Gov’t gives incentives to manufacturers of Covid-related products

MANILA – The Board of Investments (BOI) has opened the accreditation for companies manufacturing products that are related to the government’s effort to fight the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. On its Facebook page, BOI said it started to accept accreditation on April 15. Under the Joint Memorandum Circular (JMC) No. 2020-02 of the Department of Finance (DOF)…

Pasig adopts Manila’s anti-discrimination ordinance

MANILA – Pasig City has adopted Manila City's ordinance which punishes any act of discrimination against patients screened for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), healthcare workers, volunteers, and other front-liners amid the virus outbreak. On Saturday, Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto posted a copy of the ordinance in his Twitter account, saying the Pasig local government has…