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 2020-04-05 12:27 

Manila Bulletin

DOH appeals to public against discrimination on COVID-19 patients, health workers SUB: PCCH designated Pasig City's COVID-19 hospital...

The Department of Health (DOH) on Sunday appealed to the public anew against discrimination on patients suspected of having COVID-19 as it could affect the government's efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus....

 2020-04-05 12:17 

Manila Bulletin

DFA: 8 new COVID-19 cases, 6 new deaths among overseas Filipinos...

The Department of Foreign Affairs has recorded six new deaths and eight new confirmed cases of COVID-19 among overseas Filipinos in its latest tally....

 2020-04-05 12:06 

Manila Bulletin

Cayetano warns public against discrimination of COVID-19 patients, frontliners...

Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano over the weekend warned the public from discriminating against COVID-19 patients, frontliners, and returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), saying such behavior would only unduly burden the government's battle against th...

 2020-04-05 12:02 

Manila Bulletin

DOST offers its research, technical services to sectors affected by COVID-19, ECQ...

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) research and development institutes and regional offices are offering their technical services and assistance to communities that are affected by the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) over Luzon....

 2020-04-05 11:51 

Manila Bulletin

Baguio mayor dismayed over critics' politicking amid coronavirus crisis...

Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong has appealed to his critics to set aside politics and instead do their share to overcome the spread of the coronavirus in their city....

 2020-04-05 11:27 

Manila Bulletin

Vico Sotto: 'Much less politics' if DSWD, not LGUs, distributes assistance...

A local chief executive said that there will be "much less politics" involved if the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) will lead the distribution of assistance to poor households affected by the quarantine....

 2020-04-05 11:23 

Manila Bulletin

UAE doubles stimulus to counter coronavirus impact...

The Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates said Sunday it has doubled to $70 billion a stimulus package to support the Gulf state's economy amid the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-04-05 11:19 

Manila Bulletin

DOLE gives cash aid to 200-K workers under CAMP and TUPAD programs...

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said close to 200,000 workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic have received cash assistance from the government....

 2020-04-05 11:10 

Manila Bulletin

Panelo: PRRD to take 'best option' on ECQ in 'due time'...

In light of mounting calls for a two-week extension of the Luzon-wide quarantine, President Duterte is committed to review the situation and take the "best option" to ensure the country's success in the battle against the coronavirus....

 2020-04-05 11:06 

Manila Bulletin

Manila deploys Kadiwa rolling stores amid COVID-19 crisis...

Farm-to-market rolling stores will be deployed in various barangays in Manila to bring fresh produce closer to residents amid the enhanced community quarantine due to the COVID-19 crisis....

 2020-04-05 11:01 

Manila Bulletin

Village watchman dies in Los Baos car accident...

A frontline village watchman died in Los Baos, Laguna on Friday evening, when their ambulance carrying a woman who was about to give birth was involved in a vehicular accident....

 2020-04-05 10:58 

Manila Bulletin

CJ Peralta: Courts have built-in measures to check backlog caused by COVID-19...

Chief Justice Diosdado M. Peralta said on Sunday (April 5) the judiciary has built-in measures to address the expected backlog of cases as a result of the physical shutdown of all courts in the country due to the rising number of incidents of COVID-19....

 2020-04-05 10:38 

Manila Bulletin

'Unacceptable': VP Robredo slams NBI on probing LGUs during COVID-19 crisis...

Vice President Leni Robredo said on Sunday the local government units (LGUs) should get support instead of being probed by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) during this time of the COVID-19 crisis....

 2020-04-05 10:11 

Manila Bulletin

Chinese gov't donates medical supplies to PH gov't; Amb. Huang welcomes arrival of Chinese medical experts...

The Chinese government on Sunday turned over a fresh batch of donations of medical supplies to the Philippine government, coinciding with the arrival of 12 Chinese medical experts who were dispatched to help the country amid the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-04-05 10:08 

Manila Bulletin

Duterte joins other gov't officials in donating their salaries to COVID-19 efforts...

More top government officials are offering their salaries to enhance efforts against the coronavirus outbreak.President Duterte has decided to donate his one-month salary to the government's campaign to contain the spread of the new coronavirus in the...

 2020-04-05 10:08 

Manila Bulletin

PRRD, 200 solons, Manila gov't officials donate salaries for COVID-19 fight...

President Duterte has decided to donate his one-month salary to the government's efforts combat to combat the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country....

 2020-04-05 09:48 

Manila Bulletin

IATF appeals: Don't take advantage of emergency subsidy...

The national government has appealed to those belonging to the formal sector to not take advantage of the social amelioration program, and instead volunteer to pass on the emergency subsidy if they are better-off and can manage until the enhanced communit...

 2020-04-05 09:43 

Manila Bulletin

Death at home: the unseen toll of Italy's coronavirus crisis...

MILAN - It took Silvia Bertuletti 11 days of frantic phone calls to persuade a doctor to visit her 78-year-old father Alessandro, who was gripped by fever and struggling for breath....

 2020-04-05 09:40 

Manila Bulletin

IATF to discuss recommendation for PRRD on ECQ lifting or extension...

A government task force overseeing efforts against the coronavirus will discuss on Monday whether to lift, extend, or expand the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Luzon and submit a recommendation to President Duterte for his decision....

 2020-04-05 09:05 

Manila Bulletin

This is not the time for squabbling, politicking Robredo...

Vice President Maria Leonor "Leni" Robredo on Sunday said now was not the right time for squabbling and politicking as the Philippines faces a health crisis....

 2020-04-05 08:59 

Manila Bulletin

Batanes gov't starts giving assistance to those affected by ECQ...

BATANES The provincial government of Batanes started province-wide efforts to distribute assistance to the affected families of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in the islands....

 2020-04-05 08:54 

Manila Bulletin

Healthcare workers positive for COVID-19 to get benefits, according to the ECC...

The Employees Compensation Commission (ECC) has laid down benefits that healthcare workers who are found positive for COVID-19 or are persons under investigation (PUIs) may avail of....

 2020-04-05 08:39 

Manila Bulletin

Doctor arrested for bad-mouthing cop at Bacolod check-up point...

BACOLOD CITY - A physician is in hot water after he allegedly called a policeman "gago (stupid)" at a check point along Lacson Street in Barangay Bala here on Saturday....

 2020-04-05 08:36 

Manila Bulletin

DSWD: Low-income households to get social amelioration, on top of 4P's aid...

Aside from the 3.7 million beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), more than 260,000 low-income households in the National Capital Region (NCR) have benefitted from the government's Social Amelioration Program (SAP)....

 2020-04-05 08:33 

Manila Bulletin

Senators propose LGUs head cash assistance distribution...

Senators agree that local government units (LGUs) should be given a greater role in the delivery of cash assistance to beneficiaries of the government's social amelioration program under the "Bayanihan to Heal as One Act" so that funds would g...

 2020-04-05 08:30 

Manila Bulletin

DOH COVID-19 totals: PH cases 3,246, 152 deaths, 64 recoveries...

The number of COVID-19 cases in the country has jumped to 3,246 after 152 new patients were reported by the Department of Health on Sunday....

 2020-04-05 08:29 

Manila Bulletin

Batanes gov't adopts more measures to absorb impact of ECQ due to COVID-19 scare...

The provincial government of Batanes, with the cooperation of its inter-agency task force on the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), has adopted additional measures and steps during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) to bolster the province's pr...

 2020-04-05 08:28 

Manila Bulletin

VP Robredo calls on law enforcers to exercise maximum tolerance, not kill quarantine violators...

Vice President Leni Robredo on April 5, Sunday, questioned President Duterte's shoot-to-kill order aimed at troublemakers while the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine to save lives due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic is in place....

 2020-04-05 08:25 

Manila Bulletin

Solon says COVID-19 crisis in Dasmarinas City reaching 'alarming proportions'...

IMUS CITY, Cavite Residents in Dasmarias City, Cavite, were called upon to heed the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) as the number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in the city has reached alarming proportions....

 2020-04-05 08:10 

Manila Bulletin

Davao City gov't to provide accommodation for 484 discriminated frontliners...

DAVAO CITY The city government of Davao will provide accommodation for at least 484 frontline workers of the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) after many of them continued to face discrimination in the community, Mayor Sara Duterte said on Saturd...

 2020-04-05 08:09 

Manila Bulletin

Australia police to probe cruise ship virus deaths...

Australian police on Sunday launched a criminal investigation after thousands of passengers were allowed to disembark a coronavirus-stricken cruise ship in Sydney and 10 later died of the illness....

 2020-04-05 08:06 

Manila Bulletin

Solons stress need for two-week extension of ECQ...

More House members are asking for an extension of the 30-day enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) over Luzon, which is scheduled to be lifted next weekend....

 2020-04-05 08:00 

Manila Bulletin

Sarangani gov't converts drug rehab center into PUI isolation facility...

ALABEL, SARANGANI - The provincial government has converted the drug rehabilitation center here into an isolation facility for patients suspected of having coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)....

 2020-04-05 07:58 

Manila Bulletin

PH Navy postpones historic naval symposium, fleet review hosting...

Amid the lingering threat of the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the highly-anticipated convergence of foreign warships in Manila on May will have to wait, as the Philippine Navy (PN) announced on April 5 the postponement of its hosting of the 17th W...

 2020-04-05 07:52 

Manila Bulletin

Solons want gov't to fast-track release of aid, emergency subsidies...

Lawmakers sought on Sunday, April 5, the expeditious release of emergency subsidies to 15 million low-income households....

 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 07:36 

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 07:19 

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 07:11 

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 07:07 

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 06:43 

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 06:32 

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....

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