Senate awaits Malacañang’s weekly report on distribution of crisis subsidy

Senate awaits Malacañang’s weekly report on distribution of crisis subsidy By: Christia Marie Ramos – Reporter / @CMRamosINQ INQUIRER.net / 11:49 AM March 30, 2020 Retrieved March 30, 2020 from https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1250880/senate-awaits-malacanangs-weekly-report-on-distribution-of-crisis-subsidy MANILA, Philippines — Senate President Vicente Sotto III said he expects Malacañang to report to Congress updates on the distribution of the emergency subsidy to the 18 million … Continue reading

Lacson: Wage earners getting hungry, but where’s the cash subsidy?

Lacson: Wage earners getting hungry, but where’s the cash subsidy? ‘A HUNGRY STOMACH KNOWS NO LAW’ By: Neil Arwin Mercado – Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ INQUIRER.net / 04:02 PM March 30, 2020 Retrieved March 30, 2020 from https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1251075/lacson-distribution-of-cash-subsidy-story MANILA, Philippines — The government should already be distributing the emergency subsidy for some 18 million households amid the coronavirus pandemic, Senator … Continue reading

After Duterte got extra powers, what now? – Pangilinan

After Duterte got extra powers, what now? – Pangilinan By: Neil Arwin Mercado – Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ INQUIRER.net / 04:40 PM March 30, 2020 Retrieved March 30, 2020 from https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1251031/after-duterte-got-extra-powers-what-now-pangilinan MANILA, Philippines — Five days since President Rodrigo Duterte was granted additional powers to address the COVID-19 epidemic in the country, what has been the progress so far? This … Continue reading

Lawmaker wants courtesy lane, discounts for frontliners at markets

Lawmaker wants courtesy lane, discounts for frontliners at markets By: Neil Arwin Mercado – Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ INQUIRER.net / 06:26 PM March 30, 2020 Retrieved March 30, 2020 from https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1251148/lawmaker-bats-for-courtesy-lane-discounts-for-frontliners-at-markets MANILA, Philippines — A lawmaker on Monday appealed for a special and express lane for all COVID-19 frontliners in all supermarkets and grocery stores nationwide. Agusan del Norte 1st … Continue reading

Sotto: No pressure on Duterte to follow law-required weekly COVID-19 report

Sotto: No pressure on Duterte to follow law-required weekly COVID-19 report By: Gabriel Pabico Lalu – Reporter / @GabrielLaluINQ INQUIRER.net / 09:52 PM March 30, 2020 Retrieved March 30, 2020 from https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1251263/sotto-no-pressure-on-duterte-to-follow-law-required-weekly-covid-19-report MANILA, Philippines — No pressure. Senate President Vicente Sotto III on Monday said that while President Rodrigo Duterte has yet to send a report to Congress about the … Continue reading

Congressman Yap gets tested correctly by rapid test kits

Congressman Yap gets tested correctly by rapid test kits By: Krissy Aguilar – Reporter / @KAguilarINQ INQUIRER.net / 04:48 PM March 29, 2020 Retrieved March 29, 2020 from https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1250517/congressman-yap-gets-tested-correctly-by-rapid-kits MANILA, Philippines — House appropriations committee chair Rep. Eric Go Yap, whose positive test result for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) was later on revoked by the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine … Continue reading

Koko Pimentel: Protocols may have changed over time

Koko Pimentel: Protocols may have changed over time By: Marlon Ramos – Reporter / @MRamosINQ Philippine Daily Inquirer / 04:45 AM March 28, 2020 Retrieved March 28, 2020 from https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1249740/koko-pimentel-protocols-may-have-changed-over-time Apparently justifying his actions amid threats of possible legal sanctions, Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III on Friday said the government’s existing protocols in handling infectious diseases such as COVID-19 … Continue reading

Pacquiao to seek probe on leaked private letter from Barangay Dasmariñas

Pacquiao to seek probe on leaked private letter from Barangay Dasmariñas By: Consuelo Marquez – Reporter / @CMarquezINQ INQUIRER.net / 06:47 PM March 28, 2020 Retrieved March 28, 2020 from https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1250102/pacquiao-to-seek-probe-on-leaked-private-letter-from-barangay-dasmarinas MANILA, Philippines — Senator Manny Pacquiao on Saturday said he will seek an investigation into the leaked private letter issued by Barangay Dasmariñas in Makati City calling his … Continue reading

Solon demands more sufficient medical facilities vs COVID-19

Solon demands more sufficient medical facilities vs COVID-19 By: Bong Lozada – Reporter / @BLozadaINQ INQUIRER.net / 05:55 PM March 28, 2020 Retrieved March 28, 2020 from https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1249955/solon-demands-more-sufficient-medical-facilities-vs-covid-19 ACT Teachers Rep. France Castro during the weekly press briefing at the House of Representatives on Nov 21, 2019. INQUIRER.net file photo / Noy Morcoso MANILA, Philippines — ACT Teachers Representative … Continue reading

Lacson to ordinary citizens: Practice selfless act, declare if COVID-19 positive

Lacson to ordinary citizens: Practice selfless act, declare if COVID-19 positive By: Consuelo Marquez – Reporter / @CMarquezINQ INQUIRER.net / 03:18 PM March 28, 2020 Retrieved March 28, 2020 from https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1249990/lacson-to-ordinary-citizens-practice-selfless-act-declare-if-covid-19-positive MANILA, Philippines — Senator Panfilo Lacson on Saturday encouraged ordinary Filipinos to disclose if they are COVID-19 positive in order to inform their close contacts, who in turn … Continue reading

Pacquiao self-tests: Don’t worry, I’m negative for COVID-19

Pacquiao self-tests: Don’t worry, I’m negative for COVID-19 By: Katrina Hallare – Reporter / @KHallareINQ INQUIRER.net / 11:07 AM March 28, 2020 Retrieved March 28, 2020 from https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1249900/pacquiao-self-tests-dont-worry-im-negative-for-covid-19 MANILA, Philippines — Boxing champ and Senator Manny Pacquiao on Saturday announced that he tested negative for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). In a statement, Pacquiao said he used Rapid Test … Continue reading

Lagman: Ban overseas deployment of Filipino medics, nurses for now

Lagman: Ban overseas deployment of Filipino medics, nurses for now By: Katrina Hallare – Reporter / @KHallareINQ INQUIRER.net / 10:36 AM March 28, 2020 Retrieved March 28, 2020 from https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1249888/lagman-ban-overseas-deployment-of-filipino-medics-nurses-for-now MANILA, Philippines — Amid rising confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Philippines, a lawmaker on Saturday called for the temporary ban on the deployment of Filipino medics and nurses overseas. … Continue reading

Barangay Dasmariñas asks Pacquiao, household members to stay indoors

Barangay Dasmariñas asks Pacquiao, household members to stay indoors By: Gabriel Pabico Lalu – Reporter / @GabrielLaluINQ INQUIRER.net / 08:27 PM March 27, 2020 Retrieved March 27, 2020 from https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1249651/makatis-barangay-dasmarinas-orders-persons-in-pacquiaos-house-to-stay-indoors MANILA, Philippines – Persons inside Senator Manny Pacquiao’s household, including the senator himself, have been asked by officials from Barangay Dasmariñas in Makati City to stay indoors as he … Continue reading

Yap accepts RITM apology: It’s not an excuse but it’s normal to make mistakes

Yap accepts RITM apology: It’s not an excuse but it’s normal to make mistakes AS TEST ACTUALLY TURNED OUT NEGATIVE, NOT POSITIVE AS EARLIER RECORDED By: Neil Arwin Mercado – Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ INQUIRER.net / 07:57 PM March 27, 2020 Retrieved March 27, 2020 from https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1249637/yap-clerical-error-story MANILA, Philippines — The “oversight” that the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) … Continue reading

RITM says Rep. Yap negative for COVID-19, admits ‘clerical oversight’

RITM says Rep. Yap negative for COVID-19, admits ‘clerical oversight’ By: Gabriel Pabico Lalu – Reporter / @GabrielLaluINQ INQUIRER.net / 07:24 PM March 27, 2020 Retrieved March 27, 2020 from https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1249618/ritm-says-lawmaker-initially-positive-for-covid-19-doesnt-have-virus MANILA, Philippines – The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) has clarified that House appropriations committee chair Rep. Eric Yap, who was initially reported to have contracted COVID-19, … Continue reading

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