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 2020-03-31 02:33 

Manila Bulletin

Pangasinan COVID-19 update: 15 confirmed cases, 6 deaths...

LINGAYEN The Pangasinan provincial government and the Department of Health (DOH) reported a total of 15 confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Tuesday, March 31. Of these cases, six have died, while nine are still confined at hospitals....

 2020-03-31 02:33 

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Maritime vessels, hotels eyed as COVID-19 quarantine centers...

MANILA, Philippines — The government is now identifying maritime vessels and hotels that may be transformed as quarantine facilities for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients. The Inter-agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging ...

 2020-03-31 02:26 

Manila Bulletin

PGH warns about dwindling supply of PPEs...

The Philippine General Hospital on Tuesday said its supply of personal protective equipment (PPEs) might only last for one to two weeks....

 2020-03-31 02:26 

Manila Bulletin

Magalong appeals to public not to bash COVID-19 patients who revealed their identities...

BAGUIO CITY - Mayor Benjie Magalong has appealed to the public here to exercise restraint and prudence in dealing with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients who responded to his call to reveal their identities in the hope of saving lives....

 2020-03-31 02:25 

Manila Bulletin

Caraga Fablab eyeing to produce more face shields for COVID-19 frontliners...

To help frontliners engaged in the battle against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), shared service facility (SSF) Fabrication Laboratory (FabLab Caraga) is eyeing to produce more protective gear....

 2020-03-31 02:20 

Manila Standard

COVID-19 world toll as of March 31 at 3:00 AM PST...

World toll of coronavirus infections and deaths as of March 30 at 1900 GMT(March 31 at 3:00AM Manila time)....

 2020-03-31 02:19 

Manila Bulletin

Deployment of health workers abroad suspended since February Bello...

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Tuesday said that deployment of health workers abroad was already suspended last February....

 2020-03-31 02:19 

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IATF to DPWH: Convert public buildings into COVID-19 quarantine area...

MANILA, Philippines — The inter-agency task force handling the government's response to the COVID-19 crisis has mandated the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to lead the conversion of public buildings into alternative quarantine si...

 2020-03-31 02:18 

Manila Bulletin

DTI, DOH tap NBI's help vs hoarders, profiteers...

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has been tapped by both the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Department of Health (DOH) to keep in check hoarders and profiteers nationwide while the country continues to face a health emergency due...

 2020-03-31 02:17 

Manila Bulletin

POPCOM lauds 'unsung heroes' of family planning, reproductive rights...

The Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM) on Monday lauded "unsung heroes of family planning and reproductive rights" who continue to serve amid the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-03-31 02:17 

ABS-CBN

Duterte gets Vietnam guarantee on rice imports...

President Rodrigo Duterte secured a pledge from Vietnam that it would honor its commitment to export rice to the Philippines, whose grain-producing provinces were included in a lockdown to curb the coronavirus pandemic, Manila's agriculture chief said...

 2020-03-31 02:14 

Manila Bulletin

5-yr-old girl found positive for COVID-19 in Nueva Viscaya...

The Department of Health region 2 is optimistic that the youngest victim of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Cagayan Valley region five-year-old girl patient PH1333 will fully recover due to her stable condition now....

 2020-03-31 02:13 

Manila Bulletin

Dagupan City placed under total lockdown...

Mayor Marc Brian Lim has placed this city under extreme enhanced community quarantine, or on a total lockdown, effective Monday evening, March 30, to sustain the city's status as coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) free....

 2020-03-31 02:13 

Manila Bulletin

DHSUD vows full support to NAP-COVID 19...

QUEZON CITY ---The Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) vowed full support to the National Action Plan (NAP) against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)....

 2020-03-31 02:12 

Manila Bulletin

SMC sets aside P500M to PPEs for frontline health workers...

San Miguel Corporation (SMC) is tapping its global network of suppliers to purchase P500-million worth of personal protective equipment (PPE) that doctors, nurses and other health care workers desperately need now to continue saving lives amid Covid-19....

 2020-03-31 02:01 

ABS-CBN

Crimes in PH halved during Luzon lockdown: police...

Crimes in the Philippines went down by 52 percent, police said Tuesday, 13 days after Luzon was placed on lockdown due to COVID-19, with other areas following suit....

 2020-03-31 01:59 

Manila Bulletin

Cardinal Tagle calls for redirection of military spending for social needs...

Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle has called on countries "to redirect their military spending for social needs" as many countries including the Philippines, struggle to cope with the corona virus disease (COVID-19) pandemic....

 2020-03-31 01:58 

Manila Bulletin

MILF fighters' life stories remembered on BARMM's 1st anniversary...

COTABATO CITY Despite the cancellation of festivities related to the first anniversary of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), the life story of a former mujahid (freedom fighter) was still remembered in a bid to rekindle the spiri...

 2020-03-31 01:56 

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Japanese group buys 10% of MPIC's Indonesian tollroad unit...

The Metro Pacific group led by businessman Manuel V. Pangilinan has sold a 10.32 percent stake in Indonesian tollroad PT Margautama Nusantara (MUN) to a group of Japanese investors for $35 million (P1.8 billion). CIIF Infrastructure Holdings San. Bhd., a ...

 2020-03-31 01:50 

Philippine Star

FDA approves 5 rapid test kits for virus...

The Food and Drug Administration announced yesterday the approval of the use of five rapid antibody test kits for coronavirus disease 2019....

 2020-03-31 01:47 

Inquirer.net

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House receives Duterte's 1st weekly report on use of additional powers...

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has submitted to the House of Representatives his first weekly report on his use of additional powers to boost the government's fight against the coronavirus disease pandemic. This was confirmed to...

 2020-03-31 01:42 

Manila Bulletin

IBP vows to protect rights of medical frontliners...

The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) has assured that it will protect the rights of health workers and other frontliners amid reports of discrimination against them....

 2020-03-31 01:42 

Manila Bulletin

Victory church opens its doors to frontliners...

The Victory church has turned its building in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig as a temporary housing facility for frontline health care workers....

 2020-03-31 01:40 

Manila Bulletin

AI tool predicts which coronavirus patients get deadly 'wet lung'...

By Agence France-Presse Researchers in the US and China reported Monday they have developed an artificial intelligence tool that is able to accurately predict which newly infected patients with the novel coronavirus go on to develop severe lung disease. O...

 2020-03-31 01:39 

Manila Bulletin

6 online sellers of alcohol, N95 masks nabbed in Davao City...

At least six suspects were arrested by the city's police operatives in two separate entrapment operations on Monday for allegedly selling overpriced alcohol, and N95 masks, taking advantage of shortages created by soaring demands because of the corona...

 2020-03-31 01:33 

Manila Bulletin

Frontline gov't agencies given the power to implement temporary emergency measures to address COVID-19...

The whole of government is moving to implement "cohesive and harmonious" efforts to overcome the coronavirus pandemic in the country based on a new Palace order....

 2020-03-31 01:33 

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Amid COVID-19 pandemic, World Bank sees PH economy growing 3% at best, contracting 0.5% at worst in 2020...

MANILA, Philippines — The COVID-19 pandemic will take its toll on economies across East Asia and the Pacific, and the Philippines was no exception given its reliance on tourism and trade, the World Bank said in a report Tuesday. The Washington-based...

 2020-03-31 01:30 

Philippine Star

Araneta City responds to COVID-19 crisis...

Amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) that is currently in effect in Luzon, Araneta City has implemented several programs that will help employees, tenants and the community in these tryin...

 2020-03-31 01:17 

Manila Bulletin

PMA assures gov't compensation to doctors, nurses who died...

Doctors and nurses in the country will be given additional financial assistance by the government, the Philippine Medical Association (PMA) assured Monday....

 2020-03-31 01:14 

Manila Bulletin

Trump says US to send medical supplies to Italy, France, Spain...

President Donald Trump said Monday that the United States will send medical equipment for combating the coronavirus pandemic to Italy and later France and Spain....

 2020-03-31 01:13 

Manila Bulletin

US coronavirus death toll passes 3,000...

The US death toll from the coronavirus pandemic passed 3,000 on Monday, according to the running tally compiled by the Johns Hopkins University, with more than 163,000 confirmed cases....

 2020-03-31 01:11 

Cebu Daily News

Woman facing charges for reproducing quarantine pass...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A woman who was caught reproducing her Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) pass is now facing charges for violating Article 172 of the revised penal code in relation to Cebu City executive order 65, which is the unauthorized...

 2020-03-31 01:11 

ABS-CBN

'Not a death sentence': Makati hospital says about a quarter of its COVID-19 patients recover...

The Makati Medical Center said Tuesday about a quarter of its novel coronavirus patients had recovered, as the Philippines logged more cases of the pandemic....

 2020-03-31 01:07 

Manila Bulletin

Palace listing down private hospitals, institutions to be used in fight vs COVID-19...

Malacaang has called for an inventory of private hospitals and other establishments that may be used for government's operations against the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-03-31 00:54 

Philippine Star

69,000 fined, warned for violating quarantine...

Over 69,000 people nationwide have been fined or issued warnings for violating the enhanced community quarantine and the curfew being imposed to contain the coronavirus disease 2019, the Philippine National Police said yesterday....

 2020-03-31 00:38 

Inquirer.net

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Critically endangered Philippine pangolin rescued from illegal trader...

MANILA, Philippines — A Philippine pangolin (Manis culionensis) or scaly anteater was rescued from an illegal wildlife trader in Quiapo, Manila, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) reported Tuesday. The DENR-National Capital R...

 2020-03-31 00:31 

Philippine Star

Prince Charles out of virus isolation: royal officials...

Prince Charles, the eldest son and heir of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, is no longer in quarantine after showing mild coronavirus symptoms, his office said on Monday, as scientists said strict measures put in place across Britain to limit close-conta...

 2020-03-31 00:30 

Cebu Daily News

COVID-19 claims Cebuano oncologist's life...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has claimed the life of another Cebuano frontliner. This time, it is Dr. Dennis Ramon Tudtud, an oncologist. Dennis Thomas Tudtud confirmed the death of his father through a Facebook post e...

 2020-03-31 00:29 

Cebu Daily News

Health workers who died fighting COVID-19 'lucky' to lay down life for country...

MANILA, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday consoled the relatives of health care workers who had died caring for COVID-19 patients, saying that their loved ones were "lucky" to have died serving the country. Duterte, who delivered an ...

 2020-03-31 00:29 

Manila Bulletin

Go: Prioritize nurses, health workers in COVID-19 tests...

Senator Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go has expressed support for the appeal of the Philippine Nurses Association (PNA) to help nurses who are persons under investigations (PUIs) be tested for coronavirus disease (COVID-19). This after Rosie de Leo...

 2020-03-31 00:26 

Manila Bulletin

Angara says he's recovering from COVID-19...

Sen. Sonny Angara on Monday said he is now recovering from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)....

 2020-03-31 00:20 

Philippine Star

Great Pyramid in Egypt lights up in solidarity against virus...
 2020-03-31 00:16 

ABS-CBN

Alarmed by healthworkers' deaths, doctor couple produces coveralls for fellow frontliners...

Together with friends from in and outside the medical community, Doctors Neil and Lillian Rodrigo from Taytay, Rizal are racing to manufacture personal protective equipment, particularly coveralls, for their colleagues in government hospitals....

 2020-03-31 00:11 

Philippine Star

Global lockdown tightens as virus deaths mount...

Harsh lockdowns aimed at halting the march of the coronavirus pandemic extended worldwide Monday as the death toll soared past 37,500 amid new waves of US outbreaks....

 2020-03-31 00:10 

ABS-CBN

Supply of safety gear for PGH virus fighters to run out in 1-2 weeks...

The Philippine General Hospital's current supply of protective gear for its workers tending to patients with the novel coronavirus will only last for 2 weeks at most, its spokesperson said Tuesday....

 2020-03-31 00:04 

ABS-CBN

Wake for the awake: Curfew violators watch over coffins as punishment...

Residents caught roaming around the streets with no valid reason in Santo Tomas town in Davao del Norte face an unusual punishment, which began Sunday....

 2020-03-31 00:03 

Manila Bulletin

Duterte: P200-B social amelioration fund only for the poor...

Rich people will be excluded from benefiting from government's P200-billion social protection program amid the coronavirus emergency, President Duterte declared Monday night....

 2020-03-30 23:59 

Cebu Daily News

Corrupt officials who dip into COVID-19 aid will be arrested Duterte...

MANILA, Philippines— President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday threatened to arrest officials who would abuse their powers in distributing aid to the public as the country grappled to address the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. In a televised add...

 2020-03-30 23:58 

Manila Bulletin

Gov't on top of the COVID-19 situation Duterte...

There will be proper audit of public funds and donations used in the government's operations against the COVID-19 pandemic, President Duterte assured the nation on Monday....

 2020-03-30 23:04 

Philippine Star

Hospitals agree to refer COVID cases to Quezon City government...

Private hospitals in Quezon City will now automatically refer potential and positive cases of coronavirus disease 2019 to the local government....

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