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Duterte signs LPG Industry Regulation Act

President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law Republic Act 11592 or the LPG Industry Regulation Act that will regulate the domestic liquefied petroleum gas...

Malacañang awaits results of WHO study on face shield policy

Malacañang on Thursday said it will wait for results on the study being conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO) on the experience of...

Palace discourages nurses from resigning

Malacañang appealed to the country’s nurses and other healthcare workers not to resign, assuring they will soon receive their special risk allowance (SRA) as...

Hazard pay for gov’t workers reporting in ECQ, MECQ areas OK’d

President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday signed an administrative order (AO) granting a Covid-19 hazard pay to government personnel who physically report for work in...

Congress needs to amend baselines law: Roque

Malacañang on Monday said there may be a need for Congress to amend the Republic Act 9522 or the Archipelagic Baselines Law to give...

LGUs need to follow nat’l gov’t prioritization in vaccine rollout

In a Palace press briefing, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said only the national government and the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) can make the decision on which areas and sectors will be given priority.

Duterte orders PhilHealth to defer contribution hikes

In a public address late Monday night, Duterte told PhilHealth CEO and President Dante Gierran to suspend the contribution hike to lessen the burden of Filipinos affected by the prevailing coronavirus pandemic.

Gov’t ready to import food to tame inflation

In a Palace press briefing, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made this statement after data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) showed that the inflation rate jumped to a 20-month high of 3.3 percent in November from 2.5 percent in October.

Palace denies rumors of Christmas lockdown

Duterte earlier announced that Metro Manila, the provinces of Batangas and Lanao del Sur, Davao del Norte, and cities of Iloilo, Tacloban, Iligan, and Davao will remain under general community quarantine (GCQ) until Dec. 31.

Health workers in contact with Covid-19 patients get P5K stipend

Duterte on Monday signed Administrative Order No. 36 recognizing the "heroic and "invaluable" contributions of public health workers (HWs) who bravely and unselfishly risk their lives and health by being at the forefront of the national effort to address the public health emergency.

Duterte appoints Sinas as chief of Philippine National Police

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque announced that Sinas’ appointment will be effective Nov. 10, 2020.

Gov’t takes steps to prevent price spikes as holiday season nears

Even if the government has lifted the price freeze on goods, Nograles said the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will continue monitoring the prices of basic commodities to prevent price manipulation, hoarding, and other instances where unscrupulous individuals can take advantage of artificial shortages of goods.