PhilHealth probe to proceed sans execs

August 09, 2020
THE investigation by a task force which was created upon orders of President Rodrigo Duterte to investigate accusations of massive corruption inside the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) will proceed 'with or without' the officials involved in the controversy.

DFA bares exemptions to visa issuance suspension

THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) yesterday informed the public that foreign spouses, minor children including with special needs regardless of age, and foreign parents of minor Filipino nationals, including of children with special needs regardless of age, are exempted from the temporary suspension of visa issuance to all foreign nationals.

11-month-old baby COVID-19-positive

August 09, 2020
A TOTAL of 36 Bicolanos, including a one-year-old toddler, were tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19), bringing to 655 the total number of confirmed cases in the region as of Saturday the Department of Health-Center for Health Development (DOH-CHD) in Bicol said.

Quarantine exemption abuses investigated

JOINT Task Force COVID Shield commander, Lieutenant General Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar yesterday said he has ordered a much strict enforcement of health protocols specifically wearing of face masks and social distancing in the country following reports of abuses of the quarantine exemption being given to the public by the government.