Palace calls for cooperation as PH shifts to GCQ, MGCQ

MANILA: Malacañang is urging the public to cooperate with the government authorities by following quarantine protocols as parts of the country, including Metro Manila, transition to more relaxed community quarantines on Monday (June 1). Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said that since there is still no cure or vaccine for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), the… Read More Palace calls for cooperation as PH shifts to GCQ, MGCQ

DSWD reiterates importance of validation in SAP implementation

MANILA: The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) reiterated Sunday the importance of the conduct of validation process in the continued implementation of the emergency cash subsidy under the government’s Social Amelioration Program (SAP). In a press release, DSWD said validation is performed to check the eligibility of the beneficiaries and to see if… Read More DSWD reiterates importance of validation in SAP implementation

DOLE gives cash, medical aid to over 81K OFWs abroad

MANILA: The Philippine Overseas Labor Offices (POLOs) in 40 foreign posts have provided cash, food and medical assistance to 81,388 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said on Sunday. Labor Undersecretary Claro Arellano said the OFWs received USD200 cash assistance under Abot… Read More DOLE gives cash, medical aid to over 81K OFWs abroad

BOC eyes charges vs. importer of P50-M medical supplies

MANILA: The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Sunday said the importer of PHP50 million worth of medical supplies and equipment will face charges if it cannot show proof that it paid duties and taxes to the government. The Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service (CIIS), with assistance of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and National Bureau… Read More BOC eyes charges vs. importer of P50-M medical supplies

DILG urges LGUs to establish bike lanes; motor taxis still banned

MANILA: As the country transitions to a new normal, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is urging all local government units (LGUs) to establish bicycle lanes in all local roads to support those who will bike to their work destinations due to the reduced capacity of public transportation under the general community… Read More DILG urges LGUs to establish bike lanes; motor taxis still banned

POEA warns vs. online illegal recruitment schemes

MANILA: The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) on Sunday warned the public, particularly would-be overseas Filipino workers, against online illegal recruitment schemes promising “deployment after the lockdown” or “work interview after quarantine”. In Advisory No. 62, POEA said the public should be cautious against unscrupulous individuals who misrepresent themselves as officers and staff of licensed… Read More POEA warns vs. online illegal recruitment schemes

Covid-19 among overseas Pinoys rise by 2.3K due to late reports

MANILA: The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported Sunday that 2,300 more Filipinos abroad were infected with the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), bringing the number of persons overseas contracting the disease to 5,184. In its case bulletin, the DFA said the spike covers some late reports received from the Middle East. About 1,176 more people… Read More Covid-19 among overseas Pinoys rise by 2.3K due to late reports

DOST allots P5-M funding to help OFWs put up own businesses

MANILA: The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) will allot PHP5 million initial funding for its iFWD PH (innovation for Filipinos Working Distantly from the Philippines). The iFWD PH aims to provide opportunities to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and their families to establish technology-based enterprise in the Philippines. In a phone interview with the Philippine… Read More DOST allots P5-M funding to help OFWs put up own businesses