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ARTA joins drafting of JAO on online discounts for seniors, PWDs

The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) will join key agencies in crafting uniform guidelines for the online privileges for senior citizens and persons with disabilities...

Gov’t ready to import food to tame inflation

In a Palace press briefing, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made this statement after data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) showed that the inflation rate jumped to a 20-month high of 3.3 percent in November from 2.5 percent in October.

Pangilinan bats for a higher PCG budget after WPS incident

After the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) vessel BRP Cabra's successful challenge against a Chinese navy warship, Sen. Francis Pangilinan on Tuesday (July 20) pushed...

Senate ratifies Bayanihan 2 bill

The measure sets aside PHP140 billion for the coronavirus pandemic response with allotments for various government programs to help affected Filipinos and sectors, plus an additional PHP25.5-billion standby appropriations.

Taiwan condoles with kin of Pinoys killed in bridge collapse

MANILA -- Taiwan on Thursday expressed its sympathies to the families of three Filipino fishermen who died after a 21-year old bridge in Yilan County caved in on Tuesday.

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...

Solons call for extension of Malampaya gas contract

During a virtual Kapihan ng Samahang Plaridel forum, Philreca Party-list Rep. Presley de Jesus said the Malampaya gas field northwest of Palawan plays a vital role in ensuring the country’s energy security and independence.

Beerhouses, bars still banned even in areas under MGCQ

He ordered all police units in the country to strictly implement the guidelines of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) against illegal operations of beerhouses and bars to avoid the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).

Top cop says death penalty crucial to fight against illegal drugs

“The PNP believes that with this kind of imposition, there would be a deterrence on crime and then we if we compare it with other countries, especially when we apprehend foreigners, the first question is why do they do it here, because they are in a way convenient in the absence of a death penalty,” Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, Gen. Archie Gamboa, told reporters in Camp Crame, on the sidelines of the destruction of 800 kilograms of shabu confiscated in Bulacan.

House panel approves tax on digital services

Digital services include online licensing or software, updates and add-ons, website filters and firewalls, mobile applications, video games and online games, and webcasts and webinars.

BOC seizes imported carnivorous plants in Pasay warehouse

A total of 276 imported carnivorous plants with a retail value of P150,000 were confiscated from a cargo warehouse in Pasay City by officials...

Avoid mass gatherings on Independence Day – PNP

"On the part of the PNP, we will strictly enforce the IATF (Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases) protocols. We appeal to the public, especially to organized groups, to avoid mass gatherings as we celebrate this important day," said PNP chief, Gen. Archie Gamboa, in a statement sent to reporters.