DOLE provides cash aid to over 1M workers

By Ferdinand Patinio MANILA: The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said on Thursday that more than one million workers in both the formal and informal sectors, including overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), benefited from programs - worth over PHP5 billion - to cushion the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. In a statement, … Continue reading DOLE provides cash aid to over 1M workers

US provides $5.9-M add’l pandemic assistance to PH

By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora MANILA: The United States is providing an additional PHP298 million or approximately USD5.9 million to its total pandemic assistance to the Philippines. “This latest assistance builds on our long-standing relationships with local government units across the Philippines, and represents our continued commitment to our Filipino friends, partners, and allies in … Continue reading US provides $5.9-M add’l pandemic assistance to PH

Operations of DAR adjudicating bodies still suspended in ECQ areas

 MANILA: Agrarian Reform Secretary John R. Castriciones announced recently that operations of the Department of Agrarian Reform Adjudication Board (DARAB) remain suspended in areas still placed by Malacanang under "enhanced community quarantine (ECQ)" because of high risk to the Novel Coronavirus 19. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte extended a second time the lockdown period up to … Continue reading Operations of DAR adjudicating bodies still suspended in ECQ areas

Local execs involved in anomalous SAP distribution face arrest

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año. (File photo) MANILA: The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Tuesday ordered the Philippine National Police (PNP) to immediately investigate reported anomalies in relation to the distribution of cash aid from the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) like splitting or not giving the correct amount. This came following the … Continue reading Local execs involved in anomalous SAP distribution face arrest

ML declaration amid Covid-19 crisis lies solely on PRRD: DND

By Priam Nepomuceno President Rodrigo Duterte. (File photo) MANILA: The decision to declare martial law in the wake of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) outbreak lies solely with President Rodrigo R. Duterte, Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said Tuesday. Lorenzana made the remark when sought for a comment on Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador … Continue reading ML declaration amid Covid-19 crisis lies solely on PRRD: DND

Duterte orders arrest of people selling fake IDs with his signature

MANILA: President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the authorities to go after those who are selling fake identification cards (IDs) that will purportedly serve as a quarantine pass amid the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), Malacañang said Tuesday. President Rodrigo R. Duterte. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said Duterte is directing the Philippine National Police (PNP) and … Continue reading Duterte orders arrest of people selling fake IDs with his signature

Mayor Isko, BARMM cite Maranao barangay chair for honesty

By Ali G. Macabalang COTABATO CITY – Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso and the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) officialdom have cited a Maranao barangay chairman in the metropolitan city for honesty in returning P1.1-million cash in excess of amelioration cash assistance given to his village. A photo culled from footage in YouTube … Continue reading Mayor Isko, BARMM cite Maranao barangay chair for honesty

DAR employees reminded to follow health protocols

The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) issued on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, Memorandum Circular Number 140, directing all its officials and selected employees to strictly follow health protocols in issuing quarantine accreditation passes to agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) nationwide. The directive from DAR Secretary John R. Castriciones was given soon after the DAR was given … Continue reading DAR employees reminded to follow health protocols

The Battle is at the Barangay

By JOHN CARLO TRIA | RESURGENT.PH A kadiwa center at a barangay covered court. (resurgent.ph photo) With 42,000 Barangays each having about 8 elected officials, the total “army” of elected local officials delivering critical services to communities, 336,000 directly accountable persons should have no problem delivering critical supplies to residents and monitoring those infected, and … Continue reading The Battle is at the Barangay

Former presidential spokesman Roque returns to Palace

By Bitoon A Ranao Malacanang has confirmed on Monday the appointment of Atty. Harry Roque as the Presidential Spokesperson. Secretary Harry Roque. (File) In a statement on Monday, Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador S. Panelo said that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has offered the position of Presidential Spokesperson to Atty. Harry Roque who, in turn, … Continue reading Former presidential spokesman Roque returns to Palace