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 2020-04-04 09:02 

Manila Bulletin

Tokyo area sees daily coronavirus cases topping 100 for first time: NHK...

TOKYO - Some 118 people were newly infected with the novel coronavirus in the Japanese capital of Tokyo, NHK public broadcaster reported on Saturday, citing metropolitan government officials....

 2020-04-04 08:55 

Manila Bulletin

DA bolsters transport of agricultural products amid COVID-19 quarantine...

The Department of Agriculture's (DA) regional field offices (RFOs) have started to act on the concerns received by the office of Secretary William Dar regarding problems on the transport of agricultural products....

 2020-04-04 08:42 

Manila Bulletin

Duterte urges ROTC cadets to help DSWD distribute assistance...

President Duterte has called on Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) cadets to help the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) distribute cash assistance and food packs to vulnerable sectors affected by the coronavirus disease (COVID-1...

 2020-04-04 08:39 

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2 police generals are still in ICU after chopper crash...

The two police generals who were among those inside a police chopper that crashed in Laguna last month remain in unstable condition, a top police official said....

 2020-04-04 08:29 

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Marikina Valley Medical Center discharges 6 recovered COVID-19 patients...

Six coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients have been discharged from the Marikina Valley Medical Center after they recovered from the dreaded disease....

 2020-04-04 08:28 

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Another Pinoy tests positive for coronavirus in Korea...

A 26-year-old Filipino male tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Ulsan, South Korea, a local government announced....

 2020-04-04 08:21 

Manila Bulletin

DOH reports 76 new COVID-19 cases...

The Department of Health (DOH) reported 76 new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases on Saturday, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 3,094....

 2020-04-04 08:18 

Manila Bulletin

DILG orders LGUs to aid in SAP disbursement...

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Saturday ordered local government units (LGUs) to assist the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in the distribution of the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) Bayanihan fund to p...

 2020-04-04 08:14 

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Bohol folk singers raise funds for COVID-19 frontliners...

TAGBILARAN CITY— A local group of folk singers here has started posting a series of Facebook live watch parties from their homes, rendering songs of hope and comfort to raise funds for the frontliners of Bohol who have been risking their in the figh...

 2020-04-04 08:04 

Manila Bulletin

Drug peddlers, illegal gamblers, fishers arrested in Bulacan...

CAMP GENERAL ALEJO SANTOS, Bulacan Despite being occupied with implementing the enhanced community quarantine in the province, the Bulacan police was still able to intensify its campaign against all forms of criminality, and reported the arrest of 52 susp...

 2020-04-04 08:00 

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DepEd urged to provide COVID-19-related assistance to public, private education workers...

A federation of teachers on Saturday requested that the Department of Education (DepEd) provide assistance to education workers in both public and private sectors amid the escalating coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country....

 2020-04-04 07:55 

Manila Bulletin

Bacolod authorities looking for 57 'missing' PUMs...

BACOLOD CITY - Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, head of the Bacolod City Inter-agency Task Force against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has warned 57 persons under monitoring (PUMs), who have remained unaccounted for, to come out before Sunday or their ...

 2020-04-04 07:49 

Manila Bulletin

UP launches web portal mapping COVID-19 cases...

A team from the University of the Philippines (UP) launched a web portal that has mapped out the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the country....

 2020-04-04 07:49 

Manila Bulletin

JLSS Program by DOST-SEI is now open for application...

The 2020 Junior Level Science Scholarship (JLSS) Program of the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) is now open for application....

 2020-04-04 07:48 

Manila Bulletin

Initial batch of 5,180 households in North Cotabato get relief foods from BARMM...

COTABATO CITY At least 5,180 households in 12 of 63 barangays in North Cotabato towns, which are now under the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), have received relief goods from the Rapid Emergency Action on Disaster Incidence (READI...

 2020-04-04 07:44 

Manila Bulletin

Cabinet members offer to donate pay to COVID-19 containment efforts...

Most of the members of the Cabinet have volunteered to take 75 percent off their monthly salary as their personal contributions to the government efforts to contain and mitigate the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic....

 2020-04-04 07:32 

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Customs releases 5,126 shipments of PPEs, medical supplies...

More than 5,000 shipments of personal protective equipment and other medical supplies have been released from the Bureau of Customs since early March....

 2020-04-04 07:20 

Manila Bulletin

Valenzuela to mass test PUMs, PUIs, and frontliners...

Valenzuela City will be conducting its own mass coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing to its health workers and other front liners as it aims to flatten the curve through every means....

 2020-04-04 07:09 

Manila Bulletin

Gov't vows to press charges vs. persons harassing COVID-19 patients, health workers...

The government will not allow any form of harassment and discrimination against health workers and coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients, warning those who commit such actions that they will be hunted down and charged....

 2020-04-04 07:06 

Manila Bulletin

DSWD delivers P63.8 million in aid nationwide...

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has calibrated the delivery of relief assistance nationwide, distributing a total of 215, 254 Family Food Packs (FFPs) in 11 regions....

 2020-04-04 07:06 

Manila Bulletin

DSWD delivers P82.34 million in aid nationwide...

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has calibrated the delivery of relief assistance nationwide, distributing a total of 215, 254 Family Food Packs (FFPs) in 11 regions....

 2020-04-04 07:06 

Manila Bulletin

DepEd personnel, learners help and cheer up COVID-19 frontliners...

Amid the fear and anxiety due to the novel coronavirus, personnel and learners of the Department of Education (DepEd) find various ways to lighten up the situation by extending help and encouraging all frontliners as they battle against the coronavirus di...

 2020-04-04 07:03 

Manila Bulletin

LWUA guarantees sufficient water supply during quarantine period...

The Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA) assured that there will be a sufficient supply of safe water for every household in the country during the quarantine period despite the ongoing dry season....

 2020-04-04 06:56 

Manila Bulletin

Duterte: We're doomed if there's no COVID-19 vaccine in 6 months...

President Duterte said the country is doomed if no vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is developed soon because the funds allocated for the pandemic crisis will not last long....

 2020-04-04 06:54 

Manila Bulletin

Air pollution has gone down as much as 74 percent in Manila...

An environmental group claims that the air pollution in in the city of Manila was lessened dramatically as an indirect result of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ)....

 2020-04-04 06:52 

Manila Bulletin

Group to LGUs: Hear the voices of children amid the pandemic...

Save the Children Philippines (SCP) urged local government units (LGUs) to pay more attention to children in their respective areas of jurisdiction during the duration of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) situat...

 2020-04-04 06:48 

Manila Bulletin

Duterte accuses Diokno of black propaganda, derides his appearance...

President Duterte castigated human rights lawyer Chel Diokno for criticizing the government's response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and for allegedly encouraging the public to defy the quarantine restrictions....

 2020-04-04 06:40 

Manila Bulletin

Paraaque LGUs distribute financial assistance to qualified residents...

The Paraaque City government started the distribution of special amelioration cards (SAC) last Friday. This was done house to house by representatives of Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and was assisted by the barangay....

 2020-04-04 06:34 

Manila Bulletin

IATF: No conclusive data yet to lift or extend lockdown; new guidelines announced...

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles admitted that the Inter-agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases was finding it difficult to recommend the suspension or lifting of the Luzon lockdown due to the absence of conclusive dat...

 2020-04-04 06:29 

Manila Bulletin

China mourns thousands who died in country's coronavirus epidemic...

BEIJING/WUHAN, China - China on Saturday mourned the thousands of "martyrs" who have died in the new coronavirus outbreak, flying the national flag at half mast throughout the country and suspending all forms of entertainment....

 2020-04-04 06:27 

Manila Bulletin

Expect warm weather to continue, PAGASA says...

Warm weather is set to continue, but expect a few short-lived rain showers or thunderstorms in the afternoon or evening, according to the state weather bureau on Saturday....

 2020-04-04 06:23 

Manila Bulletin

6000 Malabon families get food assistance as ECQ continues...

The Philippine Army (PA) on Saturday distributed food packs to 6,000 families in Malabon City that were affected by the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Luzon....

 2020-04-04 06:22 

Manila Bulletin

Duterte: Only the military, police can '#OustDuterte'...

President Duterte reiterated that there was no need for the people to go out into the streets and chant "Oust Duterte" because he only needed the military and the police to say the word and he would step down from the presidency....

 2020-04-04 06:18 

Manila Bulletin

GrabExpress expands to Iloilo, Davao, Pampanga, and Bacolod...

Grab Philippines has expanded the presence of its delivery service to provinces in a bid to help people outside Metro Manila access their basic needs despite the ongoing quarantine period....

 2020-04-04 06:11 

Manila Bulletin

CRN warns against violations against children during ECQ...

The Child Rights Network (CRN), the largest alliance of organizations that uphold children's rights legislation in the Philippines, is extremely concerned over reports of violations made against children in the implementation of the enhanced community...

 2020-04-04 06:07 

Manila Bulletin

Application forms for financial aid to be released to qualified beneficiaries in each barangay under ECQ...

The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Saturday confirmed that the qualified beneficiaries of the financial assistance offered by the government in the wake of the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) will receive their social...

 2020-04-04 05:59 

Manila Bulletin

Filipino crew member of Grand Princess succumbs to COVID-19...

A Filipino sailor from the Grand Princess cruise ship has succumbed to COVID-19, the Philippine Consulate in San Francisco bared Saturday....

 2020-04-04 05:56 

Manila Bulletin

Samar representative seeks creation of COVID-free zones...

Samar 1st district Rep. Edgar Mary Sarmiento is proposing a modification of the Luzon-wide Enhanced Community Quarantine to pave the way for the creation of "COVID-free zones"...

 2020-04-04 05:49 

Manila Bulletin

Pangilinan et al bail out protesters detained for staging QC rally...

The family of Senator Francis Pangilinan has offered to shoulder the bail of the 21 Sitio San Roque residents arrested by Quezon City police....

 2020-04-04 05:42 

Manila Bulletin

DENR suspends restrictions on transfer of wood and forest products...

Wood materials that are needed for the construction of facilities for coronavirus cases and transport of food products will be exempted from the government's suspension of the transfer of forest products and wildlife species nationwide....

 2020-04-04 05:38 

Manila Bulletin

Pasig residents told to stay home as confirmed COVID-19 cases jump to 105...

Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto has reiterated his call to his constituents to stay home as the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in the city jumped to 105....

 2020-04-04 05:36 

Manila Bulletin

DOH reports over 19,000 COVID-19 tests conducted...

The Department of Health (DOH) on Saturday said that over 19,000 people nationwide were already tested for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)....

 2020-04-04 05:03 

Manila Bulletin

Trump fires intelligence official who had key impeachment role...

President Donald Trump announced Friday he was firing a senior intelligence official who had a central role in the complaint last August that sparked the impeachment trial of the US leader....

 2020-04-04 04:56 

Manila Bulletin

Asian Hospital warns vs. fake solicitors...

The Asian Hospital and Medical Center on Saturday, April 4, warned the public against persons claiming to be working for the institution and soliciting assistance pertaining to the ongoing campaign against the COVID-19 pandemic....

 2020-04-04 04:42 

Manila Bulletin

Muntinlupa to tag COVID-19 positive areas as red zones...

The Muntinlupa City government will designate areas with confirmed coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases as red zones as the number of people infected with the virus surged to 57....

 2020-04-04 04:32 

Manila Bulletin

Davao Region reports 8 new confirmed COVID-19 cases...

The Department of Health (DOH)-Davao reported eight new confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the region, bringing to 69 the total number of cases in the region, as of April 2....

 2020-04-04 04:29 

Manila Bulletin

Davao City placed under ECQ until April 19...

The city will be placed under the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) starting Saturday after Mayor Sara Duterte signed on Thursday, April 2, Executive Order No. 23 providing the guidelines of an enhanced community quarantine in the city....

 2020-04-04 04:28 

Manila Bulletin

UK Labour to unveil new leader to replace Corbyn...

Britain's main opposition Labour party on Saturday unveils a new leader who will take the helm of a defeated and divided party in the midst of the coronavirus crisis....

 2020-04-04 04:28 

Manila Bulletin

Bacoor reports 2 new COVID-19 cases; total now at 22...

IMUS CITY, Cavite - Bacoor City now has 22 coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) cases with the latest inclusion of two patients, the local government reported on Saturday, April 4....

 2020-04-04 04:27 

Manila Bulletin

Mati's 2 COVID-19 patients cleared...

The two residents of Mati City, who were the first patients to have tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) more than a week ago, are now cleared of the virus....

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