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 2020-04-05 07:51 

Philippine Star

No Thai, Malaysian weightlifters in Tokyo Olympics after yearlong ban...

Samahang Weightlifting ng Pilipinas president Monico Puentevella on Sunday said the ban, meted out by the IMSFP and approved by the International Weightlifting Federation for the Thais while the Malaysians for a year....

 2020-04-05 07:48 

Manila Bulletin

Bong Go on fake news: 'Do not waste precious time spreading false propaganda, help out instead'...

Senator Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go on Saturday (April 4) strongly condemned fake news and disinformation circulating on social media, saying that their perpetrators only add more problems to the country rather than provide solutions to overcom...

 2020-04-05 07:41 

Manila Bulletin

Davao City imposes 24/7 liquor ban starting April 6...

DAVAO CITY The city government of Davao will implement a 24/7 liquor ban starting Monday to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), Mayor Sara Duterte said on Saturday....

 2020-04-05 07:41 

Inquirer.net

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Kiefer provides neighbors easy access to food during lockdown...

MANILA, Philippines --- NLEX star Kiefer Ravena continued to dish out timely assists during the enhanced community quarantine in Luzon due to the coronavirus pandemic.Ravena set up a rolling store in front of his family home in Cainta and sold chicken pro...

 2020-04-05 07:38 

ABS-CBN

AFP chief recovers from COVID-19: spokesman...

The Philippines' military chief has recovered from the new coronavirus (COVID-19), a spokesman said Sunday....

 2020-04-05 07:37 

Cebu Daily News

'Happy, not comfortable yet' on COVID-19 developments in the region — DOH-7...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH 7) once again reminded the public not to be complacent despite recent developments of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the region. Dr. Jaime Bernadas, DOH 7 director...

 2020-04-05 07:36 

Manila Bulletin

DOH to LGUs: Pass measures against discrimination of PUIs and healthcare workers...

The Department of Health (DOH) has urged local government units (LGUs) to pass an ordinance that would protect both patients and health workers from discrimination amid the COVID-19 pandemics....

 2020-04-05 07:36 

Manila Bulletin

94-year-old man oldest COVID-19 case in W. Visayas...

ILOILO CITY The Western Visayas region recorded its oldest case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in a 94-year-old man who has tested positive, according to a Sunday, April 5, afternoon bulletin released by the regional Department of Health (DOH)....

 2020-04-05 07:32 

Manila Bulletin

Paraaque mayor issues EO against discrimination of COVID-19 patients, PUIs, PUMs, and frontliners...

Paraaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez came out with an executive order prohibiting any form of discrimination against medical and non-medical frontliners and persons infected, under monitoring, or investigation due to the COVID-19 outbreak....

 2020-04-05 07:31 

Manila Bulletin

Chinese human rights lawyer released but unable to see family...

Released from prison after almost five years of detention, Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang is still unable to be reunited with his family, his wife Li Wenzu confirmed....

 2020-04-05 07:27 

Inquirer.net

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Chinese officials, medical experts arrive in PH DFA...

MANILA, Philippines — Twelve Chinese officials and health professionals arrived in the Philippines on Sunday "to share technical advice on the prevention and control" of the new coronavirus, which first broke out in China's city of Wuhan...

 2020-04-05 07:19 

Manila Bulletin

Medical and legal group asks COVID-19 patients to waive confidentiality of data...

The Philippine Medical Association (PMA), Philippine College of Surgeons (PCS), and Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) on Sunday appealed to patients and persons under investigation (PUIs) for coronavirus disease to "voluntarily waive" the co...

 2020-04-05 07:19 

Manila Bulletin

PGH debunks rumors of patients contracting COVID-19 from grocery stores...

The Philippine General Hospital (PGH) debunked rumors that most of the recently admitted coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) patients in the country have been contracting the disease in grocery stores....

 2020-04-05 07:17 

Manila Bulletin

Vico: OK to extend ECQ but ramp up COVID-19 testing...

Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto has expressed his support for the extension of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) to contain the coronavirus outbreak, as long as testing for the disease will be ramped up....

 2020-04-05 07:12 

Inquirer.net

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Fiji rugby players arrested for breaching virus isolation...

Two Fiji rugby players have been arrested for ignoring the Pacific nation's coronavirus self-isolation rules, with local authorities saying their "irresponsible behaviour" would be reported to rugby's world governing body.The two men have ...

 2020-04-05 07:11 

Manila Bulletin

Muntinlupa to allow limited movement of people in COVID-19 red zones...

The chief of the Muntinlupa City Health Office said that they will allow one family member in areas with confirmed coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases to go out and buy food, medicine, and other basic necessities....

 2020-04-05 07:09 

Manila Bulletin

City of Taguig puts up five COVID-19 health facilities...

The City Government of Taguig has put up five temporary facilities that will house Persons Under Investigation (PUIs), Persons Under Monitoring (PUMs) and COVID-19-positive cases as an additional measure to combat the deadly disease....

 2020-04-05 07:08 

Cebu Daily News

COVID-19 cancels 'only' the Lent activities, not the faith...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The sight of faithful carrying palm fronds weaved as crosses to church on a Palm Sunday ushers the start of the Holy Week and nearing the end of the season of Lent. For Carmelle Claire Therese Estenzo. a youth volunteer at t...

 2020-04-05 07:08 

ABS-CBN

Medical team from China arrives in PH to help in COVID-19 fight...

MANILA - A team of medical experts from China arrived Sunday in the Philippines to help in the country's efforts to contain the novel coronavirus outbreak, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr said....

 2020-04-05 07:07 

Manila Bulletin

Ospital ng Sampaloc temporarily closed after 5 staff test positive for COVID-19...

Ospital ng Sampaloc, one of the six district hospitals in the country's capital, was temporarily closed after five hospital staff tested positive for the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19)....

 2020-04-05 06:48 

Manila Bulletin

Lockdown, perfect time to decongest ports, says JTF CV...

The absence of traffic jams in Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon is an ideal situation to decongest ports of overstaying shipments and empty containers, the Joint Task Force Corona Virus Shield (JTF CV Shield) said on Sunday....

 2020-04-05 06:44 

Cebu Daily News

COVID-19 reality: Palm Sunday Mass without the crowd in CDO...

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines — There was no huge crowd of palm-waving parishioners at the St. Augustine Metropolitan Cathedral here this morning. Archbishop Antonio Ledesma and a handful of priests from the Cagayan de Oro Archdiocese celebrated ...

 2020-04-05 06:43 

Manila Bulletin

INC hailed for offering Philippine Arena as quarantine site...

Ranking House of Representatives members thanked influential religious group Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) on Sunday for allowing the government to use its Philippine Arena complex in Bulacan as a "mega" quarantine facility for persons who may have been...

 2020-04-05 06:42 

Inquirer.net

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Serbia striker Prijovic arrested for flouting virus curfew...

BELGRADE, Serbia --- Serbia soccer player Aleksandar Prijovic has been arrested for flouting the curfew imposed to curb the coronavirus spread.A police statement said on Saturday that Prijovic and 19 others had gathered at a hotel in Belgrade, violating t...

 2020-04-05 06:38 

Philippine Star

IM Pimentel on a roll, rules 3rd leg of Philippine bullet chess tiff...

Pimental, a 27-year-old native of Bacolod, sustained his hot start to pool an impressive total of 142 points in 52 non-stop games....

 2020-04-05 06:37 

Manila Standard

Drive-by blessings in virus-hit Philippines...

Priests delivered blessings from the back of trucks and motorised tricycles in the Philippine Sunday, adapting the deeply Catholic nation's traditions to the battle against the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-04-05 06:32 

Manila Bulletin

PRRD tells law enforcers to prepare 'good cases' against lawbreakers; slams illegal recruiters...

President Duterte has directed law enforcement agencies to prepare a "good case" against suspected lawbreakers after conducting raids on their establishments....

 2020-04-05 06:28 

ABS-CBN

Doctors, lawyers urge COVID-19 patients to waive confidentiality of medical condition...

Doctors and lawyers on Saturday urged COVID-19 patients and persons suspected of carrying the virus to waive the confidentiality of their medical condition to help authorities conduct timely contact tracing....

 2020-04-05 06:27 

Inquirer.net

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Spanish league and players still far apart on salary cuts...

MADRID --- The Spanish league and players are still far apart on the size of the salary cuts they need to take to help reduce the financial impact caused by the coronavirus outbreak, with the footballers saying the organization wants them to carry nearly ...

 2020-04-05 06:24 

Inquirer.net

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McLaughlin wins virtual IndyCar event racing from Australia...

Scott McLaughlin's real IndyCar debut is on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Australian V8 SuperCars champion isn't letting that stop him from learning how to virtually drive the cars.McLaughlin won IndyCar's virtual race from vir...

 2020-04-05 06:21 

Manila Bulletin

Chile drought causing water shortage amidst virus crisis...

With historically low river flows and reservoirs running dry due to drought, people in central Chile have found themselves particularly vulnerable to the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-04-05 05:57 

ABS-CBN

Barangay tanod patay sa naaksidenteng ambulansiya sa Laguna...

Patay ang isang barangay tanod habang sugatan naman ang 4 iba pa matapos maaksidente ang sinasakyan nilang ambulansiya sa bayan ng Bay, Laguna noong madaling araw ng Sabado....

 2020-04-05 05:55 

Manila Bulletin

Ban on exit of marine products from Quezon town imposed...

GEN. LUNA, Quezon- An executive order was issued by the mayor of this town, banning the exit of marine products, starting April 5, from this town while still under the enhancement community quarantine (ECQ)....

 2020-04-05 05:55 

Manila Bulletin

Ilocos Norte LGUs asked to put up own quarantine facilities...

LAOAG CITY, Ilocos Norte To anticipate the possible wide-scale transmission of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the province, Governor Matthew Marcos Manotoc has asked all local government units of Ilocos Norte to put up their own quarantine facilit...

 2020-04-05 05:49 

Manila Bulletin

Voter's ID card not needed to receive gov't relief COMELEC...

The Commission on Elections said a voter's identification card is not needed to gain access to government subsidy or food packs....

 2020-04-05 05:48 

ABS-CBN

Taguig City nagtalaga ng 5 gusali para gawing COVID-19 quarantine facility...

Inihahanda na ng lokal na pamahalaan ng Taguig ang 5 gusali na magsisilbing quarantine facility para sa mga kaso ng COVID-19 sa lungsod....

 2020-04-05 05:47 

Cebu Daily News

PH Navy to turn President's yacht into quarantine facility...

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Navy said it has prepared a "feasible plan" to convert the presidential yacht into a floating quarantine facility as ordered by President Rodrigo Duterte. The BRP Ang Pangulo (ACS-25) can accommodate up t...

 2020-04-05 05:46 

Manila Bulletin

Catholic devotees in Bulacan observe Palm Sunday at home...

CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan -- In compliance with the guidelines against the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), millions of Catholic devotees in the country observed the Palm Sunday by celebrating holy mass in front of their television and ra...

 2020-04-05 05:45 

ABS-CBN

4 timbog sa QC drug bust; P680,000 halaga ng 'shabu' nasamsam...

Apat na tao ang naaresto sa buy-bust operation sa Quezon City nitong madaling araw ng Linggo, kung saan nakumpiska ang tinatayang nasa P680,000 halaga ng hinihinalang shabu....

 2020-04-05 05:44 

Manila Bulletin

Cebu archbishop calls on public to obey quarantine, social distancing...

"Prayer is at its best in these trying times."Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma had this message as he asked the faithful to seek divine intervention amid the uncertainties brought about by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic....

 2020-04-05 05:38 

ABS-CBN

Vico Sotto 'confident nothing will happen' in NBI probe...

MANILA - Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto said Sunday he is "confident" that "nothing will happen" in the probe of the National Bureau of Investigation into his supposed violation of a ban on tricycles under the month-long Luzon lockdown....

 2020-04-05 05:38 

Cebu Daily News

Cebu City courts start electronic filing of cases, bail application amid ECQ...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The filing of cases and applications for bail at the Cebu City Regional Trial Court (RTC) will already be done online. In an April 4, 2020 advisory, Cebu City RTC Executive Judge Macaundas Hadjirasul said criminal complaints...

 2020-04-05 05:37 

Manila Bulletin

DOH Davao denies releasing info on COVID-19 patients online...

DAVAO CITY - The Department of Health (DOH)-Davao Center for Health Development (DCHD) denied releasing the information circulating online, containing an alleged list of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) positive individuals who are now subject of conta...

 2020-04-05 05:35 

Manila Bulletin

Ecuador stores coronavirus victims in giant fridges as morgues fill up...

GUAYAQUIL (Reuters) - Ecuador's government has begun storing the bodies of victims of the coronavirus in giant refrigerated containers as hundreds of deaths in the city of Guayaquil, the center of the country's outbreak, have already filled morgue...

 2020-04-05 05:34 

Manila Bulletin

Coronavirus pandemic 'amplifying' poverty in UK...

The coronavirus pandemic is increasing poverty in Britain, where levels are already high after a decade of austerity triggered by the global financial crisis, according to experts....

 2020-04-05 05:33 

Manila Bulletin

Scared but desperate, Thai sex workers forced to the street...

A shutdown to contain the coronavirus has killed Thailand's party scene and forced sex workers like Pim out of bars and onto desolate streets. She's scared but desperately needs customers to pay her rent....

 2020-04-05 05:28 

Manila Bulletin

Davao City reports 4 new COVID-19 cases...

DAVAO CITY -- Davao City has now a total of 62 coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases with the confirmation of four more cases as of 8 p.m. Saturday, the Department of Health (DOH)- Davao Center for Health Development (DCHD) said....

 2020-04-05 05:25 

Manila Standard

Salceda calls for mandatory mass testing of PUIs, more intensive contact tracing...

As the COVID-19 enhanced community quarantine over Luzon nears its end, House Ways and Means chairman Joey Sarte Salceda has called for mandatory mass testing for persons under investigation, as well as more intensive contact tracing of people they have i...

 2020-04-05 05:24 

Manila Bulletin

Duterte: I won't lie on COVID-19 situation...

By Genalyn Kabiling As the government steps up measures to defeat the coronavirus pandemic, President Duterte has pledged never to lie to the public and steal public funds. The President said he intends to govern "properly and right" and would fra...

 2020-04-05 05:24 

Manila Bulletin

Tagum City implements city-wide lockdown...

DAVAO CITY - Following the implementation of enhanced community quarantine in the entire province of Davao del Norte starting April 5 due to the threat of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the city government of Tagum will also be implementing a ci...

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