Posts Tagged COVID-19 crisis

Report on PH looming as SEA’s COVID-19 epicenter ‘speculative’, Testing Czar says

Robie de Guzman   •   August 6, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Declaring the Philippines as the next possible epicenter of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Southeast Asia is speculative, the government’s testing czar Vince Dizon said...

Senate approves Bayanihan 2 bill on final reading

Robie de Guzman   •   July 28, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate on Tuesday approved on third and final reading the proposed Bayanihan to Recover as One (Bayanihan 2) bill which seeks to extend the powers granted...

193 companies declare permanent closure due to COVID-19 crisis – DOLE

Marje Pelayo   •   June 10, 2020

MANILA, Philippines –  Exactly 69,022 employees from more than 2,000 establishments across the country have gone jobless amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis. This, according to the record of the...

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...

PNP mulls reopening of Custodial Center to visitors amid COVID-19 crisis

Robie de Guzman   •   May 29, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Friday said it will assess whether its Custodial Center can be reopened to visitors amid the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis....

Renault closes site, restructures factories in France in bid to slash costs

UNTV News   •   May 29, 2020

PART MUST ON-SCREEN COURTESY RENAULT. Renault said on Friday (May 29) it was launching talks with unions to restructure several French car plants, as it confirmed plans to cut around...

DSWD calls on LGUs to speed up liquidation report for release of SAP second tranche

Robie de Guzman   •   May 27, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) on Wednesday urged local government units (LGU) to expedite the encoding and transmittal of their liquidation reports on the...

DOLE calls on contractors to open more jobs for displaced workers

Marje Pelayo   •   May 19, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) reported that around 2.6 million Filipinos have lost their jobs after several industries closed due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)...

Go renews push for OFW department amid COVID-19 crisis

Robie de Guzman   •   May 15, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Friday reiterated his call for the establishment of the proposed Department of Overseas Filipino Workers (DOFW) amid challenges posed by the...

Philhealth: Collection of contribution suspended amid COVID-19 crisis

Robie de Guzman   •   May 4, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (Philhealth) on Monday clarified that all collections of contribution have been temporarily suspended amid the crisis brought about by the spread of...

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