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 2020-05-09 11:27 

Manila Bulletin

DOH accredits Eastern Visayas center as COVID-19 testing center...

House Majority Leader and Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez and Tingog Party-list Rep. Yedda Marie K. Romualdez thanked on Saturday, May 9 the Department of Health (DOH) for accrediting the Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center (EVRMC) in Tacloban City as COV...

 2020-05-09 11:27 

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Sen. Angara bats for mental health services to enhance COVID-19 response...

Senator Juan Edgardo Angara is seeking to amend Republic Act (RA) 11036, or the Mental Health Act, to allow qualified individuals to immediately receive compensation benefits and other financial assistance....

 2020-05-09 11:26 

Manila Bulletin

90 percent of SAP beneficiaries in Pasay have received cash assistance...

Nearly 90 percent of the beneficiaries of the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) in Pasay City have received their cash assistance on Saturday, a day before the May 10 deadline set by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG)....

 2020-05-09 11:22 

Manila Bulletin

Palace: Coco Martin proved free speech alive in PH...

Malacaang said actor Coco Martin's tirades about the government's order to shut down ABS-CBN's broadcast operations proved that democracy is very much alive in the Philippines....

 2020-05-09 11:21 

Manila Bulletin

DOTr says there are exemptions to LRT, MRT ban on vulnerable passengers...

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has clarified that it will not enforce a total ban on passengers who are "highly vulnerable" for the coronavirus disease, such as senior citizens and pregnant women, upon resumption of railway operations und...

 2020-05-09 11:19 

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Church invites faithful: join consecration to Blessed Mother on July 13...

"We pray as one. We heal as one. We renew the world as one."Catholic Church leaders are inviting the public to join the activities in the national consecration to the Immaculate of Mary activities on May 13, at 8 a.m., the Feast of Our Lady of Fat...

 2020-05-09 11:18 

Manila Bulletin

Senators call out Cayetano for 'hand-washing' over ABS-CBN issue...

Senators on Friday (May 8) took a swipe at House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano for blaming the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) and Solicitor General Jose Calida for the shutdown of ABS-CBN....

 2020-05-09 11:16 

Manila Bulletin

DepEd: Private schools need to justify tuition increase before approval...

As long as they have fulfilled and submitted as the necessary requirements, the Department of Education (DepEd) noted that private schools may still implement tuition and other fee increases for the coming school year upon approval of its regional offices...

 2020-05-09 11:15 

Manila Bulletin

CHR Urges LGUs: Buy Crops from Indigenous Peoples...

In order to help the indigenous peoples (IPs) of the country to survive the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) is urging local government units (LGU) to buy their food crops....

 2020-05-09 11:06 

Manila Bulletin

DA releases funds to assist small cut flower farmers in Benguet affected by COVID-19...

The Agricultural Credit Policy Council (ACPC) of the Department of Agriculture (DA) had released P32.5 million to assist small cut flower farmers in Benguet, whose income has been affected by the community quarantine....

 2020-05-09 10:56 

Manila Bulletin

Solon opposes proposal to use coco levy funds for Balik Probinsya...

House Food and Agriculture Committee chair Wilfrido Mark Enverga stressed on Saturday (May 9) that the coconut levy funds should only be tapped to promote the interest of the country's coconut industry....

 2020-05-09 10:49 

Manila Bulletin

5 million families added to list of recipients in second wave of cash aid distribution...

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) stressed on Saturday that on top of the first 18 million cash aid recipients under the social amelioration program (SAP), some five million families, who were left out in the first tranche, will r...

 2020-05-09 10:42 

Manila Bulletin

Essential construction works now allowed under ECQ...

Malacaang announced that public and essential private construction work and infrastructure projects are now allowed under both enhanced and general community quarantine (ECQ, GCQ), but employers and workers must strictly follow health guidelines and those...

 2020-05-09 10:38 

Manila Bulletin

Gordon lauded for his idea of mega swab centers to fight COVID-19...

Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque III and Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA) president and CEO Vince Dizon have recognized the remarkable efforts of Senator Richard J. Gordon, Philippine Red Cross (PRC) chairman and chief exe...

 2020-05-09 10:21 

Manila Bulletin

PCSO to only accept online applications in NCR for medical assistance starting May 11...

Starting May 11, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes office (PCSO) will only accept online applications for National Capital Region (NCR) patients who are seeking medical assistance from the agency....

 2020-05-09 10:20 

Manila Bulletin

DOST assists hospital in PPE study...

The Department of Science and Technology has agreed to Northern Mindanao Medical Center's (NMMC) request for further studies on the disinfection of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)....

 2020-05-09 10:19 

Manila Bulletin

UP study shows lifting of ECQ on May 15 may result to 24,000 COVID-19 cases by June 15...

A study conducted by a team from the University of the Philippines is urging the government to extend the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) beyond May 15 in areas like Metro Manila....

 2020-05-09 10:17 

Manila Bulletin

Feast of Saint John of Avila...

On Sunday, May 10, is the Feast of Saint John (San Juan) of Avila, the venerated patron saint of the Spanish clergy and a Doctor of the Church....

 2020-05-09 10:17 

Manila Bulletin

Human rights advocates back De Lima plea to participate in virtual Senate sessions...

Opposition Senator Leila de Lima said Saturday lawmakers and human rights advocates from different corners of the globe have declared support to her plea that she be allowed to fully discharge her mandate as a duly elected senator, including her right to ...

 2020-05-09 10:15 

Manila Bulletin

UP-Diliman Carillon bells toll to the tune of ABS-CBN hymn...

The University of the Philippines-Diliman's (UP-D) Carillon bells tolled Friday night to express solidarity with the employees of ABS-CBN and in support of press freedom....

 2020-05-09 10:14 

Manila Bulletin

Cebu solon asks DSWD to ease SAP rules; urges IATF to impose 'localized quarantine'...

Cebu City 2nd district Rep. Rodrigo A. Abellanosa has asked the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to modify and ease the requirements and procedures for the distribution of the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) subsidies, particularly in...

 2020-05-09 10:08 

Manila Bulletin

SC pushes for cyber security awareness in courts...

The Supreme Court (SC) is determined to enable judges and court officers to become more aware of cyber security now that lower courts have been directed to conduct online proceedings online due to the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic....

 2020-05-09 10:07 

Manila Bulletin

NBI arrests Korean fugitive...

A South Korean national wanted in his country for extortion was arrested by the law enforcement authorities in Pasay City on Friday, May 8....

 2020-05-09 10:01 

Manila Bulletin

The ABS-CBN Shutdown; what Next?...

PAGBABAGO By DR. FLORANGEL ROSARIO BRAID Like many of my colleagues in media, outraged citizens, and fellow framers of the Constitution, I have joined the dissenting voices on the shutdown of ABS-CBN. In a statement, our signatories noted that the NTC'...

 2020-05-08 23:23 

Manila Bulletin

One of world's oldest men marks 116th birthday in S.Africa...

South African Fredie Blom celebrated his 116th birthday on Friday unphased by the coronavirus crisis, over 100 years since the Spanish flu pandemic killed his sister....

 2020-05-08 23:20 

Manila Bulletin

Vaccine orders plummet amid coronavirus outbreak: CDC...

Orders for vaccines against diseases such as measles have declined since a national emergency was declared in the United States because of the coronavirus pandemic, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday....

 2020-05-08 23:19 

Manila Bulletin

US accuses China, Russia of coordinating on virus conspiracies...

The United States on Friday accused China and Russia of stepping up cooperation to spread false narratives over the coronavirus pandemic, saying Beijing was increasingly adopting techniques honed by Moscow....

 2020-05-08 23:18 

Manila Bulletin

World leaders evoke WWII spirit in battle against pandemic...

Global leaders marked 75 years since the end of World War II in Europe on Friday, urging citizens to draw inspiration from the historic victory as the world battles against the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-05-08 23:15 

Manila Bulletin

Trump: 'No rush' for relief bill despite dire jobless numbers...

US President Donald Trump said Friday he was in "no rush" to strike a deal with Democrats over emergency relief for suffering Americans even as the raging coronavirus pandemic causes staggering job losses....

 2020-05-08 23:14 

Manila Bulletin

Anti-viral drug trio found to shorten COVID-19 illness in mild cases: study...

Researchers in Hong Kong have found that patients suffering milder illness caused by the new coronavirus recover more quickly if they are treated with a three-drug antiviral cocktail soon after symptoms appear....

 2020-05-08 23:09 

Manila Bulletin

Inter-species lockdown meet-up at Japan aquarium...

A Japanese aquarium has come up with a wild idea to entertain the public during its temporary closure due to the coronavirus outbreak -- introducing sea animals to each other and sharing the results online....

 2020-05-08 18:30 

Manila Bulletin

Countries must return to public health surveillance in COVID-19 fight: WHO's Ryan...

ZURICH - Countries must return to "basic principles" of public health surveillance if they are to bring the coronavirus outbreak under control, the World Health Organization's (WHO) top emergency health expert said on Friday....

 2020-05-08 18:27 

Manila Bulletin

France seizes 440,000 face masks as it breaks up medical smuggling networks...

PARIS - French police have dismantled smuggling networks trying to take advantage of a rush to buy medical supplies including face masks to tackle the coronavirus epidemic, the interior minister said on Friday....

 2020-05-08 18:24 

Manila Bulletin

EU backs keeping external borders shut until mid-June over coronavirus...

BRUSSELS - The European Union (EU) executive on Friday backed keeping curbs on travel to the continent in place for another 30 days until mid-June as part of extraordinary measures to limit the spread of coronavirus but also hurting trade and tourism....

 2020-05-08 18:23 

Manila Bulletin

Biggest threat to Brazil coronavirus response? President Bolsonaro, says The Lancet...

BRASILIA - The biggest threat to Brazil's ability to successfully combat the spread of the coronavirus and tackle the unfolding public health crisis is the country's president, Jair Bolsonaro, according to British medical journal The Lancet....

 2020-05-08 18:20 

Manila Bulletin

QC reports 2 new COVID-19 deaths...

The number of COVID-19 cases in Quezon City (QC) jumped by six from the previous 1,512 to 1,518 as of 7 p.m. of Friday (May 8), the Department of Health (DOH) reported....

 2020-05-08 18:18 

Manila Bulletin

No warning, no escape as deadly gas swept through an Indian village...

CHENNAI/BENGALURU - When gas began leaking from a nearby chemical factory and drifting towards his house in southern India, there were no warnings and no alarms, welder Elamanchili Venkatesh said....

 2020-05-08 18:15 

Manila Bulletin

Britain facing no 'dramatic overnight change' in lockdown rules...

LONDON - Prime Minister Boris Johnson will not announce any dramatic changes to Britain's coronavirus lockdown on Sunday, adopting a cautious approach to try to ensure there is no second deadly peak of infections, his environment minister said....

 2020-05-08 18:09 

Manila Bulletin

Merkel, Trump agree in phone call to keep memory of WW2 horrors alive...

BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Donald Trump during a phone call on Friday marked the end of World War Two in Europe 75 years ago, a German government spokesman said....

 2020-05-08 17:52 

Manila Bulletin

Anarchy in Venezuela's jails laid bare by massacre over food...

CARACAS - Three weeks before he was shot dead, Miguel Calderon, an inmate in the lawless Los Llanos jail on Venezuela's central plains, sent a voice message to his father....

 2020-05-08 17:05 

Manila Bulletin

50 COVID-positive OFWs arrive at New Clark City...

Fifty overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) found positive for coronavirus disease arrived at the We Heal as One Center- National Government Administrative Center (NGAC) on May 7 (Thursday) for isolation and treatment....

 2020-05-08 17:02 

Manila Bulletin

Legarda files bill for daily food subsidy in ECQ areas...

Deputy Speaker and Antique lone district Rep. Loren Legarda has filed a bill seeking to provide a P500 emergency food subsidy daily for 30 days to poor families in Metro Manila and other regions affected by the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) due to t...

 2020-05-08 16:54 

Manila Bulletin

7 franchises that expired but were not shut down...

HOTSPOT By TONYO CRUZ On December 3, 2019, in a story titled "Duterte vows to block ABS-CBN franchise renewal," the Manila Bulletin reported: "President Duterte has vowed to make sure ABS-CBN television network will be 'out' of operati...

 2020-05-08 16:49 

Manila Bulletin

The quarantine chronicles: Week 8...

IT'S THE SMALL THINGS By ALEX M. EDUQUE Week Eight. Most of us have settled into the groove of things and have developed somewhat of a routine (or lack thereof) going. Yet, we are also at that point where sometimes we feel we are on edge. The smallest...

 2020-05-08 16:32 

Manila Bulletin

Joy Belmonte to propose transition period to GCQ at NCR mayors' meeting...

The Quezon City government said on Saturday (May 9) that it will propose a shift to a transition period of general community quarantine (GCQ) after the lapse of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) on May 15....

 2020-05-08 16:18 

Manila Bulletin

Manila city gov't builds more COVID-19 quarantine facilities...

Another quarantine facility for COVID-19 patients is now being constructed in Manila in preparation for a possible surge in infections brought by the anticipated relaxing or lifting of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ)....

 2020-05-08 16:08 

Manila Bulletin

COVID-19 curve flattens; Du30 apologizes to the Ayalas, MVP...

PUNCHLINE By FRED M. LOBO The country has " flattened the curve" or the rate of coronavirus transmissions and deaths. COVID-19 rate on a downward trend, the Inter-Agency Task Force said. *** As this develops, Pres. Duterte has apologized to the Ay...

 2020-05-08 16:05 

Manila Bulletin

Looking forward to lockdown's end...

On May 15, It will be two months since Metro Manila along with the whole of Luzon — was locked down with an Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) that closed down all business and industry operations and offices, mass transportation, and kept everyone...

 2020-05-08 16:04 

Manila Bulletin

On the table...

MEDIUM RARE By JULLIE Y. DAZA One onion, $3.50. Avocado, $6.50. Carton of juice, $26. One bagel, $2.75. Believe it or not, those are the prices in New York, the city that never sleeps where if you can make it there you can make it anywhere. For those aspi...

 2020-05-08 15:17 

Manila Bulletin

Ethiopia jails former minister for corruption...

An Ethiopian court on Friday convicted a former cabinet minister on corruption charges and sentenced him to six years in prison....

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