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50-year franchise limit renewable– authors of ABS-CBN franchise

The 50-year limit on franchises given by Congress is renewable, authors of measures granting ABS-CBN a new license to operate said on Wednesday. This is...

Philippines needs 95,000 contact tracers

The Philippines needs some 95,000 more contact tracers to boost its response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Department of Health said Wednesday. The country only...

NTC told to refrain from recalling broadcast frequencies of ABS-CBN

The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) was told to refrain from recalling the broadcast frequencies of ABS-CBN Corp. while Congress tackles the bills seeking renewal of the...

Sen. Revilla urges gov’t: Speed up resumption of public works, priority projects to pump-prime...

As the National Capital Region (NCR) transitions to, and joins the majority of the country under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) beginning June 1, Senator...

Sen. Lapid seeks to conduct inquiry on telcos providing free internet 

Senator Manuel "Lito" Lapid has filed a resolution seeking to conduct an inquiry, in aid of legislation, to determine the feasibility of mandating telecommunications...

Sen. Marcos: Give health workers legal cover vs. false claims

Senator Imee Marcos has called for clearer legal protection for health care workers who may be falsely accused of malpractice, even as they risk...

Pres. Duterte names Aaron Aquino head of Clark International Airport Corporation

President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed outgoing Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency chief Aaron Aquino as head of the Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC). Executive Secretary Salvador...

Health workers with COVID-19— 2,420

The number of healthcare workers who have contracted the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has climbed to 2,420, the Department of Health (DOH) said Tuesday. Health...

Interior Secretary Año ensures return of OFWs

Interior Secretary Eduardo Año on Tuesday ensured that the return of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to their home provinces would be better in the...

Second tranche of cash aid for poor families eyed by end-May

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said they will deliver the second tranche of cash aid to poor families by end of...
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