“Sinabi po ni [Transport] Arthur Secretary Tugade na pansamantalang isususpinde po iyong implementasyon ng 0.75-meter distancing sa pampublikong mga transportasyon at ibabalik po ito sa one meter,” Palace spokesman Harry Roque said in a virtual briefing.
“Let’s give it a chance dahil gaya po ng ating ad campaign, kinakailangan naman po—puwede naman pong pag-ingatan ang buhay para po makapaghanapbuhay ang lahat,” Harry Roque said.
Metro Manila mayors agreed to close all cemeteries in the National Capital Region during the yearly observance of All Saints’ and All Souls’ Days to prevent mass gatherings amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
“We urge the critics to study the issue first before they make baseless allegations against worthwhile government projects. We welcome any investigation into this project whether in the courts of justice or in the court of public opinion. All this criticism is misplaced,” Interior Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya said.
In an online briefing of the Department of Education, Sotto said all public school students would receive tablets and teachers would be given laptops.
“Kaya ko po ito ginagawa ngayon, para mabigyan kayo ng sapat na panahon ng humigit kumulang dalawang buwan na mabisita ang inyong mga mahal sa buhay na nahimilay sa mga pribado at pampublikong sementeryo,” Moreno explained in a Facebook post.
“This is a project intended to prevent further soil erosion and also intended to help alleviate iyong flooding problem natin sa Maynila,” he said.
“On the issue of the Manila Bay rehabilitation, per the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), the report that ‘white sand’ is being used to fill the stretch of the baywalk is erroneous,” Palace spokesman Harry Roque said in a statement.
City of Manila Bureau of Permits chief Levi Facundo released the order after the Manila police found the scattered test kits which tumbled from a punctured garbage bag along M. Dela Fuente Street in Sampaloc, Manila.
The Bureau of Customs (BOC) seized unlicensed firearms and P10 million worth of illegal cigarettes in a raid last Aug 25.
Workers and medical frontliners or authorized persons outside of residence (APOR) are exempted from the unified curfew in Metro Manila from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. according to MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia.
Malacañang on Wednesday announced transition protocols for Metro Manila, Bulacan, Laguna, Cavite and Rizal as they revert to the less strict general community quarantine from Aug. 19 to 31.
The Department of Health (DOH) tagged the statement of lawyer Larry Gadon that wearing face masks cannot control the transmission of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) as “misinformation,” reminding the public that the current situation is “not a joking matter.”
The City of Manila procured 2,000 vials of the antiviral drug Remdesivir to treat patients who contracted the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), Mayor Isko Moreno confirmed Thursday.
The clergy of the Archdiocese of Manila has condemned lawmakers’ willingness to heed President Rodrigo Duterte’s call to reimpose the death penalty for drug-related crimes.
Manila’s Justice Jose Abad Santos General Hospital has temporarily stopped admitting non-Covid obstetrics patients after reaching more than three times its occupancy rate.