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Senate ratifies measure establishing National Academy of Sports

The measure, which is a consolidation of Senate Bill No. 1086 and House Bill No. 6312, eyes the establishment of the academy’s main campus at the existing New Clark City Sports Complex in Capas, Tarlac.

U.S. provides Php298 Million in New COVID-19 assistance to the Philippines

In a press statement, the U.S. Embassy said that as part of this new assistance, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will partner with 18 local governments in some of the Philippines’ hardest-hit areas to promote effective crisis management and implement response plans.

SM builds 7 emergency quarantine facilities in Metro Manila

Built by the SM Engineering Design and Development (SM EDD) team, and WTA Architecture and Design Studio, these include four facilities in Camp Crame and two facilities at the AFP Health Service Command – V. Luna in Quezon City; as well as one at the Air Force General Hospital – Villamor Air Base in Pasay City.

PMA opens access to Cadet Online Application System for entrance exam

Successful applicants will have a life-changing and noble journey as a Cadet, with the privilege of serving the country; free college education with a well-rounded curriculum; monthly salary and allowances; guaranteed job after graduation; and, a progressive career as an Officer in the Philippine Army, Navy, or Air Force.

Intensified efforts needed to boost PH MICE amid pandemic

"Now more than ever, we must all close ranks and intensify our collective efforts to once again position the Philippines as a premier leisure and MICE destination," she said in the recent Global MICE Situationer in the Time of the Pandemic webinar where she delivered the welcome remarks.

DILG reminds LGUs of “no infant formula milk donations” amid the ECQ

The acceptance and distribution of donations of infant formula, powdered milk and other breast milk substitutes, commercial baby food, feeding bottles, artificial nipples, and teats are strictly prohibited because it undermines exclusive breastfeeding in the first six months of a newborn.

IATF finalizing guidelines of general community quarantine

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the IATF is discussing the guidelines which he will be announcing once these have been finalized.

DOST eyes FDA nod for VCO as supplement

During the "Laging Handa" public briefing, dela Peña said clinical trials will soon be executed to see the effectiveness of VCO in Covid-19 patients' recovery.

WHO exec: Battle vs. Covid-19 ‘long’ one; prepare for new normal

"For individuals, they should make this already part of their life. For the private sector, we want them to really think about the way they can operate in minimizing the risk. And for the government, we want them to think to bring back other important regular services," WHO Western Pacific Regional Director Dr. Takeshi Kasai said in a virtual press briefing.

PNP vows tougher stance against ECQ violators

"There will be no more warning for ECQ violators. Instead, arrest and inquest procedures will be applied to cases of violations of Republic Act 11469. We will implement the strict enhanced community quarantine," PNP chief Gen. Archie Gamboa said in a virtual presser Tuesday, referring to the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act.

IATF-EID to discuss possible extension, lifting of Luzon ECQ

Año said the task force is due to hold discussions on Monday with epidemiologists, scientists, and mathematicians who will be making presentations during the meeting.

‘You cannot fight a fire blindfold: What Covid-19 testing requires

As anxiety and frustration mount, widespread testing for COVID-19 has, almost overnight, become the common call of online political commentary, a bellwether of how well (or not) a government is dealing with the crisis.