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 2020-04-02 14:51 

Manila Bulletin

Kill the virus, not democracy EU tells Hungary...

The European Commission told Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Thursday that emergency powers he has assumed to combat the coronavirus outbreak risk upending democracy and must be subject to proper parliamentary and media scrutiny....

 2020-04-02 14:47 

Manila Bulletin

India's stranded migrant workers struggle under virus lockdown...

India's 21-day lockdown to fight the coronavirus has left hundreds of migrant workers stranded in Mumbai, with no money, little food and even fewer options of leaving their squalid makeshift accommodation soon....

 2020-04-02 14:36 

Manila Bulletin

PCG inspects over 2,000 vessels to prevent COVID-19 spread...

By Betheena Kae UniteMore than 2,000 vessels were inspected by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) in the past two days to screen onboard crew members in order to ensure that the spread of COVID-19 in watercrafts is prevented....

 2020-04-02 14:21 

Manila Bulletin

Fishermen urged not to avoid PCG health protocol screening before and after fishing...

Fishermen were urged not to avoid health protocol implemented by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) before and after their fishing venture....

 2020-04-02 14:12 

Manila Bulletin

Gov't to file cases vs. LGU officials who commit 'grave violations' of ECQ regulations...

The government is prepared to file cases against local government officials who commit "grave violations" of the Luzon-wide quarantine regulations, a Palace official said Thursday....

 2020-04-02 14:08 

Manila Bulletin

Gov't to start massive testing for COVID-19 by mid-April...

The government is planning to start massive testing of persons with suspected coronavirus by April 14 amid efforts to build up the capacity to conduct such tests....

 2020-04-02 14:05 

Manila Bulletin

Labor group calls on DOLE to fast-track financial assistance to displaced workers...

The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) said thousands of displaced workers are demoralized because they have yet to receive financial aid from the government....

 2020-04-02 14:04 

Manila Bulletin

Ao sees nothing wrong with the OVP's relief efforts...

Interior Secretary Eduardo Ao sees nothing wrong with the relief efforts of the Office of the Vice President (OVP) as opposed to the recent statement of Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) commissioner Manuelito Luna Thursday afternoon....

 2020-04-02 14:00 

Manila Bulletin

DILG hears plea of QC protesters; warns public against leftist groups...

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Undersecretary and Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya on Thursday viewed as legitimate some issues raised by Sitio San Roque Barangay Pagasa residents who barricaded a portion of EDSA in protest over the Qu...

 2020-04-02 13:46 

Manila Bulletin

Paranaque mayor warns against selling fake social amelioration forms...

Paranaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez gave a warning to unscrupulous persons selling fake social amelioration forms....

 2020-04-02 13:46 

Manila Bulletin

Coronavirus deaths in Netherlands increase to 1,339: authorities...

AMSTERDAM - The number of deaths caused by an infection with the new coronavirus in the Netherlands has increased by 166 to 1,339, health authorities said on Thursday....

 2020-04-02 13:43 

Manila Bulletin

EU announces work scheme, aid for farmers, fishermen amid coronavirus pandemic...

BRUSSELS - The European Commission proposed on Thursday a package of measures to soften the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the EU economy, including a short-time work scheme and easier access to funds for farmers and fishermen....

 2020-04-02 13:41 

Manila Bulletin

Twitter removes accounts linked to Egypt, Saudi Arabia, other countries...

BRUSSELS - Twitter took down thousands of accounts linked to Egypt, Honduras, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and Serbia on Thursday for either taking directions from the governments or promoting pro-government content....

 2020-04-02 13:38 

Manila Bulletin

As coronavirus spreads, U.N. seeks Yemen urgent peace talks resumption...

DUBAI - The United Nations and Western allies are pointing to the threat of coronavirus to push Yemen's combatants to agree to fresh talks to end a war that has left millions vulnerable to disease, the U.N. and sources familiar with the matter said on...

 2020-04-02 13:35 

Manila Bulletin

Grab Philippines extends support to its driver-partners...

As public transportation is still suspended while Luzon remains on enhanced community quarantine, ride-hailing firm Grab Philippines is taking steps to further help its affected driver-partners to survive the ongoing crisis....

 2020-04-02 13:33 

Manila Bulletin

CIDG nabs profiteer with P15-million worth of face masks...

Operatives of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) have seized more than P15 million worth of face masks which were reportedly being sold at a higher price....

 2020-04-02 13:26 

Manila Bulletin

French Embassy charters sweeper flight to repatriate 390 French, European tourists...

A total of 390 French tourists and tourists of 22 other European nationalities were successfully repatriated by the French government on Thursday following the Philippine government's implementation of a nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of CO...

 2020-04-02 13:23 

Manila Bulletin

UK coronavirus death toll rises to 2,921, up 24% in a day...

LONDON - The United Kingdom's death toll from the coronavirus rose 24 percent to 2,921 as of April 1....

 2020-04-02 13:20 

Manila Bulletin

Portugal extends state of emergency to halt spread of coronavirus...

LISBON - Portugal's parliament approved the extension of a state of emergency by another 15 days on Thursday to stop the spread of the coronavirus, as the number of deaths from the disease rose over 200....

 2020-04-02 13:14 

Manila Bulletin

Saudi Arabia imposes 24-hour curfew in Mecca and Medina...

RIYADH - Saudi Arabia imposed a 24-hour curfew in the Muslim holy cities of Mecca and Medina on Thursday, extending measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus, which has infected more than 1,700 people in the kingdom and killed 16....

 2020-04-02 13:12 

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After death of a cashier, French supermarket staff work in fear...

PARIS - When 52-year-old supermarket cashier Aicha Issadounene died after contracting the coronavirus, her Carrefour (CARR.PA) colleagues felt the full fear of working on the frontline....

 2020-04-02 13:06 

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PH joins the WHO's Solidarity Trial to find a cure for COVID-19...

The Philippine government will join the global "Solidarity Trial" to help develop a potential treatment for COVID-19....

 2020-04-02 13:04 

Manila Bulletin

Economic shock of coronavirus casts pall on NATO spending goals...

BRUSSELS/BERLIN - The economic shock of the coronavirus pandemic is likely to undermine NATO defence targets cherished by U.S. President Donald Trump, diplomats and experts say, as governments move closer to spending goals only by virtue of shrinking econ...

 2020-04-02 13:00 

Manila Bulletin

Don Bosco Tech engineers developing open-source ventilators to help COVID-19 patients...

With the growing global demand for and acute shortage of medical supplies and equipment needed for treating COVID-19 patients, a team of Filipino engineers are now developing cheap ventilators to help cope with this urgent problem....

 2020-04-02 12:32 

Manila Bulletin

Solons denounce PACC, NBI moves vs. Robredo, Vico Sotto...

Administration and opposition congressmen both decried today the move of the Philippine Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) to investigate Vice President Leni Robredo for allegedly soliciting donations aimed at undermining efforts of the Duterte administrat...

 2020-04-02 12:28 

Manila Bulletin

Poe pushes gov't agencies to act faster on aid distribution...

Senators on Thursday underscored the need for the immediate distribution of aid to poor families most affected by the strict quarantine rules to counter the novel coronavirus outbreak....

 2020-04-02 12:07 

Manila Bulletin

Asian Hospital reports 11 total COVID-19 recoveries...

The Asian Hospital and Medical Center (MMC) on Thursday (April 2) said a total of 11 of its patients have recovered from COVID-19....

 2020-04-02 12:03 

Manila Bulletin

DFA: 48 new COVID-19 cases among Filipinos overseas: PH ambassador falls to coronavirus...

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Thursday reported 48 new cases of overseas Filipinos afflicted with COVID-19, even as it mourned the lone fatality in the latest tally, that of Philippine Ambassador to Beirut Bernardita Catalla....

 2020-04-02 11:50 

Manila Bulletin

DOH: Three gov't hospitals designated COVID-19 centers now operating...

The Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday said the three hospitals designated as coronavirus disease (COVID-19) referral centers have already begun operations....

 2020-04-02 11:27 

Manila Bulletin

DepEd Region 1 reports COVID-19-related deaths of two learners...

Two Grade 7 learners in the Ilocos Region have died due to complications related to COVID-19, the Department of Education (DepEd)-Region 1 on Thursday confirmed....

 2020-04-02 11:17 

Manila Bulletin

LT Group clarifies donation of face masks to Cavite hospital...

The LT Group, Inc. released a statement today (April 2) regarding a photo shared on social media of a box of face masks marked with their name and that of Senator Christopher "Bong" Go....

 2020-04-02 10:42 

Manila Bulletin

Chelsea Group, Phoenix, and Udenna Foundation aid Batangas farmers and Malabon City via 'Sagip Saka'...

BATANGAS --- WorkLink Services, Inc., a subsidiary of Chelsea Logistics and Infrastructure Holdings Corporation; Phoenix Petroleum; and Udenna Foundation through its UCARE or CommUnity Care program, in coordination with AGREA, a social enterprise, have re...

 2020-04-02 10:33 

Manila Bulletin

The homeless assist in repacking relief packages for Manila's urban poor...

Manila's homeless, who have found shelter during the enhanced community quarantine, have recently banded together to assist in efforts to fight the COVID-19...

 2020-04-02 10:14 

Manila Bulletin

Belgium's coronavirus death toll tops 1,000...

The number of deaths attributed to the global coronavirus epidemic in Belgium increased sharply and passed the 1,000 mark on Thursday, health officials said....

 2020-04-02 10:14 

Manila Bulletin

Israel health minister contracts COVID-19, Netanyahu re-enters quarantine...

Israeli Health Minister Yaakov Litzman, a leading member of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community, has tested positive for COVID-19, forcing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to re-enter precautionary quarantine, officials said Thursday....

 2020-04-02 10:11 

Manila Bulletin

Spain virus death toll tops 10,000: govt...

The coronavirus death toll in Spain surged over 10,000 on Thursday after a record 950 deaths in 24 hours, with the number of confirmed cases passing the 110,000 mark, the government said....

 2020-04-02 09:57 

Manila Bulletin

Robredo responds to PACC with hairflip meme...

Vice President Leni Robredo on Thursday made light of the call of an anti-corruption body to the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to probe her for her office's COVID-19 initiatives....

 2020-04-02 09:52 

Manila Bulletin

'Be compassionate,' barangay officials told...

"Sa panahon ng kalamidad, dapat ang mga nag ta-trabaho sa barangay, mapang unawa. Ngayon kung doon sa barangay niya [ni Ramos], walang palengke...pwede namang lumipat dahil ang purpose niya bumili ng pagkain, hindi para mamasyal."...

 2020-04-02 09:51 

Manila Bulletin

Spain sheds nearly 900,000 jobs since coronavirus lockdown...

Spain has shed close to 900,000 jobs, more than half of them temporary, since it went into lockdown in mid-March to fight the coronavirus outbreak, social security data showed on Thursday....

 2020-04-02 09:48 

Manila Bulletin

PACC denies asking NBI to probe Robredo...

The Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) has denied calling on the National Bureau of Investigation NBI) to probe Vice President Leni Robredo for supposedly competing with the government in its efforts to combat COVID-19....

 2020-04-02 09:46 

Manila Bulletin

Under-fire Johnson says UK will 'massively increase testing'...

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Britain would "massively increase testing" amid a growing wave of criticism on Thursday about his government's failure to provide widespread coronavirus screening....

 2020-04-02 09:44 

Manila Bulletin

Malaysia reports 208 new coronavirus cases, total over 3,000...

Malaysia reported 208 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, taking the total to 3,116, the highest in Southeast Asia....

 2020-04-02 09:43 

Manila Bulletin

Indonesia's coronavirus infection rises to 1,790: official...

Indonesia confirmed 113 new coronavirus infections on Thursday, taking the total in the Southeast Asian country to 1,790, health ministry official Achmad Yurianto said....

 2020-04-02 09:33 

Manila Bulletin

Angry Wuhan next-of-kin seek answers over virus handling...

Zhang took his elderly father to a Wuhan hospital for a surgical procedure in January, just as coronavirus was consuming the central Chinese city. Within days, his father was dead of the contagion....

 2020-04-02 09:25 

Manila Bulletin

'Give aid to the poor ASAP', senators urge DSWD...

"Let us spare our fellow Filipinos this unnecessary procedure. Our kababayans are getting hungry and desperate for help. They lost jobs. Give the aid ASAP (as soon as possible)."Members of the Senate minority bloc on Thursday questioned the need f...

 2020-04-02 09:23 

Manila Bulletin

Activists slam China's use of bear bile in virus treatment...

China has approved the use of bear bile to treat coronavirus patients, angering activists and raising fears it could undermine efforts to stop the illegal animal trade which is blamed for the emergence of the new disease sweeping the globe....

 2020-04-02 09:20 

Manila Bulletin

China county in lockdown as fears grow over second wave of virus...

A Chinese county of around 600,000 residents has gone into lockdown after a woman who visited the area tested positive for the coronavirus, underscoring concerns over a second wave of domestic infections....

 2020-04-02 09:17 

Manila Bulletin

Masks are everywhere in Asia, but have they helped?...

The use of face masks in Asia during the coronavirus outbreak has been far more widespread than in the West, where governments have urged people to reserve supplies for frontline medical staff, so have they helped limit infections?...

 2020-04-02 09:15 

Manila Bulletin

DOH: PH's confirmed cases of COVID-19 now 2,633; 322 new, 107 deaths, 51 recoveries...

The Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday reported that 11 more patients with COVID-19 have died, increasing the death tally to 107....

 2020-04-02 09:09 

Manila Bulletin

President irate over attacks on policemen, frontliners...

"President Duterte is only protecting the welfare of not only the policemen, soldiers and health workers but also other frontliners because if their safety is compromised due to the attempts of some groups to create chaos out of this crisis, we will c...

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