October 22, 2021, 7:12 am
BSP backs bill to streamline coop banks' regulatory reqs | The MiNT

BSP backs bill to streamline coop banks’ regulatory reqs

The bill, according to the BSP, provides incentives and privileges to encourage the development and organization of cooperative banks...
Is Ivermectin a wonder drug after all? | The MiNT

Is Ivermectin a wonder drug after all?

The delay in the international clinical trial on Ivermectin prompted DOST to develop its own formulation even as the country was listed as...
Subsidy for PUV drivers instead of fare hike—DOTr | The MiNT

Subsidy for PUV drivers instead of fare hike—DOTr

In balancing both the needs of the drivers and commuters capacity in this time of pandemic, the DOTr will assist both drivers and passengers.
Voters may register 'til 7 p.m. in select areas | The MiNT

Voters may register ’til 7 p.m. in select areas

Comelec field offices not covered in the list will follow the registration days and hours of Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tighter monitoring on loose firearms set as polls get near | The MiNT

Tighter monitoring on loose firearms set as polls get near

Early election security preparations include robust operations against loose firearms and private armed organizations.
A bulk of candidates for May polls are nuisance—Comelec | The MiNT

A bulk of candidates for May polls are nuisance—Comelec

The Comelec is screening the list of COC filers, with the final list of candidates expected to be out by December of this year (2021).
‘No vaccine, no pay' scheme is illegal—Drilon | The MiNT

‘No vaccine, no pay’ scheme is illegal—Drilon

“Vaccine cards shall not be considered as an additional mandatory requirement for educational, employment, and other similar Government....”
No number coding yet in NCR, only in Makati City | The MiNT

No number coding yet in NCR, only in Makati City

The...suspension is to deal with changes in commuter travel, as the NCR's public transport operation is still at 50% capacity constraint.
Globe issues response to MNP article by STAR columnist | The MiNT

Globe issues response to MNP article by STAR columnist

The delays experienced are also not unique to the Philippines. Other countries with this service also went through initial issues...
Farmers hope for a Govt that will curb agri-imports | The MiNT

Farmers hope for a Govt that will curb agri-imports

In 2020, the country's food import dependency ratio was 24.9%, up from 21.56% in 2015, when the Duterte administration took office.
Solon rebukes Smart-PLDT’s “executive decision” | The MiNT

Solon rebukes Smart-PLDT’s ‘executive decision’

"We would like to remind local companies to choose Filipino first, like when we remind our kababayans to choose Filipino products first...”
Food supplement, herbal medicine lessen Covid symptoms | The MiNT

Food supplement, herbal medicine lessen Covid symptoms

Tawa-tawa promotes cell production, and prevents platelet destruction. The improvement in the cell bleeding and clotting times provide...
NIA execs had a hard time explaining irrigation project | The MiNT

NIA execs had a hard time explaining irrigation project

The NIA presentation did not help, but it did create more confusion, as Senator Villar said, "don't give report that is not understandable."
Senate to reveal 'whodunit' on Govt-Pharmally deals | The MiNT

Senate to reveal ‘whodunit’ on Govt-Pharmally deals

"it is very important for the people to know" why these things happened. Why did the Secretary of Health "transfer the money..."
Experts don't see need to increase business activities yet | The MiNT

Experts don’t see need to increase business activities yet

Amid the coronavirus epidemic, health experts warn against loosening quarantine requirements and expanding capacities of businesses in the National Capital Region...
PhilSA to use satellites to boost connectivity in remote areas | The MiNT

PhilSA to use satellites to boost connectivity in remote areas

Using the telecoms space segment will help to bridge the digital divide...provide urgent communications during disasters and emergencies...
Globe’s internet speed zooms more than 50% in one year | The MiNT

Globe’s internet speed zooms more than 50% in one year

Globe attributes the continuous improvements in mobile network speeds to steady investments in network upgrades & infrastructure development.
On Robredo's lineup: 'What's important is commitment' | The MiNT

On Robredo’s lineup: ‘What’s important is commitment’

Despite their differences the senators on her slate have pledged to work together to create a blueprint to help the country.
'File a petition to declare a candidate a nuisance' | The MiNT

‘File a petition to declare a candidate a nuisance’

"File...a petition against...a nuisance candidate under Section 69 of the Election Code. If the petition succeeds, there is no candidate..."
DSWD is being investigated for a shady ₱50 billion agreement | The MiNT

DSWD is being investigated for a shady ₱50 billion agreement

"Is Starpay the Pharmally of the DSWD...?” Senator Pangilinan asked at one point during the budget hearing. Pacquiao said “...it’s bigger...”

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