24 charged as police crack down on fake news

Credit to Author: Darwin Pesco| Date: Fri, 03 Apr 2020 16:16:37 +0000

The Philippine National Police (PNP) has filed charges against 24 persons for sharing fake news during the coronavirus emergency. PNP chief Gen. Archie Gamboa on Friday said 20 incidents of fake news had been recorded since the start of the enhanced community quarantine. Five persons had been arrested, he added without giving any names. Recently, […]

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Global Covid cases jump past 1 million

Credit to Author: Agence France-Presse| Date: Fri, 03 Apr 2020 16:14:00 +0000

NEW YORK: The number of confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases around the world soared past 1 million on Thursday (Friday in Manila) and deaths topped 50,000 as Europe reeled from the pandemic and the United States reported the highest daily death toll so far of any country. Despite more than half the planet imposing […]

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Wearing of masks mandatory – Palace

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Thu, 02 Apr 2020 16:16:15 +0000

The government has ordered all those living in areas placed under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) to wear face masks in public spaces to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), a Palace official said on Thursday. Cabinet Secretary Karlo Alexei Nograles said the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious […]

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Police to help DSWD dole out cash, food aid

Credit to Author: Franz Lewin Embudo| Date: Thu, 02 Apr 2020 16:15:52 +0000

THE Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said it would distribute cash aid to millions of poor Filipino families under the government’s social amelioration program. Social Welfare Secretary Rolando Bautista said P5,000 to P8,000 in cash would be doled out on top of food packs and other assistance per family for two months. He […]

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Yulo, Didal on Forbes ‘Under 30’ list

Credit to Author: Bernadette Tamayo| Date: Thu, 02 Apr 2020 16:13:59 +0000

FIVE Filipinos made it to the 2020 Forbes “30 Under 30 Asia” list, including gymnast Carlos Yulo, gold medalist at the 2019 FIG World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, and skateboarder Margielyn Didal. The three others were Francis Plaza, PayMongo founder; Louise Mabulo, The Cacao Project founder; and Breech Asher Harani, multimedia Artist of Alexandrite Pictures. Forbes on Thursday bared its fifth […]

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New York seeks help to fight virus

Credit to Author: Associated Press| Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 16:28:23 +0000

NEW YORK: New York’s governor urgently appealed for medical volunteers on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) amid a “staggering” number of coronavirus deaths, as he and health officials warned that the crisis unfolding in New York City is just a preview of what other United States communities could soon face. “Please come help us in New York now,” […]

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PICC, Rizal Sports Complex turned into quarantine facilities

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 16:22:38 +0000

The government plans to convert the Philippine International Convention Center and World Trade Center in Pasay City and the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in Manila into “fully functional quarantine facilities” amid the soaring cases of coronavirus disease, according to Cabinet Secretary Karlo Alexei Nograles. “The Department of Public Works and Highways, in cooperation with private entities, shall complete […]

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Pandemic far from over in Asia-Pacific – WHO

Credit to Author: Associated Press| Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 16:21:01 +0000

JAKARTA, Indonesia: The World Health Organization (WHO) warned that while attention has shifted to epicenters in Western Europe and North America, Covid-19 pandemic is “far from over” in The Asia-Pacific region. Urging governments at all levels in the region to stay engaged in efforts to combat the virus, WHO regional director for the Western Pacific, Dr. […]

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NCR poor to get P8,000 subsidy – lawmaker

Credit to Author: Divina Nova Joy Dela Cruz| Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 16:11:31 +0000

Poor families in the National Capital Region (NCR) will receive P8,000 under the emergency subsidy program (ESP), House ways and means committee and Albay Second District Rep. Jose Maria Clemente “Joey” Salceda said on Tuesday. Republic Act 11469 or the “Bayanihan to Heal as One Act” provides an emergency subsidy of P5,000 to P8,000 monthly for a span of […]

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PGH stops accepting PUIs

Credit to Author: John Eric Mendoza| Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 16:10:41 +0000

THE Philippine General Hospital (PGH) will no longer accept persons under investigation (PUIs) and patients with mild symptoms of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) to give priority to positive cases. Dr. Jonas del Rosario, the hospital’s spokesman, said the government hospital would only accept those with moderate to severe symptoms to avoid “overburdening” the facility. “Starting today (Tuesday) wala na pong PUI […]

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