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 2020-05-07 07:38 

Manila Bulletin

Residents of Bagong Silang in Caloocan are still stuck in lines waiting for DSWD SAP payouts from barangay officials...

The head of Barangay Bagong Silang, Caloocan city is still mum about rising concerns regarding the crowd of residents at cash aid payout venues as fears of catching the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) due to lack of social distancing grapple his constituen...

 2020-05-07 07:35 

Manila Bulletin

Safe distancing, no loitering, no free WiFi, to be enforced as malls prepare for reopening...

Malacaang said that malls are set to ditch granting free WiFi access to shoppers and holding sales events under the so-called "new normal" scenario to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)....

 2020-05-07 07:33 

Manila Bulletin

Solon urges DSWD to ensure aid to 25.7 million workers...

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) must use the deadline extension for the distribution of cash assistance to make sure that 25.7 million workers in the informal economy will benefit from the program....

 2020-05-07 07:29 

Manila Bulletin

Brgy officials who included unqualified SAP beneficiaries will face charges — DILG...

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Thursday, May 7, warned that barangay officials who included the names of unqualified beneficiaries in the cash assistance under the social amelioration program (SAP) will face charges....

 2020-05-07 07:28 

Manila Bulletin

UST announces refunds, says no tuition hike...

The University of Santo Tomas (UST) announced the refund for unused fees for the academic year 2019 to 2020, and that there would be no tuition increase next academic year....

 2020-05-07 07:27 

Manila Bulletin

Taguig LGU rolls out drive-through testing and Hatid Sundo testing...

Self-assessment for individuals who might be at-risk of COVID-19 is now available in Taguig City through its COVID-19 Assessment Survey....

 2020-05-07 07:26 

Manila Bulletin

CHR highlights plights of IPs, says health service should have no discrimination...

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) has highlighted the plights of the indigenous peoples (IPs) of the Philippines during the height of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and stressed the need to provide them with equal health services, amo...

 2020-05-07 07:25 

Manila Bulletin

BI officers in NAIA, other ports are on standby to resume flights...

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) said that its officers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) and other international ports are on standby for the resumption of flights to the Philippines later this week....

 2020-05-07 07:13 

Manila Bulletin

Coronavirus-hit cruise ship arrives in PH to bring Filipino seafarers...

A coronavirus-hit cruise ship previously docked in Australia arrived in the Philippines on May 7, Thursday, carrying more than 214 Filipino seafarers, the Philippine Coast guard confirmed....

 2020-05-07 07:12 

Manila Bulletin

Palace says gov't gets more benefits from POGO; ABS-CBN shutdown 'not prelude to martial law'...

Malacaang said the issue of the operations of broadcast media giant ABS-CBN and the controversial Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGOs) are two different things, especially considering that the government attains more benefits from the latter....

 2020-05-07 07:02 

Manila Bulletin

PAO bats for release of over 1,000 detainees...

The Public Attorneys Office (PAO) was able to push for the release of over 1,000 persons deprived of liberty (PDL) amid calls to decongest jails and prisons due to the threat of the deadly 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19)....

 2020-05-07 06:58 

Manila Bulletin

VP assails NTC order closing down ABS-CBN during COVID-19 crisis as 'untimely'...

The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo has expressed doubts about the issuance by the National Telecommunication Commission (NTC) of a cease and desist order against ABS-CBN despite an earlier commitment they had earlier made that such action will not be...

 2020-05-07 06:52 

Manila Bulletin

PNP sees better days ahead in terms of peace and order...

The "new normal situation" under the continuous threat of the coronavirus is promising better days ahead in terms of peace and order in the country, the chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP) disclosed on Thursday....

 2020-05-07 06:51 

Manila Bulletin

Paraaque issues new protocols for arriving and departing OFWs...

Paraaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez came out with an order prescribing a protocol governing the unhampered transit within the city of arriving and departing overseas Filipino workers (OFWs)....

 2020-05-07 06:51 

Manila Bulletin

Enforce water pollution prevention policies, environmental groups urge government...

Various environmental health groups on Thursday have cited the urgency to enforce plastic pollution prevention policies and measures as the country observes the "Month of the Ocean" amid the novel coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic....

 2020-05-07 06:42 

Manila Bulletin

Vaccination still critical during pandemic—DOH...

As the country joins the annual commemoration of World Immunization Week in April, the Department of Health (DOH) stressed that vaccination remains critical amid the pandemic....

 2020-05-07 06:40 

Manila Bulletin

Gov't expects 'steep decline' in GDP before recovery...

The government expects "a steep decline" in the country's economic growth in the coming months but still hopes for an eventual "V-shaped" recovery, Malacaang said Thursday....

 2020-05-07 06:37 

Manila Bulletin

Sen. Poe hits Sol-Gen pressure on NTC...

Senator Grace Poe on Thursday criticized Solicitor General Jose Calida for "pressuring" the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) into stopping the operations of television network ABS-CBN....

 2020-05-07 06:05 

Manila Bulletin

Cebu writer arrested for satirical Facebook post named Freedom of Speech awardee...

A Cebu-based writer, who was arrested for writing satirical post on Facebook, has been named one of the laureates of the 020 Deutsche Welle (DW) Freedom of Speech Award....

 2020-05-07 06:02 

Manila Bulletin

India now has 52,952 cases of coronavirus, death toll 1783: health ministry...

The number of coronavirus infections rose to 52,952 in India, up by 3,561 over the previous day, the health ministry said on Thursday, with no signs of abating despite a strict weeks-long lockdown in the world's second most populous country....

 2020-05-07 05:58 

Manila Bulletin

Dahican, Mati is healing...

DAVAO CITY - The famed white-sand shores and the water of Dahican in Mati City are looking more beautiful since the local government implemented the lockdown and enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in the city due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pan...

 2020-05-07 05:54 

Manila Bulletin

Thailand reports three new coronavirus cases, no new deaths...

Thailand on Thursday reported three new coronavirus cases, bringing its total to 2,992, a senior official said....

 2020-05-07 05:51 

Manila Bulletin

Explainer: South Korean findings suggest 'reinfected' coronavirus cases are false positives...

South Korean health authorities raised new concerns about the novel coronavirus after reporting last month that dozens of patients who had recovered from the illness later tested positive again....

 2020-05-07 05:46 

Manila Bulletin

Big network of laboratories joins PH fight against COVID-19...

Onelab, through its member-laboratories, joins the nationwide efforts in the battle against the spread of COVID-19 by stepping-up efforts, such as offering critical laboratory services by providing free testing of disinfectants and alcohols....

 2020-05-07 05:46 

Manila Bulletin

Davao's 'The Dome' to be converted into a COVID facility...

DAVAO CITY The 1,250-square meter "The Dome" of the NCCC Mall VP in Davao City that is currently under construction will become a reserved coronavirus disease (COVID-19) facility....

 2020-05-07 05:42 

Manila Bulletin

'We go live in the dark': Ricky Lee throws support for ABS-CBN...

Veteran screenwriter and novelist Ricky Lee has thrown support for ABS-CBN after the broadcast shutdown....

 2020-05-07 05:34 

Manila Bulletin

Anti-smoke belching to be intensified...

While many areas are still under enhanced and general community quarantines, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) was directed to intensify and strictly implement anti-smoke belching initiatives as part of the Department of Transportation's (DOTr) thr...

 2020-05-07 05:29 

Manila Bulletin

Private schools lauds DepEd's efforts on school opening; calls for more 'relaxed rules' amid COVID-19 crisis...

While it lauds the announcement of the Department of Education (DepEd) to open the upcoming school year in August, a group of private schools on Thursday urged the agency to issue new guidelines when it comes to the use of Flexible Learning Options (FLOs)...

 2020-05-07 05:20 

Manila Bulletin

MMDA sets up isolation facility for employees exposed to COVID-19 cases...

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has constructed a 48-bed isolation facility for its personnel exposed to persons with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)....

 2020-05-07 05:16 

Manila Bulletin

Not enough funds to help 80,000 Filipinos in Oman...

Philippine Ambassador to Muscat Narciso Castaeda on Thursday admitted that the funds to help Filipinos affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic in Oman are "limited" while embassy assistance is currently on hold due to the prev...

 2020-05-07 05:13 

Manila Bulletin

Quezon City has most number of COVID-19 positive cases in Metro Manila...

Department of Interior Secretary Eduardo Ao on Thursday maintained that Quezon City remains a very high risk area with over 1,000 confirmed novel coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) positive cases....

 2020-05-07 04:57 

Manila Bulletin

Cebu City starts rapid testing in barangays as cases rise to 1,388...

CEBU CITY— Cebu City started its strategic community mass rapid testing for COVID-19 in the barangays of Inayawan, Basak San Nicolas, and Basak Pardo on Wednesday as its initial go of the Project Balik Buhay (PBB) based on the guidelines under Execu...

 2020-05-07 04:45 

Manila Bulletin

Army troopers save abandoned wounded NPA in Zambo Norte...

ILIGAN CITY --- Combined Army troopers belonging to the 53rd and 97th Infantry Battalions saved an abandoned wounded New People's Army (NPA) member in Barangay Guibo, Siayan, Zamboanga del Norte on Wednesday....

 2020-05-07 04:42 

Manila Bulletin

LTO extends validity of expired driver's licenses...

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has extended the validity of driver's licenses that expired during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) for 60 days or at least two months after lifting of the restrictions....

 2020-05-07 04:41 

Manila Bulletin

Task Force formed to probe radio broadcaster's slay...

BACOLOD CITY - The Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office (NORPPO) has formed a Special Investigation Task Group (SITG) on Wednesday to focus investigate the murder of a radio reporter in Dumaguete City....

 2020-05-07 04:27 

Manila Bulletin

One-year-old Filipino baby in UAE now COVID-19 free...

The youngest Filipino coronavirus patient in the United Arab Emirates has now recovered from the disease, according to the Philippine Embassy....

 2020-05-07 04:27 

Manila Bulletin

2 NPA leaders, 5 militias yield to authorities in Isabela amid COVID-19 pandemic...

CAMP MELCHOR F. DELA CRUZ, Gamu, Isabela -- Two ranking leaders of the New People's Army (NPA) and five members of the Milisya ng Bayan voluntarily surrendered to government authorities in Isabela province amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic....

 2020-05-07 04:23 

Manila Bulletin

May 10 is final deadline for SAP distribution by LGUs DILG...

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Ao on Thursday warned that there will be no more extension after the May 10 deadline for the local government units (LGUs) to distribute the financial assistance under the social ...

 2020-05-07 04:21 

Manila Bulletin

Kawit records 2 more COVID cases...

IMUS CITY, Cavite --- The Kawit municipality reported on Wednesday two more coronavirus disease (COVID-19) positive cases, bringing to seven the total number of cases in its jurisdiction....

 2020-05-07 04:14 

Manila Bulletin

ABS-CBN closure not a press-freedom issue Andanar...

The shutdown of ABS-CBN media network is not an issue about press freedom but of an expired legislative franchise, a Palace official asserted on Thursday....

 2020-05-07 04:10 

Manila Bulletin

NIA IV-A resumes repair, construction of irrigation facilities...

PILA, Laguna The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) here has resumed its repair and construction activities of irrigation facilities in the provinces of Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon amid the state of public health emergency....

 2020-05-07 04:08 

Manila Bulletin

More than 1-M workers benefit from DOLE cash assistance programs...

More than 1 million workers affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic have received cash assistance from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)....

 2020-05-07 03:59 

Manila Bulletin

Bohol launches 60-day milk feeding program to fight COVID-19...

TAGBILARAN CITY Bohol Governor Arthur Yap launched on Wednesday a 60-day community milk feeding program for children of tender ages in 17 towns to augment their nutrition and help boost their immune system against the threat of the coronavirus disease (CO...

 2020-05-07 03:53 

Manila Bulletin

PNP's all-women force to focus on anti-criminality and insurgency campaign...

CAMP MARCELO A. ADDURU, TUGUEGARAO CITY - The first ever all-women City Mobile Force Company (CMFC) of the Philippine National Police (PNP) was launched by the Police Regional Office 2 in its efforts to uphold women empowerment in the police force....

 2020-05-07 03:51 

Manila Bulletin

DSWD needs additional police security in distribution of SAP...

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has requested the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), and the Philippine National Police (PNP) to provide additional security to Social Amelioration Program (SAP) frontliners who were...

 2020-05-07 03:45 

Manila Bulletin

Hontiveros pushes resolution urging NTC to revoke its order against ABS-CBN...

A draft resolution urging the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to reconsider its cease and desist order against ABS-CBN Corporation is now being routed for signature among members of the Senate....

 2020-05-07 03:41 

Manila Bulletin

Dutch restaurant trials glass booths for dining amid coronavirus...

A Dutch restaurant has come up with an idea on how to offer classy outdoor dining in the age of coronavirus: small glass cabins built for two or three people, creating intimate cocoons on a public patio....

 2020-05-07 03:39 

Manila Bulletin

DENR sees upsurge in transportation permit for all forest products, wildlife after ban lifting...

TACLOBAN City - Following the order of Department of Environmental and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy Cimatu's to lift the suspension on the issuance of transportation permit for all forest products and wildlife, and to accept, process, and is...

 2020-05-07 03:37 

Manila Bulletin

Three people die after chemical leak at LG Polymers in south India: ANI...

At least three people, including a child, died after a chemical gas leakage at an LG Polymers facility in a village located near Visakhapatnam in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, ANI reported on Thursday, citing health officials....

 2020-05-07 03:37 

Manila Bulletin

Gas leak at LG Polymers plant in India kills nine, hundreds hospitalized...

A chemical gas leak at an LG Polymers plant in southern India on Thursday killed at least 9 people, and emergency services rushed more than 300 to hospital and evacuated hundreds more from nearby areas, a police official in Andhra Pradesh state said....

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