Malacañang on Thursday thanked Vice President Leni Robredo for her recommendations on how the government should manage the coronavirus pandemic in the country.
The Department of Labor and Employment is putting up one-stop shop where displaced ABS-CBN employees can apply for jobs, Malacañang said Thursday.
Metro Manila will likely remain under general community quarantine after June 15, according to Malacañang.
The government has allowed motorcycle back-riding for couples, Malacañang confirmed.
The government now allows non-essential travel by Filipinos amid the coronavirus disease pandemic.
Barbershops and salons can now provide more services in areas under general community quarantine (GCQ), Malacañang said.
President Duterte signed Republic Act 11475 on June 19, 2020 transfering the capital and seat of government of the province of Rizal from Pasig City to Antipolo City.
Malacañang said the government can’t let all modes of transportation operate as this will only “defeat the purpose of quarantine.”
The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Sunday said the importer of P50 million worth of medical supplies and equipment will face charges if it cannot show proof that it paid duties and taxes to the government.
President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the National Bureau of Investigation to investigate the Omnibus Bio-Medical Systems Inc for the alleged overpricing of testing kits bought by the government in line with its response efforts to curb the impact of the coronavirus disease.
Sen. Cynthia Villar warned the government that several restaurants might declare bankruptcy if they cannot accept dine in customers.
The government is working to gradually reopen Bohol’s tourism industry amid the pandemic of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19).
Despite its initial plan to only test about 1.5 to 2 percent of the total population, Health Sec. Francisco Duque III said the government is eyeing adapt the South Korean model on its expanded targeted COVID-19 testing.
Health Sec. Francisco Duque III on Thursday, May 21 admitted to members of the House committee on health that mass testing was never done by government during the peak of the coronavirus outbreak.
Extending the Bayanihan Act may be necessary for Congress before it adjourns in early June due to the magnitude of the COVID-19 problem, Sen. Panfilo Lacson said Thursday.
Classes in private schools may resume next month, Malacañang said.
Social Weather Stations president Mahar Mangahas is blaming President Rodrigo Duterte and his ill-planned enhanced community quarantine for the contraction in the country’s economy in the first quarter of 2020.
Spain’s parliament on Wednesday voted to extend the country’s state of emergency, allowing stringent coronavirus lockdown measures to remain in place for at least two more weeks.
Instead of flattening the coronavirus, the government managed to flatten broadcasting giant ABS-CBN, Sen. Panfilo Lacson rued Thursday.
Two Americans were detained in Venezuela on Monday on suspicion of plotting to topple President Nicolas Maduro’s government, which has accused US-backed opposition leader Juan Guaido of bankrolling the scheme.
House ways and means committee chair Joey Salceda has turned down the proposed lifting of liquor ban in areas that are still under the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) so that government can tap sin tax revenues to funds its ongoing social amelioration program.
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Friday the government would plan for an approximately month-long extension of a state of emergency declared over the coronavirus pandemic.
The government may reconsider its prior decision to allow religious gatherings in areas under general community quarantine (GCQ), Malacañang said Friday.
The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases has allowed work gatherings and religious activities in areas under general community quarantine (GCQ).