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DepEd sees lower enrollment this school year

THE Department of Education (DepEd) does not expect student enrollment to reach 27 million just like last school year due to the economic impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). “Sa aming initial projections, pino-project na namin na hindi natin makuha yung 27 million dahil nga sa impact nitong economic situation natin (From our initial […].....»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsJul 1st, 2020Related News

Duterte signs into law Bong Go bill upgrading Bicol hospital

SEN. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go today (July 1) commended President Rodrigo Duterte for signing into law one of his sponsored bills as chairman of the Senate health and demography committee. The enacted measure increases the bed capacity of Bicol Medical Center from 500 to 1,000 beds and upgrades its facilities and services in order to […].....»»

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LSIs with confirmed plane tickets allowed to stay at NAIA

LOCALLY-stranded individuals (LSIs) with confirmed tickets for their flights back to their home provinces can stay inside terminal 3 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade said during his visit to the airport on Wednesday that this was due to the limited space and that once passengers were inside the terminal, […].....»»

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Anti-communist task force spokesman faces raps for ‘red-tagging’ 

BAYAN Muna Party-list Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate filed a complaint before the Office of the Ombudsman against Antonio Parlade Jr., spokesman of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict, for allegedly red-tagging him and Bayan Muna during the 2019 campaign and election period. In a complaint filed on June 9 but released to media […].....»»

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PH secures P23-B yen loan from Japan for Covid response

THE Philippines secured from the Japanese government on Wednesday a 50-billion yen (P23.5 billion) loan that will be used for budgetary support in the fight against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez 3rd and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Chief Representative Eigo Azukizawa signed the agreement for the Covid-19 Crisis Response […].....»»

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May BoP surplus soars to $2.43B

THE country’s balance of payments (BoP) position surged to a 16-month-high surplus of $2.43 billion in May, supporting the year-to-date tally, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) data showed on Wednesday. According to the data, the amount was higher than the $1.66 billion and $928 million surpluses in April and in May 2019. In a […].....»»

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Ryza Cenon announces pregnancy 

Dramatic actress Ryza Cenon kicked off the month of July with happy news that she soon-to-be a mother. On Instagram Wednesday morning, the 32-year-old Kapamilya star proudly showed off her baby bump followed by photos of her dog surrounded by blue blue baby clothes and stuffed toys, indicating she is pregnant with a boy. “It’s […].....»»

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Baliwag pushes digital contact tracing

BALIWAG, Bulacan: The Municipality of Baliwag is pushing for a technologically advanced contact tracing platform, which uses a QR code, that needs to be displayed in every establishment in the town to track down possible carriers of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). According to Mayor Ferdie Estrella, Iamsafe is a contact-tracing platform developed by the […].....»»

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Police changes tune on Sulu ‘misencounter’ but military cries ‘cover-up’

THE plot thickens. After insisting that the death of four soldiers in Sulu in the hands of police was a “misencounter”, the Philippine National Police (PNP) changed its tune on Wednesday and said that what happened was a “shooting incident”. Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac, PNP spokesman, said that based on a review of the police report on the incident on Monday, […].....»»

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Barangay health worker dies from Covid as 999 new cases recorded

THE Philippines recorded 999 coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases on Wednesday, bringing the total to 38,511, the Department of Health (DoH) said. Of the new cases, 595 were registered as fresh, of which 175 came from the National Capital Region or Metro Manila, 134 from Region 7 or Central Visayas, and 286 from other regions. At least 404 were marked as late cases […].....»»

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PITC withdraws plan to import 300,000 MT of rice

The Philippine International Trading Center (PITC) on Friday said it would no longer proceed with the planned government-to-government (G2G) importation of 300,000 metric tons (MT) of rice that was initially targeted to arrive in July and August. This comes after discussions with the Department of Agriculture (DA), which has drawn criticism from farmers’ groups who […].....»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsJun 26th, 2020Related News

ERC revises parts of net metering rules

The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has revised provisions in its net metering rules to encourage more people to participate in a program that allows electricity end-users to supply to the grid. The revisions came after the regulator issued a resolution clarifying certain provisions in the rules after several industry stakeholders raised issues over the definition […].....»»

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Two senators press DepEd on blended learning

Two senators Friday pressed the Department of Education (DepEd) to finalize its plan for implementing the blended learning system it will adopt this school year 2020-2021. Senators Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go and Pilar Juliana “Pia” Cayetano said in separate statements DepEd must come up with a clear strategy on blended learning, a concept which presents alternatives […].....»»

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DoH revises protocol on recovered patients

The Department of Health (DoH) has revised its guidelines on assessing whether or not a patient has recovered from the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). It now takes just 10 days for a patient to be considered infection-free from the time he or she had symptoms or had been diagnosed, Health undersecretary and spokesman Maria Rosario […].....»»

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Home property prices hit 4-yr high

Residential property values posted a new four-year high as prices across all types of housing units soared in the first quarter of the year, data from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) showed on Friday. The central bank’s Residential Real Estate Price Index (RREPI) surged by 12.4 percent to 134.9 in the first three months […].....»»

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Launch of debt papers eyed in H2

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) looks to launch its maiden debt paper offering within the next six months as it is scheduled to sign an agreement on the securities with the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) next week. “We sounded out the market on several occasions, and in February we continued to get healthy […].....»»

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Surprise rate cut cheers PSEi

The stock market snapped its three-day losing streak on Friday on the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ (BSP) surprise announcement of a new interest rate cut. The bellwether Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) jumped by 1.2 percent or 73.58 points to close at its intraday high of 6,191.84, while the broader All Shares inched up by […].....»»

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PH tourism’s recovery may lag – ANZ Research

The Philippine tourism industry is expected to bounce back more slowly from the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, even as the sector in Asia begins to recover, according to ANZ Research. This comes as the Department of Tourism is optimistic that the industry would recover well after the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) recently released an […].....»»

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S& P: PH economy to contract 3% in 2020

S&P Global Ratings on Friday trimmed anew its estimate for the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) performance this year as it pointed to government-imposed, growth-disrupting lockdowns as the reason. “Economic activity has stalled and we expect the economy to shrink 3 percent this year, compared with growth of 6.0 percent in 2019,” the credit ratings […].....»»

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Cebu City now a Covid ‘hotspot’

Cebu City is now considered a coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) “hotspot” with 61 of its 80 barangay (villages) posting new cases in the past 14 days. The Department of Health (DoH) considered Cebu City as a critical Covid-19 zone as the country logged for the third time the daily number of virus cases soared past […].....»»

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