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 2020-04-09 04:28 

Manila Bulletin

Pasay Mayor Calixto-Rubiano now under self-quarantine...

Pasay City Mayor Emi Calixto-Rubiano has placed herself under self-quarantine after being exposed to a person who became positive for COVID-19....

 2020-04-09 04:23 

Manila Bulletin

Leyte's No. 6 most wanted arrested in Baguio...

BAGUIO CITY -- Alert operatives of the Baguio City Police Office arrested the No. 6 most wanted person in Leyte during a manhunt operation conducted at Justice Village, Marcos Highway, Baguio City....

 2020-04-09 04:23 

Manila Bulletin

Businesswoman arrested for selling overpriced alcohol...

SAN CARLOS CITY, Pangasinan -- Joint personnel of San Carlos City Police, DTI Pangasinan, and Pangasinan Investigation Branch, Pangasinan PPO arrested a businesswoman in a buy bust operation for selling overpriced Isopropyl alcohol in Brgy. Bolingit. Lt. ...

 2020-04-09 04:20 

Manila Bulletin

Village officials in Quezon violate ECQ...

QUEZON - Two barangay officials were apprehended for violating the Enhanced Community Quarantine (EQC) being implemented in separate towns of the province, police reported on Thursday....

 2020-04-09 04:20 

Manila Bulletin

Aide of former mayor found dead...

STO. DOMINGO, Ilocos Sur -- An aide of former Mayor Lito Tadena of Ilocos Sur was found dead in Brgy Vacunero, Sto Domingo, Ilocos Sur....

 2020-04-09 04:18 

Manila Bulletin

Sotto doubts gov't will reach the point it has to sell assets to fight the pandemic...

Senate President Vicente Sotto III on Thursday expressed doubts the Philippines will reach the point of selling its assets just to address the novel coronavirus or COVID-19 threat....

 2020-04-09 04:17 

Manila Bulletin

Drug peddler arrested in Kalinga...

TABUK CITY, Kalinga A drug suspect tagged as High Value Target was arrested by joint operatives of Kalinga Provincial Police Office on Wednesday....

 2020-04-09 04:14 

Manila Bulletin

Pimentel calls on DOH to issue childbirth protocols during COVID-19 pandemic...

Senator Aquilino Pimentel III on Thursday reminded the Department of Health (DOH) to come up with protocols on "childbirth in the COVID-19 era" just in case they have not done so yet....

 2020-04-09 04:12 

Manila Bulletin

Singapore migrant workers live in fear as virus hits dorms...

Migrant workers in Singapore are living in fear following a surge of coronavirus infections in their dormitories where they say cramped and filthy conditions make social distancing impossible....

 2020-04-09 04:10 

Manila Bulletin

Locked-down Spain celebrates Holy Week with music and humor...

In the week leading to Easter Sunday, hundreds of colorful processions featuring penitents in cone-shaped hoods and centuries-old religious floats traditionally flood the streets of villages and cities across Spain....

 2020-04-09 04:09 

Manila Bulletin

Strays feel the bite as pandemic spreads...

As coronavirus forces billions of people around the world into lockdown, another sizeable population has also been hard hit -- stray animals....

 2020-04-09 04:06 

Manila Bulletin

Las Pinas Mayor Aguilar cites solemn observance of Holy Week during the pandemic...

Las Pinas City Mayor Imelda Aguilar shared some tips in observance of Holy Week in the wake of the pandemic for the city residents to reflect on....

 2020-04-09 04:00 

Manila Bulletin

Scores of detained Rohingya freed in Myanmar as virus fears mount...

Cases against scores of Rohingya Muslims detained after fleeing Myanmar's restive Rakhine state have been dropped, as fears grow of a potential coronavirus outbreak in the country's overcrowded prisons....

 2020-04-09 03:58 

Manila Bulletin

Indian inventor revs up corona car to drive home lockdown message...

A giant coronavirus is stalking the streets of southern India -- propelled by a 100 cc engine and an inventor trying to drive home the message that Indians should stay indoors as the pandemic sweeps across the world....

 2020-04-09 03:57 

Manila Bulletin

DSWD to LGUs: Submit list of subsidy beneficiaries for future evaluation...

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is encouraging the local government units (LGUs) to submit their original list of emergency subsidy beneficiaries "for validation and study", even if it is beyond the indicative number of tar...

 2020-04-09 03:55 

Manila Bulletin

Major Indian cities make mask-wearing compulsory amid virus fears...

Hundreds of millions of people in India, including in its two largest cities, were ordered Wednesday to wear face masks or coverings amid a nationwide lockdown to combat the spread of the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-04-09 03:55 

Manila Bulletin

Malta records first coronavirus death...

Malta recorded its first coronavirus victim Wednesday, after a 92-year old woman with underlying health issues died, the deputy prime minister said....

 2020-04-09 03:55 

Manila Bulletin

Vienna's horse-drawn carriages ride again — for food delivery...

Vienna's horse-drawn carriages, a staple of street life in the Austrian capital and a popular tourist attraction, have been sidelined by the coronavirus pandemic -- so they are now helping deliver food to the elderly....

 2020-04-09 03:53 

Manila Bulletin

Coronavirus: California woman arrested for licking $1,800 worth of groceries...

A California woman has been arrested after licking $1,800 worth of groceries and other items at a supermarket in the northern part of the state, police said Wednesday....

 2020-04-09 03:49 

Philippine Star

Blazers' Lillard wants playoff shot should NBA resume...

If and when the NBA resumes the 2019-20 season shut down in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, Portland star Damian Lillard wants the Trail Blazers to have a chance to play their way into the post-season....

 2020-04-09 03:48 

ABS-CBN

Mga preso lumahok sa online Misa, pabasa: BJMP...

Bahagi pa rin ang mga nakapiit sa bilangguan sa pagdiriwang ng Semana Santa kahit may ipinatupad na enhanced community quarantine bilang pag-iingat laban sa novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19)....

 2020-04-09 03:46 

Manila Bulletin

Is this the end of civilization as we know it?...

"The world will never be the same again," has been the oft-repeated refrain since the coronavirus brought the global economy to a juddering halt....

 2020-04-09 03:46 

Inquirer.net

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PhilHealth asked to restore no cost limit for COVID-19 patients...

MANILA, Philippines — A lawmaker on Thursday called on the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) to restore its no cost limit for treating coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients. Cagayan de Oro 2nd District Rep. Rufus Rodriguez made t...

 2020-04-09 03:44 

Manila Standard

Locked-down Spain celebrates Holy Week with music and humour...

In the week leading to Easter Sunday, hundreds of colourful processions featuring penitents in cone-shaped hoods and centuries-old religious floats traditionally flood the streets of villages and cities across Spain....

 2020-04-09 03:44 

Philippine Star

Intermittent Fasting: Doctor explains science behind fad diet based on Holy Week tradition...

But what exactly is IF? Will it get us all moody and "hangry" (that is, hungry and angry at the same time) the way other fad diets do? And more importantly, is it safe and sustainable?...

 2020-04-09 03:43 

Philippine Star

LeBron James hopes Lakers can eventually rekindle their revival season...

LeBron James says the abrupt shutdown of the NBA season due to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic has left the Los Angeles Lakers feeling like they still have something to prove....

 2020-04-09 03:40 

ABS-CBN

7 tiklo sa Quezon City drug bust...

Arestado noong Miyerkoles ang 7 tao sa buy-bust operation sa Quezon City, kung saan nakumpiska ang P170,000 halaga ng hinihinalang shabu....

 2020-04-09 03:39 

Manila Bulletin

Midwife delivers baby inside a tricyle in Angeles City...

ANGELES CITY, Pampanga A midwife on-duty assisted a parturient in delivering her baby inside a tricycle in this city on Wednesday....

 2020-04-09 03:31 

Manila Bulletin

ECQ extended in Bacolod, Negros Occidental until April 30...

BACOLOD CITY - The Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) here and in Negros Occidental has been extended until April 30, 2020....

 2020-04-09 03:31 

ABS-CBN

4,000 kilo ng isda pinamigay sa isang bayan sa Maguindanao...

Kabilang sa mga isdang pinamigay ay ang tilapia, haluan, at taruk....

 2020-04-09 03:24 

Manila Bulletin

FDA warns public against use of unproven anti-coronavirus vaccines...

CEBU CITY — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned the public against the use of drugs or vaccines with unproven claims as safe and effective treatment for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)....

 2020-04-09 03:20 

Manila Bulletin

Super spreader: A funeral, a birthday party and a trail of death...

Washington (AFP) - Back in late February, when the US thought it had sealed itself off from the coronavirus, a Chicago resident with mild respiratory symptoms went to pay his respects at a funeral as a friend of the family....

 2020-04-09 03:16 

Cebu Daily News

Cebu City teacher prepares 'virtual graduation' for students...

CEBU CITY, Philippines—A Grade 6 adviser of the Don Carlos A. Gothong Elementary School here surprised her students and their families with a "virtual graduation" video that she posted on social media. Miriam Saavedra-Termoso, class adviser ...

 2020-04-09 03:10 

Manila Bulletin

NHCP: World War II Bayanihan lives on 78 years hence...

Seventy-eight years since the deadly attack of Japanese forces in the Philippines during the most destructive World War II, yet the spirit of "Bayanihan" and source of courage lives on in this time of distress, according to the National Historical...

 2020-04-09 03:09 

Manila Bulletin

France to extend virus lockdown, Macron to address nation: presidency...

France is to further extend a lockdown ordered to slow the spread of the coronavirus, with President Emmanuel Macron to again address the nation next week, the French presidency said Wednesday....

 2020-04-09 03:08 

Manila Bulletin

Coronavirus was spreading in NYC in February, came via Europe...

The novel coronavirus began spreading in New York City in February, before widespread testing began, and the strain so far identified in local samples came from Europe, a scientist said Wednesday....

 2020-04-09 03:06 

Manila Bulletin

ECQ partially slowed virus infections — task force adviser...

The enforcement of enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Luzon has partially slowed down the spread of 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country....

 2020-04-09 03:06 

Inquirer.net

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Pensioners, 4Ps beneficiaries covered by govt cash aid, IATF clarifies...

MANILA, Philippines— The Inter-agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases has clarified that pensioners and Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) beneficiaries are eligible to receive the government's emergen...

 2020-04-09 03:02 

Manila Bulletin

PRC S.Leyte launches 'Drumvatory' to promote proper hand-washing...

TACLOBAN CITY - If the people won't go to the sink to wash their hands, then the sink will go to them....

 2020-04-09 02:59 

Manila Bulletin

New York hits new coronavirus peak but curve flattening...

New York recorded a new single-day high for coronavirus deaths on Wednesday but Governor Andrew Cuomo said the epidemic appeared to be stabilizing....

 2020-04-09 02:56 

ABS-CBN

Quezon province isinailalim sa total lockdown...

Isinailalim sa total lockdown ang buong Quezon province simula hatinggabi ng Huwebes bilang hakbang laban sa patuloy na pagkalat ng coronavirus disease....

 2020-04-09 02:53 

Manila Bulletin

UN delivers 90 tons of COVID-19 aid to Venezuela...

A plane carrying 90 tons of UN health, water and sanitation aid arrived in Venezuela on Wednesday to help the cash-strapped country fight the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-04-09 02:52 

Manila Bulletin

US pharmacies authorized to test for coronavirus...

The US authorized pharmacies on Wednesday to carry out tests for the coronavirus, including newly developed antibody tests that detect whether a person who has recovered from illness had COVID-19....

 2020-04-09 02:51 

Manila Bulletin

Solon: Deceased frontliners should have hero burials...

As the nation commemorates the National Heroes Day, AKO Bicol party-list Rep. Alfredo Garbin Jr. is proposing that Filipino medical professionals who succumbed to COVID-19 in the line of duty be buried with state honors at the Libingan ng Mga Bayani....

 2020-04-09 02:48 

Inquirer.net

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Duterte asks recovered COVID-19 patients to donate blood...

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has joined the call for survivors of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to donate blood which may likely be the key to finding a cue for the viral respiratory illness. The President made the call after...

 2020-04-09 02:48 

Manila Bulletin

DOST Central Luzon produces PPE, alcohol for medical frontliners...

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) here is producing personal protective equipment (PPE) and alcohol for distribution to hospitals in Central Luzon that are combating the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVI...

 2020-04-09 02:47 

Manila Bulletin

Lift lockdown gradually to avert COVID-19 'second wave': experts...

Lockdown measures in China must be lifted gradually in order to prevent a "second wave" of COVID-19 infections, scientists warned Thursday as thousands in the outbreak city of Wuhan were finally allowed to travel....

 2020-04-09 02:43 

Manila Bulletin

Self-flagellation, local crucifixion not necessaryCBCP...

Due to the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine, penitents who subject themselves to self-flagellation or crucifixion won't be able to fulfill their yearly "panata" (vow) this Holy Week....

 2020-04-09 02:43 

Inquirer.net

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DICT to provide free Wi-Fi to over 30 COVID-19 facilities...

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) is set to provide free Wi-Fi connection to over 30 COVID-19 monitoring and control centers, including designated quarantine areas and lodging for frontliners, a...

 2020-04-09 02:41 

Philippine Star

NBA star Antetokounmpo donates masks to Greek city...

Greek basketball star Giannis Antetokounmpo and his brothers donated 10,000 surgical masks to the Athens suburb of Zografou on Wednesday to help fight the coronavirus outbreak....

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