NegOr to be placed under state of calamity amid COVID 19

NEGROS ORIENTAL, March 16 (PIA) -- Negros Oriental will be placed under a state of calamity after the widespread threat brought by coronavirus disease (COVID19).A resolution was passed Monda.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilanews manilanewsMar 17th, 2020

NegOr to be placed under state of calamity amid COVID 19

NEGROS ORIENTAL, March 16 (PIA) -- Negros Oriental will be placed under a state of calamity after the widespread threat brought by coronavirus disease (COVID19).A resolution was passed Monda.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMar 17th, 2020

Worst is over, says spokesman; but Duterte extends calamity state

The worst of the coronavirus pandemic is over, Malacañang said Wednesday. Amid fears of 57 percent of Filipinos of worse times ahead, presidential spokesman Harry Roque said to "live with COVID-19" but with safeguards......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 20th, 2020

Robinsons Bank assures service amid crisis, enhances digital services for better experience

While the entirety of the Philippines is under a State of Calamity due to the COVID-19 virus, Robinsons Bank (RBank) has taken immediate adequate steps to ensure that it maintains its excellent banking services for its various customers and stakeholders amid the COVID-19 crisis......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 7th, 2020

Cebu Province Declares State of Calamity Amid COVID-19

The Provincial Board has passed a resolution placing Cebu province under a state of calamity and extreme public health emergency effective immediately amid rise of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases. Kerrie Keane Shimura, chair of committee on public health, authored the resolution authorizing Governor Gwendolyn Garcia to “initiate, take, and carry out any and all […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMar 28th, 2020

Aboitiz Allots P900M in Support for Team Members Amid COVID-19 Crisis

The Aboitiz Group has earmarked P900 million in assistance to help its team members cope with the ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic following the announcement of a national state of calamity. This amount covers the early release of the end-March salary and the 13th or 14th month pay of the Group’s over 11,000 team […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMar 26th, 2020

DA adopts workarounds amid COVID-19 crisis

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Mar. 23 (PIA)--Amid the declaration of the country under the state of calamity relative to coronavirus disease (COVID)-19 outbreak, Department of Agriculture (DA)-10 has implem.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMar 24th, 2020

DBM facilitates procurement of medical supplies

The Procurement Service of the Department of Budget and Management has included medical supplies in the list of “common-use supplies and equipment” to facilitate the procurement of these necessities amid the nationwide state of calamity due to the threat of the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 19th, 2020

P25 billion in calamity funds unspent amid pandemic

MANILA, Philippines — Amid the prolonged fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, a total of P25.14 billion in calamity funds from the 2020 and 2021 national budgets remains unutilized as of March, pending approval on several levels in government, including the Office of the President. The latest data from the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) […] The post P25 billion in calamity funds unspent amid pandemic appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2021

Tanduay Continues Global Expansion, Partners with Arizona Distributor

Homegrown liquor brand Tanduay Distillers continues to ramp up global expansion efforts with a new US state market in its sights amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Tanduay partnered with Arizona beverage wholesaler Hensley Beverage Company for the distribution of its liquor products in the state. With the distribution of Tanduay products in the […].....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 15th, 2021

Landbank waives transfer fees until June 30

State-run Land Bank of the Philippines is extending again the waiver of fees for online fund transfers of retail clients until June 30 to support the use of digital banking solutions amid the spike in COVID-19 cases......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 3rd, 2021

Commentary: A year of small victories, big impact amid COVID-19 pandemic

It is hard to imagine that the country has been in a perpetual state of lockdown since March 2020......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 27th, 2021

Tinalo ba natin ang COVID-19, matapos ang isang taon?

Isang taon na ang nakalipas ng idineklara at isinailalim ng pamahalaan, sa pamamagitan ng Presidential Proclamation No. 929 (dated March 16, 2020), ang buong bansa sa State of Calamity dala ng pandemyang COVID-19. Isang taon na rin tayong nasa ilalim ng iba’t-ibang klaseng quarantine upang mapigilan ang paglaganap ng sakit na ito. Nakita at nasubaybayan […] The post Tinalo ba natin ang COVID-19, matapos ang isang taon? appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 17th, 2021

Senate to pass resolution on state of calamity over ASF crisis

Senator Francis Pangilinan has reassured worried Filipino hog-raisers the Senate will pass tomorrow, March 15, the resolution urging President Rodrigo Duterte to declare a state of calamity due to what he described as COVID of pigs......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 13th, 2021

P12.5 Billion Allotted For Bayanihan 2 Assistance

The Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) acquired P12.5 billion intended for assistance to borrowers as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect people’s livelihood. The P12.5 billion loan relief was released today. Bayanihan 2’s validity has been extended up to June 2021 to further help people financially amid the pandemic. Aside from DBP, state-run Philippine […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2021

PDIC: 97% of deposits covered by insurance

About 97 percent of the total deposit accounts nationwide are covered by the maximum P500,000 insurance coverage as Filipinos opted to save more amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the state-run Philippine Deposit Insurance Corp......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 29th, 2021

Government wants vaccines declared as state assets

The government wants Congress to immediately pass a law that will declare COVID-19 vaccines as state assets to ensure control over the supply of serums amid the scramble among local government units and private companies to secure doses for their constituents and workers......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2021

Biden to sign executive orders on Day 1, amid high alert for inauguration

Joe Biden’s top aide said Saturday the incoming president would sign about a dozen executive orders on his first day in office, as police fearing violence from Trump supporters staged a nationwide security operation ahead of the inauguration. Authorities in Washington, where Wednesday’s inauguration will take place, said they arrested a man with a loaded handgun and more than 500 rounds of ammunition at a security checkpoint, underscoring the tension in the US capital which is resembling a war zone. However, the man’s family told US media he was a security guard, rejecting the idea he was intent on causing harm. Incoming Biden chief of staff Ron Klain said in a memo to new White House senior staff that the executive orders would address the pandemic, the ailing US economy, climate change and racial injustice in America. “All of these crises demand urgent action,” Klain said in the memo. “In his first ten days in office, President-elect Biden will take decisive action to address these four crises, prevent other urgent and irreversible harms, and restore America’s place in the world,” Klain added. As he inherits the White House from Donald Trump, Biden’s plate is overflowing with acute challenges. The US is fast approaching 400,000 dead from the Covid-19 crisis and logging well over a million new cases a week as the coronavirus spreads out of control. The economy is ailing, with 10 million fewer jobs available compared to the start of the pandemic. Biden this week unveiled plans to seek $1.9 trillion to revive the economy through new stimulus payments and other aid, and plans a blitz to accelerate America’s stumbling Covid vaccine rollout effort. On Inauguration Day Biden, as previously promised, will sign orders including ones for the US to rejoin the Paris climate accord and reverse Trump’s ban on entry of people from certain Muslim majority countries, Klain said. “President-elect Biden will take action — not just to reverse the gravest damages of the Trump administration — but also to start moving our country forward,” Klain said. – 500 rounds of ammunition – Meanwhile, Washington was under a state of high alert after a mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the Capitol on January 6. The assault left five people dead, including a police officer. Security officials have warned that armed pro-Trump extremists, possibly carrying explosives, pose a threat to Washington as well as state capitals over the coming week. Thousands of National Guard troops have been deployed in Washington and streets have been blocked off downtown with concrete barriers. On Friday night, police arrested a Virginia man at a security checkpoint where he tried to use an “unauthorized” credential to access the restricted area where Biden will be inaugurated. As officers checked the credential against the authorized access list, one noticed decals on the back of Wesley Beeler’s pick-up truck that said “Assault Life,” with an image of a rifle, and another with the message: “If they come for your guns, give ’em your bullets first,” according to a document filed in Washington, DC Superior Court. Under questioning, Beeler told officers he had a Glock handgun in the vehicle. A search uncovered a loaded handgun, more than 500 rounds of ammunition, shotgun shells and a magazine for the gun, the court document said. Beeler was arrested on charges including possession of an unregistered firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition. But Beeler’s father Paul told The New York Times his son had been working as a security guard on the Capitol grounds. Asked if the younger Beeler supported a peaceful transition of power, Paul Beeler told the newspaper, “That’s the reason he’s there.” In addition to the heavy security presence in Washington, law enforcement was out in force in state capitals around the country to ward off potential political violence. Mass protests that had been planned for the weekend did not materialize on Saturday, with security far outnumbering Trump supporters at several fortified statehouses, US media reported. In St Paul, Minnesota, for example, hundreds of law enforcement officers, some armed with long guns, ringed the Capitol with National Guard troops providing backup.  The number of protesters totaled about 50......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsJan 17th, 2021

China to donate 500,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to PH — Palace

Malacañang said Saturday that the Chinese government will donate 500,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to the Philippines as the two countries reaffirmed ties and cooperation against the pandemic. Chinese State Counselor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi (DFA OFFICIAL TWITTER ACCOUNT/ MANILA BULLETIN) The Office of the President (OP) made the statement as Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Affairs Minister Wang Yi made a 40-minute courtesy call to President Duterte in Malacañang Saturday. In a statement, the OP said that Wang assured Duterte of China’s commitment to support the Philippines’ efforts to combat COVID-19, a disease that originated in Wuhan, China. “He (Wang) announced that China will donate 500,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to the Philippines. He likewise affirmed China’s resolve to do everything to ensure that vaccines become a global good,” Malacañang said. According to Malacañang, Duterte lauded the continued high-level engagement between the Philippines and China even amid the pandemic and stressed the importance of both sides delivering on the promises of the Comprehensive Strategic Cooperation. Duterte stressed that cooperation on public health must be strengthened, particularly access to safe and effective vaccines, to safeguard the health of the people and in order to hasten the economic recovery of both nations and their neighboring countries. “The recovery of nations… sits on the back of stronger economies,” Duterte told Wang. “China plays a very key role in reviving our region’s economy. Let us do all we can to revive economic activities between the Philippines and China,” he added. Malacañang said that Duterte thanked China for its continuing support and cooperation in the country’s fight against COVID-19 in terms of medical equipment and supplies and sharing of experiences and expertise as well as in the repatriation of Filipinos. Economic cooperation Wang declared that China will continue to support the Philippines’ recovery through enhanced economic cooperation. He likewise reiterated his country’s determination to complete pending infrastructure projects. The Palace said that Wang underscored China’s commitment under President Xi Jinping to work closely with the Philippines to sustain the positive trajectory of the valued and special bilateral relations. At the start of his presidency in 2016, Duterte has expressed his desire to build stronger relations with China — even temporarily setting aside the country’s victory over the West Philippine Sea in The Hague to make it happen......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsJan 17th, 2021

Sara: ‘I will forever be between a rock and a hard place amidst this pandemic’

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 Nov) – Mayor Sara Duterte said she will forever be “between a rock and a hard place” amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. She said this in her pre-recorded State of the City Address (SOCA) streamed live over Facebook on Monday, in reference to being put in a difficult situation […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsNov 20th, 2020

Entire Luzon under state of calamity

President Duterte has placed the entire Luzon under a state of calamity amid widespread damage brought by a series of typhoons in the past weeks......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 19th, 2020