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 2020-04-01 05:40 

Manila Bulletin

Taiwan to spend $35 billion fighting virus, to donate 10 million masks...

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan dramatically upped its estimate for how much it would spend helping the economy deal with the impact of the coronavirus to $35 billion on Wednesday, and said it would donate 10 million face masks to the most needy countries....

 2020-04-01 05:40 

Cebu Daily News

More ECQ passes to come—Labella...

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella said on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, that more enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) passes will be made for the different barangays in the city. This developed after the barangays complained of the ...

 2020-04-01 05:38 

Manila Bulletin

Urgent appeal to close all live animal markets in PH...

Animal welfare advocates appealed to authorities on Wednesday to permanently close all live animal markets or "wet markets" across the Philippines, which are possible breeding grounds for deadly viruses....

 2020-04-01 05:37 

Manila Bulletin

P20,000 calamity loan available — SSS...

Social Security System (SSS) members can avail of a P20,000 calamity loan to aid them in dealing with the complications posed by coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) to health and their means of living....

 2020-04-01 05:37 

Philippine Star

Manufacturing slumps to record-low with no end in suffering in sight yet...

The coronavirus outbreak and Luzon lockdown is dealing a blow on the country's factories....

 2020-04-01 05:34 

Manila Bulletin

First quarantine center established in Sorsogon...

The provincial government of Sorsogon has established its first quarantine center at the Sorsogon State College (SSC) to house persons under monitoring (PUMs) and persons under investigation (PUIs) in view of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic....

 2020-04-01 05:33 

Manila Bulletin

China starts to report asymptomatic coronavirus cases...

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese health authorities began on Wednesday reporting on asymptomatic cases of the coronavirus as part of an effort to allay public fears that people could be spreading the virus without knowing they are infected with it....

 2020-04-01 05:33 

Manila Bulletin

With Japan on brink of coronavirus emergency, Tokyo could keep schools closed until May...

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan remains on the brink of a state of emergency as the rate of new coronavirus cases accelerates across the country, its top government spokesman said on Wednesday, amid reports the capital may order public schools to stay closed for ...

 2020-04-01 05:31 

Inquirer.net

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PH govt says COVID-19 war far from over...

MANILA, Philippines — Despite the stringent measures being enforcedto prevent the further spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the country's fight against the contagion is "far from over." Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles&m...

 2020-04-01 05:30 

Manila Bulletin

DepEd expands online learning platform for out-of-school learners...

DepEd expands online learning platform for out-of-school learners...

 2020-04-01 05:24 

Manila Bulletin

Peace group lauds ceasefire declared by gov't, Reds...

COTABATO CITY - The Initiatives for International Dialogue (IID) has lauded the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and National Democratic Front-Philippines (NDFP) for their respective declarations of ceasefire, and called for "greate...

 2020-04-01 05:20 

Inquirer.net

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DTI wants longer operating hours for grocery stores to prevent crowding...

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) on Wednesday recommended that supermarkets extend their operating hours to allow shoppers more time to go through the shelves while observing social distancing. DTI Secretary Ramon Lop...

 2020-04-01 05:19 

ABS-CBN

Laboratory sa isang unibersidad sa Batangas nagsimula nang gumawa ng mga face shield...

MAYNILA - Nagsimula nang gumawa ng bagong face shields ang laboratory isang state university sa Batangas, bilang tugon sa matinding pangangailangan sa mga personal protective equipment sa bansa dala ng krisis sa coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)...

 2020-04-01 05:17 

Manila Bulletin

Voting by mail in the May 2022 polls proposed...

Voting by mail in the May 2022 polls?Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Commissioner Rowena Guanzon raised this idea as a way of giving more voters access to elections....

 2020-04-01 05:16 

Manila Bulletin

Thousands of Korean workers for US military put on leave in cash row...

Around 4,000 South Koreans working for the US military in their country were put on unpaid leave Wednesday as Seoul and Washington bicker over funding for US forces....

 2020-04-01 05:13 

Manila Bulletin

Coronavirus: California to release 3,500 non-violent prison inmates...

The prison system in the largest US state of California plans to release about 3,500 non-violent inmates early to help mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 illness, officials said Tuesday....

 2020-04-01 05:11 

Philippine Star

Hopkins, Mosley entry to Boxing Hall of Fame delayed to 2021...

Legendary world champions Bernard Hopkins and...

 2020-04-01 05:11 

Manila Bulletin

China lockdown may have blocked 700,000 virus cases: researchers...

China's decision to lock down the city of Wuhan, ground zero for the global COVID-19 pandemic, may have prevented more than 700,000 new cases by delaying the spread of the virus, researchers said Tuesday....

 2020-04-01 05:09 

Cebu Daily News

Severe pneumonia claims life of infant in Naga, Cebu...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A two-month-old baby boy from the city of Naga, southern Cebu has succumbed to acute respiratory disease syndrome secondary to severe pneumonia past 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. The infant, who was from Barangay Lutac,...

 2020-04-01 05:08 

Manila Bulletin

Capiz records 1st COVID-19 death...

ILOILO CITY Capiz province has recorded its first death due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)....

 2020-04-01 05:08 

Manila Bulletin

'Rolling stores' serve Lanao Sur remote towns amid lockdowns...

COTABATO CITY Households in Lanao del Sur, especially those without public markets, are now being served by a fleet of "rolling stores", or trucks filled with essential commodities amid the community lockdowns being implemented in the fight agains...

 2020-04-01 05:07 

Philippine Star

Opinion: Athletes turn into real-life heroes in these trying times...

Amid the chaos of the virus threat, sports personalities have taken it upon themselves to contribute in their own little ways....

 2020-04-01 05:04 

Manila Bulletin

Puerto Princesa hotel designated isolation area for PUIs...

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan- The city government here has designated a local hotel as quarantine site for patients under investigation (PUIs)....

 2020-04-01 04:59 

Inquirer.net

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2 Filipinos in Japan may be COVID-19 positive, says PH Embassy...

MANILA, Philippines— Two Filipinos in Japan may have contracted the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), Philippine Ambassador to Japan Jose Laurel V said Wednesday. "There are only two Filipinos who are suspected of coronavirus in the entire Fi...

 2020-04-01 04:58 

Cebu Daily News

CPPO chief: Province generally peaceful since implementation of ECQ...

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Cebu Police Provincial Office director Police Colonel Roderick Mariano said the province of Cebu was "generally peaceful" since it was placed under the state of Enhanced Community Quarantine last March 30, 2020. Maria...

 2020-04-01 04:48 

Inquirer.net

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Give crisis report first before talking about quarantine extension, gov't told...

MANILA, Philippines — Government should first make a report on the "real status" of the coronavirus pandemic before talking about extending the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) imposed in Luzon, House Deputy Minority Leader and Bayan Muna...

 2020-04-01 04:41 

ABS-CBN

San Juan mayor tests negative for COVID-19...

MANILA — San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora announced on Wednesday that he tested negative for COVID-19....

 2020-04-01 04:41 

Manila Bulletin

Eastern Visayas LGUs buying rice, fish, vegetables from own residents for inclusion in relief packs...

By Marie Tonette Marticio TACLOBAN City Some local government units (LGUs) in Eastern Visayas are ensuring not just the safety of the people during the enhanced community quarantine being implemented due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic...

 2020-04-01 04:29 

Inquirer.net

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BOC exempts importation of PPEs, medical supplies from tax payment...

MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has exempted the importation of personal protective equipment (PPE) and medical supplies from tax and duties following the signing of Republic Act No. 11469 or the Bayanihan To Heal As One Act. The B...

 2020-04-01 04:27 

Manila Bulletin

Elderly woman dies in Dasmarinas, Cavite road mishap...

An elderly woman died on Monday night when she was hit by a motorcycle while crossing the highway in Dasmarias City, the Police Provincial Office (PPO) reported on Tuesday, March 31....

 2020-04-01 04:27 

Inquirer.net

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Duterte wants all donations in fight vs COVID-19 transmitted to OCD...

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte wants all donations and medical supplies to aid government in its fight against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to be transmitted to and managed by government. Through Administrative Order no. 27, Duter...

 2020-04-01 04:23 

Manila Bulletin

91 illegal gamblers arrested while violating quarantine in Caraga...

The regional command of Caraga Police Regional Office 13 (PRO 13) on Wednesday reported the arrest of 91 suspects involved in illegal gambling since the implementation of community quarantine in various areas in the region....

 2020-04-01 04:23 

Philippine Star

Thousands want dog walks during virus curfew in Serbia...

Thousands of people have urged Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic to let them briefly walk pets during a curfew introduced over the coronavirus crisis, local media reported Tuesday....

 2020-04-01 04:17 

Manila Bulletin

51 'hot zones' identified in 22 Negros Occ. LGUs...

A total of 51 areas in 22 local government units (LGUs) in Negros Occidental were identified as "hot zones" for suspected coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection....

 2020-04-01 04:16 

Manila Bulletin

Positive patients should be allowed to go home, says Ao...

Patients positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) should not be blocked from returning home, Interior Secretary Eduardo Ao said Wednesday....

 2020-04-01 04:06 

Inquirer.net

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Amid Luzon lockdown, PH manufacturing PMI fell to record-low in March...

MANILA, Philippines — The COVID-19 quarantine imposed in Luzon and other parts of the country since mid-March slashed nationwide manufacturing activity last month, leading to a record drop in the country's purchasing managers' index (PMI). T...

 2020-04-01 04:06 

ABS-CBN

PNP backs removal of redundant checkpoints during Luzon-wide lockdown...

Police on Wednesday said it was looking at ways on how to reduce checkpoints and provide ease of travel for those who need to move during the Luzon-wide lockdown....

 2020-04-01 04:05 

Philippine Star

WATCH: SEA Games gold medalist Annie Ramirez making a difference for Deaf kids...

Aiming to inspire and teach deaf kids in her community, Ramirez, a Southeast Asian Games gold medalist, formed BJJ for the Deaf Youth PH....

 2020-04-01 04:03 

Manila Bulletin

Ao rejects concentrating quarantine only in one area...

Interior Secretary Eduardo Ao on Wednesday rejected the suggestion of concentrating the implementation of strict quarantine in one area....

 2020-04-01 04:03 

Manila Bulletin

Pangasinan Mayor and wife, former Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) teen housemate positive of COVID19...

Mayor Cezar Quiambao and wife Nina ,former Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) teen housemate was reported positive of COVID19....

 2020-04-01 04:02 

Inquirer.net

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UP Diliman dentists offer free online consultations amid quarantine...

MANILA, Philippines — Dentists from the University of the Philippines Diliman (UP) are offering free online dental consultations amid the enhanced community quarantine placed over Luzon and other parts of the country. The UP Dental Alumni Associatio...

 2020-04-01 04:01 

Manila Bulletin

US has released $18.3-M health & humanitarian assistance to ASEAN...

Despite the challenges it is facing back home due to the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the United States government has extended approximately US$18.3 million in emergency health and humanitarian assistance to the Association of Southeast...

 2020-04-01 03:57 

Manila Bulletin

La Union has new 7 positive COVID-19 cases, but 3 already passed away...

The Department of Health Region 1 (DOH-1) confirmed seven new cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in La Union , increasing the total to nine in the province....

 2020-04-01 03:57 

ABS-CBN

Philippines starts processing cash aid for 18 million families...

The Philippine government started Wednesday the process for its P200-billion cash assistance program for over 18 million poor Filipino families to help them rebuild their lives from the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-04-01 03:55 

Manila Bulletin

'Quick Turn-Around' rice production plan launched next week...

The Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA), along with the Cotabato provincial government, will launch a program dubbed "Quick Turn-Around" Plan for Rice Production next week....

 2020-04-01 03:53 

ABS-CBN

Police to assist COVID-19 frontliners following reports of attacks, discrimination...

Reported violence against COVID-19 frontliners will be dealt with the "full might of the law," he said....

 2020-04-01 03:53 

Inquirer.net

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Taking another COVID-19 test up to Duterte IATF...

MANILA, Philippines — It's all up to President Duterte if he will take a second coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) test, the spokesman of the Inter-agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases said Wednesday. Cabi...

 2020-04-01 03:52 

ABS-CBN

Social amelioration fund: Sino ang mabibigyan?...

MAYNILA - Muling ipinaliwanag ng Department of Social Welfare and Development ang social amelioration program bilang ayuda sa mga pamilyang naapektuhan ng enhanced community quarantine bunsod ng epekto ng paglaganap ng coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) ...

 2020-04-01 03:49 

Manila Bulletin

No worries, we have enough food — Nograles...

The public has nothing to worry about the country's food supply since it remains sufficient, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said Wednesday amid the public health emergency arising from the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-04-01 03:49 

ABS-CBN

Makati senior citizens maagang matatanggap ang mid-year cash gifts...

MAYNILA - Sisimulan ng pamahalaang lungsod ng Makati ngayong Miyerkoles ang pamamahagi sa mid-year cash gift ng nasa 78,262 nitong senior citizens na ihahatid mismo sa kanilang tahanan na may kasama pang food packs....

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