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1,619 of health workers positive for COVID-19, with 33 deaths

The number of healthcare workers who have contracted the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the line of duty has increased to 1,619, with the...

Stressing the elderly, jailing quarantine violators in cramped cells will worsen COVID spread: Pangilinan

"Our emergency situation now is about health. All proposed and enforced measures should answer 'yes' to the following questions: Mahihinto o mapapabagal ba nito...

Bong Go urges government to prioritize welfare of senior citizens amid COVID-19

Senator Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go emphasized the continuing need to protect senior citizens as they remain to be one of the most vulnerable sectors...

Hontiveros bats for mandatory life and add’l health insurance for all workers during health...

  "'New normal' means better working conditions, full coverage and protection for workers." This was the statement of Senator Risa Hontiveros on the eve of Labor...

De Lima wants ‘better and clearer’ rules of engagement for law enforcers during quarantine

To minimize violent altercations between the police and alleged violators of quarantine protocols in areas under lockdown, opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima urged...

Murang Kuryente IRR to ease burden of power consumers amid extended quarantine – Gatchalian

Senator Win Gatchalian, who championed the passage of the Murang Kuryente Act, said the much awaited Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the law...

PNP tells militants not to hold mass actions on Labor Day amid COVID-19 quarantines

The Philippine National Police (PNP) has told militant labor organizations not to conduct mass actions on May 1,  Labor Day. Under the enhanced community quarantine,...

Only half of first tranche of gov’t aid given as of April 30 –NEDA

Only half of the first tranche of the government's cash assistance program for April has been given as of the end of the month,...

Breaking! PH Covid-19 updates: 8,488 positive; 586 deaths; 1,043 recoveries

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the Philippines has increased to 8,488 on Thursday, with 276 new infections,  three months since the country reported...

Guidelines for areas under ECQ starting May 1

Malacañang released the guidelines for areas under enhanced community quarantine starting May 1. Malacanang said the guidelines will be implemented in Metro Manila, Central Luzon...

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