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5.4M new voters register as COMELEC deadline nears

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has recorded over five million new registrants as of July 10, less than three months before signup ends. Commissioner Rowena...

BOC seizes imported carnivorous plants in Pasay warehouse

A total of 276 imported carnivorous plants with a retail value of P150,000 were confiscated from a cargo warehouse in Pasay City by officials...

‘Yes’ or ‘No’ votes to decide Palawan plebiscite result: Comelec

An official of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Monday said the result of the Palawan plebiscite will not be based on the total...

Wearing of face shields in Palawan plebiscite voluntary: COMELEC

The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) is only encouraging voters in the March 13 plebiscite for the proposed division of Palawan province to wear face...

COMELEC releases rules for Palawan plebiscite amid pandemic

According to Comelec Resolution No. 10687, only a maximum of five voters are allowed inside a voting center and must wear face masks and face shields.

No entry for foreign passengers from US starting January 3 –...

“Foreigners from the US have been added to the list of those restricted. However, aliens from the US eligible for entry that arrive prior to January 3 will be allowed to enter but will be referred to the One-Stop Shop for an absolute facility-based 14-day quarantine period,” Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said in an advisory issued on Saturday.

Duterte lifts temporary deployment ban on medical workers

In a radio interview, Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Silvestre Bello III on Saturday said that newly hired Filipinos or those with contracts in the medical sectors are now allowed to leave the country.

Give 13th-month pay on or before Dec. 24, DOLE tells employers

It added that the minimum 13th-month pay required by law "shall not be less than one-twelfth (1/12) of the total basic salary earned by an employee within a calendar year".

DOLE move to enforce 13th-month pay law, a ‘victory’ for workers

“This is our triumph for being one in letting our voices be heard. Despite the attempt to ignore our rights, we fought for our 13th-month pay. Mabuhay ang mga manggagawa! (Long live the workers!)” Elmer Labog, chairperson of Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) said in a statement.

No reason to postpone 2022 polls: groups

Caritos said other countries have managed to hold their elections this year despite the pandemic.

COMELEC eyes ‘no appearance’ voter registration for passport holders

The state-run Philippine News Agency (PNA) said in a report Sunday that COMELEC Commissioner Rowena Guanzon has said that they eyeing to let Filipinos abroad and within the country to register online by using their passports in coordination with the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

CBCP urges public to stay home, help frontliners

Bishop Jose Colin Bagaforo, of the National Director of NASSA/Caritas Philippines, said the people will greatly help the front-liners by not leaving their homes.
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