‘Circuit breaker’ lockdown urged on Delta spike

RESEARCHERS from the country’s premier university on Tuesday flagged a fresh surge in coronavirus infections in Manila, the capital and nearby cities amid the threat of a more contagious Delta variant from India.

Analysts cite lack of change after Duterte promise 5 years ago

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte failed to reform the country’s dynastic political system after promising to bring about change five years ago, analysts said.

Bayer partners with NGOs for urban farm in Payatas

BAYER PHILIPPINES has partnered with non-government organizations for a project that will establish an urban farm in Payatas, Quezon City to encourage vegetable consumption and help attain food security.

DPWH expects to generate 1.6 million jobs this year 

THE DEPARTMENT of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said Tuesday it expects to generate 1.6 million jobs this year. 

House probe sought on delivery drivers’ working conditions

HOUSE LAWMAKERS belonging to the progressive Makabayan bloc and Trade Union Congress Party-list Rep. Raymond Democrito C. Mendoza filed resolutions calling for an inquiry on the working conditions of food and grocery delivery drivers.

Peso slips ahead of Fed review

THE PESO closed nearly flat versus the greenback on Monday as local stocks declined and ahead of the US Federal Reserve’s two-day policy meeting this week.

PHL shares drop further ahead of Duterte’s SONA

PHILIPPINE shares declined ahead of President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s State of the Nation (SONA) address on Monday and lingering worries about the Delta variant of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Ease of paying taxes bill in House priority list

THE HOUSE of Representatives will include the ease of paying taxes bill among its priorities, Speaker Lord Allan Jay Q. Velasco said on Monday as the 18th Congress reconvened for its third and final regular session.

Local transmission being assessed on Delta variant cases

THE DEPARTMENT of Health (DoH) is already studying whether there is already a community transmission of the more contagious coronavirus Delta variant, the type that is ravaging southeast Asian countries.

Nurses’ group slams continued shortage of health workers

A GROUP of nurses slammed the administration of President Rodrigo R. Duterte for its failure to address the shortage of nurses and other healthcare workers.