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DepEd urged to prepare for reintroduction of GMRC in curriculum

Neil Arwin Mercado 06/29/2020

MANILA, Philippines — A lawmaker is urging the Department of Education (DepEd) to start preparations for the prepare for the reintroduction of subjects on good manners and right conduct (GMRC) in schools. Cagayan de Oro City 2nd…

Paolo Duterte, 2 solons want NAIA renamed to ‘Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Pilipinas’

Neil Arwin Mercado 06/25/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Presidential son Deputy Speaker Paolo Duterte and two other lawmakers have filed a bill seeking to rename the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) to “Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Pilipinas.” In filing House Bill No. 7031,…

CHED launches college course materials app

Neil Arwin Mercado 06/23/2020

MANILA, Philippines — As the country continues to grapple with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) on Tuesday launched an online application that contains higher education course materials in various formats…

House panel OKs P568-B economic stimulus package

Neil Arwin Mercado 05/26/2020

MANILA, Philippines — To cushion the effects of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the House of Representatives’ Defeat COVID-19 Committee (DCC) on Tuesday approved a P568 billion economic stimulus package for 2020 which includes a budget…

Former senator Tessie Aquino-Oreta passes away

Neil Arwin Mercado 05/15/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Former senator Tessie Aquino-Oreta passed away on Thursday night, her son has announced. “On behalf of my family, it is with great sadness that I announce the passing of my mom at 10:48 p.m.…

First week of classes to focus on psychosocial counseling— Briones

Neil Arwin Mercado 05/15/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The first week of classes will focus on psychosocial counseling of both students and teachers in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Education Secretary Leonor Briones bared Thursday. During the joint online hearing of…

BREAKING: NTC: We regret failing to notify Congress on stop order vs ABS-CBN

Neil Arwin Mercado 05/14/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Officials of the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) on Thursday admitted they should have alerted Congress of their “inability based on legal grounds” to issue a provisional authority (PA) to ABS-CBN Corp. In a letter…

Cayetano files bill granting ABS-CBN provisional franchise until October 2020

Neil Arwin Mercado 05/13/2020

MANILA, Philippines — More than a week since media giant ABS-CBN shut down its broadcast operations, several lawmakers—including Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano—filed a bill granting the network a provisional franchise to operate. Under House Bill No. 6732,…

BREAKING: House convenes into Committee of the Whole to tackle ABS-CBN franchise

Neil Arwin Mercado 05/13/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives on Wednesday afternoon convened into a committee of the whole to tackle a bill seeking to grant ABS-CBN a franchise to “construct, install, operate and maintain radio and television broadcasting…

BREAKING: NTC orders ABS-CBN to stop broadcast operations

Neil Arwin Mercado 05/05/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) on Tuesday issued a Cease and Desist Order against ABS-CBN after its legislative franchise expired on May 4. In an Order dated May 5, the NTC directed ABS-CBN to…

International travel might not yet happen within the year — Puyat

Neil Arwin Mercado 04/30/2020

MANILA, Philippines — International travel may still be unavailable within the year as the world continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic, Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat bared. Puyat first brought up the possibility earlier…

School opening moved to September in GCQ areas

Neil Arwin Mercado 04/24/2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the recommendation of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) to move the opening of the next school year to September in areas placed…

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