748 students, DepEd staff virus positive

August 24, 2020
DepEd Undersecretary for Administration Alain Pascua, in an aide memoire dated August 19, reported that as of 6:00 pm of August 18, “a total of 748 DepEd personnel and learners (including in the Central Office) have been confirmed to be COVID-19 positive.”

Lotto ops resume

August 19, 2020
THE Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) resumed gaming operations after the National Capital Region (NCR) reverted to general community quarantine (GCQ)on Wednesday.

Private schools covered by new opening date

August 15, 2020
“Usually, these private schools are attached colleges and locally-established universities and the CHED (Commission on Higher Education) already said that they are not affected by the law on school openings because they are in higher education although they have basic education units,” Briones said in a statement.

School opening moved to October

August 14, 2020
“This morning, we received a memorandum from the Office of the President that the President has already made the decision in respect to the recommendation that I have submitted to him on August 6, in response to the implications of imposition of Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) in Metro Manila and in the provinces of Cavite, Bulacan, Laguna and Rizal,” Briones said.

Meralco cuts rates

August 10, 2020
According to Meralco, with five straight months of generation rate reduction, and a total rate decrease of more than one peso per kWh since the start of the year, this month’s overall rate is significantly lower than that of August 2019, which was P9.5674 per kWh. This month’s overall rate is also the lowest in nearly three years, since September 2017. 

PCSO suspends lotto resumption

August 03, 2020
“In view of the pronouncement by President   Rodrigo Roa Duterte to revert NCR, Bulacan, Cavite, Rizal and Laguna to Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) from August 4 midnight to August 18, 2020,  Instant Sweepstakes tickets, Keno,  including the scheduled resumption of lotto operations in these areas shall be SUSPENDED until further notice,” PCSO said in an official  statement.

Lotto operations suspended anew

August 03, 2020
AFTER the Metro Manila and high-risk areas went back to a modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) for 15 days effective Tuesday, August 4, 2020 amid the COVID-19 threat, the scheduled resumption of lotto operations in these areas are suspended until further notice.

Non-renewal of teachers’ appointment denounced

July 26, 2020
In a complaint sent to the DepEd on July 23, the group stressed that the dismissal of provisional teachers  and threats of displacement are “inhumane” and go against the requirement for additional teachers in the implementation of the agency’s basic educationand learning continuity plan amid the pandemic and worsening economic conditions.