BTA’s Second Regular Session to open on June 16

COTABATO CITY: The Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) Parliament’s Second Regular Session is set to open on June 16, 2020. This was agreed by the members of the BTA Parliament during the caucus meeting on Tuesday, June 2 held at the BTA Compound, Bangsamoro Government Center, in Cotabato City. Majority Floor Leader Atty. Lanang Ali Jr.… Read More BTA’s Second Regular Session to open on June 16

PH contact tracing capability now at 96%: DILG

MANILA: Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año said the government’s contact tracing capability for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) patients or carriers has now improved to 96 percent. “Malaki ang improvement ng ating contact tracing (There is a significant improvement in our contact tracing capabilities),” Año said in a Palace briefing Monday. With this,… Read More PH contact tracing capability now at 96%: DILG

IBP welcomes quasi-judicial bodies’ shift to online hearings

MANILA: The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) on Monday welcomed the move of quasi-judicial bodies in the country to adopt online hearings in their proceedings. IBP national president Domingo Egon Cayosa, in a statement, said they commend the shift by the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC), and other quasi-judicial… Read More IBP welcomes quasi-judicial bodies’ shift to online hearings

Go warns public of scammers using his, PRRD’s name amid Covid-19

MANILA: Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Monday warned the public against scammers who use his name, and that of President Rodrigo Duterte, to buy and sell medical supplies amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. In a statement posted on his Facebook page, Go said he was made aware of certain groups who use… Read More Go warns public of scammers using his, PRRD’s name amid Covid-19

German firms call for resumption of EU-PH free trade talks

MANILA: German companies have called for the resumption of negotiations for European Union-Philippines Free Trade Agreement (EU-PH FTA), saying an FTA will impact their investments in the country. In a survey done by the German-Philippines Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GPCCI) and Singapore-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (SGC) from May 11 to May 24,… Read More German firms call for resumption of EU-PH free trade talks

ECQ helped contain Covid-19 infection: Roque

MANILA: The now lifted enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) “worked” in containing coronavirus disease (Covid-19) infection, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said on Monday. Roque made this comment as the Metro Manila and other areas transitioned from modified ECQ to less stringent general community quarantine (GCQ) on June 1. In a virtual presser, Roque said the country’s… Read More ECQ helped contain Covid-19 infection: Roque

PRRD to deliver next public address from Davao City

MANILA: President Rodrigo Duterte will be delivering his next public address after a meeting with members of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) from Davao City, Malacañang said on Monday. In a v ritual presser, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said Duterte will be staying in his hometown for the… Read More PRRD to deliver next public address from Davao City

House OKs PCR testing for vulnerable sectors on 2nd reading

MANILA: A proposed measure seeking to make coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) testing more accessible to vulnerable members of society is inching its way into becoming law at the House of Representatives. During Monday’s plenary session, the lower chamber approved on second reading House Bill 6707 or the “Crush Covid-19 Act”, which encourages a baseline polymerase… Read More House OKs PCR testing for vulnerable sectors on 2nd reading

AFP ready for troop re-deployment amid easing of quarantine rules

MANILA: The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said it is ready to re-deploy its personnel following the easing of quarantine restrictions in Metro Manila and some parts of the country which took effect on Monday. “We are prepared to deploy our personnel in relation to the changes in the local quarantine status,” said AFP… Read More AFP ready for troop re-deployment amid easing of quarantine rules

‘Tondominiums’ soon to rise in Tondo

MANILA: Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko” Moreno Domagoso on Monday led the groundbreaking of his very first in-city vertical housing project in Tondo under the #BuildBuildManila program. Domagoso took pride in the Tondominium 1 and 2 projects, worth nearly PHP1 billion in Vitas, especially that he himself grew up in an informal settlement in Parola. “Bibigyan… Read More ‘Tondominiums’ soon to rise in Tondo