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Crowd estimates at campaign rallies ‘bad’ basis for poll outcomes

It is "bad" to depend on the candidates' winnability on the crowd estimates at their campaign rallies, a political analyst said Tuesday. This, after campaign...

PRRD finally halts e-sabong operations

President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered that all e-sabong, or online cockfighting, activities in the Philippines be shut down immediately. In a live press briefing Tuesday,...

Mandatory benefits for health workers OK’d

President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a measure granting mandatory continuing benefits to public and private health workers during the coronavirus disease 2019...

IATF adopts 10-point agenda for economic recovery

The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) has adopted the 10-point policy agenda for the country’s economic recovery from...

10-point policy agenda for PH economic recovery preparation for ‘new normal’

The adoption of the 10-point policy agenda for the country’s economic recovery is not an “exit plan” solely from the COVID-19 pandemic, but for...

IATF-EID to amend guidelines on face shield use

The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) will issue an updated guidelines on the use of face shields, Malacañang...

Duterte leaves Ivermectin use to doctor, patient ‘discernment’

President Rodrigo Duterte has left to the medical professionals and their patients the decision to use anti-parasitic drug Ivermectin to prevent or treat the...

PH state of calamity extended until September 2022

President Rodrigo Duterte has extended the validity of the state of calamity for one more year, or until Sept. 12, 2022, due to the...

Duterte slams some senators’ ‘posturing’ over use of public funds

President Rodrigo Duterte chided on Thursday night the alleged “posturing” of some senators who are taking advantage of the Commission on Audit’s (COA) audit...

Duterte fires NEA chief over corruption

President Rodrigo Duterte has fired National Electrification Administration (NEA) Administrator Edgardo Masongsong due to the latter’s supposed involvement in corrupt activities. Duterte made the pronouncement...

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...