Sunday, January 24, 2021

The Cabinet

Lorenzana: Explain Deaths Of UP Students In Encounters, We’ll Talk

"As a parent, I really feel sad for these (students) na mamatay sila ng ganito (they died just like that). So explain nila 'yan. If they can explain that, we will talk; if not, then forget it," Lorenzana said.

Del Rosario: Special Body To Boost Fight Vs. Real Estate Scammers

The Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development has created a special body tasked to craft measures to end illegal activities related to real estate property and other housing projects.

Usec. Malaya: Most LGUs Prefer AstraZeneca Covid-19 Vaccine

Most local government units in the country preferred to acquire the COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by AstraZeneca, an official of the Department of the Interior and Local Government said.

Duterte Appoints Aguirre As Napolcom Commissioner

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II is now the new commissioner of the National Police Commission.

Villar: 14 District Engineers Relieved Due To Corruption

Some 14 district engineers of the Department of Public Works and Highways allegedly involved in corruption have been relieved from their posts, Secretary Mark Villar said on Thursday.

Rep. Wes Gatchalian Backs Bill Protecting Vintage Vehicles

If the Vintage Vehicle Act is approved, vintage vehicles will be allowed to take on the roads on select days.

Rep. Fortun Supports Addt’l Benefits For Solo Parents

Magandang balita para sa solo parents!

Solons Push For Establishment Of Samar Island Medical Center

Tataas na ang doctor to patient ratio kapag naipatayo ang Samar Island Medical Center!

Salceda: Vaccine Procurement ‘Only Half The Problem’

Bakit kaya ito nasabi ni Representative Joey Salceda?

THE CABINET

Lorenzana: Explain Deaths Of UP Students In Encounters, We’ll Talk

"As a parent, I really feel sad for these (students) na mamatay sila ng ganito (they died just like that). So explain nila 'yan. If they can explain that, we will talk; if not, then forget it," Lorenzana said.

Del Rosario: Special Body To Boost Fight Vs. Real Estate Scammers

The Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development has created a special body tasked to craft measures to end illegal activities related to real estate property and other housing projects.

Usec. Malaya: Most LGUs Prefer AstraZeneca Covid-19 Vaccine

Most local government units in the country preferred to acquire the COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by AstraZeneca, an official of the Department of the Interior and Local Government said.

Duterte Appoints Aguirre As Napolcom Commissioner

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II is now the new commissioner of the National Police Commission.

Villar: 14 District Engineers Relieved Due To Corruption

Some 14 district engineers of the Department of Public Works and Highways allegedly involved in corruption have been relieved from their posts, Secretary Mark Villar said on Thursday.

Metro Manila

Mayor Joy Cites Management Strategies Amid Surge In Virus Cases

Inaasahan na raw nila Mayor Joy Belmonte ang post-holiday COVID-19 surge kaya napaghandaan na nila ito.

Mayor Joy: QC Still Tracing 1 Co-Passenger Of PH’s 1st UK Variant Case

In a Laging Handa presser, Mayor Joy Belmonte said the subject is among the eight co-passengers with an address in the city who were on the same flight as patient zero.

Belmonte Says No Need To Impose Lockdown In QC

Hindi muna sasailalim sa lockdown ang Quezon City matapos may mag positibo sa bagong COVID-19 variant.

Mayor Vico Urges Public To Trust Experts On Vaccine Acquisition

Trust Science, "Kapag sinabi ng mga dalubhasa na ligtas at mabisa ang Covid-19 vaccine, makinig at magtiwala tayo," Mayor Vico Sotto said Tuesday.

Mayor Lino: P1-B Budget For Covid-19 Vaccine Procurement Allotted

The Taguig City government has allocated PHP1 billion to acquire COVID-19 vaccines for its residents in line with its efforts to contain the pandemic.

President In Action

Duterte Prods Moro People To Be ‘Loyal To Cause Of Peace’

President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday enjoined the Bangsamoro people to “remain loyal to the cause of peace.”

Duterte To Maintain ‘Warm’ Relations With Biden

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte will keep a “warm and friendly” relationship with the United States under the presidency of Joe Biden, Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo said on Wednesday.

Duterte Orders Galvez, Duque To Answer Senate Queries On Vax Deals

President Rodrigo Duterte has instructed vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. and Health Secretary Francisco Duque III to continue answering the Senate’s queries on the government’s deals with COVID-19 vaccine makers, Malacañang said Wednesday.

Duterte: Vaccine Prices Can’t Be Disclosed Yet Due To NDA

Duterte, ipagpapaliban muna ang pag-announce ng mga presyo ng COVID-19 vaccines.

Vice President In Action

VP Leni Inspects Community Learning Hub In Quezon

VP Leni spent Thursday morning in Lucena City, at the four hubs which are currently catering to the needs of students in the following communities: Brgy. Talao-Talao, Brgy. Dalahican, Brgy. Cotta, and Brgy. XI.

VP Leni Leads Turnover Of Livelihood Assistance In Bulacan

Recipients of this assistance include a group of sewers in the town of Sta. Maria, which had taken part in the OVP's local production of protective suits for frontliners.

VP Leni Leads The Launch Of BAHAYanihan For Families Affected By The Recent Typhoons

Families who live in danger zones will now be safer in their new homes!

VP Leni Launches BAHAYanihan Housing Program

Vice President Leni Robredo on Tuesday introduced BAHAYanihan, a housing initiative catered to the families hit by the consecutive typhoons.

Senate Watch

Binay Backs Call For Tax Deferment For Tourism Stakeholders

Senator Nancy Binay backs the appeal of tourism stakeholders for the deferment of the payment of local taxes this year due to massive losses brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Pimentel Pardoned For Quarantine Breach

The Department of Justice has junked charges filed by a lawyer against Senator Aquino “Koko” Pimentel III after he visited Makati Medical Center where his wife was giving birth even as he tested positive for COVID-19.

‘Don’t Mess With UP’: Senators Object UP-DND Accord Termination

Senators voice out their dismay on the unilateral termination of the 1989 accord between the University of the Philippines and the Department of National Defense.

Congress Watch

Rep. Wes Gatchalian Backs Bill Protecting Vintage Vehicles

If the Vintage Vehicle Act is approved, vintage vehicles will be allowed to take on the roads on select days.

Rep. Fortun Supports Addt’l Benefits For Solo Parents

Magandang balita para sa solo parents!

Salceda: Vaccine Procurement ‘Only Half The Problem’

Bakit kaya ito nasabi ni Representative Joey Salceda?

Rep. Herrera Suggests Only ‘Targeted’ Group Covered In PhilHealth Rate Increase

Pabor ka ba sa mungkahi ni Representative Bernadette Herrera?

The Cabinet

Lorenzana: Explain Deaths Of UP Students In Encounters, We’ll Talk

"As a parent, I really feel sad for these (students) na mamatay sila ng ganito (they died just like that). So explain nila 'yan. If they can explain that, we will talk; if not, then forget it," Lorenzana said.

Del Rosario: Special Body To Boost Fight Vs. Real Estate Scammers

The Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development has created a special body tasked to craft measures to end illegal activities related to real estate property and other housing projects.

Usec. Malaya: Most LGUs Prefer AstraZeneca Covid-19 Vaccine

Most local government units in the country preferred to acquire the COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by AstraZeneca, an official of the Department of the Interior and Local Government said.

Duterte Appoints Aguirre As Napolcom Commissioner

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II is now the new commissioner of the National Police Commission.

Villar: 14 District Engineers Relieved Due To Corruption

Some 14 district engineers of the Department of Public Works and Highways allegedly involved in corruption have been relieved from their posts, Secretary Mark Villar said on Thursday.

Binay Backs Call For Tax Deferment For Tourism Stakeholders

Senator Nancy Binay backs the appeal of tourism stakeholders for the deferment of the payment of local taxes this year due to massive losses brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Duterte Prods Moro People To Be ‘Loyal To Cause Of Peace’

President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday enjoined the Bangsamoro people to “remain loyal to the cause of peace.”

VP Leni Inspects Community Learning Hub In Quezon

VP Leni spent Thursday morning in Lucena City, at the four hubs which are currently catering to the needs of students in the following communities: Brgy. Talao-Talao, Brgy. Dalahican, Brgy. Cotta, and Brgy. XI.

Galvez: PH Secures 40M Free COVID-19 Shots From COVAX

The country has secured around 30 to 40 million doses of coronavirus vaccines for free from the COVAX facility, National Policy against Covid-19 chief implementer and vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. said.

Pimentel Pardoned For Quarantine Breach

The Department of Justice has junked charges filed by a lawyer against Senator Aquino “Koko” Pimentel III after he visited Makati Medical Center where his wife was giving birth even as he tested positive for COVID-19.

Metro Manila

Mayor Joy Cites Management Strategies Amid Surge In Virus Cases

Inaasahan na raw nila Mayor Joy Belmonte ang post-holiday COVID-19 surge kaya napaghandaan na nila ito.

Mayor Joy: QC Still Tracing 1 Co-Passenger Of PH’s 1st UK Variant Case

In a Laging Handa presser, Mayor Joy Belmonte said the subject is among the eight co-passengers with an address in the city who were on the same flight as patient zero.

Belmonte Says No Need To Impose Lockdown In QC

Hindi muna sasailalim sa lockdown ang Quezon City matapos may mag positibo sa bagong COVID-19 variant.

Mayor Vico Urges Public To Trust Experts On Vaccine Acquisition

Trust Science, "Kapag sinabi ng mga dalubhasa na ligtas at mabisa ang Covid-19 vaccine, makinig at magtiwala tayo," Mayor Vico Sotto said Tuesday.

Mayor Lino: P1-B Budget For Covid-19 Vaccine Procurement Allotted

The Taguig City government has allocated PHP1 billion to acquire COVID-19 vaccines for its residents in line with its efforts to contain the pandemic.

Judiciary Watch

SC Confirms Chief Justice’s Plan To Retire Early

Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta is considering to bow out of the service a year ahead of his mandatory retirement.

SC: 4-Day Work Week In PH Courts Starts Dec. 1

Heads up! The Supreme Court will now operate for 4 days a week.

SC Reprimands Ex-Gov’t Corporate Counsel Jurado

The Supreme Court has reprimanded former Government Corporate Counsel Rudolf Philip B. Jurado in an administrative complaint filed against him two years ago.

SC To Tackle Manila Bay Rehab Case Nov. 3

Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta and other Supreme Court officials inspected the Manila Bay on Wednesday morning to see the progress of its rehabilitation in connection with a case pending before the tribunal.

Luzon

Mayor Estrañero Tightens Border Control To Monitor Entry Of Non-Residents

Tabuk, Kalinga has established a new checkpoint to prevent the entry of people who are undocumented in a bid to stop the spike in cases of COVID-19.

Bautista: DA Steps Up Rice Hybridization Program In Central Luzon

The Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office 3 is intensifying the implementation of its rice hybridization program in Central Luzon this year.

Mayor Lino: Over 10% Of Taguig Residents Tested For Covid-19

Taguig city government has so far conducted RT-PCR tests on 10% of its population.

Mayor Rosal: Legazpi To Set Aside P200-M For Covid-19 Vaccines

Legazpi City would initially set aside PHP200 million for the purchase of COVID-19 vaccines to inoculate some 200,000 residents, the IATF-EID said on Thursday.

Visayas

Solons Push For Establishment Of Samar Island Medical Center

Tataas na ang doctor to patient ratio kapag naipatayo ang Samar Island Medical Center!

Tugade: Cebu BRT Project Partially Operational Before Yearend

According to DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade, the Cebu Bus Rapid Transit project could partially operate before the end of this year.

Andanar: Metro Cebu To Get Covid-19 Vaccines In February

Residents in Metro Cebu can expect to receive their vaccines on the third or fourth week of February, Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Martin Andanar said.

Mayor Labella Leaves Fate Of Sinulog Cultural Events To IATF

Mayor Edgardo Labella on Wednesday said he is waiting for the IATF to decide whether or not to allow the holding of Sinulog cultural events in the city.

Mindanao

Mayor Sara Warns Dabawenyos Vs. Fake Covid ‘Disinfecting’ Agents

Mayor Sara Z. Duterte warned Dabawenyos on Monday against people posing as City Health Office employees offering disinfection services in the homes of COVID-19 patients.

Galvez Recommends GCQ For Davao City

National Task Force COVID-19 chief implementer, Secretary Carlito Galvez recommends to place Davao City under general community quarantine.

Guv. Catamco Backs MinDA’s Mindanao River Basin Project

North Cotabato Governor Nancy Catamco has welcomed the proposed Mindanao River Basin Project by the Mindanao Development Authority to address the recurring flood problem in the province and the 220,000-hectare Liguasan marsh.

Mayor Ronnel Looks Forward To More Relaxed MGCQ Status

According to Mayor Ronnel Rivera, they are now studying such option as they continue to look at necessary control measures amid the continuing clustering and local transmission of COVID-19.

The Cabinet

Lorenzana: Explain Deaths Of UP Students In Encounters, We’ll Talk

"As a parent, I really feel sad for these (students) na mamatay sila ng ganito (they died just like that). So explain nila 'yan. If they can explain that, we will talk; if not, then forget it," Lorenzana said.

Del Rosario: Special Body To Boost Fight Vs. Real Estate Scammers

The Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development has created a special body tasked to craft measures to end illegal activities related to real estate property and other housing projects.

Usec. Malaya: Most LGUs Prefer AstraZeneca Covid-19 Vaccine

Most local government units in the country preferred to acquire the COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by AstraZeneca, an official of the Department of the Interior and Local Government said.

Duterte Appoints Aguirre As Napolcom Commissioner

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II is now the new commissioner of the National Police Commission.

Villar: 14 District Engineers Relieved Due To Corruption

Some 14 district engineers of the Department of Public Works and Highways allegedly involved in corruption have been relieved from their posts, Secretary Mark Villar said on Thursday.

Salceda Sees More Freelancers In The Future

Isa ka bang freelancer? Ayon kay Albay 2nd District Representative Joey Salceda, nakikita niyang mas dadami pa ang freelancers sa mga susunod na taon.

Tugade: Cebu BRT Project Partially Operational Before Yearend

According to DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade, the Cebu Bus Rapid Transit project could partially operate before the end of this year.

Duterte To Maintain ‘Warm’ Relations With Biden

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte will keep a “warm and friendly” relationship with the United States under the presidency of Joe Biden, Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo said on Wednesday.

House Probe On Termination Of DND-UP Accord Sought

A resolution seeking a congressional inquiry on the unilateral abrogation by Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana of the Department of National Defense-University of the Philippines Agreement of 1989 has been filed at the House of Representatives.

Metro Manila

Mayor Joy Cites Management Strategies Amid Surge In Virus Cases

Inaasahan na raw nila Mayor Joy Belmonte ang post-holiday COVID-19 surge kaya napaghandaan na nila ito.

Mayor Joy: QC Still Tracing 1 Co-Passenger Of PH’s 1st UK Variant Case

In a Laging Handa presser, Mayor Joy Belmonte said the subject is among the eight co-passengers with an address in the city who were on the same flight as patient zero.

Belmonte Says No Need To Impose Lockdown In QC

Hindi muna sasailalim sa lockdown ang Quezon City matapos may mag positibo sa bagong COVID-19 variant.

Mayor Vico Urges Public To Trust Experts On Vaccine Acquisition

Trust Science, "Kapag sinabi ng mga dalubhasa na ligtas at mabisa ang Covid-19 vaccine, makinig at magtiwala tayo," Mayor Vico Sotto said Tuesday.

Mayor Lino: P1-B Budget For Covid-19 Vaccine Procurement Allotted

The Taguig City government has allocated PHP1 billion to acquire COVID-19 vaccines for its residents in line with its efforts to contain the pandemic.