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DSWD drafting intervention programs for child marriage victims

Victims of arranged child marriages and their children will be included in the intervention programs under Republic Act 11596 or An Act Prohibiting the...

SSS to offer calamity assistance to members, pensioners affected by Typhoon Odette

The Social Security System (SSS) has offered a Calamity Assistance Package (CAP) to members and pensioners affected by Typhoon Odette starting January 14, 2022. SSS...

Law making adoption process easier for Filipino children signed

President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law that makes the process of adopting a child easier for Filipinos. Republic Act No. 11642, also known as...

DBP forges ties with Filipino inventors

The state-owned Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) has formed a collaboration with the Filipino Inventors Society, Inc. (FIS) to give more tailored support...

Asteroid the size of the world’s tallest building will come close to Earth

TRENTON, Canada – An asteroid larger than the world's tallest skyscraper will cross Earth's orbit next week. The asteroid, known as 7482 (1994 PC1), is...

2021 Inflation Averages 4.5 Percent

Headline inflation for the whole year of 2021 averaged 4.5 percent, which is above the Government’s full-year inflation target range of 3.0 percent ±...

Malacañang pushes PhilHealth to expand home isolation packages to include RT-PCR

Malacañang is pushing the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) to expand its COVID-19 Home Isolation Benefit Packages (CHIBP) to include free reverse transcription-polymerase chain...

PRRD order to restrain unvaxxed people applies nationwide: Palace

President Rodrigo R. Duterte's order for village chiefs to restrict the movements of unvaccinated individuals shall be enforced nationwide as the country grapples with...

Duterte mulls raising compensation of volunteer HCWs

President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday said he wants to raise the PHP5,000 Special Risk Allowance (SRA) of volunteer healthcare workers to augment the country’s...

No truth to martial law, total lockdown rumors: Lorenzana

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Thursday denied claims made by a voice recording being spread on social media that the government would impose martial...

Duterte signs law criminalizing child marriage

Child marriage is now a public crime under a new law signed by President Rodrigo Duterte. Republic Act (R.A.) No. 11596, also known as An...

New law giving ‘small’ farmers cash assistance until 2024 inked

Small farmers tilling two hectares and below of rice land will get annual direct cash assistance under a new law signed by President Rodrigo...