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 2020-04-07 09:05 

Manila Bulletin

Baguio City crime volume down by 73 percent...

BAGUIO CITY The Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) reported the city's crime volume for the first two weeks of the implementation of the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine significantly dropped by a whopping 73 percent compared to the number of cr...

 2020-04-07 09:05 

Manila Bulletin

Indian leaders hesitate to end world's biggest lockdown...

India's 21-day lockdown is set to end next week but several state leaders have called for an extension or only a partial lifting of restrictions, saying is the only way to avoid a coronavirus epidemic that will be difficult to tackle....

 2020-04-07 09:00 

Manila Bulletin

Additional Kadiwa rolling stores to be deployed in Manila...

More Kadiwa rolling stores will be deployed in the city of Manila on Wednesday, April 8, morning, the city government announced....

 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 08:57 

Manila Bulletin

Televised interfaith prayer starts this Holy Wednesday...

Church bells will simultaneously peal on Holy Wednesday, April 8, at 3 p.m. to signify the start of a televised interfaith prayer....

 2020-04-07 08:57 

Cebu Daily News

Kinds of quarantine 'tributes'...

CEBU CITY, Philippines—With the implementation of Enhanced Community Quarantine, each household is only allowed one person to go out to buy basic necessities and do important transactions be it in grocery stores, markets, pharmacies or even banks. A...

 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 08:52 

Manila Bulletin

DepEd says thousands of event participants hurdled quarantine...

The Department of Education (DepEd) on Tuesday announced that the participants to its two national events held last March have already completed their preventive quarantine and are so far free from any symptoms related to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19...

 2020-04-07 08:47 

ABS-CBN

COVID-19 bayanihan: Pulis pinakyaw ang tindang walis ng 89 anyos sa Misamis Occidental...

Umani ng papuri ang isang police trainee sa Misamis Occidental matapos nitong tulungang makabenta ang isang senior citizen na nagbebenta ng walis tingting sa Oroquieta City....

 2020-04-07 08:47 

Manila Bulletin

2 cops with COVID-19 recover...

Two policemen who earlier tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered, but the number of cops infected and being monitored for possible infection continues to rise....

 2020-04-07 08:45 

ABS-CBN

Ilang mag-aaral sa Oriental Mindoro idinaan sa spoken word, pag-rap ang papuri sa frontliners...

MAYNILA.- Sa rap, spoken word, poetry, at iba pang uri ng sining idinaan ng ilang mag-aaral sa Oriental Mindoro ang kanilang pasasalamat sa COVID-19 frontliners....

 2020-04-07 08:44 

Manila Bulletin

Sitio San Roque protestors set free, after posting P15,000 bail each...

The 21 residents of Sitio San Roque in Barangay Bagong Pag-asa, Quezon City who were arrested last week after staging a rally to demand food have been released from detention, police said Tuesday, April 7....

 2020-04-07 08:41 

Philippine Star

LeBron James has most fake Instagram followers among celebrity athletes — study...
 2020-04-07 08:40 

Philippine Star

Vivo donates surgical masks to hospitals, frontliners...

Vivo boosts protection and morale of frontliners through distribution of much-needed surgical masks and letters of appreciation....

 2020-04-07 08:38 

Manila Bulletin

BARMM to buy farmers' produce, ensure food supply...

A food security fund is being set up by the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) to acquire palay from its local farmers to ensure adequate food supply for the entire region as the government intensifies its campaign against the COVID-1...

 2020-04-07 08:37 

Manila Bulletin

Belmonte thanks QCPD for releasing vendors nabbed for illegally selling vegetables...

Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte on April 7, Tuesday, thanked the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) for accommodating her request that the 19 vendors who were nabbed for illegally selling vegetables on April 4 be released....

 2020-04-07 08:36 

ABS-CBN

139,000 formal workers naabutan na ng cash aid: Labor dep't...

Daan-libong manggagawa na ang naabutan ng tulong matapos maapektuhan ng Luzon lockdown ang kanilang mga hanapbuhay, ayon sa opisyal ng Department of Labor and Employment....

 2020-04-07 08:35 

Inquirer.net

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Asean think tank sees COVID-19 pushing 2020 PH GDP growth down to 4.5 percent...

The regional economic think tank Asean+3 Macroeconomic and Research Office (Amro) has cut its 2020 growth forecast for the Philippines to 4.5 percent as the entire region reels from the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. Across Asean+3, including ...

 2020-04-07 08:34 

ABS-CBN

Advocacy group donates thousands of face masks to jails...

A non-government organization has donated thousands of face masks to jails in Metro Manila and nearby Rizal province to help prison personnel and convicts protect themselves from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)....

 2020-04-07 08:32 

Manila Bulletin

DILG Sec. Ao: ECQ extension is based on health experts...

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Tuesday asserted that the extension of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) until April 30, 2020 "is an inevitable course of action in the effort of the national government to contain CO...

 2020-04-07 08:27 

Inquirer.net

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South Korea donates 950 metric tons of rice for PH quake, flood victims...

MANILA, Philippines—South Korea recently donated 950 metric tons of rice to the Philippines as part of a regional cooperation mechanism among several Asian nations. The aid is aimed at helping victims of calamities last year, particularly the earthq...

 2020-04-07 08:25 

Manila Bulletin

Vico responds to NBI allegations...

The Pasig City government has assured the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) that it has complied with the national government's directives that were put in place in response to the growing threat of COVID-19....

 2020-04-07 08:25 

Manila Bulletin

Muntinlupa to distribute 94,847 food packs in 2nd wave of assistance...

The Muntinlupa City government will distribute 94,847 food packs in the second wave of assistance for its residents affected by the enhanced community quarantine....

 2020-04-07 08:25 

Inquirer.net

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Anti-doping group funds extensive COVID-19 research project...

The nonprofit that raises funds for around 80% of the world's anti-doping research is shifting $120,000 to conduct 15,000 COVID-19 tests that will help scientists get a better sense of how many people have the new coronavirus but show no symptoms.The ...

 2020-04-07 08:23 

ABS-CBN

Lalaki sa Davao City hinuli matapos magkalat ng 'fake news' sa social media...

Kinilala ang suspek na si alyas "Kobe," na nag-post sa sari-saring Facebook pages ng listahan ng pangalan ng mga umano'y kumpirmadong may COVID-19....

 2020-04-07 08:21 

Manila Bulletin

Manila city gov't begins cash aid distribution...

The Manila city government began its distribution of the City Amelioration Crisis Assistance Fund (CACAF) to over 500,000 families in the country's capital on Tuesday....

 2020-04-07 08:21 

Manila Bulletin

Paraaque city residents to always wear face masks when in public places, says mayor...

Paraaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez ordered the mandatory wearing of face masks when going out to public places....

 2020-04-07 08:21 

Manila Bulletin

Doctor offers ride to man who walked all the way from Pampanga...

A man from Pampanga province walked all the way to Manila to ask for help from his brother while the country remains under enhanced community quarantine. With an empty wallet and no food to eat, he picked mangoes from trees along the way....

 2020-04-07 08:20 

Manila Bulletin

Consider tradeoffs, explore all options to generate more funds for COVID-19 response...

Senate minority leader Franklin Drilon on Tuesday said the Duterte administration should be prepared to make crucial tradeoffs, including possibly deferring even flagship infrastructure projects, in order to generate more funds for COVID-19 response activ...

 2020-04-07 08:20 

Inquirer.net

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NFL delays start of offseason workout programs for teams...

CHARLOTTE, N.C --- The NFL is delaying the start of its offseason workout program while formulating a plan with the NFL Players Association on how to proceed during the coronavirus pandemic.At least for the time being, NFL coaches won't be allowed to ...

 2020-04-07 08:16 

Inquirer.net

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NFL going with virtual format for upcoming draft...

The NFL draft will be conducted in a virtual format, with team personnel working from their homes.In a memo sent to the 32 teams Monday and obtained by The Associated Press, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell outlined procedures for the April 23-25 draft. The...

 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 08:14 

ABS-CBN

Red Cross uses RC143 mobile app to fight COVID-19...

The Philippine Red Cross is tapping technology to empower mobile phone users to help in the country's fight against the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)....

 2020-04-07 08:13 

ABS-CBN

DOST to produce 5,000 face shields a day for COVID-19 frontliners...

MANILA — The Department of Science and Technology and partner organizations will be producing 5,000 face shields a day for Filipino health workers battling the COVID-19 pandemic, the agency said Tuesday....

 2020-04-07 08:13 

Inquirer.net

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Drilon: Govt should be ready to sacrifice some projects for COVID-19 response...

MANILA, Philippines — Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Tuesday said the government should be ready to sacrifice some projects to fund measures to combat the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Drilon made the call as he noted that some items in...

 2020-04-07 08:12 

Manila Bulletin

288 British on PAL mercy flights...

A total of 288 British nationals flew to London on Philippine Airlines' two special flights from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 2 on Tuesday....

 2020-04-07 08:12 

Manila Bulletin

Lacson urges gov't to focus on cash assistance...

Senator Panfilo M. Lacson said on Tuesday that the Duterte administration's bigger challenge is in the roll out or distribution of cash assistance more than the availability of funds as the executive branch extended the duration of the enhanced commun...

 2020-04-07 08:11 

Manila Bulletin

Cavite likely to have its own COVID-19 testing facility soon Remulla...

IMUS CITY, Cavite — Cavite province will likely have its own coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) testing center soon, Governor Juanito Victor "Jonvic" Remulla Jr. said on Tuesday, April 7....

 2020-04-07 08:11 

Manila Bulletin

All AFP personnel to donate part of salary to help fund govt's COVID-19 response...

All personnel of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) will donate a portion of their salary to help the Duterte administration address the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic....

 2020-04-07 08:04 

Manila Bulletin

China's Shandong province gives aid to Ilocos Norte...

LAOAG CITY China's Shandong province extended aid to the provincial government of Ilocos Norte by donating medical materials and relief packs for the frontliners and residents throughout the province....

 2020-04-07 08:03 

Manila Bulletin

British PM Johnson not on ventilator, says minister...

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who spent the night in intensive care with a deteriorating case of coronavirus, has been given oxygen but is not on a ventilator, a minister said Tuesday....

 2020-04-07 08:02 

Manila Bulletin

DAR: Quarantine passes for farmers will help boost country's food supply...

The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) is pleased that the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Disease (AITF-EID) has heeded its request to issue quarantine accreditation passes for agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs). This will help boost th...

 2020-04-07 08:02 

Manila Bulletin

Tax credits for middle class, please...

Why not give middle-income earners tax credits equal to the cash aid being received by poor and low-income families under the national government's social amelioration program?...

 2020-04-07 08:01 

ABS-CBN

Mga nakapiit sa Metro Manila District Jail gumawa ng face shields...

Para makatulong laban sa pagkalat ng COVID-19, gumawa ng face shields ang mga nakapiit sa Metro Manila District Jail para sa frontliners....

 2020-04-07 08:00 

Manila Bulletin

Law enforcers, frontliners support ECQ extension...

Police, military, and other frontliners from the government's law enforcement agencies support the extension of the implementation of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ)....

 2020-04-07 08:00 

Manila Bulletin

Lawmakers to government: tap savings from MOOE...

Lawmakers urged the Duterte government on Tuesday, April 7, to tap its savings generated from the unspent Maintenance and Other Operating Expenses (MOOE) during the lockdown to help those affected by the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ)....

 2020-04-07 07:58 

Manila Bulletin

Cardinal Pell freed after winning appeal over child sex abuse...

Cardinal George Pell was released from prison Tuesday, hours after Australia's High Court quashed his conviction for child sex abuse, bringing to an abrupt end the most high-profile pedophilia case faced by the Catholic Church....

 2020-04-07 07:56 

Manila Bulletin

After Pell sentence, pope prays for those suffering 'unjust sentences'...

Pope Francis, speaking just a few hours after Australia's highest court acquitted Cardinal George Pell of sexually assaulting two choirboys, on Tuesday offered his morning Mass for those who suffer from unjust sentences....

 2020-04-07 07:56 

Manila Bulletin

Alleged drug peddler slain in shootout with S. Cotabato cops...

KORONADAL CITY A high-value drug peddler was killed after he shot it out with police narcotics operatives during an entrapment operation in Banga, South Cotabato on Monday, April 6....

 2020-04-07 07:53 

ABS-CBN

Hontiveros to file bill criminalizing discriminatory acts vs COVID-19 frontliners...

A bill that will penalize those who discriminate health workers and other frontliners battling the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) will be filed in the Senate as soon as session resumes in May, Sen. Risa Hontiveros said Tuesday....

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