Monday, November 30, 2020

The Cabinet

Año Opposes Holding Of Face-To-Face Classes

Department of the Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año opposes proposals to resume the holding of face-to-face classes in schools at this time, saying it might cause a spike in COVID-19 cases.

Bello: DOLE Orders Release Of Deferred Holiday Pay For Private Workers

The Department of Labor and Employment orders private companies to release the deferred holiday pay of their workers before the end of the year.

Dela Peña: DOST Needs COVID-19 Patients For Melatonin Trials

The Department of Science and Technology is scouting for at least 300 COVID-19 patients that they can utilize for the clinical trials involving melatonin.

Bello Partially Lifts Work Stoppage Order On Skyway Project

The Department of Labor and Employment orders the partial lifting of the supplemental work stoppage order issued by its National Capital Region office on Monday, stopping the construction of the Skyway extension project following Saturday's accident in Muntinlupa City.

Dar Issues New SRPs Of Market Products

Agriculture Secretary William Dar has released an updated suggested retail prices for market staples following the price hike brought about by the series of typhoons that devastated the country.
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said he had no control over a mass gathering in Cebu where he delivered a speech, saying it was the local government that organized the event held on Nov. 27.

Gordon Thanks SoKor For P10-M Aid For Typhoon Victims

Philippine Red Cross chairman and CEO Senator Richard Gordon thanks the South Korea government for donating nearly PHP10-million as humanitarian assistance for families and communities affected by Super Typhoon Rolly and Typhoon Ulysses.

Año Opposes Holding Of Face-To-Face Classes

Department of the Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año opposes proposals to resume the holding of face-to-face classes in schools at this time, saying it might cause a spike in COVID-19 cases.

Duterte Enjoins Pinoys To Draw Inspiration From Bonifacio’s Heroism

President Rodrigo Duterte joins the nation in commemorating the 157th birth anniversary of Andres Bonifacio, urging Filipinos to draw inspiration from the heroism of the supreme leader (Supremo) of the Katipunan amid the prevailing COVID-19 health crisis.

Roque Defends Duterte’s Sexist Jokes: ‘Let’s Take A Joke For What It Is’

ROQUE: "Let's not give too much meaning to the jokes of the president. The president is really just like that, and he can't change anymore because he's already in his 70s."

THE CABINET

Año Opposes Holding Of Face-To-Face Classes

Department of the Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año opposes proposals to resume the holding of face-to-face classes in schools at this time, saying it might cause a spike in COVID-19 cases.

Bello: DOLE Orders Release Of Deferred Holiday Pay For Private Workers

The Department of Labor and Employment orders private companies to release the deferred holiday pay of their workers before the end of the year.

Dela Peña: DOST Needs COVID-19 Patients For Melatonin Trials

The Department of Science and Technology is scouting for at least 300 COVID-19 patients that they can utilize for the clinical trials involving melatonin.

Bello Partially Lifts Work Stoppage Order On Skyway Project

The Department of Labor and Employment orders the partial lifting of the supplemental work stoppage order issued by its National Capital Region office on Monday, stopping the construction of the Skyway extension project following Saturday's accident in Muntinlupa City.

Dar Issues New SRPs Of Market Products

Agriculture Secretary William Dar has released an updated suggested retail prices for market staples following the price hike brought about by the series of typhoons that devastated the country.

Metro Manila

Mayor Marcy Confirms That An Evacuee Tested Positive For COVID-19

An evacuee has tested for the COVID-19 as the Marikina City government held rapid testing for residents affected by the devastation of Typhoon Ulysses at its evacuation centers.

Mayor Abby Sends More Augmentation Support To Marikina

The city government of Makati has intensified its efforts to assist flood-hit Marikina City in its disaster response operations by deploying additional rescue equipment.

Mayor Isko To Revive GMRC In Manila Schools

Pabor ka ba sa desisyon na ito?

Mayor Marcy Appeals For Materials To Repair Typhoon-Damaged Houses

Marikina City Mayor Marcelino “Marcy” Teodoro appeals for construction material donations to rebuild damaged houses of his constituents affected by massive flooding due to Typhoon Ulysses last week.

Mayor Isko: Manila To Continue Cash Incentive Plan For COVID-Free Barangays

Manila City will continue to give cash incentives to barangays that will register zero COVID-19 infections in the next two months.

President In Action

Año Opposes Holding Of Face-To-Face Classes

Department of the Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año opposes proposals to resume the holding of face-to-face classes in schools at this time, saying it might cause a spike in COVID-19 cases.

Duterte Enjoins Pinoys To Draw Inspiration From Bonifacio’s Heroism

President Rodrigo Duterte joins the nation in commemorating the 157th birth anniversary of Andres Bonifacio, urging Filipinos to draw inspiration from the heroism of the supreme leader (Supremo) of the Katipunan amid the prevailing COVID-19 health crisis.

Bello: DOLE Orders Release Of Deferred Holiday Pay For Private Workers

The Department of Labor and Employment orders private companies to release the deferred holiday pay of their workers before the end of the year.

Duterte Names His Ex-Lawyer New Overall Deputy Ombudsman

President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed his former legal consultant Warren Rex Hernandez Liong to the second-highest position in the Office of the Ombudsman.

Vice President In Action

‘Good Initiative’: OVP Brings Out Conversation Between Them And DepEd

Is the DepEd really involved with the learning hubs project of the OVP? What do you think?

VP Leni Brings Relief To Caramoan

Vice President Leni Robredo visits the municipality of Caramoan on Thursday, in line with her continued efforts to reach areas around Bicol that were hard-hit by the recent typhoons, Rolly and Ulysses.

VP Leni On Photo Ops: ‘Our Only Currency In What We Are Doing Is Trust’

ROBREDO: "We need to show our donors that we’re spending their money based on their intentions when they donate."

VP Leni Brings Aid To Garchitorena, Camarines Sur

Vice President Leni Robredo visited the town of Garchitorena in Camarines Sur on Thursday, as her office continues to bring aid and assess areas around Bicol and Luzon that were devastated by the recent typhoons.

Senate Watch

Gordon Thanks SoKor For P10-M Aid For Typhoon Victims

Philippine Red Cross chairman and CEO Senator Richard Gordon thanks the South Korea government for donating nearly PHP10-million as humanitarian assistance for families and communities affected by Super Typhoon Rolly and Typhoon Ulysses.

Gatchalian To Raise Issues On Erroneous Learning Materials In Senate hearing

Senator Win Gatchalian, to raise the errors in the DepEd modules on the next Senate hearing.

Lacson On Possibly Getting The COVID-19 Vaccine: ‘Tawa Na Lang Isasagot Ko Diyan’

Senator Panfilo Lacson has yet to clear out speculations as to whether or not he has already taken the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) vaccine. “Whether or...

Gatchalian Weighs In On Class Resumption In Storm-Hit Areas

Senator Win Gatchalian proposes anew to resume classes through "purok workshops" if they are in COVID-19-free or 'low-risk' areas.

Congress Watch

House Welcomes Passage Of 2021 Nat’l Budget In Senate

Speaker Lord Allan Velasco welcomes the timely passage of the proposed PHP4.506-trillion national budget for 2021 in the Senate.

House Approves Bill Named After The Late Eddie Garcia

The House of Representatives approved on third and final reading a measure that ensures the protection of workers in the entertainment industry.

Velasco Joins Army Reserve Corps

Speaker Lord Allan Velasco takes his oath as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Reserve Force of the Philippine Army.

House OKs Salceda’s Bill For Climate Emergency Declaration

The House Committee on Disaster Resilience has approved a resolution that allows the House of Representative to declare a Disaster and Climate Emergency following the series of calamities over the years.

The Cabinet

Año Opposes Holding Of Face-To-Face Classes

Department of the Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año opposes proposals to resume the holding of face-to-face classes in schools at this time, saying it might cause a spike in COVID-19 cases.

Bello: DOLE Orders Release Of Deferred Holiday Pay For Private Workers

The Department of Labor and Employment orders private companies to release the deferred holiday pay of their workers before the end of the year.

Dela Peña: DOST Needs COVID-19 Patients For Melatonin Trials

The Department of Science and Technology is scouting for at least 300 COVID-19 patients that they can utilize for the clinical trials involving melatonin.

Bello Partially Lifts Work Stoppage Order On Skyway Project

The Department of Labor and Employment orders the partial lifting of the supplemental work stoppage order issued by its National Capital Region office on Monday, stopping the construction of the Skyway extension project following Saturday's accident in Muntinlupa City.

Dar Issues New SRPs Of Market Products

Agriculture Secretary William Dar has released an updated suggested retail prices for market staples following the price hike brought about by the series of typhoons that devastated the country.

Roque Congratulates Tricia Robredo: ‘Sa Panahon Ng Pandemya, Talagang Kayo Po Ang Mga Bagong Bayani’

Roque previously accused Tricia and Aika Robredo of triggering the #NasaanAngPangulo trend during the Typhoon Ulysses.

House Welcomes Passage Of 2021 Nat’l Budget In Senate

Speaker Lord Allan Velasco welcomes the timely passage of the proposed PHP4.506-trillion national budget for 2021 in the Senate.

Galvez: Gov’t, Private Sector To Ink Deal For 2-M AstraZeneca Vaccines

National Policy against COVID-19 chief implementer and vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. announces the government and the private sectors are set to sign a tripartite agreement for two million doses of AstraZeneca's vaccine.

Gatchalian To Raise Issues On Erroneous Learning Materials In Senate hearing

Senator Win Gatchalian, to raise the errors in the DepEd modules on the next Senate hearing.

Bello: DOLE Orders Release Of Deferred Holiday Pay For Private Workers

The Department of Labor and Employment orders private companies to release the deferred holiday pay of their workers before the end of the year.

Metro Manila

Mayor Marcy Confirms That An Evacuee Tested Positive For COVID-19

An evacuee has tested for the COVID-19 as the Marikina City government held rapid testing for residents affected by the devastation of Typhoon Ulysses at its evacuation centers.

Mayor Abby Sends More Augmentation Support To Marikina

The city government of Makati has intensified its efforts to assist flood-hit Marikina City in its disaster response operations by deploying additional rescue equipment.

Mayor Isko To Revive GMRC In Manila Schools

Pabor ka ba sa desisyon na ito?

Mayor Marcy Appeals For Materials To Repair Typhoon-Damaged Houses

Marikina City Mayor Marcelino “Marcy” Teodoro appeals for construction material donations to rebuild damaged houses of his constituents affected by massive flooding due to Typhoon Ulysses last week.

Mayor Isko: Manila To Continue Cash Incentive Plan For COVID-Free Barangays

Manila City will continue to give cash incentives to barangays that will register zero COVID-19 infections in the next two months.

Judiciary Watch

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.

SC Reorganizes Memberships Of 3 Divisions

The Supreme Court implements a reorganization of its three divisions following the appointment of Associate Justice Ricardo Rosario.

CA Junks Suit Filed By Customs Exec Accused Of Corruption

The Court of Appeals dismisses for lack of merit a petition filed by Bureau of Customs official Teodoro Jumamil questioning his suspension by the Office of the Ombudsman.

Luzon

Mayor Lim Donates Salary, Bonus As Cash Gift To JOs

Dagupan Mayor Marc Brian Lim has donated four months’ worth of his salary and year-end bonus, to be divided as a cash gift to the city government’s job order (JO) employees.

Mayor Magalong Calls Residents 65 And Older To Stay At Home

Bawal lumabas! Baguio city government has ordered residents aged 65 years old and above to stay at home for a period of 10 days from Nov. 17 to 27.

Guv. Cua: Quirino Slowly Heads To Normalcy; Aids Cagayan, Isabela

Quirino province is getting back on its feet following the onslaught of typhoons, Governor Dakila Carlo Cua said.

Guv. Cua: Catanduanes Townsfolk To Get Help Thru Cash-For-Work Program

The Department of Agriculture and the Department of Labor and Employment will provide cash-for-work activities to the residents of Catanduanes province who were severely affected by Typhoons Quinta and Rolly last Oct. 25 and Nov. 1, respectively.

Visayas

Mayor Labella: Border Control Order For Travelers From Other Provinces

Mayor Edgardo Labella clarifies that the executive order he issued on Monday night applies only to individuals who are traveling to the capital city via airports and seaports originating from other provinces.

Mayor Gilbert Contracts Coronavirus

Mayor Gilbert Go of Giporlos, Eastern Samar has tested positive for the COVID-19.

Mayor Labella Bans Caroling, Christmas Party Amid COVID-19 Crisis

According to Labella, caroling organized by groups would invite crowds, making people vulnerable to COVID-19 transmission.

Mayor Treñas: Ilonggos Rejoice Over Mateo’s Miss Universe PH Victory

“The Ilonggo community is truly proud of her achievement. She is an epitome that Iloilo City can truly level-up and rise above challenges during these times.”

Mindanao

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.

Mayor Sara Imposes Earlier Curfew Hours, Liquor Ban

Curfew hours in Davao are now observed from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. everyday beginning October 15 until December 31 this year.

The Cabinet

Año Opposes Holding Of Face-To-Face Classes

Department of the Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año opposes proposals to resume the holding of face-to-face classes in schools at this time, saying it might cause a spike in COVID-19 cases.

Bello: DOLE Orders Release Of Deferred Holiday Pay For Private Workers

The Department of Labor and Employment orders private companies to release the deferred holiday pay of their workers before the end of the year.

Dela Peña: DOST Needs COVID-19 Patients For Melatonin Trials

The Department of Science and Technology is scouting for at least 300 COVID-19 patients that they can utilize for the clinical trials involving melatonin.

Bello Partially Lifts Work Stoppage Order On Skyway Project

The Department of Labor and Employment orders the partial lifting of the supplemental work stoppage order issued by its National Capital Region office on Monday, stopping the construction of the Skyway extension project following Saturday's accident in Muntinlupa City.

Dar Issues New SRPs Of Market Products

Agriculture Secretary William Dar has released an updated suggested retail prices for market staples following the price hike brought about by the series of typhoons that devastated the country.

Duterte Names His Ex-Lawyer New Overall Deputy Ombudsman

President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed his former legal consultant Warren Rex Hernandez Liong to the second-highest position in the Office of the Ombudsman.

Ex-President Gloria Arroyo To Be Paid P1 Yearly As Clark’s Presidential Adviser

President Duterte has named former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo as the Presidential Adviser on Clark Programs and Projects, Senator Bong Go announced on Thursday.

‘Good Initiative’: OVP Brings Out Conversation Between Them And DepEd

Is the DepEd really involved with the learning hubs project of the OVP? What do you think?

House Approves Bill Named After The Late Eddie Garcia

The House of Representatives approved on third and final reading a measure that ensures the protection of workers in the entertainment industry.

Galvez Expects Funds Release For COVID-19 Vaccine By Dec. 15

GALVEZ: "We are expecting [that] before December 15 maa-unlock natin ang mga pondo (we can unlock the funds)—so rest assured na yung pera na gagamitin natin dito ay magiging prepared na po (we can unlock the funds. So, rest assured that the money for this will be prepared)."

Metro Manila

Mayor Marcy Confirms That An Evacuee Tested Positive For COVID-19

An evacuee has tested for the COVID-19 as the Marikina City government held rapid testing for residents affected by the devastation of Typhoon Ulysses at its evacuation centers.

Mayor Abby Sends More Augmentation Support To Marikina

The city government of Makati has intensified its efforts to assist flood-hit Marikina City in its disaster response operations by deploying additional rescue equipment.

Mayor Isko To Revive GMRC In Manila Schools

Pabor ka ba sa desisyon na ito?

Mayor Marcy Appeals For Materials To Repair Typhoon-Damaged Houses

Marikina City Mayor Marcelino “Marcy” Teodoro appeals for construction material donations to rebuild damaged houses of his constituents affected by massive flooding due to Typhoon Ulysses last week.

Mayor Isko: Manila To Continue Cash Incentive Plan For COVID-Free Barangays

Manila City will continue to give cash incentives to barangays that will register zero COVID-19 infections in the next two months.