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Villar Group to transform PICC halls into health facilities

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The Villar Group is working with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and EEI for the conversion of the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) Forum Halls 1 to 3 into a much-needed facility for the treatment of coronavirus di...

Las Pinas gives P1,000 to 10,000 trike, pedicab drivers

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Las Pinas City distributed P1,000 cash assistance to 10,000 tricycle and padyak (pedicab) drivers in the city. Mayor Imelda Aguilar said that the P1,000 cash given is part of the city government’s support to those in the informal workers secto...

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Congressman calls for early release of mid-year bonus to gov't employees

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A lawmaker asked the government to release the mid-year bonus to its 1.6 million workers by next week amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) crisis. Anakalusugan Rep. Mike Defensor made the call following the Department of Budget and Management&rsq...

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Nograles defends Duterte’s claim about Covid-19 being airborne

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Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles defended President Rodrigo Duterte's claim about the novel coronavirus being airborne. Nograles said the president was merely citing a Japanese-produced documentary when he said that the 2019 coronavirus disease (Covid-19) was airborne. Duterte, in a public add...

Task Force sets up 107 dedicated control points for cargo travel

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The Joint Task Force Corona Virus Shield (JTF CV Shield) said it set up 107 Dedicated Control Points (DCPs) nationwide for cargo vehicles following the extension of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Luzon until April 30. Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, JTF CV Shield head, said the DCPs, w...

Gov't asked to tap reservists for Covid-19 activities

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A congressman asked the government to mobilize some reservists of the uniformed armed services to augment the manpower responding to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) emergency. "I recommend to the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF), the Department of National Defense, and the Department of ...

DOH launches hotline for free medical consultations

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Metro Manila residents are encouraged to avail of free medical consultation through a 24/7 hotline, according to the Department of Health (DOH). They may contact 02-8424-1724 for COVID-19 medical advice and health concerns unrelated to the virus, the agency said in a statement. The free telemedi...

NFA to keep warehouses open during Holy Week

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The National Food Authority (NFA) said its offices and warehouses will remain open during the Holy Week. NFA Administrator Judy Carol L. Dansal said the move is to continuously serve the rice withdrawals of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and local government units (LGUs) to...

DOJ to pursue case against Pimentel

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Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Tuesday said his department will pursue the complaint against Senator Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III "as soon as possible". "I understand that today (Tuesday), the Prosecutor General will designate the state prosecutor who will handle Sen...

How to make the most out of pantry staples

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The Maya Kitchen shares easy ways to jazz up what you have in your pantry. The kitchen has never been busier now that everyone’s staying at home. The thing is, options have also been limited with the community quarantine in place.  With most of us stocking up on canned and instant food f...

Salceda proposes assistance to 90% of population

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The chairman of the House ways and means committee proposed a universal basic income approach that would cover 90 percent of the country’s population. Albay Rep. Joey Salceda said the UBI approach proposes that “all Filipinos except those in the top 10 percent” of the population w...

Quiapo Church cancels Black Nazarene procession on Good Friday

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An official of the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene popularly known as Quiapo Church on Wednesday said there will be no procession of the image on Good Friday due to the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Luzon. “Hindi na muna (tuloy ang procession) [The procession won't push thro...

Filipinos have steady Internet connection amid quarantine

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Internet access in the Philippines remains stable despite a few slowdowns during peak hours as many Filipinos are surfing the web while staying at home during the quarantine period, according to the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT). DICT Undersecretary Eliseo Rio ...

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