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 2020-04-02 10:39 

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Quality food for stellar heroes: Wendy's takes part in COVID19 efforts...

Inspired by the service and commitment shown by the frontliners in the fight against COViD-19, Wendy's Philippines matches their efforts by providing these modern-day heroes with quality and freshly made meals. For the past week, especially at the hei...

 2020-04-02 10:35 

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CHR condemns alleged rape of female detainees in Marikina...

MANILA - The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) on Thursday expressed alarm over the alleged rape of 2 female detainees by Marikina City policemen, lamenting that "even in times of crisis, women and girls are at risk of and are victims of different form...

 2020-04-02 10:34 

Philippine Star

COVID-19 doctor: Food, donations boost frontliners' morale...

As Maryland and other parts of the United States brace for the kind of surges seen in New York and Louisiana, AFP spoke to the fourth-year resident to gain insight into what medical professionals are learning about the disease in real time....

 2020-04-02 10:33 

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Mineski, PBA stars intensify donation campaign for medical frontliners...

MANILA, Philippines---ESports company Mineski Global ramped up its charity drive to the medical frontliners battling the COVID-19 pandemic in Metro Manila.After launching Lockdown Games on March 24, Mineski Global amassed P460,000 from participating playe...

 2020-04-02 10:33 

Manila Bulletin

The homeless assist in repacking relief packages for Manila's urban poor...

Manila's homeless, who have found shelter during the enhanced community quarantine, have recently banded together to assist in efforts to fight the COVID-19...

 2020-04-02 10:31 

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Cleanfuel offers double points to VIP Card holders...

April is now on full swing, and what better way to start the month than to gas up at Cleanfuel! The leading independent fuel company, which is known in providing Quality Fuel For Less, has launched its new monthly promo for April that allows its loyal cus...

 2020-04-02 10:29 

Cebu Daily News

SK to Cebu City: Release our financial aid so we can help the barangays...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Sangguniang Kabataan Federation (SKF) in Cebu City is calling on the city government to release the promised financial aid to the federation's members in the barangays. In a letter, Councilor Jessica Resch, the presi...

 2020-04-02 10:29 

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San Miguel deploys rolling food stores...

Conglomerate San Miguel Corp. has deployed rolling food stores to strategic parts of the metropolis, seeking to bring fresh chicken and refrigerated meat straight to consumers during the lockdown of Luzon. SMC president and chief operating officer Ramon S...

 2020-04-02 10:18 

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COVID-19 impact: Firm servicing airlines to lay off 400 workers...

A company servicing ground handling needs of airlines is laying off 400 workers as the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic extended beyond the airline industry into allied sectors. Among those losing their jobs at 1Aviation Groundhandling Services Corp. ar...

 2020-04-02 10:18 

Cebu Daily News

One more hospital in Visayas accredited to do COVID-19 testing...

MANILA, Philippines — There are now two hospitals in the Visayas that are accredited to conduct testing for coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Health Secretary Francisco Duque III announced on Thursday that the West Visayas Medical Center in Iloilo Cit...

 2020-04-02 10:14 

Manila Bulletin

Belgium's coronavirus death toll tops 1,000...

The number of deaths attributed to the global coronavirus epidemic in Belgium increased sharply and passed the 1,000 mark on Thursday, health officials said....

 2020-04-02 10:14 

Manila Bulletin

Israel health minister contracts COVID-19, Netanyahu re-enters quarantine...

Israeli Health Minister Yaakov Litzman, a leading member of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community, has tested positive for COVID-19, forcing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to re-enter precautionary quarantine, officials said Thursday....

 2020-04-02 10:11 

Manila Bulletin

Spain virus death toll tops 10,000: govt...

The coronavirus death toll in Spain surged over 10,000 on Thursday after a record 950 deaths in 24 hours, with the number of confirmed cases passing the 110,000 mark, the government said....

 2020-04-02 10:06 

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Politics amid pandemic?...

MANILA, Philippines — Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) Commissioner Manuelito Luna made the headlines on Thursday when he called on the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to probe Vice President Leni Robredo amid the coronavirus pa...

 2020-04-02 10:04 

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Philippines joins WHO's clinical trials for COVID-19 cure...

MANILA — The Philippine government announced on Thursday that it is joining the World Health Organization's multi-country clinical trials in search for an effective COVID-19 treatment....

 2020-04-02 10:00 

Philippine Star

PACC not investigating Robredo after all as commissioner rejects earlier statement...
 2020-04-02 09:57 

ABS-CBN

'Kaya ko ito': Ao says military experience prepped him for COVID-19...

The former Armed Forces chief-of-staff was diagnosed with COVID-19 on March 31, after he underwent medical tests on March 27....

 2020-04-02 09:57 

Manila Bulletin

Robredo responds to PACC with hairflip meme...

Vice President Leni Robredo on Thursday made light of the call of an anti-corruption body to the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to probe her for her office's COVID-19 initiatives....

 2020-04-02 09:54 

ABS-CBN

Isolation facility sa Laguna para sa PUIs tinangkang sunugin...

Tinangkang sunugin nitong Huwebes ng mga hindi pa nakikilalang salarin ang isang gusali sa Barangay Maravilla, Nagcarlan, Laguna na nagsisilbing isolation hub para sa persons under investigation sa COVID-19....

 2020-04-02 09:52 

Manila Bulletin

'Be compassionate,' barangay officials told...

"Sa panahon ng kalamidad, dapat ang mga nag ta-trabaho sa barangay, mapang unawa. Ngayon kung doon sa barangay niya [ni Ramos], walang palengke...pwede namang lumipat dahil ang purpose niya bumili ng pagkain, hindi para mamasyal."...

 2020-04-02 09:51 

Manila Bulletin

Spain sheds nearly 900,000 jobs since coronavirus lockdown...

Spain has shed close to 900,000 jobs, more than half of them temporary, since it went into lockdown in mid-March to fight the coronavirus outbreak, social security data showed on Thursday....

 2020-04-02 09:48 

ABS-CBN

SC: No date yet on release of 2019 Bar Examinations results...

MANILA - The Supreme Court on Thursday denied that a date has been set for the release of the 2019 Bar Examinations results....

 2020-04-02 09:48 

Manila Bulletin

PACC denies asking NBI to probe Robredo...

The Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) has denied calling on the National Bureau of Investigation NBI) to probe Vice President Leni Robredo for supposedly competing with the government in its efforts to combat COVID-19....

 2020-04-02 09:47 

ABS-CBN

Lalaki sa QC timbog matapos magbanta, manutok ng baril...

Arestado noong Miyerkoles ang isang lalaki sa Quezon City matapos ireklamo dahil sa pagbibitbit ng baril at pananakot sa ilang residente at delivery guy....

 2020-04-02 09:47 

ABS-CBN

Mag-asawang doktor mula Cebu pumanaw dahil sa COVID-19...

Nanawagan ang Philippine Medical Association na ipagpatuloy ang suporta sa mga health worker lalo at alam nilang mas magiging mahirap pa sa mga susunod na araw ang laban kontra COVID-19....

 2020-04-02 09:46 

Manila Bulletin

Under-fire Johnson says UK will 'massively increase testing'...

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Britain would "massively increase testing" amid a growing wave of criticism on Thursday about his government's failure to provide widespread coronavirus screening....

 2020-04-02 09:46 

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COVID-19 infected Filipinos in Korea now at 3...

MANILA, Philippines — Two more Filipinos in South Korea have tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), bringing the total infected Filipinos there to three. In a statement Thursday, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said the...

 2020-04-02 09:45 

Philippine Star

Justice Bernabe: No date yet on release of 2019 Bar exam resuts...

"As chairperson of the 2019 Bar Examination, I categorically state that the information is false and that the Court En Banc is yet to meet to decide on the date of the release of the results," Bernabe said....

 2020-04-02 09:44 

Manila Bulletin

Malaysia reports 208 new coronavirus cases, total over 3,000...

Malaysia reported 208 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, taking the total to 3,116, the highest in Southeast Asia....

 2020-04-02 09:43 

Manila Bulletin

Indonesia's coronavirus infection rises to 1,790: official...

Indonesia confirmed 113 new coronavirus infections on Thursday, taking the total in the Southeast Asian country to 1,790, health ministry official Achmad Yurianto said....

 2020-04-02 09:42 

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ADB plunks in P254M in grant to keep food on PH poor's tables during COVID-19 quarantine...

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has provided the Philippines—its host country—a P254 million grant to put food on the table for at least 55,000 families in Metro Manila stuck at home for a Luzon-wide quarantine against COVID-19. In a statemen...

 2020-04-02 09:41 

Philippine Star

WATCH: COVID-19 survivors, patients join Star Magic artists in new music video...

In time for the upcoming Holy Week, the new inspirational music video also includes Bible passages and messages of hope from COVID-19 patients and survivors....

 2020-04-02 09:41 

ABS-CBN

9 huli sa pagsusugal sa gitna ng enhanced community quarantine...

LAOAG CITY - Siyam na katao ang naarestong nagsusugal sa magkahiwalay na operasyon ng pulisya sa lungsod sa kabila ng ipinatutupad ng enhanced community quarantine sa Luzon....

 2020-04-02 09:34 

Cebu Daily News

NBI-7 arrests 2 for selling overpriced thermal scanners...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Agents of the National Bureau of Investigation in Central Visayas have cracked down on online sellers of overpriced medical product and arrested two men in two separate operations in Cebu City on Thursday afternoon, April 2,...

 2020-04-02 09:33 

Manila Bulletin

Angry Wuhan next-of-kin seek answers over virus handling...

Zhang took his elderly father to a Wuhan hospital for a surgical procedure in January, just as coronavirus was consuming the central Chinese city. Within days, his father was dead of the contagion....

 2020-04-02 09:27 

ABS-CBN

'Outraged' minority senators condemn PACC official's call to probe Robredo's COVID-19 relief drive...

The Presidential Anti-Crime Commission's (PACC) should "stop adding to the failures" of the Philippines in responding to the coronavirus crisis, minority senators said Thursday, hours after the agency urged authorities to probe Vice President ...

 2020-04-02 09:25 

Manila Bulletin

'Give aid to the poor ASAP', senators urge DSWD...

"Let us spare our fellow Filipinos this unnecessary procedure. Our kababayans are getting hungry and desperate for help. They lost jobs. Give the aid ASAP (as soon as possible)."Members of the Senate minority bloc on Thursday questioned the need f...

 2020-04-02 09:24 

Cebu Daily News

BREAKING: COVID-19 death toll exceeds 100; now at 107...

MANILA, Philippines — Deaths in relation to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Philippines have soared beyond the 100 mark and is now at 107, the Department of Health announced on Thursday. DOH Secretary Francisco Duque said in his virtual press ...

 2020-04-02 09:23 

Philippine Star

Funds for social amelioration released to agencies 'within 24 to 72 hours' DBM...

There will be no delay in fund releases, Budget Secretary Wendel Avisado said....

 2020-04-02 09:23 

Manila Bulletin

Activists slam China's use of bear bile in virus treatment...

China has approved the use of bear bile to treat coronavirus patients, angering activists and raising fears it could undermine efforts to stop the illegal animal trade which is blamed for the emergence of the new disease sweeping the globe....

 2020-04-02 09:22 

Manila Standard

COVID-19 Tracker: PHILIPPINES...

COVID-19 Cases: PHILIPPINES as of April 2, 2020; 4:00 PM....

 2020-04-02 09:20 

Manila Bulletin

China county in lockdown as fears grow over second wave of virus...

A Chinese county of around 600,000 residents has gone into lockdown after a woman who visited the area tested positive for the coronavirus, underscoring concerns over a second wave of domestic infections....

 2020-04-02 09:17 

Manila Bulletin

Masks are everywhere in Asia, but have they helped?...

The use of face masks in Asia during the coronavirus outbreak has been far more widespread than in the West, where governments have urged people to reserve supplies for frontline medical staff, so have they helped limit infections?...

 2020-04-02 09:15 

ABS-CBN

'Dami pang trabaho': Robredo shrugs off PACC commissioner's call for probe on her efforts...

With a hair flip, Vice President Leni Robredo shrugged off a government official's call to investigate her relief efforts for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic....

 2020-04-02 09:15 

Manila Bulletin

DOH: PH's confirmed cases of COVID-19 now 2,633; 322 new, 107 deaths, 51 recoveries...

The Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday reported that 11 more patients with COVID-19 have died, increasing the death tally to 107....

 2020-04-02 09:11 

ABS-CBN

17 subpoenas issued by NBI over fake news issues amid COVID-19 crisis: official...

The National Bureau of Investigation has summoned 17 individuals for posting misinformation about the new coronavirus (COVID-19) on social media, the chief of its cybercrime division said Thursday....

 2020-04-02 09:10 

Philippine Star

DILG directs Rizal town mayor to explain refusal of Muslim COVID-19 patients burial...

The department said this is "a clear defiance of government guidelines on burial amid the public health emergency situation in the country."...

 2020-04-02 09:09 

Manila Bulletin

President irate over attacks on policemen, frontliners...

"President Duterte is only protecting the welfare of not only the policemen, soldiers and health workers but also other frontliners because if their safety is compromised due to the attempts of some groups to create chaos out of this crisis, we will c...

 2020-04-02 09:01 

ABS-CBN

COVID-19 cases in PH go up by 322; total at 2,633...

MANILA — There are now 2,633 confirmed COVID-19 cases, the Department of Health said on Thursday....

 2020-04-02 09:00 

Philippine Star

Duterte urged to walk back 'shoot them dead' remark...

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