Isko won’t slide down to VP slot

MANILA Mayor Franciso “Isko Moreno” Domagoso on Friday reassured his supporters he will not accept the vice presidential slot in a united opposition ticket. Domagoso has been nominated by the Reform Party as its standard bearer for next year's elections, “Ayoko ng tsubi-tsubibong buhay. Kaya tayo nagkakandaloko-loko, dahil sa flip-flopping (I don't want to be… Continue reading Isko won’t slide down to VP slot

Pharmally exec: Face shields’ expiry dates altered

A top executive of Pharmally Pharmaceuticals Corp. on Friday admitted before the Senate blue ribbon committee to altering the expiry dates on the face shields delivered by the firm to the Department of Health (DoH). Summoned to the blue ribbon inquiry, Pharmally's Head of the Regulatory Affairs Krizle Grace Mago testified that the tampering was… Continue reading Pharmally exec: Face shields’ expiry dates altered

KBL names Bongbong as presidential candidate

The Kilusang Bagong Lipunan (KBL) has named former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. as its presidential bet for the 2022 elections. The KBL is the party founded by Marcos' father, the late President Ferdinand Marcos. Marcos' nomination was formalized during an event organized by lawyer Larry Gadon at the Thunderbird Resorts and Casino in Binangonan,… Continue reading KBL names Bongbong as presidential candidate

Comelec to decide voter sign-up issue next week

THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) will decide next week if it will give in to the clamor in Congress to extend voter registration beyond September 30. Comelec spokesman James Jimenez said on Friday Comelec Chairman Sheriff Abbas has called the Management Committee (Mancom) to a meeting next week to address the issue. “The Mancom will… Continue reading Comelec to decide voter sign-up issue next week

Case decline result of fewer tests – DoH

A drop in the number of cases in the country should not be immediately pinned down on current coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) interventions but on decreased testing output in Covid laboratories, according to the Department of Health (DoH). The statement comes amid the continued case decline in the National Capital Region (NCR or Metro Manila)… Continue reading Case decline result of fewer tests – DoH

Shorter quarantine for fully vaccinated

The Management Association of the Philippines (MAP) has expressed support for reducing quarantine time for fully vaccinated international passengers from 10 to 5 days. “We note with interest the easing of international travel restrictions in many countries, from reduction of quarantine periods to no quarantine at all, as in the United States, for the fully… Continue reading Shorter quarantine for fully vaccinated

Limited face-shield usage commended

SEN. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go has commended President Rodrigo Duterte and the national government for deciding to limit the use of face shields to only high-risk activities on recommendations of the Department of Health (DoH) Technical Advisory Group. “I also support the eventual easing of our guidelines especially for the vaccinated [individuals] so they could… Continue reading Limited face-shield usage commended

IATF limits for elderly, teens eased

The government has allowed teenagers and senior citizens to go out as it eases its guidelines in the pilot implementation of Alert Level 4 in the National Capital Region (NCR) effective October 1, Malacañang said on Friday. Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID)… Continue reading IATF limits for elderly, teens eased