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'Lack of confidence' in COVID-19 plan, PhilHealth 'corruption' deter PH economic recovery: senators

Several senators on Thursday said the public's 'lack of confidence' in the government's strategy against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and corruption allegations in the state-run insurance firm may impede the Philippines' economic recovery. → Read More

PhilHealth exec resigns, vows to still cooperate in Congressional probes

Philippine Health Insurance Corp Vice President for Operations Augustus De Villa on Thursday tendered his 'irrevocable resignation', but vowed to cooperate with ongoing Congressional investigations about alleged irregularities in the state-run insurance agency. → Read More

Sotto to Liza Diño-Seguerra: Don't overstep your authority as FDCP head

MANILA - Senate President Vicente Sotto III on Monday warned Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) head Liza Diño-Seguerra against overstepping her authority or risk being grilled by legislators when the council presents its budget for next year. → Read More

'Not even a whimper': Gordon questions Duterte's silence on killing of NCMH director

Senator Richard Gordon on Tuesday expressed displeasure over President Rodrigo Duterte's silence on the broad daylight killing of Dr. Roland Cortez, director of the National Center for Mental Health (NCMH). → Read More

Gordon on Duterte: 'Parang he has to ingratiate himself with China all the time'

MANILA - Senator Richard Gordon on Tuesday criticized President Rodrigo Duterte's stand when it comes to the West Philippine Sea dispute involving China. → Read More

Gatchalian says death certificates of Bilibid drug lords 'doubtful'

MANILA - Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian is not convinced by the death certificates of drug convicts who supposedly died due to the coronavirus disease and cremated inside the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City. → Read More

'Ang terorismo nandiyan pa rin': Gatchalian defends anti-terror law

MANILA - Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian, one of the proponents of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020, went on the defense Thursday amid the almost daily filing of petitions challenging the legality of the contentious law. → Read More

DepEd still needs to shore up learning needs of students with disabilities: Gatchalian

MANILA - School divisions are now “70 percent” ready for the opening of the upcoming academic year this August 24, but the Department of Education (DepEd) still needs to beef up preparations in delivering the learning needs of students with disabilities, which number to almost 230,000 in the Philippines. → Read More

Senate leaders say Charter change no priority during COVID-19 crisis

Amending the Constitution is 'not listed' among the Senate's priorities, Senate President Vicente Sotto III said Tuesday, a day after the House of Representatives said it would resume charter change discussions when session resumes next week. → Read More

Nearly half of children with disabilities in PH have no access to education during COVID-19 crisis, says survey

According to Save the Children’s survey, 48 percent of the 40,066 respondents said they did not have access to education during the health and economic crisis. → Read More

Cayetano bats for 'small classroom set up' for learners with disabilities

MANILA - Sen. Pia Cayetano on Thursday urged the Department of Education (DepEd) to consider 'small classroom set-ups' in areas with few COVID-19 cases to help learners with disabilities. → Read More

Only lawmakers will be invited to Duterte's upcoming SONA, Gatchalian says

MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte's upcoming State of the Nation Address in July is still likely to take place at the Batasan Complex amid the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Villanueva wants answers from PNP on Chinese doctors illegally working in PH

MANILA - Sen. Joel Villanueva wants an explanation from the Philippine National Police regarding its initial failure to arrest and detain Chinese doctors who were caught in raids amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Angara pushes for the strengthening of digital courses, careers in PH

The bill seeks to strengthen the attraction to digital careers of the Philippine workforce, supported by good remuneration and continuous training to be given by the concerned government agencies. → Read More

Villanueva hits 'lack' of clear direction in PH COVID-19 fight

MANILA - Sen. Joel Villanueva on Tuesday criticized the Duterte administration's inability to effectively flatten the number of coronavirus cases in the Philippines as infections continue to increase. → Read More

Nearly 2 out of 5 low-income municipalities are ‘doctor-less’, says DOH official

People living in the country’s rural areas continue to face insufficient medical attention due to the lack of medical professionals attending to their needs, a DOH official said Friday. → Read More

DepEd: August 24 class opening stays for now, Duterte to make final decision in July

It’s all systems go for the August 24 school opening but President Rodrigo Duterte will make a final decision on July 15, Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor Briones said Thursday. → Read More

Young mom sells inspirational shirts to fund son's medical operation

Izaach is suffering from biliary atresia. → Read More

CHR questions limited role in anti-terror bill

The Commission on Human Rights questioned Thursday its limited role in the controversial Anti-Terror Bill which awaits President Rodrigo Duterte's signature. → Read More

'Less than 3 percent of 8 million senior citizen voters cast ballots in 2019 elections'

MANILA - Only 200,000 of the 8 million senior citizen registered voters actually voted during the 2019 elections, Senate Committee on Electoral Reforms chair Imee Marcos said Monday. → Read More