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Pinangunahan ni Chief Implementor National Action Plan Againts Covid-19 Secretary Carlito Galvez kasama si Parañaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez ang isinagawang kauna-unahang pagbibigay ng Special Amelioration Prog­ram Baya­nihan fund na tulong laban sa COVID-19 kama­kalawa ng hapon sa Brgy. Vitalez sa Parañaque City. [...]
Sat, Apr 04, 2020 4:00:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Inihayag ni Philippine National Police-Deputy Chief for Operations Police Lieutenant General Guillermo Eleazar, na umaabot na sa 77,776 ang lumabag sa ipinatutupad na enhanced community quarantine batay sa pinakahuling ulat na kanilang natanggap. [...]
Sat, Apr 04, 2020 4:00:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Nagsanib na ng puwer­sa ang Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office at PhilHealth upang matiyak na mabibigyan ng ayuda ang mga coronavirus ­disease-2019patients sa kanilang mga bayarin sa pagpapagamot. [...]
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Patay ang isang preso, habang isa pa ang nilalapatan ng lunas sa Pasay City Ge­neral Hospital matapos magkasunod na mag-collapse sa loob ng Station Investigation Detective Management Unit detention facility ng Pasay City Police, kahapon ng umaga. [...]
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Nabawasan ng bahagya ang water level sa Angat dam sa Bulacan. [...]
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Holy Week rites led by Pope Francis
Where: Vatican News English on YouTube (with English translations) or EWTN.com where the Pope has daily Masses at 1 p.m., including Sundays. All schedules are Manila time.

April 5, Palm Sunday: Mass at 5 p.m.

April 9, Maundy Thursday: Mass of the Lord’s Supper, 11:59 p.m.

April [...]

Sat, Apr 04, 2020 9:15:00 PM, Continue reading at the source

The food industry landscape has changed massively since the implementation of the enhanced community quarantine in Luzon to contain the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Restaurants have been forced to close but the creative restaurateurs have converted their service to deliveries.

Bar Pintxos, for instance, started offering for takeout their well-loved boquerones, gambas [...]

Sat, Apr 04, 2020 9:10:00 PM, Continue reading at the source

Despite repeated appeals from national agencies to local government units (LGUs) to allow the movement of all goods and services related to food production, the country’s biggest seed organization reported that the transport of seeds continued to be hampered in various checkpoints, thereby delaying the start of the planting season.

The [...]

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has gained a great deal of political capital this week as he displayed clarity of thought in dealing with the coronavirus epidemic that has so far affected 102,863 in the state, more than a third of all 278,459 cases in the United States. Many Americans [...]
Sat, Apr 04, 2020 9:04:00 PM, Continue reading at the source

The Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) has granted a 30-day grace period for all loans under its speed public utility vehicle (PUV) program. The bank announced the provisions as in line with the implementing rules and regulations of the Bayanihan to Heal As One Act. Under new conditions, those [...]

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The majority of Cabinet members have pledged to give up 75 percent of their monthly salaries to help the government in its efforts to fight the coronavirus disease 2019 in the country, Secretary to the Cabinet Karlo Nograles said yesterday. [...]
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Human rights lawyer Chel Diokno received heaps of insults from President Duterte on Friday night as the Chief Executive released his outburst over the lawyer’s criticisms of the administration’s handling of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. [...]
Sat, Apr 04, 2020 4:00:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
A ranking official of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority and a Cabinet official during the administration of former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo have succumbed to the coronavirus disease 2019. [...]
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The national task force against the coronavirus disease 2019 is studying whether the enhanced community quarantine in Luzon to stop the spread of the virus could be extended for a maximum of 15 days beyond the April 12 deadline. [...]
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Beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program were among the first to receive the cash aid provided by the government for those affected by the measures imposed in response to the coronavirus disease 2019 outbreak. [...]
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