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 2020-04-03 08:59 

Manila Bulletin

4 new COVID-19 cases reported in Cavite...

IMUS CITY, Cavite - At least four more new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases, including that of two elderly patients, were reported in Cavite province, Governor Jonvic Remulla said on Thursday, April 2....

 2020-04-03 08:57 

Manila Bulletin

Pregnant patient confirmed to be COVID-19 positive in Zamboanga City...

ZAMBOANGA CITY - A 30-year old female was the third coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patient reported in this city, and is now confined at the Zamboanga City Medical Center (ZCMC), according to the Center for COVID-19 in this city....

 2020-04-03 08:54 

Manila Bulletin

MMDA spox tests negative for COVID-19...

Despite her flu-like symptoms, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) spokesperson, Assistant Secretary Celine Pialago, on Friday, April 3, said that she tested negative for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)....

 2020-04-03 08:54 

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COVID-19 help: DOF says PH to present plans vs pandemic to tap $5-B financing from China-led lender AIIB...

The Philippines will present plans to tap Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank's (AIIB) proposed $5-billion COVID-19 crisis recovery financing, Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III said on Friday (April 3). The Beijing-based multilateral lender, ...

 2020-04-03 08:48 

Manila Bulletin

Importers urged to claim overstaying containers, avoid bottleneck in ports...

Importers and consignees of unclaimed containers in Manila ports have been constantly contacted and urged to pull out their shipments to avoid bottleneck in ports....

 2020-04-03 08:47 

Manila Bulletin

'Superheroes': Coronavirus survivors donate plasma hoping to heal the sick...

As she emerges from quarantine, recovered COVID-19 patient Diana Berrent is eager to join the battle against the pandemic and donate precious antibodies that researchers hope might help others....

 2020-04-03 08:45 

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House panel to defeat COVID-19 may hold hearing on April 9...

MANILA, Philippines — Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano on Friday said the House's Defeat COVID-19 Committee (DCC) may hold a hearing on the government's social amelioration program on Maundy Thursday, April 9. In his virtual presser, Cayetano sai...

 2020-04-03 08:44 

Manila Bulletin

Lacson: Congress can help in ECQ decision if given the necessary data...

The Duterte administration is faced with the most difficult decision to strike a balance between flattening the curve of COVID-19 and the looming economic recession because of prolonged business inactivity, Senator Panfilo M. Lacson said on Friday....

 2020-04-03 08:42 

Philippine Star

'Maraming salamat': Isko Moreno praises Angel Locsin, Neil Arce for donating to Manila frontliners...

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno expressed his gratitude to engaged couple Angel Locin and Neil Arce for donating tents for the city's frontliners....

 2020-04-03 08:41 

Philippine Star

Gucci donates 2 million euros to fight COVID-19...

Gucci donates 2 million to two crowdfunding campaigns, Italian Civil Protection Department (Protezione Civile) and COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, in support of the fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-04-03 08:38 

Manila Bulletin

Untouchable: the baby born to a mum with coronavirus...

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...

 2020-04-03 08:37 

Cebu Daily News

Delivery truck driver arrested for challenging checkpoint police to a fistfight...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A delivery truck driver is now facing charges of unjust vexation, oral defamation and disobedience to a person in authority, after he allegedly challenged policemen manning a checkpoint along the North Reclamation area, to a...

 2020-04-03 08:34 

Manila Bulletin

Guevarra on fight against COVID-19: We should all be in this together...

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Friday, April 3, called on everyone in the country to be united in the fight against the deadly 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19)....

 2020-04-03 08:33 

Cebu Daily News

499 PUMs cleared in Cebu City...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City has cleared 499 persons under monitoring (PUM) in all 80 barangays. In their most recent data, the City Health Department (CHD) revealed that out of the 552 PUMs in the city, 499 has been released from quarantine. ...

 2020-04-03 08:23 

Manila Bulletin

Military hospitals exempted in COVID pandemic Lagman...

Independent Rep. Edcel Lagman of Albay sought an answer to this question as he noted military hospitals like the Armed Forces of the Philippines Medical Center (AFPMC), formerly V. Luna Hospital, and the Veterans Memorial Medical Hospital (VMMC) have not ...

 2020-04-03 08:22 

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Suarez 'hurt' by criticism of Barca players' pay cut delay...

Uruguay star Luis Suarez complained on Thursday that he has been "hurt" by criticism of him and fellow millionaire Barcelona players for the time it took to agree to pay cuts to help out other club employees.Argentine superstar Lionel Messi announ...

 2020-04-03 08:22 

Manila Bulletin

No port in a storm: Australia tells virus-stricken cruise ships to go home...

Australia insisted Friday it would not let the crew of multiple virus-stricken cruise ships into the country, slapping aside suggestions it was falling short on legal and moral obligations....

 2020-04-03 08:20 

Cebu Daily News

Labella seeks council's authority for DSWD MOA...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Mayor Edgardo Labella is seeking the council's permission to sign a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the Department Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). The MOA will allow the city to avail the Social Amelioration Pr...

 2020-04-03 08:19 

ABS-CBN

Ambulance driver hurt after getting shot over parking row in Quezon...

An ambulance driver who had just finished ferrying medical workers to a hospital was wounded when an argument over where to park the vehicle led to a shooting incident in Candelaria, Quezon, police said Friday....

 2020-04-03 08:19 

Manila Bulletin

Respect privacy of COVID patients — House leader...

A House leader has personally rejected calls to have the names of COVID-19 patients publicly disclosed."I think you cannot force a private person to disclose his condition," said Deputy Speaker and Surigao del Sur 2nd district Rep. Johnny Pimentel...

 2020-04-03 08:18 

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COVID-19 losses: IATA sees 400,000 PH jobs wiped out in grounding of air travel...

More than 400,000 jobs in the Philippines would be wiped out even if demand for air travel—now largely decimated by COVID-19starts to recover by the second half of 2020, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The bleak outl...

 2020-04-03 08:13 

Inquirer.net

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Wimbledon chief fears 'no more tennis this year'...

Wimbledon chief Richard Lewis admitted on Thursday that he feared the remainder of the 2020 tennis season could be wiped out.Tennis has been in lockdown since early last month and is not scheduled to return until July 13 at the earliest following the canc...

 2020-04-03 08:10 

Manila Bulletin

DepEd to tap partners in fight vs. COVID-19 outbreak...

If the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Luzon and other areas will continue, the Department of Education (DepEd) tap its private sector partners to fund essential requirements that will be distributed to schools across the country to help combat the...

 2020-04-03 08:10 

Manila Bulletin

COVID-19 Pinay survivor in Germany says positive outlook helped her beat the disease...

A "positive disposition," was what helped a Filipina in Berlin, Germany recover from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)....

 2020-04-03 08:07 

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Brady moving into mansion owned by baseball star Jeter: report...

Six-time Super Bowl champion quarterback Tom Brady, who joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last month, will reportedly be moving into a huge waterfront mansion owned by retired baseball star Derek Jeter.The Tampa Bay Times reported Thursday that Brady, the 4...

 2020-04-03 08:06 

Manila Bulletin

UP-developed COVID-19 test kits ready for rollout...

The COVID-19 testing kits developed by scientists of the University of the Philippines (UP) have completed field validation, and are now ready for mass production and usage....

 2020-04-03 08:04 

Cebu Daily News

DICT warns public against vishing or voice phising...

CEBU CITY, Philippines —If you receive an unsolicited call asking for personal and sensitive information, you should be on the alert. The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) reminds the public to be wary of vishing or voic...

 2020-04-03 08:04 

Inquirer.net

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NBA eyes staging entire playoffs in Las Vegas: report...

NBA officials are studying the possibility of staging the entire playoffs in Las Vegas but nothing is close to being settled, Sports Illustrated reported Thursday.According to a story on the magazine website, unnamed sources said the league is exploring w...

 2020-04-03 08:02 

Manila Bulletin

La Salle Green Hills opens doors to 'heroes' of The Medical City...

A premier catholic school in Mandaluyong City has offered temporary shelter to health workers fighting at the frontlines of the battle against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)....

 2020-04-03 08:01 

Inquirer.net

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COVID-19 relief: 16 LGUs extend local tax deadlines...

Two provinces and 14 cities have extended deadlines to pay local taxes but the Bureau of Local Government Finance (BLGF) expressed no worry yet about the impact of lower tax take from local governments amid COVID-19 lockdowns. An updated list made by BLGF...

 2020-04-03 08:01 

ABS-CBN

Grieving without goodbyes: Families turn to faith to mourn loved ones who died during Luzon lockdown...

Two fathers did not die of the dreaded coronavirus disease (COVID-19) but their passing was doubly painful for the family left behind -- with no proper goodbyes, no usual rites, and no friends in time of grief....

 2020-04-03 08:01 

Manila Bulletin

Sen. Gatchalian: National ID system needed for quicker response...

Senator Sherwin Gatchalian urged the government on Friday, April 3, to fasttrack the implementation of the national ID system.This is to ensure quicker response to prevent a repeat of pandemics like the novel coronavirus disease or COVID-19 in the future....

 2020-04-03 08:00 

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Cayetano 'satisfied' with Duterte's first report on COVID-19 response...

MANILA, Philippines — House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano on Friday said he was "satisfied" with President Rodrigo Duterte's first report on government measures to combat the coronavirus pandemic. In a virtual press conference, Cayetano sa...

 2020-04-03 07:59 

Cebu Daily News

Corona beer producer halts brewing over virus...

Mexico City, Mexico — The Mexican brewer of Corona beer said Thursday it was suspending production because of the health emergency in the country over the COVID-19 pandemic. Grupo Modelo whose brands also include Pacifico and Modelo said the measure...

 2020-04-03 07:58 

Philippine Star

The new 9/11: COVID-19 and a looming mental health disaster...
 2020-04-03 07:57 

Manila Bulletin

Lifting of ECQ will be based on health concerns, not business, says DTI...

The major basis for the lifting of the enhanced community quarantine will be based on health—and not business—parameters, the chief of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said....

 2020-04-03 07:56 

Manila Bulletin

Cop positive for COVID-19 dies...

A police officer who tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) succumbed to the fatal illness, the Philippine National Police (PNP) confirmed on Friday....

 2020-04-03 07:56 

Manila Bulletin

PNP suffers first two COVID-19 deaths...

Two police officers who tested positive for 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) succumbed to the fatal illness, the Philippine National Police (PNP) confirmed on Friday....

 2020-04-03 07:55 

Manila Bulletin

DOJ remains hands off over NBI probe of Vico...

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has assured it will keep its hands off the ongoing probe the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) is conducting on Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto....

 2020-04-03 07:54 

Manila Bulletin

BOC denies claims on delayed release of PPE, medical supplies shipments...

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) debunked claims on Friday, April 3, on the delayed release of personal protective equipment (PPE) and other medical supplies....

 2020-04-03 07:53 

Manila Bulletin

Pasay City Council passes ordinance penalizing hoarders, panic buyers...

An ordinance was recently passed by the Pasay City Council to penalize its residents who hoard and resort to panic buying during the enhanced community quarantine....

 2020-04-03 07:52 

Cebu Daily News

Activities to do with the elderly during ECQ...

Many older adults are now more likely to be staying at home to keep themselves safe during this time of the virus outbreak. Because of that, activities and hobbies that they used to enjoy outside of their homes might now seem risky for them to do. Staying...

 2020-04-03 07:50 

Manila Bulletin

Palace defends Duterte's shoot-to-kill order vs. troublemakers...

Malacaang said there was nothing wrong with President Duterte's shoot-to-kill order against those who will create trouble and chaos amid the enhanced community quarantine in Luzon....

 2020-04-03 07:46 

Manila Bulletin

DepEd allows schools to hold graduation, moving-up rites once ECQ is lifted...

The Department of Education (DepEd) said that schools may push through with end-of-school-year (EOSY) rites on the second week of April or once the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Luzon and in other areas have been lifted....

 2020-04-03 07:46 

Manila Bulletin

Diokno offers tips for those summoned by NBI...

What do you do if you have been summoned by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI)?...

 2020-04-03 07:42 

Cebu Daily News

Cebu City police to go after those who will threaten frontliners...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) will implement the full extent of the anti-discrimination ordinance in a bid to ensure the safety of the city's frontliners. Police Colonel Hector Grijaldo said that health workers and ...

 2020-04-03 07:40 

ABS-CBN

COVID-19 survivors sought for blood, plasma donations in hopes of finding virus cure...

The Philippine General Hospital has issued a call for COVID-19 survivors to donate blood for the hospital's experimental treatment for patients with severe symptoms of the disease....

 2020-04-03 07:39 

Inquirer.net

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Aussie league: LaMelo Ball's bid to buy club not a done deal...

SYDNEY---LaMelo Ball's bid to be a club owner before making his NBA debut isn't a done deal, yet.Australia's National Basketball League issued a statement Friday in response to reports overnight that Ball had bought the Illawarra Hawks, the cl...

 2020-04-03 07:35 

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Patriots use team plane to help Massachusetts fly N95 in from China...

BOSTON---Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker found himself in need of an assist to help the state fight the coronavirus pandemic.He called on the New England Patriots.The team's private plane landed in Boston from China on Thursday evening carrying more ...

 2020-04-03 07:33 

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Duterte 'shoot to kill' threat should not be taken literally — Cayetano...

MANILA, Philippines — House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano on Friday said President Rodrigo Duterte's 'shoot to kill' threat against members of leftist groups who challenge the government and violators of quarantine rules should not be take...

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