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World Bank report on PH education ‘disturbing, very alarming’

Malacañang voiced concerns Tuesday about a World Bank study claiming that over 80% of Filipino students do not meet basic proficiency standards. “That is very...

‘Permanent quarantine law’ eyed against health protocol violators

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque on Wednesday pushed for the passage of a “special” and “permanent” law that will impose heftier penalties against quarantine violators. In...

Lowering height limit for PNP, other uniformed personnel OK’d

President Rodrigo Duterte has signed Republic Act (RA) 11549 lowering the height requirement for the applicants of the Philippine National Police (PNP), Bureau of...

Arrest of protocol violators now ‘mandatory’: PRRD

President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday, May 26, warned that arrest of protocol violators is now “mandatory” as they continue to defy the strict quarantine...

Pinoys urged to observe double masking vs. Covid-19

Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo on Wednesday urged his fellow Filipinos to wear two face masks to protect themselves against the coronavirus disease...

Full implementation of StaySafe.ph expected within 10 days

The public can expect the full implementation of contact tracing application StaySafe.ph within 10 days, Malacañang said on Friday. This developed amid moves to improve...

Duterte grants amnesty to communist, Moro rebels

President Rodrigo Duterte has signed four proclamations granting amnesty to members of the communist movement, the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), the Moro Islamic...

PH sets new conditions for foreigners’ entry

The government has set new conditions for foreigners who are allowed to enter the Philippines despite the travel restrictions to curb the spread...

Nationwide lockdown is possible due to COVID-19 new strain

Duterte floated the idea in a meeting with the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) and infectious diseases experts held at Malacañan Palace in Manila.

Use of face shields in public spaces encouraged

In a press statement, Presidential Spokesperson Secretary Harry Roque said the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Diseases (IATF-EID) is considering directing the public to use face shields to complement the wearing of face masks in low ventilation settings, including public transportation.

IATF set to tackle restrictions on religious gatherings

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque vowed to raise the Catholic Church’s concerns over the limited participation of individuals in religious gatherings.

Nationwide GCQ possible by August: Palace

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said it is likely possible to impose GCQ nationwide by August, so long as all Filipinos heed the national government’s quarantine protocols that have been enforced to arrest the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).
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