Senate OKs bill allowing President to adjust opening of classes

MANILA: The Senate on Monday unanimously approved on third and final reading a bill that gives the President the authority to adjust the opening of classes during a state of calamity. Senate Bill 1541 seeks to amend Section 3 of Republic Act 7797, or “An Act to Lengthen the School Calendar from Two Hundred (200)… Read More Senate OKs bill allowing President to adjust opening of classes

More ‘late’ reports come in as PH Covid-19 cases rise to 18,638

MANILA: The Department of Health (DOH) on Monday reported 552 additional coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases in the country, raising the total number of cases to 18,638. In its case bulletin, the DOH said 433 of the new cases are “late” or results belatedly reported and were only verified recently, while 119 are “fresh cases”.… Read More More ‘late’ reports come in as PH Covid-19 cases rise to 18,638

PH Covid-19 cases exceed 18K; 101 new recoveries reported

MANILA: The Department of Health (DOH) on Sunday reported 862 additional coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases, raising the overall tally to 18,086. DOH said 846 of the new cases are “late” or results belatedly reported and were only verified recently, while 16 are “fresh cases”. Of the fresh cases, six are from the National Capital… Read More PH Covid-19 cases exceed 18K; 101 new recoveries reported

Darul Ifta lifts suspension of BARMM congregational prayers

COTABATO CITY: The Darul Ifta (House of Opinion) in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) is now allowing prayer gatherings in mosques, provided that health protocols under the modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) are observed. This came about after Grand Mufti Abuhuraira Udasan issued a statement Monday for the lifting of the temporary… Read More Darul Ifta lifts suspension of BARMM congregational prayers

2 suspected NPA rebels die in extortion try shootout

COTABATO CITY: Police killed in a shootout two alleged communist guerillas who were engaged in extortion activities in Senator Ninoy Aquino (SNA) town, Sultan Kudarat, Sunday morning. Lt. Col. Lino Capellan, the spokesperson of the Police Regional Office -12, identified one of two slain suspects as Raminie Romo Sambilad, 26, of Barangay Langgal in the… Read More 2 suspected NPA rebels die in extortion try shootout

Magnitude 5.6 quake hits Davao Occidental

MANILA: A 5.6-magnitude earthquake jolted Davao Occidental on Saturday night, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. The tectonic quake struck 211 kilometers southeast of Sarangani at 9:06 p.m. Instrumental intensity I was recorded in Alabel, Malungon and Kiamba, Sarangani, and in Tupi, South Cotabato. Phivolcs deployed around 100 instruments or intensity meter… Read More Magnitude 5.6 quake hits Davao Occidental

2 Cabinet execs condemn burning of houses, chapel in MisOr

MANILA: Two Cabinet officials have condemned “in the strongest sense” the burning of four houses and a chapel in Opol, Misamis Oriental, allegedly by communist rebels on Thursday (May 28). Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Carlito Galvez Jr. blamed members of the New People’s Army (NPA), saying that their objective is to “instill fear,… Read More 2 Cabinet execs condemn burning of houses, chapel in MisOr

DILG hits Gabriela’s ‘nitpicking’ of BP2, other programs

MANILA: The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) called on party-list group Gabriela and their allied leftist groups to just help the government in fighting the dreaded coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic and addressing hardships the crisis caused on many Filipinos instead of spreading fake news and disinformation. DILG spokesperson Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya said… Read More DILG hits Gabriela’s ‘nitpicking’ of BP2, other programs

Pasig barangay subjects own front-liners to Covid-19 mass testing

MANILA: More than 250 barangay front-liners in Pasig City have started undergoing free coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) testing in preparation for its transition from modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) to general community quarantine (GCQ) on Monday. The “mass testing” of barangay workers was conducted at the village hall of Barangay San Antonio, Pasig led by… Read More Pasig barangay subjects own front-liners to Covid-19 mass testing

De La Salle-Lipa makes finals of Int’l Green Gown Awards

MANILA: De La Salle Lipa (DLSL) has made it to the finals of the 2020 International Green Gown Awards, becoming the only higher educational institution named finalist in all three categories — Sustainability Institution of the Year, Student Engagement and Benefitting Society. The International Green Gown Awards (IGGA) is open to colleges and universities across… Read More De La Salle-Lipa makes finals of Int’l Green Gown Awards