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 2020-05-02 09:47 

Manila Bulletin

Yemen records first coronavirus case in Taiz province as virus spreads...

ADEN - Yemen reported the first case of the novel coronavirus in a third province late on Friday, raising the number of diagnosed infections to seven with two deaths in one of the world's most vulnerable countries....

 2020-05-02 09:46 

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DOH tallies 156 new COVID-19 cases; total in PH now 8,928...

The Philippines has 156 new cases of the coronavirus disease, the Department of Health (DOH) reported on Saturday, bringing to 8,928 the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country....

 2020-05-02 09:42 

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Countries must ease lockdowns slowly, be ready for virus to jump back WHO...

GENEVA/LONDON - Countries must lift lockdowns gradually, while still being "on the look-out" for COVID-19 and ready to restore restrictions if the virus jumps back, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday....

 2020-05-02 09:40 

Manila Bulletin

COVID-19 cases among Filipinos overseas now at 1,741...

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 among Filipinos outside the Philippines reached 1,741 after 32 new cases were reported by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Saturday....

 2020-05-02 09:19 

Manila Bulletin

Palace: As an apology, 23-M families will now benefit from SAP 1...

Malacaang said the addition of five million more families to the original 18 million beneficiary-families of the first tranche of the social amelioration program (SAP) was a way to apologize to those who did not receive the emergency subsidy from the gove...

 2020-05-02 09:16 

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Palace: Gov't doing its best to boost medical manpower...

Malacaang said the government has been implementing measures to make sure that the country will not suffer from a shortage of health workers as the number of medical frontliners becoming infected with coronavirus disease (COVID-19) rises....

 2020-05-02 09:07 

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Washington approves virus drug as US states ease lockdowns...

American authorities have approved an experimental drug for emergency use on coronavirus patients, as more US states eased pandemic lockdowns despite another spike in deaths from the disease....

 2020-05-02 09:00 

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511 frontliners in Mandaluyong undergo mass testing for COVID-19...

At least 500 frontline personnel in Mandaluyong City recently underwent mass testing for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the local government said. The City Public Information Office said a total of 511 frontliners from various government agencies an...

 2020-05-02 08:58 

Manila Bulletin

QCPD files charges against students for staging protest...

The Quezon City Police District (QCPD) on Saturday, May 1, said that they have filed charges against the three University of the Philippines (UP) students and 15 others for allegedly staging a protest in the city amid the enhanced community quarantine (EC...

 2020-05-02 08:54 

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Antique slowly goes back on its feet; to screen returning, stranded workers from other provinces...

Residents who are unable to go home to Antique since the implementation of enhanced community quarantine are now allowed to return. But they will have to undergo rapid testing for COVID-19 and mandatory quarantine upon entering the province....

 2020-05-02 08:34 

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Balik Scientist program awardee embodies commitment, dedication of frontliners in COVID-19 fight...

"By coming to work and doing our jobs, we give people a chance to live and survive against this unseen enemy."These are the words of Department of Science and Technology Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD) Balik Sci...

 2020-05-02 08:33 

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DSWD: More than P936.7M distributed to SocPen beneficiaries...

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has distributed six months' worth of social pension to more than 312,000 indigent senior citizens....

 2020-05-02 08:25 

Manila Bulletin

CAAP, MIAA extend period for deferred collection from airport concessionaires...

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) and Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) have moved to extend the period for the deferred collection of various fees and charges from its airport concessionaires....

 2020-05-02 08:20 

Manila Bulletin

Mobile checkpoints to be boosted in areas under GCQ...

Mobile checkpoints and police presence will be intensified in areas placed under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) to ensure that the basic rules to prevent the spread of the coronavirus will still be observed....

 2020-05-02 08:17 

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Leonen urges legislative, executive to help more in PDL decongestion...

Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Marvic Leonen on Saturday, May 2, urged both the legislative and executive branches as well as LGUs to help in the decongestion of prisons and detention facilities amid the threat of the 2019 novel coronavirus disease ...

 2020-05-02 08:12 

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U.S. court dismisses New York nurses' plea for COVID-19 protection...

By Reuters A U.S. District Court on Friday dismissed a nurse association's plea against New York state and two hospitals to provide safety equipment and adopt measures to stop the spread of COVID-19 among its members, asking the parties to reach an am...

 2020-05-02 08:11 

Manila Bulletin

130 teachers deployed to help fast-track SAP distribution in Paraaque...

The Paraaque City government made the distribution of cash-aid from the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) easier with the deployment of about 130 teachers from the city's day care centers who will assist barangays officials, social workers from the Ci...

 2020-05-02 08:03 

Manila Bulletin

Senators grill PAGCOR over decision to allow reopening of POGO...

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor) might face a grilling in Senate for pushing the resumption of Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGOs) amid the COVID-19 pandemic....

 2020-05-02 08:01 

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House Transportation Chair Sarmiento suggests to DOTr: dry run of public transporation...

House Transportation Committee Chair Edgar Mary Sarmiento urged the Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Saturday, May 2, to conduct a five-day dry run for public transportations. This is to ensure the readiness of the public transport in cities and pro...

 2020-05-02 07:56 

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Navotas gov't to request to DSWD to do another round of SAP beneficiary identification — Mayor Tiangco...

The local government of Navotas plans to request from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) another round of identifying residents qualified for the Social Amelioration Program (SAP)....

 2020-05-02 07:53 

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Senator Koko Pimentel is clear of COVID-19...

Senator Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III is COVID-19-free. He confirmed this on Saturday, May 2, after Senate President Vicente Sotto III bared in an interview over radio DWIZ that all the three senators who contracted the novel coronavirus have alrea...

 2020-05-02 07:52 

Manila Bulletin

260 displaced by Negros Oriental clash...

BACOLOD CITY - The Army's 303rd Infantry Brigade (IBde) reported that around 260 persons were evacuated from Barangay Camudlas, Bindoy, Negros Oriental, after government forces engaged suspected New People's Army (NPA) in a clash Thursday....

 2020-05-02 07:48 

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PH prepares clinical trials of JP drug Avigan to combat COVID-19...

The Philippines is now preparing for the clinical trials of the Japanese drug, Avigan. This is in an effort to find a potential treatment for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)....

 2020-05-02 07:42 

Manila Bulletin

'Roadworth' jeepneys can operate in GCQ...

Old jeepneys can resume their operations in areas placed under the more relaxed general community quarantine (GCQ), an official of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said on Saturday, May 1....

 2020-05-02 07:40 

Manila Bulletin

MILF IDs found in NPA lair in Lanao del Sur...

ILIGAN CITY Identification cards (IDs) supposedly belonging to members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) were recovered among the voluminous subversive Communist documents at the encounter site between military troops and New People's Army (...

 2020-05-02 07:37 

Manila Bulletin

DepEd calls for unity in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic...

As the country grapples with COVID-19, the Department of Education (DepEd) vowed that it will continue to support all government efforts towards healing the nation by remaining committed to the goal of delivering accessible, quality, liberating, and safe ...

 2020-05-02 07:36 

Manila Bulletin

PH crime volume drops by 61 percent...

The Philippine National Police (PNP) noted a 61 percent decline in crime volume since lockdown measures were implemented in the country on March 17 until the end of April. Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, PNP Deputy Chief for Operations, said that from 6,712 c...

 2020-05-02 07:34 

Manila Bulletin

Mati OFWs to undergo rapid diagnostic tests...

DAVAO ORIENTAL Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), who are going to be fetched by the Davao Oriental provincial government from Davao City, will be subjected to rapid diagnostic testing for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) upon arrival in Mati City....

 2020-05-02 07:32 

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Ateneo de Davao emerges with highest passing rate in 2019 bar exams...

Ateneo de Davao University (AdDU) posted an 88.64 percent overall passing rate, making it the top performing school in the 2019 Bar Examination....

 2020-05-02 07:31 

Manila Bulletin

Senate sessions resume May 4, Monday...

Senators will convene at the Senate on Monday, May 4, for the resumption of their session despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Senate President Vicente Sotto III on Saturday maintained that the extension of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Metro Manil...

 2020-05-02 07:27 

Manila Bulletin

Curfew violators arrested in Las Pias...

Eight people were arrested while playing "pusoy" (card game) in violation of the strict implementation of curfew hours in Las Pias City Friday night....

 2020-05-02 07:27 

Manila Bulletin

Leonen tells public to be more discerning of social media posts...

Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Marvic Leonen on Saturday, May 2, told the public to be more discerning before believing any posts on social media....

 2020-05-02 07:27 

Manila Bulletin

Harbin city shuts eateries, coronavirus curbs ease elsewhere in China...

BEIJING/SHANGHAI - A northeastern Chinese city of 10 million people struggling with currently the country's biggest coronavirus cluster shut dine-in services on Saturday, as the rest of China eases restrictions designed to hamper the spread of the dis...

 2020-05-02 07:25 

Manila Bulletin

DILG: 70% of SAP beneficiaries expected to have received cash aid by May 3...

The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Saturday said that 61 percent of the 18 million qualified beneficiaries of the subsidy under the social amelioration program (SAP) have received their cash aid as of Friday....

 2020-05-02 07:06 

Manila Bulletin

Tugade suggests reopening airports in GCQ areas...

Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade has ordered the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP), along with other airport authorities, to seriously consider the reopening of airports in areas covered by the general community...

 2020-05-02 06:55 

Manila Bulletin

Non-essential shops operating under ECQ shuttered in Davao City...

DAVAO CITY The City Government of Davao has closed more than 50 "non-essential" business establishments that continued to operate even under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) period, threatening to put them on the blacklist if they violate the c...

 2020-05-02 06:54 

Manila Bulletin

4 suspected drug peddlers killed in Bulacan encounter; 9 others arrested...

CAMP GENERAL ALEJO SANTOS, Bulacan Four drug suspects were killed, while nine others were arrested, in different police operations conducted on Friday and early morning Saturday, May 2....

 2020-05-02 06:26 

Manila Bulletin

SC rules to decongest the jails and prisons to prevent spread of COVID-19...

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Saturday welcomed the Supreme Court (SC) administrative circular that was issued to decongest the jails and prisons managed by the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) and Bureau of Co...

 2020-05-02 06:26 

Manila Bulletin

DILG lauds SC efforts to decongest jails, prisons, to prevent spread of COVID-19...

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Saturday welcomed the Supreme Court (SC) administrative circular that was issued to decongest the jails and prisons managed by the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) and Bureau of Co...

 2020-05-02 06:20 

Manila Bulletin

Expect rain over parts of Visayas and Mindanao this weekend...

A low pressure area (LPA) embedded inside the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) will likely bring scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over parts of Visayas and Mindanao this weekend, according to the weather bureau....

 2020-05-02 06:08 

Manila Bulletin

Leonen: More testing sites in future bar exams...

More testing areas could be added in future bar examinations as this move is expected to alleviate the costs of going to Manila to take the tests, said Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Marvice Leonen on Saturday, May 2....

 2020-05-02 06:04 

Manila Bulletin

Solon calls for amendment to allow virtual legislative process amid COVID-19 crisis...

Legal infirmities in the conduct of virtual congressional sessions and committee meetings may still be questioned before judicial authorities and may provide a setback in the passage of legislative measures, especially by the House of Representatives....

 2020-05-02 05:54 

Manila Bulletin

DepEd seeks aid for private school teachers affected by COVID-19 crisis...

Recognizing the plight of the private education sector amid the COVID-19 crisis, the Department of Education (DepEd) is seeking support for private school teachers who are affected by the pandemic....

 2020-05-02 05:43 

Manila Bulletin

Air pollution in Manila during ECQ improves; levels rise in some provinces...

Air pollution in Metro Manila continues to dramatically improve as people shelter in their homes to halt the spread of coronavirus disease, according to a study released by experts from the University of the Philippines (UP)....

 2020-05-02 05:41 

Manila Bulletin

North Korea's Kim reappears after weeks of speculation...

North Korea's Kim Jong Un has made his first public appearance in nearly three weeks, state media reported Saturday, following intense speculation that the leader of the nuclear-armed nation was seriously ill or possibly dead....

 2020-05-02 05:36 

Manila Bulletin

HRET work resumption seen by end of May...

The House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal (HRET) hopes to resume the deliberations of electoral protests by the end of the month....

 2020-05-02 05:06 

Manila Bulletin

Gov't eyes increasing COVID-19 testing capacity to 20,000 daily...

As the country continues to fight the threat of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, Malacaang said the government is aiming to attain a daily testing capacity of up to 20,000 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests per day....

 2020-05-02 05:00 

Manila Bulletin

Why North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's health matters...

Nearly three weeks after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's no-show at a key event sparked rumours he was seriously ill or even dead, state media published photos Saturday showing him in public....

 2020-05-02 04:57 

Manila Bulletin

Singapore prepares to ease some coronavirus curbs...

SINGAPORE - Singapore will start easing some curbs put in place to contain the spread of the coronavirus over the next few weeks, Health Minister Gan Kim Yong said on Saturday....

 2020-05-02 04:51 

Manila Bulletin

Palace denies favoring POGOs...

Malacaang denied that it was playing favorites among industries after the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases allowed Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGOs) to operate under both the enhanced and general...

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