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 2020-05-07 03:35 

Manila Bulletin

Cebu maps out TF New Normal's key functions under GCQ...

CEBU CITY — Cebu province's Task Force New Normal will have six key functions once the province is downgraded from Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) to General Community Quarantine (GCQ)....

 2020-05-07 03:34 

Manila Bulletin

At least 50 infected with coronavirus at Mexican retirement home...

At least 47 residents and three workers have been infected with coronavirus at a retirement home in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, authorities said on Wednesday, in one of the biggest outbreaks yet reported in the country....

 2020-05-07 03:26 

Manila Bulletin

NegOr enforces strict guidelines on residents returning home from ECQ areas...

DUMAGUETE CITY — The Province of Negros Oriental has set up guidelines for its returning residents from areas placed under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) as the provincial Inter-Agency Task Force-Emerging Infectious Disease (IATF-EID) cannot de...

 2020-05-07 03:20 

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Bacolod seeks clear guidelines from national IATF on repatriation of OFWs...

BACOLOD CITY - Mayor Evelio Leonardia has appealed to the National Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Emerging Infectious Diseases for a more rational system of repatriating overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) bound for Bacolod City....

 2020-05-07 03:19 

Manila Bulletin

Bacolod lifts lock down of COVID-19 area...

BACOLOD CITY - Mayor Evelio Leonardia on Thursday ordered the lifting of the lock down in Purok Sabes, Barangay Villamonte here where Patient No. 8, tagged as the second coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) fatality here, lived....

 2020-05-07 03:18 

Manila Bulletin

Barangay Mauway in Mandaluyong to be placed under lockdown...

Another barangay in Mandaluyong City is set to be placed under lockdown, as the week-long "total lockdown" in some portions of Barangay Addition Hills began on Thursday....

 2020-05-07 03:14 

Manila Bulletin

Isolated rain showers expected as LPA nears PH...

A low pressure area (LPA) east of the country will likely enter the Philippine area of responsibility between Thursday evening and Friday morning, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)....

 2020-05-07 03:04 

Manila Bulletin

DOST donates specimen collection booth for COVID-19 in Region 1...

SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Region 1 has provided seven units of Specimen Collection Booth (SCB) for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to four medical centers in the region on Thursday, May 7....

 2020-05-07 03:04 

Manila Bulletin

Netizens decry shutdown of ABS-CBN, others praise it...

Many Filipinos were in an uproar after the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) issued a cease and desist order against TV and broadcasting network ABS-CBN on May 5....

 2020-05-07 02:58 

Manila Bulletin

2 Navy vessels to pick up stranded Filipinos, face masks in India...

Two Philippine Navy warships are now docked in India to pick up the initial batch of one million face masks that will be used in the Philippine's fight against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)....

 2020-05-07 02:54 

Manila Bulletin

Non-SAP beneficiaries in Eastern Samar to get aid from provincial gov't...

TACLOBAN CITY At least 30,000 families not qualified for the social amelioration program (SAP) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Eastern Samar province will receive cash assistance from the provincial government....

 2020-05-07 02:53 

Manila Bulletin

PROCOR commends SAP beneficiaries who waived cash aid for other families...

CAMP DANGWA, Benguet The Police Regional Office-Cordillera (PRO-COR) has commended some of the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) beneficiaries in Cordillera for waiving their financial assistance from the government so this can be distributed to other fam...

 2020-05-07 02:49 

Manila Bulletin

Police teams to monitor POGOs to ensure that they follow regulations...

Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Ao on Thursday assured that the full force of the law will be applied to errant Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO) found to be non-compliant with the rules and regulations....

 2020-05-07 02:40 

Manila Bulletin

Military distributes aid to former NPA nemesis...

DAVAO CITY The officers and members of the 10th Infantry Division (ID) Multi-Sector Advisory and Action Group (MSAAG) distributed food packs to the former members of New People's Army (NPA) at the headquarters of the 701st Infantry Brigade in Mati Cit...

 2020-05-07 02:33 

Manila Bulletin

DepEd must shorten school year, promote learners during emergencies Tolentino...

A bill allowing the Department of Education (DepEd) to shorten the school year and mass-promote students in time of emergencies has been filed in the Senate....

 2020-05-07 02:26 

Manila Bulletin

Radio Veritas, Catholic schools rally behind ABS-CBN...

Church-run Radio Veritas and several Catholic institutions have rallied behind ABS-CBN after the network was forced to shut down Tuesday due to an expired franchise....

 2020-05-07 02:25 

Manila Bulletin

Ban on carcinogenic cosmetics pushed...

An environmental group has urged the Philippine government to enforce stricter regulations on cosmetic products and their sellers to ensure consumers' safety, particularly against cancer-causing ingredients....

 2020-05-07 02:24 

Manila Bulletin

Entry of returning 50,000 residents on hold until Baguio City OKs health protocols — Magalong...

BAGUIO CITY - The city's program for returning Baguio residents (RBR) is being put on hold while preparations and health protocols are still being finalized....

 2020-05-07 02:16 

Manila Bulletin

US gives $5.9 M additional funds to PH in the fight against COVID-19...

The United States is providing an additional Php298 million ($5.9 million) to help the Philippines in its fight against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), bringing the total amount of US government's pandemic assistance to the Philippines to mor...

 2020-05-07 02:07 

Manila Bulletin

Manay Gina's face shields and face masks trending among market vendors...

DAGUPAN CITY --- The hand-made and washable face masks and face shields created by former congresswoman Manay Gina de Venecia are now trending among market vendors in the 4th district of Pangasinan....

 2020-05-07 02:01 

Manila Bulletin

Gatchalian cites safety and well-being of construction workers...

The government and its contractors should ensure the safety and well-being of construction workers as they consider the resumption of big-ticket infrastructure projects under the Duterte administration's "Build, Build, Build" flagship program....

 2020-05-07 01:57 

Manila Bulletin

1,219 beneficiaries receive TUPAD BKBK salary in Surigao del Sur...

BUTUAN CITY The regional office of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) reported on Thursday that the 1,219 beneficiaries in the province of Surigao del Sur already received their salary from Tulong Pangkabuhayan para sa Displaced/ Disadvantage (...

 2020-05-07 01:51 

Manila Bulletin

Imee wants to reward good Samaritans with tax breaks...

Senator Imee R. Marcos, chairwoman of the Senate economic affairs committee, has introduced a measure seeking to reward good Samaritans who emerged during the coronavirus outbreak....

 2020-05-07 01:51 

Manila Bulletin

Iloilo, Negros Occidental LGUs lauded for COVID-19 responses...

ILOILO CITY — The local government units (LGUs) of the provinces of Iloilo and Negros Occidental have been cited for their programs in addressing the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)....

 2020-05-07 01:47 

Manila Bulletin

DSWD: SAP distribution already 75-percent complete...

By Charissa Luci-Atienza The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said on Thursday, May 7 that 13.5 million low-income families or 75 percent of the 18 million households targeted to receive the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) subsidy hav...

 2020-05-07 01:40 

Manila Bulletin

11-hours power interruption to hit 9 parts of La Union...

SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union - The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) announced that an 11-hour power interruption will hit nine parts of La Union on Sunday, May 10....

 2020-05-07 01:34 

Manila Bulletin

3rd baby found positive for COVID-19...

DAVAO CITY -- The Department of Health (DOH) 11 confirmed on Wednesday night that another baby here was found positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)....

 2020-05-07 01:34 

Manila Bulletin

UST Hospital apologizes to PhilHealth, says campus paper blew issue 'out of proportion'...

The University of Santo Tomas Hospital (USTH) apologized to the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) after saying that the P180 million that the state insurer owes them was partly to blame for their financial losses....

 2020-05-07 01:32 

Manila Bulletin

Davao del Norte town intensifies contact tracing of suspected COVID-19 cases...

DAVAO CITY —The municipal government of Santo Tomas, Davao del Norte has intensified its contact tracing after it announced that a resident might be infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)....

 2020-05-07 01:29 

Manila Bulletin

Tolentino defends senators' accomplishments in gov't response to COVID-19 pandemic...

By Vanne Elaine Terrazola Senator Francis Tolentino has defended the Senate against criticisms that its members were doing nothing amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Tolentino delivered on Wednesday a privilege speech addressing anew claims on the Senate's s...

 2020-05-07 01:23 

Manila Bulletin

Confession via Zoom not allowed Bishop Pabillo...

Confession via Zoom teleconferencing and telephone are not allowed in the Archdiocese of Manila despite the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic....

 2020-05-07 01:22 

Manila Bulletin

Zambo Norte is pilot area for 'Balik Probinsya' program...

DAVAO CITY The Province of Zamboanga del Norte will be the first rural resettlement model for informal urban dwellers who would like to join the "Balik Probinsya, Balik Pag-asa" Program (BPBPP) that was already signed by President Rodrigo Duterte ...

 2020-05-07 01:19 

Manila Bulletin

'Balik Probinsya' will make distribution of gov't aid efficient — Go...

Senator Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go today said that the proposed "Balik Probinsya" (Back to the Province) program could help make the delivery of government assistance more efficient especially during crisis periods such as the current ...

 2020-05-07 01:15 

Manila Bulletin

4.1-magnitude quake hits Davao Occidental...

BUTUAN CITY - A 4.1-magnitude earthquake hit Sarangani, Davao Occidental early Thursday morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported....

 2020-05-07 01:09 

Manila Bulletin

Belgian, U.S. scientists look to llama in search for COVID-19 treatment...

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A llama called Winter could prove useful in the hunt for a treatment for COVID-19, according to U.S. and Belgian scientists who have identified a tiny particle that appears to block the new coronavirus....

 2020-05-07 01:08 

Manila Bulletin

Health sector needs BBB-style boost Hataman...

Basilian lone district Rep. Mujiv Hataman is the latest House official to urge government to restart "Build, Build, Build (BBB)" efforts once quarantine rules allow it, but his appeal is specifically geared toward propping up the overloaded health...

 2020-05-07 01:03 

Manila Bulletin

US military killed 132 civilians globally in 2019: Pentagon...

One hundred thirty-two civilians were killed last year in US global military operations, the army said Wednesday, a number far lower than those published by NGOs....

 2020-05-07 01:01 

Manila Bulletin

UK study finds higher risk of virus deaths for ethnic minorities...

The risk of dying from coronavirus is two to three times higher for England's black and minority ethnic communities, according to an academic analysis of health service data reported Thursday....

 2020-05-07 00:58 

Manila Bulletin

Nearly 1 in 5 US children left hungry since virus crisis: study...

Nearly a fifth of young children in the United States are not getting enough to eat since the coronavirus pandemic erupted, according to research out Wednesday highlighting the broader health impact of the crisis....

 2020-05-06 21:31 

Manila Bulletin

South Korea returns largely to normal as outbreak controlled...

South Korea returned largely to normal Wednesday as workers went back to offices, and museums and libraries reopened under eased social distancing rules after new coronavirus cases dropped to a trickle....

 2020-05-06 21:29 

Manila Bulletin

Pompeo has no evidence about virus lab leak: China...

China hit back Wednesday at US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo over his claims that the coronavirus originated in a laboratory in Wuhan, saying he "doesn't have any" evidence....

 2020-05-06 21:28 

Manila Bulletin

The Wuhan lab at the heart of the US-China virus spat...

The Chinese laboratory accused by top American officials of being the source of the coronavirus pandemic conducts research on the world's most dangerous diseases....

 2020-05-06 21:27 

Manila Bulletin

France reports 278 new coronavirus deaths...

France on Wednesday reported 278 new deaths from coronavirus but also announced a steep fall in the number of hospital patients, as the country prepares to gradually ease its lockdown....

 2020-05-06 21:23 

Manila Bulletin

Trump says coronavirus crisis 'worse than Pearl Harbor' or 9/11...

President Donald Trump on Wednesday said that fallout from the novel coronavirus pandemic has hit the United States harder than Pearl Harbor in World War II or the 9/11 attacks....

 2020-05-06 21:21 

Manila Bulletin

Five-year-old pulled over in US while driving to California...

A police officer in the western US state of Utah was stunned after stopping what he thought was an impaired driver on a highway only to find a five-year-old behind the wheel....

 2020-05-06 21:20 

Manila Bulletin

Invest now to fight next pandemic, says WHO...

By Agence France-Presse The World Health Organization on Wednesday urged countries to invest in getting their healthcare systems fit to fight the next pandemic rather than scrambling around in panic when it hits. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said ...

 2020-05-06 21:19 

Manila Bulletin

China's UN envoy: beat virus before probing its origins...

China will not invite international experts to investigate the source of COVID-19 until the "final victory" over the virus, Beijing's UN ambassador in Geneva said Wednesday....

 2020-05-06 21:17 

Manila Bulletin

US demands WHO invite Taiwan to meeting...

The United States on Wednesday urged the World Health Organization to defy Chinese pressure and invite Taiwan to its annual meeting, which will discuss the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-05-06 21:17 

Manila Bulletin

UK could start easing virus lockdown next week: PM...

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Wednesday he could begin to ease Britain's nationwide coronavirus lockdown next week, but warned he would do nothing to risk a new surge of cases....

 2020-05-06 18:19 

Manila Bulletin

Spain extends coronavirus state of emergency for two weeks...

MADRID- Spain has extended the state of emergency imposed to combat the coronavirus pandemic for two more weeks from Sunday, allowing the government to control people's movements as it gradually relaxes a national lockdown....

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