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QC site to test Grab drivers, delivery-partners for virus

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Grab Philippines, the National Taskforce on COVID-19 and the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) launched a RT-PCR testing site for the company’s driver- and delivery-partners in Metro Manila. The testing site is located in Quezo...

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Red tape hounds telco industry, says Poe

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President Rodrigo Duterte should also reprimand government regulators such as the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) as red tape continues to be an issue in processing cellular towers across the Philippines, according to Senator Grace Poe-L...

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Pasig hires more than 200 contact tracers 

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Pasig City trained more than 200 contact tracers to ramp up its capability of tracing those exposed to confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). During the period of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), Mayor Vico Sotto said personnel o...

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Taguig allows outdoor exercise

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Taguig City has allowed outdoor exercise in the duration of the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) but limited to one member per household, who can “go out of their homes to exercise within their respective barangay.” The use of bikes is allowed in Taguig (Taguig City governm...

Restaurants, barbershops to be closed again under MECQ 

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As President Rodrigo Duterte reverts Metro Manila, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal to modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) from general community quarantine (GCQ), the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has reminded the public on the establishments that are closed under a stricter co...

Internet kiosks launched along España Boulevard 

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Thirty-four MNLKonek digital kiosks were unveiled along the stretch of España Boulevard in Sampaloc, Manila on August 3.  Each kiosk can provide up to 100 users with free internet access with a speed of up to 200 mbps. The kiosks also have phone booths, charging stations, closed-circui...

Experts expects MECQ to slow virus transmission 

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An expert from the University of the Philippines (UP) expects the return of Metro Manila to modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) on August 4 to reduce the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). MECQ will limit public transport and work in some industries where virus transmissions re...

Muntinlupa releases MECQ guidelines 

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Muntinlupa City has issued guidelines after President Duterte reverted Metro Manila to modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) starting August 4 to 18.  Muntinlupa Traffic Management Bureau (MTMB) chief Danidon Nolasco told Manila Bulletin  no jeepneys will be allowed to operate in ...

Sotto asks Pasig residents to stay home

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Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto called on the public to observe health and safety measures as the number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the country continue to rise. “Punong-puno ang mga ospital sa rehiyon, public and private. (Hospitals in the region are at full capacity, both public...

IATF wants more Covid-19 beds in hospitals

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The government has ordered private and public hospitals to increase the number of beds allocated for coronavirus patients as the number of cases continued to increase in recent weeks, reaching more than 85,000 by the end of July. The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infec...

Caloocan's Barangay 132 under lockdown

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A barangay in Caloocan City will be placed under a seven-day lockdown starting August 2 after the city’s health department reported a surge in coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the area. Residents of Barangay 132, except exempted workers, will not be allowed to go out of their home...

Gatchalian wants transparency in nuclear energy plan

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Senator Sherwin Gatchalian called for transparency in the government’s plan to study the possibility of tapping nuclear energy as a long term-option for energy generation. “Transparency should be the guiding post from day one on the conduct of the study for the possible adoption of nucl...

22 facilities for mild virus cases to open in NCR

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The government will open 22 mega quarantine facilities for mild and asymptomatic Covid-19 patients in the National Capital Region (NCR). Vince Dizon, National Task Force against COVID-19 response deputy chief implementer, said the facilities would augment the current 2,700 hotel beds that the gover...

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