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Negative COVID-19 test no excuse to violate health protocols, testing czar says after Baguio celeb party

Testing negative for COVID-19 is not an excuse to violate minimum health standards, the country’s testing czar said Wednesday following an alleged party in Baguio City that was attended by several celebrities. → Read More

Duque hopes Duterte changes mind on getting COVID-19 shots privately

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said on Wednesday that while he respects that President Rodrigo Duterte opts to get COVID-19 shots in private, he hoped the Chief Executive would consider his decision. → Read More

Will it be GCQ or MGCQ for Metro Manila in February?

MANILA - Metro Manila is ready if its community quarantine classification will be downgraded to modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) or remain under general community quarantine (GCQ) for the month of February. → Read More

Metro Manila ready for COVID vaccine rollout: MMDA

MANILA - Cities in Metro Manila are ready for the rollout COVID-19 vaccines a month before the expected arrival of the first batch of vaccines, MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia said Tuesday. → Read More

Number of COVID-related patients increases in hospitals after holiday season

The number of COVID-related patients rose in some hospitals after the holiday festivities, but remain within “manageable” levels. → Read More

Pope Francis ipinagdasal ang mga biktima ng bagyo, sakuna sa Pilipinas

Sa kanyang 'Urbi et Orbi', ipinagdasal ni Pope Francis ang mga biktima ng bagyo at mga sakuna sa Pilipinas, at iba pang bansa sa Southeast Asia. → Read More

Bangko Sentral keeps rates steady as expected

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas kept interest rates steady, in line with analysts forecasts given what it sees as a 'benign inflation environment'. → Read More

Issue ‘becoming political’: Galvez defends Duque amid ‘dropping the ball’ allegations

Galvez slammed the allegation as “unfair”, saying Duque that negotiations with Pfizer were ongoing and at the “advanced stage”. → Read More

DOH seeks LGU help to prevent post-holiday surge of COVID-19 cases

DOH Spokesperson Usec. Maria Rosario Vergeire called on local officials to remind their constituents to come up with alternative means of celebrating Christmas and New Year. → Read More

Philippines expects to roll out COVID-19 vaccines first half of 2021

Talks have been ongoing for Chinese vaccine Sinovac to arrive in the country by March 2021, and for vaccines from British pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca to be delivered around May. → Read More

Velasco ‘open’ to easing constitutional restriction on foreign investments

House Speaker Lord Allan Velasco on Thursday said he is “open” to relaxing the constitutional restriction on foreign investments, but said the 18th Congress may no longer have time to pursue it. → Read More

Ulysses death toll climbs to 73; infra, agri damage cost at nearly P8 billion

MANILA - The death toll from typhoon Ulysses (international name: Vamco) has reached 73, according to reports received by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council as of Tuesday morning. → Read More

Pre-emptive evacuation begins in Camarines Norte ahead of storm Ulysses

DAET, Camarines Norte - Pre-emptive evacuation began Tuesday in coastal and low lying areas of Camarines Norte ahead of the arrival of tropical storm Ulysses, which is forecast to pass close to the province Wednesday afternoon. → Read More

#WalangPasok: Camarines Norte suspends classes due to tropical storm Ulysses

DAET, Camarines Norte - Classes in Camarines Norte are suspended from November 11 “until lifted”, as the province braces for tropical storm Ulysses. → Read More

LGUs face remaining typhoons with funds largely depleted by COVID-19 response

Several local government units will have to face the year's remaining typhoons with their disaster funds largely depleted by COVID-19 response. → Read More

DOT to pilot saliva tests for tourists soon, says Puyat

MANILA - The Department of Tourism will soon pilot saliva tests to detect COVID-19 among incoming travelers as it continues to look for more affordable alternatives to the RT-PCR test, while efforts to open the country’s tourism industry persist amid the pandemic. → Read More

Velasco allays concerns over possible pork insertions in 2021 national budget

MANILA - House Speaker Lord Allan Velasco allayed concerns over possible pork insertions in the proposed P4.5-trillion national budget for 2021. → Read More

Salary hike of gov't nurses eyed in 2021 PH budget

MANILA - Government nurses may get a salary increase next year, once the proposed special provision in the 2021 national budget for their compensation adjustment is approved. Based on the second tranche of the Salary Standardization Law of 2019, which is scheduled to begin in January 2021, that would be equivalent to a minimum wage of P33,575 to a maximum of P98,886 for government nurses. → Read More

20M vaccinations, not enough funds: 2021 budget for COVID-19 vaccines 'insufficient'

MANILA - The health department’s proposed budget for the procurement of COVID-19 vaccines next year is insufficient to cover President Rodrigo Duterte’s target of getting at least 20 million poor Filipinos vaccinated, according to some lawmakers. → Read More

P8.9 billion funds under PhilHealth's reimbursement system liquidated

MANILA - Close to P9 billion of the P14.9 billion funds released under the controversial Interim Reimbursement Mechanism (IRM) of state insurer Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) have so far been liquidated, a lawmaker said Thursday. → Read More