Zamora says PHP3,000 incentive for COVID-19 patients speeded up San Juan’s contact tracing

A PHP3,000 (US$61) incentive for coronavirus-positive residents of San Juan City who agree to check into its quarantine facilities is speeding up contact tracing efforts, Mayor Francis Zamora claimed today. “We released PHP3,000 of financial assistance to positive patients who decide to transfer to any of our four facilities. Basically this incentive is to make ...

Transport secretary urges other train operators to hire retrenched LRT-1 employees

Transport secretary urges other train operators to hire retrenched LRT-1 employees

Transport Secretary Arthur Tugade today urged the country’s other train operators to hire the LRT-1 employees who will be retrenched next month. Tugade said in an online...

All China-bound travelers from PH required to present negative coronavirus tests

All China-bound travelers from PH required to present negative coronavirus tests

The Chinese Embassy in Manila announced yesterday that all passengers coming from the Philippines will be required to present negative coronavirus test results before being...

Novelist Lualhati Bautista *literally* shuts down troll claiming she’s a communist rebel

Novelist Lualhati Bautista *literally* shuts down troll claiming she’s a communist rebel

One of the country’s premier novelists, Lualhati Bautista has clapped back on a troll who accused her of being a member of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) —...

Face shields should not be priced more than PHP50, says Vergeire

Face shields should not be priced more than PHP50, says Vergeire

The Department of Health is set to recommend a standard retail price for face shields, which have become more expensive since the Philippine government made them mandatory for all...

Bon appetit? Viral Quezon City ostrich that died of stress cooked into adobo

Bon appetit? Viral Quezon City ostrich that died of stress cooked into adobo

It is what it is. One of the two ostriches that went viral after running around a Quezon City gated community last week has not only died of stress but was also cooked into adobo,...

At least 100 LRT-1 employees to be laid off due to 90% drop in passengers

At least 100 LRT-1 employees to be laid off due to 90% drop in passengers

The Light Rail Manila Corporation, the company which operates the LRT-1, announced today that it will be laying off at least 100 of its employees next month. The management said...

Former Commission on Elections chair Sixto Brillantes Jr. dies at 80

Former Commission on Elections chair Sixto Brillantes Jr. dies at 80

Former Commission on Elections (COMELEC) chair Sixto Brillantes Jr. died today. He was 80. COMELEC spokesman James Jimenez announced that the former government official passed...

Police snatched corpse of slain activist Randall Echanis, says wife

Police snatched corpse of slain activist Randall Echanis, says wife

Members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) have forcibly taken the body of slain activist Randall “Randy” Echanis from his wake in Quezon City, his wife Erlinda...

This Hurts: Filipino consul hits Thai newspaper for calling PH ‘land of COVID-19’

This Hurts: Filipino consul hits Thai newspaper for calling PH ‘land of COVID-19’

A Filipino embassy official in Bangkok called out a local conservative newspaper for saying that the Philippines is the “land” of the coronavirus. In an open letter...


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