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 2020-05-09 16:19 

Manila Bulletin

New app converts handwritten notes to digital...

Google Lens, a new app feature developed by the company, could potentially render the act of taking down notes obsolete....

 2020-05-09 16:16 

Manila Bulletin

IATF mulling over Metro Manila mayors' proposal to extend ECQ for 15 more days...

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said on Saturday that the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) is inclined to consider the 15-day extension of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) proposal of the...

 2020-05-09 16:13 

Manila Bulletin

SAP distribution in the City of Manila is now 93 percent completed...

Manila Mayor Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso said Saturday that about 93 percent of the city's qualified Social Amelioration Program (SAP) beneficiaries have already received their cash assistance from the Department of Social Welfare and Dev...

 2020-05-09 16:11 

Manila Bulletin

Total lockdown to be imposed in Baybay Laguna Citcuit on May 13-15...

LAGUNA - The Baybay Laguna Circuit, which is composed of the municipalities of Kalayaan, Paete, Pakil, Pangil, Famy, Siniloan, Mabitac and Santa Maria, has released a Joint Declaration (JD) to conduct a total full lockdown starting May 13 until May 15....

 2020-05-09 16:06 

Manila Bulletin

Butuan City gov't purchases more PPEs, medical equipment...

BUTUAN CITY - The city government of Butuan has procured additional personal protective equipment (PPEs) and ventilators to bolster its capabilities in the fight against the dreaded coronavirus disease (COVID-19)....

 2020-05-09 16:04 

Manila Bulletin

PH to adopt alternative learning options under 'new normal'...

Schools in the country are set to make use of different learning delivery options as the country plans for the so-called "new normal" amid the fight against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic....

 2020-05-09 16:00 

Manila Bulletin

Northern Samar gov't approves scholarship program for aspiring physicians...

TACLOBAN City - The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Northern Samar has approved a new scholarship program for aspiring doctors in the province....

 2020-05-09 15:59 

Manila Bulletin

LGUs nationwide urged to comply with May 10 deadline for SAP distribution...

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) reiterated on Saturday that the May 10 deadline for the distribution of the cash grants under the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) to the most vulnerable sector will no longer be extended....

 2020-05-09 15:57 

Manila Bulletin

Recto: PH needs P1-T to recover from COVID-19 economic impact...

Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto is looking at an allocation of more or less P1 trillion to help the country recover from the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic....

 2020-05-09 15:51 

Manila Bulletin

IATF to recommend to Duterte next quarantine phase on Monday...

With the third extension of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) lapsing in six days, Malacaang said there was still no final decision whether to lift the lockdown in Metro Manila and other areas....

 2020-05-09 15:49 

Manila Bulletin

Senate sets hearing on public transport resumption...

The Senate Committee on Public Services is set to conduct an inquiry on the gradual resumption of public transport under the general community quarantine (GCQ)....

 2020-05-09 15:45 

Manila Bulletin

Army brings 14 stranded UPLB students home...

BONGABON, Nueva Ecija At least 14 stranded students of the University of the Philippines Los Banos (UPLB) in Laguna were finally reunited with their families on Friday, May 8....

 2020-05-09 15:43 

Manila Bulletin

DOH-Eastern Visayas team on COVID-19 testing trains in Cebu...

CEBU CITY A team from the Department of Health-Eastern Visayas (DOH-8) completed a three-day proficiency training at the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center and the DOH-7 laboratory in preparation for the opening of a molecular coronavirus disease 2019 ...

 2020-05-09 15:42 

Manila Bulletin

P2-million worth of marijuana uprooted in Caraga region...

CAMP COL. RAFAEL C. RODRIGUEZ, Butuan City More than P2 million-worth of marijuana was seized in an eradication operation in La Paz town, Agusan del Sur province on Friday, May 8, by the Caraga region police and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)....

 2020-05-09 15:38 

Manila Bulletin

DA issues new safety protocols for farmers, fishermen, and other frontliners in food sector...

The Department of Agriculture (DA) has issued a set of guidelines to ensure the health and safety of farmers, fishers, and other frontliners of the country's food sector during the quarantine period....

 2020-05-09 15:35 

Manila Bulletin

Bong Go urges gov't to instill peace and order in provinces to ensure success of 'Balik Probinsiya' program...

Senator Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go urged government on Saturday (May 9) to instill peace and order in the country to ensure the success of the "Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-Asa" (Return to the Province, New Hope) program (BPBP)....

 2020-05-09 15:34 

Manila Bulletin

ABS-CBN 'deprived of due process', says CHR...

Commission on Human Rights (CHR) Commissioner Karen Gomez-Dumpit said that in issuing a cease and desist order that caused the shutdown of ABS-CBN operations, the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) deprived the media company of due process of th...

 2020-05-09 15:30 

Manila Bulletin

Total lockdown in Mandaluyong's Barangay Mauway eyed next week...

The local government of Mandaluyong City is poised to place Barangay Mauway under a "total lockdown" next week due to the high number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in the area, a local official said....

 2020-05-09 15:29 

Manila Bulletin

LRT-1 prepares for possible resumption of operations...

The private operator of Light Rail Transit-1 (LRT-1) said Friday (May 8) that it is preparing for the possible resumption of operations....

 2020-05-09 15:28 

Manila Bulletin

LPA nears, may bring rains in Vis-Min next week...

A low pressure area (LPA) is moving closer to the country and may bring some rains over some parts of Mindanao as early as Sunday, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)....

 2020-05-09 15:24 

Manila Bulletin

Barangay captain accused of allegedly forcing constituent to hand over half his SAP cash aid...

Barangay captain accused of allegedly forcing constituent to hand over half his SAP cash aid...

 2020-05-09 15:22 

Manila Bulletin

DSWD reports aid given to 14.8 M SAP beneficiaries...

Over 14.8 million beneficiaries or 82.5 percent of the 18 million low-income families targeted to receive the emergency subsidy under the government's Social Amelioration Program (SAP) have received their cash assistance, the Department of Social Welf...

 2020-05-09 15:16 

Manila Bulletin

Cavite gets license to operate COVID-19 testing center...

IMUS CITY, Cavite The Cavite provincial government and the De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute (DLSM-HSI) has officially been granted the license to operate a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) testing laboratory, Governor Juanito Victor Re...

 2020-05-09 15:11 

Manila Bulletin

POGO group commits to settle tax liabilities...

In an apparent response to criticisms over the resumption of operations of Philippine online gaming operators (POGOs), the Association of Service Providers of Pagcor (ASPAP) on Saturday reiterated its commitment to settle their appropriate tax liabilities...

 2020-05-09 15:10 

Manila Bulletin

Filipinos in South Korean send relief goods to Ifugao, Isabela...

South Korean-based Filipinos sent relief goods to fellow Filipinos affected by the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Ifugao....

 2020-05-09 14:26 

Manila Bulletin

DOH: COVID-19 death toll reaches 704...

The Department of Health (DOH) said another eight people died of COVID-19, raising the number of deaths nationwide to 704 as of 4 p.m. on Saturday (May 9)....

 2020-05-09 14:22 

Manila Bulletin

CRMC up for accreditation as COVID-19 lab testing facility...

COTABATO CITY - The Cotabato Regional Medical Center (CRMC) is now on the third of a five-stage process required for accreditation by the Department of Health (DOH) to become a laboratory testing facility for coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, according to an ...

 2020-05-09 14:18 

Manila Bulletin

UP pays tribute to alumni who fell fighting COVID-19...

The University of the Philippines (UP) paid tribute to their alumni who died serving as frontliners in the battle against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic....

 2020-05-09 14:12 

Manila Bulletin

Heat index values reach 'dangerous' to 'extremely dangerous' levels in various parts of PH...

Sizzling temperatures continued to grapple parts of the country with heat index values reaching dangerous to extremely dangerous levels in seven Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) monitoring stations on ...

 2020-05-09 14:07 

Manila Bulletin

DFA: More Filipinos abroad recover from COVID-19 as confirmed cases reach 2,178...

While the number of overseas Filipino patients who recovered from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) reached 640 Saturday, the number of confirmed cases continue to grow with 38 new recorded cases, bringing the total COVID-19 cases among Filipinos abroad to 2...

 2020-05-09 14:03 

Manila Bulletin

LTFRB: No increase in PUV fares despite 50 percent decrease in allowed passengers due to social distancing...

Despite a 50 percent reduction in allowable passengers for each trip, there will be no increase in public utility buses and jeepney fares....

 2020-05-09 13:58 

Manila Bulletin

Metro Manila Council to present ECQ, GCQ, MCQ scenarios to IATF...

The Metro Manila Council (MMC) will present three scenarios to the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) for their decision on what to impose in Metro Manila after May 15, when the latest community quarantine ex...

 2020-05-09 13:53 

Manila Bulletin

Sen. Gatchalian to DOE: Extend LPG price freeze until June 30...

Senator Sherwin Gatchalian, chairman of the Senate energy committee today urged the Department of Energy (DOE) to further extend until June 30 the price freeze on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and kerosene products until the state of national emergency ca...

 2020-05-09 13:47 

Manila Bulletin

LTO warns public about online fixers, says all applications are suspended and all expired licenses are still valid...

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) warned the public against paying "online fixers" offering services for application or renewal of driver's license amid lockdown....

 2020-05-09 13:46 

Manila Bulletin

Gordon to vote for ABS-CBN franchise renewal despite anger at network's high rates for political ads...

Senator Richard J. Gordon said today (May 9) he would vote for the grant of an extended franchise to the ABS-CBN network after airing his sentiments against the high advertising rates it charged senators and congressmen during election campaigns....

 2020-05-09 13:39 

Manila Bulletin

Gatchalian exhorts parents to teach children at home, play bigger role in their education...

Senator Sherwin Gatchalian said parents will play a huge role in ensuring that the quality of their children's education will not be compromised as the country adapts to the COVID-19 situation....

 2020-05-09 13:32 

Manila Bulletin

194 cops, soldiers deployed in Mandaluyong barangay to implement total lockdown order...

The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) has sent almost 200 law enforcers to Mandaluyong City to implement the total lockdown in Barangay Addition Hills due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases there....

 2020-05-09 13:25 

Manila Bulletin

SAP beneficiary used SAP cash aid to finance drug trade in Butuan City...

A 36-year old man who is on the top 10 list of alleged drug pushers in Caraga region allegedly invested the cash assistance he received from the national government in his illegal drugs activities, police said....

 2020-05-09 13:25 

Manila Bulletin

PPA employees encourage to seek transfer to home provinces under 'Balik-Probinsiya' drive...

It's time for Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) employees in Metro Manila to seek transfer to any port management office in their respective provinces now that the government's "Balik-Probinsiya" program grants them to do so, the agency'...

 2020-05-09 13:19 

Manila Bulletin

Navotas LGU launches online consultation and telemedicine program, delivers medicines to residents...

The local government of Navotas City has launched an online consultation and telemedicine program for residents seeking medical help so they no longer have to go outside their houses....

 2020-05-09 13:19 

Manila Bulletin

DWSD: Over P8.68-B in SAP funds distributed to 1.08-M families in NCR to date...

Over one million low-income families in the National Capital Region (NCR) have received their Social Amelioration Program (SAP) emergency subsidies, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said on Saturday (May 9)....

 2020-05-09 13:19 

Manila Bulletin

DSWD: Over P8.68-B in SAP funds distributed to 1.08-M families in NCR to date...

Over one million low-income families in the National Capital Region (NCR) have received their Social Amelioration Program (SAP) emergency subsidies, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said on Saturday (May 9)....

 2020-05-09 13:08 

Manila Bulletin

Pimentel mulls cyberlibel charges against detractors over COVID-19 issue...

Senator Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III said on Saturday (May 9) that he is mulling filing cyberlibel charges against those who have maligned him, his family, and employees online when he tested positive for COVID-19....

 2020-05-09 13:03 

Manila Bulletin

CAAP issues NAIA flight regulations...

Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) Operations Center has released Notice to Airman (NOTAM) that starting on Monday May 11, 2020 inbound international charter and commercial flights landing at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) w...

 2020-05-09 13:00 

Manila Bulletin

Group expresses alarm on 'rising crimes' against children during ECQ...

A group promoting children's rights and welfare airs concern on the safety and protection of children during the implementation of the extended enhanced community quarantine (ECQ)....

 2020-05-09 12:59 

Manila Bulletin

DA to institute two fish marketing programs that sell direct to consumers...

Consumers in Metro Manila and other urban areas will have better access to quality and affordable fish and fishery products through the Department of Agriculture's "isDA On-the-Go" and "Seafood Kadiwa," which are complementary initiati...

 2020-05-09 12:56 

Manila Bulletin

Manila City gov't reports conducting over 10-K COVID-19 tests...

More than 10,000 coronavirus disease tests have already been conducted by the local government of Manila on its residents under its mass testing program....

 2020-05-09 12:52 

Manila Bulletin

OPS, PCOO distance from anti-ABS-CBN post on gov't's social media pages...

Malacaang's communication arms have distanced themselves from a government task force's Facebook posts claiming that ABS-CBN's franchise was disapproved due to legal issues....

 2020-05-09 11:40 

Manila Bulletin

Ao commends compliant LGUs on completed SAP first tranche delivery...

Some 1,204 local government units (LGU) have completed that first tranche in the cash aid distribution under the social amelioration program (SAP) a day before the May 10 deadline, the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) said on Saturday....

 2020-05-09 11:31 

Manila Bulletin

Paranaque LGU thanks residents who showed honesty after returning SAP cash aid...

Paranaque Mayor Edwin Olivarez lauded pensioners and Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) beneficiaries who showed their honesty and sincerity by returning the cash aid under the Social Amelioration Program (SAP)....

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