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PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte gave his most forceful defense of a 2016 United Nations (UN) ruling favoring the Philippines in a sea dispute with China, in a move that could signal the end of friendly ties with its neighbor, analysts said.
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has approved the filing of criminal charges against top officials of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) for corruption.
THE DEPARTMENT of Health (DoH) reported 3,544 coronavirus infections on Tuesday, bringing the total to 269,407.
THE DEPARTMENT of Interior and Local Government (DILG) has suspended 89 village officials pending their probe for corruption involving state subsidies to the poor amid a Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
President Rodrigo R. Duterte has approved the filing of criminal charges against top officials of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) for corruption. In a...
A GROUP of medical societies has opposed a government decision to relax social distancing rules in public utility vehicles, which it said could lead to a fresh spike in coronavirus infections.
THE PHILIPPINES on Sunday deported a US marine convicted in 2015 for killing a Filipino transgender and whom President Rodrigo R. Duterte had pardoned.
THE DEPARTMENT of Labor and Employment (DoLE) will launch free online courses to Fillipino seafarers to boost their knowledge and skills on safety, among other subjects.
SEVERAL FACILITIES for patients and healthcare workers are now being rushed by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in Bacolod City after the local government sought the national task force’s help in addressing the rising number of coronavirus cases.
The government will soon resume its polio and measles immunization program for children despite the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The Inter-Agency Task Force...
The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) on Friday said that it supports the measure of lawmakers to place provincial jails under BJMP’s...
THE BUSINESS sector is appealing to President Rodrigo R. Duterte to issue an order that will ease the licensing requirement on satellite access to speed up the delivery of internet services, especially outside major urban areas.
THE GOVERNMENT is studying a proposal to relax its deployment ban for health workers by allowing those whose contracts were signed as of August to leave the country.
THE GOVERNMENT is looking at enforcing aggressive isolation measures and prohibiting home quarantine for coronavirus patients to bring down the infection rate further, according to Carlito G. Galvez, Jr., chief enforcer of the state’s anti-COVID-19 efforts.
THE House of Representatives approved on final reading a bill that will grant San Miguel Aerocity, Inc. the authority over the construction and management of an airport and an adjacent “airport city” in Bulacan.
LOCAL coronavirus infections have slowed, according to the chief enforcer of the government’s anti-virus efforts.
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has pardoned a US marine whom a Philippine court convicted in 2015 for killing a transgender Filipino sex worker in a case that had ignited anti-American sentiment in the former US colony.
More than 190,000 workers from 10,177 businesses have been displaced by the coronavirus pandemic, the Labor department said in its latest report.
THE SENATE committee that investigated the alleged widespread corruption in the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) has recommended the filing of criminal and administrative charges against those involved in irregularities, including top ranking officials.