MANILA – A hotel in Baguio City is under investigation over a party in its premises where guests have reportedly violated some of the city’s health and safety protocols.
MANILA – Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary William Dar on Tuesday announced that starting next month, the rapid test kits developed by the Central Luzon State University (CLSU) for African swine fever (ASF) would be mass-produced.
MANILA – The country is well-prepared for the arrival of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines, National Policy Against Covid-19 chief implementer and vaccine czar, Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. said.
MANILA – The country may finally see the closure of all open dumpsites nationwide.
MANILA – The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved on second reading a proposal granting the President the power to suspend the scheduled increases in the contribution rates of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth).
MANILA – A larger area with enough space should be considered in identifying vaccination sites for the rollout of the Covid-19 immunization program so that minimum health standards are observed, National Policy Against Covid-19 chief implementer and vaccine czar, Sec. Carlito Galvez Jr., said on Tuesday.
MANILA – The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved on second reading a measure providing a 25-percent discount to the personal income taxes (PIT) of medical front-liners.
Senator Imee Marcos on Tuesday urged the Department of Agriculture (DA) and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to boost the transport and delivery of local agricultural produce before resorting to importation and price controls amid rising food costs.
Sen. Francis Tolentino on Tuesday expressed his support for the modernization of the Philippine National Police (PNP) during the hearing of the committee on public order and dangerous drugs.
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is looking to implement adjustment on the schedule and venue of the ongoing voters registration to meet its four million new voters target.
Senator Risa Hontiveros is calling on government to make a big push for the recovery of the agricultural “food baskets” in Luzon that were hard-hit by disasters last year, in a bid to help address supply shortages that have drastically driven up food prices throughout the country.
Detained opposition Senator Leila de Lima on Tuesday condemned the murder of a priest from the Diocese of Malaybalay in Bukidnon whose death she said “shows the worsening culture of killing under the Duterte regime.”
Malacañang on Tuesday condolences to the family of Corazon Abalos, wife of former Chairman of the Commission on Elections Benjamin Abalos, Sr., who passed away after testing positive for coronavirus disease (Covid-19).
The “unpardonable gaffe” of the military in drawing up an erroneous list of University of the Philippines students supposedly recruited by the New People’s Army has prompted Sen. Panfilo Lacson to take a second look at the findings of his committee on last year’s red-tagging hearings.
Sen. Panfilo Lacson on Monday urged the Department of National Defense to at least suspend the termination of its 1989 agreement with the University of the Philippines, in the wake of recent developments involving decisions based on “false” information.
Could someone have fed the Department of Health the obscenely high price for COVID vaccines from China-based Sinovac?
Palace Spokesman Harry Roque defended his preference for China’s coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccines, saying that inactivated vaccine, like that of Sinovac and Sinopharm, was “tried and tested.”
Senator Bong Go on Monday urged the public to trust the government in implementing the Covid-19 vaccination rogram and issued an appeal for unity among the country’s top elected and appointed officials to help build Filipinos’ confidence in the vaccine roadmap.
Malacañang defended on Monday the statement of President Rodrigo Duterte to prioritize the families of all soldiers in the government’s coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccination program.
The Department of Education should immediately probe incidents of teachers allegedly buying ready-made action research papers for promotion or funding, according to Senator Win Gatchalian.
Senator Risa Hontiveros on Monday cautioned the government that China may be using its “vaccine diplomacy” to advance its national interest, especially with regard to contested waters in the West Philippine Sea (WPS).
The travel ban to the Philippines from the 35 countries with confirmed cases of the new coronavirus (Covid-19) variant won’t take too long, Malacañang said Monday.
The Department of National Defense (DND) on Sunday expressed its gratitude to President Rodrigo R. Duterte for his readiness to purchase more helicopters to replace the ageing UH-I “Huey” combat utility helicopters of the Philippine Air Force (PAF).
In his new song “2022,” folk singer Freddie Aguilar urged the Filipino people to consider the intelligence of candidates when voting in upcoming presidential elections.