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 2020-05-02 00:45 

Manila Bulletin

Trump has no comment on report North Korea's Kim made public appearance...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump declined on Friday to comment on a report by North Korea's state news agency that the country's leader Kim Jong Un had made his first public appearance since April 11....

 2020-05-02 00:44 

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UK's Princess Charlotte celebrates her fifth birthday...

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Princess Charlotte, daughter of Prince William and his wife Kate, celebrates her fifth birthday on Saturday - an occasion marked by the release of four new photographs of the young royal....

 2020-05-02 00:23 

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4 repatriated OFWs in Bacolod test positive for COVID-19...

BACOLOD CITY - Mayor Evelio Leonardia announced on Thursday that there were four overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), who tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in rapid tests conducted here....

 2020-05-02 00:20 

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Negros Occidental downgrades to GCQ, Bacolod extends ECQ to May 15...

BACOLOD CITY - The provincial government of Negros Occidental downgraded its status from the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) to general community quarantine (GCQ) from May 1 to May 15, while the city government of Bacolod extended its ECQ from April 3...

 2020-05-02 00:18 

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42 arrested in Iloilo City for protesting activist's murder...

ILOILO CITY For violating enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) restrictions of mass gatherings, 42 persons were arrested Friday here for trying to stage a protest caravan, calling for justice in the murder of a an activist....

 2020-05-02 00:13 

Manila Bulletin

CHEd, DOT organize sweeper flights for students stranded in Boracay...

Stranded in Boracay Island since the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) was implemented, 45 of 64 students have been accommodated in sweeper flights that brought them to different parts of Luzon, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) said Friday....

 2020-05-02 00:00 

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Support Filipino local sellers at Lazada's Bounce Back Sale...

From May 3 to 5, customers can shop for their daily needs and more at up to 90 percent off at Lazada's Bounce Back Sale. To top that off, free shipping is available with no minimum spend (for selected merchants)....

 2020-05-01 23:56 

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4.8-magnitude quake jolts Davao Occidental...

BUTUAN CITY - A 4.8-magnitude earthquake jolted Davao Occidental province on Friday night, May 1, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said....

 2020-05-01 23:30 

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Trump tells Biden to 'fight' sex assault allegation...

President Donald Trump, himself a subject of multiple sex assault allegations, came out Friday on the side of his Democratic challenger Joe Biden, telling him to "fight" an accusation that he assaulted a woman three decades ago....

 2020-05-01 23:29 

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Spain confirms pandemic slowdown with 281 new deaths...

Spain registered 281 deaths from coronavirus in the past 24 hours, bringing the total toll to 24,824, confirming the slowdown in the pandemic, according to figures released on Friday....

 2020-05-01 23:26 

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WHO says virus 'natural in origin'...

The World Health Organization reiterated Friday that the new coronavirus was of natural origin after US President Donald Trump claimed he had seen evidence it originated in a Chinese lab....

 2020-05-01 23:25 

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UK virus toll rises 739 as stats show disadvantaged worst hit...

Britain's overall death toll from the coronavirus outbreak rose by 739 to 27,510 on Friday, as new data indicated that people in disadvantaged areas were worse hit....

 2020-05-01 23:23 

Manila Bulletin

Ireland to extend coronavirus lockdown to May 18: PM...

Ireland's coronavirus lockdown will be extended by two weeks to May 18, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said Friday....

 2020-05-01 23:22 

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New Trump press secretary promises never to lie...

Promising "never" to lie and saying she prays for coronavirus victims, new White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany hit a strikingly sunny tone on Friday in her debut press conference....

 2020-05-01 23:19 

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NASA, SpaceX target historic spaceflight despite pandemic...

NASA and SpaceX said Friday they were pressing ahead with plans to launch astronauts to space from US soil for the first time in a decade later this month, despite the COVID-19 pandemic....

 2020-05-01 23:19 

Manila Bulletin

Canada bans assault weapons after deadliest shooting...

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday announced an immediate ban on military-grade assault weapons in response to the country's deadliest-ever mass shooting, a rampage that left 22 people dead last month....

 2020-05-01 23:16 

Manila Bulletin

Security Council head denounces paralysis in face of pandemic...

The UN Security Council's failure to act in the face of the global COVID-19 pandemic is a "shame" its acting president said Friday, lamenting "stumbling blocks" preventing the body from fulfilling its responsibilities....

 2020-05-01 23:13 

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Blood pressure medicines don't raise COVID-19 risk: research...

Blood pressure medicines do not increase the risk of COVID-19 infection nor do they increase the risk of becoming seriously ill with the disease, three major studies said Friday, positive news for the millions of people who take them....

 2020-05-01 23:08 

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US states loosen lockdowns as coronavirus drug approved...

More US states eased pandemic lockdown measures on Friday even as coronavirus deaths rose, while American authorities greenlighted an experimental drug for emergency use on patients....

 2020-05-01 22:53 

Manila Bulletin

NKorea's Kim makes first public appearance in nearly three weeks: KCNA...

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un cut the ribbon at the opening of a fertilizer factory, KCNA reported Saturday -- the first time state media has reported him making a public appearance since speculation about his health began last month....

 2020-05-01 22:52 

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Nearly 3,000 crew quarantined on cruise ship in German port...

Nearly 3,000 crew of a cruise ship belonging to German tourism giant TUI have been quarantined on board after one person tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the company said on Friday....

 2020-05-01 22:52 

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US issues emergency approval for remdesivir for COVID-19 patients...

The experimental drug remdesivir has been authorized by US regulators for emergency use against COVID-19, President Donald Trump announced Friday....

 2020-05-01 18:00 

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WHO says COVID-19 emergency declaration gave world 'enough time'...

GENEVA/LONDON - Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus gave a robust defence on Friday of his and the World Health Organization's (WHO) "timely" actions in declaring the new coronavirus an international health emergency at the end of January....

 2020-05-01 17:56 

Manila Bulletin

Ireland set to slightly ease coronavirus restrictions: RTE...

DUBLIN - Ireland's cabinet is currently agreeing to a slight easing of coronavirus restrictions that will allow those aged over 70 to go outside of their homes from Tuesday, national broadcaster RTE reported....

 2020-05-01 17:54 

Manila Bulletin

DSWD starts posting names of SAP beneficiaries on its website...

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has started posting the names of the beneficiaries of the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) on its website in the spirit of transparency and accountability....

 2020-05-01 17:52 

Manila Bulletin

QC reports 13 new COVID-19 recoveries...

The number of recoveries from COVID-19 in Quezon City (QC) increased by 13, upping its total to 242 from the previous 229 as of 7 p.m. of May 1, the Quezon City Health Department (QCHD) said....

 2020-05-01 17:50 

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Joy Belmonte upholds maximum tolerance policy in QC, fires enforcer who mauled fish vendor...

The Quezon City (QC) government on Saturday said it has never allowed its men to abuse their power and use excessive force when implementing quarantine protocols....

 2020-05-01 17:47 

Manila Bulletin

Imported by the rich, coronavirus now devastating Brazil's poor...

RIO DE JANEIRO/SAO PAULO - Imported by the Brazilian elite vacationing in Europe, the new coronavirus is now ravaging the country's poor, ripping through tightly-packed neighborhoods where the disease is harder to control....

 2020-05-01 17:28 

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Thailand to allow alcohol sales after three-week ban: officials...

BANGKOK - Thailand will end a ban on the sale of alcohol on Sunday when it lifts other restrictions following progress in containing the coronavirus outbreak, two officials said late on Friday....

 2020-05-01 17:03 

Manila Bulletin

Zimbabwe extends coronavirus lockdown again, announces $720 millionstimulus...

HARARE - Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa extended a nationwide lockdown to fight the new coronavirus by two more weeks and announced a $720 million stimulus package for distressed companies, most which will be allowed to reopen on Monday....

 2020-05-01 16:56 

Manila Bulletin

The quarantine chronicles: Week 7...

IT'S THE SMALL THINGS By ALEX M. EDUQUE Seven weeks after the enhanced community quarantine was implemented. Here we still all are: in the same place we were seven weeks ago. It is the first weekend of May, and that means we have officially spent the ...

 2020-05-01 16:54 

Manila Bulletin

An alternative learning system...

PAGBABAGO By DR. FLORANGEL ROSARIO BRAID Most learning systems in our country as well as abroad have been utilizing distance or open learning through TV or Internet for sometime now, primarily as a support for classroom teaching. But it looks like the pos...

 2020-05-01 16:47 

Manila Bulletin

India extends nationwide lockdown, to allow relaxations in lower-risk zones...

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI - India said on Friday it would extend its nationwide coronavirus lockdown for another two weeks after May 4, but would allow "considerable relaxations" in lower-risk districts marked as green and orange zones....

 2020-05-01 16:38 

Manila Bulletin

You are the Holy One of God...

John presents Jesus as the fulfillment of the prophecies. His teachings accompanied by "signs" of power attest to his being the Son of God, and not just a carpenter's son. The multiplication of the loaves alludes to the "manna" in the ...

 2020-05-01 16:36 

Manila Bulletin

Private sector steps up at a time of great need...

In the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting restrictions on the public and on the economy, our private sector has stepped up with programs and projects to help people, especially those hardest hit by the unprecedented crisis. One such undertaking h...

 2020-05-01 16:36 

Manila Bulletin

Anakbayan claims police harassment at Labor Day feeding program...

Progressive group Anakbayan on Friday chided the police for supposedly harassing 15 people as the group celebrated Labor Day, while four youth activists operating a soup kitchen in Barangay Central Quezon City were also arrested with them....

 2020-05-01 16:28 

Manila Bulletin

3 UP students and 15 individuals arrested for allegedly staging a protest in QC...

Three University of the Philippines (UP) students and 15 other individuals were arrested for allegedly staging a protest on Friday afternoon in Barangay Central in Quezon City, according to a police report....

 2020-05-01 16:22 

Manila Bulletin

Labor group denounces arrests of activists on Labor Day...

At least 65 individuals comprising 11 softdrink factory workers in Laguna, 42 protesters in Iloilo City, 10 relief volunteers in Marikina City, and two activists in Montalban, Rizal were arrested by the police as the world celebrated International Labor D...

 2020-05-01 16:04 

Manila Bulletin

Italian prime minister apologises over long welfare delays...

ROME - Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte apologised on Friday to millions of struggling Italians who have yet to receive long-promised financial aid meant to help them get through the coronavirus crisis....

 2020-05-01 15:04 

Manila Bulletin

Tagle promoted to 'cardinal-bishop,' second-highest title in the Church...

Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle was promoted to cardinal-bishop by Pope Francis on Friday....

 2020-05-01 14:22 

Manila Bulletin

Pasay records 8 more COVID-19 patients...

The Pasay City Health Office recorded an increase of eight persons affected with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) from 188 last April 29 to 196 on Friday. Number of deaths is at 20....

 2020-05-01 13:44 

Manila Bulletin

Duque commends Sta. Ana Hospital during inspection...

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III lauded the Sta. Ana Hospital in Manila and said it is well on its way to becoming a Level 3 hospital during an inspection Friday morning....

 2020-05-01 13:13 

Manila Bulletin

PAGASA astronomer mulls possibility of meteorite strike in Cavite...

The chief astronomer of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) is not dismissing the possibility that a fire that occurred in a barangay in Maragondon, Cavite last Sunday was caused by the April Lyrids m...

 2020-05-01 12:43 

Manila Bulletin

Salceda says Albay not ready for GCQ status...

Albay, allegedly Bicol's coronavirus "infection cluster," is not ready to shake off its enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) status....

 2020-05-01 12:27 

Manila Bulletin

Hontiveros: 'New normal' should include better conditions for workers...

Senator Risa Hontiveros said the "new normal" should no longer include poor working conditions, low wages, and abuse of Filipino workers....

 2020-05-01 12:24 

Manila Bulletin

DOH: 1,694 healthcare workers infected with coronavirus...

The number of healthcare workers infected with the novel coronavirus in the country has reached 1,694, the Department of Health (DOH) announced on Friday....

 2020-05-01 12:20 

Manila Bulletin

Duterte signs EO placing 9 areas under ECQ...

President Duterte has issued Executive Order (EO) No. 112 placing nine geographical areas under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) until May 15 in a bid to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)....

 2020-05-01 12:07 

Manila Bulletin

Palace designates BCDA's Dizon deputy chief implementer of gov't's coronavirus response...

Malacaang has designated Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) President Vivencio Dizon the deputy chief implementer of the government's coronavirus response....

 2020-05-01 11:47 

Manila Bulletin

Panelo launches TV show to defend Duterte from critics...

Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo is back at the podium of the Malacaang press briefing room defending President Duterte from blistering criticisms from some people....

 2020-05-01 11:40 

Manila Bulletin

Number of COVID-19-stricken Filipinos overseas rises to 1,707 DFA...

The Department of Foreign Affairs on Friday reported 30 additional cases of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who contracted the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), bringing the total number of cases across 46 countries to 1,707....

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