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 2020-05-06 18:17 

Manila Bulletin

Polish preschools drawn into row over virus-hit election...

WARSAW - Warsaw preschool director Beata Mizerska says she understands why the city's liberal local council ordered her nursery to stay closed, despite Poland's conservative government allowing nurseries to reopen from Wednesday, four days before ...

 2020-05-06 18:15 

Manila Bulletin

QC: No new COVID-19 deaths...

There were no new COVID-19 deaths recorded in Quezon City, and the death tally remained at 132, while the number of recoveries rose to 292 from 264 as of 7 p.m.of May 6, the Quezon City Health Department (QCHD) said....

 2020-05-06 18:12 

Manila Bulletin

Germany eases lockdown, with 'emergency brake' on hand if needed...

BERLIN - Chancellor Angela Merkel announced steps on Wednesday to ease the coronavirus lockdown in Germany but at the same time launched an "emergency brake" mechanism allowing for renewed restrictions in case infections pick up again....

 2020-05-06 18:09 

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EU wants WHO review of lessons learnt from coronavirus crisis: draft...

GENEVA - The European Union is backing calls for a timely review of the international response to the coronavirus pandemic, including the World Health Organization's performance, according to the draft of a resolution for ministers to debate at the WH...

 2020-05-06 18:03 

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Dutch to begin easing lockdown measures next week, government says...

AMSTERDAM - The Netherlands will begin easing coronavirus lockdown measures next week nearly two months after they were imposed, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Wednesday....

 2020-05-06 17:59 

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Canada's British Columbia the latest province to unveil restart plan...

OTTAWA- The Canadian province of British Columbia will unveil its plan to start reopening its economy on Wednesday, as new coronavirus cases dwindle and other parts of the country, including Quebec and Manitoba, begin to loosen their restrictions....

 2020-05-06 17:55 

Manila Bulletin

Legarda supports BSP's Sustainable Finance Framework policy to attract 'green investments'...

Deputy Speaker and Antique lone district Rep. Loren Legarda is expecting more "green" investments in the country following the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas' (BSP) issuance of a circular on the Sustainable Finance Framework (SFF)....

 2020-05-06 17:42 

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Netherlands to begin phased easing of lockdown Monday: broadcaster...

AMSTERDAM- The Netherlands will begin a phased easing of its almost two-month-old coronavirus lockdown on Monday, according to a report by the national broadcaster NOS....

 2020-05-06 17:38 

Manila Bulletin

Canada to honor six killed in helicopter crash with COVID-19 measures in place...

OTTAWA - Canada on Wednesday will honor six members of its armed forces killed last week in a helicopter crash with a ceremony and motorcade that will look much different from past tributes due to the coronavirus outbreak....

 2020-05-06 17:30 

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US announces $225 million in emergency aid to Yemen...

WASHINGTON - The United States will provide $225 million in emergency aid to Yemen to support food programs, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday, as aid groups there are forced to scale down operations due to Houthi interference and amid...

 2020-05-06 17:14 

Manila Bulletin

Makabayan solons seek SAP implementation in GCQ areas...

The Makabayan bloc of the House of Representatives is seeking the continued implementation of the government's social amelioration programs during the imposition of general community quarantine (GCQ)....

 2020-05-06 16:31 

Manila Bulletin

WHO warns of new lockdowns if transition not managed carefully...

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday warned of the risks of returning to lockdown if countries emerging from pandemic restrictions do not manage transitions "extremely carefully and in a phased approach"....

 2020-05-06 16:29 

Manila Bulletin

Spain looks set to extend state of emergency after PM musters opposition support...

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez looks set to secure enough parliamentary votes on Wednesday to extend a state of emergency for two more weeks as the country relaxes a lockdown imposed to control one of the world's worst coronavirus outbreaks....

 2020-05-06 16:26 

Manila Bulletin

Italy's daily coronavirus death toll and new cases' tally both rise...

Deaths from the COVID-19 epidemic in Italy climbed by 369 on Wednesday, against just 236 the day before, the Civil Protection Agency said, while the daily tally of new infections also rose, increasing by 1,444 against 1,075 on Tuesday....

 2020-05-06 16:24 

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Pompeo blames China for hundreds of thousands of virus deaths, denies inconsistency...

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday renewed his aggressive criticism of China, blaming it for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people from the coronavirus and demanding again that it share information about the outbreak....

 2020-05-06 16:22 

Manila Bulletin

Western Visayas records 22 repatriated OFWs with COVID-19...

There are now 22 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) after coming home in Western Visayas region....

 2020-05-06 16:22 

Manila Bulletin

Howard and Lois, reunited: Elderly couple separated by virus finally meet again...

For 56 days, the coronavirus pandemic kept Howard Smith apart from Lois Kittson, his wife of half a century. Their separation ended this week with a short but stirring reunion at a safe distance outside her nursing home in upstate New York....

 2020-05-06 15:46 

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Pompeo presses China but acknowledges 'no certainty' virus from lab...

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday renewed his widely contested charge that the coronavirus pandemic likely originated in a Chinese laboratory, but acknowledged there was no certainty....

 2020-05-06 15:28 

Manila Bulletin

Denmark to ease curbs on restaurants, retail business in second reopening phase: PM...

Denmark's government hopes to be able allow retail businesses, restaurants and cafes to open in the second phase of the Nordic country's reopening strategy, the Danish prime minister said on Wednesday according to the Ritzau news agency....

 2020-05-06 15:26 

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Yemen reports first three coronavirus cases, one death in Lahaj province...

Yemen on Wednesday reported the first three cases of the novel coronavirus in the southern province of Lahaj, one of whom has died, and another infection in the southern port of Aden....

 2020-05-06 15:22 

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Belgium to open shops and allow Mother's Day meetings...

Belgian shops will be allowed to open from Monday and people will be able to host others at their homes from Sunday, opening the door for Mother's Day celebrations, Prime Minister Sophie Wilmes said on Wednesday....

 2020-05-06 15:20 

Manila Bulletin

France's Macron offers bailout for culture workers...

French president Emmanuel Macron promised guaranteed stipends for out-of-work actors and money for filmmakers whose productions have been cancelled, as part of a bailout for an arts industry shut down by the coronavirus....

 2020-05-06 15:17 

Manila Bulletin

Germany eases lockdown as Merkel hails end of pandemic first phase...

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday announced steps to ease the coronavirus lockdown, saying the first phase of the pandemic had passed but there was still a long way to go....

 2020-05-06 14:43 

Manila Bulletin

6.8 magnitude quake strikes in Indonesia's Banda Sea, no tsunami alert...

A 6.8 magnitude earthquake jolted a remote part of eastern Indonesia late Wednesday, the United States Geological Survey said, but there was no tsunami warning issued and no immediate reports of damage....

 2020-05-06 14:38 

Manila Bulletin

Iran death toll from new coronavirus outbreak rises by 78 to 6,418: health ministry official...

The death toll from the new coronavirus outbreak in Iran rose by 78 in the past 24 hours to 6,418, Health Ministry spokesman Kianush Jahanpur said in a statement on state TV on Wednesday....

 2020-05-06 14:38 

Manila Bulletin

Study suggests coronavirus spread swiftly around world in late 2019...

LONDON - A genetic analysis of samples from more than 7,500 people infected with COVID-19 suggests the new coronavirus spread quickly around the world late last year and is adapting to its human hosts, scientists said on Wednesday....

 2020-05-06 14:36 

Manila Bulletin

UK royal Archie celebrates first birthday with story from mum Meghan...

Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, the son of Britain's Prince Harry and his American wife Meghan, celebrated his first birthday on Wednesday, with his parents marking the occasion with a video of his mother reading him a story....

 2020-05-06 14:33 

Manila Bulletin

UK denies sacrificing care homes; Johnson says situation improving...

LONDON - Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday the situation in care homes had improved, after his health minister denied Britain had prioritised hospitals over many elderly people in homes in its fight against the coronavirus outbreak....

 2020-05-06 14:31 

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Israel plans thousands of new homes for West Bank settlement...

Israel announced a plan for thousands of new Jewish settlement homes in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday as Washington voiced readiness to back de facto Israeli annexations there....

 2020-05-06 13:59 

Manila Bulletin

Bahrain eases coronavirus restrictions, shops, industries to open...

Shops and industrial enterprises in Bahrain can open from Thursday while restaurants will stay closed to in-house diners, the Health Ministry said, as the Gulf state eases restrictions designed to stop the spread of the new coronavirus....

 2020-05-06 13:59 

Manila Bulletin

Pacquiao: Timing of NTC decision vs ABS-CBN is 'off and very divisive'...

Senator Emmanuel ''Manny'' D. Pacquaio said on Wednesday that the timing by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to shut down the television and radio broadcast of ABS-CBN network was "off and very divisive at a time when t...

 2020-05-06 13:56 

Manila Bulletin

Pandemic boosts Palestinian PM as potential Abbas successor...

One man has become the face of the Palestinians' response to the COVID-19 crisis, and it's not President Mahmoud Abbas....

 2020-05-06 13:52 

Manila Bulletin

Over 90,000 health workers infected with COVID-19 worldwide: nurses group...

At least 90,000 health-care workers worldwide are believed to have been infected with COVID-19, and possibly twice that, amid reports of continuing shortages of protective equipment, the International Council of Nurses (ICN) said on Wednesday....

 2020-05-06 13:49 

Manila Bulletin

Russia's culture minister tests positive for coronavirus: TASS...

MOSCOW - Russia's culture minister has tested positive for the coronavirus, becoming the third confirmed member of the cabinet to catch the disease, the TASS news agency reported on Wednesday....

 2020-05-06 13:47 

Manila Bulletin

Coronavirus spreads among Indian police enforcing world's largest lockdown...

Hundreds of Indian police have tested positive for the coronavirus in recent days, raising alarm among an over-stretched force as it attempts to enforce the world's largest lockdown....

 2020-05-06 13:44 

Manila Bulletin

Putin warns against hurrying to lift coronavirus-related restrictions...

President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said Russia should not rush to lift coronavirus-related restrictions, warning that any haste in removing preventative measures could undo their work so far....

 2020-05-06 13:02 

Manila Bulletin

PCG conducts COVID-19 tests on seafarers onboard cruise ships docked in Manila Bay...

After staying aboard cruise ships at the Manila Bay anchorage for days now, hundreds of returning Filipino seafarers from various ships were finally tested for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Wednesday (May 6)....

 2020-05-06 12:58 

Manila Bulletin

Surge in number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in QC effect of increased testing capability...

The Quezon City (QC) government on Wednesday allayed public fears that the soaring number of COVID-19 cases in the locality have put the lives of residents at greater risk....

 2020-05-06 12:44 

Manila Bulletin

Abante pushes for NTC abolition, calls it 'inutile,' incompetent...

The top opposition leader in the House of Representatives on Wednesday (May 6) called for the abolition of the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC), a day after the agency issued a cease-and-desist order (CDO) putting an end to the operations of A...

 2020-05-06 12:27 

Manila Bulletin

Lacson urges Congress to pass bill penalizing perjurers, those behind them...

Senator Panfilo M. Lacson today pressed Congress to pass a stronger law that would impose heavier penalties on lying witnesses and the public officials and employees who might be behind them....

 2020-05-06 12:05 

Manila Bulletin

Palace reporters slam order to stop ABS-CBN's operations...

Members of the Malacaang Press Corps (MPC) denounced as a "blatant attack on press freedom" the cease-and-desist order issued by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) shutting down ABS-CBN's broadcast operations....

 2020-05-06 12:00 

Manila Bulletin

PRRD signs EO adopting Bong Go's 'Balik Probinsiya' as national strategy...

The government is aiming to reverse migration to Metro Manila and other congested urban centers by formally adopting the "Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa" (BP2) program as a national strategy....

 2020-05-06 11:32 

Manila Bulletin

Covid-19 winners and losers...

THE LEGAL FRONT Justice Art D. Brion (ret.) At this stage of the COVID-19 pandemic, who are the winners and the losers from within our ranks in our battle for the health and welfare of the nation? A knee-jerk reply for some is to cast a critical glance at...

 2020-05-06 11:29 

Manila Bulletin

Senior citizens under lockdown...

GOVERNANCE MATTERS JEJOMAR C. BINAY Former Vice President The government ran into strong opposition from senior citizens last week over a plan to keep the elderly indoors even after the supposed downgrading of lockdown status in certain localities. From t...

 2020-05-06 11:26 

Manila Bulletin

Might not remain in darkness...

Jesus preaches and works many signs and wonders. Some admire and respect him but defer confessing belief in him as Messiah for fear of being ostracized, while other Jews reject him outright. The challenge is clear: for those who believe, salvation is at h...

 2020-05-06 11:24 

Manila Bulletin

Rebuilding...

OF TREES AND FOREST MANNY VILLAR Former Senate President One of the sectors really hurting because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting stay-at-home/physical distancing guidelines imposed by government is business, specifically micro and small enter...

 2020-05-06 11:21 

Manila Bulletin

Welcome additions to gov't aid funds...

The Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO) have been allowed to resume operations subject to stringent restrictions due to the existing lockdown or Enhanced Community Quarantine necessitated by COVID-19. The decision to allow the offshore gaming oper...

 2020-05-06 11:18 

Manila Bulletin

Germany to reopen all shops and schools in May...

Germany will take new steps towards normalization in May, including reopening shops and schools after weeks of shutdown imposed to control the spread of the coronavirus, according to a draft agreement seen by AFP Wednesday....

 2020-05-06 10:48 

Manila Bulletin

Defensor defends House leadership, blames past Congress for ABS-CBN issue...

It is not the 18th Congress but the past ones that should be blamed for the miseries of the shutdown ABS-CBN network....

 2020-05-06 10:36 

Manila Bulletin

Progressive group backs Lopezes...

The Lopez family and the ABS-CBN management should fight it out and stand firm on democratic principles and love of country on the issue of the closure of the network....

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