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RITM, the missing piece in the Philippines’ mass testing capacity vs. COVID-19

The decrease in the RITM budget is also coupled with the decline in the allotment of other related health concerns, such as the Epidemiology and Surveillance Department, with a 40-percent drop from P247 million in 2019 to P101 million this year. Since 2015, no additional isolation rooms have been built. Related story: What is RITM?…

Delayed reporting, inaccurate data on COVID-19 worry advocates

While the Department of Health said that the error is just one percent, there should be due diligence on the part of the DOH down to those who release the data because this will “trigger policy changes that will affect millions of people.” By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – Having correct and accurate…

Meralco burdens consumers already economically bruised by COVID-19 crises

“In the first place, it is unfair to charge consumers pass-on amounts for Meralco’s obligation to its suppliers. Secondly, averaging as a basis for billing is unreasonable and grossly and stressfully untransparent. Thirdly, Meralco cannot cite higher power generation cost because there have been no spikes in the global price of oil.”

Rights groups say Sinas ‘far from being a good, honest cop’

“With the trail of killings, illegal arrest and detention, and other criminal acts committed in the course of the implementation of the local synchronized enhanced management of police operations (SEMPO) in Negros, which were committed under his purview, he is in no way ‘good and honest.’ ”

Know your rights | Charges against ECQ violators have no basis

“It is a rule in criminal law that before a person is detained it must be clear to the law that such an act is prohibited and imprisonment is imposed.” By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – Persons without quarantine passes, those with no face masks and netizens posting threats against the President were…