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 2020-04-02 05:30 

Manila Bulletin

CHR raises alarm over rape of detainees during lockdown...

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) is alarmed over the alleged rape of detainees in Marikina City during the onslaught of the coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) pandemic....

 2020-04-02 05:29 

Philippine Star

Didal, Yulo make it to Forbes Asia's '30 Under 30' list...

The selection includes 300 bright and innovative leaders under the age of 30 who have been picked over 3,500 nominees....

 2020-04-02 05:27 

Manila Bulletin

LGUs may use 20 percent of development fund for COVID-19 concerns — DILG...

The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) said on Thursday that the local government units (LGUs) affected by the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) may now utilize 20 percent of their development fund for the novel coronavirus di...

 2020-04-02 05:24 

Manila Bulletin

China's Shenzhen bans the eating of cats and dogs after coronavirus...

SHENZHEN, China (Reuters) - The Chinese city of Shenzhen has banned the eating of dogs and cats as part of a wider clampdown on the wildlife trade since the emergence of the new coronavirus....

 2020-04-02 05:24 

Manila Bulletin

Pichay tells critics: Give us solutions...

"Put forward solutions, not just criticisms."Deputy Speaker and Surigao del Sur 1st district Rep. Prospero Pichay Jr. gave this advice to his fellow politicians Thursday after the Duterte administration received flak for being unprepared in addres...

 2020-04-02 05:24 

Cebu Daily News

At-home spa treatments to pamper your stressed mind and body...

Give yourself a break and pamper yourself at home. De-stressing is one way to make yourself more productive in any aspect of your life. A few hours of alone time and showing yourself some love can go a long way, especially after a bad day. If you don'...

 2020-04-02 05:18 

ABS-CBN

Robredo should face probe for 'competing' COVID-19 relief: Duterte's anti-corruption body...

President Rodrigo Duterte's anti-corruption commission said Thursday Vice President Leni Robredo should be investigated for her actions that "compete" with the government's efforts to address the COVID-19 pandemic....

 2020-04-02 05:15 

Philippine Star

Luzon residents now required to wear face masks outside during lockdown...

Those who are covered by the Luzon-wide lockdown should either wear face masks, indigenous, reusable or do-it-yourself masks, face shields, handkerchiefs or similar protective gear "that can effectively lessen the transmission of COVID-19" wheneve...

 2020-04-02 05:12 

Manila Bulletin

Diokno sees reason to lift 'strict ECQ'...

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin Diokno said "there is a reason" for the government to lift the "very strict" enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in connection with the fight against COVID-19....

 2020-04-02 05:12 

Inquirer.net

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Asian stocks mixed as economic toll of virus worsens...

BEIJING — Asian stocks were meandering Thursday after a White House warning that as many as 240,000 Americans might die of the coronavirus sent Wall Street tumbling and signs of the outbreak's global economic cost increased. Benchmarks in Tokyo ...

 2020-04-02 05:10 

Inquirer.net

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PACC to NBI: Probe Robredo for 'competing with national govt' in fight vs COVID-19...

MANILA, Philippines — The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) should probe Vice President Leni Robredo for "illegal solicitations" and for supposedly competing with the national government's efforts against the coronavirus disease (CO...

 2020-04-02 05:09 

Philippine Star

'Quarantini': After a long day of lockdown, how 'essential' is a drink?...

Since the start of the epidemic, alcohol has served other purposes, too....

 2020-04-02 05:09 

Manila Bulletin

PDP-Laban to NBI: Give Pimentel time to recover...

The PDP-Laban party leadership yesterday asked the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to give its embattled president, Senator Aquilino Pimentel III, a few weeks to rest, recover and beat the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)....

 2020-04-02 05:08 

Inquirer.net

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DSWD: Beneficiaries to receive cash aid in full...

MANILA, Philippines — Beneficiaries will receive the whole amount of P5,000 to P8,000 cash from the government's social amelioration program, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said Thursday. DSWD Secretary Rolando Bautista ...

 2020-04-02 05:03 

Philippine Star

NBI going after social media users who criticize government, too...

Diokno said the NBI "is now going after even ordinary citizens for simply airing their sentiments on the government's response to COVID-19 on social media."...

 2020-04-02 05:00 

Manila Bulletin

PRRD not hospitalized, remains fit and healthy Panelo...

President Duterte has not been hospitalized and actually remains fit and healthy to perform his job as the country's leader, Malacaang assured the public on Thursday....

 2020-04-02 05:00 

Philippine Star

Securing a lifeline: Banking personnel find ways to helm finance frontlines...

Today's frontliners are heroes above all else. At BDO, they continue to commit to serving the public. Here's what their employees have to say....

 2020-04-02 05:00 

ABS-CBN

18 million families to receive cash aid on top of food packs, DSWD says...

DSWD Secretary Rolando Bautista said the agency would distribute in cash the government subsidies ranging from P5,000 to P8,000 per family for 2 months....

 2020-04-02 04:58 

Manila Bulletin

IATF: Wearing of face masks now mandatory...

The national government has adopted the policy requiring those going outside to wear face masks, handkerchiefs, or other protective equipment to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country....

 2020-04-02 04:55 

Manila Bulletin

Distribution of goods now with DSWD to avoid political patronage...

Malacaang said President Duterte stripped local government units (LGUs) of their authority to distribute assistance during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic to avoid political patronage....

 2020-04-02 04:45 

ABS-CBN

Foreigners in Philippines told to stay at home, assured of relaxed visa rules...

MANILA - The Philippines' immigration bureau on Thursday advised foreign visitors who are still in the country to comply with the community quarantine directives as it reiterated the easing of visa rules in light of measures limiting movement of peopl...

 2020-04-02 04:44 

Philippine Star

Masks are everywhere in Asia, but have they helped?...

The use of face masks in Asia during the coronavirus outbreak has been far more widespread than in the West, where governments have urged people to reserve supplies for frontline medical staff, so have they helped limit infections?...

 2020-04-02 04:44 

ABS-CBN

Ilang taga-Davao City tumulong sa paggawa ng aerosol boxes ng COVID-19 frontlners...

DAVAO CITY - Nagsanib-puwersa ang ilang pribadong indibidwal sa siyudad na ito para makapagpabuo ng aerosol boxes - na kinakailangan ng health frontliners para mag-intubate ng mga COVID-19 patients na hirap huminga....

 2020-04-02 04:42 

Manila Bulletin

Solon files bill to amend Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipino Act of 1995...

Aklan 2nd district Rep. Teodorico Haresco Jr. wants to amend the Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipino Act of 1995 to expand the use of Legal Assistance Fund (LAF) to benefit distressed Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs)....

 2020-04-02 04:38 

Inquirer.net

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World class gymnast Yulo, skateboarder Didal among 5 Filipinos in Forbes 'Under 30 Asia' list...

MANILA, Philippines— Five Filipinos, including world class gymnast Carlos Edriel Yulo and skateboarder Margielyn Didal have been recognized for their brilliance and innovation in various fields and made it to this year's Forbes "30 Under 30 ...

 2020-04-02 04:34 

Manila Bulletin

Checkpoint volunteer shot dead, 1 hurt in QC...

A 38-year-old male volunteer manning a quarantine checkpoint in Quezon City was shot to death by four men on board two motorcycles on Wednesday....

 2020-04-02 04:31 

Inquirer.net

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PICC, WTC, Rizal Memorial to house almost 2,000 COVID-19 PUIs — IATF...

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) Forum Halls, the World Trade Center (WTC), and the Rizal Memorial Coliseum will be able to accommodate a total of 1,950 patients under watch for the coronavirus disease 2019...

 2020-04-02 04:30 

ABS-CBN

COVID-19 martial law off the table, says Palace official...

Martial law is excluded from the Philippine government's options to address the COVID-19 pandemic, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said Thursday as he emphasized the need to maintain public peace and order....

 2020-04-02 04:26 

Manila Bulletin

Wife, daughter of 1st Pinoy COVID-19 case in Korea test positive...

The wife and daughter of the first Filipino coronavirus disease (COVID-19) case in South Korea have tested positive for the virus....

 2020-04-02 04:24 

Manila Bulletin

Gov't readies 3 large convention, sports centers for COVID-19 patients...

Three large convention and sports centers are being readied to become fully-functioning quarantine facilities by next week as the government continues to improve its capacity to address the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic....

 2020-04-02 04:21 

Inquirer.net

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IATF: Filing of charges vs local officials only for grave violations...

MANILA, Philippines — The option to file charges against local officials who will violate the Luzon quarantine guidelines will only be applied to grievous instances, the inter-agency task force handling the government's response to the COVID-19 ...

 2020-04-02 04:19 

ABS-CBN

Scientist backs lockdown extension, says PH needs 2-3 months to 'flatten the curve'...

MANILA — A Filipino scientist is backing an extension of the Luzon-wide lockdown, saying it would take 2 to 3 months for the Philippines to flatten the curve or decrease the number of novel coronavirus infections....

 2020-04-02 04:17 

Manila Bulletin

FLAG slams NBI for running after critics...

An organization of human rights lawyers on Thursday denounced the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) for running after ordinary citizens who have expressed criticism online over the government's handling of the country's health emergency conce...

 2020-04-02 04:14 

Philippine Star

Frontliners, too: National Geographic launches emergency fund for journalists covering COVID-19 pandemic...

The National Geographic Society launched an emergency fund for journalists all over the world covering novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic within their own communities, with grants of between $1,000 and $8,000....

 2020-04-02 04:12 

Manila Bulletin

Barangay checkpoints need PNP authorization DILG...

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Thursday said barangays have to seek authorization from the Philippine National Police (PNP) before lawful checkpoints may be placed within their respective jurisdictions....

 2020-04-02 04:09 

Manila Bulletin

Markets now allowed to operate for 12 hours...

Supermarkets, pharmacies, and other retail establishments selling basic necessities can now operate up to a maximum of 12 hours, government authorities have announced....

 2020-04-02 04:07 

ABS-CBN

Palace denies rumors Duterte confined in hospital...

Panelo was referring to rumors circulating on social media that the President is currently confined at the Cardinal Santos Medical Center....

 2020-04-02 04:05 

ABS-CBN

Indian national arestado sa pagbebenta ng overpriced thermal scanners...

Naaresto ng mga awtoridad noong Miyerkoles ang isang Indian national dahil sa umano ay pagbebenta ng mga overpriced thermal scanner sa Maynila....

 2020-04-02 04:02 

Manila Bulletin

Asymptomatic cargo delivery drivers, crew need not undergo 14-day quarantine IATF...

Asymptomatic drivers and crew of cargo delivery trucks should not be required to undergo a 14-day home quarantine, according to the government task force overseeing efforts against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic....

 2020-04-02 03:58 

Inquirer.net

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Palace dismisses Duterte hospitalization yarn...

MANILA, Philippines — Malacaang on Thursday denied that President Rodrigo Duterte was hospitalized at the Cardinal Santos Medical Center. In a statement, Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the President is "fit and healthy." "...

 2020-04-02 03:52 

Philippine Star

U.S. casts doubt on 'intentionally incomplete' Chinese coronavirus figures...
 2020-04-02 03:52 

Philippine Star

Lakers, Nets symptom free after 14-day isolations...

The Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers have completed 14-day home isolations without any players showing symptoms of coronavirus....

 2020-04-02 03:46 

Manila Bulletin

IATF approves guidelines for repatriation of OFWs in cruise ships...

The Interagency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases has approved the interim guidelines on the repatriation of overseas Filipinos working in cruise ships....

 2020-04-02 03:43 

Manila Bulletin

Labor group hits deferment of holiday pay...

Labor group Defend Jobs Philippines slammed the advisory issued by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) allowing employers to defer the payment of the holiday pay of their employees for the Holy Week....

 2020-04-02 03:41 

Manila Bulletin

Small businesses given 30-day reprieve in paying rent...

Small businesses will not be required to settle immediately their commercial rents during the enhanced community quarantine in Luzon based on a new government order....

 2020-04-02 03:38 

ABS-CBN

Vico Sotto probe an 'unnecessary distraction' from virus battle: law expert...

A government investigation into Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto's supposed violation of policies under a Luzon-wide lockdown is an "unnecessary distraction" from efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, a law expert said Thursday....

 2020-04-02 03:37 

Philippine Star

Medical City denies protective gear raid rumors...

The debunked posts include allegations that PPE donations to the hospital from private individuals and organizations were confiscated and redistributed for political motives....

 2020-04-02 03:36 

Manila Bulletin

Let's focus on helping each other Mayor Vico...

Pasig City will continue with its efforts to address the needs of Pasigueos, Mayor Vico Sotto said, as the city races to help its residents affected by the health crisis caused by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)....

 2020-04-02 03:30 

Manila Bulletin

Unconsumed eletricity must not be charged to power consumers during lockdown Gatchalian...

Power consumers should not be made to pay unused electricity contracted by distribution utilities like the Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) and other electric cooperatives during the enhanced community quarantine, Senator Sherwin Gatchalian said on Thursday....

 2020-04-02 03:30 

Manila Bulletin

Unconsumed electricity must not be charged to power consumers during lockdown Gatchalian...

Power consumers should not be made to pay unused electricity contracted by distribution utilities like the Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) and other electric cooperatives during the enhanced community quarantine, Senator Sherwin Gatchalian said on Thursday....

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