Commission on Population and Development Executive Director Juan Antonio Perez III on Thursday noted that as of 2018, pregnancies among children aged 10 to 14 reached 2,200. The number was double the 1,000 recorded in 2007.
In Resolution No. 72, the IATF backed the recommendation of a Department of Health-led technical advisory group to “commence pilot studies on the use of Rapid Antigen Testing (Ag-RDTs) for border screening and serial testing in high-risk to low-risk interzonal travel considering cross-border differences in quarantine status and prevalence level of transmission.”
“The president wants to clean up PhilHealth, and that is why the deadline was given to Attorney Gierran, to enable him to clean up the organization. File all the cases that need to be filed, suspend, terminate, whatever you need to do in order to cleanse the ranks of PhilHealth,” Roque said.
“Kung tayo po’y buhay, iyan ay enough reason para magkaroon tayo ng Merry Christmas sa panahon ng pandemya,” Roque said.
“Of course, nothing will ever be enough for someone na hindi nakakakita ng kahit anong mabuti sa pamahalaan,” Roque said in a Laging Handa briefing.
Officials from the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and Department of Education (DepEd) said class suspensions are still possible even if classes are conducted online.
Bagong Henerasyon Rep. Bernadette Herrera-Dy said issuing HDOs against the executives would prohibit them from “fleeing to other countries with which the Philippines has no extradition treaties.”
“What struck my attention was ito sanang appeal to private hospitals to increase the number of beds dedicated to Covid patients. Kung sana ho madagdagan ninyo,” he said in a televised address.
Under the DILG guidelines, the contact tracers will be paid at least P18,784 monthly in a contract of service status.
“Most likely po [ie-extend], dahil habang wala pong bakuna, habang walang gamot sa Covid, patuloy po ang epekto ng pandemya,” Palace spokesman Harry Roque said in a virtual presser.
Malacañang on Monday assured Filipinos that allowing China-backed Dito Telecommunity to build facilities inside military bases would not pose security threats. "In-assure naman po tayo ng ating DND (Department of National Defense) na wala naman pong magiging security...
After Metro Manila mayors decided to close cemeteries in their jurisdiction during the All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day on November 1 and 2 to prevent the mass gathering of people, the Department of Health (DOH) is considering expanding the initiative to the whole country.
Miguel Lorenzo, a 20 year old student from Davao City, complained of receiving a text message from a hardware store he visited recently at a local mall. He said the hardware store is pushing a special promo for its products. “Akala ko related sa Covid ang text. Yun pala magbebenta lang. Di ba bawal yun?,” he asked.
“Titingnan po natin kung mayroong mga alternatibo dahil naniniwala naman po ako na importante sa mga Pilipino ang Undas,” Palace spokesman Harry Roque said.
The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) on Thursday formally recalled the radio and television frequencies assigned to ABS-CBN, after the broadcasting giant failed to get a renewed legislative franchise.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) revived the pending preliminary investigation against Senator Aquilino Pimentel III over his alleged quarantine breach last March.