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Solon sees & lsquo;resilient & lsquo;economy& rsquo; after pandemic

A party-list lawmaker on Thursday assured European business groups in the Philippines that the House of Representatives is exerting all efforts to build a “resilient economy” through long-term economic and industry reforms......»»

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Cops nab five drug dealers; seize P680k worth of shabu

Police arrested five suspected drug dealers and seized P680,000 worth of shabu in an entrapment operation early Thursday morning in Paranaque City......»»

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ASPAP hits lawmakers for discouraging offshore gaming operation in PH

Gaming service providers expressed dismay at lawmakers who shunned the likelihood of more offshore gaming operators closing shop in the country as a result of stringent tax rules imposed on the industry......»»

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PCUP breaks 100,000 mark in helping poor amid Covid-19

The Presidential Commission on Urban Poor is proud to say that it has breached its 100,000 mark in helping the poor amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic......»»

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Roque says sorry for visiting Subic theme park

Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque apologized to those who were offended after photos of him taking a dip with the dolphins hit social media despite a Metro Manila-wide quarantine which prohibits non-essential travel......»»

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Housing program sought for teachers in various localities

Administration Senator Francis Tolentino proposed the creation of a portability housing program for public school teachers assigned in various localities......»»

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Stop Smokey Mountain deal, Colmenares asks COA

A former legislator has asked the Commission on Audit to stop the National Housing Authority from entering into a compromise deal with a private contractor of the controversial landfill development in Manila......»»

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Anti-terrorism bill up for final review

Anti-terrorism bill up for final review.....»»

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Army admits lapses in Sulu crime scene

Army admits lapses in Sulu crime scene.....»»

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Cebu hospitals overwhelmed by COVID patients

Cebu hospitals overwhelmed by COVID patients.....»»

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UP scientists to Roque: statistics show PH not winning vs Covid-19

Scientists from the University of the Philippines refute the national government’s claims that it is winning the battle against the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, citing statistics that show the virus is spreading fast......»»

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VP Leni sends team to help Cebu against COVID-19

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Office of Vice President Leni Robredo has sent volunteers on Thursday, July 2, to Cebu to help address concerns related to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak here. “Our team for #BayanihanSugbuanon leaves for Cebu today, where they will lead the OVP COVID-19 response operations,” said Robredo in a tweet. […] The post VP Leni sends team to help Cebu against COVID-19 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Solon proposes ‘pass or fail grading’ for first term of classes this school year

MANILA, Philippines — House Minority Leader Bienvenido Abante Jr. has called on the Department of Education (DepEd) to pilot test first its planned learning modes as he also proposed the adoption of a “pass or fail” grading system for the first term of classes as teachers and students adjust to the “new system.” In a […] The post Solon proposes ‘pass or fail grading’ for first term of classes this school year appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Remdesivir shows ‘positive effects’ on COVID-19 patients but not conclusive

  MANILA, Philippines — The antiviral drug remdesivir which is being eyed as a treatment for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has so far shown “positive effects” on some patients taking it. However, such findings are not conclusive yet, the Department of Health (DOH) said Thursday. Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said some patients taking […] The post Remdesivir shows ‘positive effects’ on COVID-19 patients but not conclusive appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Cebu City falls short on collection of taxes

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Treasurer’s Office (CTO) reported a lower tax collection from March 31 to July 1, 2020 compared to the same period in 2019 due to the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ). Councilor Raymond Garcia, the chairman of the committee on the budget and finance, said that the decreased collection was […] The post Cebu City falls short on collection of taxes appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Weak contact tracing, psychological stigma among challenges faced by Cebu City — Galvez 

MANILA, Philippines — While Cebu City is now “improving,” the chief implementer of the government’s COVID-19 efforts said several challenges were observed as to why the city became a COVID-19 hotspot. “Nakikita po natin nag-i-improve ang Cebu because of the cooperation of the public and LGUs (We are seeing Cebu’s improvement because of the public and LGU’s […] The post Weak contact tracing, psychological stigma among challenges faced by Cebu City — Galvez  appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Labella orders probe on rice distribution in Inayawan

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella has ordered the Cebu City Legal Office (CLO) to investigate the alleged rice distribution in Barangay Inayawan which has caught online attention. In a phone conference, Labella said that he had given the particular instruction that the rice distribution would be delegated to the barangay chiefs […] The post Labella orders probe on rice distribution in Inayawan appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Chan highlights health sector in his 1st SOCA amid COVID-19

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan has highlighted the improvement and challenges that the city’s health sector has been facing amid a public health crisis during his first State of the City Address (SOCA). Chan’s SOCA marked his first anniversary in being elected as the city mayor. His speech, which he […] The post Chan highlights health sector in his 1st SOCA amid COVID-19 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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ECQ passes’ issues resolved with police — Casas

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The various issues surrounding the enhanced community quarantine passes have been resolved with the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO). Cebu City Administrator Floro Casas, Jr. said this in a phone interview with CDN Digital on July 2, 2020. He said that the city government had already explained that due to the […] The post ECQ passes’ issues resolved with police — Casas appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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COVID-19 cases in PH hit 38,805 with 294 new infections

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines’ confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases climbed to 38,805 on Thursday as the Department of Health (DOH) recorded 294 new infections. Of the new cases, 52 are “fresh” or those detected in the last three days, while 242 are “late” cases or were part of the DOH’s validation backlog. Recoveries […] The post COVID-19 cases in PH hit 38,805 with 294 new infections appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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