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 2020-05-08 05:04 

Manila Bulletin

MinDA to assess impact of ECQ on Mindanao's power sector...

DAVAO CITY The Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) will assess the impact of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) enforced by local government units (LGUs) to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on the power sector....

 2020-05-08 05:00 

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2 NPAs killed in Sorsogon encounter...

CAMP OLA, Albay Two suspected New Peoples' Army (NPA) members were killed in an encounter with police and military forces in Bulan town in Sorsogon province on Friday morning....

 2020-05-08 04:58 

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2 brgy councilors nabbed at illegal cockfight...

CEBU CITY — Two barangay councilors were among those arrested when police raided an illegal cockfight locally known as tigbakay in Barangay Candabong, Dumanjug town, southern Cebu....

 2020-05-08 04:51 

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Rare Saudi resistance hits futuristic megacity project...

A rare revolt by a Saudi tribe has spelt fresh trouble for a planned Red Sea megacity, a linchpin of the crown prince's economic vision already beset by low oil prices....

 2020-05-08 04:48 

Manila Bulletin

115 stranded residents of Davao Oriental make it home...

DAVAO CITY - A total of 115 stranded residents of Davao Oriental were already rescued by the province's Oplan Sundo program, the provincial government said on Thursday, May 7....

 2020-05-08 04:37 

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DOH-7: Asymptomatic COVID-19 cases are "super virus spreaders"...

CEBU CITY — The Department of Health (DOH-7) in Central Visayas has reported that based on the latest figures from the City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (CESU), about 90 percent of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) positive cases in Cebu...

 2020-05-08 04:25 

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Man slits mom's throat while on lockdown in Cebu City...

CEBU CITY — A 25-year-old man was accused of killing his mother by slitting her throat inside their house in Barangay Mambaling here on Thursday night....

 2020-05-08 04:20 

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COVID-19 numbers dissected in Baguio City...

BAGUIO CITY - The city's coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) recovery rate has been pegged at 50 percent as of May 4, with the recent recuperation of a nurse patient, who was the 15th to have hurdled the disease out of the city's 30 confirmed case...

 2020-05-08 04:12 

Manila Bulletin

Total lockdown at Brgy Molino III in Bacoor lifted...

IMUS CITY, Cavite The city government of Bacoor has lifted its 14-day total lockdown order on Barangay Molino III effective 12:01 a.m. Friday, May 8....

 2020-05-08 04:05 

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Female soldier donates blood to save wounded NPA rebel's life...

ILIGAN CITY -- A female soldier volunteered to give up her blood to help a wounded New People's Army (NPA) fighter at a station hospital here on Thursday, May 7....

 2020-05-08 04:04 

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Samar town vice mayor charged for berating officers at checkpoint...

TACLOBAN City A municipal vice mayor was criminally charged after he reportedly berated a team of policemen manning a border control point at the San Juanico Bridge in this city....

 2020-05-08 04:03 

Manila Bulletin

Whistleblower offers window into HHS's flawed COVID-19 response...

A new whistleblower complaint has drawn attention for its allegations that the Trump administration retaliated against a scientist who sent early coronavirus warnings. The case also provides an insider account of the dysfunction critics say paralyzed the ...

 2020-05-08 04:02 

Manila Bulletin

'Habal-habal' driver shot dead...

TACLOBAN City A "habal-habal"; driver was shot dead by a barangay official while he asking for a certification required in order to avail of the financial aid under the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) in Albuera, Leyte Thursday, May 7....

 2020-05-08 03:56 

Manila Bulletin

Mother's Day meets peak coronavirus contagion week in Mexico...

Mother's Day, considered one of the most important dates in the social calendar for Mexicans, coincides with what health officials have calculated as the peak of the spread of the novel coronavirus....

 2020-05-08 03:53 

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Japan could lift state of emergency in areas with no new virus cases: minister...

More Japanese prefectures were reporting zero coronavirus cases on a daily basis, and lifting the state of emergency for those regions was within sight, Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said on Friday....

 2020-05-08 03:48 

Manila Bulletin

In this storm, some boats are sinking...

OF SUBSTANCE AND SPIRIT DIWA C GUINIGUNDO In this period of COVID-19 and extended community quarantines, a cartoon depicting a dichotomous society is viral on social media. The cartoon shows half of society residing in crowded slums with the other half, l...

 2020-05-08 03:42 

Manila Bulletin

Sneak attack...

MEDIUM RARE JULLIE Y. DAZA It came like the coronavirus, from out of the blue, attacking anyone available. In this case, it was a targeted operation, National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) vs ABS-CBN. The network went off the air on orders of the NT...

 2020-05-08 03:36 

Manila Bulletin

Hunger, a deadly weapon...

LANDSCAPE GEMMA CRUZ ARANETA Dr. Pio Valenzuela went to Dapitan in June, 1896, accompanied by two men pretending to be patients, to tell Jose Rizal about the Katipunan and convince him to join the anti-colonial revolution against Spain. When asked if they...

 2020-05-08 03:28 

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Safety first...

METRO CORNER Erik Espina Lifting the Luzon lockdown, provincial, and city-enhanced community quarantines (ECQs) must not be about politics nor economic pressures. The science, and evidence, must guide policy actions for the health and survival of our peop...

 2020-05-08 03:24 

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Whoever receives Me receives the One who sent Me...

The Father sends Jesus for the salvation of mankind. Before He ascends to heaven, Jesus sends the Apostles to continue His mission under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit of God operates in the Church through the various charisms and ministries ...

 2020-05-08 03:20 

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PH doing well in facing COVID's economic blows...

Countries around the world have been fighting the COVID-19 pandemic largely on two fronts public health and economic. On public health, countries have been counting the number of infections and deaths among their citizens. The United States has fared wors...

 2020-05-08 03:17 

Manila Bulletin

Pacquiao touts legislation against spread of contagious diseases...

Sen. Emmanuel D. Pacquiao filed today, May 8, Senate Bill 1461, the Contagion Mitigation Act, that seeks to mitigate the spread of contagious diseases in the community such as the dreaded coronavirus disease (COVID-19)....

 2020-05-08 02:58 

Manila Bulletin

Pasig includes LGBTQ families in city's SAP...

The Pasig City government included LGBTQ partners with children in its own supplemental social amelioration program (SAP) amid the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-05-08 02:40 

Manila Bulletin

Gatchalian wants probe on COVID-19 impact on basic education...

Senator Sherwin Gatchalian has filed a resolution calling for a Senate inquiry on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the country's basic education system....

 2020-05-08 02:34 

Manila Bulletin

PNP charges barangay captain, MSWD officer for irregular SAP distribution...

The Western Visayas regional police has filed a case against a barangay captain in Isabela town of Negros Occidental for alleged irregularities in the distribution of cash assistance from the government under the Social Amelioration Program (SAP)....

 2020-05-08 02:26 

Manila Bulletin

Ambulance driver in Antique denounced for transporting liquor...

ILOILO CITY The local government of Sibalom town, Antique province has denounced its employee after he used the town ambulance to illegally transport alcoholic beverage in violation of the liquor ban imposed while a quarantine is in effect....

 2020-05-08 02:23 

Manila Bulletin

Social media used to educate youth on sex, population...

City of San Fernando, Pampanga A series of self- paced online seminars and sessions on Adolescent Health and Development (AHD) and Responsible Parenthood and Family Planning (RPFP) has been developed by the Commission on Population and Development (Popcom...

 2020-05-08 02:21 

Manila Bulletin

Taiwanese groups donate masks, etc. to PH hospitals...

For two consecutive days this week, organizations of Taiwanese nationals in the Philippines have donated medical supplies to various public and private hospitals as well as to the Philippine National Police (PNP) to help protect the frontliners in the fig...

 2020-05-08 02:18 

Manila Bulletin

CHR appeals to DOTr not to ban older persons, pregnant women from LRT/MRT during GCQ...

While the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) understands the moral behind the Department of Transportation's (DOTr) decision to prohibit senior citizens and pregnant women from riding the LRT and MRT when the proposed general community quarantine takes ...

 2020-05-08 01:50 

Manila Bulletin

More than 304,000 SAP beneficiaries receive payouts in Caraga region...

BUTUAN CITY A total of 304,876 beneficiaries have received the national government's Special Amelioration Program (SAP) cash assistance in Northeastern Mindanao or Caraga region....

 2020-05-08 01:47 

Manila Bulletin

Brazil risks 'economic collapse' over virus lockdown: minister...

Brazil could face "economic collapse" in a month's time due to stay-at-home measures to stem the coronavirus outbreak, with food shortages and "social disorder," Economy Minister Paulo Guedes warned Thursday....

 2020-05-08 01:44 

Manila Bulletin

2 drug suspects nabbed in buy-bust ops in Caraga...

CAMP COL. RAFAEL C. RODRIGUEZ, Butuan City - Authorities captured two drug personalities, who sold P64,000-worth of shabu to police officers acting as poseur buyers in two separate drug stings in Caraga region, police official reported Friday....

 2020-05-08 01:39 

Manila Bulletin

2 hardware store owners apprehended for selling overpriced cement...

CAMP TIRSO H GADOR, Tuguegarao City Two hardware store owners were arrested in an entrapment operation Thursday for Violation of RA 11469 (Bayanihan Heal as One Act), RA 7581 (Price Act) as amended by RA 10623 and RA 7394 (Consumer Act of the Philippines)...

 2020-05-08 01:38 

Manila Bulletin

Iran quake kills at least one, sparks panic in capital...

An earthquake near Iran's highest mountain killed at least one person and jolted the capital Tehran early Friday, forcing panicked residents to flee buildings....

 2020-05-08 01:37 

Manila Bulletin

Cagayan Valley development council discusses COVID-19 measures...

The Cagayan Valley Regional Development Council (RDC2) convened on Wednesday, May 6, for their first-ever virtual RDC Executive Committee Meeting to discuss coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) measures, the general community quarantine (GCQ), and Presiden...

 2020-05-08 01:36 

Manila Bulletin

CBCP: People lost one major source of information...

The head of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) said the people lost one of the country's major sources of information during this time of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic with the closure of broadcast networ...

 2020-05-08 01:26 

Manila Bulletin

Pasig City records 376 cases of COVID-19...

There are now 376 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), 61 deaths, and 103 recoveries in Pasig City, the local government disclosed....

 2020-05-08 01:25 

Manila Bulletin

US 'concerned' over ABS CBN shutdown...

The United States on Thursday voiced concern over the Philippine government-ordered shutdown of the country's top broadcaster ABS-CBN, which has been targeted by President Rodrigo Duterte....

 2020-05-08 01:24 

Manila Bulletin

'Balik Probinsya' program is voluntary — Go...

Senator Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go clarified today that the implementation of the "Balik Probinsya'' (Back to the Province) program is on a voluntary basis for Filipinos who are willing to consider relocating to their respective ho...

 2020-05-08 01:24 

Manila Bulletin

Provincial gov't assists 46 Pangasinenses stranded at border with Tarlac...

ROSALES, Pangasinan About 46 Pangasinenses stranded at the Regional Border Control Point in Tarlac-Rosales Boundary were allowed Thursday to enter the province after 14 days....

 2020-05-08 01:17 

Manila Bulletin

US pulling Patriot missile batteries from Saudi...

The US is pulling out four of its powerful Patriot missile systems from Saudi Arabia, after determining the threat from Iran that sparked an arms buildup in the region last year had waned, a Defense Department official said Thursday....

 2020-05-08 01:14 

Manila Bulletin

NKorea's Kim sends 'verbal message' to China's Xi...

North Korea's Kim Jong Un has sent a "verbal message" to Chinese leader Xi Jinping, state media KCNA reported Friday, after weeks of speculation about his health....

 2020-05-08 00:36 

Manila Bulletin

BOC seizes 4 kilos of illegal medicines from Taiwan...

Bureau of Customs (BOC) agents have intercepted a shipment of four kilos of illegal medicines from Taiwan without the necessary Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) clearance....

 2020-05-08 00:32 

Manila Bulletin

COVID-19 cases in Manila now at 811...

The number of coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) cases in the city of Manila breached the 800-mark after 14 new cases were reported Thursday night....

 2020-05-07 18:20 

Manila Bulletin

CSC sets alternative work arrangement rules during pandemic...

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) promulgated on Thursday (May 7) Resolution No. 2000540, which sets alternative work arrangements (AWAs) for government employees during the persisting COVID-19 crisis....

 2020-05-07 18:18 

Manila Bulletin

Palestinian boy braves surgery alone during coronavirus closure in Israel...

HIZME CHECKPOINT, West Bank - Heart surgery is a trial for anyone, and especially for a young child. It was even harder for Hamza Ali Mohammad, as the two-year-old Palestinian had to undergo the procedure in Israel while his family was kept away by corona...

 2020-05-07 18:16 

Manila Bulletin

Britain's COVID-19 death toll rises 539 to 30,615: minister...

LONDON - Britain's COVID-19 death toll has risen by 539 to 30,615, according to figures announced on Thursday by foreign minister Dominic Raab....

 2020-05-07 18:14 

Manila Bulletin

Brazil's Bolsonaro says must get economy back on track as soon as possible...

BRASILIA - Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday that some states went too far in their social isolation measures to combat coronavirus, and that the steps must be taken as soon as possible to bring the economy out of intensive care....

 2020-05-07 18:13 

Manila Bulletin

Norway to reopen high schools, bars and most of society by mid-June...

OSLO - Norway aims to reopen by mid-June most of the public and private institutions that have been closed to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, Prime Minister Erna Solberg said on Thursday....

 2020-05-07 18:08 

Manila Bulletin

Portugal widens social security support, simplifies some benefits...

LISBON - Portugal widened social security support for informal workers, those at risk of extreme poverty and managers of small enterprises on Thursday, the first measures announced since the end of a state of emergency over the coronavirus pandemic....

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