THE HOUSE committee on appropriations approved Tuesday P1.65 billion in supplemental funding to support the government’s response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) outbreak.
AGRICULTURE Secretary William D. Dar said Metro Manila’s food supply will be sufficient in the event of a lockdown and movement restrictions due to the increasing number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the National Capital Region (NCR).
A MEASURE allowing foreign ownership of telecommunications and transportation businesses was approved on third and final reading in the House of Representatives Tuesday.
THE House committee on ways and means said Tuesday it approved an amnesty measure for taxpayers owing back taxes to the government if they pay the equivalent of 3% of their net worth.
THE SENATE Blue Ribbon Committee will go ahead with its investigation into alleged money laundering linked to the Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) even as President Rodrigo R. Duterte defended the industry.
THE Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said it suspended deployments of newly-hired workers to Lebanon on account of the political and financial crises there.
THE National Privacy Commission (NPC) said the government needs to honor patient confidentiality for victims of the coronavirus (COVID-19), after the Palace declared the outbreak a public health emergency.
AIR travel regulators said Tuesday that the Philippines’ main gateway, the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), passed a security assessment by the Australian government.
AGRICULTURE Secretary William D. Dar said the National Dairy Authority (NDA) has been set a 100% production growth target for liquid milk within five to eight years.
STATE-OWNED Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. (PSALM) collected P98.37 billion in revenue and receivables last year, allowing it to slash its debt by P27.18 billion, exceeding targets.
MADRID, SPAIN. The city brings to mind the buzz in Philippine culture, academic, tourism, and diplomatic circles about the forthcoming quincentenario of the arrival of navigator Fernando Magallanes in Samar. Five hundred years seems something: perhaps like a comet returning, lighting up the past in the sky.
When the President says one thing and his apologists say another, quickly adding that we should not take Duterte’s word literally, you’ve probably heard that many times before.
There’s a new epidemic being posted in social media. Moronavirus. The root word is “moron” as in idiot, stupid or nincompoop. A more charitable synonym is “incompetent.”
The 1987 Constitution requires the State to protect and promote the right of all citizens to quality education at all levels, and to take appropriate steps to make such education accessible to all. It reflects the State’s policy to adopt a more inclusive educational institution that does not discriminate against the underprivileged and persons with special needs.
THEATER has a ritual calling back performers on stage after the end of the play to take a bow. The audience showers the cast with standing ovations, hoots, catcalls, and prolonged applause. The curtain call allows performers to be called back again and again to bask in the audience’s appreciation. They sometimes accommodate the audience (“more, more”) with an encore number greeted with even more enthusiasm. Those heading for the exits turn back and stay to the end.
FOR the second time this season the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) forced the University Athletic Association of the Philippines to make an adjustment in its volleyball calendar.
FOR THOSE AWAITING more aggressive action on climate change, it may look like a breaking point has finally arrived.
HAD ONE of the more stellar rookie seasons in recent Philippine Basketball Association history last year, Columbian Dyip star CJ Perez looks to have more team success and to continue his improvement as he embarks on his second year in the league.
LOCAL fans looking forward to seeing the Philippine men’s national football team back in action have to wait a little longer after scheduled matches of the “Azkals” in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Asian Qualifiers were postponed to a later date over concerns on the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
AMID concerns over the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the AFC Cup Group G match between local club Ceres-Negros FC and visiting Bali United FC of Indonesia will be played behind closed doors today at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium in Manila.
THE PESO continued to strengthen against the dollar on Tuesday despite more confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the country on the back of positive market sentiment due to positive trade data.
LOCAL SHARES saw a slightly better close on Tuesday, ending flat amid improved performances of some index members.
THE Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) test kits developed by local scientists to help speed up diagnosis amid rising cases in the Philippines.
THE PRESIDENTIAL palace has called on both the public and private sectors to adopt alternative work schedules to help contain a novel coronavirus outbreak.
THE BUREAU of Corrections has suspended jail visits at all prison facilities nationwide to prevent more novel coronavirus infections. The suspension starts today.
SEVEN in 10 street children, aged four to nine, in two first-class urbanized cities were found working, mostly in eateries or shops, a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey revealed.
THE STA. ELENA High School in Marikina gets sanitized as part of the massive disinfection activity launched by the local government following one confirmed coronavirus case, or COVID-19, case in the city.
DILG overturns Bacolod ban on ships from China THE DEPARTMENT of Interior and Local Government (DILG) has overturned Bacolod City’s ban against all cargo ships...
Virus-handling orientation A MEMBER of Zamboanga City’s COVID-19 Core Team, led by the City Health Office under Dulce D. Miravite, conducts an orientation on handling...
THE SENATE Energy Committee deferred probe on the alleged anomalies in the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) after its President, who was feeling “unwell,” skipped Tuesday’s hearing.
LOS ANGELES -- Jamal Murray scored 21 points, including Denver’s first nine to start the fourth quarter, Paul Millsap had 20 points and 10 rebounds, and the host Nuggets beat the short-handed Milwaukee Bucks 109-95 on Monday night.
IT’S NEVER TOO LATE to kick bad old habits especially when you’re young and you have the passion to improve your life and those of your loved ones.
WILLIAM BRILLANTES outclassed Matt Ablaza, 8-2, to rule the Predator-Volturi 9-Ball Cup 2020 tournament held at the AMF-Puyat Makati Cinema Square, Makati City over the weekend.
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After some delay the volleyball tournament in Season 82 of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines finally got under way last week. It was a start that was much anticipated because, among other things, of the group of talented rookies, particularly in women’s play, that was set to embark on their collegiate journeys.
Longtime hoops fans know better than to give weight to the bitter pronouncements of the Clippers’ Patrick Beverley over the weekend. Even as he gave props to the Lakers for besting them in a matchup the Staples Center marquee boldly proclaimed as a “Battle for L.A.,” he belittled the contributions of Most Valuable Player candidate LeBron James. “We gotta give them a lot of credit,” he said in the aftermath. “Living in L.A., it’s hard to deal with this loss, but we have to wash this down the shower, keep getting better, and we will.” Which was all well and good. However, he also couldn’t resist throwing a ridiculously off-target jab at the leader of the purpose and gold, arguing in response to queries from Inside the Green Room’s Harrison Sanford that defending the latter was “no challenge and “not hard at all.”
The country's trade-in-goods deficit narrowed in January after merchandise export growth outpaced the increase in imports, the government reported this morning. Preliminary data released...
THE GOVERNMENT will likely tap the offshore market to raise around $1 billion to $1.5 billion in dollar-denominated papers and $1 billion via yen bonds this year, but is unlikely to return to the yuan bond space in the first half as the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak continues to affect China’s economy.
THE National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) estimated up to 60,000 jobs in the tourism and manufacturing sectors may be lost if the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak persists until June.
PHILIPPINE STOCKS plunged by nearly seven percent on Monday, its biggest decline in more than a decade and setting the stage for a return to bear market territory.
PHILIPPINE central bank Governor Benjamin E. Diokno’s plate is full as he starts his second year in office.
THE new rules on real estate investment trust (REIT) is starting to attract businesses outside traditional property developers, as operators of toll roads and airports have begun studying the potential of such fund-raising tool.
SENIOR management officials of Cebu Pacific have decided to take a pay cut as the coronavirus outbreak continues to affect the budget carrier’s operations.
DESPITE a 35% increase in its revenues for 2019, Chelsea Logistics and Infrastructure Holdings Corp. said it failed to achieve profitability in that year, citing the full costing of ships it deployed, expenses it incurred for new vessels and the construction of its new warehouse complex.
THE Philippine real estate industry is seen to keep growing this year, driven by the kickoff of real estate investment trusts (REITs), expanding business process outsourcing (BPO) industry and strong consumer demand.
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