period” to general community quarantine (GCQ) after May 15. “While the health of our residents remains our primary priority, we also need to look after […]

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Palace: IATF approves moving of school opening to Aug 24

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Sat, 09 May 2020 06:11:51 +0000

THE Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Emerging Infectious Diseases approved the recommendation to move this year’s school opening to August 24 because of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, Malacañang announced on Saturday. Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said the IATF approved the basic education continuity plan proposed by the Department of Education (DepEd) during […]

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Senate sets virtual hearing on resumption of transport operations under GCQ

Credit to Author: Javier J. Ismael| Date: Sat, 09 May 2020 05:39:33 +0000

THE Senate public services committee will conduct a virtual public hearing (live via Senate webcast) on Monday on the gradual resumption of public transport to serve essential workers and jumpstart the economy under the general community quarantine  (GCQ). In calling for the inquiry, Sen. Mary Grace Poe, chairman of the committee, said that on March […]

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