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Duterte’s decision to terminate VFA unchanged—Palace

Krissy Aguilar 06/04/2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has yet to change his mind on the abrogation of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA), Malacañang said Thursday. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said this as he noted that the termination was…

Calls mount vs ‘urgent’ anti-terrorism bill

06/03/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Human rights groups and opposition lawmakers on Tuesday made a desperate call to Congress not to approve the proposed Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020, warning that the measure aimed at crushing terrorism could easily be…

DepEd on students’ enrollment amid pandemic: Parents have final say

Cathrine Gonzales 06/02/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Education (DepEd) will respect the decision of parents who decided against enrolling their children for the upcoming school year amid the pressing threats of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COID-19) pandemic. “We…

Minimize bike, laptop price increase DTI asks retailers

Krissy Aguilar 06/02/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) on Tuesday asked bicycle and computer / gadget retailers and sellers to only impose “reasonable” increases in its prices. DTI Undersecretary Ruth Castelo issued the appeal and…

Diesel prices up, gasoline down

06/02/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Pump prices of diesel went up for the fourth week in a row, this time by 25 centavos per liter but those of gasoline went down by 20 centavos as the global market continued…

Duterte to work from Davao City home in next few days

Julie Aurelio 06/02/2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte will be working from Davao City in the next few days. Malacañang said the President was scheduled to meet with the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases and address the…

6,800 COVID-19 tests still awaiting validation — DOH

Krissy Aguilar 06/01/2020

MANILA, Philippines — There are at least 6,800 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) tests that will be validated in the coming days, the Department of Health (DOH) disclosed Monday. “Ito pong sinasabi natin na mga backlogs, meron po tayo…

Duterte certifies as urgent anti-terror bill

Krissy Aguilar 06/01/2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has certified a measure seen to toughen up the government’s anti-terrorism policies. In a letter to Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano Monday, Duterte certified as urgent House Bill No. 6875 which amends…

Duterte still in Davao, will address nation on Thursday – Palace

Krissy Aguilar 06/01/2020

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte is set to address the nation and meet the members of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for Emerging Infectious Diseases in Davao City on Thursday, Malacañang said. During a televised briefing…

Barbershops, salons to gradually reopen in GCQ areas

Katrina Hallare - Inquirer.net 05/31/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Barbershops and beauty salons are set to reopen as the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID) has allowed the gradual resumption of their operations in areas under general community…

Gov’t to decide on religious activities Monday

Jerome Aning - Philippine Daily Inquirer 05/31/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The government will decide on Monday whether to allow more people to attend worship services in churches and other religious venues in Metro Manila and areas placed under general community quarantine. Justice Secretary Menardo…

Barbershops, salons reopen June 7, but still no manicures, facials

Leila B. Salaverria - Philippine Daily Inquirer 05/31/2020

MANILA, Philipppines — No, unkempt hair will no longer be part of the new normal after barbershops and salons are allowed to reopen, at reduced capacity, beginning June 7. But presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said the prohibitions…

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