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172 Manila barangays COVID-free since Sep.t 1 

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Manila Mayor Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso said 172 barangays in the city have remained COVID-free since September 1. "Nananatili pong zero ang COVID infections sa 172 na barangays sa lungsod, sana po ay ma-maintain nila ito sa pam...

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'Pepito' intensifies as it nears Luzon

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Tropical Depression Pepito intensified and continues to bring rain over most parts of the country, the weather bureau said in  a report by Philippine News Agency. Pepito now packs maximum sustained winds of 55 kph near the center, and...

VCO shows potential vs. COVID-19

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Experiments have found that compounds from coconut oil and virgin coconut oil (VCO) decreased coronavirus count by 60 percent to 90 percent at low viral load, according to the Department of Science and Technology in  a report by GMA News. This ...

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DFA closes NCR-East office in Megamall 

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The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said its National Capital Region-East consular office located in SM Megamall will be closed on Monday, Sept. 28 for disinfection, according to a report by GMA News.

It will also use the time to implement preventive measures against COVID-19, the DFA said in a statement on Sunday.

Regular operations will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 29.

The DFA said applicants affected by the consular office's temporary closure must secure another appointment.

They may send an email to with the required information: name, date of birth, original appointment date and time and preferred date and time of new appointment.

"The preferred new appointment may be on any working day (Monday to Friday) from 29 September to 29 October 2020 during the CO’s regular operation hours (10:00AM to 5:00PM)," the DFA said.

Those who need emergency or urgent consular services meanwhile were advised to send an email to

The DFA appealed for the public's understanding and cooperation regarding the matter.

The number of COVID-19 cases in the country rose to 304,226 on Sunday after the Department of Health announced 2,995 new infections, marking the sixth straight day in which less than 3,000 new cases were reported.

Total recoveries jumped to 252,510 while the death toll climbed to 5,344.

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