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 2020-04-07 02:43 

Manila Bulletin

Gov't needs 'prudent' spending amid crisis — Dominguez...

The national government has to be prudent in its spending while ensuring all citizens and business sectors are weathering the coronavirus storm that is now wreaking havoc on the global economy, the Duterte administration's chief economic manager said ...

 2020-04-07 02:43 

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Pro-Life: Filipino masses need food, not contraceptives...

"Filipino masses need food, not contraceptives."...

 2020-04-07 02:36 

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Forced to apologize or explain critical social media posts? Call a lawyer Diokno...

Those who are being forced to make a public apology or appear before the barangay for criticisms they posted online should first consult a lawyer....

 2020-04-07 02:35 

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Bulacan college makes robotic alcohol dispensers...

A college in Bulacan has developed robotic alcohol dispensers using Lego in a bid to help curb the spread of COVID-19....

 2020-04-07 02:34 

Manila Bulletin

Filing of SALN extended until 30 June...

Public officials and employees are given an additional 60 days or until 30 June 2020 to file their Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Networth (SALN) for the year 2019, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) announced....

 2020-04-07 02:28 

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Hazard pay for garbage collectors urged...

Several environmental groups on Tuesday strongly pushed the government to compensate frontline ecological workers with substantial hazard pays during the duration of the novel coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) lockdown....

 2020-04-07 02:19 

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Locsin apologizes to HIV patients...

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. has apologized to the community of Filipinos afflicted with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) following his social media comment calling the disease "embarrassing4; as opposed to the coronavirus disease...

 2020-04-07 02:16 

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Duterte turns to prayers, says only God can solve the pandemic...

As deadly virus infections rapidly spread around the world, President Duterte has accepted that God could end the world if he wanted to....

 2020-04-07 02:12 

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Guard loses job, apartment due to fever...

A supermarket guard lost both her job and her rented apartment after she went home one day with a fever....

 2020-04-07 02:11 

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DSWD: List of subsidy beneficiaries to be given to LGUs...

The list of beneficiaries who are qualified to receive the P5,000 to P8,000 emergency subsidy during the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine will be publicly disclosed and the local government units (LGUs) will have access to it, Department of Social...

 2020-04-07 02:08 

Manila Bulletin

Obando holds procession of town's three patron saints...

The San Pascual Baylon Parish, more popularly known as the Obando Church in Bulacan, recently held a procession of the town's three patron saints to pray for an end to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic....

 2020-04-07 02:06 

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BOC implements JAO on expeditious release of goods...

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has started implementing the Joint Administrative Order (JAO) 20-01 that provides the guidelines for the expeditious release of goods during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ)....

 2020-04-07 01:51 

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Wearing of face masks mandatory in QC Belmonte...

Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte on Tuesday ordered the mandatory wearing of face masks in the city's public places as efforts are further taken to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease- 2019 (COVID-19)....

 2020-04-07 01:50 

Manila Bulletin

China reports no new coronavirus deaths for first time...

China on Tuesday reported no new coronavirus deaths for the first time since it started publishing figures in January, the National Health Commission said....

 2020-04-07 00:52 

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Duterte tells self-proclaimed 'president Pamatong:' Solve coronavirus pandemic...

If self-proclaimed "president" Elly Pamatong has the supposed solution to the coronavirus pandemic, President Duterte may just give way to his successor....

 2020-04-07 00:44 

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Doctors embrace drug touted by Trump for COVID-19, without hard evidence it works...

By Reuters The decades-old drug that President Donald Trump has persistently promoted as a potential weapon against COVID-19 has within a matter of weeks become a standard of care in areas of the United States hit hard by the pandemic — though docto...

 2020-04-07 00:14 

Manila Bulletin

4.3 magnitude quake jolts Davao Occidental...

BUTUAN CITY - A 4.3 magnitude earthquake jolted Davao Occidental province early Tuesday morning, April 7, 2020, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported....

 2020-04-07 00:12 

Manila Bulletin

DSWD to expedite release of UCT funds to beneficiaries...

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) will expedite the speedy release of the remaining P18 billion unconditional cash transfer (UCT) funds in 2019, and the P36 billion UCT funds allotted for this year....

 2020-04-07 00:06 

Manila Bulletin

Go cites special risk allowance for health workers...

Senator Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go on Tuesday lauded the government for granting a special risk allowance (SRA) to public health workers during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) period....

 2020-04-06 23:40 

Manila Bulletin

No new deaths in QC, but cases surge to 583, with 83 recoveries from COVID-19...

There were no reported new deaths and one recovery but the novel coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) cases in Quezon City continued to escalate reaching 583 up by 83 from the previous 500 as of 7 p.m. of April 6 based on the statistics provided by the Dep...

 2020-04-06 21:30 

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US warns China not to 'exploit' virus for sea disputes...

The United States on Monday warned China not to take advantage of the coronavirus pandemic to exert itself in the South China Sea after Vietnam said Beijing sank a trawler....

 2020-04-06 21:25 

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Mosque converted into mask factory in virus-hit Iran...

At a Tehran mosque converted into a factory, women volunteers who would normally attend to visitors to the old battlefields of the Iran-Iraq war have joined the fight against coronavirus....

 2020-04-06 21:23 

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New York governor extends shutdown to April 29...

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday extended a shutdown in the epicenter of America's deadly coronavirus pandemic until near the end of the month....

 2020-04-06 21:21 

Manila Bulletin

Greece sees April as decisive for beating virus...

Greece said Monday it hoped to be able to lift some COVID-19 restrictions next month -- if the public respects the current lockdown until then....

 2020-04-06 21:20 

Manila Bulletin

France reports record toll of 833 new coronavirus deaths...

France on Monday reported that 833 more people had died of COVID-19 in hospitals and nursing homes over the previous 24 hours, its highest daily toll since the epidemic began....

 2020-04-06 21:19 

Manila Bulletin

US coronavirus deaths top 10,000: Johns Hopkins tracker...

More than 10,000 people have died of coronavirus complications in the United States since the outbreak began in late January, Johns Hopkins University said Monday....

 2020-04-06 21:16 

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Great Barrier Reef suffers worst-ever coral bleaching: scientists...

Australia's Great Barrier Reef has suffered its most widespread coral bleaching on record, scientists said Tuesday in a dire warning about the threat posed by climate change to the world's largest living organism....

 2020-04-06 21:14 

Manila Bulletin

Canada's Trudeau to keep working from home 'as much as possible'...

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who has been in self-isolation since his wife Sophie tested positive for coronavirus last month, said Monday he would try to keep working from home "as much as possible."...

 2020-04-06 21:12 

Manila Bulletin

British PM in intensive care with coronavirus...

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was on Monday admitted to intensive care after being hospitalised with coronavirus, with foreign minister Dominic Raab to take over his duties "where necessary", his Downing Street office said....

 2020-04-06 21:11 

Manila Bulletin

Sao Paulo expects 100,000 COVID-19 deaths...

The epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in Latin America, Brazil's Sao Paulo state, said Monday it expects 111,000 deaths in the next six months, and extended its stay-at-home measures another two weeks....

 2020-04-06 21:10 

Manila Bulletin

Israel imposes Passover inter-city travel ban...

Israel will ban inter-city travel from Tuesday to Friday this week in order to forestall the spread of coronavirus during the Passover holidays, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said....

 2020-04-06 17:51 

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Passover, Easter, and Ramadan become virtual holidays of renewal...

In this dark year of Covid-19, an influential group of rabbis in Israel ruled that Passover could be shared with extended family and friends not in person but over Zoom....

 2020-04-06 17:22 

Manila Bulletin

Support for lockdown extension snowballs...

Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship and Go Negosyo founder Joey Concepcion on Monday said that more than 90 percent of entrepreneurs, business owners, and executives of large and medium conglomerates support the extension of the Luzon lockdown for a...

 2020-04-06 17:05 

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With hospitals stressed, U.S. enters 'peak death week' in coronavirus crisis...

The United States entered what an official called the "peak death week" of the coronavirus on Monday while a watchdog report said hospitals were struggling to maintain and expand capacity to care for infected patients....

 2020-04-06 16:59 

Manila Bulletin

U.S. designates Russian ultra-nationalist group as terrorist organization...

The United States has designated a Russian ultranationalist group called the Russian Imperial Movement as a terrorist organization, the State Department said on Monday, in what it called the first such move against a white supremacist group....

 2020-04-06 16:55 

Manila Bulletin

U.S. consumers fear for jobs, debt payments because of coronavirus: New York Fed survey...

The economic toll of the coronavirus pandemic hit home for Americans last month, as consumers braced for job losses, anticipated spending cuts and grew more pessimistic about their ability to cover their bills, according to data released by the Federal Re...

 2020-04-06 16:54 

Manila Bulletin

Unmasked...

MEDIUM RARE By JULLIE Y. DAZA Even if the enhanced community quarantine is lifted, should it be lifted by law or as a joke, I'm going to continue behaving as if ECQ were still being enforced, with a policeman at my door and my guardian angel at my gat...

 2020-04-06 16:47 

Manila Bulletin

DOLE gives P63-M assistance to 12,000 displaced workers in Central Luzon...

SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has given assistance to 12,615 private sector workers, who were displaced by the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) that was implemented in Luzon due to the threats posed by the coronav...

 2020-04-06 16:45 

Manila Bulletin

DBM identifies P189-B for COVID-19 funds...

The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has identified P189.823 billion in unreleased appropriations from the fiscal years 2019 and 2020 budget that may be discontinued and used to fund the government's efforts against coronavirus disease (COVID...

 2020-04-06 16:42 

Manila Bulletin

Options of IATF as lockdown ends Monday...

OPINION AND OPTION By ELINANDO B. CINCO Top-level decision-makers of the Inter-Agency Task Force will tackle their studied options as they face the end of the 30-day Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine this coming Monday. As far as I can surmise, bas...

 2020-04-06 16:40 

Manila Bulletin

Duterte issues call for prayer on Holy Wednesday...

President Duterte has rallied the nation to pray together this Holy Wednesday so the country can defeat the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-04-06 16:40 

Manila Bulletin

Duterte calls nation to prayer on Holy Wednesday...

President Duterte has rallied the nation to pray together this Holy Wednesday so the country can defeat the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-04-06 16:37 

Manila Bulletin

One of you will betray Me...

No Gospel account specifically describes Judas receiving the bread/body and the wine/blood. In John, Jesus hands the dipped morsel and gives it to Judas, and immediately Satan enters Judas (cf Jn 13:26-27). But John does not describe the Eucharist at the ...

 2020-04-06 16:36 

Manila Bulletin

Duterte: Middle class should receive assistance, but funds not enough...

President Duterte agreed with Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla that those belonging to the middle class should also be included in the government's social amelioration program during the Luzon-wide quarantine period....

 2020-04-06 16:30 

Manila Bulletin

Faith in this Holy week...

The Christian world is now in the middle of Holy Week. It should have begun , as in the past, with festive palm-waving crowds in churches all over the country, in commemoration of the welcome the people of Jerusalem gave Jesus on that first Palm Sunday. B...

 2020-04-06 16:14 

Manila Bulletin

Message on World Health Day (April 7, 2020)...

By UN SECRETARY-GENERAL ANTONIO GUTERRES World Health Day this year comes at a very difficult time for all of us. My message today is to our health care workers — the nurses, midwives, technicians, paramedics, pharmacists, doctors, drivers, cleaners...

 2020-04-06 16:08 

Manila Bulletin

Why putting people first makes economic sense...

#MINDANAO By JOHN TRIA Last week, a few quarters loudly wondered on social media whether small businesses would get the same relief and assistance as the 18 million poor families and the displaced workers, which it claimed would get most of the P200 billi...

 2020-04-06 16:04 

Manila Bulletin

Duterte orders Finance secretary to source more funds for gov't's COVID-19 response...

As the government mulls over an extension of the Luzon-wide quarantine until the end of April, President Duterte has ordered Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III to find additional funds to boost the government's response to the coronavirus pandemic...

 2020-04-06 15:53 

Manila Bulletin

Masungi Georeserve warns of forest fires in Antipolo, Tanay...

The Masungi Georeserve announced Monday that it has recorded numerous forest fires that have ravaged the unprotected mountain areas in Antipolo and Tanay, Rizal....

 2020-04-06 15:29 

Manila Bulletin

Gov't eyes extending lockdown to April 30...

President Duterte said the government was inclined to extend the Luzon-wide partial lockdown or enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) until April 30 as the country continues to fight the COVID-19 pandemic....

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