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THE NATIONAL ID program will receive a higher funding next year to fast-track implementation, Budget Secretary Wendel E. Avisado said on Wednesday, but did not give a specific amount.

DTI urges companies to take advantage of automation opportunities to survive

THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said more automation and digitization after the pandemic will help companies survive, and pressed the private sector to take advantage of the “opportunity” to modernize operations to be ready for the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution.

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PRESIDENT RODRIGO R. Duterte on Monday bragged that he has brought down “the oligarchy” without authoritarian rule.

Alleged violations best taken to proper forum, says lawmaker

THE ALLEGED violations of ABS-CBN Corp. should have been taken to a proper forum, instead of serving as basis for the cancellation of its franchise, a senator said on Monday.

Gov’t says 1M people tested for COVID-19

THE government is on track to boost its coronavirus testing capacity, having tested about a million people, it said on Monday.

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THE CIVIL Service Commission (CSC) has eased the recruitment rules for medical professionals as well as social workers as the country grapples with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak.

DoF, BSP renew push for lifting of bank secrecy

THE Department of Finance (DoF) and the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) renewed their call for the lifting of bank secrecy, after the Philippines was dragged into a financial scandal involving German payments company Wirecard AG last month.

House rejects ABS-CBN plea to extend franchise

Philippine lawmakers on Friday rejected the franchise application of ABS-CBN Corp. — a broadcast network critical of President Rodrigo R. Duterte — in what...

House to decide on ABS-CBN’s franchise on July 10

Lawmakers are expected to vote on the application of ABS-CBN Corp. for a franchise extension as they wrap up the scrutiny of the Lopez-led media network that had been ordered shut since early May.

DA proposes P284.4-billion budget for 2021

THE Department of Agriculture (DA) proposed a P284.4-billion budget for 2021 to “sustain, reboot and grow” the agriculture and fisheries sector and make it more resilient as the economy recovers.

BPO sector says it’s enforcing health rules among workers

THE OUTSOURCING industry on Tuesday denied allegations of lax protocols at the workplace amid a coronavirus pandemic.

ABS-CBN denies allegations of bias

A SHUTTERED broadcast network critical of President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Monday said it has mechanisms for handling mistakes amid allegations of bias.