Using Korea-made COVID-19 kit, Pacquiao tests negative

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2020 22:51:57 +0000

By Nick Giongco         Sen. Manny Pacquiao tested negative for the coronavirus using a kit that came from Korea. The test was done on Friday, just hours after Dasmariñas Village in Makati City sent him a letter asking that he and his family and household staff impose self-quarantine procedures. The letter detailed […]

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100-day action plan vs COVID readied

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2020 07:49:56 +0000

By GENALYN D. KABILING With the safety and welfare of Filipinos as the main priority, the government has readied an initial 100-day action plan, including enhancing the county’s healthcare system, to address the coronavirus pandemic. Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation, and Unity Carlito Galvez Jr. said the government aims to “flatten the curve” or stop […]

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AFP chief has COVID-19

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2020 07:48:22 +0000

By MARTIN A. SADONGDONG Gen.  Felimon Santos Jr., chief of staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease-2019, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana disclosed yesterday. Lorenzana said Santos informed him that he has acquired the dreaded disease. “This morning (Friday) I was informed by CSAFP Gen. Santos that […]

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4 nabbed for selling overpriced substandard face masks

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2020 06:01:32 +0000

BACOLOD CITY – About 1,000 substandard face masks were seized, following the arrest of four persons in an entrapment operation at Boloc Boloc, Sibulan, Negros Oriental on Thursday for allegedly selling overpriced items. Police identified the suspects as Roseshel Bartolata, 24, and Neil Bryan Bartolata, 24, both of Amlan town; and Junrey Sido, 23; and […]

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Koko faces raps for defying protocol

Credit to Author: Jan Arcilla| Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2020 16:35:32 +0000

Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel 3rd shopped at an upscale supermarket at Bonifacio Global City (BGC) in Taguig City despite placing himself in self-quarantine after experiencing the symptoms of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). S&R Membership Shopping on Thursday confirmed that Pimentel was in its BGC branch on March 16. The senator is already facing a torrent […]

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Cebu placed under enhanced community quarantine

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2020 08:06:55 +0000

By CALVIN CORDOVA CEBU CITY – Cebu has been placed under a state of enhanced community quarantine in a move that Gov.  Gwendolyn Garcia described as an “extreme decision” in the fight against the dreaded novel coronavirus disease-2019. Garcia issued Executive Order No. 5-N last Wednesday night that placed the province under ECQ “effective immediately.” […]

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COVID-19 claims 9th PH doctor

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2020 08:03:38 +0000

By JOSEPH ALMER PEDRAJAS Nine Filipino doctors serving in the country have succumbed  to the novel coronavirus disease-2019, a former official of the Philippine Medical Association said yesterday. Dr. Dennis de Guzman, former assistant secretary general of the PMA, said the ninth and the latest fatality from medical workers was Dr. Sally Gatchalian, president of […]

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8,000 cops on standby for coronavirus response

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2020 08:03:23 +0000

The Philippine National Police has placed at least 8,000 policemen on standby for any eventuality in the government’s response to the novel coronavirus disease-2019. Police Lt. Gen. Guillermo Lorenzo Eleazar, PNP deputy chief for operations, said the police’s standby force will be tapped mostly for the implementation of the strict guidelines on home quarantine amid […]

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