Koko’s wife gives birth to baby girl

Koko’s wife gives birth to baby girl posted March 30, 2020 at 10:20 pm by Macon Ramos-Araneta Retrieved March 30, 2020 from https://manilastandard.net/news/national/320729/koko-s-wife-gives-birth-to-baby-girl.html Kathryna Yu-Pimentel, the wife of Senator Aquilino Pimentel III, who tested positive for COVID-19, gave birth to a baby girl on Sunday, March 29, according to reports. The baby named Maria Kathryn Helena is the … Continue reading

Relax rules on fringe benefit tax, BIR asked

Relax rules on fringe benefit tax, BIR asked posted March 30, 2020 at 10:40 pm by  Manila Standard Retrieved March 30, 2020 from https://manilastandard.net/news/national/320731/relax-rules-on-fringe-benefit-tax-bir-asked.html Senator Win Gatchalian has called on the Bureau of Internal Revenue to be more liberal in applying certain rules on fringe benefits tax during the enhanced community quarantine. He said this will encourage … Continue reading

Salceda: P275-billion additional budget vs COVID-19

Salceda: P275-billion additional budget vs COVID-19 posted March 28, 2020 at 05:40 pm by Manila Standard Retrieved March 28, 2020 from https://manilastandard.net/news/national/320598/salceda-p275-billion-additional-budget-vs-covid-19.html The government is now in the process of raising some P275 billion as additional budget from savings realignments in the executive branch for use in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic that has now engulfed over … Continue reading

Ruling party spares ‘Koko’

Ruling party spares ‘Koko’ PDP-Laban won’t impose sanctions on Pimentel but legal group vows to sue him posted March 28, 2020 at 02:05 am by Maricel Cruz and Macon Ramos-Araneta, Joel Zurbano Retrieved March 28, 2020 from https://manilastandard.net/news/top-stories/320584/ruling-party-spares-koko-.html All members of the ruling party PDP-Laban were asked to undergo self-quarantine after being exposed to Senator Aquilino Pimentel III … Continue reading

House leaders greet Duterte on his birthday

House leaders greet Duterte on his birthday posted March 27, 2020 at 10:50 pm by Maricel Cruz Retrieved March 28, 2020 from https://manilastandard.net/news/national/320562/house-leaders-greet-duterte-on-his-birthday.html House of Representatives Majority Leader and Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez on Thursday wished President Rodrigo Duterte a long life full of happiness and more successful leadership on his 75th birthday this Saturday. “I join the … Continue reading

Two lawmakers in trouble

Two lawmakers in trouble Alleged violations of health protocol spark uproar; Palace issues warning posted March 27, 2020 at 01:40 am by Joyce Pangco Panares and Rey E. Requejo, Vito Barcelo, Maricel V. Cruz Retrieved March 27, 2020 from https://manilastandard.net/news/top-stories/320501/two-lawmakers-in-trouble.html Officials proven to have violated health protocols will not be spared, Malacañang said on Thursday amid the public … Continue reading

Another senator tested positive; cases reach 707

Another senator tested positive; cases reach 707 posted March 27, 2020 at 01:35 am by Macon Ramos-Araneta and Joel E. Zurbano Retrieved March 27, 2020 from https://manilastandard.net/news/top-stories/320500/another-senator-tested-positive-cases-reach-707.html Senator Juan Edgardo Angara is the third senator to test positive for COVID-19, as the number of confirmed cases rose to 707, with 45 deaths and 28 recoveries. Earlier, Senate Majority … Continue reading

Solon seeks 6-month cash aid for laid off workers

Solon seeks 6-month cash aid for laid off workers posted March 26, 2020 at 10:40 pm by Maricel Cruz Retrieved March 27, 2020 from https://manilastandard.net/news/national/320483/solon-seeks-6-month-cash-aid-for-laid-off-workers.html Cebu Rep. Eduardo Gullas made the call amid the mounting job losses due to the new coronavirus pandemic. A lawmaker from the Visayas region on Thursday urged Congress to boost the current unemployment … Continue reading

Makabayan welcomes ceasefire

Makabayan welcomes ceasefire posted March 25, 2020 at 10:40 pm by Maricel Cruz Retrieved March 26, 2020 from https://manilastandard.net/news/national/320437/makabayan-welcomes-ceasefire.html The Makabayan Bloc in the House of Representatives on Wednesday welcomed the respective unilateral ceasefire declarations of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and President Rodrigo Duterte in response to a global call to fight the pandemic caused … Continue reading

Salient points of ‘Bayanihan’ emergency bill

Salient points of ‘Bayanihan’ emergency bill posted March 25, 2020 at 02:25 am by Manila Standard Retrieved March 26, 2020 from https://manilastandard.net/news/top-stories/320369/salient-points-of-bayanihan-emergency-bill.html Senate Bill No. 1418, titled “Bayanihan to Heal as One Act,” authorizes President Rodrigo Duterte to exercise additional powers necessary to address the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) situation in the country. The Senate bill was adopted … Continue reading

Business groups back special law to prevent spread of COVID-19

Business groups back special law to prevent spread of COVID-19 posted March 24, 2020 at 09:10 pm by Manila Standard Retrieved March 24, 2020 from https://manilastandard.net/business/economy-trade/320346/business-groups-back-special-law-to-prevent-spread-of-covid-19.html Major business groups on Tuesday welcomed the passage by the House of Representatives of the “Bayanihan Act of 2020” and its counterpart bill in the Senate known as “We Heal as One Act” … Continue reading

Emergency bill approved

Emergency bill approved House grants Duterte powers vs. virus sans ‘takeover’ proviso posted March 24, 2020 at 02:30 am by Maricel Cruz and Vito Barcelo, Macon Ramos-Araneta, Rey E. Requejo Retrieved March 24, 2020 from https://manilastandard.net/news/top-stories/320295/emergency-bill-approved.html (Updated at 1:30 a.m.) Congress approved late Monday night a Palace-backed measure declaring a national emergency that will enable President Rodrigo Duterte to … Continue reading

Special session

Special session posted March 23, 2020 at 02:50 pm by AFP Retrieved March 24, 2020 from https://manilastandard.net/news/top-stories/320219/special-session.html A huge video screen shows members of the Lower House of Congress participating in a special session via video conference in Manila on March 23, 2020, to discuss a proposed emergency power to be given to President Rodrigo Duterte to tackle … Continue reading

Barbers wants POGOs P50-b unpaid taxes collected

Barbers wants POGOs P50-b unpaid taxes collected posted March 24, 2020 at 12:10 am by Maricel Cruz Retrieved March 24, 2020 from https://manilastandard.net/news/national/320274/barbers-wants-pogos-p50-b-unpaid-taxes-collected.html Surigao del Norte Rep. Robert Ace Barbers on Monday told the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (PAGCOR) and the Bureau of Internal Revenue to collect the P50 billion unpaid taxes by licensed Chinese-owned Philippine Offshore … Continue reading

Salceda wants ‘Pantawid Quarantine’ assistance

Salceda wants ‘Pantawid Quarantine’ assistance posted March 24, 2020 at 12:00 am by Manila Standard Retrieved March 24, 2020 from https://manilastandard.net/news/national/320272/salceda-wants-pantawid-quarantine-assistance.html Albay Rep. Joey Sarte Salceda, chair of House Ways and Means Committee has proposed a cash transfer assistance for the poorest 20 percent of the Luzon population bound to be affected by the government’s enhanced community quarantine … Continue reading

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