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 2020-04-03 10:26 

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Filipinos abroad who lost to COVID-19 now at 21 DFA...

MANILA, Philippines — The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has so far claimed the lives of 21 Filipinos abroad, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said. According to figures released by the DFA on Friday, the total number of overseas Filipinos wh...

 2020-04-03 10:25 

Manila Bulletin

Release COVID-19 subsidy to poor families now Villanueva...

The emergency subsidy for poor families displaced by the enhanced community quarantine amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic should not be delayed by government bureaucracy, Senator Joel Villanueva said on Friday....

 2020-04-03 10:25 

Manila Standard

Google to publish user location data to help govts tackle virus...

Google says it will publish users' location data around the world from Friday to allow governments to gauge the effectiveness of social distancing measures, brought in to stem the COVID-19 pandemic....

 2020-04-03 10:25 

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Chelsea partner with domestic abuse charity...

Chelsea have partnered with domestic abuse charity Refuge to raise awareness and funds in support of women and children who suffer from the issue during the coronavirus lockdown.Experts have warned that the virus outbreak will lead to a "domestic abus...

 2020-04-03 10:25 

Manila Bulletin

PNP explains disparity in cops' hazard pay amid COVID-19...

The Philippine National Police (PNP) leadership on Friday explained that policemen in the frontlines of the battle against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are only given P235 per day as hazard pay as it is all it can afford based on available funds....

 2020-04-03 10:24 

Manila Bulletin

Malaysia's indigenous people flee into forests to escape coronavirus...

KUALA LUMPUR - After blocking the entrance to their village with logs, half the people of Jemeri fled into the surrounding forest in fear as the coronavirus spread in Malaysia, infecting the first indigenous 'Orang Asli' person....

 2020-04-03 10:24 

Philippine Star

Yeng Constantino apologizes for trouble with doctor, composes song for COVID-19 frontliners...

In response to what she claimed was a request from a doctor to boost the morale of frontliners battling novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), singer-songwriter Yeng Constantino released a new song titled "Kumapit."...

 2020-04-03 10:16 

Manila Bulletin

SC issues guidelines on online filing of cases, bail in trial courts...

The Supreme Court (SC) starts implementing on Monday, April 6, the online filing of criminal cases and posting of bail in the trial courts nationwide....

 2020-04-03 10:10 

ABS-CBN

2 lalaking walang quarantine pass, nahulihan ng shabu sa N. Occidental...

Dalawang lalaki ang timbog matapos sila sitahin na walang quarantine pass at mahulihan ng hinihinalang shabu sa Silay City, Negros Occidental nitong Huwebes....

 2020-04-03 10:10 

Manila Bulletin

OVP accumulates P44 M to support health workers, other COVID-19 frontliners...

Support continues to pour in for Vice President Leni Robredo, whose office has already accumulated P44 million fund dedicated to health workers and other frontliners in fight against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak....

 2020-04-03 10:09 

ABS-CBN

More than half of COVID-19 fatalities got test results on day or after of death...

MANILA — More than half or 52 of the 96 confirmed COVID-19 deaths in the Philippines as of Wednesday had their results released on the day or after their death, according to Department of Health (DOH) data analyzed by the ABS-CBN Investigative and R...

 2020-04-03 10:08 

Manila Bulletin

UP creates COVID-19 dictionary for children...

For the young to further understand terms they usually encounter during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the faculty of the University of the Philippines (UP) College of Education has created a children's dictionary containing words relate...

 2020-04-03 10:08 

Manila Bulletin

Meralco energizes 3 government-designated COVID-19 treatment centers, shares electricity cost with 3 corporate partners...

The Manila Electric Company (Meralco) today said it will provide its full support to the Department of Public Works and Highways' (DPWH) plans to convert three multi-purpose venues into much-needed additional health and medical facilities for the heig...

 2020-04-03 10:08 

Manila Bulletin

China to hold national mourning for coronavirus victims...

China will hold a national mourning event on Saturday to commemorate those who died in its fight against the deadly coronavirus, including 14 frontline workers....

 2020-04-03 10:02 

Manila Bulletin

Indians to hold nine-minute corona lightshow...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi called on Indians to hold candles and mobile phones aloft for nine minutes on Sunday to dispel the "darkness and uncertainty" of the coronavirus crisis....

 2020-04-03 09:59 

Manila Bulletin

Singapore to close workplaces, schools in virus fight...

Singapore will close schools and workplaces while people are being told to stay home, as the city-state ramps up curbs to stem the spread of coronavirus, the premier said Friday....

 2020-04-03 09:58 

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Health maintenance firms assure COVID-19 coverage for 7M PH clients...

A group of health maintenance organizations (HMOs) on Friday (April 3) assured clients of COVID-19 coverage with nearly 24-hour assistance available for client concerns. Carlos D. Da Silva, executive director of Association of Health Maintenance Organizat...

 2020-04-03 09:58 

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Hilbay joins calls for Mocha's arrest after posting 'fake news' in her blog...

MANILA, Philippines — Former Solicitor General Florin "Pilo" Hilbay on Friday joined calls of netizens for Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (Owwa) deputy administrator Margaux "Mocha" Uson to be arrested for violating the "...

 2020-04-03 09:55 

Manila Bulletin

Isolated and afraid: How the pandemic is changing pregnancy...

Jamie Chui has been a virtual prisoner in her Hong Kong home for most of her nine-month pregnancy....

 2020-04-03 09:55 

Cebu Daily News

Oponganons get free bus rides from city gov't...

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu The Lapu-Lapu City Government through the City Traffic Management Office (CTMS) is offering free bus rides to Oponganons, now that public transport is temporarily suspended because of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ). The free ...

 2020-04-03 09:54 

Manila Bulletin

Nigerian man shot dead for flouting virus lockdown...

A Nigerian man has been shot dead for allegedly flouting a stay-at-home order aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus, police and a lawmaker said on Friday....

 2020-04-03 09:51 

Manila Bulletin

DepEd reminds parents: Guide children on Internet use...

The Department of Education (DepEd) reminded parents to guide their children on the proper use of new online learning platforms....

 2020-04-03 09:49 

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KonsultaMD hosts live webinars on COVID-19, mental health, etc....

MANILA, Philippines KonsultaMD is hosting live webinars on COVID-19, mental health, and other health issues as a way to assist Filipinos staying at home who may have queries concerning their physical and mental well-being. The webinars will be aired via K...

 2020-04-03 09:48 

Manila Bulletin

Asia virus latest: Thai curfew, oil slips after surge...

By Agence France-Presse The latest developments in Asia related to the novel coronavirus pandemic: Thai curfew to begin Thailand will begin enforcing a six-hour curfew from Friday night in a bid to control the spread of coronavirus, and has warned anyone ...

 2020-04-03 09:46 

Manila Bulletin

How to stop the virus making us all fatter...

The coronavirus has shaken the world like nothing else. But beyond the terrible toll of death, economic devastation and fear, the virus is likely to leave another lasting mark....

 2020-04-03 09:46 

Manila Bulletin

Paraaque distributes 60,000 food packs...

The Paranaque City government has already distributed a total of 60,000 family food packs and to city residents and the packing of goods continued....

 2020-04-03 09:44 

Cebu Daily News

Untouchable: The baby born to a mom with coronavirus...

Madrid, Spain — For 10 days after giving birth to her first child, the mother was not allowed near him after she tested positive for coronavirus, for fear of infecting her newborn. And even though she has since been reunited with her son, neither sh...

 2020-04-03 09:43 

Cebu Daily News

Lapu's social workers to go house to house to distribute social amelioration cards...

LAPU-LAPU CITY, CEBU, Philippines — The City Social Welfare and Development (CSWD) of Lapu-Lapu City will soon start distributing the Social Amelioration Cards on a house-to-house basis. Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard "Ahong" Chan announced thi...

 2020-04-03 09:42 

Philippine Star

Lockdown extension to require more funds, global bank says...

"We believe an extended lockdown would not only require an improvement of the distribution of relief measures but also more funding," Nomura said....

 2020-04-03 09:38 

ABS-CBN

'Adopt-a-tricycle driver': Mga pulis-Maynila namahagi ng relief packs sa mga tsuper...

MAYNILA - Ngayong may ipinapatupad na enhanced community quarantine sa Luzon, sinisita ng mga awtoridad ang mga tricycle driver na nagpapatuloy sa pagpasada sa kabila ng pagsuspinde ng public transportation....

 2020-04-03 09:38 

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'Because it's his sworn duty': A tribute to a Filipino nurse who died of COVID-19...

MANILA, Philippines — At 1:14 a.m. on Wednesday, the family of Arvin Pascual heard what would be one of the cruelest news in their entire lives. Arvin, a 44-year-old nurse who just a day before tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19),...

 2020-04-03 09:35 

Philippine Star

Boy, 7, tests positive for COVID-19 in Zamboanga...

A seven-year-old boy tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease, bringing the tally of confirmed cases to seven in Zamboanga peninsula, a health official said here....

 2020-04-03 09:34 

Manila Bulletin

PH reports highest number of COVID-19 deaths in one day...

Twenty-nine more patients afflicted with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) have died, becoming the highest number of deaths reported in a single day so far in the Philippines, the Department of Health (DOH) said on Friday....

 2020-04-03 09:32 

ABS-CBN

42 manggagawang di nakauwi ng probinsiya kinupkop ng Baclaran Church...

Kinupkop ngayon ng Baclaran Church ang 42 construction workers na hindi nakauwi sa kanilang probinsiya sa Albay matapos harangin sa checkpoint....

 2020-04-03 09:30 

Manila Bulletin

Teener faces gun, drug charges...

An 18-year-old boy listed in the Eastern Police District's high-value target for gun-running was arrested by police in a buy-bust operation in Pasig City on Thursday....

 2020-04-03 09:24 

Manila Bulletin

DILG to LGUs: Don't put your faces, names on relief packs...

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has barred local officials on April 3, Friday, from placing their names and pictures on relief packs intended for the poor beneficiaries affected by the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine (E...

 2020-04-03 09:23 

Philippine Star

Google launches digital 'Visita Iglesia' for Holy Week 2020...

Since Luzon is still under enhanced community quarantine due to novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, this Holy Week, people can virtually visit historical churches from the safety of their own homes through Google Maps....

 2020-04-03 09:23 

Philippine Star

Letran Knights auction off jerseys for COVID-19 frontliners...

Reigning NCAA titlist Letran is showing it is not only a champion team inside the court but also off it....

 2020-04-03 09:19 

Philippine Star

Philippines now has 8 COVID-19 testing centers, says Nograles...

More accredited COVID-19 testing centers will mean faster identification and isolation of COVID-19 infected individuals, Nograles explained....

 2020-04-03 09:18 

Manila Bulletin

DepEd denies kicking out persons being monitored for COVID-19 from Iloilo school...

ILOILO CITY—The Department of Education (DepEd) denied kicking out persons being monitored for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) from a public school that has been turned into an isolation site in this city....

 2020-04-03 09:17 

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Filipinos in Indonesia get stay permits amid coronavirus pandemic...

MANILA, Philippines — Filipinos and other foreigners who are still in Indonesia due to the suspension of flights amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic will automatically be given emergency stay permits by the Indonesian government. The Ph...

 2020-04-03 09:10 

Philippine Star

Gabbi Garcia, Khalil Ramos launch fundraiser for two hospitals...

The two-week target of P300,000 would purchase P130,000 worth in hazmat suits and P20,000 in meals per hospital....

 2020-04-03 09:08 

Manila Bulletin

Las Pias city gets five more COVID-19 cases, mayor reminds residents to stay at home...

The Las Pias City Health Office recorded an increase in the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the city. From a recorded 32 individuals on April 2, five more tested positive on April 3, Friday, putting the total number of COVID-19 cases in Las Pias ...

 2020-04-03 09:07 

ABS-CBN

Truck driver patay sa pananambang sa Negros Occidental...

Patay ang isang lalaking truck driver matapos tambangan ng mga armadong tao sa bayan ng Toboso, Negros Occidental noong Huwebes....

 2020-04-03 09:06 

ABS-CBN

DOH announces 385 new COVID-19 cases; total breaches 3,000...

MANILA — The Department of Health on Friday said there are now 3,018 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Philippines....

 2020-04-03 09:04 

Manila Bulletin

No new COVID-19 case reported in Baguio City for past 5 days...

BAGUIO CITY - The City Health Office (CHO) here said that the absence of new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases reported in the city for the past five days did not mean that the fight against the disease was over, and that people can now afford to ...

 2020-04-03 09:03 

Manila Bulletin

INC offers Philippine Arena as COVID-19 mega quarantine facility...

The Philippine Arena in Bulacan will be converted into a "mega quarantine facility" for coronavirus cases in Bulacan and nearby provinces, a government official announced Friday....

 2020-04-03 09:02 

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DOF, BIR publish order to reiterate documentary stamp tax exemption of COVID-19 loan relief...

The Department of Finance (DOF) and the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) have reiterated the exemption from documentary stamp tax (DST) of the loan relief provided during the enhanced community quarantine period aimed at containing the spread of COVID-19....

 2020-04-03 09:01 

Philippine Star

Antibody tests key to ending COVID-19 lockdowns...

It's the key that opens to door from total lockdown: serologic testing, which will show definitively who has contracted COVID-19 and is in theory safe to return to work....

 2020-04-03 09:00 

Manila Bulletin

OWWA to 'name and shame' manning agencies that abandoned seafarers in Manila...

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) will soon make public the names of licensed manning agencies (LMA) that have abandoned their seafarers in Manila amid the imposition of the enhanced community quarantine....

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