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DENR hit for planning to fill Manila baywalk with white sand

A fisherfolk group on Thursday criticized the plan of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to fill the 500-meter stretch of the baywalk with white sand as part…

House grants 25-year franchise for PH’s 3rd telco player DITO

The House of Representatives on Monday approved on third and final a measure renewing the franchise of the Dennis-Uy led Mislatel consortium, presently known as the DITO Telecommunity Corp., for…

Sputnik V trials to start next week

Clinical trials on the Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) involving 40,000 volunteers start next week in Russia as development health authorities in the Philippines, which hopes…

Understanding the Sabah (North Borneo) dispute

After a long absence, Sabah has resurfaced in the news after a United States Embassy tweet referred to the disputed territory as part of Malaysia. Naturally, that elicited a response…

Russia offers to supply Philippines with COVID-19 vaccine

Russia is expecting regulatory approval for its first potential COVID-19 vaccine this month, with doses to be administered to frontline health workers first. But the frenetic race globally to develop…

PhilHealth Officials Face P15-Billion Fraud, Other Allegations

A “mafia” involving the whole of Philippine Health Insurance Corp.’s executive committeee has stolen some P15 billion from the agency using different fraudulent schemes, resigned PhilHealth anti-fraud legal officer Thorrsson…

Duterte places Mega Manila back to MECQ

President Duterte sought the middle ground with medical frontliners as he approved on Sunday night the recommendation to place Metro Manila, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal back under the modified…

Medical frontliners call for ‘timeout’

Warning of losing the fight against COVID-19, the medical community is seeking the return of Metro Manila to the strictest enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) for two weeks to give exhausted…

Senate OKs Bayanihan II on 3rd reading

Voting 22-1, the proposed Bayanihan to Recover as One Act, outlining P140 billion-worth of economic recovery interventions that should be carried out by the government amid the global pandemic, finally…

ABS-CBN offers gov’t use of its transmission network

Shuttered broadcast network ABS-CBN offered its transmission network for government use as the Duterte administration implements a shift to blended learning amid the coronavirus pandemic. Hours after President Rodrigo Duterte’s rant…