Pandacan village placed on lockdown

Credit to Author: John Eric Mendoza| Date: Sun, 31 May 2020 03:16:21 +0000

Manila Mayor Francisco ‘Isko Moreno’ Domagoso placed Barangay 847 in Pandacan district under 48-hour enhanced community quarantine to stem the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in the area. The mayor issued the order upon request of village officials. The 48-hour lockdown will take effect on Monday. “The [village] chairman requested for the lockdown. We […]

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Diaz, Ramirez thankful despite PSC allowance cut

Credit to Author: Josef T. Ramos, TMT| Date: Sun, 31 May 2020 01:22:49 +0000

RIO Olympics weightlifting silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz said on Saturday that she remained thankful to the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) despite the 50-percent reduction of allowances for athletes and coaches due to the pandemic. Diaz, the 2019 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games and the 2018 Asian Games gold medalist, told The Manila Times on Saturday through […]

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PH Covid-19 cases breach 17,000 

Credit to Author: Jan Arcilla| Date: Sat, 30 May 2020 13:28:12 +0000

THE Department of Health (DoH) on Saturday reported that 590 more individuals contracted coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in the country, bringing the nationwide count to 17,224. According to DoH’s bulletin, 338 were “late cases”’ or were only validated today, but were recorded from four days ago and beyond. The remaining  252 are considered “fresh cases” or […]

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Number coding still suspended next week — MMDA

Credit to Author: Jan Arcilla| Date: Sat, 30 May 2020 05:56:59 +0000

THE number coding scheme in Metro Manila will remain suspended for next week even if the capital transitions to a more relaxed general community quarantine (GCQ), the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said Saturday. “Number Coding Scheme is still lifted for next week, June 1 to 5, 2020,” MMDA spokesman Assistant Secretary Celine Pialago told […]

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Palace: Duterte back to Davao City amid easing of lockdown

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Sat, 30 May 2020 05:43:26 +0000

President Rodrigo Duterte returned to his hometown Davao City as Metro Manila is set to further ease its lockdown measures to the general community quarantine (GCQ). Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr., during a virtual press briefing on Saturday, said Duterte left for Davao on Friday to be with his family this weekend. “Kahapon po umalis […]

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Cebu City, Mandaue City to shift to GCQ on June 1

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Sat, 30 May 2020 05:26:47 +0000

The cities of Cebu and Mandaue in Central Visayas will also shift to a more relaxed general community quarantine (GCQ) along with the rest of the region on June 1, Malacañang announced on Saturday. In a virtual press briefing, Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for Emerging Infectious Diseases agreed […]

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Barbershops, salons allowed to re-open on June 7 – Palace

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Sat, 30 May 2020 05:17:31 +0000

The government has now allowed the reopening of barbershops and salons  in areas under general community quarantine (GCQ) beginning June 7, Malacañang announced on Saturday. In a virtual press briefing, Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases approved the opening of barbershops and salons […]

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Año to LGUs: Deploy more police, tanod to enforce health measures

Credit to Author: Darwin Pesco| Date: Sat, 30 May 2020 03:51:36 +0000

LOCAL government units (LGUs) should deploy more policemen and watchmen (tanod) in public to enforce health protocols, Interior Secretary Eduardo Año said on Saturday. According to Año, as many areas, including Metro Manila, will be placed under general community quarantine (GCQ). It is the main responsibility of the LGUs to assure the health and safety […]

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SWS: More Filipinos used money earned from jobs than cash aid

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Sat, 30 May 2020 03:50:57 +0000

MORE Filipinos use money earned from their jobs than cash aid to purchase basic needs in their households amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, according to the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey. The mobile phone survey, conducted from May 4 to 10 among 4,010 respondents, showed 45 percent of Filipino families use money […]

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Gatchalian seeks safe LPG use as families stay home due to pandemic

Credit to Author: Javier J. Ismael| Date: Sat, 30 May 2020 03:50:26 +0000

SEN. Sherwin Gatchalian, chairman of the Senate energy committee, is pushing for the passage of  a proposed measure that seeks to streamline existing laws and regulations overseeing the domestic Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) industry. Gatchalian’s Senate Bill (SB) 1188, or the proposed LPG Act, will govern the entire LPG industry as he sounded the alarm […]

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