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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.
MAYORS IN Metro Manila have recommended to extend the quarantine measures that are in effect until end-August while the national task force on the coronavirus response were still meeting as of Monday late afternoon on what will be the lockdown status of the capital starting Sept. 1.
THE PHILIPPINES may have to wait for almost a year before getting Russia’s vaccine against the coronavirus, the presidential palace said on Thursday.
AN inter-agency task force against the coronavirus has deputized Cabinet officials to oversee the pandemic situation in Metro Manila and nearby provinces.
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte was set to meet with Cabinet officials later on Sunday to discuss the appeal of health workers to put Metro Manila back under a strict lockdown as coronavirus infections topped 100,000.
THE Philippine government has reimposed a ban on leisure travel overseas after insurance companies rejected coverage for Filipinos seeking to leave the country amid a coronavirus pandemic.
THE PHILIPPINE government is looking for “peaceful and diplomatic means” to assert the country’s sovereignty over parts of the disputed South China Sea, the President’s spokesperson said on Wednesday.
THE government may hire jobless jeepney drivers as coronavirus contact tracers, the presidential palace said on Wednesday.
THE government will allow religious and work-related gatherings under a relaxed lockdown in some areas of the country, the presidential palace said on Thursday.
PRESIDENTIAL spokesperson Harry L. Roque, Jr. on Wednesday said he opposes the passage of a bill penalizing government officials who create or spread fake news, saying the proposed measure may be used to target government officials in the opposition.