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 2020-05-02 04:46 

Manila Bulletin

10 community kitchen volunteers released...

Ten community kitchen volunteers who were arrested by police while reportedly conducting relief operations in Marikina City on Labor Day were released from custody on Saturday....

 2020-05-02 04:45 

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Singapore houses recovered migrant workers on cruise ships...

Singapore is moving migrant workers who have recovered from the coronavirus on two cruise ships as part of efforts to reduce the spread of the disease within the workers' dormitories, which have seen a surge in infections....

 2020-05-02 04:41 

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Sri Lanka extends virus lockdown through May 11...

Sri Lanka on Friday extended its anti-virus lockdown for a second time, through May 11, as health authorities warned that the crisis was not yet under control in the island nation....

 2020-05-02 04:41 

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South Africa starts easing coronavirus lockdown...

South Africa began to gradually ease its strict coronavirus lockdown on Friday, allowing some industries to reopen after five weeks of restrictions that plunged its struggling economy deeper into turmoil....

 2020-05-02 04:40 

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Samar town calls out for compassion, help amid COVID-19 scourge...

With nine of the Eastern Visayas region's 13 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) coming from his town, the mayor of Tarangnan, Samar is seeking the help of national and provincial officials in addressing the scourge brought about by...

 2020-05-02 04:39 

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Forget me not: Japan aquarium seeks video-chats for eels...

A Japanese aquarium closed during the coronavirus outbreak is asking people to make video calls to their eels so the sensitive creatures remember humans exist and don't pose a threat....

 2020-05-02 04:37 

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Virus-hit Iran holds drive-in religious ceremonies...

With mosques in Iran closed as it battles the coronavirus, worshippers have adopted the novel solution of getting behind the wheel at drive-ins to gather during the fasting month of Ramadan....

 2020-05-02 04:33 

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WHO wants invite to China's probe into virus origins...

The World Health Organization said Friday it hoped China would invite it to take part in its investigations into the animal origins of the novel coronavirus....

 2020-05-02 04:24 

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New lawyer vows to continue serving Pasay City...

A City University of Pasay (CUP) College of Law graduate vowed to continue serving the city after passing the 2019 Bar Examinations....

 2020-05-02 04:24 

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Family living in jeepney during ECQ gets aid...

Members of a family of five who were forced to make a home out of a jeepney during the implementation of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) could not believe the outpouring of love and support from strangers after their story was aired on television....

 2020-05-02 04:21 

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Sen. Binay proposes COVID-19 tracker teams...

Sen. Maria Lourdes "Nancy" Binay suggested on Saturday the formation of teams of trained coronavirus disease (COVID-19) ''trackers'' that could be the key to curbing the spread of the virus in communities as the country transitions...

 2020-05-02 04:18 

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Grounded flights threaten routine vaccine supply: UN...

Dozens of countries risk running out of vaccines for diseases like measles because of restrictions on flights brought in to tackle the new coronavirus, the United Nations warned on Friday....

 2020-05-02 04:18 

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WHO targets teens on social media to debunk virus myths...

The World Health Organization said Friday it was working with social media companies in a bid to quash misinformation about the coronavirus pandemic -- including on more light-hearted apps popular with teenagers....

 2020-05-02 04:17 

Manila Bulletin

DFA consular services in non-ECQ areas resume on May 4...

By Rizal Obanil The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Saturday announced that some of its consular offices in areas not under the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) will resume operations on Monday, May 4. DFA said that because of the extension of t...

 2020-05-02 04:16 

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China warily takes a holiday from virus anxiety...

With optimism and a heavy dose of caution, millions of Chinese hit the road or visited newly re-opened tourist sites on Friday for an extended national holiday in a post-coronavirus confidence test....

 2020-05-02 04:15 

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Dozens of journalists die from coronavirus since March 1: NGO...

Dozens of journalists have died worldwide from the novel coronavirus in the past two months, a press freedom organization said Friday, lamenting that media workers often lack proper protection for covering the pandemic....

 2020-05-02 04:13 

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Sea transport for passengers between Mindoro, Batangas still not allowed...

The provincial government announced Saturday that sea-going vessels plying the Mindoro and Batangas route will still not be allowed to transport passengers despite the general community quarantine (GCQ) status which relaxed some economic and transport act...

 2020-05-02 04:12 

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'I'm cheering for you': Robot welcome at Tokyo quarantine...

Coronavirus quarantine can be lonely, but at one Tokyo hotel converted to accept patients with mild symptoms, a humanoid robot will be there to offer support and encouragement -- as well as admonishments and warnings....

 2020-05-02 04:02 

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SMC Foundation turns over emergency quarantine facility to CentCom AFP...

The San Miguel Corporation (SMC) Foundation officially turned over to the Central Command (CentCom) of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Friday, May 1, an emergency quarantine facility (EQF) that the 53rd Engineer Brigade constructed within the Ca...

 2020-05-02 03:59 

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Solons to strengthen government's pandemic response...

Lawmakers cited on Saturday (May 2) the urgency for Congress to enact legislation that would strengthen the government's response against any pandemic....

 2020-05-02 03:51 

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3 Cagayan Valley cops pass 2019 bar exams...

Three members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) assigned in the Cagayan Valley region passed the 2019 Bar Examination....

 2020-05-02 03:45 

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Bulacan Infection Control Center now open to accommodate COVID-19 patients...

The Bulacan Infection Control Center (BICC), a designated quarantine facility in the province that is housed at a new building extension of the Bulacan Medical Center (BMC), was inaugurated Friday, May 21, and will now be ready to accommodate probable and...

 2020-05-02 03:41 

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BIR extends anew ITR filing to June 14...

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has extended again the deadline in the filing of 2019 income tax returns (ITRs) to June 14.The original ITRs filing deadline was April 15....

 2020-05-02 03:40 

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Breaking silence, Biden says alleged sex assault 'never happened'...

US presidential candidate Joe Biden on Friday emphatically denied sexually assaulting a former aide, saying the alleged incident 27 years ago "never happened."...

 2020-05-02 03:40 

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Balcony banners, e-rallies as pandemic curbs May Day demos...

Workers of the world scaled back their traditional May Day demos Friday with coronavirus lockdowns forcing many to rally online while a determined few hit the streets in face masks....

 2020-05-02 03:39 

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CHR seeks 'balanced' GCQ enforcement...

As several parts of the country slowly transition from the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) to the general community quarantine (GCQ), the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) stressed the need to strike a "balance" in supporting livelihood while s...

 2020-05-02 03:32 

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Bohol now under GCQ; inbound travel still banned...

Bohol Governor Arthur Yap has placed Bohol under general community quarantine (GCQ) from May 1 to May 31, after the National Inter Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF MEID) listed the province as among the low-risk a...

 2020-05-02 03:28 

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'Rat-Catching Challenge' in Baguio public market yields 1,766 rodents...

BAGUIO CITY The month-long Rat-Catching Challenge at the Baguio City Public Market ended with a yield of 1,766 rodents....

 2020-05-02 03:25 

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VP Robredo says donations for frontliners 'more than numbers'...

The fund drive of Vice President Leni Robredo's office ended with a bang, raising cash donations of P60 million for frontliners in the battle against coronavirus disease (COVID-19)....

 2020-05-02 03:23 

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Feast of Saints Philip & James observed...

Roman Catholics commemorate on Sunday, May 3, the Feast of Saints Philip and James, two of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ....

 2020-05-02 03:14 

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NBS provides children activity materials...

The National Bookstore has released free printable activities for children....

 2020-05-02 03:13 

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Baguio hospitals warned against refusing to admit patients...

BAGUIO CITY The city government here has admonished all private hospitals in the city against refusing to administer medical treatment for any patient appearing at their doorsteps or emergency rooms, especially during this period of extended enhanced comm...

 2020-05-02 03:11 

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Lawyers' group hits human rights lawyer's arrest...

A lawyers' group has criticized the Philippine National Police (PNP) for arresting a human rights lawyer who was providing legal assistance to a group of protesters in Iloilo....

 2020-05-02 03:10 

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Catholics mark Good Shepherd Sunday...

As Roman Catholics observe Good Shepherd Sunday, a Church leader calls on the faithful "to be a good shepherd like Jesus especially in this time of crisis."...

 2020-05-02 03:09 

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White House blocks Fauci from testifying to Congress on coronavirus response...

Top U.S. health official Anthony Fauci will not testify next week to a congressional committee examining the Trump administration's response to the coronavirus pandemic, the White House said on Friday, calling it "counterproductive" to have in...

 2020-05-02 03:08 

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Malaysia rounding up migrants to contain coronavirus spread, police say...

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysian authorities are rounding up undocumented migrants as part of efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus, the country's police chief said late on Friday, after hundreds of migrants and refugees were detained in the capital Ku...

 2020-05-02 02:56 

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Dance video inspires, raises artists' morale amid pandemic...

More than 50 dancers in the country have collaborated for a dance video to raise awareness about artists affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic....

 2020-05-02 02:50 

Manila Bulletin

Pacquiao wants to set up 20,000-bed COVID-19 hospital...

Boxing icon Senator Emmanuel D. Pacquiao has proposed the establishment of an all-coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients' facility with a minimum capacity of 20,000 beds....

 2020-05-02 02:42 

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Global research on for COVID-19 vaccine, treatment...

As the global cases of coronavirus topped over three million since the outbreak was confirmed in China late last year, dozens of laboratories around the world have been working on finding both a treatment and vaccine to stop the further spread of the dise...

 2020-05-02 02:34 

Manila Bulletin

Sen. Cayetano bats for more quanrantine stations...

Senator Pia S. Cayetano on Saturday proposed the establishment of additional quarantine stations for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients in strategic locations throughout the country....

 2020-05-02 02:30 

Manila Bulletin

Sen. Go to schools: prepare for students' return to provinces...

Senator Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go emphasized today the need for the education sector to prepare for the expected transfer of students from urban areas as more Filipinos express willingness to relocate to their home provinces after the coronav...

 2020-05-02 02:16 

Manila Bulletin

Army trains personnel on human rights during ECQ, GCQ...

CAMP BANCASI, Butuan City Amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the Army's Fourth Infantry Division (4th ID continued to capacitate its personnel through a training on human rights while enhanced and general community quarantines are in ef...

 2020-05-02 02:14 

Manila Bulletin

Trump leaves White House grounds for first time since March 28...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump, cooped up in the White House for weeks due to the coronavirus lockdown, flew to Camp David, Maryland, on Friday for a weekend away at the presidential retreat....

 2020-05-02 02:10 

Manila Bulletin

Texas eases virus lockdown despite highest one-day death toll...

Texas began relaxing coronavirus lockdown measures on Friday despite reporting a single-day high in deaths, the largest and latest US state to ease restrictions without a clear drop in the number of confirmed virus cases....

 2020-05-02 02:10 

Manila Bulletin

President's 'So what?' as 5,000 die sparks fury in Brazil...

Rarely have two words ignited such a firestorm of controversy."So what?" said Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday when a journalist asked him about the fact that more than 5,000 Brazilians had died of the coronavirus....

 2020-05-02 02:08 

Manila Bulletin

From 'hot zone' to firestorm: US COVID medics draw on overseas experience...

They have seen war and toured the world's "hot zones" tackling the kind of biological hazards that can threaten civilizations. But for these returned exiles the US coronavirus outbreak has in some ways been more painful....

 2020-05-02 01:52 

Manila Bulletin

Families of Ilonggo OFWs in isolation appeal for support...

The families of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), mostly Ilonggo seafarers, are appealing to government officials to give more support to their loved ones who are under isolation to rule out coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)....

 2020-05-02 01:07 

Manila Bulletin

Remdesivir: COVID-19 drug helping patients recover faster in US trial...

WASHINGTON/GENEVA (AFP) — Remdesivir has been shown to speed up recovery times for patients with COVID19 in a major US-led trial, becoming the first drug with proven benefit against the disease....

 2020-05-02 00:49 

Manila Bulletin

Pandemic-hit New York renters strike in nationwide housing protest...

Days before May 1 rent was due, building management knocked on Sean Reilly's Brooklyn apartment door demanding payment for the previous month....

 2020-05-02 00:48 

Manila Bulletin

US virus death toll climbs by 1,883 in 24 hours: Johns Hopkins...

The coronavirus death toll in the United States climbed by 1,883 in the past 24 hours, a tally by Johns Hopkins University showed Friday, bringing the total number of fatalities to nearly 65,000....

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