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Government to submit 2022 budget to Congress today

Economic managers led by the Department of Finance are expected to submit before the House of Representatives today the proposed P5.024-trillion national budget for 2022, which includes a P45-billion allotment for booster shots against COVID-19......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsAug 22nd, 2021Related News

Comelec tightens rules for party-list nominees

The Commission on Elections has adopted stricter rules on the nomination, withdrawal and substitution of party-list nominees in an apparent bid to prevent another controversy similar to that of Duterte Youth......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsAug 22nd, 2021Related News

Isang leaves, but monsoon rains continue in Visayas and Mindanao

Tropical Storm Isang (international name Omais) left the Philippine area of responsibility yesterday afternoon, but the Visayas and Mindanao would continue to experience rains and thunderstorms due to the southwest monsoon, the state weather bureau said......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsAug 22nd, 2021Related News

Dialogue set between PhilHealth, hospitals

The chairperson of the committee on health of the House of Representatives has initiated a dialogue between the state-run Philippine Health Insurance Corp. and private hospitals, following the government’s decision to suspend payment of claims......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsAug 22nd, 2021Related News

MECQ not for lack of ayuda – IATF

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles denied yesterday that the lack of funds for cash aid or ayuda forced the government to downgrade the quarantine status in Metro Manila and two other areas despite sustained high COVID-19 infections......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsAug 22nd, 2021Related News

OCTA: ECQ worked, COVID-19 spread slows

OCTA Research has found that the implementation of enhanced community quarantine from Aug. 6 to 20 has slowed down COVID-19 infections in Metro Manila, even as the country logged 16,044 new cases yesterday the third highest on record......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsAug 22nd, 2021Related News

Duterte wants more health frontliners to get risk allowance

President Duterte wants more healthcare workers, who are on the frontlines in the fight against COVID-19, to receive special risk allowance (SRA), Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said yesterday......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsAug 22nd, 2021Related News

299 Filipinos arrive from Ethiopia

A total of 299 distressed Filipinos arrived in the country from Ethiopia on a special flight chartered by their employer, the Department of Foreign Affairs said over the weekend......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsAug 22nd, 2021Related News

US-led SEACAT exercise ends

The United States-led 20th annual Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training exercise concluded on Friday following 10 days of in-person and at-sea engagements that enhanced collaboration among Indo-Pacific partners and focused on shared maritime security challenges of the region......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsAug 22nd, 2021Related News

Priests to specialize on faithful weighed down by pandemic

Priests in Manila will be taking lessons to specialize in fields that would enable them to offer better emotional support to those adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsAug 22nd, 2021Related News

Cebu Covid-related deaths mostly unvaxed

In terms of doses administered, Cebu City leads with 377,652 doses, Mandaue with 225,583 doses and Lapu-Lapu with 182,437 doses......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsAug 22nd, 2021Related News

Rebel, soldier killed in Northern Samar clash

The military troops recovered one body of an NPA member as well as two high-powered firearms, war paraphernalia and subversive documents......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsAug 22nd, 2021Related News

Cebu Pacific cargo turns profit driver

We continue to make sure the transport of essential goods remains unhampered as we ramp up our cargo operations and capabilities......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsAug 22nd, 2021Related News

PNP-PDEA misencounter probe report out soon

Department of Justice (DoJ) Secretary Menardo Guevarra announced on Sunday that the results of the investigation on the “misencounter” between the operatives of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in an illegal drugs operation in Quezon City last February will be turned over to the agency this month. The […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsAug 22nd, 2021Related News

More Manila seniors get ‘ayuda’

Manila will continue its distribution of cash aid to its senior citizens, with Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso signing the release of P83.7 million for distribution to 5th District beneficiaries. The city is providing aid amounting to P3,000 for each recipient district by district. It just completed distribution to District 1 to 4 beneficiaries last […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsAug 22nd, 2021Related News

Quezon City jabbed 493K during ECQ

Quezon City reported administering 493,000 vaccines to its residents and workers during the implementation of the stricter enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) from 6 to 20 August this year. Of the number, 415,823 served as first doses while the remaining 77,077 were administered as second doses in the A1 to A5 priority groups under the QC […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsAug 22nd, 2021Related News

MECQ stricter, residents warned

Under the so-called ‘tiny bubbles,’ each of the 17 Metro LGU has control points to guard against unnecessary cross-border travel......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsAug 22nd, 2021Related News

Elusive no more

Manila police operatives nabbed Arnold Luna, 50, over the weekend in Tondo, Manila to make him account for a drug case pending before the Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 55 under Judge Josefina Siscar. Luna has been evading arrest since a warrant was issued against him on 4 December 2017. An informant fingered his location […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsAug 22nd, 2021Related News

SC affirms two-jail term vs pusher

The Supreme Court (SC) recently announced that it has affirmed the two-jail term imposed by a lower court on a Davao City resident who was arrested for selling shabu to a police officer in a buy-bust operation in 2015. The High Court noted that the regional trial court and the Court of Appeals (CA) correctly […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsAug 22nd, 2021Related News

After Pacquiao stunner, Ugas wants Spence next

Errol Spence Jr. is next on the list for WBA (Super) welterweight champion Yordenis Ugas......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsAug 22nd, 2021Related News