POGO tax collection decreases as Chinese workers leave PH due to COVID-19

Recent tax collections from Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) are significantly lower compared to those accumulated before the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) official. The BIR reasoned that Chinese workers have started leaving the country as POGO establishments fold up due to COVID-19. While actual figures are yet to be […]

Duterte slams Western pharmas asking for advance payments for COVID-19 vaccines

President Rodrigo Duterte said that he will prioritize getting vaccines from China or Russia as he slammed pharmaceutical firms from Western countries which are asking for advance payments for yet-to-be-developed COVID-19 vaccines, accusing them that they are all about profit. Without specifying which firms he’s pertaining to, Duterte explained that the procurement law of the […]

DOH, dagdag-bawas pa rin ang paandar sa COVID-19 statistics ng Pilipinas

Walong buwan matapos mai-report ang unang kaso ng COVID-19 sa Pilipinas at kalahating taon na sa ilalim ng community quarantine, ngunit tila hindi pa rin gamay ng Department of Health (DOH) ang pagtatala ng COVID-19 statistics sa bansa. Nito lang Setyembre 12, nakapagtala ang Pilipinas ng pinakamataas na single-day COVID-19 death toll na pumalo sa […]

Robredo: Pondo sa Bayanihan 2, hindi sapat para sa COVID-19 response

Kumpara sa pondo na inilalaan ng ibang bansa para sa COVID-19 response, maliit at hindi raw sapat ang pondo na itinalaga ng Duterte administration sa Bayanihan to Heal As One Act o ang Bayanihan 2, ayon kay Vice President Leni Robredo. Dagdag ni Robredo, ang P165.5-billion na gagastusin para sa mga programa para maaksyunan ang […]

Malaysia bars long-time pass holders from PH due to COVID-19

Malaysia issued an order that prohibits long-term pass holders in the Philippines, India, and Indonesia from entering Malaysia due to coronavirus-related concerns effective Monday (September 7), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced. The latest travel restrictions stemmed from the Malaysian government’s “serious concerns over the recent increase in the number of confirmed, imported COVID-19 […]