House rep says media protection bill advancing in Senate

ONE of the principal authors of a proposed law that seeks to provide media workers more protection and benefits is optimistic that the bill will be passed by the Senate before Congress goes on recess from Feb. 5 to May 22 for the May elections. 

Philippine COVID cases hit record

Coronavirus infections in the Philippines hit another record on Friday at 37,207, as the country struggles to contain a fresh surge in cases spurred by the highly mutated Omicron variant.  This brought the...

Gov’t to use transport marshals

The government would deploy “mystery passengers” to monitor compliance with its no vaccination, no ride policy in public transportation starting Jan. 17, according to the Transportation department.  “That’s how we can implement...

Another lawmaker seeks ‘hacking’ probe

Another resolution has been filed at the House of Representatives that seeks to investigate the alleged data breach at the Commission on Elections (Comelec).  Cavite Rep. Elpidio F. Barzaga, Jr. filed a...

Most businesses complied with COVID rules

Most establishments in Metro Manila have complied with minimum public health standards against the coronavirus, according to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).  More than 94% or...

GSIS offers loans to typhoon victims

The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) on Friday said it was now offering emergency loans to members hit by Typhoon Rai, locally named Odette.  The...

Philippines posts record coronavirus infections

THE PHILIPPINES posted 34,021 coronavirus infections on Thursday — a fresh record — while active cases reached 237,387, also the highest since the pandemic started.

Lawmakers reject transport ban on unvaccinated

SENATORS on Thursday rejected a government plan to ban unvaccinated people from public transportation in the National Capital Region.

Duterte signs bill that shortens adoption process 

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed into law a measure shortening the process of child adoption in the Philippines. 

Filipino in hijacked UAE cargo ship is safe — DFA official

A FILIPINO in a hijacked United Arab Emirates (UAE) cargo ship was safe, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Thursday. 

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