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 2020-04-03 23:27 

Manila Bulletin

Passengers from virus-hit ships start leaving Florida...

Passengers from a virus-hit cruise ship and its sister vessel, also struck with a handful of cases, started heading home Friday from Florida, after being stranded at sea for days....

 2020-04-03 23:27 

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Amid new research, US recommends face masks to stop virus spread...

President Donald Trump on Friday recommended that Americans cover their faces with masks when outdoors, a policy U-turn following growing scientific research suggesting their widespread use can stem the spread of the coronavirus....

 2020-04-03 18:02 

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Bong Go urges quick provision of one-time 'Bayanihan' financial assistance to LGUs...

After recommending earlier to the Executive Department the grant of a one-time 'Bayanihan' financial assistance to cities and municipalities, Senator Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go reiterated its importance for them to respond to the needs...

 2020-04-03 17:51 

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Mexico president says gang violence persists despite coronavirus...

MEXICO CITY - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Friday that violence among criminal groups has persisted despite the coronavirus outbreak on the country....

 2020-04-03 17:39 

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Police, soldiers enforce Thailand's nationwide coronavirus curfew...

BANGKOK - Police and soldiers wearing protective masks set up hundreds of checkpoints across Thailand on Friday night to enforce an indefinite nationwide curfew, banning most people from outside in a bid to curb the spread of the new coronavirus....

 2020-04-03 17:28 

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A Kenyan father heads back to his rural home as the coronavirus spreads...

KISUMU, Kenya - Peter Omollo initially decided to stay put in Nairobi when the coronavirus emerged in Kenya....

 2020-04-03 17:26 

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Sotto slams unnamed officials criticizing senators...

Senate President Vicente Sotto III hit back at local government officials who have challenged senators and other public officials for their supposed inaction amid the COVID-19 pandemic....

 2020-04-03 17:16 

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PH Red Cross chooses QC as first COVID-19 mobile testing site...

Quezon City (QC) Mayor Joy Belmonte on Saturday thanked the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) for making the city its first COVID-19 testing site....

 2020-04-03 17:13 

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Duterte denies hand in NBI's move vs Vico Sotto...

President Duterte said he had nothing to do with the move of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to summon Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto for allegedly violating the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act--a measure that took effect after Sotto's supposed v...

 2020-04-03 17:11 

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Oreta to endorse all residents to DSWD program...

Malabon Mayor Lenlen Oreta will be endorsing all the city residents to the Department of Social Welfare and Development's (DSWD) social amelioration program as he expressed that everyone is affected by the impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) ...

 2020-04-03 17:09 

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Italy's daily tally of coronavirus deaths and cases steady, with 766 new deaths...

ROME - The death toll from an outbreak of the coronavirus in Italy has climbed by 766 to 14,681, the Civil Protection Agency said on Friday, marginally higher than the daily tally of 760 fatalities registered a day earlier....

 2020-04-03 17:06 

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Results of UK clinical coronavirus trials "a few months away": senior medic...

LONDON - Results from clinical trials of possible drugs to treat the coronavirus are likely a few months away, England's Deputy Chief Medical Officer Jonathan Van-Tam said on Friday....

 2020-04-03 17:04 

Manila Bulletin

Canada's Trudeau says US blockage of medical exports would be a mistake...

OTTAWA - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday said blocking 3M Co's export of respirators to Canada and Latin America could backfire, a day after President Donald Trump invoked a law to keep the essential supplies in the United States....

 2020-04-03 16:58 

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Preparing for Past COVID-19...

PAGBABAGO By DR. FLORANGEL ROSARIO BRAID COVID-19 taught us new lessons in preparedness. One is in the domain of the psycho-social or consciousness, and the other is in the economy. Let me dwell on the first. To say that the past few weeks have taught us ...

 2020-04-03 16:54 

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QC notes 476 COVID-19 cases in city...

Records from the Department of Health (DOH) revealed that the number of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in Quezon City zoomed to 476 from the previous 464 as of 4 p.m. of April 3....

 2020-04-03 16:32 

Manila Bulletin

Continuing on with quarantine chronicles...

IT'S THE SMALL THINGS By ALEX M. EDUQUE Third week since the enhanced community quarantine has been implemented and I will not lie some days are definitely better than others. On some days, when I feel like I am on the verge of losing my sanity, I do ...

 2020-04-03 16:21 

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Duterte fires PACC's Luna over calls for NBI to probe Robredo...

President Duterte has fired Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) Commissioner Manuelito Luna for wanting Vice President Leni Robredo to be probed for asking the private sector to help frontliners amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic....

 2020-04-03 16:07 

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Global virus cases top one million; Singapore to close workplaces, schools...

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases around the world has soared past one million and deaths have topped 50,000 as the United States reported the highest daily death toll of any country so far....

 2020-04-03 16:05 

Manila Bulletin

To die for the nation...

Unworthy though he might be of his high office, Caiaphas becomes God's instrument in proclaiming the truth about Jesus: without knowing it, or even while intending the opposite, Caiaphas prophesies that Jesus is "going to die for the nation, and n...

 2020-04-03 16:02 

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Massive testing for COVID-19 starts April 14...

The government is planning to start the massive testing of persons with suspected coronavirus by April 14 amid efforts to build up the capacity to conduct such tests....

 2020-04-03 16:02 

Manila Bulletin

Christmas in April...

MEDIUM RARE By JULLIE Y. DAZA The Lady Jessica Mary Allen Ashcroft looked from blank square to blank square on the calendar hanging in the kitchen and with her black crayon, stood on tiptoe so she could reach Friday: 14 February. She drew a giant X across...

 2020-04-03 14:57 

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Spain overtakes Italy in coronavirus cases, death rate slows...

Spain overtook Italy for the first time on Friday for the number of confirmed coronavirus cases, but the overnight death toll fell from the previous day, providing a small glimmer of hope....

 2020-04-03 14:32 

Manila Bulletin

LT Group supports medical frontliners...

The LT Group chose Binalot for its Filipino comfort food. The partnership has led to the distribution of 10,000 meal packages to the National Children's Hospital, Rizal Medical Center, Quirino Memorial Medical Center, Rosario Maclang Bautista General ...

 2020-04-03 14:21 

Manila Bulletin

Customs: No delay in the release of PPE, medical supplies, and health devices...

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is informing the public that complaints allegedly involving the BOC-DHL in the delayed release of personal protective equipment (PPE), medical supplies, and health devices are false and untrue....

 2020-04-03 14:00 

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FDA approves commercial use of COVID-19 test kits developed by UP scientists...

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved for commercial use the COVID-19 testing kits developed by local scientists....

 2020-04-03 13:59 

Manila Bulletin

Bolsonaro says Brazil cannot take months of isolation...

BRASILIA - President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday that Brazilian society will not be able to stand two or three months of shutdowns to fight the new coronavirus, denouncing social-distancing measures enforced by states and municipalities across the count...

 2020-04-03 13:55 

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PH's capability to conduct COVID-19 tests 'significantly improved'...

The Philippine government's capability to conduct coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) tests have "significantly improved," the chief implementor of the government's policy against the fatal illness declared on Friday night....

 2020-04-03 13:49 

Manila Bulletin

Las Pinas provides P1,000 assistance for 10,000 tricycle and pedicab drivers...

The Las Pinas City government started the distribution of P1,000 cash assistance to some 10,000 tricycle and padyak (pedicab) drivers in the city Friday....

 2020-04-03 13:44 

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Ukrainian designer equips doctors for battling coronavirus...

KIEV - Ukrainian fashion designer Ivan Frolov has postponed work on his new collection and is making coveralls for doctors to meet a shortage of protective clothing during the coronavirus epidemic....

 2020-04-03 13:39 

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth to make rare address to nation over coronavirus...

LONDON - Britain's Queen Elizabeth II will make an extremely rare nationwide address to the nation on Sunday as it grapples with an increasingly deadly coronavirus outbreak....

 2020-04-03 13:27 

Manila Bulletin

Bong Go lauds gov't efforts to convert public facilities into quarantine centers...

Senator Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go on Friday lauded efforts to convert public facilities into isolation sites and vessels into floating quarantine hospitals to help stop the spread of the coronavirus....

 2020-04-03 13:27 

Manila Bulletin

'Rat-catching' challenge launched in Baguio public market...

BAGUIO CITY - Mayor Benjamin Magalong launched a "rat-catching challenge" on Wednesday at the Baguio City Public Market to address sanitation issues which, he emphasized, should be another key to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 ...

 2020-04-03 13:18 

Manila Bulletin

House offers 4-step process for release of P5,000-to-P8,000 social amelioration fund...

Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano has described as "very complicated" the process by which the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) will implement the distribution of state financial assistance to 18,000 Filipino families most adversely a...

 2020-04-03 13:16 

Manila Bulletin

Youth council in Catanduanes helps lockdown-affected families...

SAN ANDRES, Catanduanes Officials of the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Council of Barangay Caragag here have come-up with another project to aid every family in their barangay while the province goes through a crisis brought about by the coronavirus disease 2...

 2020-04-03 13:09 

Manila Bulletin

Bataan COVID-19 update: 7 new cases, 2 deaths, 3 recoveries...

BALANGA, BATAAN — There were seven new cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Bataan this week, bringing the tally to 17 in total, which included two deaths and three patients who were able to recover from the disease....

 2020-04-03 12:56 

Manila Bulletin

DOH confident of processing 3,000 tests upon start of mass testing; expects capacity to increase...

The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday said it can process 3,000 COVID-19 tests daily upon the rollout of the government's mass testing program....

 2020-04-03 12:45 

Manila Bulletin

DSWD rolls out cash aid from Bayanihan social amelioration program...

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) today (April 3) started releasing financial assistance to beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program under the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) Bayanihan Fund: Tulong Laban sa COVID-19...

 2020-04-03 12:37 

Manila Bulletin

Hontiveros lauds gov't plan for COVID-19 mass-testing...

Senator Risa Hontiveros on Friday welcomed the government's plan to start mass testing as part of its efforts to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus disease....

 2020-04-03 12:29 

Manila Bulletin

Lorenzana mulls use of rapid pass system by PNP after ECQ lifting...

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana has floated the idea of using the rapid pass system for future law enforcement activities after the lifting of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Luzon....

 2020-04-03 12:25 

Manila Bulletin

BOC freeing up MICP of overstaying containers to improve yard utilization in Manila ports...

Yard utilization at the Manila International Container Port (MICP) is expected to improve in the coming days as the transfer of overstaying containers continues, the Bureau of Customs said Friday....

 2020-04-03 12:15 

Manila Bulletin

Comelec's Guanzon free from COVID-19...

Commissioner Rowena Guanzon of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has tested negative for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)....

 2020-04-03 12:06 

Manila Bulletin

'Shoot them dead' order wasn't literal Cayetano...

President Duterte didn't mean his now-viral "shoot them dead" order to police and soldiers literally, at least according to his ally, Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano....

 2020-04-03 12:04 

Manila Bulletin

QC cops nab 4 in sting op for selling overpriced alcohol...

Four individuals allegedly selling overpriced alcohol were held by police following an entrapment operation in Manila on Thursday....

 2020-04-03 12:01 

Manila Bulletin

Some senators in favor of extending Luzon-wide lockdown...

Some senators are in favor of extending the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) being implemented in Luzon due to the lingering threat of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19)....

 2020-04-03 12:00 

Manila Bulletin

Silliman U provides support for 196 students stranded due to lockdown...

DUMAGUETE CITY — Silliman University here will be continuing its support for 196 of its students staying either in dormitories or in homes of some faculty members after they failed to go home due to the implementation of the enhanced community quara...

 2020-04-03 11:48 

Manila Bulletin

DFA: 18 new COVID-19 cases among overseas Filipinos...

The Philippine government has reported 18 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 among overseas Filipinos, the lowest increase this week at four percent....

 2020-04-03 11:45 

Manila Bulletin

Pampanga police serenade health workers at regional hospital...

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga Officers and personnel of the Pampanga Provincial Police Office (PPO) performed infront of the Jose B. Lingad Memorial Hospital (JBLMH) Friday morning to serenade health care practitioners, and salute them for their untiring...

 2020-04-03 11:37 

Manila Bulletin

DHSUD announces payment moratorium on its housing projects...

The Department of Human Settlement and Urban Development (DHSUD) has extended the moratorium for the payment of in-house financial plans for all of its housing projects....

 2020-04-03 11:31 

Manila Bulletin

San Fernando reports 2 new COVID-19 cases; La Union now has 12 in total...

SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union The city government of San Fernando confirmed that it has two new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases, the Department of Health Region 1 (DOH-1) disclosed on Thursday, April 2....

 2020-04-03 11:27 

Manila Bulletin

Angeles City gov't distributes 50,ooo food packs to 33 barangays...

ANGELES CITY The city government here has distributed some 50,000 indigent families food packs to 33 barangays here as of April 2....

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