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Stranded folk from Western Visayas may now go home

09/17/2020

ILOILO CITY, Iloilo, Philippines — Stranded residents from Western Visayas can now go home after the national task force overseeing the government response to the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) partially lifted the suspension of travel to the…

Palace on COVID-19 crisis: The worst is over

Darry John Esguerra 09/16/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang believes that the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic is over even as the confirmed cases of coronavirus infections in the Philippines continue to increase by thousands on a daily basis. Presidential spokesperson Harry…

Youth, elderly told to defer voter registration as coronavirus  threat lingers

Cathrine Gonzales 09/11/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The commander of the Joint Task Force COVID Shield on Friday, September 11, 2020, discouraged qualified youngsters and the elderly from registering as voters for the May 2022 elections due to the lingering coronavirus…

Pemberton pardon right, fair – Locsin

Dona Pazzibungan 09/10/2020

MANILA, Philippines — In a series of tweets on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. expressed sympathy for former US Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton and defended President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to grant the American…

Critics see red in Manila Bay’s ‘white sand’ makeover

Krixia Subingsubing 09/04/2020

MANILA, Philippines — After undergoing a major cleanup and losing much of its technicolor garbage last year, Manila Bay is getting a ”white” makeover. But environmentalists and fisherfolk groups are seeing red instead, questioning the latest project…

Duterte in ‘good state of health,’ says Duque

Cathrine Gonzales 09/03/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Health Secretary Francisco Duque III assured on Thursday, September 3, 2020, that President Rodrigo Duterte is in a “good state of health” despite his earlier admission that his Barrett’s esophagus condition is worsening and…

2,218 new COVID-19 cases push PH total tally to 226,440

Katrina Hallare 09/02/2020

  MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines now has 226,440 new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases after an additional 2,218 infections were recorded by the Department of Health (DOH). In its latest data released Wednesday, the DOH said that…

Mayor Labella: ‘Business is hurting in Cebu City’

Cathrine Gonzales - INQUIRER.net 07/02/2020

  MANILA, Philippines – Businesses in Cebu City are “hurting” amid the imposition of enhanced community quarantine in the area to curtail the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019, its mayor said on Thursday. “Business is hurting…

DOH: No scientific evidence ‘tuob’ can kill virus causing COVID-19

Katrina Hallare 06/26/2020

MANILA, Philippines — There is no scientific evidence that the practice of “tuob” or steam inhalation can kill SARS-COV-2, the coronavirus that causes serious respiratory ailment COVID-19, the Department of Health (DOH) clarified Thursday. In an online press…

Lacson says he’s open to amendments in anti-terror bill once enacted into law

Katrina Hallare 06/25/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson on Wednesday said that the Senate is open to introducing amendments to the anti-terror bill once it is enacted into law. “Definitely. We can introduce amendments or further amend the…

2 PMA cadets, 3 doctors indicted for murder in 2019 death of Dormitorio

Tetch Torres-Tupas, Vincent Cabreza - Philippine Daily Inquirer 06/25/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Baguio City Prosecutors Office has found a basis to file criminal charges against Philippine Military Academy (PMA) cadets involved in the 2019 death of Cadet 4th Class Darwin Dormitorio. In a 66-page resolution dated…

DBM: P355 billion spent so far for COVID-19 response

Krissy Aguilar 06/24/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine government has so far spent P355 billion for its response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) said Wednesday. “Sa kabuuan, as of today, ang nagagastos…

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