Decongest prisons now to avert COVID-19 disaster—Zarate

Decongest prisons now to avert COVID-19 disaster—Zarate By: Ellson A. Quismorio MB.com.ph / 5:30 PM March 26, 2020 Retrieved March 26, 2020 https://news.mb.com.ph/2020/03/26/decongest-prisons-now-to-avert-covid-19-disaster-zarate/ Bayan Muna Party-List Rep. Carlos Zarate calls for the release of prisoners who are old and sick, as well as so-called low-level offenders. “Our jail system is a disaster waiting to happen … Continue reading

Solons decry human rights abuses amid lockdown

Solons decry human rights abuses amid lockdown By: Ben Rosario MB.com.ph / 8:52 PM March 26, 2020 Retrieved March 26, 2020 https://news.mb.com.ph/2020/03/26/solons-decry-human-rights-abuses-amid-lockdown/ Alleged human rights abuses resulting from the implementation of the enhanced community quarantine has alarmed opposition lawmakers. Bayan Muna Rep. Ferdinand Gaite and Eufemia Cullamat decried the alleged abuses committed by police officers … Continue reading

Bulacan solon is third bar topnotcher to test positive for COVID-19

Bulacan solon is third bar topnotcher to test positive for COVID-19 By Ben Rosario MB.com.ph / 11:04 PM March 26, 2020 Retrieved March 26, 2020 https://news.mb.com.ph/2020/03/26/bulacan-solon-is-third-bar-topnotcher-to-test-positive-for-covid-19/ Bulacan Rep. Henry Villarica has become the third Philippine Bar topnotcher to test positive for COVID-19, the House of Representatives announced Thursday night. Villarica, vice chairman of the House … Continue reading

Senate asks for report on COVID-19 spending

Senate asks for report on COVID-19 spending By: Mario Casayuran MB.com.ph / 5:54PM March 30, 2020 Retrieved March 30, 2020 https://news.mb.com.ph/2020/03/30/senate-asks-for-report-on-covid-19-spending/ The Senate wants to know how the Duterte administration spent the initial outflow of the P275 billion emergency fund to address the health, social and economic effects of the dreaded corona virus disease (COVID-19) … Continue reading

Critics of Bayanihan law just playing politics, says solon

Critics of Bayanihan law just playing politics, says solon By: Ellson Quismorio MB.com.ph / 6:10 PM March 30, 2020 Retrieved March 30, 2020 https://news.mb.com.ph/2020/03/30/critics-of-bayanihan-law-just-playing-politics-says-solon/ Critics who will try to question the constitutionality of the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act, especially the way it was passed by the House of Representatives, are merely out to … Continue reading

Implement social amelioration programs to avert food crisis — senators

Implement social amelioration programs to avert food crisis — senators By: Vanne Elaine Terrazola MB.com.ph / 8:50 PM March 30, 2020 Retrieved March 30, 2020 https://news.mb.com.ph/2020/03/30/implement-social-amelioration-programs-to-avert-food-crisis-senators/ Senators on Monday prodded the national government and local government units (LGUs) to immediately implement their social amelioration programs to avert a food crisis amid the measures against the … Continue reading

Senate urges swift Bayanihan Act implementation: priority attention to health frontliners, poor families

Senate urges swift Bayanihan Act implementation: priority attention to health frontliners, poor families By: Vanne Elaine Terrazola MB.com.ph / 3:30 PM March 25, 2020 Retrieved March 25, 2020 https://news.mb.com.ph/2020/03/25/senate-urges-swift-bayanihan-act-implementation-priority-attention-to-health-frontliners-poor-families/ Senate President Vicente Sotto III, one of the principal authors of the newly-enacted “Bayanihan to Heal as One Act” (Republic Act No. 11469) said Wednesday he … Continue reading

Gov’t to medical supply exporters: allot 80 percent for domestic use

Gov’t to medical supply exporters: allot 80 percent for domestic use By: Genalyn Kabiling MB.com.ph / 5:31 PM March 25, 2020 Retrieved March 25, 2020 https://news.mb.com.ph/2020/03/25/govt-to-medical-supply-exporters-allot-80-percent-for-domestic-use/ The government is encouraging export firms that manufacture medicines, supplies and equipment to set aside 80 percent of daily production for domestic use. The latest government appeal is contained … Continue reading

‘Bayanihan’ law justified, says House leader

‘Bayanihan’ law justified, says House leader By Ellson Quismorio MB.com.ph / 6:02 PM March 25, 2020 Retrieved March 25, 2020 https://news.mb.com.ph/2020/03/25/bayanihan-law-justified-says-house-leader/ Deputy Speaker and Surigao del Sur Rep. Prospero Pichay Jr. said that the enactment of the “Bayanihan to Heal as One Act” is justified given the huge threat that the COVID-19 epidemic poses to … Continue reading

Fake news sends panicked people to groceries

Fake news sends panicked people to groceries By: Ben Rosario MB.com.ph / 11:57 PM March 23, 2020 Retrieved March 23, 2020 https://news.mb.com.ph/2020/03/23/fake-news-sends-panicked-people-to-groceries/ Fake news that went viral on social media sent many Filipinos rushing to supermarkets and groceries, putting them in extreme danger of getting infected with the deadly coronavirus. Posted on social media and … Continue reading

House approves ‘Bayanihan’ bill on 3rd reading in historic virtual special session; grants PRRD ‘necessary’ powers to handle COVID-19 crisis

House approves ‘Bayanihan’ bill on 3rd reading in historic virtual special session; grants PRRD ‘necessary’ powers to handle COVID-19 crisis By: Charissa Luci-Atienza MB.com.ph / 1:23 AM March 24, 2020 Retrieved March 24, 2020 https://news.mb.com.ph/2020/03/24/house-approves-bayanihan-bill-on-3rd-reading-in-historic-virtual-special-session-grants-prrd-necessary-powers-to-handle-covid-19-crisis/ The House of Representatives, in a historic virtual special session, on Monday night (March 23) approved on second reading a … Continue reading

Cayetano forms ‘Defeat COVID-19’ adhoc committee of solons

Cayetano forms ‘Defeat COVID-19’ adhoc committee of solons By: Charissa Luci-Atienza MB.com.ph / 1:29 AM March 24, 2020 Retrieved March 24, 2020 https://news.mb.com.ph/2020/03/24/cayetano-forms-defeat-covid-19-adhoc-committee-of-solons/ The House of Representatives, in the wee hours of early Tuesday morning (March 24) formed the Defeat COVID-19 Adhoc Committee. It was Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano who moved for the creation of … Continue reading

Senate gives Duterte special powers to deal with COVID-19

Senate gives Duterte special powers to deal with COVID-19 By: Hannah Torregoza MB.com.ph / 9:16 AM March 24, 2020 Retrieved March 24,2020 https://news.mb.com.ph/2020/03/24/senate-gives-duterte-special-powers-to-deal-with-covid-19/ Voting 12-0, the Senate has approved the bill that would grant President Rodrigo Duterte special powers to deal with the novel coronavirus disease or COVID-19 outbreak in the country. The measure, Senate … Continue reading

Senate OKs more benefits for COVID-19 front liners

Senate OKs more benefits for COVID-19 front liners By: Vanne Elaine Terrazola MB.com.ph / 9:21 AM March 24, 2020 Retrieved March 24, 2020 https://news.mb.com.ph/2020/03/24/senate-oks-more-benefits-for-covid-19-front-liners/ The Senate has approved the additional benefits and compensation for the country’s health workers who have since been in the front lines in the fight against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). … Continue reading

NBI files raps vs 2 Manila establishments for selling overpriced masks, thermal scanners

NBI files raps vs 2 Manila establishments for selling overpriced masks, thermal scanners By: Jeffrey Damicog MB.com.ph / 9:31 AM March 24, 2020 Retrieved March 24, 2020 https://news.mb.com.ph/2020/03/24/nbi-files-raps-vs-2-manila-establishments-for-selling-overpriced-masks-thermal-scanners/ The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has filed charges against two establishments in Manila found to be hoarding and selling overpriced medical masks and thermal scanners, the … Continue reading

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