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 2020-04-08 03:52 

Manila Standard

Wuhan exodus sparks virus hope despite mounting death toll...

Thousands of relieved citizens streamed out of China's Wuhan on Wednesday after authorities lifted months of lockdown at the coronavirus epicentre, offering some hope to the world despite record deaths in Europe and the United States....

 2020-04-08 03:30 

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Looking for the nearest hospital? COVID-19 information? Let Yani the chatbot help you...

Meet Yani, the newest AI member of the UP COVID-19 Pandemic Response Team....

 2020-04-08 03:15 

Manila Standard

Extended lockdown? Go survival gardening...

Cotabato City -- During this time of community lockdown amid the COVID-19 outbreak, one must learn to do "survival gardening."...

 2020-04-08 03:00 

Manila Standard

Modern-day Tandang Sora emerges in Cagayan Valley amid COVID-19 outbreak...

A modern-day Tandang Sora has emerged in the midst of efforts to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19)....

 2020-04-08 02:31 

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Monster Pacific cyclone Harold batters Fiji...

A deadly Pacific storm slammed into Fiji on Wednesday, tearing off roofs and flooding towns, after leaving a trail of destruction in the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu....

 2020-04-07 10:07 

Manila Standard

COVID-19 Tracker as of April 7, 2020...

COVID-19 Cases tracker as of April 7, 2020...

 2020-04-07 09:45 

Manila Standard

DFA brings home 278 more Pinoy seafarers...

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) welcomed home 278 seafarers aboard five Carnival cruise ships at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 at around 2 p.m. Tuesday....

 2020-04-07 09:40 

Manila Standard

DENR: No letup in fight vs. illegal wildlife trade...

Amid the coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) pandemic, Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu on Tuesday vowed to pursue the government's fight against illegal wildlife trade and uphold the country's ecological integrity....

 2020-04-07 09:35 

Manila Standard

SSS extends deadline of contribution payments to June 1...

The Social Security System (SSS) on Friday announced that it is extending the deadline for the payment of monthly contributions of its members and employers until June 1, 2020...

 2020-04-07 09:30 

Manila Standard

Make facemask-making a livelihood program, ex-solon urges DOLE, TESDA...

A former congressman on Tuesday broached a livelihood program for Filipinos who lost their jobs during the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) to fight the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-04-07 09:00 

Manila Standard

Japan PM Abe declares state of emergency over virus...

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday declared a month-long state of emergency in Tokyo and six other parts of the country over a spike in coronavirus cases....

 2020-04-07 08:55 

Manila Standard

NBI nabs Chinese, Pinoy profiteers of medical supplies...

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) agents on Tuesday arrested five suspects, including a Chinese national, for overpricing of medical supplies during separate operations in Caloocan and Quezon City....

 2020-04-07 08:15 

Manila Standard

DoST starts mass production of 5,000 face shields daily...

The Department of Science and Technology is stepping up its mass production of 5,000 face shields a day for health workers and other frontliners battling the highly-contagious novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19)....

 2020-04-07 07:32 

Manila Standard

Globe turns over 1,000 preloaded mobile phones to the country's frontliners...

Globe continues to support the connectivity needs of those at the forefront of the country's COVID-19 response efforts by turning over 1,000 mobile phones to police, military, and naval forces and select hospitals nationwide....

 2020-04-07 06:38 

Manila Standard

Hundreds of abandoned animals die at Pakistan pet markets...

Abandoned when Pakistan's largest cities went into lockdown, hundreds of caged cats, dogs and rabbits have been found dead inside pet markets hurriedly shuttered as the coronavirus spread....

 2020-04-07 04:29 

Manila Standard

DOST-PCIEERD drums up 6 techs vs COVID-19...

Harnessing the power of technology to combat the spread of COVID-19, the Department of Science and Technology - Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD) unveiled six technologies that are curr...

 2020-04-07 03:43 

Manila Standard

1960s Bond girl Honor Blackman dead at 94...

Honor Blackman, one of most memorable co-stars of the early James Bond films, has died at the age of 94, her family said on Monday....

 2020-04-07 02:45 

Manila Standard

Luzon lockdown extended until April 30...

President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the extension of the Luzon-wide lockdown until 11:59 p.m. of April 30 to arrest the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic....

 2020-04-06 23:53 

Manila Standard

British PM in intensive care as virus toll soars...

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved to intensive care Monday as his condition worsened in a battle with the coronavirus, as the death toll from the pandemic hit grim new highs in Europe and the United States....

 2020-04-06 18:25 

Manila Standard

Confusion mars subsidy delivery...

President Rodrigo Duterte, anxious over the impact of the pandemic over his countrymen, will address the concerns hampering the swift delivery of the emergency subsidy for low-income households, Senate President Vicente Sotto III has disclosed....

 2020-04-06 18:20 

Manila Standard

With cases spike to 3,660, government wavers on lifting lockdown...

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said it was too early to say if the Luzon-wide lockdown should be extended, but emphasized that the country could not afford to relax the government restrictions imposed to slow the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID...

 2020-04-06 18:15 

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Big facilities ready to open as quarantine...

The Rizal Memorial Coliseum, the Philippine International Convention Center and World Trade Center Metro Manila are due to open this week as community quarantine facilities for COVID-19, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said after visiting the sites M...

 2020-04-06 18:10 

Manila Standard

Asian Hospital doctor latest fatality on frontline vs. COVID-19...

Another doctor has died of COVID-19, bringing fatalities among physicians to at least 17, the Philippine Medical Association said Monday....

 2020-04-06 18:05 

Manila Standard

EU turns tide as US in for more deaths...

London---Europe's hardest-hit nations saw some tentative signs of hope in the fight against the coronavirus Monday but the United States braced for its "Pearl Harbor moment" as the country's death toll raced towards 10,000....

 2020-04-06 18:00 

Manila Standard

Lawyer pushes rap against Pimentel...

A lawyer has asked the Justice department to prosecute Senator Aquilino Pimentel III for his alleged violation of quarantine laws when he ignored his self-quarantine for a suspected and later-confirmed coronavirus infection....

 2020-04-06 17:55 

Manila Standard

PH oil firms roll back prices again...

The country's oil firms cut pump prices anew by P0.75 per liter for kerosene, P0.70 per liter for diesel and P0.35 per liter for gasoline to reflect the movement of oil prices in the world market....

 2020-04-06 17:50 

Manila Standard

DTI sets 30-day grace period for home, biz rents...

The Trade department has released a memo granting a 30-day grace period for residential rent and a similar grace period for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises for their commercial rent during the Enhanced Community Quarantine period in Luzon....

 2020-04-06 17:45 

Manila Standard

PAGCOR gives LGUs P150 milliom in aid from POGOs...

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (PAGCOR), together with Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO), poured in P150 million in aid to various local government units in Luzon that direly need assistance due to the economic impact of the coronavir...

 2020-04-06 17:00 

Manila Standard

Monster Pacific storm intensifies...

Port Vila, VanuatuA deadly Pacific cyclone intensified as it hit Vanuatu on Monday, threatening a natural disaster that experts fear will undermine the impoverished nation's battle to remain coronavirus-free....

 2020-04-06 16:55 

Manila Standard

US Navy officer fired over virus plea tests positive...

Washington--The US naval commander whose widely publicized plea for help for his coronavirus-affected crew led to his dismissal has reportedly himself tested positive for the disease....

 2020-04-06 16:50 

Manila Standard

UN chief to governments: Protect women...

New York--UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has urged governments to include the protection of women in their response to the deadly novel coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-04-06 15:40 

Manila Standard

Duterte eyes 15-day lockdown extension, seeks more funds to combat COVID-19...

A "desperate" President Rodrigo Duterte said he is inclined to approve a 15-day extension to the Luzon-wide lockdown in a bid to flatten the curve and prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic as he ordered the Depart...

 2020-04-06 15:10 

Manila Standard

Canned 'weeds' seized in Clark...

Clark Freeport—Some P13.2 million worth of smuggled canned marijuana, passed-off as herbal health formula, were seized by Port of Clark authorities shortly after the hot cargoes arrived at the Clark International Airport....

 2020-04-06 15:00 

Manila Standard

CHR hits 'repressive' action vs. The Dawn's editor-in-chief...

The Commission on Human Rights on Monday hit the supposed "repressive" actions against the editor-in-chief of the University of the East's campus paper "The Dawn."...

 2020-04-06 14:50 

Manila Standard

DAR issues guidelines for farmers' IDS...

The Department of Agrarian Reform has released guidelines on the issuance of identification cards for 352,211 farmer-beneficiaries from 2010 to 2020 under the enhanced community quarantine....

 2020-04-06 14:40 

Manila Standard

6k plus OFWs repatriated—DFA...

A total of 6,656 distressed overseas Filipino workers have been repatriated since the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis started, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs....

 2020-04-06 14:30 

Manila Standard

GSIS sets up online system for elderly pensioners...

Government Service Insurance System old-age and survivorship pensioners who were unable to comply with the personal appearance requirement or Activation of Pensioners Information Revalidation before March 2020 are now allowed to do it online....

 2020-04-06 14:20 

Manila Standard

BI to suspend prov'l operations during Lent...

The Bureau of Immigration said on Monday that it will suspend some of its provincial operations nationwide during the Holy Week to conduct disinfection....

 2020-04-06 14:10 

Manila Standard

Pampanga receives cash grant from PCSO...

City of San Fernando—The regional medical center in Pampanga is among the beneficiaries of the P447 -million grant by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office to government hospitals as augmentation fund specifically for coronavirus cases across th...

 2020-04-06 14:00 

Manila Standard

Villar distributes veggie seeds to LP residents...

To remain productive and be able to afford eating healthy foods like vegetbles, Senator Cynthia Villar has included the distribution of vegetable seeds in her relief efforts to help the government alleviate the lives of people especially those rendered jo...

 2020-04-06 11:40 

Manila Standard

Global coronavirus death toll tops 70,000...

The new coronavirus has killed more than 70,000 people across the globe, the majority in Europe, according to an AFP tally Monday at 1100 GMT....

 2020-04-06 10:42 

Manila Standard

Japan PM proposes state of emergency over virus, $1-trillion stimulus...

Japan's prime minister Monday proposed a state of emergency for several major regions seeing a sharp rise in coronavirus cases, as well as a stimulus package worth $1 trillion to cushion the impact on the world's third-biggest economy....

 2020-04-06 09:03 

Manila Standard

COVID-19 Tracker: Philippines As of April 6, 4:00 PM...

COVID-19 Cases: PHILIPPINES as of April 6, 2020; 4:00 PM (PST)...

 2020-04-06 05:46 

Manila Standard

Monster storm strengthens in Pacific, lashing Vanuatu...

A deadly Pacific cyclone intensified as it hit Vanuatu on Monday, threatening a natural disaster that experts fear will undermine the impoverished Pacific nation's battle to remain coronavirus-free....

 2020-04-06 02:04 

Manila Standard

COVID- 19: World toll as of April 6, 0200 GMT...

Toll of the new coronavirus pandemic, as of April 6, 0200 GMT....

 2020-04-06 01:58 

Manila Standard

Bronx zoo tiger tests positive for coronavirus...

A tiger at New York's Bronx Zoo has tested positive for COVID-19, the institution said Sunday, and is believed to have contracted the virus from a caretaker who was asymptomatic at the time....

 2020-04-05 17:55 

Manila Standard

Lockdown extension eyed...

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III on Sunday said the government still cannot relax the Luzon-wide lockdown to win the battle against COVID-19....

 2020-04-05 17:50 

Manila Standard

Palm Sunday rites go online, defy virus...

The celebration of Palm Sunday on April 5 this year is markedly different from the commemoration since this predominantly Christian nation of 108 million people received the Christian Cross in the 16th century....

 2020-04-05 17:45 

Manila Standard

Trump warns US: Brace for a lot of deaths...

US President Donald Trump has warned Americans to brace for a "very horrendous" number of coronavirus deaths in the coming days as the total number of global fatalities from the pandemic soared past 60,000....

 2020-04-05 17:40 

Manila Standard

COVID death toll rising; new cases up 152...

The country's death toll from the new coronavirus (COVID-19) climbed to 152 on Sunday after the Department of Health reported eight more fatalities....

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