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 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 

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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 

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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 07:19 

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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 

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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 07:06 

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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 06:57 

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 06:53 

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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 06:51 

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 

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'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 06:47 

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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 

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 

Manila Bulletin

Coronavirus severs Brazilian Amazon from world...

Deep in the Amazon rainforest in northern Brazil, where rivers are the only highways, the coronavirus pandemic is sharply limiting boat traffic, leaving villages even more cut off from the world than before....

 2020-04-07 06:39 

Manila Bulletin

Senators back Duterte's move to extend ECQ...

Senators have supported President Duterte's decision to extend the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) being imposed in Luzon against the novel coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-04-07 06:37 

Manila Bulletin

New York cathedral to be used as field hospital...

A vast cathedral in central New York is being converted into a field hospital during the coronavirus pandemic, its dean said Monday, as the US struggles to cope with the mounting crisis....

 2020-04-07 06:34 

Manila Bulletin

IATF okays resumption of work in 13 railway projects...

The government has given the green light to the resumption of "limited" work in 13 railway projects during the extended quarantine period in Luzon....

 2020-04-07 06:32 

Manila Bulletin

Soldier killed in Iloilo encounters with Reds as COVID-19 ceasefires are broken...

ILOILO CITY An Army soldier was killed early Tuesday morning in Iloilo province as the unilaterally declared ceasefires of the government and the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) were shatter...

 2020-04-07 06:31 

Manila Bulletin

CJ Peralta: All courts functioning, ready to resolve cases despite ECQ extension...

All courts in the country from the Supreme Court (SC) to the lowest trial court will remain physically shutdown until April 30 with the extension of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) enforced by the government in a bid to deter the spread of the cor...

 2020-04-07 06:27 

Manila Bulletin

12 drug suspects fall in Bulacan...

CAMP GENERAL ALEJO SANTOS, Bulacan --Twelve drug suspects were arrested in different anti-illegal drugs operations conducted by authorities in this province....

 2020-04-07 06:25 

Manila Bulletin

P5 B earmarked for amelioration of formal labor sector...

The government is planning to spend P5 billion for the social amelioration programs for the formal labor sector affected by the coronavirus lockdown....

 2020-04-07 06:24 

Manila Bulletin

EVSU produces, donates 'Anti-COVID' drink for frontliners...

The Eastern Visayas State University (EVSU) has distributed its locally made natural immune system booster drink to frontline workers to help combat the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)....

 2020-04-07 06:22 

Manila Bulletin

DOH launches free phone consultation for Metro Manila residents...

The Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday launched free 24/7 phone consultation for Metro Manila residents....

 2020-04-07 06:19 

Manila Bulletin

PCSO gives P2.5-million cash aid to Baguio, Benguet General hospitals...

BAGUIO CITY The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) in Baguio gave P2.5 million each to the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC) and Benguet General Hospital (BeGH)....

 2020-04-07 06:14 

Manila Bulletin

DOJ eyeing to issue subpoena vs Pimentel next week...

The Department of Justice (DOJ) is eyeing to send by next week summons to Senator Aquilino Martin "Koko" Pimentel who is facing a complaint for allegedly breaching quarantine protocols....

 2020-04-07 06:14 

Manila Bulletin

DOST-PCIEERD unveils technologies to fight the spread COVID-19...

Drones mounted with artificial intelligence-powered thermal scanners are set to be produced to easily scan and pinpoint people with high body temperature....

 2020-04-07 06:10 

Manila Bulletin

Public masses in Cubao diocese suspended until April 30...

The suspension of public masses in the Diocese of Cubao has also been extended until the end of this month....

 2020-04-07 06:10 

Manila Bulletin

Final test shows 'Baby COVID-19' negative for coronavirus...

By Jerry Alcayde CALAPAN CITY The one-year, nine-month old girl, who became Oriental Mindoro's first and only coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patient and the country's youngest, is now finally out of the woods. This after Oriental Mindoro Gove...

 2020-04-07 06:06 

Manila Bulletin

NBI gives Diokno more time to respond to allegations against his client accused of peddling fake news...

Free Legal Assistance Group (FLAG) chairman and human rights lawyer Jose Manuel "Chel" Diokno has been given until April 14 by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to respond to allegations that his client has been spreading fake news concer...

 2020-04-07 06:05 

Manila Bulletin

LTFRB-7 advices LGUs, public and private companies to get special permits for their vehicles...

CEBU CITY -- The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB-7)-Central Visayas asked all local government units (LGUs), government agencies and private companies to apply for special permits for vehicles being used to ferry workers to and...

 2020-04-07 06:03 

Manila Bulletin

DepEd asks division, regional offices to act on requests for use of schools as response to COVID-19...

The Department of Education (DepEd) directed concerned schools division and regional offices to "act with urgency" when it comes to requests of local government units (LGUs) for use schools as part of their response to the ongoing health crisis....

 2020-04-07 06:01 

Manila Bulletin

Viber to eliminate fake news by providing link to DOH...

One of the biggest issues during the implementation of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) is the proliferation of fake news, so instant messaging software application Viber is helping reduce this by providing a direct link to the Department of Health...

 2020-04-07 05:54 

Manila Bulletin

DILG: P30.8-B Bayanihan grant for LGUs solely for COVID-19 programs...

The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Tuesday stressed that the P30.824 billion "Bayanihan Grant to Cities and Municipalities" approved by the President should be solely used for novel coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) relate...

 2020-04-06 06:22 

Manila Bulletin

Task force ready to protect health workers...

The Joint Task Force Corona Virus Shield (JTF CoViD Shield) vowed to protect health workers from harassment or attacks....

 2020-04-06 06:21 

Manila Bulletin

DOTr Free Ride for Health Workers routes now available on Google Maps...

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has partnered with Google to help frontliners find recommended routes to their respective medical facilities through the agency's free bus service program....

 2020-04-06 06:21 

Manila Bulletin

SC orders swift actions on family, commercial cases...

The Supreme Court (SC) has ordered the country's trial court judges to act promptly on all commercial and family cases that may be filed during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) when courts are on physical shutdown....

 2020-04-06 06:20 

Manila Bulletin

'We're not hungry, we need masks' says Australian doctor on coronavirus frontline...

Australian hospital workers on the coronavirus frontline say they daily receive letters of thanks, some people even bring them pizzas, but what they really need is proper respiratory face masks to replace faulty and homemade face shields....

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