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 2020-07-03 09:20 

Cebu Daily News

Ferro to reprimand police imposing exercise punishments...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — There will be no punishments involving exercises and walking kilometers that would be imposed among enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) protocol violators. This was clarified by Police Brigadier General Albert Ignatius Ferro...

 2020-07-03 09:15 

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PH crosses 40,000-mark in COVID-19 cases, records single-day high at 1,531...

MANILA — The Philippines breached the 40,000 mark in COVID-19 cases on Friday, with the 1,531 additional cases the highest number reported in a single day since the start of the pandemic....

 2020-07-03 09:14 

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PH COVID-19 caseload tops 40K with record-high 1,531 new cases...

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines now has 40,336 cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) after the Department of Health (DOH) announced 1,531 additional infections on Friday. Of the additional cases, 688 were "fresh," or patient...

 2020-07-03 09:08 

Philippine Star

UN rapporteurs flag anti-terrorism bill for chilling effect on humanitarian assistance...

The UN experts stressed that compliance with human rights treaties "are complementary and mutually reinforcing goals for effective counter-terrorism measures."...

 2020-07-03 09:08 

Philippine Star

COVID-19 task force approves plan to bolster national testing...

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque on Friday said the new testing strategy aims to exponentially increase the number of tests conducted to about 10 million. Latest data from the health department shows that only 680,230 Filipinos —less than 1% of...

 2020-07-03 09:04 

Cebu Daily News

Talisay rolls out new rules as COVID-19 cases rise...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Talisay City Mayor Gerald Anthony 'Samsam' Gullas announced on Friday, July 3, that new rules would be implemented in the city as the number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases there continued to rise. "...

 2020-07-03 08:59 

ABS-CBN

'Sukdulan ang galit ko': Mga biyuda ng mga napatay na sundalo sa Sulu nagdadalamhati...

Naihatid na sa kani-kanilang probinsya ang mga labi ng tatlo sa apat na sundalong napatay sa pamamaril ng mga pulis noong Lunes ng hapon sa bayan ng Jolo, Sulu....

 2020-07-03 08:57 

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DFA: 13 more Filipinos abroad contract COVID-19; count now at 8,627...

MANILA, Philippines — Thirteen more overseas Filipinos have tested positive for the new coronavirus, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported Friday. Data released by DFA showed that the new cases brought the total number of COVID-19 cases a...

 2020-07-03 08:52 

Philippine Star

Coast Guard readies charges vs Chinese vessel in Mindoro collision...
 2020-07-03 08:47 

Cebu Daily News

42 newly recovered patients released from CCQC...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government gladly reported the recovery of 42 additional patients with mild to moderate symptoms, who were admitted at the Cebu City Quarantine Center (CCQC). There are now a total of 142 recovered patients dis...

 2020-07-03 08:45 

ABS-CBN

Senate panel to summon Meralco to explain electricity bill shock...

Senate Committee on Energy chair Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian on Friday said the Manila Electric Company (Meralco) would be summoned to the Senate to explain the sudden increase in electricity bills during the nearly 80-day enhanced community quarantine in Luz...

 2020-07-03 08:44 

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ONE fighter Aung La N Sang tests positive for COVID-19...

MANILA, Philippines---Aung La N Sang, the holder of two World titles in ONE Championship, announced that he tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday.The middleweight and light heavyweight champion posted on Instagram that he was tested on Monday and is no...

 2020-07-03 08:44 

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Gatchalian eyes Senate inquiry on power bill woes...

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Sherwin Gatchalian hit the Manila Electric Company (Meralco) anew on Friday over power bill issues, particularly the unexplained high electricity rates for consumers, as he sought an inquiry regarding the matter in the ...

 2020-07-03 08:43 

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BSP ramps up campaign to wean more Filipinos off cash transactions...

The central bank wants to see more Filipinos making money transactions through electronic payments, given the health risks posed by the coronavirus pandemic to cash transactions. It said, however, that for this to happen, people must first be made more aw...

 2020-07-03 08:36 

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MVP firm pushing through with P120B in projects...

MANILA, Philippines—Metro Pacific Tollways Corp., one of the country's biggest toll road operators, is moving forward with a P120 billion pipeline of projects amid the unfolding health crisis. The projects are expected to help "jumpstart"...

 2020-07-03 08:34 

Philippine Star

Ateneo, La Salle leaders renew call to junk anti-terror bill...

The heads of some of the biggest Catholic educational institutions in the country issued another joint statement Friday, reiterating their strong opposition to the proposed anti-terrorism legislation....

 2020-07-03 08:29 

Philippine Star

Salons, barber shops no longer limited to basic hair cutting services — COVID-19 task force...
 2020-07-03 08:29 

ABS-CBN

ALAMIN: Paano malalaman kung scam ang nakatransaksyong online seller?...

Ayon sa mga awtoridad, naglipana na ang mga pekeng online seller na umano'y namimilit sa kanilang mga kustomer na magbayad sa ibinebentang item bago pa ito makarating sa kaniyang destinasyon....

 2020-07-03 08:19 

Philippine Star

9 cops involved in Jolo 'misencounter' to meet Duterte in Zamboanga...

The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Friday transported from Jolo, Sulu the nine policemen involved in the shooting of four soldiers to meet with President Rodrigo Duterte in Zamboanga City....

 2020-07-03 08:18 

Cebu Daily News

Cebu City mulls P10K incentive for medical augmentation force...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella is asking the Sangguniang Panglungsod (City Council) to allot a budget of P54 million to help the medical workers deployed in Cebu City to augment the medical health care system. Labella said ...

 2020-07-03 08:18 

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Bangsamoro's concerns on anti-terror bill 'unfounded' — Palace...

MANILA, Philippines — The Bangsamoro government's fear that the anti-terrorism bill would lead to discrimination and abuse of Mindanaoan Muslims is "unfounded," Malacaang said Friday. The Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) recently ap...

 2020-07-03 08:15 

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Converge ICT applies for P35.9B IPO...

Fiber internet and other digital service provider Converge ICT Solutions Inc. filed at application at the Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering (IPO) worth as much as P35.9 billion. The SEC announced on Friday that it had recei...

 2020-07-03 08:12 

Philippine Star

COVID-19 task force relaxes religious gathering restrictions in GCQ areas...

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said the government's inter-agency task force on coronavirus disease (COVID-19) response approved Resolution No. 51, allowing 10% seating capacity in religious gatherings in GCQ areas....

 2020-07-03 08:10 

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Mostly from China: P244-M worth of smuggled PPEs, fake medicines seized during height of COVID-19 lockdown...

MANILA, Philippines — Despite the health crisis inflicted by COVID-19, some unscrupulous importers tried to take advantage and brought in over P244 million in smuggled or fake personal protective equipment (PPEs) and other medical supplies mostly fr...

 2020-07-03 07:48 

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Palace confident SC will junk petition for free mass testing for COVID-19...

MANILA, Philippines — Malacaang is confident that the Supreme Court will junk the petition calling for free mass testing for COVID-19, saying the government is already ramping up its testing program. "Ibabasura po iyan ng Korte Suprema, kasi sa ...

 2020-07-03 07:39 

ABS-CBN

SC urged to compel gov't to conduct free COVID-19 mass testing...

Eleven petitioners led by former Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo asked the Supreme Court on Friday to compel the Philippine government to conduct free coronavirus mass testing as the country continues to battle the pandemic....

 2020-07-03 07:28 

ABS-CBN

Mangingisda sa Palawan sugatan sa sakmal ng 'nagambalang' buwaya...

Ayon sa Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD), breeding season o panahon ng pangingitlog ng mga buwaya at maaaring nagambala ng mangingisda ang teritoryo nito....

 2020-07-03 07:23 

Philippine Star

PBA, PFF welcome IATF decision to allow practices...

Announced by Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque on Friday, the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Disease (IATF) gave the green light for the two pro leagues to conduct controlled practices, per the recommendation of the Philippine Sports C...

 2020-07-03 07:20 

Cebu Daily News

3 Cebu City fire stations under lockdown; 9 firemen COVID-19 positive...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Three Cebu City Fire sub-stations are under lockdown while there are nine active cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) reported among the personnel in Cebu City Fire Department. Senior Fire Office 2 Wendell Villanueva...

 2020-07-03 07:16 

Philippine Star

SC asked: Compel government to conduct mass testing, release accurate COVID-19 data...

(Updated) Former Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo and ten others filed a Petition for Mandamus on Friday before the SC to direct the members of the Duterte cabinet to conduct mass testing, citing violations to the Filipino people's rights to he...

 2020-07-03 07:13 

ABS-CBN

ALAMIN: Mga aktibidad na papayagan ngayong Hulyo batay sa bagong IATF resolution...

Papayagan na rin sa GCQ areas ang iba pang grooming services bukod sa pagpapagupit ng buhok....

 2020-07-03 07:04 

Cebu Daily News

IATF relaxes restriction on religious activities in GCQ areas...

MANILA, Philippines — Religious activities in areas under general community quarantine (GCQ) will be allowed starting July 10, although venues will only be allowed to accommodate 10 percent of its capacity, Malacaang said Friday. Religious gathering...

 2020-07-03 07:04 

ABS-CBN

Go says Senate to probe police killing of 4 soldiers in Sulu...

MANILA - Sen. Christopher "Bong" Go on Thursday said the Senate committees on national defense, and public order and dangerous drugs would look into the police killing of 4 soldiers in Sulu....

 2020-07-03 07:01 

Philippine Star

NBI files charges vs condo management for confining nurses to their units...

The National Bureau of Investigation said it filed criminal complaints against officials of a condominium in Quezon City for allegedly confining three nurses to their unit despite being cleared from COVID-19....

 2020-07-03 07:00 

Philippine Star

Filipino makes history as first US NCAA Division 1 basketball coach...

Another Filipino has blazed a trail overseas as Mike Magpayo rose to the ranks as the newest head coach of University of California (UC) Riverside in the U.S NCAA....

 2020-07-03 07:00 

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SMC opens Mandaluyong COVID-19 testing hub...

Conglomerate San Miguel Corp. inaugurated on Friday a new coronavirus (COVID-19) testing laboratory in Mandaluyong with an initial capacity of 4,000 tests per day using reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), deemed as the gold standard ...

 2020-07-03 06:54 

ABS-CBN

LTFRB, DOTr 'napahiya' sa umano'y napurnadang QC code sa mga jeep: grupo...

Napahiya umano ang mga transport agencies sa kanilang pumalpak na pagpapatupad ng ilang patakaran sa pagbabalik ng tradisyunal na jeepney nitong Biyernes....

 2020-07-03 06:49 

Philippine Star

ONE twin titlist Aung La N Sang tests positive for COVID-19...

The Myanmar pride N Sang was the first fighter from the Asia's largest MMA promotion to have contracted the deadly virus while staying in US....

 2020-07-03 06:49 

Cebu Daily News

Gov't ready to sell assets to purchase COVID-19 vaccine, once available — Roque...

MANILA, Philippines — The government is ready to dispose some of its assets to fund the purchase coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines once it becomes available in the market, Malacaang said Friday. "Basta po meron nang gamot diyan sa COV...

 2020-07-03 06:48 

Cebu Daily News

Cebu Citizens Initiative calls for unity, solidarity amid COVID-19 pandemic...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu Citizens' Initiative for the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has launched a campaign calling on unity and solidarity amidst the pandemic. This civil society group is composed of the Cebu City Chamber of Comm...

 2020-07-03 06:46 

ABS-CBN

Condo admin na 'nagkulong' sa 3 nurse dahil sa COVID-19 scare kinasuhan na...

MANILA - Kinasuhan na ng National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) ang mga opisyal at security personnel ng isang condominium building sa Quezon City na nagkulong sa tatlong nurse sa kanilang mga condo unit....

 2020-07-03 06:44 

ABS-CBN

Professional divers maaaring gamitin sa paghanap ng 14 na sakay ng F/V Liberty V...

MAYNILA — Maaaring kumuha ng professional divers ang mga awtoridad para hanapin ang 14 kataong nakasakay ng lumubog na F/V Liberty V, ayon sa head ng provincial disaster risk reduction and management office ng Occidental Mindoro nitong Biyernes....

 2020-07-03 06:41 

Cebu Daily News

Citizen's arrest in Lapu-Lapu mulled...

CEBU CITY, Philippines Due to the continuing rise in the number of new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in Lapu-Lapu City, Mayor Junard "Ahong" Chan is mulling to allow "citizen's arrest" for individuals caught not wearing fac...

 2020-07-03 06:39 

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Villafuerte: House ready to convene special session to pass 'Bayanihan 2'...

MANILA, Philippines — Deputy Speaker Luis Raymund Villafuerte assured Friday that the House of Representative is ready to convene a special session to pass the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act or Bayanihan 2 as the country continues to grapple with t...

 2020-07-03 06:32 

Cebu Daily News

CCPO: 356 nabbed for disobedience, curfew violation in June...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) reported on Friday, July 3, 2020, that 356 individuals were apprehended here for either disobedience of curfew violation for the month of June. Police Colonel Cydric Earl Tamayo, officer-in...

 2020-07-03 06:31 

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Anthony Davis: Lakers' title chances improved after break...

LOS ANGELES--- The sudden suspension of the NBA season was a double disappointment for Anthony Davis."It happened on my birthday, which is kind of a bummer because I couldn't do anything," the Los Angeles Lakers' seven-time All-Star big ma...

 2020-07-03 06:27 

Cebu Daily News

The simplest way to help PH survive a recession...

At this time when the economy has been shattered by the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and local businesses of all sizes are desperate for revenues to keep their enterprises going and their people employed, one of the most patriotic things to...

 2020-07-03 06:26 

Philippine Star

Josephine Medina could land 2020 Paralympics berth...

Medina, 50, recently received an invitation from the International Table Tennis Federation as an "alternate" through a bipartite agreement given by all international federations to member countries....

 2020-07-03 06:23 

Philippine Star

Nang-hostage ng doktor sa East Ave. Medical Center nagpositibo sa COVID-19...

Nagpositibo sa nakamamatay na coronavirus disease (COVID-19) ang security guard na nambihag ng isang doktor sa East Avenue Medical Center (EAMC) noong ika-1 ng Hulyo, ayon sa mga ulat ngayong Biyernes....

 2020-07-03 06:19 

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Vettel could walk away from F1 for good without right offer...

SPIELBERG, Austria --- Sebastian Vettel is prepared to walk away from Formula One for good if he doesn't get a convincing offer for next season.The four-time F1 champion will leave Ferrari at the end of the year after failing to get a new contract. He...

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