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Anomalies committed by the barangay officials include splitting of amounts, falsification of the list, getting a cut or 'tara' from beneficiaries, among others
Nearing the last week of May, the DSWD says it is still waiting for a directive from the Office of the President on the distribution of emergency cash subsidies for the second tranche
The government will no longer entrust the cash aid's second installment to local governments, following reports of anomalies in the distribution
Barangay officials are accused of falsifying the list of beneficiaries and getting a cut or 'tara' from the emergency subsidy program
Beneficiaries of the government’s coronavirus cash aid program can choose to receive their subsidies through mobile banking apps like GCash and PayMaya
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development warns that 'longer-term economic, political, and social effects' could deepen the painful downturn
Almost 600 local governments have yet to complete cash aid distributions for the month of April
The Department of Social Welfare and Development lauds the local government units' efficient implementation of the emergency subsidy program in the Caraga region
Poor families who appealed after being initially excluded from the government's list of cash aid beneficiaries are now part of the additional 5 million who will receive aid
Under the government's emergency subsidy program, 18 million poor families are supposed to get cash subsidies of P5,000 to P8,000 for April and May
'The euro area is facing an economic contraction of a magnitude and speed that are unprecedented in peacetime,' says European Central Bank chief Christine Lagarde
DILG chief Eduardo Año says they understand that it is difficult to distribute cash aid while observing physical distancing in areas that are densely populated, like in Metro Manila
The DSWD says it is in constant coordination with local governments in speeding up the distribution of emergency subsidies
Former DSWD secretary Dinky Soliman says collaborative, evidence-based, and empowering approaches would greatly impact aiding the poor in the coronavirus lockdown
The DSWD and DICT are working together to develop an app that would facilitate electronic cash transfers for poor families affected by the coronavirus lockdown
Officials who plaster their names and pictures on government-funded relief goods and materials will be obliged by COA to pay back
As of April 22, only around 31% target beneficiaries have received emergency subsidies from the DSWD
The computation used here does not consider that the P200-billion emergency subsidy covers two months and is given only to the target 18 million low-income families
Interior and Local Government Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya says this is needed for 'transparency purposes' and to protect barangay officials
Adopting a similar ordinance from the City of Manila, Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto says people who harass suspected or confirmed coronavirus patients, health workers, and other frontliners will be punished
The DSWD amends its guidelines to speed up the distribution of emergency subsidies to families in need during the coronavirus crisis
In its 'appeal to the nation,' the DSWD also seeks the public's understanding on how it prioritized the recipients of its emergency subsidy program, saying these people need help to 'survive this crisis'
There’s not enough time or data on hand to identify who are actually needy, so all the city’s residents not on the DSWD emergency subsidy list will receive P8,000, says the Pasig mayor
'Abonohan mo muna, makakasingil ka naman sa gobyerno,' says Senate President Vicente Sotto III, who also wants a probe into the national ID system often blamed for the slow disbursement of cash aid to low-income families
They still have not done the proper paperwork, Malacañang says in its latest report to Congress on the government's coronavirus response
Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto vows to give cash assistance to families who were cut from the Department of Social Welfare and Development's list of beneficiaries
Many emerging economies were already in dire straits before anybody had heard of COVID-19. Their situation is now worse.
If we were to seriously learn lessons from other countries' experiences, then President Duterte needs to shift his mindset
The National Emergency Library seeks to fulfill the 'unprecedented global and immediate need for access to reading and research materials' during the coronavirus pandemic
Watch Maria Ressa's interview with Risa Hontiveros at 7:45 PM
The proposed bill gives President Duterte the power to say when his special powers will end
While 22 business groups are in favor of a proposed law to address the coronavirus pandemic, they say broad and overreaching provisions may cause delay
And here are a few reminders for companies that have been donating
(UPDATED) Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea says the power to take over private business would only be used 'when our most critical institutions are nearing total shutdown and government is left with no choice'
Who is in command? Who is thinking long term? If granted emergency powers, will this President even reasonably use them given his poor track record?
US President Donald Trump says he will 'most likely' get a test for the virus 'fairly soon'
Currently, only passengers from international airports are scanned for high fever
(UPDATED) The declaration comes as the health officials count 10 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, including the first case of local transmission in the Philippines
President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to soon issue an Executive Order formally declaring a state of public health emergency due to the novel coronavirus
(3rd UPDATE) The Department of Health has raised the COVID-19 alert system to Code Red-Sublevel 1 as a 'a signal to all concerned agencies, local governments, health care providers to be ready to for planned response measures'
The Department of the Interior and Local Government says that of the 18.48 million calls to the 911 hotline in 2019, only 37,440 were legitimate calls
The coronavirus outbreak is not only messing up everyone’s business and personal travel plans, but is also hitting economies hard and reshaping the global supply chain that the world has grown accustomed to
British charity Christian Aid says if the countries do not reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, people around the world 'will continue to pay the price'
Although scientists have warned for decades about the risk to humanity and Earth posed by unfettered burning of fossil fuels, in 2019 their message seems to have finally hit home
Attacks on metro stations forced the closure of the entire subway system, which is the key form of public transport in the congested and polluted capital
It is the first time in 52 years that these emergency powers have been invoked and the only time since the city was returned to China by Britain in 1997
Most of the money is to come from the Emergency Solidarity Fund, usually used to respond to natural disasters such as floods and earthquakes
'It is time for the world to take notice,' says World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, accepting the advice of his advisory board to invoke the emergency provision
Air Canada flight AC33 from Vancouver to Sydney hit trouble around two hours beyond Hawaii and diverted back to the US island chain's capital Honolulu, says a company statement
US NGO The Climate Mobilization says Paris joins some 650 local authorities – including New York City, Britain, and Ireland