Duterte rants anew on his 5th SONA

In a nationally broadcast speech before Congress, President Duterte nitpicked once more on the political opposition, blasting at Senator Franklin Drilon apparently for the latter's comments on his avowed dislike of oligarchy, before pummeling anew at the Lopez family and its denied ABS-CBN franchise.

GSIS opens online application for 4K retiree and survivorship pensioners

Macasaet mentioned that the online filing of applications for pension is one of the strategic ways adopted by GSIS to adjust its existing operational processes under the new normal.

Computer shop personnel nabbed for selling fake COVID-19 test results

The operation stemmed from a viral Facebook post where a netizen said that while waiting for her turn at the said computer shop, she saw a female employee of the shop change the name on the supposed rapid test result certificate through Photoshop, printed it and gave it over to the customer.

Safety barriers deadline in motorcycles extended to July 31

Joint Task Force Covid Shield commander, Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar said Friday the 5-day grace period is suffficient time for all motorcycle riders to comply.

‘House-to-house’ search for COVID-19 patients is fake news

“Again, I repeat, the police are there merely in a supporting role,” said DILG Sec. Eduardo Año in a statement his office released on July 17.

Deadline for motorcycle safety barriers extended to July 26

In a press statement, Joint Task Force COVID Shield commander Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar said the National Task Force (NTF) Against Covid-19 approved their recommendation to extend the original deadline from July 19 to July 26, to give riders enough time to install either of the two barriers that passed the safety standard—the Bohol prototype and the Angkas design.

Immigration bureau ready to impose IATF rule on entry of foreigners

On Thursday, the IATF-EID has allowed the entry of foreigners particularly those with long-term visas in the country, starting August 1.

Anti-terror law takes effect July 18 — DOJ

In a message to reporters, Guevarra said the effectivity clause of the law states that it shall take effect 15 days after its publication in the Official Gazette or in at least two newspapers of general circulation.

Motorcycle set up for back-riding approved by NTF

The design is similar to the backpack-type model being used by motorcycle taxi company Angkas, wherein the driver wears a plastic contraption that provides space between the driver and pillion rider.

Rep. Acosta explains vote to reject ABS-CBN franchise

Overall, he said that he considered the issues raised against the network on their merits and at the end concluded that the network committed violations on its franchise.

No safety concerns over motorcycle barriers: DILG

“We do not see this as a possible safety concern. They (riders) just need to be careful because even if there are no physical barriers, accidents happen especially when they are riding motorcycles as compared to four-wheel vehicles," DILG spokesman and Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya said in Filipino in a Laging Handa public briefing.

BRP Jose Rizal highlights gov’t resolve to protect PH: Navy

Bacordo added that the ship embodies the values exemplified by its namesake, national hero Dr. Jose Rizal.

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