PhilHealth’s Covid-19 packages continue: Nograles

The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) continues to provide coverage for its members who have contracted the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said on Saturday.

Bodies of 4 family members killed in CDO fire found

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Firefighters on Saturday retrieved four bodies belonging to a family that was burned when a fire broke out in an urban village here three days ago.

Local pharma interested to reproduce Covid-19 vaccine: DOST

A local pharmaceutical company had expressed interest to reproduce a coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccine that other countries may develop, a Department of Science and Technology (DOST) official said on Saturday.

Makati expands e-market; offers free delivery

Residents do not need to go out to buy commodities anymore as the Makati City government expanded its online store by offering free delivery services within the city.

Comelec to resume voter registration Sept. 1

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Saturday announced the resumption of voter registration starting next month.

DOH reports 4,351 more cases; Covid-19 tally now over 157K

The Department of Health (DOH) on Saturday reported 4,351 more confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19), bringing the total to 157,918.

Drivers get P857-M SAP aid: DSWD

Social Welfare Secretary Rolando Bautista on Friday clarified that his department did not overlook the drivers’ sector in providing aid under the government’s social amelioration program (SAP) amid the health crisis.

Palace pleased with SC ruling in favor of Mary Jane Veloso

Malacañang on Saturday welcomed the Supreme Court’s (SC) decision affirming its earlier ruling to allow jailed overseas Filipino worker (OFW) Mary Jane Veloso to testify against her illegal recruiters.

China ‘willing to consider’ hiring Pinoy caregivers: envoy

The Chinese government is “willing to consider” opening employment for Filipino English-speaking caregivers in mainland China, Ambassador Jose Santiago Sta. Romana disclosed on Friday.

DENR seizes over 4K board feet of illegal lumber

More than 4,000 board feet of premium hardwood lumber worth some PHP250,000 were seized Thursday by the joint anti-illegal logging operatives of the regional and provincial offices of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Pampanga and the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Angeles City.

Most parts of PH remain under MGCQ

As the government plans to allow the reopening of more industries for the country’s economic recovery, President Rodrigo Duterte has decided to place most parts of the country under the least restrictive modified general community quarantine (MGCQ).

Ongoing virtual classes in private schools will resume: Palace

Virtual classes of private schools which have already started prior to the postponement of school opening will have to continue, Malacañang said on Friday.

Japan releases ¥50-B JICA loan to PH

he Philippines on Friday received JPY50 billion (USD469 million) from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) under the Covid-19 Crisis Response Emergency Support Loan (CCRESL) to immediately help the country deal with the pandemic.

Dry run to continue amid postponed school opening: Briones

Education Secretary Leonor Briones said Friday the dry run for classes under the “new normal” would continue amid the postponement of school opening to October 5.

Israel donates laptops, printers to DepEd

The Israel government, through its aid agency MASHAV, on Thursday donated learning equipment to the Department of Education (DepEd) to support distance education amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.

6.2K new Covid-19 cases; PH total now 153K: DOH

The Department of Health (DOH) reported 6,216 new cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) on Friday, with the country’s total now reaching 153,660.

Palace views creation of virology institute as ‘long-term’ plan

The proposed establishment of a virology institute following the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) outbreak is seen as one of the “long-term” plans to improve the local vaccine development in the country, Malacañang said on Friday.

DOJ chief says drug raps vs. de Lima non-bailable

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Friday said the drug charges against detained Senator Leila de Lima are non-bailable.

Baguio logs single day highest of 25 Covid-19 cases

BAGUIO CITY – Baguio has logged its biggest single-day confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) on Thursday.

Lapu-Lapu City ready to shift to modified GCQ

Lapu-Lapu City is now ready to transition from the current general community quarantine (GCQ) to modified GCQ, Mayor Junard Chan on Friday said.