Philippines still at low risk from COVID, says DoH

THE PHILIPPINES remains at low risk from the coronavirus despite rising infections, health authorities said on Tuesday.

Ombudsman clears de Lima of bribery charges 

The Office of the Ombudsman has dismissed bribery charges against former Senator Leila M. de Lima, who has been in jail since Feb. 2017 for drug trafficking. 

DFA keeps Alert Level 1 for Israel after cease-fire

THE DEPARTMENT of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has kept its first Alert Level 1 for Israel, as it welcomed a cease-fire between Israeli and Palestinian fighters in the Gaza strip.

Cebu City rushes to address flooding problems

THE CEBU City government is speeding up the rollout of several measures to address persistent flooding problems as one of the worst incidents was recorded last week with waist-high water along major roads and makeshift houses along waterways getting swept away. 

3 companies invest P468M for banana plantation in former Maguindanao conflict zone

A FORMER combat zone between Moro rebels and government forces in the small town of Matanog in Maguindanao province has been transformed into a banana plantation with a P468-million outlay from three companies, the Bangsamoro investment board said. 

Senator gives push to appointment of Marawi compensation board members 

A SENATOR on Tuesday filed a resolution calling for action on the establishment of a compensation board that will process the claims of those who lost family members and whose properties were damaged during the 2017 Marawi siege.

Tourism chief eyes better, ‘Filipino-branded’ air and sea ports

THE DEPARTMENT of Tourism (DoT) is partnering with transport authorities for a plan to improve air and sea ports across the country, and install common elements that will give these facilities a distinct “Filipino brand.”

Senate bill seeks to speed up upgrade, increase of health facilities 

A SENATOR has refiled a bill that seeks to expedite the implementation of a development plan for improving existing health facilities and building new ones in unserved and underserved areas.

FVR laid to rest at heroes’ cemetery

FORMER President Fidel V. Ramos, who passed away at age 94 on July 31, was laid to rest Tuesday at the national heroes’ cemetery, where he was accorded a state funeral with full military honors.

Philippine infection rate rose by 13% in past week

DAILY coronavirus infections in the Philippines rose by 13% in the past week from a week earlier, according to the Department of Health (DoH).

Boost transport capacity before physical classes, agencies urged

A TRANSPORT group on Monday urged the Philippine government to increase the capacity of public transportation as the country shifts to face-to-face classes starting this month.

Marcos asks cops to temper use of force while on duty

PHILIPPINE President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. on Monday asked police to temper their use of force while enforcing the law.
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