PH Covid-19 cases now 52K

The country’s coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infections continue to rise, with the Department of Health (DOH) yesterday reporting another four-digit increase bringing the country’s total number of active cases at 52,914.


Southern Negros to get lab

A molecular laboratory with the capacity to conduct 1,000 COVID-19 tests a day is set to rise in southern Negros Occidental, Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz said yesterday.


10 brgy officials face raps

The barangay captain and nine other officials of Mansilingan in Bacolod City were charged for alleged irregularities in the selection of Social Amelioration Program cash grant recipients during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis, before the Bacolod City Prosecutor’s Office yesterday.


P22 million released to 286 MSEs

The Small Business (SB) Corp. already released P22 million to 286 micro and small enterprises (MSEs), including seven from Western Visayas, under the Covid-19 Assistance to Restart Enterprises (Cares) program, as of July 8.

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Comelec says 39 party-list groups purged

The Commission on Elections has delisted and canceled the registration of 39 party-list groups. In Comelec Resolution No. 10696 released yesterday, it said the organizations or coalitions under the party-list system that failed to participate in the last two elections

DILG junks resumption of peace talks

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Department of the Interior and Local Government said yesterday that it will vigorously pursue localized peace engagements, rather than support any move to resume the failed peace talks with the Communist Party of the Philippines-New

Labor group seeks P100 wage increase

A labor group filed yesterday a P100 emergency wage relief across-the-board increase petition with the National Wages and Productivity Commission (NWPC) office in Manila. In their petition, Defend Jobs Philippines said it is time for another salary adjustment for workers

What did WHO find in Wuhan?

Was that good news? The latest we heard was that the “Perseverance”, the space ship sent off to the planet Mars, has successfully landed. Alas, we who now rely only on TV (or the DAILY STAR) for news, have no