Gatchalian eyes support for small private universities

Credit to Author: Javier Joe Ismael| Date: Sat, 08 Aug 2020 16:07:42 +0000

SEN Sherwin Gatchalian has sought increased government support for the transition of small- and medium-sized private universities from the traditional to online and flexible learning systems amid the coronavirus pandemic. Gatchalian said a flexible approach to teaching and learning means students could learn when, where and how they prefer it to be. In a Senate […]

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Metro Manila under tight lockdown again

Credit to Author: Lisbet K. Esmael| Date: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 16:38:57 +0000

Public transport will be halted, business that had reopened will be shuttered again and government offices will be closed for the next two weeks beginning today, August 4, as Metro Manila returns to a stringent modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ). The new restrictions were announced by President Rodrigo Duterte late Sunday to try and slow […]

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‘Include frontliners’ benefits in Bayanihan 2’

Credit to Author: Reina C. Tolentino, TMT| Date: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 16:32:15 +0000

President Rodrigo Duterte called on Congress to include in the proposed Bayanihan 2 bill benefits for health workers. “We are appealing to Congress to…isali na lang sana itong…’yung sa mga health workers…sa Bayanihan 2. Isali na ang free accommodation, free transportation, and free and frequent testing,” he said. The President made the appeal but not […]

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Concepcion: Private sector backs return to MECQ

Credit to Author: Red Mendoza| Date: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 16:26:05 +0000

Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship and Go Negosyo founder Jose Maria Concepcion said the private sector understands the plight of the medical frontliners and respects the decision of President Rodrigo Duterte to place Metro Manila and nearby areas under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) until August 18. “We respect the decision of the President,” he said, […]

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Palace releases list of 2021 holidays

Credit to Author: Reina C. Tolentino, TMT| Date: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 16:22:41 +0000

MALACAÑANG released a calendar of regular holidays and special (non working) days for 2021. Under Proclamation 986, the regular holidays next year are: New Year’s Day (January 1), Araw ng Kagitingan (April 9), Maundy Thursday (April 1), Good Friday (April 2), Labor Day (May 1), Independence Day (June 12), National Heroes’ Day (August 30), Bonifacio […]

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Makati gives free flu shots to residents 

Credit to Author: Jan Arcilla| Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2020 16:56:31 +0000

THE Makati City government is set to conduct a “large-scale” flu and pneumonia vaccination drive for its residents amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, Mayor Mar-Len Abigail Binay announced on Thursday. “We want to give our Makatizens added protection against the coronavirus. Giving everyone flu and pneumonia vaccines, especially the most vulnerable sectors, will improve their […]

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Makati govt eyes pooled testing ON Aug 1

Credit to Author: Jan Arcilla| Date: Sat, 25 Jul 2020 16:01:07 +0000

THE Makati City government is eyeing to start on August 1 its planned pooled testing, where public utility drivers and public market vendors are the initial target sectors, according to Mayor Mar-Len Abigail Binay. Binay emphasized these individuals were the most exposed to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), citing the need for them to undergo […]

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1,488 mayors eye Charter amendments

Credit to Author: Darwin Pesco| Date: Sat, 18 Jul 2020 16:08:40 +0000

In the middle of the pandemic, a total of 1,488 municipal mayors have expressed backing for amending the 1987 Constitution, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) bared on Saturday. The League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) submitted a paper to the DILG, calling for the amendments in the Constitution and expressing […]

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QC mayor contracts Covid|

Credit to Author: Arlie O. Calalo| Date: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 16:09:36 +0000

QUEZON City Mayor Josefina Belmonte announced on Wednesday that she tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). “My last Covid-19 test turned out positive and I am thankful that this was discovered this early,” she said. Belmonte shared that she felt okay and showed no symptoms of the disease. The mayor believed she contracted the virus during her […]

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Año blames Covid rise on stubborn citizens

Credit to Author: Dempsey Reyes| Date: Mon, 06 Jul 2020 16:18:57 +0000

Interior Secretary Eduardo Año blamed the continuing climb of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases to citizens who blatantly defy health protocols. In an interview over CNN Philippines on Monday, Año said the government efforts to minimize the spread of the virus “will really boil down” to preventing people from flouting regulations such as the wearing […]

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