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Taxing the country's growing digital economy will hamper health services, education, and the creation of businesses and jobs, even as it raises funds for the government's fight versus Covid-19, Senator Imee Marcos said. Marcos, who chairs the Senate committee on economic affairs, called "a double-edged sword" proposed revenue-generating measures including...
Senator Ronald "Bato" Dela Rosa was elated on the effectual efforts to rehabilitate the war-torn Marawi City as he urged the concerned government agencies to go on with the work to meet the timeline set by Malacañang. In a joint hearing under the Committees on Finance and the Economic Affairs,...
Former Senator and movie star Ramon Revilla Sr. was rushed to two hospitals, first in Bacoor City, Cavite and then in Taguig City, on Sunday evening, but eventually was in stable condition, his son, Sen. Ramon Bong Revilla Jr., said. In a statement, Sen. Bong said he rushed his father...
The Department of Health (DOH)  on Sunday logged 862 more cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)—16 "fresh," or newly validated and 846 reported late—bringing the total to 18,086. The DOH also announced that total recoveries rose to 3,909 after 101 more patients recovered from the respiratory illness. The death toll climbed...
The University of the Philippines (UP) said results of their college entrance exams have been released online on Saturday evening. The UP Office of the Student Regent confirmed the release of the UP College Admissions Test (UPCAT) 2020 in a Facebook post during the weekend. The results can be viewed on...
Malacañang on Sunday has urged the public to continue following health and safety protocols when government relaxes lockdowns across the country starting Monday. In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the threat of the coronavirus remained even as more sectors and industries are set to resume operations on Monday. “The...
Senator Win Gatchalian is pushing for the passage of Senate Bill No. (SBN) 1188 or the proposed LPG Act, which seeks to streamline existing laws and regulations overseeing the domestic Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) industry. Gatchalian's proposed measure will govern the entire LPG industry as he sounded the alarm over...
Senator Richard J. Gordon, chairman and CEO of the Philippine Red Cross, expressed optimism that the PRC's COVID-19 testing capacity will be enhanced by the opening of a testing center in Cagayan De Oro, which will be built through the generosity of Reckitt Benckiser Healthcare Philippines, Inc. (Lysol Philippines). Gordon,...
The Philippine National Police (PNP) is ready for Metro Manila's shift from modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) to general community quarantine (GCQ) on Monday, Joint Task Force COVID Shield Commander Police Lieutenant General Guillermo Eleazar said. "Handa na po tayo (We are ready)," Eleazar said. Eleazar said it would be more...
Starting June 1, religious gatherings will be allowed in areas under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ), but only up to 50  percent of any venue's capacity, Justice Secretary Menardo Gueverra said Sunday. The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases said this was the decision made. In...

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