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 2020-04-05 03:19 

Manila Bulletin

Deceased PUI, 3 others found negative for COVID-19 virus in Dagupan City...

A 38-year-old male patient under investigation (PUI) in Dagupan City, who died last March 31, has tested negative for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) together with three other PUIs from the different barangays of this city, according to City Mayor...

 2020-04-05 03:16 

Manila Bulletin

Robredo surprised that Duterte defended her...

Vice President Leni Robredo on Sunday welcomed as a "good move" that President Duterte sacked Presidential-Anti Corruption Commission (PACC) Commissioner Manuelito Luna from his post....

 2020-04-05 03:14 

Manila Bulletin

Brightest supermoon of the year seen on April 8...

The biggest and brightest "supermoon" of 2020 is set to grace the skies on April 8....

 2020-04-05 03:03 

Manila Bulletin

Army reservists called to duty in Catanduanes as frontliners...

A total of 150 reservists of the Philippine Army in this province have been called to active duty to serve as frontliners in the country's battle against the threat of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)....

 2020-04-05 02:57 

Manila Standard

Digital Palm Sunday...

Catholic faithfuls in an urban community on the outskirts of Manila attend a mass via online live streaming of Palm Sunday on April 5, 2020....

 2020-04-05 02:57 

Manila Bulletin

DSWD waives conditions for 4PS beneficiaries until May...

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has decided to waive the conditionalities for the beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) for another two months or until May....

 2020-04-05 02:55 

ABS-CBN

Robredo welcomes Duterte's support on COVID-19 relief ops...

MANILA - Vice President Leni Robredo on Sunday welcomed President Rodrigo Duterte's move to fire an anti-corruption official who sought for a probe against her coronavirus pandemic relief efforts....

 2020-04-05 02:53 

Manila Bulletin

Newly built BMC extension building to be used as special quarantine facility...

CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan Governor Daniel R. Fernando and Vice Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado confirmed Saturday, April 4, that the newly built extension building of the Bulacan Medical Center (BMC) will be used as a centralized quarantine facility in the ...

 2020-04-05 02:53 

Cebu Daily News

Government in no rush to end Luzon lockdown...

MANILA, Philippines — The Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine set to end on April 12 may have to be extended for 15 to 20 more days to sustain its gains, the head of the national task force (NTF) against the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) s...

 2020-04-05 02:46 

Manila Bulletin

12-man Chinese COVID-19 team arriving today, April 5...

A 12-man team of Chinese medical experts is arriving in Manila at 1 p.m. today, April 5, 2020, for a two-week mission to provide the Philippines with technical advice on the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) control and prevention, the Chinese Embassy i...

 2020-04-05 02:45 

Manila Bulletin

Duque: Easing quarantine measures not yet possible...

Easing coronavirus measures in the country is not yet possible, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said Sunday....

 2020-04-05 02:30 

Cebu Daily News

Things we miss doing outside...

CEBU CITY, Philippines— With all this mayhem caused by COVID-19, most of us are now confined in the comfort of our homes. Which is technically a good thing, because our homes are our safe haven no matter what. But staying inside for too long can mak...

 2020-04-05 02:26 

Philippine Star

Report: NBA 'angling' to shut down season amid coronavirus pandemic...

According to ESPN's Brian Windhorst, the league's inner circle has noted that there is increased pessimism on whether or not the NBA can resume the 2019-2020 campaign....

 2020-04-05 02:25 

ABS-CBN

'Unacceptable': Robredo hits NBI probe into Vico Sotto, 'innovative' local execs...

Vice President Leni Robredo on Sunday said it was "unacceptable4; for the National Bureau of Investigation to probe "innovative" local officials such as Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto during the COVID-19 pandemic....

 2020-04-05 02:13 

Cebu Daily News

Palma to Cebuano faithful: Value life amid the COVID-19 threat...

CEBU CITY, Philippines Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma reminded Cebuano faithful of the need to value life while most parts of the world face the threat of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). "Karun panahona tungod sa COVID-19, we should be serious in giv...

 2020-04-05 02:11 

Manila Bulletin

DOTr readies 2 hospital ships as quarantine facilities for returning seafarers...

Two passenger vessels that will be converted into temporary quarantine facilities will be operational by next week to cater to returning seafarers and other overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who are required to undergo a 14-day quarantine....

 2020-04-05 02:03 

ABS-CBN

VP Robredo supports lockdown extension; says aid, info on measures crucial...

MANILA - Vice President Leni Robredo said Sunday she will support an extension of the enhanced community quarantine to contain the coronavirus outbreak, but stressed the need for government to make the people understand such measure and to fast track assi...

 2020-04-05 02:00 

Philippine Star

List of live online Holy Mass celebrations in Metro Manila...

Here are live streaming options to participate in the Holy Mass online during the Metro Manila community quarantine....

 2020-04-05 01:55 

Manila Bulletin

Ozamiz prelate: Follow the gov't this holy week...

As Christendom begins the observance of the Holy Week, Ozamiz Archbishop Martin Jumoad continues to call on the public to follow and observe the safety measures being enforced by the government amid the corona virus disease (COVID-19) outbreak....

 2020-04-05 01:53 

Philippine Star

'We're extremely proud of him': Vanessa Bryant remembers Kobe as he enters Hall of Fame...
 2020-04-05 01:46 

Manila Bulletin

Fr. Inzon is new apostolic vicar of Jolo...

The provincial superior of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate is the new apostolic vicar of the Jolo vicariate in Sulu province....

 2020-04-05 01:40 

Philippine Star

Manila city officials donate salary to PGH efforts against COVID-19...

According to Moreno, a total of P4.7 million worth of salaries would be turned over to PGH....

 2020-04-05 01:35 

Cebu Daily News

'Not even during martial law': Palm Sunday marked in front of TVs, PCs...

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines' more than 90 million Roman Catholics will observe Palm Sunday, one of the most important and colorful commemorations in the liturgical calendar, in front of TV sets or personal computers with palm fronds in...

 2020-04-05 01:23 

Manila Bulletin

Ao: ECQ should not be prematurely rescinded...

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Ao maintained that efforts to contain the novel coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic will go for naught if the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) is prematurely r...

 2020-04-05 01:18 

Manila Bulletin

Villanueva urges support for MSMEs...

Senator Joel Villanueva on Sunday urged the government to provide micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) the support needed to weather the economic challenges brought about by the novel coronavirus or COVID-19....

 2020-04-05 01:08 

Manila Bulletin

303 distressed OFWs from Kuwait arrive in Manila...

A total of 303 distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from Kuwait arrived in Manila on late Saturday, the Department of Foreign Affairs said....

 2020-04-05 01:08 

Manila Bulletin

301 distressed OFWs from Kuwait arrive in Manila...

A total of 301 distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from Kuwait arrived in Manila on late Saturday, the Department of Foreign Affairs said....

 2020-04-05 01:00 

Cebu Daily News

Toledo City photographer does some drone-style purchasing...

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Technology is now considered as one of man's best allies in times of crisis as what has been proven by this Toledo City photographer. Technology provides not just entertainment but also crucial information on what's h...

 2020-04-05 00:46 

Cebu Daily News

Kobe, Duncan headline Basketball Hall of Fame class...

Kobe Bryant's resume has yet another entry to prove his greatness: He's now, officially, a Hall of Famer. And he's got plenty of elite company in the 2020 class, one that may be as glitzy as any. Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash on Jan. ...

 2020-04-05 00:18 

ABS-CBN

PH Navy readies President's yacht as quarantine facility...

The Philippine Navy on Saturday said it has made a "feasible plan" on converting the President's yacht BRP Pangulo into a quarantine facility as requested by President Rodrigo Duterte....

 2020-04-05 00:11 

Cebu Daily News

Motorcycle tandem kills ex-convict from Mandaue City...

CEBU CITY, Philippines —Reynaldo Galviola, 45, was released from detention in December 2019. Last night, April 4, 2020, Galviola was shot dead by a still unidentified gunman while he was driving his motorcycle at the vicinity of Barangay Poblacion O...

 2020-04-05 00:00 

Cebu Daily News

SEC bares 14 groups engage in scams after national emergency declaration...

CEBU CITY, Philippines —While authorities are focused on stopping the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), several individuals and groups have been enticing the public to invest in fraudulent activities. In an emailed press release, th...

 2020-04-04 23:56 

Manila Bulletin

Queen Elizabeth II to praise virus response in rare address...

Queen Elizabeth II will urge people to rise to the challenge posed by the coronavirus outbreak, in a rare special address to Britain and Commonwealth nations on Sunday....

 2020-04-04 23:39 

Manila Standard

Global virus deaths top 60,000, Trump warns of 'tough week' ahead...
 2020-04-04 23:30 

Cebu Daily News

FDA cautions public against using homemade hand sanitizers, disinfectants...

CEBU CITY—The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cautioned the public from using homemade hand sanitizers and disinfectants. In a press release posted on its website, the FDA expressed concern over several reports from consumers and stakeholders...

 2020-04-04 23:00 

Cebu Daily News

Gwen's ECQ Update...

It's only a week since Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia placed the entire province under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) but if her daily updates on the status of the coronavirus outbreak in the province are any indication, Cebuanos have adjusted to...

 2020-04-04 22:56 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Trump meets with US pro sports leaders to discuss virus...

President Donald Trump met by phone with many U.S. pro sports leaders Saturday to discuss how that industry has been affected by the global coronavirus pandemic, saying he was looking forward to the resumption of competitions "as soon as we can." ...

 2020-04-04 22:39 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Landbank releases cash grants for CCT beneficiaries' COVID-19 aid...

MANILA, Philippines — Beneficiaries of the government's conditional cash transfer (CCT) program will receive money over the weekend as part of the subsidies to vulnerable households during the COVID-19 quarantine. In a statement Saturday, the st...

 2020-04-04 22:30 

Cebu Daily News

Cebu Filipino-Chinese community donates PPEs to frontliners...

CEBU CITY, Philippines —Recognizing the need for much needed personal protective equipment for frontliners amid the coronavirus 2019 pandemic, the Filipino-Chinese community in Cebu has formed a task force to help address this concern. With the help...

 2020-04-04 22:18 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Overseas Filipino healthcare warriors in the time of COVID-19: For family and humanity...

MANILA, Philippines A microscopic, invisible foe is hounding, pounding and plaguing the world. It is in a situation like this, however, that the quintessential, larger than life role of medical professionals, frontliners, including Filipino physicians and...

 2020-04-04 21:44 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Government in no rush to end Luzon lockdown...

MANILA, Philippines — The Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine set to end on April 12 may have to be extended for 15 to 20 more days to sustain its gains, the head of the national task force (NTF) against the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) s...

 2020-04-04 21:42 

Manila Bulletin

Coronavirus death toll tops 45,000 in Europe: AFP tally...

The coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 45,000 people in Europe, around 85 percent of them in Italy, Spain, France and Britain, according to a tally compiled by AFP at 1800 GMT Saturday from official sources....

 2020-04-04 21:40 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

'COVID-19 mocks the control freak in us'...

The popular name of today is Palm Sunday. The liturgical name is Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion. It is both palm and passion. In the Mass today, we hear the crowd shout "Hosanna to the Son of David" (Palm Sunday) and later the same crowd of...

 2020-04-04 21:40 

Manila Bulletin

'True friend' China helps Algeria battle coronavirus...

As adversity strikes in the form of the coronavirus pandemic, Algeria has found a helping hand in China, an old friend and the top exporter to Africa's largest country....

 2020-04-04 21:38 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

'Not even during martial law': Palm Sunday marked in front of TVs, PCs...

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines' more than 90 million Roman Catholics will observe Palm Sunday, one of the most important and colorful commemorations in the liturgical calendar, in front of TV sets or personal computers with palm fronds in...

 2020-04-04 21:38 

Manila Bulletin

France to test plasma of coronavirus survivors to treat sick...

France is to begin clinical trials involving transfusions of blood plasma from coronavirus survivors into patients who have severe symptoms in a bid to treat the illness, the institutions involved said Saturday....

 2020-04-04 21:36 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Local officials gripe against 'quota system' for cash aid...

MANILA, Philippines — Several local governments aired complaints on Saturday against a "quota system" being imposed in the distribution of social amelioration funds to help tide over their poor constituents during the national health emergen...

 2020-04-04 21:34 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Cabinet members donate part of salaries...

MANILA, Philippines — In a bid to show that they feel and understand the suffering of quarantined Filipinos, most Cabinet members have agreed to donate up to 75 percent of their salaries to programs designed to address the coronavirus epidemic, acco...

 2020-04-04 21:33 

Manila Bulletin

South Africa rolls out mobile testing in virus lockdown...

South African public healthcare workers dispersed into the buzzing streets of Johannesburg's Yeoville neighbourhood as Africa's worst virus-hit country rolled out mass door-to-door testing for COVID-19....

 2020-04-04 21:32 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Population official recommends a topic for families on quarantine...

MANILA, Philippine — Parents, are your kids bored out of their skull during this monthlong quarantine? Here's a surefire way to perk up their interest, if not their hormones: Why not talk to them about the birds and the bees? Nope, talking about...

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