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 2020-05-08 15:04 

Manila Bulletin

Kuwait imposes 20-day 'total curfew' from May 10 to curb coronavirus...

Kuwait will enact a "total curfew" from 4pm (1300 GMT) on Sunday through to May 30 to help to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, the Information Ministry said on Twitter on Friday....

 2020-05-08 14:58 

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China says Taiwan will fail in bid to attend key WHO meeting...

Taiwan will fail in its bid to take part in a key meeting of the World Health Organization (WHO) amid efforts to rein in the coronavirus as its efforts are not based on health concerns but politics, China said on Friday....

 2020-05-08 14:52 

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Iran allows prayer gatherings in areas seen as low coronavirus risk...

Friday prayer gatherings resumed in up to 180 Iranian cities and towns seen as only at low risk of coronavirus contagion after a two-month suspension, state media reported....

 2020-05-08 14:49 

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Ireland says Brexit trade talks timeline 'virtually impossible'...

The coronavirus pandemic has made an already difficult timeline for a British-European Union trade deal "virtually impossible", Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said, cautioning that he did wish to raise expectations of London seeking more tim...

 2020-05-08 14:47 

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Pasay to finish distributing 1st tranche of SAP subsidy to 46-K beneficiaries by May 10...

The local government of Pasay City is optimistic that it will be able to finish distributing the first tranche of the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) subsidy to all 46,000 beneficiaries of the city by May 10, Mayor Emi Calixto-Rubiano said....

 2020-05-08 14:43 

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Putin uses WW2 anniversary for bridge-building with U.S., Britain...

President Vladimir Putin sent telegrams on Friday to U.S. President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suggesting the need to rekindle their nations' cooperation during World War Two to solve today's problems....

 2020-05-08 14:01 

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Spanish cat tests positive for coronavirus...

MADRID - A cat belonging to a family in the Spanish region of Catalonia tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the professor who conducted an autopsy on the pet said on Friday....

 2020-05-08 13:48 

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Another inmate in Cavite dies after difficulty in breathing...

Are police jails in Cavite safe from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)?...

 2020-05-08 13:28 

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DOH Region 8 reports five new positive cases of COVID-19...

The Department of Health Regional Office 8 (DOH-8) based in Palo, Leyte, has reported additional five new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Eastern Visayas on Friday. This is according to John Paul Roca, DOH-8 regional information ...

 2020-05-08 12:44 

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Bong Go: 'Balik Probinsiya' program ready for pilot testing in six provinces...

The pilot testing of the Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pagasa or BPBP (Return to the Province, New Hope) program meant to decongest Metro Manila is now ready to begin, Senator Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go said on Friday....

 2020-05-08 12:41 

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NLEX has waived P3-M in toll fees for health frontliners...

The North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) Corp. said they have waived P2.95 million in toll fees for 3,610 doctors, nurses, and other health professionals....

 2020-05-08 12:14 

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Makabayan House bloc urges continuation of SAP in GCQ areas...

Activist lawmakers want the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) extended for areas under the less restrictive general community quarantine (GCQ) condition....

 2020-05-08 12:06 

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2 sailors hurt as PH Navy ship hit by fire at sea...

Two sailors sustained second degree burns after a fire broke out at BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PS16) hours after it departed India to ferry donated medical supplies for the Philippines' coronavirus disease (COVID-19) response, the Philippine Navy disclosed on...

 2020-05-08 11:50 

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Renewal of ABS-CBN franchise the only way for House leadership to redeem itself Lagman...

The only way the leadership of the House of Representatives can redeem itself from the ABS-CBN fiasco is to act swiftly in granting the renewal of the network's legislative franchise....

 2020-05-08 11:14 

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Ex Georgian leader appointed reform aide in Ukraine...

Former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili on Thursday was appointed to a Ukrainian advisory body on reforms, in a move that marks his comeback to the ex-Soviet country's politics....

 2020-05-08 11:07 

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Massive India repatriation begins with flights from UAE...

The first wave of a massive exercise to repatriate hundreds of thousands of Indians stuck abroad began Thursday, with two flights landing in India from the United Arab Emirates....

 2020-05-08 11:06 

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BJMP personnel donate P7.1 M for COVID-19 efforts...

The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) on Friday turned over a check for more than P7 million to the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) as its donation for the government's efforts to combat COVID-19 during simple rites in Camp Aguinaldo....

 2020-05-08 11:01 

Manila Bulletin

Approach the future with grit, Robredo tells this year's graduates...

The graduates of this year's school year should "set free (palabas)" and "move forward (pasulong)" as they approach the future and face a new set of challenges, particularly in and after the time of crisis....

 2020-05-08 10:53 

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Concepcion extends Go Negosyo Project ARK roll outs in Antipolo, Batangas, QC, Pasig, Taguig and Makati...

Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship and Go Negosyo founder Joey Concepcion confirms increasing numbers of local government units in Metro Manila and nearby provinces who will join the Project ARK (Antibody Rapid test Kits) initiative....

 2020-05-08 10:15 

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Virus crisis leaves thousands of cruise ship crew stuck at sea...

The cruise industry has taken a beating during the coronavirus crisis -- on-board outbreaks, refusal of port access and now no clear idea of when ships can sail once again....

 2020-05-08 10:08 

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Coronavirus deals 'powerful blow' to Putin's grand plans...

The bombastic military parade through Moscow's Red Square on Saturday was slated to be the spectacle of the year on the Kremlin's calendar....

 2020-05-08 09:58 

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Banksy tribute to UK health service displayed in hospital...

A new artwork by Banksy in honor of Britain's health service has gone on display in a hospital, paying tribute to medics battling the coronavirus pandemic in the second hardest-hit country....

 2020-05-08 09:45 

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DFA reports spike in COVID-19 cases among overseas Filipinos...

The Department of Foreign Affairs on Friday reported a sudden spike in the number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)-related cases among Filipinos abroad with 22 new deaths and 218 new confirmed cases mostly in the Middle East....

 2020-05-08 09:44 

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Philippine Embassy in Italy post how to book an appointment...

The Philippine Embassy in Italy posted a video Friday on how to book an appointment....

 2020-05-08 09:29 

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Say goodbye to eyeglasses that fog up...

Have you encountered fogging in your eyeglasses whenever you're wearing a facemask?...

 2020-05-08 09:23 

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Palace affirms President is healthy, fit...

President Duterte has "no serious illness" and continues to perform his job, Malacaang said Friday following a Supreme Court decision junking a petition seeking the release of his health records....

 2020-05-08 09:18 

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Trader arrested for selling diluted alcohol...

A trader has been arrested by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in Paranaque City for selling to the public diluted isopropyl alcohol....

 2020-05-08 09:15 

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Valenzuela City tests returning OFWs...

The local government of Valenzuela City started testing its returning Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as it ramped up its mass testing program....

 2020-05-08 09:11 

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Bulacan gov't adopts staysafe.ph vs COVID-19...

CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan The Provincial Government of Bulacan, through its Provincial Health Office (PHO) and Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO), adopted the use of staysafe.ph, an interactive community-driven emergency resp...

 2020-05-08 09:08 

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Survey teachers, pupils for FLO preparedness...

ACT-Teachers Party-List Rep. France Castro has expressed reservation on the planned use of flexible learning options (FLOs) by public and private schools during the COVID-19 pandemic....

 2020-05-08 09:06 

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DILG warns barangay officials on SAP irregularities...

Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Undersecretary for Barangay Affairs Martin Dio on Friday said that many barangay chairman could be suspended or sacked from the service if found to have been involved in irregularities under the social am...

 2020-05-08 09:01 

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Fake good Samaritan to frontliners caught trying to transport shabu...

BOCAUE, Bulacan A man, who tried to pass himself off as a good Samaritan doing rounds of giving free meals to frontliners, was found to have tried to spirit P152,500-worth of shabu through an enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) checkpoint along McArthur H...

 2020-05-08 08:56 

Manila Bulletin

DOH: PH COVID-19 cases now at 10,463, with 696 deaths and 1,734 recoveries...

The Department of Health (DOH) on May 8, Friday, said the country already has a total of 10,463 coronavirus disease cases....

 2020-05-08 08:56 

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COVID-19 curve starts to flatten as positivity rate plunges to 10% — DOH...

The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday reported 120 new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases, bringing the total number to 10,463....

 2020-05-08 08:52 

Manila Bulletin

Palace assures foreign allies: Press freedom alive in PH...

Malacaang assured the international community that members of the press and the political opposition are free to criticize the government following the order to shut down ABS-CBN's broadcast operations....

 2020-05-08 08:52 

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Densely populated quarter in Marikina put on 'neighborhood quarantine,' after city link map helped identify COVID-19 positive patient...

A link map of those who came in close contact with persons infected with the new coronavirus has helped the Marikina City government discover a resident positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), forcing authorities to impose a "neighborhood qu...

 2020-05-08 08:46 

Manila Bulletin

Mayor Sara insists all returning Dabawenyos should undergo 14-day quarantine...

DAVAO CITY Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte said on Friday that she cannot rule out the possibility that any or some of the passengers, who arrived Monday on board a sweeper flight from Clark, Pampanga, could be positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COV...

 2020-05-08 08:39 

Manila Bulletin

Employees thank Marco Polo Davao ahead of June 15 closure...

DAVAO CITY - Many people in this city were saddened after The Marco Polo Davao Hotel announced that it was indefinitely suspending operations as it reeled from the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic....

 2020-05-08 08:39 

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Grace Poe: It's in the best interest of the public for Congress to renew ABS-CBN franchise...

Senator Grace Poe said on May 8, Friday, that public interest dictates that Congress should renew the franchise of ABS-CBN."The Filipino people want to see the network back on air. To see is to believe," Poe said....

 2020-05-08 08:32 

Manila Bulletin

Budget for SUCs not to be touched, DBM clarifies with CHED...

The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has welcomed the announcement of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) that the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education (UAQTE) Act will not be "adversely affected" by its COVID-19 economy m...

 2020-05-08 08:29 

Manila Bulletin

Sen. Gordon lauds volunteers on World Red Cross Day...

By Mario B. Casayuran On the occasion of the World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day this year, Senator Richard J. Gordon today paid tribute to the significant role and work of volunteers and staff of the 191 national societies of the Red Cross who are tirel...

 2020-05-08 08:28 

Manila Bulletin

Two displaced workers return their cash assistance to Las Pias CSWDO...

Two displaced workers of a private company returned the P8,000 cash assistance they received under the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) at the Las Pinas City Social Welfare and Development Office....

 2020-05-08 08:27 

Manila Bulletin

Philippine Red Cross stays true to its purpose, says Gordon, on celebration of World Red Cross Day...

Senator Richard J. Gordon, chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of the Philippine Red Cross (PRC), said on May 8, Friday, that the Red Cross Movement has 191 national societies throughout the world, and millions of volunteers and staff out in the fi...

 2020-05-08 08:25 

Manila Bulletin

Gatchalian wary about abolishing NTC but says the commission was selfish in its decision to shutdown ABS-CBN...

By Hannah L. Torregoza Senator Sherwin Gatchalian on May 8, Friday, cautioned against proposals that seek the abolition of the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) after it failed to grant ABS-CBN Corporation provisional authority to operate with ...

 2020-05-08 08:22 

Manila Bulletin

1 cop missing, 5 rescued as escort boat delivering relief goods capsizes...

By Tara Yap ILOILO CITY — A police officer remains missing, while five others were rescued, after an escort boat serving as security for another group delivering relief goods for quarantine-affected communities capsized in Caluya town, Antique provi...

 2020-05-08 08:20 

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4 repatriated seafarers in Bacolod, Negros Occidental test positive for COVID-19...

By Glazyl Masculino BACOLOD CITY Two seafarers here and another two in Negros Occidental have tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). These seafarers were among the overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) repatriated from Manila on April 28 via ...

 2020-05-08 08:17 

Manila Bulletin

DOH, following WHO lead, starts clinical trials for potential COVID-19 remedies...

The Department of Health (DOH) on May 8, Friday, said that it already started the clinical trials, led by the World Health Organization (WHO), for possible treatment options for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)....

 2020-05-08 08:16 

Manila Bulletin

Muntinlupa to continue COVID-19 mass testing as recovered, cleared cases rise...

The Muntinlupa City government will intensify its targeted mass testing of residents for coronavirus disease (COVID-19), after seeing a rise in the number of patients who recovered as well as in cleared probable and suspect cases....

 2020-05-08 08:10 

Manila Bulletin

Customs uncovers P34.7-M cigarettes declared as furniture from China...

Instead of furniture, boxes of "Two Moon" cigarettes were found inside two containers from China at the Port of Manila Friday, the Bureau of Customs said....

 2020-05-08 08:06 

Manila Bulletin

Mayor Vico uses Twitter in crowdsourcing for plastic materials...

Known for being tech-savy, Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto knows where to turn to for help in getting information on how to get plastic materials for their quarantine facility....

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