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 2020-05-07 09:46 

Manila Bulletin

P6M drug bust in Makati reported...

Joint anti-drug operatives arrested four suspected drug personalities yielding P6 million worth of shabu in a buy-bust operation in Makati City on Wednesday,...

 2020-05-07 09:40 

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7 more Pinoys succumb to COVID-19 in Americas, DFA reports...

Seven more Filipinos died from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the Americas, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said in a report on Thursday....

 2020-05-07 09:38 

Manila Bulletin

Bacoor City reports highest COVID-19 incidence in Cavite...

IMUS CITY, Cavite --- The Bacoor City government reported on Thursday a total of 89 coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) positive cases with the inclusion of two more new cases in its list....

 2020-05-07 09:33 

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LGUs buy P1.58 B in farm, fishery products...

Local government units (LGUs) across the country have bought 1.58 billion worth of farm and fishery products direct from the source since the implementation of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), the Department of Agriculture (DA) reported on Thursda...

 2020-05-07 09:31 

Manila Bulletin

Richard Gomez remains optimistic on ABS-CBN's fate...

Ormoc City Mayor Richard Gomez is hopeful that the shutdown of ABS-CBN network will just be temporary....

 2020-05-07 09:29 

Manila Bulletin

DSWD bats for community-driven approach in Balik-Probinsya program...

With President Duterte's issuance of an executive order directing the implementation of Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa Program, the Department of Social Welfare and Development is recommending a "community-driven development" approach in the ...

 2020-05-07 09:22 

Manila Bulletin

NTC erred in ABS-CBN closure order, says House leader...

The National Telecommunications Commission's (NTC) issuance of a cease and desist order against TV and radio giant ABS-CBN was unconstitutional, Deputy Speaker and Surigao del Sur 1st district Rep. Prospero Pichay Jr. said on Thursday....

 2020-05-07 09:20 

Manila Bulletin

COA helping vulnerable sectors in health crisis...

The Commission on Audit (COA) has contributed its share in ensuring unhampered government health care, relief and assistance programs in battling the COVID-19 pandemic....

 2020-05-07 09:11 

Manila Bulletin

Bong Go commends DOH for including medically prescribed vitamins, mineral supplements in the list of discounted health-related goods for senior citizens...

Following his recent appeal to ensure the availability of medicines and other supplements needed by the elderly population amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Senator Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go on Wednesday, May 6, commended the Department of Health f...

 2020-05-07 09:01 

Manila Bulletin

Singapore reports 741 new coronavirus cases, taking total to 20,939...

Singapore has registered 741 new coronavirus infections, its health ministry said on Thursday, taking the city-state's total number of COVID-19 cases to 20,939....

 2020-05-07 09:00 

Manila Bulletin

Drug suspect killed in GenSan shootout...

GENERAL SANTOS CITY - A notorious criminal was killed Wednesday when he reportedly shot it out with policemen who tried to arrest him in Barangay Labangal, this city....

 2020-05-07 08:54 

Manila Bulletin

DA: development framework for food security is approved...

The Department of Agriculture (DA) on Thursday, May 7, bared the government's food security strategy under the "new normal" regime, anchoring on a "food secure and resilient Philippines with prosperous farmers and fisherfolk."...

 2020-05-07 08:52 

Manila Bulletin

World food prices fall sharply in April because of coronavirus: U.N....

World food prices fell for a third consecutive month in April, hit by the economic and logistical impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday....

 2020-05-07 08:50 

Manila Bulletin

Central Luzon police RD leads the 50-km inspection run to all control/checkpoints...

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga — Central Luzon police regional director, B/General Rhodel O. Sermonia, led the 50-km Inspection Run, symbolizing the sacrifice of all frontliners and sending a strong message to the people of Region 3 to stay at home while fro...

 2020-05-07 08:46 

Manila Bulletin

DepEd says public, private schools to reopen on August 24...

Education Secretary Leonor Briones clarified that the announced school opening for School Year (SY) 2020-2021 on August 24 includes both public and private schools at the basic education level nationwide....

 2020-05-07 08:46 

Manila Bulletin

Davao del Sur completes SAP distribution...

DAVAO CITY — Davao del Sur will end the extension of their Social Amelioration Program (SAP) today, May 7, targeting 100% completion of SAP beneficiaries in the province....

 2020-05-07 08:46 

Manila Bulletin

WHO guidelines for frontline PPE use designed to protect people, conserve gear...

As the coronavirus began to spread around the world, a global shortage of masks and other protective equipment emerged, especially for frontline medical staff.How those supplies are used is crucial, experts say....

 2020-05-07 08:44 

Manila Bulletin

Dagupan medical frontliner recovers from COVID-19...

DAGUPAN CITY — The City Information Office reported on May 7, Thursday, that a medical frontliner from Dagupan has been discharged from the Region 1 Medical Center (R1MC)....

 2020-05-07 08:41 

Manila Bulletin

13 senators signs resolution for NTC to reverse order against ABS-CBN Corporation...

Thirteen (13) senators have signed a Senate resolution asking the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to reverse its cease and desist order against the ABS-CBN Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliated companies....

 2020-05-07 08:40 

Manila Bulletin

CSB school for deaf airs support for 'deaf-friendly' ABS-CBN...

The De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (CSB) School of Deaf Education and Applied Studies (SDEAS) aired support for ABS-CBN after the network's closure....

 2020-05-07 08:39 

Manila Bulletin

ABS-CBN asks SC to stop NTC's cease and desist order...

Television network ABS-CBN on Thursday afternoon, May 7, asked the Supreme Court (SC) to stop the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) from implementing its cease and desist order (CDO) issued on May 5....

 2020-05-07 08:36 

Manila Bulletin

Bishops lament ABS-CBN shutdown during health crisis...

A Catholic prelate said the cease and desist order of the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) against television network ABS CBN is "very unbecoming and traitorous to the people" especially since it was done during a national health emerg...

 2020-05-07 08:35 

Manila Bulletin

2 sex traffickers arrested, 2 girls rescued in QC...

Two persons involved in sex trafficking operations were arrested and two young female sex workers were rescued by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in an entrapment operation in Quezon City....

 2020-05-07 08:34 

Manila Bulletin

Digos mayor looks to put the city back under ECQ...

DAVAO CITY — Digos City mayor Joseph Cagas is considering to place the city back under an enhanced community quarantine (ECQ)....

 2020-05-07 08:31 

Manila Bulletin

Gov't mulls shift to GCQ in some Metro Manila cities...

The government may place some cities in Metro Manila under general community quarantine (GCQ) when the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) ends on May 15 depending on certain health conditions, Malacaang said Thursday....

 2020-05-07 08:30 

Manila Bulletin

DSWD expects full accounting of first batch of SAP from LGUs after 3-day extension...

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is counting on local government units (LGUs) to fully disburse their Social Amelioration Program (SAP) funds after they have been given another three days to distribute the first tranche of emergency...

 2020-05-07 08:28 

Manila Bulletin

P5M worth of PRC swab testing kits are allocated for suspected COVID-19 cases and medical frontliners in Bulacan...

CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan —The Provincial Government of Bulacan (PGB) is now ready to continue the mass swab testing....

 2020-05-07 08:28 

Manila Bulletin

Teachers ask DepEd to ensure personnel safety before work resumption...

A teachers group expressed willingness to comply with the directive of the Department of Education (DepEd) asking teaching and non-teaching personnel to render services starting next month as long as their safety is not compromised....

 2020-05-07 08:27 

Manila Bulletin

DOH: PH COVID-19 cases now at 10,343, with 685 deaths and 1,618 recoveries...

The Department of Health (DOH) said that the total number of individuals infected with the novel coronavirus is now at 10,343....

 2020-05-07 08:27 

Manila Bulletin

DOH: Total COVID-19 cases now 10,343; UAE gov't donates 7 tons of PPE, medical supplies...

The Department of Health (DOH) announced Thursday (May 7) that the total number of individuals infected with the novel coronavirus is now 10,343....

 2020-05-07 08:25 

Manila Bulletin

Russia reports new record daily rise in coronavirus cases...

Russia on Thursday reported 11,231 new cases of the novel coronavirus, a record daily rise that pushed the national case total to 177,160....

 2020-05-07 08:25 

Manila Bulletin

Russia overtakes Germany and France in coronavirus case numbers after record daily rise...

Russia's coronavirus case tally surged to 177,160 on Thursday after a record daily rise in infections, meaning it now has the fifth highest number of registered cases in the world and more cases than in Germany or France....

 2020-05-07 08:23 

Manila Bulletin

COVID-19 recovery cases continue to rise in Rizal province...

RIZAL Province — The number of persons recovering from the dreaded coronavirus continues to rise and has surpassed the figure of those who died as of Tuesday night, May 5, record released by the Rizal Provincial Government....

 2020-05-07 08:20 

Manila Bulletin

A British nurse is the chosen superhero in new Banksy artwork...

A young boy chooses a nurse as the superhero he wants to play with over Batman and Spiderman in a new artwork by Banksy that encapsulates the gratitude Britons have felt toward the country's National Health Service during the coronavirus crisis....

 2020-05-07 08:18 

Manila Bulletin

Alonto is the new Info chief in BARMM...

ILIGAN CITY — Bangsamoro Government Chief Minister Ahod 'Al Haj Murad' Ebrahim has designated Ameen Andrew Alonto as the new officer-in-charge executive director of the BARMM's Bureau of Public Information (BPI) effective April 29, 2020....

 2020-05-07 08:17 

Manila Bulletin

Financial institutions ordered to implement 30-day grace period; New IATF-approved guidelines bared...

All financial institutions are directed to implement a minimum of a 30-day grace period to help cushion the impact of the COVID-19 lockdown on the people....

 2020-05-07 08:17 

Manila Bulletin

Leyte, CamSur support Balik Probinsya program...

Leyte and Camarines Sur have offered to participate in the government's new "Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa" program to decongest Metro Manila and other urban areas, Malacaang announced Thursday....

 2020-05-07 08:10 

Manila Bulletin

Pasay LGU agrees with DILG's extension for SAP distribution until May 10...

Pasay City Mayor Emi Calixto-Rubiano is in favor of the Department of the Interior and Local Government's (DILG) May 10 deadline to distribute the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) funds to target beneficiaries. Calixto-Rubiano said that the extension...

 2020-05-07 08:09 

Manila Bulletin

Lawyer's group asks public to show support to ABS-CBN this Friday...

An organization of lawyers on Thursday, May 7, urged the public to express their opposition in the closure of ABS-CBN this Friday evening, May 8....

 2020-05-07 08:06 

Manila Bulletin

Sol Gen weaponized vs. ABS-CBN, Sereno-style...

The Office of the Solicitor General has been weaponized against ABS-CBN in the same way that it was weaponized against former Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno a couple of years ago....

 2020-05-07 08:06 

Manila Bulletin

SEC: Be wary of fake investment schemes that take advantage of the ECQ...

DAVAO CITY — The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has renewed its advice to the public to be cautious about investing, as more entities have come out to present themselves able to generate high returns for their investors....

 2020-05-07 08:05 

Manila Bulletin

House should act quickly on franchise applications — Poe...

The closure of ABS-CBN is a "wake-up call" for Congress to act expeditiously on pending applications for legislative franchises, Senator Grace Poe said Thursday....

 2020-05-07 07:55 

Manila Bulletin

Duterte unlikely to veto ABS-CBN's franchise...

A Malacaang official said President Duterte will unlikely to veto the bill renewing ABS-CBN's franchise if and when the Congress approves it as long as there will be no constitutional infirmity....

 2020-05-07 07:54 

Manila Bulletin

Las Pias City's LIGTAS is now accepting patients...

The Las Pias City local isolation and general treatment area (LIGTAS) is now fully operational and already accepting patients suffering difficulty of home quarantine....

 2020-05-07 07:53 

Manila Bulletin

Gov't to enhance citizens' physical, mental resilience...

The Department of Health (DOH) is set to convene a technical working group (TWG) to ensure the physical and mental health of Filipinos as the country grapples with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic....

 2020-05-07 07:52 

Manila Bulletin

Vintage bomb found near NAIA runway...

A vintage bomb was discovered by a backhoe operator near the Terminal 3 runway of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA)....

 2020-05-07 07:47 

Manila Bulletin

DOH: Too early to say if ECQ can be lifted by May 15...

The Department of Health (DOH) said that it is too early to say if the enhanced community quarantine in certain areas will be eased by May 15....

 2020-05-07 07:44 

Manila Bulletin

180 stranded local fishermen in Oriental Mindoro returns this week...

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan — A total of 180 local fishermen who were stranded in Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro since March returned to the city earlier this week....

 2020-05-07 07:43 

Manila Bulletin

ABS-CBN execs, workers remain exempted from home quarantine — PNP...

Executives, reporters, and technical staff of ABS-CBN will continue to be included in the list of those exempted from the home quarantine rules, the Philippine National Police (PNP) announced on May 7, Thursday....

 2020-05-07 07:41 

Manila Bulletin

UP study shows elderly will be more vulnerable to COVID-19 from young people when physical restrictions are relaxed...

Young people below 20 years old are highly likely to bring home the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infection to the more vulnerable members of their households should restrictions on physical interactions be relaxed, according to experts from the Universi...

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