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Mass gatherings in areas in MGCQ allowed with 50% limited capacity

Aileen Cerrudo   •   June 4, 2020

Mass gatherings is now allowed in areas under Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ) but is limited to 50% seating capacity, according to Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque. The Inter-Agency Task Force...

Elderly PUV drivers appeal to be allowed to resume driving despite age

Marje Pelayo   •   June 4, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Buses, modern jeepneys, and UV Express units will be allowed to ply on major roads starting June 22 on the condition of limited passenger capacity and under...

Philhealth, maglalabas ng bagong benefit package para sa COVID-19 testing

Robie de Guzman   •   June 4, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Mas mababa na ang halaga ng testing para sa novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) sa bagong benefit package na ilalabas ng Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (Philhealth). Sa iang...

Nothing in anti-terrorism bill adds any new power to military, AFP says

Robie de Guzman   •   June 4, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Thursday welcomed the Congress’ move to immediately pass the controversial anti-terrorism bill amid growing opposition from various rights groups....

No need for travel pass for emergency trips within Metro Manila —JTF COVID Shield

Aileen Cerrudo   •   June 4, 2020

Individuals with emergency trips within Metro Manila no longer need to present a travel pass, according to Joint Task Force COVID Shield. “Ngayon dahil naging GCQ at MGCQ na tayo,...

DOH to release rules for benefits of coronavirus-stricken health workers

Robie de Guzman   •   June 4, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday assured it will issue within the day the joint administrative order on the release of benefits for health workers infected...

Hontiveros seeks audit on government’s use of funds, special powers under ‘Bayanihan’ Law

Robie de Guzman   •   June 4, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Risa Hontiveros has called for an audit on how the executive branch used the funds and the special powers granted by Congress to boost the government’s...

DOTr, LTFRB to open more city bus routes in Metro Manila

Robie de Guzman   •   June 4, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Three additional city bus routes will be opened starting Friday, June 5 as part of the 31 rationalized bus routes in Metro Manila, transportation authorities said Thursday....

Stranded Filipinos from the UAE arrive in PH

Aileen Cerrudo   •   June 4, 2020

Stranded Filipinos from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on Wednesday (June 3), according to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). In a statement,...

Bill extending lifeline power rate subsidies filed in Senate

Robie de Guzman   •   June 4, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Sherwin Gatchalian on Thursday said he has filed a bill seeking to extend the implementation of the lifeline power rate subsidies. In a statement, Gatchalian said...

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