Middle-income sector will also get gov’t aid

Middle-income sector will also get gov’t aid By: Jocelyn Montemayor Malaya.com.ph / March 26, 2020 Retrieved March 26, 2020 https://malaya.com.ph/index/index.php/news_news/middle-income-sector-will-also-get-govt-aid/ CABINET Secretary Karlo Nograles on Wednesday said households belonging to the middle-income sector will also benefit from government assistance packages but said they will have to wait for a while since national government efforts at … Continue reading

PhilHealth to get P420M for COVID-19 medical coverage

PhilHealth to get P420M for COVID-19 medical coverage By: Jocelyn Montemayor Malaya.com.ph / March 26, 2020 Retrieved March 26, 2020 https://malaya.com.ph/index/index.php/news_news/philhealth-to-get-p420m-for-covid-19-medical-coverage/ THE Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) has directed the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office to transfer some P420.6 million to the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) to cover medical expenses and treatment … Continue reading

Mass testing still not feasible: DOH

Mass testing still not feasible: DOH By: Jocelyn Montemayor Malaya.com.ph / March 26, 2020 Retrieved March 26, 2020 https://malaya.com.ph/index/index.php/news_news/mass-testing-still-not-feasible-doh/ HEALTH Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire on Wednesday said mass testing for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country is still not feasible because of limited testing kits and accredited laboratories that will process the tests. Some … Continue reading

Año sees no need to extend lockdown period, for now

Año sees no need to extend lockdown period, for now By: Victor Reyes Malaya.com.ph / March 26, 2020 Retrieved March 26, 2020 https://malaya.com.ph/index/index.php/news_news/ano-sees-no-need-to-extend-lockdown-period-for-now/ INTERIOR Secretary Eduardo Año on Wednesday said the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) or lockdown, which President Duterte imposed as a strategy to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, may be … Continue reading

Año sees no need for extra movement restrictions

Año sees no need for extra movement restrictions By: Victor Reyes Malaya.com.ph / March 27, 2020 Retrieved March 27, 2020 https://malaya.com.ph/index/index.php/news_news/ano-sees-no-need-for-extra-movement-restrictions/ INTERIOR Secretary Eduardo Año on Thursday said there is no need for additional restrictions for people under the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine to contain the spread of COVID-19. “We’re already on a lockdown. Actually, … Continue reading

Año slams lawmakers for breach of quarantine rules

Año slams lawmakers for breach of quarantine rules By: Victor Reyes Malaya.com.ph / March 27, 2020 Retrieved March 27, 2020 https://malaya.com.ph/index/index.php/news_news/ano-slams-lawmakers-for-breach-of-quarantine-rules/ INTERIOR Secretary Eduardo Año on Thursday criticized Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III and ACT-CIS party-list Rep. Eric Yap for going outside their quarantine areas despite their classification as persons under investigation. Pimentel said he … Continue reading

PSG: Charges may be filed vs Yap

PSG: Charges may be filed vs Yap By: Jocelyn Montemayor Malaya.com.ph / March 27, 2020 Retrieved March 27, 2020 https://malaya.com.ph/index/index.php/news_news/psg-charges-may-be-filed-vs-yap/ THE Presidential Security Group (PSG) is determining if there are grounds to charge Rep. Eric Go Yap of the party-list group ACT-CIS for putting everyone in Malacañang at risk when he failed to declare that … Continue reading

Ombudsman to look into Pimentel’s breach of quarantine protocol

Ombudsman to look into Pimentel’s breach of quarantine protocol By: Peter Tabingo Malaya.com.ph / March 27, 2020 Retrieved March 27, 2020 https://malaya.com.ph/index/index.php/news_news/ombudsman-to-look-into-pimentels-breach-of-quarantine-protocol/ THE Office of the Ombudsman on Thursday said it will evaluate if there are grounds to launch an investigation into the reported breach of quarantine protocol by Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III when … Continue reading

Lawyer nabbed for posting list of COVID patients online

Lawyer nabbed for posting list of COVID patients online By: Victor Reyes Malaya.com.ph / March 30, 2020 Retrieved March 30, 2020 https://malaya.com.ph/index/index.php/news_news/lawyer-nabbed-for-posting-list-of-covid-patients-online/ A LAWYER was arrested by policemen in Cebu City on Friday for reportedly posting online an unverified list of COVID-19 patients, the Central Visayas police office reported on Saturday night. Police said Rommel … Continue reading

Bring gov’t aid house to house – Cayetano

Bring gov’t aid house to house – Cayetano By: Wendell Vigilia Malaya.com.ph / March 30, 2020 Retrieved March 30, 2020 https://malaya.com.ph/index/index.php/news_news/bring-govt-aid-house-to-house-cayetano/ SPEAKER Alan Peter Cayetano on Sunday proposed a house-to-house distribution of government aid to affected families under the newly signed Bayanihan to Heal as One Act (R.A. No. 11469) which is aimed at defeating … Continue reading

Pandemic preparedness plan pushed 8 years ago

Pandemic preparedness plan pushed 8 years ago By: Peter Tabingo Malaya.com.ph / March 30, 2020 Retrieved March 30, 2020 https://malaya.com.ph/index/index.php/news_news/pandemic-preparedness-plan-pushed-8-years-ago/ ALMOST eight years ago before the COVID-19 pandemic now gripping the country, or on May 28, 2012, two lawmakers filed a bill in the House of Representatives urging the formulation of a pandemic preparedness plan. … Continue reading

15 arrested for selling overpriced medical items

15 arrested for selling overpriced medical items By: Malaya Business Insight Malaya.com.ph / March 25, 2020 Retrieved March 25, 2020 https://malaya.com.ph/index/index.php/news_news/15-arrested-for-selling-overpriced-medical-items/ EIGHT persons were arrested in Manila on Tuesday and Saturday for selling overpriced medical items such as thermal scanners, the Department of Justice said Tuesday. In Cavite and Quezon City, operatives of the PNP … Continue reading

Tired, sleepy House members tell senators: It was a simple bill

Tired, sleepy House members tell senators: It was a simple bill By: Wendell Vigilia Malaya.com.ph / March 25, 2020 Retrieved March 25, 2020 https://malaya.com.ph/index/index.php/news_news/80660/ THE leadership of the House of Representatives late Monday slammed senators for taking too long to pass the Palace-backed bill granting President Duterte standby powers to address the coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) … Continue reading

Congress okays ‘Bayanihan’ bill; Duterte gets special powers over funds

Congress okays ‘Bayanihan’ bill; Duterte gets special powers over funds By: Raymond Africa Malaya.com.ph / March 25, 2020 Retrieved March 25, 2020 https://malaya.com.ph/index/index.php/news_news/congress-okays-bayanihan-bill-duterte-gets-special-powers-over-funds/ THE Senate early Tuesday passed on third and final reading the “Bayanihan to Heal as One Act” granting President Duterte the authority to “exercise powers necessary and proper” to contain the worsening … Continue reading

Price freeze set on basic goods, SRP on agri products okayed

Price freeze set on basic goods, SRP on agri products okayed By: Jocelyn Montemayor Malaya.com.ph / March 20, 2020 Retrieved March 20, 2020 https://malaya.com.ph/index/index.php/news_news/price-freeze-set-on-basic-goods-srp-on-agri-products-okayed/ MALACAÑANG on Wednesday night ordered a price freeze on the prices of basic commodities and set a ceiling on the costs of several agriculture and fishery supplies to prevent unscrupulous individuals … Continue reading

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