‘May suweldo sila’: Cynthia Villar Questions Giving Cash Aid to Middle-Class Families during COVID-19 Crisis

Senator Cynthia Villar questioned the executive branch’s decision on Tuesday on the extent cash aid to 18 million families, Villar said the government should not provide financial assistance to the middle class because people classified as such are still salaried workers during the coronavirus pandemic. Villar said during the Senate Committee of the Whole hearing … Read more

Año Disagreed with Duque’s Suspect 2nd wave of COVID-19 Infection

Año has also disagreed with the pronouncements of Health Secretary Francisco Duque III saying the Philippines is currently experiencing the second wave of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections. Interior Secretary Eduardo Año said in a television interview on Thursday, that the emerging cases of COVID-19 are still part of the first wave of infection. “Para sa … Read more

Jinggoy Estrada told NBI: Feeding Poor Not Against the Law

Former Sen. Jinggoy Estrada told the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) that physical distancing was observed when he held a relief drive in San Juan City earlier this month, Estrada said on Wednesday. Previously, Estrada submitted a written explanation of the incident to the NBI office in Manila due to the alleged violation of the … Read more

Study says Monkeys Developed Antibodies for the New Coronavirus

So far, there are more than a hundred potential vaccines that are being researched. One of these vaccines is Remdesivir has already begun human trials. But, on its first tests, the drug was found ineffective on humans. However, some other vaccines were still under trial and have undergone testings with animals. Based on an article … Read more

ERC Ordered Meralco to Explain High Bills

Amid mounting consumer complaints, the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has ordered Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) to explain how it billed its 6.9 million customers, mostly households, for power used during the lockdown. The distribution giant said it was ready to do so as it had been transparent all along. We have been bombarded with complaints … Read more