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Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says current data does not indicate quarantine restrictions can be relaxed further in the coming weeks
Subic Bay Marine Exploratorium Inc, meanwhile, thinks the government could better help businesses by not imposing rent during the lockdown period
China says its 'territorial sovereignty and maritime rights and interests in the South China Sea will under no circumstances be affected' by the historic award
With these changes, the defense department wants 'to instill the culture of jointness within the AFP and strictly implement the ‘force provider-force employer’ concept between the major services and the unified commands'
(UPDATED) The liquor ban in Carmona starts on Monday, July 13, as it reports more COVID-19 cases
Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong plans to bring his tested contact tracing strategy nationwide as he trains more tracers in interviewing and using a new digital 'contract tracing e-system'
The barriers required by the national government’s lockdown implementers raise serious concerns for their safety and effectiveness in containing the coronavirus
People's initiative is an exercise of 'power of the people' to enact laws, but it entails a long and expensive process
The Department of Health notes the rise in cases is 'gradual,' and that the country's health system is able to cope with the increasing number of cases
Tropical Depression Carina is 165 kilometers east of Aparri, Cagayan, as of Monday afternoon, July 13
(UPDATED) The National Kidney and Transplant Institute has reached the 'danger zone' – meaning, it's nearing full capacity of its designated beds for COVID-19 patients
The Sanlakas party list says Section 4's supposed exemption on dissent must be struck down for being too vague and subjective
Each UAAP school has contributed its share of players who established themselves as PBA all-time greats
Public Works Secretary Mark Villar is 'isolation czar,' Baguio Mayor Benjamin Magalong is 'tracing czar,' and Health Undersecretary Leopoldo Vega is 'treatment czar'
The Philippine National Police Academy will test its cadets for COVID-19 in the wake of two cadets' deaths due to heat stroke and electrolyte imbalance
The Department of Health continues to urge the public to follow health standards, like mask wearing and physical distancing to prevent deaths from returning to the high numbers seen in March
'One child left behind is one too many, and the government is duty-bound to ensure each and every Filipino’s exercise of all of their constitutionally guaranteed rights,' says the Alliance of Concerned Teachers
GMA Network gains almost P2.1 billion in market capitalization. Meanwhile, the Philippine Stock Exchange suspends trading of ABS-CBN shares.
Dissenting Justice Benjamin Caguioa says the Supreme Court's efforts to declog court dockets of small-time drug cases will be put to waste
It will seem our laws and regulations can be easily weaponized against certain business interests, at the President’s whim
The ‘flawed’ new Anti-Terrorism Law should delete a clause to clearly exclude protest and dissent from punishable acts, says a top terrorism analyst
DOH Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire says while the government is not discouraging home quarantine, patients should transfer to temporary monitoring facilities if they cannot properly isolate themselves at home
Cagayan Valley, the Ilocos Region, the Cordillera Administrative Region, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Metro Manila, parts of Mimaropa, and Camarines Norte have varying degrees of rainfall on Monday, July 13
The Department of Health gives the updated figures for Sunday on Monday morning, July 13, after health officials failed to deliver an update on Sunday itself – a first since the outbreak started
Bookmark this page for July 13-19 advisories on services, schedules, and other activities as local governments, businesses, institutions, and organizations respond to the coronavirus crisis
Tropical Depression Carina is the Philippines' 3rd tropical cyclone for 2020
The DOH says it is 'seeing an increase in the number of reported cases, recoveries, and deaths in the country' based on its initial findings on the numbers for Sunday, July 12
The Department of Foreign Affairs reports 17 new deaths on Sunday, July 12, raising the death toll to 611
63% believe it is the duty of journalists to call out lying and misleading politicians
Help finds its way to the family of Ricky Benig, 19, whose death spotlighted how students at the fringes of society struggle with the requirements of distance learning
Grandmaster Joey Antonio nails the last spot in the Philippine chess team
The repatriation of the bodies of overseas Filipino workers from Saudi Arabia is moved by a week
Online selling scams and the proliferation of misinformation that cause panic among the public are the other cybercrimes often committed as Filipinos grapple with the COVID-19 outbreak, says the National Bureau of Investigation NBI-Cyber Crimes Division
Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr marks the 4th year since the Philippines won its historic case against China by reaffirming Manila's 'adherence to the award and its enforcement without any possibility of compromise or change'
'From targeting a universe of a few dozens or at most a few hundred terrorists, the law can be used against thousands, even tens of thousands of activists, critics, and dissidents'
A group of graduating scholars from Philippine Science High School– Western Visayas campus makes 'Kids Against COVID-19' to help children understand the pandemic
COVID-19 cases in the barangay continue to increase, prompting Mayor Lani Mercado-Revilla to extend the localized lockdown
'Appointing the service chiefs with a fixed three-year term is direly needed to ensure that their programs and policies could be implemented, as well as recalibrated should the need arise...'
Rappler lists where you can get drive-through novel coronavirus tests
US-based Grandmasters Mark Paragua and Banjo Barcenilla inch closer to securing Philippine team slots
The actor says he was asymptomatic the whole time
It will cost the Comelec at least P4 billion, and it will overlap with its preparation for the 2022 elections. Let’s set the exercise aside for when we truly need it.
They warn that with human rights violations already rampant even before the measure’s signing into law, the anti-terrorism law's implementation will result in more abuses
The Philippines also records 807 new recoveries, the most in a single day
No new deaths are recorded among overseas Filipinos with COVID-19
Cadet Fourth Class Jiary Jasen Papa dies due to low potassium intake days after a fellow cadet died of heatstroke
The Philippine Coast Guard says the oil spill contaminated coastal areas of 23 communities, and displaced 400 people
President Spokesman Harry Roque again claims the controversial decision has 'no chilling effect,' supposedly because ABS-CBN is mostly engaged in producing entertainment content
Ready-to-cook Filipino dishes, meats, and pasalubong items from the two Tagaytay dining spots are available for delivery daily