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MANILA is considering ending a program giving Chinese nationals a visa upon arrival in Manila due to health and human trafficking concerns, according to a Philippine envoy.
JANSSEN Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson will start clinical trials of its coronavirus vaccine in the Philippines this week, according to the Department of Science and Technology (DoST).
THE GOVERNMENT should look at underspending issues before it starts talks of a third stimulus package to help sectors hit by a coronavirus pandemic, according to a senator.
CONGRESS ratified on Wednesday the proposed Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises (CREATE) law, which will cut corporate income tax (CIT), streamline fiscal incentives and ease coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine importation.
JOHN Henry R. Osmeña, a seasoned former senator who fought the late dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos in the 1970s, has died. He was 86.
THE PHILIPPINES will try to order 178 million doses of coronavirus vaccines so it can inoculate more than 90 million Filipinos this year, according to the presidential palace.
THE GOVERNMENT will need to set aside about P9.6 trillion to meet its obligations to retired military and uniformed personnel (MUP) if it does not reform their pension arrangements, a key senator said.
THE SENATE on Monday concurred with President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s decision to agree to a United Nations (UN) treaty banning nuclear weapons.
SENATORS on Monday questioned the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) limited use of its P24-billion allocation from the second stimulus package, known as Bayanihan II, as well as higher pork prices.
JIRO A. NOBLE, 14, has been trying to learn Algebra on his own since classes started in October amid a coronavirus pandemic.
THE Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has directed local government units (LGUs) to align their executive orders (EOs) with National Government policy in restricting the movement of live hogs.
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte should let the Philippine Navy join war games in the South China Sea after China passed a law allowing its coast guard to fire at foreign vessels in the disputed waterway, political analysts said.
THE PHILIPPINES has filed a diplomatic protest against China after it passed a law allowing its coast guard to fire at foreign vessels in the South China Sea.
A SENATOR has filed a bill that seeks to compensate people who might get sick from coronavirus vaccine shots.
THE DEPARTMENT of Health (DoH) reported 1,949 coronavirus infections on Sunday, bringing the total to 513,619.
THE COUNTRY’S vaccine czar met with some Senate leaders on Wednesday to assure them that coronavirus vaccines bought by the government were not overpriced.
GOVERNMENT prosecutors have dismissed a complaint against an administration senator accused of violating lockdown rules amid a coronavirus pandemic.
A SENATOR has filed a resolution asking the government to allow local governments and the private sector to order coronavirus vaccines.
THE BICAMERAL Conference Committee on Tuesday approved the bill strengthening the anti-money laundering law, although a key amendment pushed by Malacañang was not included in the final version.
THE HOUSE Committee on Labor and Employment approved in principle the bill that will grant paid leave to workers who contracted the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and those placed on floating status during the pandemic.
A MEASURE extending until 2031, the lifeline power rate subsidy granted to low-income households was approved in the Senate on third and final reading Monday.
CONGRESS should leave changes to the 1987 Constitution to the next administration, a senator said on Monday, noting that foreign ownership limits may be relaxed by law.