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 2020-04-06 04:12 

Manila Bulletin

Photo showing President with health workers 'malicious' Mayor Sara...

DAVAO CITY -- Presidential Daughter and Mayor Sara Z. Duterte has condemned the person behind the photo of her father President Duterte circulating in social media which showed him apparently violating social distancing measures by posing with some health...

 2020-04-06 04:12 

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IATF: Allow returning OFWs to pass through checkpoints...

The Inter-agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases reminded local government units (LGUs) to allow overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to pass through checkpoints and return to their homes especially those already cleared b...

 2020-04-06 04:10 

Manila Bulletin

DILG orders LGUs to make mandatory the wearing of face masks in public...

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Monday asked local government units (LGUs) to pass ordinances making it mandatory for their residents to wear face masks in public places to stop the spread of the coronavirus disease-2019 (COV...

 2020-04-06 04:04 

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Mayor wants vessel manned by Chinese crew barred from docking in Guiuan...

TACLOBAN CITY Local officials in Homobon Island off Guiuan town in Eastern Samar are opposing the mineral ore export permit issued by the Mines and Geosciences Bureau in Region 8 (MGB-8) to Techiron Resources Inc. (TRI), a mining corporation primarily eng...

 2020-04-06 04:00 

Manila Bulletin

BARMM in 2nd relief mission in North Cotabato...

COTABATO CITY The Rapid Emergency Action on Disaster Incidence (READI) of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) distributed 9,051 relief packages in its second leg of dispersal for 63 villages in North Cotabato on Sunday....

 2020-04-06 03:57 

Manila Bulletin

Ateneo offers free legal assistance online...

Ateneo Human Rights Center (AHRC) is offering free legal assistance online on questions related to enhanced community quarantine and COVID-19....

 2020-04-06 03:55 

Manila Bulletin

Guevarra backs LGU initiatives vs discrimination...

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Monday expressed support to the initiatives of some local government units (LGUs) to address discrimination against health workers and patients with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)....

 2020-04-06 03:55 

Manila Bulletin

Fair weather, cloudy skies expected today...

Fair weather with cloudy skies and isolated rainshowers is expected over most parts of the country today as the easterlies continued to prevail, the state weather bureau said on Monday....

 2020-04-06 03:51 

Manila Bulletin

Palace: Local garments, textile exporters to produce 10,000 PPE sets per day after Holy Week...

Local garments and textile exporters have banded together to produce 10,000 protective personal equipment (PPE) sets per day after the Holy Week, a Palace official announced Monday....

 2020-04-06 03:50 

Manila Bulletin

E. Samar State U professors make soaps, footbath solutions, disinfectants...

TACLOBAN City - In support of the battle against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), faculty members of the Eastern Samar State University-Borongan Campus Natural Sciences Department have started making antibacterial soaps, footbath solutions, and ha...

 2020-04-06 03:47 

Manila Bulletin

DOTr to take over OVP free bus rides for frontliners — Robredo...

The Office of the Vice President (OVP) may have to rely on the Department of Transportation (DOTr) for the continued operations of its free shuttle service for medical frontliners in case the enhanced community quarantine is extended....

 2020-04-06 03:39 

Manila Bulletin

Businesswoman, 2 others, arrested for selling gallons of overpriced alcohol...

A businesswoman and two others were arrested in separate police operations for selling gallons of overpriced alcohol in Piat, Cagayan and Aurora, Isabela....

 2020-04-06 03:36 

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Vegetable distributor gives relief assistance to poor...

A vegetable firm owner from Marikina has been distributing relief goods to lockdown-affected families and communities....

 2020-04-06 03:31 

Manila Bulletin

Enterprising Dabawenyos turn to offering delivery services during lockdown...

DAVAO CITY The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has put many businesses in the city, but certainly not for some enterprising start-ups here which seem to even be thriving in the midst of a crippling global pandemic by offering delivery services....

 2020-04-06 03:30 

Manila Bulletin

Gov't vows to stop discrimination vs health workers...

As the Araw ng Kagitingan or Day of Valor draws near, the national government hailed health workers as the real heroes in the country's fight against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), assuring them that the government will go after those who discrim...

 2020-04-06 03:14 

Manila Bulletin

One-month old boy found positive for COVID-19 in Bataan...

BALANGA, BATAAN — The province of Bataan has registered probably the youngest COVID-19 patient Sunday, April 5....

 2020-04-06 03:12 

Manila Bulletin

BI to close provincial operations this week...

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has announced that it will be suspending some of its provincial operations nationwide during the holy week to conduct disinfection....

 2020-04-06 03:10 

Manila Bulletin

Binay: Protocols for death due to COVID-19 should be established...

Senator Nancy Binay on Monday urged the government to establish protocols for deaths related to the novel coronavirus or COVID-19, to shield families of those who died due to the disease from crematoriums that may take advantage of the current situation....

 2020-04-06 03:09 

Manila Bulletin

BFAR-8 issues red tide warning...

TACLOBAN CITY — The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in Region 8 (BFAR-8) has issued a warning to the public about the presence of red ride toxins in some areas of Eastern Visayas, a report from BFAR-8, based in this city, said here today....

 2020-04-06 03:04 

Manila Bulletin

UP Pandemic Response Team recommends 'modified quarantine'...

The University of the Philippines COVID-19 Pandemic Response Team is recommending modified quarantine after the end of the current Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine....

 2020-04-06 03:00 

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Dagupan City reports first death related to COVID-19...

DAGUPAN CITY — This city has recorded its first coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) death on Sunday, April 5....

 2020-04-06 02:57 

Manila Bulletin

Ex-brgy chair shot dead in Abra...

LA TRINIDAD,Benguet A former barangay chairman was shot to death by unidentified gunmen while standing in front of his house in Barangay Guimba, San Juan, Abra, Sunday, April 5, night....

 2020-04-06 02:55 

Manila Bulletin

LGUs should shield frontliners from discrimination, says solon...

Local government units (LGUs) should establish ways to protect health workers and other frontliners of the COVID-19 pandemic from discrimination, Rizal 2nd district Rep. Fidel Nograles said....

 2020-04-06 02:54 

Manila Bulletin

CHR warns against domestic violence during ECQ...

While the enhanced community quarantine aims to protect Filipinos from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, there is a downside for women and children who are living with an abuser inside their homes....

 2020-04-06 02:42 

Manila Bulletin

Female brgy kagawad shot dead after coming from quarantine duties...

BINAN CITY, Laguna A barangay councilwoman was shot dead by still unidentified suspects as she was returning home from duty at their checkpoint in Barangay De La Paz in this city early Sunday....

 2020-04-06 02:33 

Manila Bulletin

Catholics urged to pray the Holy Rosary often...

Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma has called on the Catholic faithful to pray the Holy Rosary more often to put an end to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic....

 2020-04-06 02:33 

Manila Bulletin

Senate urges gov't to iron out issues in emergency subsidy distribution...

The Senate is expecting that the government will iron out issues in the distribution of the emergency subsidy to poor families under the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act....

 2020-04-06 02:30 

Manila Bulletin

Army, LGU distribute relief goods to MILF communities in Lanao del Norte...

ILIGAN CITY The provincial government of Lanao del Norte, through the Army's Fourth Mechanized Infantry (Kalasag) Battalion of the Second Mechanized Infantry Brigade, and the municipal government of Munai, conducted a relief operation to Moro Islamic ...

 2020-04-06 02:25 

Manila Bulletin

Philippine Science High School lends gym to Philippine Children's Medical Center...

The Philippine Science High School (PSHS) administration said that it is lending Philippine Children's Medical Center (PCMC) its gym for the hospital's employees, patients under investigation (PUI), and persons under monitoring (PUM)....

 2020-04-06 02:14 

Manila Bulletin

Feast of Saint John Baptist de la Salle...

Roman Catholics commemorate on Tuesday, April 7, the Feast of Saint John Baptist de la Salle, the revered founder of the Brothers of the Christian Schools and the patron saint of teachers....

 2020-04-06 02:11 

Manila Bulletin

Virus-hit US girds for 'Pearl Harbor moment' as death toll spikes...

US governors on Sunday appealed to the White House for a national strategy against the fast-spreading coronavirus, as deaths surged and health authorities warned the coming week could resemble a "Pearl Harbor moment."...

 2020-04-06 02:03 

Manila Bulletin

PAL mounts 2 special flights to London for British travelers...

Philippine Airlines will be mounting two special flights from Manila to London Heathrow on Tuesday, April 7....

 2020-04-06 02:01 

Manila Bulletin

UN chief urges govts to protect women during virus lockdown...

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres late Sunday urged governments around the world to consider protecting women as part of their response to the deadly novel coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-04-06 01:57 

Manila Bulletin

Comelec to decide on May 11 plebiscite to ratify division of Palawan...

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has not decided yet whether to push through or not with the May 11 plebiscite to ratify the division of the province of Palawan....

 2020-04-06 01:56 

Manila Bulletin

Solon urges gov't to ensure delivery of free reproductive health supplies during lockdown...

Albay 1st district Rep. Edcel Lagman urged the government on Monday to ensure the delivery of free reproductive health supplies and services to poor and marginalized communities during the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine (ECQ)....

 2020-04-06 01:50 

Manila Bulletin

Former DENR Secretary Jun Factoran passes away...

Former Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary (DENR) Fulgencio "Jun" Factoran Jr. passed away on Palm Sunday, April 5 following a lingering illness. He was 76....

 2020-04-06 01:14 

Manila Bulletin

Filipino frontliners in US stay strong amid crisis...

A Filipino nurse in Nevada serving COVID-19 patients admitted he was very scared the first time he learned about COVID-19 but he and other nurses and doctors there managed to stay strong as the days pass....

 2020-04-06 01:11 

Manila Bulletin

Japan PM Abe to declare state of emergency as early as Tuesday: Yomiuri...

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will declare a state of emergency over the coronavirus as early as Tuesday, the Yomiuri newspaper reported, as the number of infections topped 1,000 in the capital, Tokyo....

 2020-04-06 01:05 

Manila Bulletin

US braces for 'hardest' week as coronavirus deaths mount...

The United States on Sunday entered one of the most critical weeks so far in the coronavirus crisis, with government officials warning that the death toll in places such as New York, Michigan and Louisiana was a sign of trouble to come in other states....

 2020-04-06 00:48 

Manila Bulletin

Mexico's president to lay out 'unorthodox' coronavirus plan to help economy, poor...

Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Sunday will outline measure to alleviate the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak with a focus on shielding the poor, but is likely to resist calls to borrow heavily for a giant stimulus package...

 2020-04-06 00:46 

Manila Bulletin

Singapore quarantines migrant workers in virus fight...

Singapore has put nearly 20,000 migrant workers under quarantine for two weeks after a growing number of coronavirus infections were detected in their dormitories, authorities said Sunday....

 2020-04-06 00:41 

Manila Bulletin

Tiger at New York's Bronx Zoo tests positive for coronavirus...

A tiger at the Bronx Zoo in New York City has tested positive for the respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus, in the first known case of a human infecting an animal and making it sick, the zoo's chief veterinarian said on Sunday....

 2020-04-06 00:39 

Manila Bulletin

Boris Johnson hospitalised for tests after persistent coronavirus symptoms...

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was admitted to hospital for tests on Sunday after suffering persistent coronavirus symptoms 10 days after testing positive for the virus, though Downing Street said he remained in charge of the government....

 2020-04-06 00:39 

Manila Bulletin

Balanga bishop endorses extended community quarantine...

Balanga, Bataan Bishop Ruperto Santos is in favor of extending the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine period until the end of this month amid the rising number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID 19) cases in the country....

 2020-04-06 00:33 

Manila Bulletin

Go joins calls to extend ECQ period...

Senator Christopher Lawrence ''Bong'' Go joined yesterday calls for the extension of President Duterte's enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) policy for a few more weeks until the number of COVID-19 cases starts to drop substantially....

 2020-04-05 21:12 

Manila Bulletin

20,000 worshippers quarantined in Pakistan after major search...

Pakistan has quarantined 20,000 worshippers and is still searching for tens of thousands more who attended an Islamic gathering in Lahore last month despite the worsening coronavirus pandemic, officials said Sunday....

 2020-04-05 21:11 

Manila Bulletin

Ethiopia reports first two deaths from coronavirus...

Ethiopia on Sunday announced the first two deaths of patients suffering from COVID-19, as officials ramped up testing to get a clearer picture of the outbreak there....

 2020-04-05 21:09 

Manila Bulletin

Irish PM to work for health service during coronavirus crisis...

Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar has rejoined the medical register to help the health service during the coronavirus crisis, a government spokesman said Sunday....

 2020-04-05 21:08 

Manila Bulletin

France reports lowest daily virus toll in a week, total now 8,078...

France on Sunday reported 357 coronavirus deaths in hospital in 24 hours, the lowest daily increase in a week, bringing the country's toll to 8,078....

 2020-04-05 21:05 

Manila Bulletin

US navy captain fired for voicing virus concern tests positive: report...

The US naval commander whose widely publicized plea for help for his coronavirus-affected crew led to his dismissal has reportedly himself tested positive for the disease....

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