DSWD assures 4Ps beneficiaries of continued assistance

Credit to Author: Franz Lewin Embudo| Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2020 04:37:09 +0000

THE Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said that beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) would continue to receive their grants and rice subsidy through their cash cards amid enforcement of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Luzon.There are about 4.2 million active beneficiaries of the program, according to the DSWD. The […]

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Covid-19 cases up to 193 — DoH

Credit to Author: John Eric Mendoza| Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2020 04:07:56 +0000

THE Department of Health (DoH) on Wednesday confirmed six new cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (covid-19), bringing the count to 193 from 187. DoH also reported that seven patients have recovered but Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said most of them either have mild symptoms or had no underlying conditions. As of 11 a.m. […]

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P4-M ‘shabu’ seized in Taguig

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2020 03:50:00 +0000

AN ESTIMATED P4-million worth of shabu was seized from a suspect in Taguig City before dawn on Wednesday. Operatives from Taguig City police arrested Gilberto Lagunzad, 29, along Maharlika road corner A. Bonifacio Avenue Barangay Upper Bicutan at about 3 a.m. Seized were 600 grams of shabu with an estimated street value of P4.080 million. […]

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Bong Go appeals for extension of tax deadline

Credit to Author: Javier J. Ismael| Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2020 03:30:44 +0000

SEN. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go appealed to the Department of Finance (DoF) and the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), to extend the deadline for the filing of Annual Income Tax Returns (ITRs). Go made the appeal after the BIR released last Monday Revenue Memorandum Circular 25-2020, which states that the “filing shall still be done […]

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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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CNN Philippines goes off air as Covid-19 infects employee in nearby office

Credit to Author: Red Mendoza| Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2020 01:46:56 +0000

AN employee in one of the offices of a building that also houses CNN Philippines tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), forcing the media company to go off the air for at least 24 hours. In a statement posted on its Facebook page, CNN Philippines said the person worked at a nearby office […]

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PH allows Filipinos to travel to South Korea, except to virus-hit province

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Tue, 03 Mar 2020 10:40:35 +0000

THE Philippine government has allowed Filipino tourists to travel again to South Korea, except in North Gyeongsang province, the epicenter of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) outbreak, Malacañang announced on Tuesday. Palace spokesman Salvador Panelo said the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) reached the decision during a meeting on the same day to further […]

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Honda denies govt excise tax behind closure of factory in Laguna

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Tue, 03 Mar 2020 09:49:39 +0000

THE decision to close a factory in Sta. Rosa, Laguna by Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) has nothing to do with the government’s imposition of excise tax, its spokesman said. Louie Soriano issued the statement on Tuesday during an inquiry by the House of Representatives’ Committee on Labor and Employment. “Basically this is a strategy […]

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Pope ‘tests negative for coronavirus’ – report

Credit to Author: Agence France-Presse| Date: Tue, 03 Mar 2020 09:46:00 +0000

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis, who is suffering from a cold, has tested negative for the coronavirus, an Italian newspaper reported Tuesday, as Italy battles Europe’s worst outbreak. Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni did not respond to a request for comment on the report in the Messaggero newspaper. Francis canceled a Lent retreat for the first time […]

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PH has enough tools to sustain growth — DoF

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Tue, 03 Mar 2020 07:00:10 +0000

THE Department of Finance is optimistic on the sustained Philippine economic expansion this year amid domestic and global headwinds, saying the government has enough tools to propel rapid and inclusive growth. In a speech at The Manila Times’ 11th Business Forum: “The Philippine Economic Outlook 2020” held in Makati City on Tuesday, Finance Undersecretary Antonette […]

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