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Ex-Justice Carpio says PH ‘totally defenseless’ on Pag-asa Island – ABS-CBN News

Retired Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio underscored the need to put up adequate defense on Pag-Asa Island to defend Philippine territorial waters.

  1. Ex-Justice Carpio says PH ‘totally defenseless’ on Pag-asa Island
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RDC-7 endorses COVID recovery program aligned with Balik Probinsya – INQUIRER.net

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Regional Development Council in Central Visayas has approved and endorsed the region’s recovery plan from the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent

  1. RDC-7 endorses COVID recovery program aligned with Balik Probinsya  INQUIRER.net
  2. ‘Balik Probinsya’ suspended as gov’t focuses on stranded individuals  ABS-CBN News
  3. Bong Go’s Balik Probinsya trips suspended  Rappler
  4. ‘Balik Probinsya’ suspended to prioritize stranded Filipinos in Metro Manila  INQUIRER.net
  5. ‘Balik Probinsya’ suspended as gov’t focuses on stranded individuals  ABS-CBN News
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Department of Health updates on coronavirus in the Philippines | Wednesday, June 10

The Department of Health gives the latest updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in the Philippines on Wednesday, June 10

  1. Department of Health updates on coronavirus in the Philippines | Wednesday, June 10  Rappler
  2. DOH testing finally ramping up at above 10,000, but still nowhere near target of 30,000 a day  ABS-CBN News
  3. Barber shops and hairdressers reopen for haircuts only  INQUIRER.net
  4. PH virus cases rise to 22,474 – The Manila Times  The Manila Times
  5. PH coronavirus cases rise to 22,992, deaths now at 1,017  Rappler
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StaySafe developer says Rio accusations ‘unfair’ – Rappler

But Multisys CEO David Almirol Jr admits technical and privacy assessments were not yet completed when the government adopted and promoted StaySafe

  1. StaySafe developer says Rio accusations ‘unfair’  Rappler
  2. Gov’t tightens leash on PH contact tracing app after ex-DICT official sounds alarm  ABS-CBN News
  3. Palace: ‘Speculative’ to link acceptance of Rio’s resignation to concerns with StaySafe.PH  INQUIRER.net
  4. Rio suspects Esperon behind his removal from DICT  Rappler
  5. Acceptance of Rio’s resignation had nothing to do with StaySafe.ph app -Palace  GMA News
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Online sellers be warned—the BIR and DTI are watching – ABS-CBN News

These digital entrepreneurs should be tax compliant, says the BIR. Oh, and stop saying “PM is key” says the DTI. BY JACS T. SAMPAYAN

  1. Online sellers be warned—the BIR and DTI are watching
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AHEAD OF INDEPENDENCE DAY: DOJ maintains mass gatherings, including protests, still banned to prevent spread of COVID-19 – GMA News Online

Ahead of Independence Day on Friday, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said mass gatherings, including protests, are banned to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

  1. DOJ maintains mass gatherings, including protests, still banned to prevent spread of COVID-19  GMA News
  2. On eve of Independence Day protests, DOJ says rallies ‘temporarily banned’  Rappler
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2 Chinese kidnapping suspects killed, cop wounded in Angeles shootout – GMA News Online

Two suspected Chinese kidnappers were killed during a firefight with operatives of Philippine National Police – Anti-Kidnapping Group in Angeles City, Pampanga on Thursday morning.

  1. 2 Chinese kidnapping suspects killed, cop wounded in Angeles shootout  GMA News
  2. 2 Chinese kidnap suspects killed in Pampanga shootout; cop hurt  INQUIRER.net
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‘Balik Probinsya’ suspended to prioritize stranded Filipinos in Metro Manila

The government’s “Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa” (BP2) program has been suspended to prioritize the return of stranded individuals in Metro Manila to their…

  1. ‘Balik Probinsya’ suspended to prioritize stranded Filipinos in Metro Manila  INQUIRER.net
  2. ‘Balik Probinsya’ suspended as gov’t focuses on stranded individuals  ABS-CBN News
  3. Bong Go’s Balik Probinsya trips suspended  Rappler
  4. ‘Balik Probinsya’ suspended as gov’t focuses on stranded individuals  ABS-CBN News
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DSWD updates on emergency subsidy program | Thursday, June 11

The Department of Social Welfare and Development gives updates on Thursday, June 11, on the status of the distribution of the government’s cash aid from the …

  1. DSWD updates on emergency subsidy program | Thursday, June 11  Rappler
  2. DSWD begins 2nd tranche of cash aid with 4Ps beneficiaries  Rappler
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Gov’t eyes hiring 50,000 contact tracers in July – ABS-CBN News

The government plans to hire some 50,000 contact tracers next month, Malacañang said Thursday as it moves to boost its COVID-19 pandemic response.

  1. Gov’t eyes hiring 50,000 contact tracers in July  ABS-CBN News
  2. Gov’t targets to hire 50,000 contact tracers starting July  INQUIRER.net
  3. Harry Roque virtual press briefing | Thursday, June 11  Rappler
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70,000 workers permanently lose jobs in five months–DOLE data | Samuel P. Medenilla

NEARLY 70,000 workers were permanently displaced in the first five months of the year amid the novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19) crisis, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said on Wednesday. Citing the latest displacement report from the Bureau of Local Employment (BLE), Labor and Empl…

  1. 70000 workers permanently lose jobs in five months–DOLE data | Samuel P. Medenilla  Business Mirror
  2. 69,022 jobless after virus shut down 2,068 companies – DOLE  INQUIRER.net
  3. DOLE eyes payroll subsidies for employers to keep jobs  ABS-CBN News
  4. Workers on duty on June 12 to get double pay but Labor allows firms to pass for now – The Manila Times  The Manila Times
  5. DOLE activates virus tracking system for returning OFWs  INQUIRER.net
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Duterte-Modi phone call: India assures PH of coronavirus medical supplies – Rappler

Hydroxychloroquine is among the drugs Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi says his country can supply to the Philippines

  1. Duterte-Modi phone call: India assures PH of coronavirus medical supplies  Rappler
  2. Modi assures Duterte: PH to benefit from India’s Covid vaccine, other medicines – The Manila Times  The Manila Times
  3. India assures steady supply of hydroxychloroquine to PH  CNN Philippines
  4. The ANC Brief: Love letter  ABS-CBN News
  5. India’s Modi assures Duterte of continuous supply of pharmaceutical products  INQUIRER.net