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TYPHOON QUINTA (international name: Molave), the 17th to enter the Philippine area and one of the strongest so far this year, left a trail of flooding and landslides in parts of mainland Luzon and neighboring islands in the south, but there were no immediate reports of casualties as preemptive evacuations were undertaken in high-risk areas.
A LEGISLATOR who chairs the House committee dealing with economic stimulus said the chamber should consider a new measure that would extend the effectivity of the current stimulus law, known as Bayanihan II, because of the slowness of its implementation.
A PROGRAM that will provide free technical-vocational skills and employability training for at least 1,000 out-of-school youth in the country was launched Thursday.
THE GOVERNMENT should consider allowing independent experts to investigate the alleged corruption within the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), an infrastructure think-tank said Thursday.
A SENIOR PARTY-LIST legislator asked power-industry regulators to implement an installment-payment policy on power bills until Jan. 31, instead of allowing power companies to disconnect customers who have fallen behind on their payments.
The Department of Tourism (DoT) has ordered the Philippine Retirement Authority (PRA) to suspend the issuance of Special Retirement Residence Visas (SRRV) pending the...
The government will pay its obligation to the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) for conducting coronavirus tests, Malacanang said Friday. Presidential Spokesman Harry L. Roque said...
The country’s legislature, which is composed of a significant number of Catholics, should now abandon its conservative views on marriage as the head of...
The government’s task force on pandemic response has allowed the operations of motorcycle taxis, as the country gradually re-opens its economy to bounce back...
THE GOVERNMENT should consider subsidizing the 13th month salary payments of micro and small enterprises (MSEs) worth about P3.5 billion using standby funds, according to the country’s Labor chief.
THE DEPARTMENT of Health (DoH) reported 2,379 coronavirus infections on Sunday, bringing the total to 356,618.
VICE-President Maria Leonor G. Robredo on Sunday renewed calls to fast-track the rebuilding of Marawi City three years after it was liberated from homegrown terrorists linked to the Islamic State (IS).
The House of Representatives was due to pass on third and final reading late Friday a measure seeking to grant the President powers to...
THOUSANDS OF JOB openings in both the private and public sectors are now available on the government’s job listings platform, the Labor department said Thursday.
HOUSE LEGISLATORS have filed their bill which would grant the President authorization to reduce red tape powers during national emergencies such as the current pandemic.
CONGRESSMEN on Wednesday sought to double the Office of the Vice President’s P679-million budget after it was given the lowest allocation in next year’s P4.5-trillion appropriations.
SPEAKER Lord Allan Q. Velasco and his predecessor Alan Peter S. Cayetano have agreed to work together to fast-track the passage of next year’s P4.5-trillion national budget after fighting over the position, according to the presidential palace.
DEPUTY Speaker Paolo S. Duterte on Thursday said Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Jay Q. Velasco should assert the term-sharing deal with Speaker Alan Peter S. Cayetano.
THE PHILIPPINE government will probably operate under a re-enacted budget again next year amid a leadership squabble at the House of Representatives, which will delay the expansion of some key services including the battle against a coronavirus pandemic, senators said.
THE HOUSE of Representatives on Tuesday approved next year’s P4.5-trillion national budget on second reading after Speaker Alan Peter S. Cayetano, who has rejected a term-sharing deal he agreed to last year, moved to terminate debates and sessions until Nov. 16.
THE Philippines should look at renewable energy sources instead of trying to revive the mothballed Bataan Nuclear Power Plant, a lawmaker from the province said on Monday.