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A bill seeking to address the initial non-exemption of vaccine imports from duties, taxes, and has been filed in the House of Representatives. Muntinlupa Representative...
THE Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said the government, including President Rodrigo R. Duterte, will not ease the pressure on telecommunications companies to improve their services.
A SENATOR has filed a resolution asking the government to allow local governments and the private sector to order coronavirus vaccines.
THE PHILIPPINES will wait for an emergency use authorization (EUA) from its Food and Drug Administration (FDA) before accepting and using 500,000 doses of coronavirus vaccines donated by China, according to the Health department.
THE GOVERNMENT is barred from disclosing the prices of coronavirus vaccines it ordered from suppliers under the terms of the contracts, President Rodrigo R. Duterte said on Monday night.
THE GOVERNMENT is in talks with dozens of logistic companies in time for the arrival of coronavirus vaccines in mid-February, an official said on Tuesday.
THE ADMINISTRATION is focused on delivering the needed fiscal boost for the economic recovery and may not certify as urgent a number of economic reform bills pending in Congress, the President’s spokesman Herminio L. Roque said.
MALACAÑANG on Monday said the coronavirus vaccine the government would order from China’s Sinovac Biotech Ltd. was competitively priced.
STRONGER ties between the Philippines and China would hasten their economic recovery amid a global coronavirus pandemic, President Rodrigo R. Duterte said at the weekend.
Deputy Speaker calls for early approval of economic amendments to Constitution It would be better to pass pending economic reform measures instead of pushing for...
The Department of Labor on Employment (DOLE) is beefing up its campaign against business establishments that do not observe health protocols against the coronavirus...
THE PHILIPPINES would probably include the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in its travel ban after a Filipino from Dubai tested positive for a more contagious coronavirus variant first detected in the United Kingdom (UK), according to the presidential palace.
THE NATIONAL Government won’t restrict mayors and governors in choosing a particular coronavirus vaccine for their people, President Rodrigo R. Duterte said on Wednesday night.
GIVING President Rodrigo R. Duterte a coronavirus vaccine shot would probably persuade hesitant Filipinos to get vaccinated, according to the country’s vaccine czar.
THE GOVERNMENT would probably miss its target of ordering 148 million doses of coronavirus vaccines by the year-end, according to a senator.
THE National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Monday filed new criminal and administrative complaints against officials of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) over alleged irregularities in a financial assistance program for health care institutions hammered by “fortuitous” events like the coronavirus pandemic.
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has ordered the suspension of all mining on an island in Tawi-Tawi, within the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, a cabinet official said Tuesday.
A LAWMAKER on Sunday urged the government to ease online small business registration by removing fees imposed by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR).
THE HOUSE contingent to the bicameral conference committee harmonizing the two chambers’ Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises (CREATE) bills are pushing for expanded incentives to be awarded to investments made outside the capital region.
The labor department said its recovery blueprint for employment will enlist multiple government agencies to bring about safer workplaces, improved business and consumer confidence,...
THE House of Representatives needs to fast-track a measure closing a loophole in a tax law authorizing the collection of a 5% franchise tax...
SPEAKER Lord Allan Q. Velasco on Thursday filed House Bill (HB) No. 8316, which authorizes the President to suspend scheduled increases in member contributions to the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) “in times of national emergency or when the public interest so requires.”
OPPOSITION senators on Thursday thumbed down a fresh push at the House of Representatives to change the Constitution, saying it was likely to fail and waste lawmakers’ time.
A MORE contagious coronavirus strain that has caused a fresh surge in cases in Europe has yet to reach Philippine shores, Health authorities said on Wednesday.
THE PHILIPPINES is expected to grant the emergency use authorization for the coronavirus vaccine developed by Pfizer, according to the chief of the local Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte signed measures extending the validity of the funds authorized by the 2020 national budget as well as those appropriated for the government’s second stimulus package.
SENATORS on Tuesday urged the government to investigate the inoculation of 100,000 Chinese workers at offshore gaming companies in the Philippines using a smuggled coronavirus vaccine from China.