EXPLAINER: Legitimate children can use their mom’s surname — SC

Cristina Eloisa Baclig 02/25/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Legitimate children are now allowed to use the surname of their mother as their surname, according to a Supreme Court (SC) ruling. The 15-page decision released on Wednesday was penned by Associate Justice Marvic…

IATF OKs licensure exams scheduled from January to March 2021

Krissy Aguilar 01/22/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The government has allowed the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) to conduct licensure examinations scheduled from January to March 2021, Malacañang said Friday. “[T]he request of the Professional Regulation Commission to conduct and administer the…

Date is set: House resuming Cha-cha debates on Jan. 13

Neil Arwin Mercado 01/08/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives will resume its debates on charter change (Cha-cha) on January 13, but lawmakers assured that discussions will only be on proposed amendments in the economic provisions of the 1987 Constitution.…

Palace shrugs off as rumor Duterte term extension talks amid renewed Cha-cha push

Darryl John Esguerra 01/07/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang has branded as “tsismis” or rumor claims that the latest push for Charter change (Cha-cha) is meant to extend the term of officials, including President Rodrigo Duterte. “Wala pong katuturan iyang mga tsismis…

Xander Ford nabbed over violence against women case

Consuelo Marquez 12/23/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Internet celebrity Xander Ford was arrested in Pasay on Tuesday night over a violence against women complaint filed by his former girlfriend, police said Wednesday. Lt. Col. Magno Gallora, Jr., chief of Moriones police,…

Don’t use trumpets, whistles to welcome 2021, DOH warns public

Dona Z. Pazzibugan, Jerome Aning 12/11/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, health officials have discouraged the use of trumpets and whistles as an alternative to firecrackers in welcoming the New Year. During the launch of the government’s annual anti-firecrackers campaign, an…

DILG OK with videoke, karaoke sessions in households

Darryl John Esguerra 12/10/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) sees nothing wrong with private videoke / karaoke sessions among household members during the holiday season, adding that what it is discouraging are karaoke sessions…

UK-based magazine condemns Cebu resort’s treatment of guest with special needs

Cristina Eloisa Baclig 12/10/2020

  MANILA, Philippines — The woes of the Cebu-based resort over its alleged discrimination of a guest with special needs is not over after a United Kingdom-based Autism Parenting Magazine slammed it for its “unacceptable” treatment of a…

Robredo, staff members test negative for COVID-19

Daphne Galvez 10/28/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Vice President Leni Robredo has tested negative for the coronavirus after being exposed to a COVID-19 patient, her office said Wednesday. Members of her staff, who were also exposed to the COVID-19 patient, likewise…

13th month pay can’t be deferred – Palace

Julie Aurelio 10/13/2020

  MANILA, Philippines — Even with businesses suffering losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, employers are still legally required to give workers their 13th month pay. Malacañang said on Monday, October 12, 2020, that the law on…

How much should COVID-19 tests cost? DOH surveys market

Tina G. Santos 10/02/2020

The Department of Health (DOH) is doing market surveys to set affordable prices for coronavirus tests, including the real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test that it considers the “gold standard” in determining infection with the COVID-19 agent.…

More Pinoys wear masks vs COVID-19 – SWS

10/01/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Preventive measures against COVID-19 are still being practiced by large majorities of Filipinos, according to a special survey the Social Weather Stations (SWS) held from Sept. 17 to Sept. 20. The survey found that…

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