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 2020-04-07 07:53 

Manila Bulletin

Baguio City starts conducting rapid test on PUIs...

BAGUIO CITY Mayor Benjamin Magalong has given the go-signal to conduct rapid tests on health workers and persons under investigations (PUIs), who are quarantined at home on suspicion of having the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)....

 2020-04-07 07:51 

ABS-CBN

Ilang punerarya aminadong nabulaga, di handa sa COVID-19 crisis...

Aminado ang ilang nasa industriya ng funeral service na maging sila ay nabulaga at hindi handa sa naging epekto ng COVID-19 pandemic, lalo't hindi basta-basta ang pagproseso sa mga bangkay ng nga namatay dahil sa sakit....

 2020-04-07 07:51 

Manila Bulletin

DepEd to adjust plans in light of extended ECQ...

In light of the extended Luzon-wide Enhanced Community Quarantine, the Department of Education (DepEd) on Tuesday said that various plans are being discussed by its key officials that would address the challenges brought about by the coronavirus disease (...

 2020-04-07 07:49 

Manila Bulletin

Google donates $5M in ad credits to PH's COVID-19 info efforts...

Google Philippine donated up to $5 million worth of search ads credit that the government could use to disseminate critical information about COVID-19....

 2020-04-07 07:46 

Manila Bulletin

WestMinCom tackles apprehension of 8 Vietnamese off Tawi-Tawi...

COTABATO CITY - The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Western Mindanao Command (WesMinCom) has reportedly convened an inter-agency meeting to tackle appropriate sanctions that could be meted on eight Vietnamese nationals who were apprehended aboard a ...

 2020-04-07 07:44 

Manila Bulletin

Paraaque records additional COVID-19 cases, reminds citizens to wear masks in public...

The Paraaque City Health Office recorded an increase of 29 individuals affected with coronavirus (COVID19) last April 5 with a total of 155 compared to 126 last April 4....

 2020-04-07 07:40 

Philippine Star

VCDC: Building strength in the time of COVID-19 crisis...

In support of medical institutions and its frontliners, VCDC has made a donation of P10 million, and has launched a donation drive for the same cause....

 2020-04-07 07:39 

Philippine Star

Filipinos from Malaysia end quarantine on remote Sibakel Island...

The 121 Filipinos who left Malaysia aboard a motorlaunch crossed the border and were stranded on the vessel for about a week when they were barred from docking in Jolo, Sulu and later in Maluso, Basilan on March 10....

 2020-04-07 07:37 

Manila Bulletin

Taguig, Muntinlupa offer free mental health counseling...

Two local government units in the National Capital Region (NCR) have offered free mental health counseling for their residents amid the new coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-04-07 07:36 

Manila Bulletin

France's COVID-19 epidemic has not yet peaked: health minister...

France has not yet reached the peak of its COVID-19 epidemic, Health Minister Olivier Veran said on Tuesday....

 2020-04-07 07:34 

Manila Bulletin

Pasig declares biking as essential form of transport...

With mass transport now paralyzed due to the enhanced community quarantine, biking has been declared as an essential mode of transportation in Pasig City....

 2020-04-07 07:32 

Manila Standard

Globe turns over 1,000 preloaded mobile phones to the country's frontliners...

Globe continues to support the connectivity needs of those at the forefront of the country's COVID-19 response efforts by turning over 1,000 mobile phones to police, military, and naval forces and select hospitals nationwide....

 2020-04-07 07:30 

Manila Bulletin

Bicol puts up temporary shelter in university for PUIs and PUMs...

The second quarantine center in the Bicol Region was put up by the provincial government of Camarines Sur at the Central Bicol State University of Agriculture (CBSUA). This is to temporarily shelter persons under investigation (PUIs) and persons under mon...

 2020-04-07 07:25 

Manila Bulletin

Mandaluyong mayor completes self-quarantine...

Mandaluyong City Mayor Carmelita Abalos has ended her two-week self-quarantine, which she took after being exposed recently to patients positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)....

 2020-04-07 07:21 

Manila Bulletin

VP debunks competition on COVID-19 efforts: 'Now is the time to be united'...

Vice President Leni Robredo has no intention to compete with the government when it comes to her office's relief work in the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis....

 2020-04-07 07:20 

Manila Bulletin

UK PM Johnson is not on a ventilator but had oxygen support, minister says...

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is not on a ventilator but has had some oxygen support and if his condition changes the government will make an official statement, Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove said on Tuesday....

 2020-04-07 07:20 

Cebu Daily News

684 curfew, ECQ violators crowd CCPO's detention cells Grijaldo...

CEBU CITY, Philippines —The increasing number of curfew and enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) violators is giving policemen in Cebu City a headache. Police Colonel Hector Grijaldo Jr., chief of the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO), said that they al...

 2020-04-07 07:19 

Manila Bulletin

Budget no concern at all, says senators...

Budget isn't a problem at all....

 2020-04-07 07:17 

Manila Bulletin

Australia to chart course out of coronavirus crisis after lockdowns buy time...

Australia's lock-down measures have bought it time in its fight against the coronavirus and it must now decide its next course, its top medical officer said on Tuesday, as the prime minister warned against irreparable economic damage....

 2020-04-07 07:14 

Manila Bulletin

House Minority Leader backs ECQ extension...

Calling it a necessary move to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, House Minority Leader Bienvenido "Benny" Abante Jr. backed on Tuesday the Palace's decision to extend the existing Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) in Luzon up to April 30, 2020....

 2020-04-07 07:14 

Manila Bulletin

IATF clarifies procedures on mass testing for COVID-19...

The government's mass testing for the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) does not mean anyone can undergo testing on a whim, a Palace official said Tuesday....

 2020-04-07 07:13 

Manila Bulletin

Murder suspect killed in shootout with apprehending officers in Lanao del Sur...

ILIGAN CITY A murder suspect died after he chose to shoot it out with police operatives who were out to enforce a warrant of arrest against him on Monday, April 6, in Lumbatan, Lanao del Sur....

 2020-04-07 07:13 

Inquirer.net

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Delay in 2019 budget blessing in disguise as more funds seen for COVID-19 fight...

Who would have thought that the delayed approval of the P3.7-trillion 2019 national budget—which economic managers had blamed for last year's eight-year low economic growth—will become another financial lifeline during the COVID-19 pandemi...

 2020-04-07 07:09 

ABS-CBN

Mga unibersidad posibleng magbawas ng mga trabahador: CHED chief...

Posibleng magbawas ng mga empleyado ang mga unibersidad sakaling malugi ang mga ito bunsod ng COVID-19, sabi ngayong Martes ng tagapamuno ng Commission on Higher Education....

 2020-04-07 07:07 

Inquirer.net

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April inflation seen lower than previous months' as COVID-19 crimps demand...

The central bank on Tuesday (April 7) cheered the lower inflation rate in March, which was below February's level, but said the pace of price increases for basic goods and services was likely to slow even further this month. In a mobile phone message ...

 2020-04-07 07:06 

Manila Bulletin

Taliban to end 'fruitless' meetings over prisoner swap...

The Taliban will no longer participate in "fruitless" discussions with the Afghan government over a prisoner swap that had formed a key part of a deal with the US, the insurgents said....

 2020-04-07 07:06 

Manila Bulletin

Indigent families in Bulacan towns get relief goods...

FORT MAGSAYSAY, Nueva Ecija Army troops have combined efforts with a private company in distributing relief packs to people in need amid the enhanced community quarantine being implemented due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) outbreak....

 2020-04-07 07:06 

Manila Bulletin

DA to ensure sufficient, affordable food supply...

The government will step up efforts to ensure the country's food supply remains sufficient and affordable amid the extension of the Luzon-wide quarantine, a Palace official announced Tuesday....

 2020-04-07 07:03 

Manila Bulletin

PhilHealth can't shoulder hospital expenses of COVID-19 patients beyond April 14...

Despite the government's decision to extend the enhanced community quarantine up to April 30, the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (Philhealth) said it cannot extend the period, during which it can shoulder all hospital expenditures of patients...

 2020-04-07 07:00 

Manila Bulletin

Sick Russian seaman transported to Manila from Mati for treatment...

MATI CITY - A sick Russian seaman, who was onboard a cargo ship that was on its way to Australia before it dropped anchor in the waters off this city, was successfully transported by plane to Manila by a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) medical team fr...

 2020-04-07 06:58 

Manila Bulletin

Private schools plan adjustments for school opening; asks gov't for help...

A federation of private schools on Tuesday urged the government to help them by providing available assistance as they draw up plans for the opening of a new school year amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) situation in the country....

 2020-04-07 06:58 

Manila Bulletin

Military gives hero's welcome to Army trooper who has recovered from COVID-19...

It is only fitting to pay tribute to frontliners who continue to risk their lives while fighting the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and this was exactly what the military did for a Philippine Army trooper who recovered from the dreaded illness....

 2020-04-07 06:58 

ABS-CBN

11 pang barangay sa QC isinailalim sa 'extreme enhanced community quarantine'...

Sa huling tala ng lokal na pamahalaan ng Quezon City, 11 pang barangay ang isinailalim sa "extreme enhanced community quarantine" para maiwasan ang pagkalat ng COVID-19 sa lungsod....

 2020-04-07 06:57 

Manila Bulletin

Japan to declare state of emergency over coronavirus...

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday will declare a state of emergency in parts of the country, including Tokyo, over a spike in coronavirus infections....

 2020-04-07 06:56 

Manila Bulletin

More control points for cargo inspection to be set up nationwide...

More control points for cargo vehicles are expected to be set up as President Duterte approved on Tuesday the extension of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) in Luzon....

 2020-04-07 06:55 

Inquirer.net

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Virus cancels British Open for first time since World War II...

The British Open has been cancelled for the first time since World War II due to the coronavirus.The 149th Open was scheduled to take place at Royal St George's Golf Club in Kent in July.But with the pandemic ripping the 2020 sporting schedule to shre...

 2020-04-07 06:54 

Philippine Star

Shippers told to remove 'overstaying' cargoes in choked Manila ports...

Tugade said that if left uncontrolled, the port congestion will lead to cargo delays that in turn would impact commodity prices amid the COVID-19 pandemic....

 2020-04-07 06:53 

Manila Bulletin

Only half of Caloocan City's 400,000 families may receive financial aid, Mayor claims...

About half of Caloocan City's 400,000 families might not receive cash from Department of Social Welfare and Development's (DSWD) social amelioration program as Mayor Oca Malapitan said that the financial aid from the national government is not eno...

 2020-04-07 06:52 

Inquirer.net

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DBM identifies unreleased P189-B for COVID-19 response...

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has identified a total of P189.823 billion in unreleased appropriations from the 2019 and 2020 budgets that may be tapped to augment the government's COVID-19 response. The unre...

 2020-04-07 06:51 

Manila Bulletin

DPWH, EEI and Villar Group completes civil work construction in 7 days...

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) with the support of private firms EEI Corporation and the Villar-led Vista Land Group have completed the construction works of health facility at Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) Forum Ha...

 2020-04-07 06:50 

Manila Bulletin

'Dead city': Singapore closes workplaces in virus fight...

Singapore's usually bustling business district was almost deserted Tuesday as most workplaces in the city-state closed to stem the spread of the coronavirus after a surge in cases....

 2020-04-07 06:49 

Manila Bulletin

Consul general calls on 44,000 Filipinos in Spain to stay calm...

Philippine consul general to Madrid Adrian Cruz on Tuesday called on Filipinos in Spain to remain calm and stay positive amid the State of Alarm currently in effect due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic....

 2020-04-07 06:48 

Philippine Star

Philippines' first microsatellite ends mission after four years...

Diwata-1 was designed to operate for only 18 months but it outlived its design life and continued capturing satellite images....

 2020-04-07 06:47 

Manila Bulletin

Stiffer penalties for those who discriminate against COVID-19 patients proposed...

Citizens' Battle against Corruption (CIBAC) partylist lawmakers vowed on Tuesday, April 7 to push for the passage of a bill imposing stiffer penalties against any acts that promote stigma, hate, and cruelty to people with the dreaded disease....

 2020-04-07 06:45 

Philippine Star

Duterte vows to find ways to help middle class amid Luzon lockdown...

President Rodrigo Duterte has vowed to find ways to help the middle class while the government is implementing a lockdown in Luzon to stop the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)....

 2020-04-07 06:45 

Manila Bulletin

Prisoners dread virus outbreak in race against time...

Sleeping shoulder-to-shoulder on the floor of a crumbling, windowless room, prisoners in Indonesia fear an outbreak of the deadly coronavirus inside its walls is a "disaster waiting to happen"....

 2020-04-07 06:44 

Manila Bulletin

Hundreds of abandoned animals die at Pakistan pet markets...

Abandoned when Pakistan's largest cities went into lockdown, hundreds of caged cats, dogs and rabbits have been found dead inside pet markets hurriedly shuttered as the coronavirus spread....

 2020-04-07 06:44 

Manila Bulletin

Sotto calls for immediate implementation of Philsys...

Senate President Vicente Sotto III on Tuesday called for the immediate and "full blown" implementation of the national identification system to resolve issues in the government's emergency subsidy program for poor families....

 2020-04-07 06:43 

Manila Bulletin

DOH-8 confirms local COVID-19 transmission in Eastern Visayas...

TACLOBAN City - The Department of Health in Region 8 (DOH-8) confirmed Tuesday, April 7, the local transmission of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID -19) with the confirmation of two new cases in Eastern Visayas....

 2020-04-07 06:40 

ABS-CBN

DOST office seeks donations for COVID-19 fighters' safety gear...

A division of the Department of Science and Technology said it needed donations of raw materials to continue making face shields frontliners in efforts to halt the spread of COVID-19....

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