Day: March 27, 2020

DOH pressed to expand, speed up virus testing

Senators and one of President Rodrigo Duterte’s economic advisers on Friday expressed frustration over the slow and small number of people being tested by the Department of Health (DOH) for the new coronavirus disease around the country which they believe could undermine efforts to stop the COVID-19 outbreak. Business leader Joey Concepcion, the presidential adviser […]

96 more virus cases in PH; death toll at 54

The Department of Health (DOH) reported that 96 more patients were confirmed to have contracted the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19), bringing the nationwide total to 803, as of 4 p.m. Friday, the second highest in Southeast Asia next to Malaysia. But Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire clarified that the data on new cases could not […]

Hospitals readied to accept virus patients

RELIEVED This Dagupan City resident brings home relief goods, which were distributed by City Hall employees on Wednesday. Local governments have been trying to assuage residents’ fears about losing food supplies as they ride out the Luzon quarantine. —WILLIE LOMIBAO Local governments and health authorities outside of Metro Manila are scrambling to cope with the […]

QC imposes liquor ban during quarantine period

The Quezon City local government has started implementing a liquor ban in all public places in the city until the end of the enhanced community quarantine period. Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte signed Executive Order No. 24, Series of 2020, which prohibits establishments or any person from selling, purchasing or consuming wine, beer, liquor or […]

Manila, Valenzuela extend real estate tax deadline

The deadline for payment of real estate tax in the cities of Manila and Valenzuela has been extended while penalties have been waived due to the monthlong Luzon lockdown, which restricts taxpayers from going outside their homes. Valenzuela City council has passed three ordinances, one of which moves the deadline of first-quarter “amilyar” or real […]

PH growth seen to hit 1.2% in 2020

The country’s economic growth could decelerate to an 11-year low of 1.2 percent this year on account of slow private consumption, according to ANZ Research. A QUIET PLACE Part of the Ayala Triangle Garden and buildings on Paseo de Roxas Avenue are seen from the Ayala Tower One & Exchange Plaza in Makati City on […]

February govt debt balloons to P8.16T

The national government’s outstanding debt expanded to a record P8.16 trillion at the end of February on the back of net issuances of both foreign and local state-issued securities, data from the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) showed on Friday. In a statement, the Treasury bureau said the amount was a 5.2-percent or P402.25-billion increase […]

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