Wednesday, June 3, 2020

The Cabinet

DOJ Sec. Guevarra: Mass Gathering Restrictions Due To COVID-19 Easing Up

Positive developments on the COVID-19 situation in the country within the month may prompt changes in the government's protocol on mass gatherings, including religious activities, as per Guevarra.

DOH Usec. Vergeire: More ‘Late’ Reports Come In As PH COVID-19 Cases Rise To 18,638

In its case bulletin, the DOH said 433 of the new cases are "late" or results belatedly reported and were only verified recently, while 119 are "fresh cases".

DA Sec. Dar Appoints James Reid As Food Security Ambassador

Curious ka rin ba kung bakit si James Reid ang bagong Department of Agriculture ambassador? Sinagot 'yan ni Sec. Dar!

DOLE Sec. Bello: Employers To Shoulder Testing Of Workers

Bello: "If they will require their employees to be tested before they can report for work, then they have to shoulder the expense for the testing."

DOH Sec. Duque: PH Still In ‘1st Major Wave’ Of COVID-19

Duque clarified that the Philippines is still in its 'first major wave of sustained transmission" after claiming that the country is experiencing a second wave of COVID-19 infection.
Gatchalian: “Layunin natin na patatagin ang ating sistema ng edukasyon at siguruhin na sa panahon ng krisis, walang mag-aaral ang maiiwan.”

DOJ Sec. Guevarra: Mass Gathering Restrictions Due To COVID-19 Easing Up

Positive developments on the COVID-19 situation in the country within the month may prompt changes in the government's protocol on mass gatherings, including religious activities, as per Guevarra.

House Passes Anti-Terrorism Bill On 2nd Reading

PRRD has certified the Anti-Terrorism bill as urgent, saying its immediate passage would “address the urgent need to strengthen the law on anti-terrorism..."

Senators Disappointed Over Failure to Provide Compensation to Healthcare Workers

Several senators called out the Department of Health for failing to compensate the health workers who have died while helping Filipinos with COVID-19.

THE CABINET

DOJ Sec. Guevarra: Mass Gathering Restrictions Due To COVID-19 Easing Up

Positive developments on the COVID-19 situation in the country within the month may prompt changes in the government's protocol on mass gatherings, including religious activities, as per Guevarra.

DOH Usec. Vergeire: More ‘Late’ Reports Come In As PH COVID-19 Cases Rise To 18,638

In its case bulletin, the DOH said 433 of the new cases are "late" or results belatedly reported and were only verified recently, while 119 are "fresh cases".

DA Sec. Dar Appoints James Reid As Food Security Ambassador

Curious ka rin ba kung bakit si James Reid ang bagong Department of Agriculture ambassador? Sinagot 'yan ni Sec. Dar!

DOLE Sec. Bello: Employers To Shoulder Testing Of Workers

Bello: "If they will require their employees to be tested before they can report for work, then they have to shoulder the expense for the testing."

DOH Sec. Duque: PH Still In ‘1st Major Wave’ Of COVID-19

Duque clarified that the Philippines is still in its 'first major wave of sustained transmission" after claiming that the country is experiencing a second wave of COVID-19 infection.

Metro Manila

Mayor Vico: Only Essential Travels Are Allowed In Pasig

Narito ang guidelines ng mga Pasig residents ngayong naisapatupad na ang GCQ:

Mayor Joy To Strictly Implement Order On Wearing Of Face Masks In Public Places

Belmonte: “Dahil face mask ang isa sa pangunahing depensa laban sa COVID-19, paiigtingin natin ang kampanya upang masanay ang lahat na magsuot nito sa mga pampublikong lugar.”

Mayor Vico Lifts Liquor Ban In Pasig

Bagamat lifted na ang liquor ban sa Pasig, may ipinagbabawal pa rin si Mayor Vico. Ano kaya ito?

Mayor Joy Places 2 Densely Populated Areas Under Special Concern Lockdown

QC government puts Certeza Compound in Barangay Culiat and Alley 2 Homart Road in Barangay Baesa under special concern lockdown.

Mayor Vico Eyes Rapid Testing For Returning Workers

Mayor Vico targets rapid testing of returning employees now that modified enhanced community quarantine is in place across NCR.

President In Action

DOJ Sec. Guevarra: Mass Gathering Restrictions Due To COVID-19 Easing Up

Positive developments on the COVID-19 situation in the country within the month may prompt changes in the government's protocol on mass gatherings, including religious activities, as per Guevarra.

DOH Usec. Vergeire: More ‘Late’ Reports Come In As PH COVID-19 Cases Rise To 18,638

In its case bulletin, the DOH said 433 of the new cases are "late" or results belatedly reported and were only verified recently, while 119 are "fresh cases".

Pres. Duterte Thanks Bahrain For Granting Pardon To 16 Pinoys

PRRD expresses gratitude to His Majesty King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa for granting royal pardon to 16 Filipinos in the Kingdom of Bahrain, including two who were pardoned on Eid’l Fitr.

Pres. Duterte Eases Community Quarantine Status

PRRD has placed the rest of the country under modified general community quarantine effective June 1.

Vice President In Action

VP Leni Led The Turnover Of Laptops Donated By SyCip Gorres Velayo & Co

Vice President Leni Robredo led the turnover of laptops donated by SyCip Gorres Velayo & Co (SGV) to Camaligan Barangay Secretary Federation at the...

VP Leni Led The Turnover Of Shared Service Facility In Pili, Camarines Sur

Vice President Leni Robredo led the turnover of shared service facility (SSF) to Del Rosario Multi-Purpose Cooperative and Binanuaanan Farmers Community Development Association in...

VP Leni Spoke Before Member Students Of The Barkada Kontra Droga Annual General Assembly

Vice President Leni Robredo spoke before member students of the Barkada Kontra Droga (BKD) - Naga during their annual general assembly, held at Peñafrancia...

VP Leni Spoke About Challenges In The Pursuit Of Good Governance At The Graduation Of Leaders For Excellence And Public Service

Vice President Leni Robredo spoke about challenges in the pursuit of good governance at the graduation of Leaders for Excellence and Public Service (LEAP)...

Senate Watch

Sen. Gatchalian Files Bill That Seeks To Establish “New Normal” Education

Gatchalian: “Layunin natin na patatagin ang ating sistema ng edukasyon at siguruhin na sa panahon ng krisis, walang mag-aaral ang maiiwan.”

Senators Disappointed Over Failure to Provide Compensation to Healthcare Workers

Several senators called out the Department of Health for failing to compensate the health workers who have died while helping Filipinos with COVID-19.

Sen. Gatchalian Bill Authorizing Class Opening Beyond August Gets Senate Nod

The Senate has approved on third and final reading a bill that gives the President the authority to postpone the opening of classes beyond August.

Sen. Hontiveros To OWWA: Address Food, Health Needs Of OFWs Awaiting Flight To Hometowns

Hontiveros: "Huwag naman sana hayaan ng pamahalaan na pagkatapos ng kalbaryo sa mandatory quarantine, ay maharap pa sa gutom, pagod at buong araw na pila ang mga OFW para lang makauwi sila sa kanilang mga pamilya."

Congress Watch

House Passes Anti-Terrorism Bill On 2nd Reading

PRRD has certified the Anti-Terrorism bill as urgent, saying its immediate passage would “address the urgent need to strengthen the law on anti-terrorism..."

Albay Rep. Salceda Proposes 35-Hour Work Scheme

Sang-ayon ka bang bawasan ang work hours?

Albay Rep. Salceda Bats For Enhanced ‘Build, Build, Build’ Amid Health Crisis

In a brief note on structural stimulus tools, Salceda said infrastructure is one of the best public investments during an economic crisis because it induces both consumption and investment.

Albay Rep. Salceda Proposes Another 2-Week ECQ Extension

In his white paper on ECQ extension , Salceda claims that the Philippines is not yet at “a point of justified confidence” when it comes to fighting COVID-19.

The Cabinet

DOJ Sec. Guevarra: Mass Gathering Restrictions Due To COVID-19 Easing Up

Positive developments on the COVID-19 situation in the country within the month may prompt changes in the government's protocol on mass gatherings, including religious activities, as per Guevarra.

DOH Usec. Vergeire: More ‘Late’ Reports Come In As PH COVID-19 Cases Rise To 18,638

In its case bulletin, the DOH said 433 of the new cases are "late" or results belatedly reported and were only verified recently, while 119 are "fresh cases".

DA Sec. Dar Appoints James Reid As Food Security Ambassador

Curious ka rin ba kung bakit si James Reid ang bagong Department of Agriculture ambassador? Sinagot 'yan ni Sec. Dar!

DOLE Sec. Bello: Employers To Shoulder Testing Of Workers

Bello: "If they will require their employees to be tested before they can report for work, then they have to shoulder the expense for the testing."

DOH Sec. Duque: PH Still In ‘1st Major Wave’ Of COVID-19

Duque clarified that the Philippines is still in its 'first major wave of sustained transmission" after claiming that the country is experiencing a second wave of COVID-19 infection.

Sen. Gatchalian Bill Authorizing Class Opening Beyond August Gets Senate Nod

The Senate has approved on third and final reading a bill that gives the President the authority to postpone the opening of classes beyond August.

DOH Usec. Vergeire: More ‘Late’ Reports Come In As PH COVID-19 Cases Rise To 18,638

In its case bulletin, the DOH said 433 of the new cases are "late" or results belatedly reported and were only verified recently, while 119 are "fresh cases".

Mayor Vico: Only Essential Travels Are Allowed In Pasig

Narito ang guidelines ng mga Pasig residents ngayong naisapatupad na ang GCQ:

Spox. Roque: Everyone Allowed To Go Out Under MGCQ

Areas that shifted to GCQ from June 1 to 15 are Pangasinan, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Metro Manila, Central Visayas, Zamboanga City, and Davao City, while the rest of the country is under a less strict MGCQ.

Mayor Labella: Cebu City Under GCQ From June 1 To 15

Labella: "Under GCQ, there will be more businesses that will reopen and public transport will resume operations but with reduced operating capacity."

Metro Manila

Mayor Vico: Only Essential Travels Are Allowed In Pasig

Narito ang guidelines ng mga Pasig residents ngayong naisapatupad na ang GCQ:

Mayor Joy To Strictly Implement Order On Wearing Of Face Masks In Public Places

Belmonte: “Dahil face mask ang isa sa pangunahing depensa laban sa COVID-19, paiigtingin natin ang kampanya upang masanay ang lahat na magsuot nito sa mga pampublikong lugar.”

Mayor Vico Lifts Liquor Ban In Pasig

Bagamat lifted na ang liquor ban sa Pasig, may ipinagbabawal pa rin si Mayor Vico. Ano kaya ito?

Mayor Joy Places 2 Densely Populated Areas Under Special Concern Lockdown

QC government puts Certeza Compound in Barangay Culiat and Alley 2 Homart Road in Barangay Baesa under special concern lockdown.

Mayor Vico Eyes Rapid Testing For Returning Workers

Mayor Vico targets rapid testing of returning employees now that modified enhanced community quarantine is in place across NCR.

Judiciary Watch

DOJ Chief Guevarra Unfazed By De Lima’s ‘Banned Officials List’

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra shrugged off detained Senator Leila de Lima's announcement that she has formally informed the United States government of her recommendations...

Justice Sec. Guevarra: Senators Free To Challenge VFA Termination In SC

Lawmakers are free to challenge the decision of President Rodrigo Duterte to terminate the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States before the...

DOJ Sec. Guevarra Expands VFA Study To Include Impact Assessment

Department of Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said his office has been directed to include the implications of the termination of the Visiting Forces Agreement...

DOJ Sec. Guevarra Confident Good Conduct Law IRR Can Hurdle Future Legal Test

Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Menardo Guevarra expressed optimism that the new Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 10592 on expanding Good...

Luzon

Mayor Magalong: Baguio City’s Successful Contact Tracing Due To ‘Quality Info’

Mayor Magalong reveals how they achieved the successful contract tracing in Baguio City.

Col. Mangelen Jr. Implements Number Coding Scheme For Private Vehicles In Dagupan

Dagupan undergoes a number coding scheme as it transitions to general community quarantine.

Talisay City Mayor Gullas Donates 8-Month Salary To Village Workers

Mayor Gullas promises to donate his 8-month salary as financial assistance to the barangay workers in Talisay City who have volunteered to waive their share of the national government's SAP.

Bataan Gov. Garcia Compares Covid-19 Front-Liners To WWII Heroes

As the nation on silently celebrated the 78th Araw ng Kagitingan, Bataan Governor Albert Garcia likened those in the front lines to contain the...

Visayas

Mayor Labella: Cebu City Under GCQ From June 1 To 15

Labella: "Under GCQ, there will be more businesses that will reopen and public transport will resume operations but with reduced operating capacity."

Gov. Defensor Jr.: Iloilo Is Now Preparing For MGCQ

Iloilo Province is already adjusting quarantine guidelines as its general community quarantine (GCQ) will end on May 31.

Mayor Labella, DOLE-7 To Give Livelihood Kits To 400 Vendors

The livelihood assistance kits will comprise starter implements for different projects like carpentry, dressmaking, and steel works, among others.

Mindanao

Mayor Duterte Validates 1K Stranded Individuals

Davao City is validating around 1,200 stranded individuals wanting to return to their provinces but unable to do so following the COVID-19 quarantine measures.

Gov. Corvera OKs P8.3-M Aid To Fight COVID-19

Agusan del Norte’s Provincial Board has approved an allocation of PHP8.3 million as financial aid to all barangays to combat the coronavirus disease 2019...

Davao City Mayor Duterte Extends ECQ For 7 Days

Duterte extends the ECQ until April 26 as advised by the health care professionals.

NoCot Gov. Catamco Launches Online Marketplace For Farmers, Buyers

North Cotabato Governor Nancy Catamco launched over the weekend a digital marketing platform that will serve as an alternative for people to market goods...

The Cabinet

DOJ Sec. Guevarra: Mass Gathering Restrictions Due To COVID-19 Easing Up

Positive developments on the COVID-19 situation in the country within the month may prompt changes in the government's protocol on mass gatherings, including religious activities, as per Guevarra.

DOH Usec. Vergeire: More ‘Late’ Reports Come In As PH COVID-19 Cases Rise To 18,638

In its case bulletin, the DOH said 433 of the new cases are "late" or results belatedly reported and were only verified recently, while 119 are "fresh cases".

DA Sec. Dar Appoints James Reid As Food Security Ambassador

Curious ka rin ba kung bakit si James Reid ang bagong Department of Agriculture ambassador? Sinagot 'yan ni Sec. Dar!

DOLE Sec. Bello: Employers To Shoulder Testing Of Workers

Bello: "If they will require their employees to be tested before they can report for work, then they have to shoulder the expense for the testing."

DOH Sec. Duque: PH Still In ‘1st Major Wave’ Of COVID-19

Duque clarified that the Philippines is still in its 'first major wave of sustained transmission" after claiming that the country is experiencing a second wave of COVID-19 infection.

Pres. Duterte Thanks Bahrain For Granting Pardon To 16 Pinoys

PRRD expresses gratitude to His Majesty King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa for granting royal pardon to 16 Filipinos in the Kingdom of Bahrain, including two who were pardoned on Eid’l Fitr.

Sen. Hontiveros To OWWA: Address Food, Health Needs Of OFWs Awaiting Flight To Hometowns

Hontiveros: "Huwag naman sana hayaan ng pamahalaan na pagkatapos ng kalbaryo sa mandatory quarantine, ay maharap pa sa gutom, pagod at buong araw na pila ang mga OFW para lang makauwi sila sa kanilang mga pamilya."

Spox Roque: DepEd Ready For School Opening In August

Malacañang has expressed confidence that the Department of Education (DepEd) is ready for the scheduled opening of classes on August 24 despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sen. Gatchalian: CBMS Law To Correct Inefficiencies In SAP Distribution

Gatchalian urges the government to use the Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS) Act to ensure efficient distribution of the Social Amelioration Program (SAP).

Gov. Defensor Jr.: Iloilo Is Now Preparing For MGCQ

Iloilo Province is already adjusting quarantine guidelines as its general community quarantine (GCQ) will end on May 31.

Metro Manila

Mayor Vico: Only Essential Travels Are Allowed In Pasig

Narito ang guidelines ng mga Pasig residents ngayong naisapatupad na ang GCQ:

Mayor Joy To Strictly Implement Order On Wearing Of Face Masks In Public Places

Belmonte: “Dahil face mask ang isa sa pangunahing depensa laban sa COVID-19, paiigtingin natin ang kampanya upang masanay ang lahat na magsuot nito sa mga pampublikong lugar.”

Mayor Vico Lifts Liquor Ban In Pasig

Bagamat lifted na ang liquor ban sa Pasig, may ipinagbabawal pa rin si Mayor Vico. Ano kaya ito?

Mayor Joy Places 2 Densely Populated Areas Under Special Concern Lockdown

QC government puts Certeza Compound in Barangay Culiat and Alley 2 Homart Road in Barangay Baesa under special concern lockdown.

Mayor Vico Eyes Rapid Testing For Returning Workers

Mayor Vico targets rapid testing of returning employees now that modified enhanced community quarantine is in place across NCR.