Emergency powers vs COVID-19

Emergency powers vs COVID-19 LATEST UPDATE: April 2, 2020 – 6:35pm Retrieved April 2, 2020 from https://www.philstar.com/happens/858 1 hour ago The Magdalo party-list says the announcement of the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission asking the National Bureau of Investigation to investigate Vice President Leni Robredo is “utterly ridiculous” “We are in a middle of a public health … Continue reading

Angara says he donated salary for COVID-19 efforts after getting infected

Angara says he donated salary for COVID-19 efforts after getting infected (Philstar.com) – April 2, 2020 – 12:47pm Retrieved April 2, 2020 from https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2020/04/02/2005021/angara-says-he-donated-salary-covid-19-efforts-after-getting-infected MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Sonny Angara on Thursday said he donated a paycheck of his salary to assist in efforts to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) exactly a … Continue reading

De Lima asks COVID-19 task force to consider release of ‘qualified’ detainees

De Lima asks COVID-19 task force to consider release of ‘qualified’ detainees Kristine Joy Patag (Philstar.com) – April 1, 2020 – 6:45pm Retrieved April 2, 2020 from https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2020/04/01/2004864/de-lima-asks-covid-19-task-force-consider-release-qualified-detainees MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Leila de Lima asked the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases to consider releasing qualified detainees from the Philippines’ overcrowded jails amid the … Continue reading

Angara, Pimentel hospitalized for COVID

Angara, Pimentel hospitalized for COVID Paolo Romero (The Philippine Star) – April 2, 2020 – 12:00am Retrieved April 2, 2020 from https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2020/04/02/2004912/angara-pimentel-hospitalized-covid MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Sonny Angara and Aquilino Pimentel III are reportedly confined in undisclosed hospitals in Metro Manila while former finance secretary and prime minister Cesar Virata is now recovering after they … Continue reading

Lacson hopes next Duterte ‘Bayanihan’ report includes action plans

Lacson hopes next Duterte ‘Bayanihan’ report includes action plans Ian Nicolas Cigaral (Philstar.com) – April 1, 2020 – 9:05pm Retrieved April 1, 2020 from https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2020/04/01/2004884/lacson-hopes-next-duterte-bayanihan-report-includes-action-plans MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte appears unprepared to execute the special powers that he sought to fight the coronavirus pandemic, a senator said Wednesday, adding that the lack of planning … Continue reading

Pimentel seeks ‘right to privacy’ following report that he was rushed to hospital

Pimentel seeks ‘right to privacy’ following report that he was rushed to hospital (Philstar.com) – April 1, 2020 – 11:31am Retrieved April 1, 2020 from https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2020/04/01/2004791/pimentel-seeks-right-privacy-following-report-he-was-rushed-hospital MANILA, Philippines — A staff member of Sen. Koko Pimentel said the lawmaker seeks respect to his right to privacy following a report that he was rushed to the hospital as … Continue reading

Calls mount for Duterte’s report on emergency powers, COVID-19 efforts

Calls mount for Duterte’s report on emergency powers, COVID-19 efforts Franco Luna (Philstar.com) – March 30, 2020 – 11:57pm Retrieved March 31, 2020 from https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2020/03/30/2004493/calls-mount-dutertes-report-emergency-powers-covid-19-efforts MANILA, Philippines — Concerns over the president’s inability to submit his first weekly report on his newly-granted special powers mounted late Monday night. Calls for transparency rang on social media after the … Continue reading

Duterte’s belated address keeps Filipinos up as Bayanihan Act’s Monday deadline lapses

Duterte’s belated address keeps Filipinos up as Bayanihan Act’s Monday deadline lapses (Philstar.com) – March 30, 2020 – 11:34pm Retrieved March 31, 2020 from https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2020/03/30/2004492/dutertes-belated-address-keeps-filipinos-bayanihan-act-deadline-nears MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte’s address to the nation set on Monday was supposedly timed as the main island of Luzon including the economic and political capital region of … Continue reading

FULL TEXT: Nation Address of President Rodrigo Duterte on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

FULL TEXT: Nation Address of President Rodrigo Duterte on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic (Philstar.com) – March 31, 2020 – 11:40am Retrieved March 31, 2020 from https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2020/03/31/2004547/full-text-nation-address-president-rodrigo-duterte-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19-pandemic Presidential Communications Operations Office Presidential News Desk NATION ADDRESS OF PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE ON CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19) PANDEMIC [Malacañan Palace, Manila | 30 March 2020] Sa … Continue reading

Sotto: Senate received Duterte COVID-19 efforts report past midnight Tuesday

Sotto: Senate received Duterte COVID-19 efforts report past midnight Tuesday (Philstar.com) – March 31, 2020 – 11:07am Retrieved March 31, 2020 from https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2020/03/31/2004534/sotto-senate-received-duterte-covid-19-efforts-report-past-midnight-tuesday MANILA, Philippines — Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III received President Rodrigo Duterte’s report on the actions of the government in containing the spread of the novel coronavirus in the country. Sotto … Continue reading

RITM says Yap not infected, apologizes

RITM says Yap not infected, apologizes Ralph Edwin Villanueva (The Philippine Star) – March 28, 2020 – 12:00am Retrieved March 28, 2020 from https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2020/03/28/2003939/ritm-says-yap-not-infected-apologizes MANILA, Philippines — ACT-CIS Rep. Eric Go Yap is negative for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) said yesterday. The RITM apologized “profusely” for what … Continue reading

DOJ chief changes tune on Koko

DOJ chief changes tune on Koko Robertzon Ramirez (The Philippine Star) – March 28, 2020 – 12:00am Retrieved March 28, 2020 from https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2020/03/28/2003933/doj-chief-changes-tune-koko MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Justice (DOJ) changed its tune yesterday on the case of Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel, after it received flak from the public on what appeared to be … Continue reading

Paolo Duterte apologizes for son Omar, vows to deal with his ‘impertinence’

Paolo Duterte apologizes for son Omar, vows to deal with his ‘impertinence’ (Philstar.com) – March 27, 2020 – 2:53pm Retrieved March 28, 2020 from https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2020/03/27/2003797/paolo-duterte-apologizes-son-omar-vows-deal-his-impertinence MANILA, Philippines — House Deputy Speaker Paolo Duterte apologized that his son, Omar, cut the line when he bought groceries at S&R Membership Shopping Davao branch. In a statement posted … Continue reading

Dasma residents tell Pacquiao: Stay home

Dasma residents tell Pacquiao: Stay home (The Philippine Star) – March 28, 2020 – 12:00am Retrieved March 28, 2020 from https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2020/03/28/2003898/dasma-residents-tell-pacquiao-stay-home MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Manny Pacquiao and his family have been told to stay home by his neighbors in an exclusive village in Makati City after a video showing him partying with another lawmaker infected by … Continue reading

After ‘partying’ with infected Koko, jittery neighbors tell Pacquiao: Stay at home

After ‘partying’ with infected Koko, jittery neighbors tell Pacquiao: Stay at home (Philstar.com) – March 27, 2020 – 6:36pm Retrieved March 27, 2020 from https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2020/03/27/2003839/after-partying-infected-koko-jittery-neighbors-tell-pacquiao-stay-home MANILA, Philippines (Update 2, 7:24 p.m.) — Sen. Manny Pacquiao and his family have been told to stay home by his antsy neighbors in an exclusive village in Makati City after a video showing … Continue reading

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