DSWD to ‘solely’ take charge of SAP distribution: Duterte

By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos President Rodrigo Duterte. (File photo) MANILA: President Rodrigo Duterte has once again tapped the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) as the sole agency to lead in the distribution of emergency subsidies to poor families under the Social Amelioration Program (SAP). Duterte gave the latest directive to DSWD Secretary Rolando Bautista, … Continue reading DSWD to ‘solely’ take charge of SAP distribution: Duterte

Duterte offers P2-M bounty for capture of NPA top leaders

By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos President Rodrigo Duterte (Presidential photo) MANILA: President Rodrigo Duterte has offered PHP2-million reward money to anyone who can either capture or kill the top commanders of the New People’s Army (NPA), the armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP). Duterte, during his meeting with Cabinet officials on Monday night, … Continue reading Duterte offers P2-M bounty for capture of NPA top leaders

SAP distribution already 75% complete: Palace

By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos SAP DISTRIBUTION. Local officials and personnel of the Department of Social and Development distribute emergency cash subsidies under the government's social amelioration program at the Gatid Elementary School in Santa Cruz, Laguna on May 4, 2020. Some 75 percent of low-income households have already received the cash aid from the national … Continue reading SAP distribution already 75% complete: Palace

SAP payout deadline in NCR extended to May 10

By Christopher Lloyd Caliwan BEATING THE DEADLINE. Personnel from the Parañaque City government distribute cash aid as part of the Social Amelioration Program to around 859 beneficiaries at the Tambo Elementary School on Monday (May 4, 2020). The Department of the Interior and Local Government has given local officials in Metro Manila until May 10 to complete … Continue reading SAP payout deadline in NCR extended to May 10

More Filipinos in Oman appeal for financial aid: envoy

By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora MANILA: Philippine Ambassador in Muscat Narciso Castañeda said Thursday some Filipinos in Oman are appealing for financial aid amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. "'Yong ating binibigay ngayon is administered by POLO (Philippine Overseas Labor & Office) 'yong AKAP program ng DOLE (Department of Labor and Employment) at sa kasulukuyan is being implemented, medyo kukulangin nga ng … Continue reading More Filipinos in Oman appeal for financial aid: envoy

NBI may probe Dumaguete radio anchor’s killing: DOJ

By Benjamin Pulta Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra. (File photo) MANILA: The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) may look into the killing of Dumaguete City radio broadcaster Cornelio Pepino, the Department of Justice (DOJ) said Thursday. "If necessary, I will also direct the NBI (National Bureau of Investigation) to render assistance to the task force or conduct … Continue reading NBI may probe Dumaguete radio anchor’s killing: DOJ

Covid-19 cases in PNP rise to 114

By Christopher Lloyd Caliwan MANILA: The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Thursday reported 114 confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases among its personnel, as two more police officers tested positive of the virus. In a statement, the PNP Health Service (PNPHS) said recent test results from the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) showed the … Continue reading Covid-19 cases in PNP rise to 114

PAO renders legal services, seeks release of 1.3K PDLs during ECQ

By Benjamin Pulta PAO Chief Persida Rueda Acosta. (File photo) MANILA: The Public Attorney's Office (PAO) said Thursday it has rendered thousands of legal services during the ongoing enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) outbreak. In a summary report submitted to Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra, Chief Public Attorney Persida V. Rueda-Acosta said … Continue reading PAO renders legal services, seeks release of 1.3K PDLs during ECQ

AFP mobile kitchen distributes 2K hot meals in Pasig village

By Priam Nepomuceno FEEDING THE NEEDY. AFP chief-of-staff, Gen. Felimon Santos Jr., (middle), barangay officials and some volunteers lead the AFP mobile kitchen's distribution of hot meals in Barangay Pinagbuhatan in Pasig City on Thursday (May 7, 2020). The activity is in support of the overall government effort to assist families and individuals during the enhanced … Continue reading AFP mobile kitchen distributes 2K hot meals in Pasig village

IATF adopts NEDA proposal to address, manage supply chain issues

By Azer Parrocha MANILA: The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) has adopted the recommendation of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) to address and manage the country’s supply chain issues. In a virtual presser on Thursday, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said NEDA’s recommendation includes the creation of the … Continue reading IATF adopts NEDA proposal to address, manage supply chain issues