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The bill calling for “mandatory COVID-19 vaccination” for Filipinos in the country was tabled in the House. In House Bill 10249 by House Committee on Peoples Participation chairman and San Jose del Monte, Bulacan Rep. Rida Robes is pushing for mandatory vaccination for all Filipinos who are “eligible”. According to the legislator, the proposal is […]

Oil companies have implemented for the fourth consecutive week of increasing the price of their product. Earlier at 6 a.m., oil companies started increasing the price of their products. There will be an increase of P0.80 per liter of gasoline while the price of diesel will be increased by P0.80 per liter. Kerosene was raised […]

The deployment of overseas Filipino workers abroad is gradually increasing this year. In the Laging Handa Public Briefing, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration Administrator Bernard Olalia said that about 70,000 OFWs are sent abroad every day. Of that number, 30,000 are land-based while 40,000 are sea-based. Olalia said this is a huge increase compared to the […]

No toll fee increase will be implemented on expressways in the country during the COVID-19 pandemic. This was assured by Transportation Secretary Art Tugade to the motorists after the signing of the Supplemental Toll Operations Agreement (STOA) for the Pasig River Expressway (PAREX) between the Department of Transportation and San Miguel Corporation. According to Tugade, […]

The Department of Health has already distributed P14.3 billion worth of benefits to public and private health workers. DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III said it is appropriate to provide such benefits to medical frontliners. Until next year he said the frontliners will have a benefit. The recipients of the benefit, he said, are those who […]

The proposal to form the Philippine Boxing and Combat Sports Commission has passed the third and final reading of the Senate. Members of the upper house of Congress voted unanimously. It will be recalled that the proposal went through lengthy debates, also due to the lack of funding for the new agency. The eight division […]

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has maintained that it is unclear whether the voter registration, which is set to end on September 30, will be extended. This is despite calls by the House and Senate to extend registration until October 31 to give those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic the opportunity to register. In an […]

The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) has presented to the public the commemorative stamps for the Filipino champions at the recently concluded 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Featured on the stamps are Olympic gold medalist weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz, silver medalists boxers Carlo Paalam and Nesthy Petecio, and bronze medalist Eumir Marcial. The unveiling of the stamps was held […]

Vice President Leni Robredo also joined those calling on the Comelec to extend voter registration for the 2022 elections for another month. Although he understands why the Comelec needs to set deadlines, Robredo said the poll body should also consider that the country is still facing an “extraordinary” period that may have affected those who […]

Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion proposes to allow 50% capacity for personal care services and dine-in services in restaurants that will accept vaccinated individuals in the last quarter of the current year. Concepcion made this suggestion because he said the establishments will not earn significantly if their operation stays at 10%. Under Alert Level […]