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Tempo 28 May 2020, Thursday issue
Sotto proposes P548-B ‘economic stimulus strategy’

Senate President Vicente Sotto has proposed an “economic stimulus strategy” worth at least P548 billion to help the Philippines recover from the COVID-19 pandemic’s social and economic impacts. Sotto yesterday disclosed that he has filed Senate Bill No. 1542 proposing a stimulus program to “restore economic growth, maintain employment levels, and expand the productive capacity of the […]

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COVID-19 cases in PH rise to 15,049

By ANALOU DE VERA The Department of Health yesterday announced that 380 more persons have contracted COVID-19, raising the total number of confirmed cases in the country  to 15,049. Based on the latest case bulletin, the DoH also reported 18 additional fatalities among COVID-19 patients, bringing the death toll to 904. The Health department also […]

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PDEA’s Aquino moved to Clark

President Duterte has transferred and nominated Aaron Aquino from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) to head the Clark International Airport Corp. (CIAC), Malacañang confirmed yesterday. Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea confirmed this through text after it was announced that Wilkins Villanueva was named as the new PDEA director-general last Tuesday. “Appointed as Member, Board of […]

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Three-month extension of Bayanihan law pushed

The proposed extension of the Bayanihan law for another three months will be “ideal” to sustain the government efforts in containing the coronavirus outbreak, Malacañang said yesterday. According to presidential spokesman Harry Roque, extending the law that gives President Duterte emergency powers to address the pandemic until September is “necessary” especially since the vaccine has […]

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MSU professor slain in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – A university professor was shot to death Tuesday by motorcycle-riding gunmen while driving his car along the national highway in Barangay Apopong, this city. Col. Aden Lagradante, city police director, said Abdulgafor Taha, 54, an Islamic studies professor at the Mindanao State University (MSU) here, and his wife, Salima, were on […]

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