Give people incentives to get vaccinated, says Robredo

Carla P. Gomez - Correspondent / @carlagomezINQ 11/06/2021

BACOLOD CITY — It is better to incentivize people to get vaccinated against COVID-19 than to make it mandatory, according to Vice President Leni Robredo. Robredo, who was in Negros Occidental on Saturday, was reacting to the…

Use of face shields remains mandatory

DJ Yap 06/16/2021

MANILA, Philippines — For now, the use of face shields will remain mandatory as an “added protection” to the public while not enough people have been vaccinated, the country’s pandemic managers said on Tuesday. Health Secretary Francisco…

DOLE reminds employers to release 13th-month pay of workers

Futch Anthony Inso 12/22/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)-7 is reminding employers to already release the 13th-month pay of their workers. Luchel Taniza, information officer of DOLE-7, said that based on the law, the 13th-month pay…

DOH may consider exempting solo cyclists from mandatory wearing of face shield 

Katrina Hallare - Reporter / @KHallareINQ 12/19/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) on Saturday said it was considering to exempt solo cyclists to be exempted from the mandatory wearing of face shields, considering that oxygen is needed for any form of…

DILG: Be creative, make your own face masks

Rosalie Abatayo 04/06/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — While there may be “difficulty” in buying face masks during this pandemic, the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) said there could be creative ways in complying with the mandatory face mask…

PH orders mandatory repatriation of Filipinos in Iraq

Christia Marie Ramos 01/08/2020

Posted by Philippine Embassy in Iraq on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 MANILA, Philippines — The government has ordered the mandatory repatriation of Filipinos in Iraq amid escalating tensions in the Middle East. In a Facebook Live early…

Mandatory training for Angkas drivers pushed

06/24/2019

MANILA, Philippines – The director of the Philippine National Police – Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG) is pushing for the mandatory training of Angkas drivers on safe driving and road safety. “For safety, mas maganda nga na may…

Sinas: Mandatory ROTC to teach discipline to senior high school students

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/21/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The revival of the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) is expected to teach discipline among senior high school students. Police Brigadier Debold Sinas, director of the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7), …

Mandatory ROTC bill violates laws protecting kids

Inquirer.net 12/11/2018

MANILA, Philippines -President Rodrigo Duterte’s proposal to require senior high school students to complete a two-year military training course would violate domestic laws and international agreements protecting minors from being involved in warfare, a group of military…

Youth groups oppose mandatory ROTC

Inquirer.net, Jessa Mae O. Sotto, Morexette Marie B. Erram, Nestle L. Semilla 11/25/2018

YOUTH groups in Cebu have opposed the proposal of President Rodrigo Duterte to revive the mandatory Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) in college and make it a requirement for Grades 11 and 12 in senior high school.…

Children’s rights above proposed mandatory drug test, CHR reminds gov’t

Inquirer.net 11/10/2018

“The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) reminds the government of its obligation to always put premium on the welfare and rights of the children.” The CHR said this on Saturday following the recent Social Weather Stations (SWS)…

Senate approves mandatory Philhealth coverage for PWDs

Inquirer.net 07/30/2018

Persons with Disability (PWD) may soon enjoy mandatory Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (Philhealth) coverage after the Senate approved on Monday Senate Bill No. 1391. Senator Risa Hontiveros, author and sponsor of the measure, hailed the passage as…

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