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PLDT-Smart secures some 661 permits to build new towers

Alfredo Panlilio, Smart president and CEO and PLDT chief revenue officer, said in a statement sent to Palawan News on Friday that the ramped-up nationwide tower rollout is part of PLDT-Smart’s sustained capital expenditures on their networks, investing P260 billion from 2015 to 2019.

SSS implements mandatory use of PRN for loan payments starting July 1

The Social Security System (SSS) informs its members and covered employers that the mandatory use of Payment Reference Number (PRN) for Salary, Calamity, Emergency,...

DOH backs 11th IATF resolutions

“We at the Department of Health are in full support of the President’s proclamation and are all geared up to implement his directives. The decision to implement a community quarantine was made in the best interest of the public. I enjoin everyone—young and old—to cooperate fully with our government. Together, we can contain COVID-19,” Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III remarked.

Locally-made anti-dengue drug development underway

"Wala pa pong accepted medicine for dengue (There is no accepted medicine for dengue yet). This will be the first anti-dengue medicine, if ever. First locally-made drug," Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) executive director Jaime Montoya told the Philippine News Agency (PNA) in a message Thursday.

DTI releases latest SRP list of basic necessities, prime commodities

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has released the most recent suggested retail price (SRP) list for all basic necessities and prime commodities...

Halal assurance manual to be available soon: DOST-ITDI

Copies of the Halal assurance system manual will be available to the public soon, an executive of the DOST-Industrial Technology Development Institute said on...

PH receives 1st batch of AstraZeneca vaccines through COVAX

A total of 487,200 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine have finally arrived in the Philippines on March 4, marking the first delivery of the life-saving...

Duterte warns of “martial law-like” quarantine enforcement

Duterte, in his second address this week, said that he would order the military and police personnel in imposing tighter measures pointing out that those who violate quarantine guidelines cannot expect help from the government.

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.

Gov’t allocates COVID-19 funeral support fund

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) will be providing the fund to indigents who suffered from COVID-19, whether confirmed cases or persons under investigation (PUIs).

PH’s WPS claims in accordance with international law

This, according to the National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA) Deputy Administrator Efren Carandang in an online press forum Wednesday.

Hundreds join DENR MIMAROPA fun run for Tamaraw conservation

Themed “Ating Ikarangal, Takbo Para sa Tamaraw,” the fun run was a part of the month-long celebration held in commemoration of Presidential Proclamation No. 273 series of 2002 declaring the month of October of every year as “Special Month for the Conservation and Protection of the Tamaraw in Mindoro.”