Posts Tagged COVID-19 pandemic

Sotto urges DepEd to formulate flexible tuition payment terms amid quarantine

Robie de Guzman   •   June 9, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Senate President Vicente Sotto III on Tuesday called on the Department of Education (DepEd) to formulate a “flexible” tuition payment scheme that would help parents whose sources...

PH gov’t urged to prioritize plight of workers in economic recovery plan

Robie de Guzman   •   June 9, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Joel Villanueva has urged the national government to include the welfare of workers among its top priorities in creating a recovery plan for the country amid...

PH gov’t urged to give subsidies to private schools amid COVID-19 pandemic

Robie de Guzman   •   June 8, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Sherwin Gatchalian is calling on the national government to provide subsidies to help struggling private schools to keep afloat amid the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic....

Misery in America as coronavirus death toll exceeds 100,000

UNTV News   •   May 28, 2020

The United States reached a grim milestone on Wednesday (May 27) as the coronavirus death toll exceeded 100,000 people, amid the ongoing global scramble to contain the virus and find...

No company is filing for bankruptcy just yet in PH — DOLE

Marje Pelayo   •   May 25, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — A number of companies across the globe have filed for bankruptcy as a result of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.  Fortunately in the Philippines, no company has...

PH Immigration to use digitized arrival cards, boarding passes for passengers under ‘new normal’

Robie de Guzman   •   May 21, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Bureau of Immigration (BI) is looking to implement the use of digitized arrival cards and records for “more effective passenger monitoring” and lessen person-to-person contact at...

House solon wants charter change proposals shelved ‘indefinitely’

Robie de Guzman   •   May 21, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Cagayan de Oro Second District Representative Rufus Rodriguez on Thursday said he will propose the suspension of deliberations on the controversial charter change (Cha-Cha) proposals amid the...

2GO waives P35-M rental fee for quarantine ships

Maris Federez   •   April 23, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Business tycoon Dennis Uy has clarified that the use of the shipping and logistics company 2Go’s vessels was offered to the government as a donation to be...

867 repatriated Filipino sailors from Florida back in PH – DFA

Robie de Guzman   •   April 20, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – A total of 867 Filipino seafarers repatriated from Florida in the United States (US) have arrived in the Philippines on Monday amid the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19)...

Duque vows to continue to serve; will answer senators’ call for resignation ‘in due time’

Marje Pelayo   •   April 16, 2020

Manila, Philippines – In a surprise move, 15 senators filed a resolution on Thursday (April 16) seeking the resignation of Health Secretary Francisco Duque III while the country is in...

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