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Supreme Court junks petition questioning Duterte's Bayanihan Law

Jul 01, 2020 - 6:48 PM

The 9-page petition 'fails to show grave abuse of discretion,' says the Supreme Court

JUNKED. Supreme Court junks petition questioning the constitutionality of the Bayanihan Law that gave President Rodrigo Duterte special powers to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo by Rappler

DSWD says cash aid will continue after Bayanihan Act expires

Jun 25, 2020 - 4:40 PM

The emergency subsidy program was created in the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act, which Malacañang says expires on June 25

Social Amelioration Program distribution in Cavite. - Residents of Barangay Pasong Camachile 1 in City of General Trias trooped at Barangay covered on Thursday, May 7, 2020 to received their Social Amelioration Program (SAP) of National Government thru the Department of Social Welfare Development. The locality has 44, 373 beneficiaries in 33 barangay. (Dennis Abrina)

After law's 'expiry,' Malacañang submits Bayanihan Act report to Congress

Jun 08, 2020 - 9:27 PM

The 11th weekly report says the Department of Social Welfare and Development continues to adjust the list of remaining beneficiaries who will receive the first tranche of the government's cash aid

REPORT. Malacanang submits 11th weekly report to Congress. Malacanang photo

Malacañang says Bayanihan Act to expire June 25, but Constitution says no

Jun 06, 2020 - 8:03 PM

'The Constitution takes precedence over ordinary legislation,' says Senator Drilon on Malacañang's assertion

NO ACTION. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte did not certify Bayanihan 2 bill as urgent, which would have extended the validity of programs under Bayanihan Act. Malacanang photo

Cayetano warns gov't officials over 'inexcusable' Bayanihan law problems

Jun 05, 2020 - 8:05 PM

Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano says the House 'will be having an accounting' of the problematic implementation of the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act

SUBSIDY PROGRAM. A mother and her 7-month old son wait for the distribution of the government's emergency subsidy program on May 12, 2020 at Barangay San Jose in Rodriguez, Rizal. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Senate session adjourns without passing Bayanihan 2

Jun 04, 2020 - 10:06 PM

Bayanihan to Heal As One Act – the law giving President Duterte emergency powers to respond to the coronavirus pandemic – will expire on Friday, June 5

ADJOURNED. Senate adjourns sine die on June 4, 2020. Photo by Henzberg Austria/Senate PRIB

Bayanihan Act effective until June 5, new law underway

Jun 03, 2020 - 7:49 AM

One condition featured in Senate Bill No. 1564 or the Bayanihan to Recover as One bill is that there should be mass testing 'conducted immediately' in priority areas

EXTEND POWERS? Malacanang wants Congress to extend the Bayanihan Act for 3 more months. Malacanang photo

Malacañang seeks 90-day extension of Duterte special powers for COVID-19

May 30, 2020 - 1:39 PM

The executive branch wants the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act to be valid until September 2020

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte updates the nation on the government's efforts in addressing the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Malago Clubhouse in Malacañang on May 28, 2020. Malacañang photo

[Project Lifeline] Is it wise to avail of ECQ grace periods for loan payments?

May 21, 2020 - 4:50 PM

While it is wise to be aware of relief measures and their corresponding benefits, it is equally wise to consider their finer points

RSF urges PH to drop complaint vs 2 journalists reporting on coronavirus

Apr 03, 2020 - 6:45 PM

'During the coronavirus crisis, when information is especially crucial, the authorities must let journalists do their work, regardless of the kind of media they report for,' says Daniel Bastard of Reporters Without Borders

BATUIGAS AND VIRATA. A Philippine National Police complaint says Mario Batuigas and Amor Virata spread false information. Screenshots from Facebook.

#ProtectVico trends worldwide after NBI summons Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto

Apr 01, 2020 - 7:22 PM

This is the second time that Filipinos online rallied behind the neophyte mayor using the same hashtag

NBI summons Vico Sotto for 'violating' Bayanihan Law

Apr 01, 2020 - 6:17 PM

'We complied with all directives. Hindi po illegal magbigay ng opinyon. At alam kaya nila na March 24 naging batas ang Bayanihan Act?' says the Pasig mayor

PASIG POLICY. Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto joins in the distribution of 2,000 food packs to health care frontliners. Photo from Pasig Public Information Office


Cash aid for 18 million poor families in limbo as gov't works on database

Mar 31, 2020 - 6:25 PM

Government agencies have to come up with a 'consolidated database' listing beneficiaries first, and it is unclear when this database is targeted to be completed

AID. Barangay personnels will conduct daily disinfection misting starting March 15, 2020, in Brgy. Kapasigan, Pasig City during the community quarantine. Photo by Joser Dumbrigue/Rappler

Rappler Talk: Constitutional law professor Dan Gatmaytan on Duterte's special powers

Mar 30, 2020 - 6:25 PM

On Monday, March 30, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug talks to professor Dan Gatmaytan to discuss the issues surrounding the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act of 2020

Bayanihan Act's sanction vs 'false' info the 'most dangerous'

Mar 29, 2020 - 8:15 AM

'What we need now is full transparency from the government, not a measure to suppress rights and freedom of speech,' says Senator Leila de Lima on the law's punishment for false and alarming information

LOCKDOWN. Police officers at the Cavitex Toll Plaza on March 16, 2020, check on public transportations making sure that they are following the social distancing policy. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler


Gov't agencies ordered to list hospitals, facilities for possible takeover

Mar 28, 2020 - 8:28 PM

DOH, DOT, DOTr, and OCD are tasked to create the inventory and present this to the President

POSSIBLE TAKEOVER. As a last resort, President Rodrigo Duterte can order the takeover of health facilities. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

PNP files complaint vs Cavite town mayor for 'causing coronavirus scare'

Mar 28, 2020 - 3:58 PM

(UPDATED) The Cavite City government has complained to the PNP that Noveleta Mayor Dino Reyes Chua is allegedly behind a Facebook page that posted unverified information on a coronavirus case in the city

CAVITE TOWN MAYOR. Noveleta Mayor Dino Chua Reyes addresses his constituents in a video message on March 27, 2020. Screenshot from Mayor Dino Reyes' video posted on his Facebook page

DOCUMENT: Duterte’s 30 special powers to deal with the coronavirus outbreak

Mar 25, 2020 - 1:58 PM

Read here the full text of Republic Act 11469 or the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act

ASSISTANCE. Employees repack relief goods at the Quezon City Hall on March 22, 2020, that will be distributed to barangays. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Duterte signs law granting himself special powers to address coronavirus outbreak

Mar 25, 2020 - 12:56 AM

The Bayanihan to Heal as One Act grants President Rodrigo Duterte 30 special powers, and excludes the proposed contentious provisions on the takeover of private businesses

SPECIAL POWERS. President Rodrigo Duterte signs into law the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act. Malacañang photo

Duterte's special powers bill punishes fake news by jail time, up to P1-M fine

Mar 24, 2020 - 10:49 PM

(UPDATED) There is no law that punishes fake news. The Bayanihan To Heal as one Act also does not define fake news. 'That would be void,' says ex-SC spokesman Ted Te

SPECIAL POWERS. The proposed Bayanihan to Heal as One Act would give President Rodrigo Duterte the special power to punish people spreading fake news about the coronavirus. RTVM screengrab