Special session of Congress for COVID-19

3 things that stuck out on the sidelines of Congress’ session on special powers...

Events that occurred because of and during the deliberations of the proposed measure to grant President Rodrigo Duterte additional powers in response to the...
Pasig mobile market

Pasig City’s ‘Mobile Palengke’ initiative lifted from social media idea

Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto will deploy five small mobile markets that are eyed to reduce the number of customers in its main wet markets...
The Medical City

Private hospitals in the metro can no longer admit COVID-19 patients

Three private hospitals admitted that they can no longer accommodate COVID-19 positive patients in its facilities and cited that they already exceeded capacity in...
Ping Lacson

DOH didn’t conduct Lacson’s COVID-19 test, but…

Sen. Panfilo "Ping" Lacson denied reports of being tested by the health department for COVID-19 infection after online users included his name in the list...

Philippine economy could contract in 2020 due to coronavirus outbreak

MANILA—Philippines said that its economy could contract for the first time in more than two decades this year due to the fallout from the coronavirus...
Alan Cayetano in plenary

Online posts on PPE shortage are real but some are fake, warns Cayetano

House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano last night warned that some social media posts about the shortage of personal protective equipment in hospitals are not...

The secret of TikTok’s success? Humans are wired to love imitating dance moves

TikTok Since its launch in 2016, the online video sharing platform TikTok has grown at an astonishing rate. The app has been downloaded more than...
Philippines testing kits

With COVID-19 cases rising in the Philippines, concerned groups are calling for ‘mass testing’...

Several concerned members of the social sector and some officials are calling on the Department of Health to conduct a large-scale testing of suspected...
Doctors in duty

‘Unsung heroes’: Tribute pour in for doctors who passed away while battling COVID-19

Filipinos mourned and honored three doctors who succumbed to the novel coronavirus over weekend while being in the frontlines of the battle against the pandemic. The...
health covid-19

‘Thank you coronavirus’: Here’s why DOTr’s post on COVID-19 was frowned upon online

The Department of Transportation issued an apology on Monday after sharing a poem and video on the supposed silver-lining of the coronavirus pandemic. The post drew...

Duterte seeks powers over firms, supplies, funds to avert crisis

MANILA— The Philippine Congress held a special session over the internet on Monday to debate a push by the country's strongman leader to adopt sweeping emergency powers, in a...
PPE suits in Quezon City

‘We will have nothing’: Lung Center of the Philippines pleas for PPE suits and...

The Lung Center of the Philippines is appealing for an immediate donation of personal protective equipment suits and isolation gowns for its health workers...
Scientist in a lab

Officials issuing apologies for availing of COVID-19 testing kits

While several politicians availed of the opportunity to get tested for novel coronavirus despite being asymptomatic, a few of them apologized for having done...

Harvey Weinstein tests positive for coronavirus in prison – union official

Former movie producer Harvey Weinstein, who is serving a prison sentence for sexual assault and rape, has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the...

Duterte’s public address on LGUs is not just for Vico Sotto. Here’s why.

The Philippine government stressed that President Rodrigo Duterte’s latest nation address on COVID-19, reiterating the quarantine rules, is directed to all local government units...