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Govt implements 30-day grace period for loans during Luzon-wide quarantine

Govt implements 30-day grace period for loans during Luzon-wide quarantine By: Catherine S. Valente, TMT Manilatimes.net / April 1, 2020 Retrieved April 1, 2020 https://www.manilatimes.net/2020/04/01/news/latest-stories/govt-implements-30-day-grace-period-for-loans-during-luzon-wide-quarantine/708566/ THE government has implemented a mandatory grace period for all loan payment dues falling within the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) period. Under the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of … Continue reading

DoF: Bayanihan law orders loan-payment extension

DoF: Bayanihan law orders loan-payment extension By: Mayvelin U. Caraballo, TMT Manilatimes.net / April 2, 2020 Retrieved April 2, 2020 https://www.manilatimes.net/2020/04/02/business/business-top/dof-bayanihan-law-orders-loan-payment-extension/708837/ Lenders must give their borrowers a one-month extension to pay their obligations without additional charges under Republic Act 11469, or the “Bayanihan to Heal as One Act,” the Department of Finance (DoF) said on … Continue reading

Sotto to NBI: We complied

Sotto to NBI: We complied By: THE MANILA TIMES Manilatimes.net / April 2, 2020 Retrieved April 2, 2020 https://www.manilatimes.net/2020/04/02/news/latest-stories/sotto-to-nbi-we-complied/708899/ Pasig City Mayor Victor Maria “Vico” Sotto on Wednesday hit the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) for ordering him allegedly violating the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act. “We complied with all directives,” he tweeted. “Hindi … Continue reading

Speaker mulls creation of COVID-19 advisory group

Speaker mulls creation of COVID-19 advisory group By: Keith A. Calayag Tribune.net.ph / 10:25 PM April 1, 2020 Retrieved April 1, 2020 https://tribune.net.ph/index.php/2020/04/01/speaker-mulls-creation-of-covid-19-advisory-group/ House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano urged the government on Wednesday to create an advisory group composing of former health secretaries and experienced doctors including ‘social media doctor’ and senatorial bet Willy Ong … Continue reading

AO 27 to fast-track PPE distribution

AO 27 to fast-track PPE distribution The Palace warned the public to be careful in sharing text messages of social media posts as they may be held liable for violations of the law, including on the spreading of fake and malicious information. By: Francis Wakefield Tribune.net.ph / 4:43 PM April 2, 2020 Retrieved April 2, … Continue reading

House members slam PACC call to probe VP

House members slam PACC call to probe VP By: Keith A. Calayag Tribune.net.ph / 5:30 PM April 2, 2020 Retrieved April 2, 2020 https://tribune.net.ph/index.php/2020/04/02/house-members-slam-pacc-call-to-probe-vp/ Lawmakers on Thursday slammed the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) for calling for a probe into Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo’s efforts to address COVID-19 pandemic. In a text message to … Continue reading

Yap: Criticize but constructively

Yap: Criticize but constructively Yap defended the government amid criticisms and said it may not be perfect but it is trying its best. By: Keith A. Calayag Tribune.net.ph / 6:13 PM April 2, 2020 Retrieved April 2, 2020 https://tribune.net.ph/index.php/2020/04/02/yap-criticize-but-constructively/ House Committee on Appropriations Chairperson and ACT-CIS Partylist Eric Yap told celebrities and influencers to help … Continue reading

Salceda calls for extension of quarantine

Salceda calls for extension of quarantine By: Keith A. Calayag Tribune.net.ph / 10:04 PM April 2, 2020 Retrieved April 2, 2020 https://tribune.net.ph/index.php/2020/04/02/salceda-calls-for-extension-of-quarantine/ House Committee on Ways and Means Chairperson and Albay Rep. Joey Salceda on Thursday urged the government to extend the Luzon-wide quarantine for another two weeks after it ends on 13 April. Salceda … Continue reading

Expedite release of financial assistance to poor – Bong Go

Expedite release of financial assistance to poor – Bong Go By: Javier J. Ismael Manilatimes.net / April 2, 2020 Retrieved April 2, 2020 https://www.manilatimes.net/2020/04/02/news/top-stories/expedite-release-of-financial-assistance-to-poor-bong-go/708733/ SEN. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Wednesday urged the government to take steps in expediting the release of financial assistance to displaced workers and vulnerable sectors through the Department of Labor … Continue reading

DSWD distributes aid cards

DSWD distributes aid cards By: Arlie O. Calalo Manilatimes.net / April 2, 2020 Retrieved April 2, 2020 https://www.manilatimes.net/2020/04/02/news/top-stories/dswd-distributes-aid-cards/708687/ THE Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has started the house-to-house distribution of social amelioration card forms to 18 million families that would benefit from the government’s emergency subsidy program. The forms will the basis for … Continue reading

PACC monitors aid distribution, warns officials

PACC monitors aid distribution, warns officials By: William B. Depasupil Manilatimes.net / April 2, 2020 Retrieved April 2, 2020 https://www.manilatimes.net/2020/04/02/news/top-stories/pacc-monitors-aid-distribution-warns-officials/708681/ THE Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) has warned local government units (LGUs) and other concerned government agencies that are in the forefront of distributing emergency aid not to politicize the giving of assistance to the beneficiaries. … Continue reading

Gov’t to file cases vs. LGU officials who commit ‘grave violations’ of ECQ regulations

Gov’t to file cases vs. LGU officials who commit ‘grave violations’ of ECQ regulations By: Genalyn Kabiling MB.com.ph / 10:12 PM April 2, 2020 Retrieved April 2, 2020 https://news.mb.com.ph/2020/04/02/govt-to-file-cases-vs-lgu-officials-who-commit-grave-violations-of-ecq-regulations/ The government is prepared to file cases against local government officials who commit “grave violations” of the Luzon-wide quarantine regulations, a Palace official said Thursday. The … Continue reading

CIDG nabs profiteer with P15-million worth of face masks

CIDG nabs profiteer with P15-million worth of face masks By: Aaron Recuenco MB.com.ph / 9:33 PM April 2, 2020 Retrieved April 2, 2020 https://news.mb.com.ph/2020/04/02/cidg-nabs-profiteer-with-p15-million-worth-of-face-masks/ Operatives of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) have seized more than P15 million worth of face masks which were reportedly being sold at a higher price. CIDG Director Maj. … Continue reading

Solons denounce PACC, NBI moves vs. Robredo, Vico Sotto

Solons denounce PACC, NBI moves vs. Robredo, Vico Sotto By: Ben Rosario MB.com.ph / 8:32 PM April 2, 2020 Retrieved April 2, 2020 https://news.mb.com.ph/2020/04/02/solons-denounce-pacc-nbi-moves-vs-robredo-vico-sotto/ Administration and opposition congressmen both decried today the move of the Philippine Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) to investigate Vice President Leni Robredo for allegedly soliciting donations aimed at undermining efforts of the … Continue reading

Solon seeks two-week extension of quarantine in Luzon

Solon seeks two-week extension of quarantine in Luzon By: Neil Arwin Mercado – Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ INQUIRER.net / 07:33 PM April 02, 2020 Retrieved April 2, 2020 from https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1253090/solon-seeks-two-week-extension-of-quarantine-in-luzon MANILA, Philippines — Another lawmaker is seeking a two-week extension of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) imposed in the Luzon region amid the coronavirus pandemic. Albay 2nd District Rep. Joey … Continue reading

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