Drilon alarmed by reported administrative order to block select firms from buying COVID-19 vaccines, says it is illegal, unauthorized

‘WHO is playing God here once more? asked Drilon, adding that it is everyone’s moral responsibility to share the vaccine in these difficult times Senate Minority Leader Franklin M. Drilon on Sunday warned the Department of Health (DOH) that barring several companies from procuring vaccines for their employees is patently “illegal and unauthorized” and can […]


ENTIRE industries are being blocked by the Department of Health (DOH) and the National Task Force (NTF) from procuring Covid-19 vaccines, Senator Imee Marcos revealed Saturday. Marcos got hold of a draft administrative order, about to be passed on for President Duterte’s signature, that will prevent the country’s largest manufacturers of tobacco, milk, sugar, soda, […]

Intramuros’ San Agustin Church on lockdown after parish priest dies from Covid-19

THE parish priest of the historic San Agustin Church in Manila’s Intramuros district has died from Covid-19 on Sunday. Augustinian Fr. Arnold Sta. Maria Cañoza succumbed to coronavirus at the age of 45, according to his religious order. According to his congregation, Cañoza had been a professed religious in the Order for 14 years. He […]

Lipa archbishop, some priests infected with Covid-19

ARCHBISHOP Gilbert Garcera of Lipa was infected with Covid-19, making him the tenth Filipino prelate to contract the disease. In a statement issued on March 20, the archbishop said that he and some of his priests tested positive after undergoing swab tests. He did not reveal exactly how many more priests from his archdiocese got […]


PROPOSALS to insert the phrase “unless otherwise provided by law” in the restrictive economic provisions of the Constitution would empower Congress to assess and evaluate prevailing economic factors before determining the wisdom of opening up certain sectors of the economy. House Committee on Constitutional Amendments and AKO BICOL Party-list Rep. Alfredo Garbin Jr. said in […]

‘Ningas-cogon approach brought us back to square one’ — Sen. Nancy

WITH COVID-19 cases projected to reach 8,000 daily by the end of March in Metro Manila alone, Sen. Nancy Binay today expressed alarm that minimum health protocols are no longer being observed nor being implemented in public places, or even by public officials. According to Binay, even national leaders make full display of the ‘ningas-cogon’ […]

Granular lockdowns ng LGUs

IPINAUUBAYA ng Inter-Agency Tastk Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) sa local government units ang pagpapatupad ng granular lockdowns dahil sa paglobo ng bagong COVID-19 cases. Ito ang inihayag ni Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles na nagsabing wala pang dahilan para magdeklara muli ng mahigpit na community quarantine o isailalim na muli ang bansa sa “stricter […]