Articles in the category Legal (50)

Philippine health authorities suspended on Thursday the use of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine for people below 60 years of age to investigate reports of blood clots coming from overseas. The temporary suspension came after the European Medicines Agency recommended to include blood clots as a rare side effect of the AstraZeneca vaccine, Food and Drug Administration chief Rolando Enrique Domingo said in a statement, adding that there were no reports of such adverse side effects in the country.
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Published on 12/04/2021 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Health, Legal, Politics
Tags: COVID-19, vaccine
Andrix Serrano studies alone inside a Manila slum shack he shares with his street-sweeper grandmother. Like many in his fourth-grade class, he has no internet for his shuttered school’s online lessons. A year after the coronavirus pandemic sent the Philippines into a months-long lockdown, classrooms across the country remain empty and children are still stuck at home.
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Published on 16/03/2021 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Education, Legal, Politics
Tags: children, COVID-19, Duterte, School, students
This Dutch lay missionary and labor rights advocate has made the Philippines his home for 30 years and is pained and shocked at being ordered to leave by the Bureau of Immigration (BI).

The most difficult part of leaving, says Otto Rudolf de Vries, is separation from his close friends, especially the workers and residents of poor communities “who have become very close to my heart.”
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Published on 14/03/2021 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Communities, Legal, Religion
Tags: Church, missionary, Philippines, Rights, visa, Workers
“Another one bites the dust. Hey I’m gonna get you too, another one bites the dust”, says the lyrics of the most iconic of all Queen songs “Another one bites the dust”. This is also what Phantom Troupe, a group of Filipino cybersecurity enthusiasts, has been telling poorly secured government websites and servers since the start of the pandemic last year.
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Published on 13/03/2021 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Legal, Politics, Technology
Tags: Customs, government, Philippines, Pinoy, System
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has suspended the quarrying and crushing plant permits of 11 companies in Rizal. During the hearing of the Senate Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Climate Change on Thursday, DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu enumerated the firms whose Mineral Production Sharing Agreements (MPSA) have been suspended.
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Published on 08/12/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Business, Environment, Legal
Tags: environment, Marikina, mining, river, Rizal
he Department of Justice (DOJ) is rushing the guidelines for the removal of groups and individuals from the government’s so-called terror list although the list itself has not been published, as required by the controversial Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020, which has itself been challenged before the Supreme Court.
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Published on 03/12/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Legal, Politics
Tags: Duterte
International shipping lines balk at paying an extra P5.4 billion as the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) seeks to impose never-before-assessed arrastre rates on empty containers. The Association of International Shipping Lines (AISL) opposed PPA’s imposition of arrastre charges on empty containers at the Manila and the Batangas ports. Should the PPA follow through with the charges, shippers only have two viable options, both disagreeable, in order to recover the additional cost being slapped.
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Published on 23/10/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Business, Legal, News and Events
Dr Jean Lindo was on a ward round when a friend messaged to say her face was on a "wanted" poster plastered outside a local church. The flyer branded her and eight other Filipinos including a bishop and school director - all known for their humanitarian work - as "human rights violators" and "executioners".
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Published on 06/10/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Legal, News and Events, People
Tags: Davao, Duterte, Lumad, Rights
Crime incidence has dropped by 47 percent nationwide during the period of the community quarantine, the Interior secretary said. According to a report by the Philippine National Police (PNP), Interior Secretary Eduardo Año said that the number of crime incidence was cut by almost half from September 2019 to present.
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Published on 22/09/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Communities, Legal, News and Events
Tags: COVID-19