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Jeepney modernization ”very unfair” to drivers, operators who can’t afford it: Robredo

June 25, 2020

Pushing for the modernization of jeepneys during this time of pandemic crisis is ”very unfair” to drivers and operator who cannot afford it, Vice President Leni Robredo said on Thursday. “I am not against modernization. For me, to push that

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New COVID-19 cases surpass 33,000

June 25, 2020

A total of 778 new COVID-19 cases were reported, bringing the tally to 33,069, the Department of Health (DOH) said Thursday. Among the new cases, the DOH said there were 415  fresh cases, with the National Capitol Region accounting for

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Duterte to call special session once consensus is reached after expiration of Bayanihan Act – Palace

June 25, 2020

President Rodrigo Duterte would call for a special session once both the Senate and the House of Representatives reached a consensus on the proposed Bayanihan to Recover As One Act. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made the statement after the Bayanihan

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PCG transports 107 policemen to Cebu City

June 25, 2020

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) transported more 100 policemen to augment  government forces in Cebu City amid the implementation of enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) to contain the rising Covid-19 cases in the city. Commodore Armando Balilo, PCG spokesman, said 107

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Gov’t eyes 1 million tests for COVID-19 by July; says only 5% positive cases

June 25, 2020

The government is eyeing one million tests for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) by July as the rate of positive cases is now only about five percent of those tested, the National Task Force Against COVID-19 said on Thursday. In a

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PMA welcomes prosecutors ruling on cadet’s death

June 25, 2020

The Philippine Military Academy (PMA) welcomes the resolution of the Baguio City prosecutor’s office on the case of Cadet 4th Class Darwin Dormitorio. “The PMA welcomes with high hopes the development on the Cadet 4CL Dormitorio case emanating from the

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Philippines secures $5.7b loans for COVID-19 response

June 25, 2020

The Philippines has  secured $5.7 billion loans and grants to finance the government’s efforts to address the crisis brought by coronavirus disease pandemic. In a virtual press briefing, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said bulk of the total $5.758 billion comprised

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Robredo says difficult to change DOH secretary at this time

June 25, 2020

Vice President Leni Robredo on Thursday said it is hard to change the leadership of the Department of Health during this pandemic crisis that’s why she believes that Health Secretary Francisco Duque III should remain amid the ongoing investigation of

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