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THE health department reported on Friday 3,093 new coronavirus cases, the highest daily case rate in almost five months, and more cases of the...
PRISONERS, or formally referred to as persons deprived of liberty (PDLs), are included in the government’s priority groups for vaccination against coronavirus, the Health...
A LAWMAKER seeks to investigate the alleged non-compliance of food delivery app companies to providing a 20% discount to senior citizens. In a statement on...
THE Philippine Business for Education (PBEd) has signed an agreement with the Analytics Association of the Philippines (AAP), the Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines, Inc. (SEIPI), and the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) which will create industry councils that will work to increase the employability of young people.
THE House energy committee has approved a bill that sets the regulatory framework for the shipment and distribution of imported natural gas.
WORKING MOTHERS across the region continue to face challenges adapting to the pandemic even as most workers overall grow more accustomed to remote work arrangements, professional networking site LinkedIn said.
THE National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has until the end of this week to submit its report on the shootout between police officers and agents of the drug enforcement agency last Feb. 24, where three law enforcers and one informant died while several others were injured.
THE Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) said it will withdraw the tax-stamp exemption of export cigarettes, after a legislator cited the potential for these products to enter the market as tax-free smuggled goods.
THE HOUSE Committee on Banks and Financial Intermediaries approved a bill calling for the partial lifting of the Bank Secrecy Law, which will include a provision to protect financial institutions from cases or suits in connection with deposit examinations.
BANKS SHOULD USE their excess capital to expand their services instead of increasing fees for cash machine services, a lawmakers said, after the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas tweaked its rules on fees this month.
THE House of Representatives approved on Wednesday the franchise renewal of Franciscan Broadcasting Corp. on second reading.
AN alliance of overseas Filipino (OFWs) workers slammed recent statements by Labor officials offering to lift the cap on the deployment of healthcare workers to...
THE fourth session of oral arguments on petitions against the anti-terrorism law scheduled on Tuesday has been moved to March as some of the Supreme Court justices “are on self-quarantine as a precaution against COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019),” the court announced on Monday.
THE Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) said the emergency P100 daily salary increase petitioned by some labor groups is unlikely to be granted by the wage board as businesses continue to suffer from the economic onslaught brought by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis.
MAYORS in the capital Metro Manila will recommend a limit of 20% to 30% of seating capacity when cinemas are allowed to reopen by...
THE national task force handling the coronavirus response has directed pension agencies to come up with new procedures that will no longer require pensioners...
THE easing of rules on live events such as concerts is under consideration, according to Trade Secretary Ramon M. Lopez. "We do not immediately...
THE INTER agency task force leading the country’s coronavirus pandemic response will discuss next week plans to hold a dry run for limited in-person classes, according to the presidential Palace.
CONGRESSMEN are considering creating a P500-million fund that will cover damage claims in case people get sick from coronavirus vaccine shots.
THE Department of Agriculture (DA) has proposed to Malacañang a drastic expansion in the volume of imported pork to 404,000 metric tons (MT), a measure intended to address rising food prices and quell a potential inflation crisis.
THE leadership of the House of Representatives is claiming support from 224 legislators for the proposed P420-billion stimulus package which will become the third Bayanihan law if passed.
THE tax provisions of a bill allowing local government units (LGUs) to bypass procurement rules in the emergency purchase of vaccines has cleared the House Committee on Ways and Means.
THE House Committee on Ways and Means said it approved the tax break clauses of a bill laying down the rights of freelance workers.
A LABOR group on Monday said it would seek a P100 wage increase across the board next week amid a coronavirus pandemic.
THE franchise renewal of ABS-CBN Corp. will have to wait until the next Congress as measures to address the pandemic will be the priority of lawmakers, House Speaker Lord Allan Jay Q. Velasco said on Thursday, days after the President vowed to block the network’s operations.
Trucks and trailers will be banned from crossing the Nagtahan Flyover in Manila starting February 20 to avoid further damage and potential accidents on the structure that is already lined up for repair, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced Thursday. The agency said light vehicles can still use the bridge, based on the recommendation of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).
A PROPONENT of the third Bayanihan stimulus bill, Marikina Representative Stella Luz A. Quimbo, said the government has sufficient resources to implement another economic package, contrary to the Palace’s claims.