The Senate is taking steps to adopt to the new normal state of activities in light of the coronavirus pandemic. When senators return to session…
Public utility buses (PUBs) and jeeps in moderate and low-risk areas under general community quarantine (GCQ) can resume operations starting May 1 but their passenger load must not exceed 50 percent of the vehicles’ capacity.
Former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. is trying hard to put on weight after recovering from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), his sister, Senator Imee Marcos, said Thursday (April 30).
Another senior politiko is up in arms against the strict home quarantine rule for senior citizens in quarantine zones. Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr.…
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon wants Senate sessions to be held via teleconference starting May 4 amid the continuing threat of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Commission in Higher Education (CHED) chair J. Prospero de Vera Jr. revealed that some tertiary educational institutions have submitted proposals for tuition fee increase amid the current economic repercussion brought by the coronavirus pandemic.
Senator Risa Hontiveros has filed a bill providing for mandatory life and additional health insurance for all workers to protect their health and well-being during health emergencies like the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
House committee on ways and means chair Joey Salceda has proposed to grant companies badly hit by the coronavirus lockdown negative interest loans through government financial institutions to protect the vulnerable work force.
Don’t impose unfair restrictions on seniors during the quarantine period. Senator Panfilo Lacson made the plea after denouncing the government’s decision to limit the movement…
Senator Leila De Lima has slammed Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III and other Senate leaders for excluding her from joining Senate sessions that will be held via teleconference starting May 4.
France is allocating 2 million euros in grants for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) response of seven laboratories in Southeast Asia, among them the Philippines’ Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM).
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has donated a $100,000 prize she won from a Danish foundation to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) for use against the COVID-19 pandemic, the world body said Thursday.
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is likely to extend a nationwide state of emergency imposed over the coronavirus, possibly by another month, local media reported on Thursday.
Courts in the country have released a total of 9,731 persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), revealed Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta on Thursday (April 30).
Free Legal Assistant Group (FLAG) chairman and human rights lawyer Chel Diokno admitted to new lawyers that the search for justice in the country is difficult.
Bureau of Immigration (BI) Commissioner Jaime Morente has assured that immigration personnel remain free from the deadly 2019 coronavirus (COVID-19).
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra called on new lawyers to be equipped this computer technology landscape.
Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) President Domingo Egon Cayosa told bar passers to make full use of technology as lawyers.
Cagayan de Oro Rep. Rufus Rodriguez urged the Supreme Court (SC) to reconsider its rule enjoining senior citizen-lawyers against attending court hearings in areas downgraded to general community quarantine (GCQ) because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Joint Task Force Corona Virus Shield (JTF CV Shield) urged both civilians and police officers to show respect for each other to avoid confrontations amid the implementation of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Metro Manila and other areas.
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon urged the government Thursday (April 30) to clarify its rule banning senior citizens from going out of their homes even in areas under general community quarantine (GCQ).
Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) consultant Atty. Trixie Cruz-Angeles said in her Facebook blog that the IATF is being run by Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles. She said it a day after it was reported that Nograles was allegedly set aside as spokesperson of the task force handling the COVID-19 crisis.
Around 200 overseas Filipinos in Milan, Italy will be exempted from facility-based quarantine, according to Malacañang.
Jeepneys will remain banned under general community quarantine (GCQ), Interior Secretary Eduardo Año said Thursday.