Isko, Honey open new, modern Manila City Hall

THE new Manila City Hall underpass sporting a clean, modern look was opened to the public yesterday by Mayor Isko Moreno and Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna, with stern warning against those who will vandalize any portion of the said underpass, where a portion was dedicated in honor of the frontliners in this time of the pandemic.

House member worries COVID-19 driving many Pinoys crazy 

“This prolonged pandemic is adversely affecting the mental health of tens of thousands if not millions among us. Worries of being sick with COVID, no work, no food or less food to eat, being unable to go outdoors, pressure to earn for the family, sickness in the family, depressing news of friends infected with and dying of covid, unable to continue school, inability to get physical comfort from friends and relatives — all these result in deteriorating mental health of our people,” he said.

Junk PhilHealth ‘case rates’ — lawmaker

“For instance, they have four case rates for new coronavirus disease or COVID-related ailments. For mild pneumonia, the package costs almost P44,000. A health facility can declare its treatment for colds, cough and fever as covid-connected mild pneumonia and get paid for P44,000 even if the actual cost is only P15,000 or P20,000,” he said.

Scrap oral arguments in terror law suits — Calida

August 24, 2020
“Clearly, the conduct of oral arguments before this Honorable Court is not a mandatory, much less an indispensable, requisite for the determination of a case.Moreover, it is not unprecedented that this Honorable Court has cancelled oral arguments for practical and fitting reasons, “ the motion read in part.