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Ombudsman Suspends 8 PhilHealth Officials

Philippines Star

MANILA, Philippines The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the six-month preventive suspension of eight ranking officials of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) over the alleged anomalous implementation of the interim reimbursement mechanism or IRM program.

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PRC Resumes Swab Testing, Wants P.5 Billion In 3 Days

Philippines Star

MANILA, Philippines The Philippine Red Cross yesterday said the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. has about three days to pay the remaining P.5 billion it owes PRC for COVID-19 testing, a day after it agreed to resume testing services for the government and PhilHealth-covered patients. PRC chairman Sen.

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Some LGUs Seek Quarantine Status Change

Philippines Star

MANILA, Philippines Several local government units (LGUs) have appealed to have their quarantine status changed starting Nov. 1, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said yesterday. The DILG could not name which areas signified their appeal pending the go-signal from the....

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Blind

Philippines Star

When infections broke out in Melbourne, Australia, the authorities completely locked down the large city. Yesterday, after over a hundred days, the city was finally reopened but only after zero infection was achieved. This was a remarkable feat. But it was possible only because adequate resources were available to test, trace and treat.

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EU Celebrates The UN At 75

Philippines Star

Last Oct. 24, our head office in Brussels lit up in blue to pay tribute to the UN, an institution which, just like the EU, was built for peace. With peace as a common denominator, both the EU and the UN have persevered to pursue global cooperation, multilateralism, rule of law, sustainable development, human rights and action on climate change.

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Comelec Eyes 2-day Palawan Plebiscite

Philippines Star

MANILA, Philippines The plebiscite to ratify a law dividing Palawan into three provinces may be held for two days. Commission on Elections (Comelec) spokesman James Jimenez said they are studying the feasibility of holding a two-day plebiscite to prevent crowding of people in polling precincts.

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PNPA Now COVID-19 Free

Philippines Star

MANILA, Philippines There is no more coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 case at the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) in Silang, Cavite. PNPA director Maj. Gen. Gilberto Cruz yesterday announced that there is no longer any confirmed case among their 1,098 cadets and 361 personnel. “In a short period of time.

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Robredo, Aides Negative For COVID-19

Philippines Star

MANILA, Philippines Vice President Leni Robredo and her staff members have tested negative for COVID-19 days after they were exposed to an individual who contracted the disease. “All staff members of the Office of the Vice President have tested negative for the virus.

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Muntinlupa Bans Karaoke Sessions During Weekdays

Philippines Star

MANILA, Philippines The Muntinlupa government has banned karaoke sessions during weekdays to avoid loud noises that will distract students attending online classes. Mayor Jaime Fresnedi signed an ordinance prohibiting the use of karaoke, videoke and other devices that cause loud noise during school hours.

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The Stolen Economy: Of Shenanigans And Smugglers

Philippines Star

If one were to trace the labyrinthine trail of smuggling in this country, one will often find a powerful person somewhere along the way a coddler who may be from the echelons of power, perhaps oligarchs or politicos in their sleek Brionis and signature ties. This is what I learned when I was covering the Bureau of Customs some years back.

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Energy Group Supports Ban On New Coal Plants

Philippines Star

MANILA, Philippines The Center for Energy, Ecology and Development (CEED) has welcomed the moratorium on the endorsement of new greenfield coal power plants, but urged for the further phase-out of coal plants in the country to be able to provide cleaner energy sources.

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Cashless Toll Collection Moved To December 1

Philippines Star

MANILA, Philippines Motorists will be given more time to secure radio-frequency identification or RFID stickers for their vehicles after the Department of Transportation (DOTr) moved the start of mandatory implementation of cashless toll collections on expressways from Nov. 2 to Dec. 1.

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AMLC Asked To Show Accomplishments

Philippines Star

MANILA, Philippines The Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) has been asked to show results in the implementation of the country’s anti-money laundering law as the Senate works to pass amendments to prevent the Philippines from falling into the Financial Action Task Force (FATF)’s gray list.

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Duterte May Sign 2021 Budget Before Christmas – Sotto

Philippines Star

MANILA, Philippines Barring “unforeseen circumstances,” President Duterte may be able to sign into law the proposed P4.5-trillion national budget for 2021 before Christmas, Senate President Vicente Sotto III said yesterday. Sotto said the optimistic scenario is based on the assumption that there....

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Commission Proposes Guidelines For Cockfighting

Sun Star

THE Cebu City Gamefowl Commission has recommended the gradual resumption of cockfighting in licensed arenas at a limited capacity. The commission, which is headed by Cebu City Councilor Raymond Garcia, proposed health safety guidelines for cockfighting activities in a resolution adopted on Wednesday, Oct.

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Road Clearing To Resume In Areas Under MGCQ, GCQ

Sun Star

AS SOME local government units (LGUs) relaxed quarantine restrictions, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, announced the resumption of the second round of road clearing operations in varying degrees. The LGUs are given 60 days from Nov. 16, 2020 to Jan.

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Cashless Toll Deadline Moved To December 1

The Standard

“For now, they can still pay the toll using cash but after that, they will be asked to park on the side of the road and have an RFID installed on their vehicles,” Transport Assistant Secretary Goddes Hope Libiran said in a message on Wednesday. The extension is to prevent the long queues being....

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JICA Gives First Phase Of P50-b Disaster Loan

The Standard

“JICA disbursed 10 billion out of the 50-billion Post-Disaster Standby Loan to the Philippines after its signing on Sept. 15,” Japanese Ambassador Koji Haneda said in a statement. “This 1st-tranche release was triggered by the extension of the state of calamity, allowing the Philippines to draw budgetary support for its COVID-19 pandemic response.

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Air Travelers Gain Own Tracing App

The Standard

Initially, the Traze App, a nationwide and unified QR Code-based application, will automate the contact tracing of people at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Clark International Airport, Mactan-Cebu International Airport, and Davao International Airport and at the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines and Civil Aeronautics Board.

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With No Buyers Around, Flowers At Dangwa Wilt

The Standard

Last year, there were several buyers who had been buying the flowers from Dangwa days before the observance of the two annual holidays. ABS-CBN News said the prices at Dangwa were as follows: Orchids, P600 per bundle of four dozen; Malaysian Mums, P100 per dozen, which was P150 to P180 before;....

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DepEd 7: More Students Left Schools In SY 2019-2020

Sun Star

THE Department of Education (DepEd) 7 said more basic education learners left school in the academic year 2019-2020 compared to the academic year 2018-2019. DepEd 7 Director Salustiano Jimenez said at the elementary level, comprising both private and public schools, the leave rate in the school year 2018-2019 was only at 0.

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News THE DAY IN PHOTOS: October 28, 2020

ABS-CBN News

Biden holds drive-in campaign rally. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks during a drive-in campaign rally in the parking lot of Cellairis Ampitheatre on Tuesday in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Biden is campaigning in Georgia on Tuesday, with scheduled stops in Atlanta and Warm Springs with 5 days left before the US Presidential election.

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Ombudsman Issues 6-month Preventive Suspension Vs 8 PhilHealth Officials

ABS-CBN News

Watch also in iWantTFC The Ombudsman issued a 6-month suspension order against 8 high-ranking officials at state insurer PhilHealth, which has been linked to corrupt practices. The embattled agency's problems also continued to pile up as the Philippine Red Cross gave it until the end of the week to....

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PH To Increase WHO Clinical Trial Participants To 4,000

ABS-CBN News

Watch also in iWantTFC The Philippines will heed the World Health Organization's call to increase the number of participants for the agency's COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials. This is to help raise chances of finding an effective vaccine faster. - The World Tonight, ANC, October 28, 2020.

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Araw Ng Mga Patay, Ginunita Ng Grupong Kontra-NPA Sa Maynila

ABS-CBN News

MAYNILADahil nalalapit na ang Undas at sarado ang mga sementeryo simula October 29 hanggang November 4, minabuti ng ilang grupo ngayong Miyerkoles na gunitain ang Araw ng mga Patay sa pamamagitan ng pagsindi ng kandila at pag-alay ng dasal sa Maynila para sa mga nasawing biktima umano ng komunistang grupo sa bansa.

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Peso Ends Flat Against The Dollar On Uncertainty Over US Stimulus

BusinessWorld Online

THE PESO was steady versus the dollar on Wednesday after the House of Representatives transmitted the 2021 national budget bill to the Senate and amid further delays in the passage of a stimulus measure in the United States. The local unit closed at P48.

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City Hall Worker Fails Surprise Drug Test

Sun Star

A CEBU City Hall employee was found positive of illegal drug use during a surprise drug test conducted by the Cebu City Office of Substance Abuse Prevention (Cosap) on Oct. 23, 2020. The casual worker for the Cebu City Transportation Office (CCTO) is an addition to the previously reported three job....

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DTI Not Keen On Implementing Price Freeze For Noche Buena Items

Sun Star

NO PRICE freeze will be implemented by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) for noche buena products amid Covid-19 pandemic. DTI Assistant Secretary Asteria Caberte assured the public that the agency will be closely monitoring the prices of the food items.

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Latest 2 Mins Ago Bong Go Sends Assistance To Entrepreneurs In Bataan An Outreach Team From Senator Christopher “Bong” Go’s Office On Tuesday Distributed Assistance To 83 Small Business Owners From The...

The Daily Tribune

An outreach team from Senator Christopher “Bong” Go’s office on Tuesday distributed assistance to 83 small business owners from the province of Bataan that were adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The beneficiaries received meals, food packs, masks and face shields from Go’s team at Barangay Doña Francisca Covered Court in Balanga City.

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Lotto Results For October 28, 2020

Philippines Star

DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña said the biotechnology firm based in Australia has informed the department that it is willing to conduct clinical trial and manufacturing of its potential vaccines against COVID-19 in the Philippines. In a disclosure to the stock exchange on Monday, the property....

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Tourism Chief Pushes For COVID-19 Tests Price Cap For Tourism Revival

Philippines Star

MANILA, Philippines Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat on Tuesday sought for a price cap on the real-time Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) or the RT-PCR swab confirmatory test and Antigen tests for COVID-19 to boost the reopening of tourism.

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Leyte Army Camp Under Lockdown After Coronavirus Infects 20 Soldiers

Sun Star

THE Philippine Army’s 93rd Infantry Battalion in Kananga, Leyte is under lockdown after 20 of its personnel tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Kananga Mayor Manuel Vicente "Matt" Torres said the soldiers were transferred to an isolation facility inside the camp in Barangay Aguiting.

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25,000 Kids Vaccinated On Day 2 Of Immunization Campaign Vs Measles

Sun Star

DAVAO City has recorded a high turnout during its first two days of the Measles-Rubella Supplemental Immunization Campaign with a total of 25,303 children receiving the vaccine. The City Government started its Measles-Rubella Supplemental Immunization Campaign on Monday, October 26, 2020, and....

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Quinta, COVID Outbreak Delay Mass Immunization For Children In 3 Regions This Week

ABS-CBN News

MANILAThree regions performed poorly as the Department of Health launched its mass immunization program for measles, rubella and polio. The DOH attributed this to the delayed start of the program in several municipalities due to Typhoon Quinta and local COVID-19 outbreaks. “Region 4B, Region 5 and Region 2 were affected by the typhoon.

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Last-minute Visit Before Cemeteries Close

ABS-CBN News

People visit loved ones at the Manila South Cemetery on Thursday, a day before the nationwide closure of cemeteries. All columbaria, cemeteries, and memorial parks will be closed from Oct. 29 to Nov. 4 as ordered by the government to prevent people from gathering during All Saints Day in a bid to curb the spread of COVID-19.

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Philippines Is 2021 WTTC Summit Host Country

Philippines Star

MANILA, Philippines The World Travel and Tourism Council announced that the Philippines was chosen to host the 2021 WTTC Global Summit. “We are reaffirming our commitment to the key MICE Industry with the news that in 2021, WTTC will host two global summits, the rearranged summit held over from this....

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20 New Coronavirus Cases Among Filipinos Abroad Push Total To 11,224

Philippines Star

MANILA, Philippines Foreign affairs officials on Wednesday said 20 more Filipinos abroad have tested positive for the coronavirus, bringing the overall count to now at 11,224. Wednesday's additional reported infections are among the highest that the department reported since October 20, with the....

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Promoter Eyes More Help For Local Boxers

Sun Star

A BOXING promoter is hoping for another round of relief to fighters in the Cordillera region. Brico Santig, of the Highland Boxing Promotions, said he will talk to boxing patron and philanthropist Naris Singwancha for the second round of relief operations to local boxers who were affected by the pandemic.

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P4T Nga Nasudnong Budget Toa Na Sa Senate

Sun Star

ANG Ubos Balay Balauranan nipadala na ngadto sa Senado sa giaprobahang kopya sa P4.506-trillion 2021 General Appropriations Bill sa Martes, Oktubre 27, 2020, usa ka adlaw one day ahead of the promised date. Kining labing dako nga nasudnong budget magpalig-on pa og maayo sa tubag sa kagamhanan ug....

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Editorial: Flu Season

Sun Star

OCTOBER is the start of the flu season and is expected to peak from January to February when the temperature drops. This year, the flu season is in a more complicated situation due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. The Covid-19 and influenza have signs and symptoms that may be similar to one another.

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Bacolod Is 'now Ready' To Open For Business

Sun Star

CITING mainly the downward trend in the daily number of new confirmed coronavirus disease (Covid-19), a business leader said Bacolod City is now ready to open for business. Frank Carbon, chief executive officer of Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI), said Mayor Evelio Leonardia is....

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Blood Donors Still Needed Amid Pandemic: NMMC Doc

The government-run Northern Mindanao Medical Center in Cagayan de Oro City. (PNA file photo) CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY --Blood donors are still needed amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic, especially for patients with other complications who badly need it. This was according to Dr.

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Malayan Science Strengthens Online Learning With Latest In Educational Technology

The Standard

The school currently provides students with access to the latest licensed online educational tools and subscription-based resources, making remote learning effective and easy for learners. These tools can be accessed anytime and anywhere by the students and faculty for both synchronous and....

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Flour Millers Defend DA Against Brazil’s Threat To File WTO Case

The Standard

PAFMI stands firmly behind the Department of Agriculture in maintaining the ban on Brazilian poultry. PAFMI said Agriculture Secretary William Dar acted in the interest of the Filipino people in maintaining the ban, which was imposed amid reports that SARS-COVID 2 particles were detected in samples of Brazilian meat exported to China.

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US Company Investing P11b In Batangas Gas Import Terminal

The Standard

The open access LNG project is expected to be completed by the second quarter of 2022 as the Philippines prepares for the depletion of the Malampaya natural gas field. “We will submit our permit to construct, expand, rehabilitate and modify to the Department of Energy soon, which is the next steps....

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2 BPO Operators To Hire Thousands Of Employees For New Job Locations

The Standard

Teleperformance Philippines chief operating officer Mike Lytle said the Molino Bacoor site would prioritize hiring people from Cavite province. “What’s unique about this site is that not only are we providing a physical location for people to work in very safely, in an environment where we can....

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Batapa-Sigue: The Age Of Teleworking

Sun Star

WE HAVE reached unprecedented numbers of company closures, business cessations, either temporary or permanent, and displaced workers around the globe due to Covid-19. As many parts of the world hit massive recession, leaders and citizens alike saw how numbers of digitally jobs as well as internet traffic have exponentially increased.

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530 Nanginabuhi Sa Sementeryo Sa Dakbayan Sa Sugbo, Giayudahan

Sun Star

ANG Cebu City Government nakahuman na og panghatag sa ilang ayuda ngadto sa 530 ka mga individual nga nanginabuhi sulod ug gawas sa menteryo, Oktubre 28, bisperas sa pagsirado sa pagsirado sa mga sam-ang. Kini ang gipahibawo ni Jonil Matuguina, operation’s chief sa Department of Social Welfare and....

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Negros Oriental Inaugurates EDC-sponsored Covid-19 Testing Facility

Sun Star

THE provincial government of Negros Oriental, Lopez geothermal energy leader Energy Development Corporation (EDC), and Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital (NOPH) have inaugurated the province’s first and much-needed molecular testing center Wednesday, October 28, 2020.

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More Testing

The Manila Times

A jeepney driver gets swabbed at the Unibersidad de Manila on Oct. 27, 2020. The city government offered free Covid-19 testing for jeepney and tricycle drivers, as well as mall workers and market vendors. Photo by Rene H. Dilan. THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) is considering extending the....

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Shift To Digital Amid Covid Could Be Permanent

The Manila Times

With the Philippines remaining under varying degrees of quarantine due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, a new Economist Intelligence Unit study for TransUnion finds businesses’ shift to digital could be permanent. The report titled “New Dimensions of Change: Building Trust in a....

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Pacifica Holdings Inc Notice Of Annual Meeting Of Stockholders

The Manila Times

Please be advised that the Annual Meeting of Stockholders of PACIFICA HOLDINGS, INC. (the “Company”) for the year 2020 will be conducted online on November 26, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. Stockholders who wish to participate in the proceedings may do so by signing on at the following URL address: AGENDA. 1. Call to Order 2.

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BSP Sees Deeper PH GDP Fall

The Manila Times

BSP Governor Benjamin Diokno. (Photo from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas) During the general membership meeting of Bank Marketing Association of the Philippines held on Tuesday, BSP Governor Benjamin Diokno said the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) is likely to shrink by 7 to 9 percent this year.

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54% Ng Mga Bata Nangangamba, Malungkot Sa Kabila Ng Pandemya, Ayon Sa Child Welfare Office

ABS-CBN News

Children play beside a construction site at the Baseco sea wall in port area in Manila on September 25, 2020. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News. MAYNILA Pumalo sa 54 porsyento ng mga kabataan edad 17 pababa ang nagpahayag ng kalungkutan, takot at pangamba sa kasagsagan ng coronavirus disease 2019....

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Mga Bisita Sa Sementeryo Bago Mag-Undas Nanibago Sa Kaunting Tao

ABS-CBN News

MAYNILA - May mga humabol pa sa pagbisita sa mga sementeryo nitong Miyerkoles, ang huling araw ng pagdalaw bago ikandado at isara ang mga sementeryo at kolumbaryo sa buong bansa sa Huwebes. Pero nanibago ang ilan sa kaunting mga tao. Isasara ang mga sementeryo sa buong bansa mula Oktubre 29 hanggang....

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PH Red Cross Resumes COVID-19 Testing

ABS-CBN News

An overseas Filipino worker who just arrived at the NAIA Terminal 1 has her papers processed at the Philippine Red Cross booth so she can undergo a COVID-19 swab test on Wednesday. The Philippine Red Cross resumed its COVID-19 testing services after PhilHealth settled about half of its more than P1 billion debt.

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GenSan Dads Urge Lifting Of ‘Sunday Lockdown’

General Santos City Councilor Franklin Gacal, Jr. (Photo courtesy of the City Council) GENERAL SANTOS CITY Members of the City Council here have called for the immediate lifting of the total lockdown every Sunday to facilitate the resumption of religious gatherings and other essential activities.

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Davao Region Logs 115 Covid-19 Recoveries

DOH-11 Covid-19 regional case bulletin as of Oct. 27, 2020. DAVAO CITY -The Department of Health in Davao Region (DOH-11) has recorded 115 more people who have recovered from the deadly coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) as of Tuesday evening (Oct. 27, 2020).

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DOH Hands Over 1,500 Covid-19 Test Kits To NegOr

DONATION. DOH-7 chief pathologist and spokesperson Dr. Jean Loreche (left) turns over to Gov. Roel Degamo (in white shirt) 1,500 RT-PCR test kits on Wednesday (Oct. 28, 2020). The province of Negros Oriental inaugurated its PHP38-million molecular diagnostic laboratory for Covid-19 testing at the Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital.

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SBMA Workers Asked To Develop Culture Of Safety

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) on Wednesday asked the workers in this freeport to take a personal stand against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in order to develop a culture of safety and thus, enable the revival of the local economy. SBMA chairman and administrator Wilma T.

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Carbon Emissions Shifting To Households During COVID-19 Pandemic

BusinessWorld Online

HOUSEHOLDS are taking up the slack on carbon emissions due to work-from-home schemes after companies shut down by the pandemic cut back on their on-sit e operations, according to officials from the power, telecom, and electric vehicle industries. “Offices, manufacturers and firms are on shut down mode.

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COVID-19 Infections More Than 375,000; Deaths At 7,114 — DoH

BusinessWorld Online

THE DEPARTMENT of Health (DoH) reported 2,053 coronavirus infections on Wednesday, bringing the total to 375,180. The death toll rose by 61 to 7,114, while recoveries increased by 540 to 329,111, it said in a bulletin. There were 38,955 active cases, 83% of which were mild, 11.1% did not show symptoms, 3.

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Nationwide Round-up (10/28/20)

BusinessWorld Online

Survey shows 60% of Filipinos unaware, not informed of climate change. MORE THAN half of Filipinos or 60% have not heard or feel that they are not ‘well-informed’ about climate change, according to a research conducted by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) published on October 20.

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Persons With Coronavirus In Cagayan De Oro Now At 1,567

Sun Star

THIRTY-SIX residents tested positive for Sars-CoV-2, bringing the total number of confirmed coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases in Cagayan de Oro to 1,567. Acting City Health Officer Dr. Lorraine Nery said 19 of the 36 new local cases are close contacts of previously confirmed cases and five are local authorized persons outside residence (Apors).

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49 NMMC Healthcare Workers Recover From Covid-19

Sun Star

A TOTAL of 78 healthcare workers of the Northern Mindanao Medical Center (NMMC) have tested positive for coronavirus as of Wednesday, October 28, liaison officer Dr. Bernard Rocha said. Of the 78 coronavirus-positive frontliners, 49 have recovered, with 29 of them already reporting back to work.

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LTFRB To Open 4 More Jeepney Routes In Metro Manila

File photo. MANILA The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) is set to open four more routes for traditional public utility jeepneys (TPUJs) in Metro Manila on October 30. In a Facebook post on Wednesday, it said a total of 507 TPUJs will soon ply the Parang-Recto, Parang-Stop....

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Groups Hold Candle-lighting Vigil Vs. CPP-NPA Atrocities

'STOP THE ATROCITIES'. Anti-communist groups and non-government organizations on Wednesday (Oct. 28, 2020) hold a candle-lighting vigil in Manila as they offered prayers for individuals recruited by the CPP-NPA and were killed in the process. The groups also denounced the atrocities by the communist rebels.

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Manila North Cemetery Now Padlocked For 'Undas'

CLOSED . Sta. Cruz Police Station Commander, Lt. Col. John Guiagui, and Manila North Cemetery director Roselle “Yayay” Castañeda lock the gate of the Manila North Cemetery on Wednesday (Oct. 5, 2020). This is in compliance with government order on the closure of cemeteries, columbariums and memorial parks during "Undas.

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Malilong: The Return Of The Kings Of The Road

Sun Star

IN JULY at the height of the coronavirus outbreak in Cebu, we enjoyed clear blue skies. From a vantage point, we could see the island of Bohol. The air was fresher, too. It would have been a good time to go outdoors and enjoy the rare gift of a smogless morning, were it not for the fear, rational or not, of inhaling the virus.

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Meralco Guard Newsome Finding His Stride; PBA Postpones Game

BusinessWorld Online

HAD it slow in the early goings of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) estart, do-it-all Meralco Bolts guard Chris Newsome has picked it up of late and it has been a boon to his team. The recently named PBA Philippine Cup player of the week, Mr.

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Azkals Development Team Aims To Make Full Use Of PFL Bid

BusinessWorld Online

By Michael Angelo S. Murillo, Senior Reporter. THE Azkals Development Team (ADT) got its campaign going in the fourth season of the Philippines Football League (PFL) on Wednesday; a bid it aims to make full use of in seeing its vision through as an organization.

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Vaccines, Not Spy Planes: US Misfires In Southeast Asia

BusinessWorld Online

By Tom Allard. JAKARTA — For months, by Zoom calls and then by jet, Indonesian ministers and officials scoured the world for access to a vaccine for the coronavirus that Southeast Asia’s biggest country is struggling to control. This month, their campaign paid off.

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BFP: Mag-ingat Sa Pagsisindi Ng Kandila Sa Bahay Sa Undas

ABS-CBN News

Nagsisindi ng kandila ang 64 anyos na si Fernando Sulayao sa puntod ng kaniyang yumaong mahal sa buhay sa Manila North Cemetery noong Oktubre 22, 2020. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News. MAYNILA Sa unang pagkakataon, hindi makadadalaw sa puntod ng kaniyang namayapang asawa at anak si Milagros Ylagan sa darating na Undas.

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Volleyball: PSL Hopes For Indoor Tournament In 2021

ABS-CBN News

MANILA, Philippines -- For the Philippine Superliga (PSL), a lot is hinging on their upcoming beach volleyball tournament in Subic next month. The league gained approval from the government earlier this month to hold the tournament in a bubble, ensuring that their teams will see action this year....

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Senators Oppose Proposal To Include Real Estate Developers, Brokers Under AMLC's Watch

ABS-CBN News

MANILA A proposal to include real estate developers and brokers in the list of covered institutions and persons of the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) was met with opposition Wednesday, with some senators saying it’s putting additional burden to an overly regulated industry.

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Recovered Covid-19 Patients In San Juan Get Food, Cash Aid

San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora (Screengrabbed from Mayor Francis Zamora's FB live) MANILA The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) and San Juan city government on Wednesday distributed some PHP3,500 cash assistance and PHP2,000 worth of food packs to recovered coronavirus disease (Covid-19) patients.

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NegOr Guv Calls For Unity As Covid-19 Cases Spike

MOLECULAR LABORATORY . Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo gives a thumbs-up sign during the launching of the first molecular diagnostic laboratory in the province on Wednesday (Oct. 28, 2020). The facility, costing some PHP38 million, will be using donated RT-PCR testing machines worth P12 million and....

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Philippines Star

DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña said the biotechnology firm based in Australia has informed the department that it is willing to conduct clinical trial and manufacturing of its potential vaccines against COVID-19 in the Philippines. In a disclosure to the stock exchange on Monday, the property....

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LGUs Given 60 Days To Comply With Road-clearing Program

Philippines Star

MANILA, Philippines Local chief executives in areas under modified general community quarantine have until mid-January to accomplish road clearing operations in the area after the program was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, the interior department said Wednesday.

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Headline 18 Hours Ago Rody: Metro GCQ Remains For 1 Month President Rodrigo Duterte Kept Metro Manila Under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) For The Entire Month...

The Daily Tribune

President Rodrigo Duterte kept Metro Manila under general community quarantine (GCQ) for the entire month of November to meet halfway the recommendation of local mayors to retain the region’s lockdown status until the end of the year. In a public address aired Tuesday morning, the President approved....

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2 Senior Citizens In Magalang Town Contract Covid-19

Sun Star

TWO senior citizens in Magalang town, Pampanga have contracted Covid-19, the local government disclosed on Tuesday, October 27, 2020. One of the patients is a 62-year-old woman from Barangay San Nicolas 1. The local government unit said she was probably exposed to her workplace.

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Aetas Benefit From CDC, Clark Marriott’s 'Adopt-a-Community' Project 2

Sun Star

AT LEAST 25 families belonging to the Indigenous Peoples (IP) community here recently benefited from the second installment of Clark Development Corporation (CDC) and Clark Marriott Hotel’s “Adopt-a-Community” Project. During the activity, beneficiaries from Sitio Gayaman in Barangay Anupul in....

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DOTr Sets Cashless Toll Payment Implementation Until December 1

Sun Star

THE Department of Transportation (DOTr) has announced the mandatory implementation of cashless toll payment in expressways from November 2 to December 1. This is the agency's answer to the clamor of motorists who have yet to attach radio-frequency identification (RFID) stickers on their vehicles.

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PLDT Improves Network Capacity

MANILA PLDT remains to have the largest fiber network infrastructure in the country, spanning 395,000 kilometers (km) as of the end of September, and improved its network capacity to 55 terabits per second (Tb/s). In a statement on Wednesday, PLDT said its fiber network is the “most extensive and....

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Bulacan Cops To Aid Motorists, Enforce Protocols During 'Undas'

CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan Police personnel in this province have been deployed to various strategic places in the light of observance of All Saints' Day or "Undas" amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. Col. Lawrence Cajipe, provincial director of the Bulacan Police Provincial Office,....

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MinDA Tienda Goes To Baguio

EAT ALL YOU CAN. The durian fruit is one of the highlights of the three-day “MinDA Tienda sa Manila” that ended on Oct. 25, 2020. The store caravan, which features products from Mindanao, is set to be replicated in Baguio City on November 14-15. (Photo courtesy of MinDA) DAVAO CITY After the....

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28 Cops Added To PNP Virus Count

Philippines Star

MANILA, Philippines The number of cops among the Philippine National Police's ranks who contracted the coronavirus rose to 7,082 after 28 more tested positive for the new pathogen. According to the latest bulletin by the PNP Health Service, there are still 549 active cases or cops who have neither....

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Philippines Gets Fresh World Bank Loan For Customs Upgrade

Philippines Star

MANILA, Philippines The Philippines is set to receive a fresh loan from the World Bank to fund the decades-long upgrade of customs procedures to reduce opportunities for corruption and trim trade costs. In a statement on Wednesday, the Washington-based lender announced the approval of an $88.

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UN Mobilizes P1.4-b Support For PH COVID-19 Response

The Standard

Gustavo Gonzalez, UN resident and humanitarian coordinator in the Philippines, said in a statement the world body moved swiftly to support the government-led efforts to contain COVID-19 and limit its socioeconomic impact. “Our support combines the reorientation of existing interventions to cope with....

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Semirara’s Nine-month Income Declined 64% To P3 Billion

The Standard

SMPC said in a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange third-quarter net income after tax also fell by 71 percent to P750 million from P2.58 billion in the same period in 2019. It said that on a standalone basis, core profits of coal segment declined by 57 percent in the nine-month period to P3 billion.

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Business 5 Seconds Ago E-commerce Revenue To Spike By $3.37M In 2020 — DTI THE Country’s E-commerce Industry Is Forecasted To Accelerate By $3.37 Million, As The Country Shows Its Determination To Embrace Digital...

The Daily Tribune

THE country’s E-commerce industry is forecasted to accelerate by $3.37 Million, as the country shows its determination to embrace digital transformation that should be integrated towards economic recovery efforts and for the country to attain a more inclusive “Better Normal”.

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Buyer Beware: COVID-19 'vaccines' Sold Online Not FDA-approved

ABS-CBN News

Watch more in iWantTFC MANILA The Food and Drug Administration reminded the public Wednesday that no coronavirus vaccine has been approved yet in the country or abroad amid reports that a coronavirus vaccine is being sold online. FDA Director General Eric Domingo said they have received reports of....

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DILG: Local Governments Must Resume Road Clearing Ops On Nov.16

ABS-CBN News

MANILA - Local government units are again required to clear roads of of obstruction starting Nov. 16, after a 7-month suspension of the directive due to the coronavirus pandemic, the interior department said Wednesday. Local officials will have about 2 months or until Jan.

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Philippines' Coronavirus Tally Tops 375,000

ABS-CBN News

MANILA Confirmed coronavirus infections in the Philippines breached the 375,000-mark on Wednesday as the Department of Health (DOH) recorded 2,053 additional cases. Based on its latest bulletin, the DOH said the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country reached 375,180, of which, 38,955, or 10.4%, are active.

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Del Monte Philippines Completes P6.47-B Bond Issuance

ABS-CBN News

MANILA - Del Monte Philippines Inc (DMPI) on Wednesday said it raised P6.47 billion in its first bond issuance, and intends to list the securities on the Philippine Dealing & Exchange Corporation on Oct. 30. “The success of the bond offering reflects the investing public’s confidence and optimism in....

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Nickel Hits Near One-year High Fuelled By Philippine Mine Closure

ABS-CBN News

Heavy equipment carved the mountains for nickel laterite ore, one of the primary sources of processed nickel. File/Mark Z. Saludes, ABS-CBN News. MANILA - Nickel prices jumped to their highest level in nearly one year on Wednesday on supply worries after the top nickel ore producer in the....

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FDCP Bats For Reopening Of More Movie Theaters By November

ABS-CBN News

MANILA -- After the reopening of several theaters of the SM Cinema chain, the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) is pushing for the reopening of more moviehouses in the country by November, in time for the fourth edition of the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (PPP4).

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Binata, Nagbebenta Ng Artwork Para Makatulong Sa Inang May Sakit

ABS-CBN News

Watch more in iWantTFC MAYNILA - Isang 20-anyos na binata ang nagbebenta ngayon ng kaniyang mga naipong artwork para makatulong sa pagpapagamot sa ina. Ayon kay Fredick del Mundo ngayong Miyerkoles, nasa intensive care unit ang 62-anyos nilang ina sa isang ospital sa Imus, Cavite. “October 23 gabi nahirapang huminga.

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Before Cemeteries Close For Undas 2020

ABS-CBN News

People visit the Barangka Cemetery in Marikina City on Wednesday, a day before cemeteries nationwide temporarily close from Oct. 29 to Nov. 4. The closure aims to avoid crowding of people who traditionally visit their departed loved ones during All Saints' Day (Nov. 1) and All Souls' Day (Nov. 2), as the COVID-19 remains a threat in the country.

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DOH Expresses Support For 5 Execs Suspended By Ombudsman

DOH Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire. (File photo) MANILA The Department of Health (DOH) rallied behind its five officials who were meted with preventive suspension by the Office of the Ombudsman, stressing that they play important roles in the nation's response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).

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More Public Wi-fi To Boost Ilocos Norte's Connectivity

I-HUB FOR LEARNERS. The municipal government of San Nicolas I-Hub center and its upgraded facility. ( PNA photo by Leilanie G. Adriano. LAOAG CITY The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) in Ilocos Norte is working double-time to connect all learners as they adapt to....

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Bacolod City Records 90% Covid-19 Recovery Rate

BACOLOD CITY Following a steady decline of new coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases in recent weeks, the city has breached the 90-percent recovery rate, data released by the City Health Office (CHO) on Wednesday showed. Out of the 4,750 confirmed cases since March, a total of 4,298, or 90.48 percent, have recovered as of Oct.

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AirAsia PH Chief Bullish On Increased Domestic Travel In Q1 2021

MANILA AirAsia Philippines chief executive officer Ricardo Isla on Wednesday said he is hopeful of a continuous increase in the number of domestic flights in January to February or "after the pandemic". "Even now, we have many bookings for future flights. We have to give jobs. We have to open the economy," Isla said in a virtual presser.

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Red Cross Resumes Swab Test After Philhealth's Partial Payment

Senator Richard Gordon. MANILA The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) has resumed its coronavirus swab tests after it received partial payment from the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) on Tuesday. PRC Chairman Senator Richard Gordon made this announcement in an online media briefing on Tuesday evening.

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PH Reports 540 More Covid-19 Recoveries

MANILA The overall tally of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) recoveries nationwide has risen to 329,111 with 540 new recovered cases reported on Wednesday,. The Department of Health (DOH) also reported 2,053 newly confirmed cases, bringing the total number of active cases to 38,955. Of the active cases, about 83 percent are mild, 11.

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PH To Increase WHO Solidarity Trial Participants To 4K

MANILA The Philippines will increase the number of participants in the World Health Organization (WHO) solidarity trial on potential coronavirus disease (Covid-19) which will start locally in December, a health official said Wednesday. “Yes, we are in that direction that we will be increasing the number of participants to 4,000.

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Front-line Worker Tells Story Of Survival From Covid-19

“I work as an admin(istrative) staff in a government-run hospital that attends to Covid-19 patients not just from the city but from the entire province. I also find time to join other activities that are worthwhile like webinars, training, and philanthropic activities during this pandemic.

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Business 34 Mins Ago AirAsia Phl Expands Domestic Network

The Daily Tribune

Budget carrier AirAsia Philippines is expanding its domestic network to boost local tourism and aid recovery after its operations were dampened by travel restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic. AirAsia Philippines CEO Ricky Isla on Wednesday told reporters that the ongoing travel ban strained....

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Concept News Central 26 Mins Ago Manila North Cemetery Sarado Mula 29 Oktubre Hanggang 4 Nobyembre Sarado Ang Manila North Cemetery Simula Bukas, 29 Oktubre Hanggang 4 Nobyembre Matapos Namang Itong Ipag-utos Ng Lokal Na Pamahalaan...

The Daily Tribune

Sarado ang Manila North Cemetery simula bukas, 29 Oktubre hanggang 4 Nobyembre matapos namang itong ipag-utos ng lokal na pamahalaan bilang bahagi ng pag-iingat na hindi kumalat ang coronavirus disease (COVID-19) sa bansa. Ngayong araw, hanggang alas-5 na lamang bukas ang mga sementeryo. Nagsagawa kaninang umaga ng inspeksyon sina P/Maj Gen.

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New Virus Cases Top 2,000 In A Day Again

Sun Star

AFTER two consecutive days of less than 2,000 new infections per day, the Department of Health (DOH) reported 2,053 additional coronavirus cases on Wednesday, October 28, 2020. These brought the total case count in the Philippines to 375,180. Of this number, 38,955 (or 10.4 percent) were active cases, 329,111 (87.

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Road Clearing Ops Resume Nov. 16: DILG

DILG Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya. (Screengrab from Laging Handa briefing) MANILA An official of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Wednesday announced that nationwide road clearing operations would resume on November 16. DILG spokesperson, Undersecretary Jonathan....

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Online Betting Taxes Eyed To Fund Covid-19 Response

Albay Rep. Joey Salceda (File photo) MANILA A lawmaker at the House of Representatives on Wednesday pushed for the creation of a fiscal regime for electronic sabong (cockfighting) and other legally-operated online betting activities to raise more revenues for the government’s coronavirus disease (Covid-19) response.

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100 GenSan Market Vendors Get Emergency Aid

EMERGENCY AID . Social Welfare Assistant Secretary Jade Jamolod personally releases on Tuesday afternoon (Oct. 27, 2020) the PHP3,000 emergency cash assistance to one of the 100 market vendors from Barangay Fatima in General Santos City who were affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.

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COVID-19 Cases In Philippines Climb To 375,180 With 2,053 New Infections

Philippines Star

MANILA, Philippines The total number of coronavirus cases in the country rose to 375,180 after the Department of Health reported 2,053 additional infections Wednesday. The areas with the highest number of new COVID-19 cases were Caloocan City with 108, Quezon City with 103, Negros Occidental with 97, Benguet with 93 and Rizal with 85.

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San Miguel Says Northbound Section Of Skyway Extension Project 'on Track' For December Completion

ABS-CBN News

MANILA - San Miguel Corp said Wednesday the northbound section of its Skyway Extension project is "on-schedule" for completion by year-end despite the coronavirus pandemic. The P10-billion project, now 70 percent complete, will extend the Skyway from Susana Heights on the South Luzon Expressway....

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PVL Teams Free To Join PSL Beach Volleyball Tilt

ABS-CBN News

MANILA, Philippines -- Players from the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) are free to take part in the beach volleyball tournament that the Philippine Superliga (PSL) is planning for November, Sports Vision president Ricky Palou said. Nonetheless, he also warned of the injury risks, as players have....

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UP Assures ‘inclusive’ Admission Process During Pandemic

ABS-CBN News

MANILA An official from the University of the Philippines (UP) on Wednesday assured the public that it would come up with an “inclusive” admission process as the coronavirus pandemic disrupted the school’s usual conduct of an entrance test. Francisco Delos Reyes, director of the UP Office of....

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PH Working To Reach 4,000 Participants For WHO’s COVID-19 Vaccine Trials

ABS-CBN News

“Sa WHO yes po nandun tayo sa direksyon na we will be increasing our number of participants to 4000. Atin lang ginagawan ng final arrangements with WHO,” Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said during a virtual briefing. (For WHO we are already in the direction of increasing our number of participants to 4,000.

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Mayors Warned: Beware Of Scammers Pretending To Be From DILG

ABS-CBN News

MANILA - The Department of the Interior and Local Government on Wednesday warned mayors against scammers who pretend to be from the agency and offer help in exchange for money. Memos issued by both the agency and the police have failed to stop the scam, said Interior Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya.

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After Hyun Bin And Son Ye-jin, Park Seo Joon Also Joins Smart Family

ABS-CBN News

MANILA Following Hyun Bin and Son Ye-jin, Smart Communications on Wednesday introduced South Korean actor Park Seo Joon as its latest international endorser. The 31-year old actor, known for recently starring in the series "Itaewon Class," was unveiled as the new face of Smart K-Life with an ad showing him opposite an actress from Myanmar.

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Philex Resumes Mining Operations At Half Capacity After Testing Workers

ABS-CBN News

MANILA - Philex Mining on Wednesday said it has resumed operations in its Padcal Minesite at 50 percent capacity, after testing its workers for COVID-19 and implementing safety protocols. Philex earlier suspended operations to avoid the risk of community transmission of COVID-19 to its employees and their families living within the Padcal Minesite.

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DOH-7 Observes Covid-19 Downtrend In Cebu, Bohol

DOWNTREND . The Department of Health (DOH) in Central Visayas sees a downtrend in Covid-19 cases in Cebu and Bohol. DOH-7 regional director Jaime Bernadas on Wednesday (Oct. 28, 2020) reported a positive note in the fight against Covid-19 in the two provinces, after three weeks of surveillance....

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Olympic-bound Obiena Resumes Training After Month-long Break

Philippines Star

MANILA, Philippines Tokyo-bound Filipino pole-vaulter EJ Obiena has returned from a one-month break to regular training last Monday with an eye of performing well in next year’s Olympics. Obiena, 24, spent the last month practically away from the sport as he spent it running, swimming, biking,....

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Gordon: PhilHealth Has 3 Days To Pay Remaining P561-million Debt

Philippines Star

MANILA, Philippines The country's state insurer has three days to settle its remaining P561-million debt to Philippine Red Cross, the organization's chairman Sen. Richard Gordon said Wednesday. Red Cross had resumed its coronavirus tests funded by the Philippine Health Insurance Corp.

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DOH To Investigate COVID-19 Transmission In Mining Sites

Philippines Star

MANILA, Philippines The Department of Health said Wednesday it is looking into coronavirus transmission in different mining sites in the country. In separate disclosures, three mining sites reported cases of COVID-19 among their workers. “We will be investigating these cases and we will be advising....

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Boracay Resorts Invite Tourists To 'work From Beach' With New Offerings

Philippines Star

MANILA, Philippines Travel, as we all know, is one of the most affected sectors in the ongoing pandemic. Airline companies have suspended and rescheduled trips at no expense to passengers. Vacations are on hold. Airlines, hotels and other tourism-related sectors are incurring huge losses. Those involved in the travel industry are losing their jobs.

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Concept News Central 7 Mins Ago DOH Muling Nagbabala Sa Paggamit Ng Misting At Fogging Machine Muling Nagbabala Ang Department Of Health (DOH) Laban Sa Paggamit Ng Fogging At Misting Machine, Sa Pagsasabing Mas Magdudulot Ito Ng Pagkalat Ng Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)....

The Daily Tribune

Muling nagbabala ang Department of Health (DOH) laban sa paggamit ng fogging at misting machine, sa pagsasabing mas magdudulot ito ng pagkalat ng coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Sinabi ni Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire na suportado ng World Health Organization (WHO) ang posisyon ng DOH hinggil dito.

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DOH ENHANCES COVID-19 REPORTING TO SIMPLIFY COMPLEX DATA FOR THE PUBLIC

Department Of Health

Press Release | 26 October 2020. As data and science-backed information prove to be integral in the global response against COVID-19, the Department of Health (DOH) enhanced the format of the COVID-19 case bulletins to make it simple, compact, and easy to understand.

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Police, Protesters Clash In Italy

The Manila Times

MILAN: Thousands of Italian protesters angry over new restrictions announced to control the spread of coronavirus clashed with police in cities on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) as European governments toughened their responses to the contagion. Following weekend demonstrations that saw violence in....

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SURVIVORS SPEAK: LGU OFFICIAL & FAMILY OVERCOME COVID-19, EMPHASIZE ON IMPORTANCE OF MPHS AND BHERTS

Department Of Health

Press Release | 26 October 2020. A local government official has credited members of the barangay health emergency response team (BHERT) in his area and the local government unit (LGU) for helping him and his family manage their home quarantine experience after all of them were diagnosed with COVID-19.

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DOLE, OWWA Release P33-M Aid To Distressed OFWs In CAR

BAGUIO CITY The government is continuously aiding the overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and their families amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic in terms of financial assistance and facilitation of their return to their families. At the Benguet Provincial Inter-Agency Task Force....

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Nickel Asia Suspends Ops At Mine After Coronavirus Outbreak

BusinessWorld Online

Nickel Asia Corp, the Philippines’ top nickel ore producer and exporter, said on Wednesday it has suspended operations at one of its four mines after an outbreak of the new coronavirus. Work at Nickel Asia’s Hinatuan mine in the nickel mining hub, the Caraga region, has been suspended from Tuesday until Nov.

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Leyte Town Residents Visit Departed Loved Ones Ahead Of 'Undas'

EARLY VISIT. Residents of Tanauan in Leyte visit their departed family members and relatives at the town's public cemetery in San Miguel village on Wednesday (Oct. 28, 2020). Cemeteries, memorial parks and columbariums in the country would be closed from Oct. 29 to Nov. 4 in compliance with Resolution No.

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JICA Releases 1st Tranche Of ¥50-B Post-disaster Loan To PH

MANILA The Japanese embassy in Manila on Wednesday announced the disbursement of 10 billion yen or about PHP4.63 billion of Japan's total 50 billion yen post-disaster loan to the Philippines. "JICA disbursed 10 billion out of the 50-B Post-Disaster Standby Loan (PDSL) to the Philippines after its signing on Sep.

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AFP Honors Civilian Partner In Patient Care Center Project

PARTNERS IN COVID-19 RESPONSE. William Tan Ti Jr. (left), the principal architect of WTA Architecture and Design Studio, receives a plaque of appreciation from AFP Chief of Staff, Gen. Gilbert Gapay (center), in a ceremony in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City on Wednesday (Oct. 28, 2020).

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Northern Samar Steps Up Drive Vs. Illegal Cockfighting

CAMPAIGN VS. ILLEGAL COCKFIGHTING. Northern Samar Governor Edwin Ongchuan in this March 5, 2020 photo. The Northern Samar provincial government said they are intensifying the enforcement of cockfighting ban following the death of a town chief of police during a raid.

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AirAsia Finally Makes Maiden Flight To GenSan

EXPANSION. Ricardo Isla, Philippines AirAsia Inc. chief executive officer, formally declares the airline’s arrival in General Santos City after making its inaugural flight from Manila to the city on Wednesday morning (Oct. 28, 2020). AirAsia will have two return flights every week from Manila to the city scheduled every Wednesday and Friday.

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Marcos Cautions Gov't Vs. Covid-19 Supplies Scams

Senator Ma. Imelda Josefa “Imee” Marcos. (File photo) MANILA Senator Ma. Imelda Josefa “Imee” Marcos on Wednesday echoed international concerns on global financial systems being preyed on by transnational criminals committing fraud and embezzlement in public procurement contracts arising from the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic.

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At Least 9 Dead Due To Typhoon Quinta: NDRRMC

ABS-CBN News

MANILA At least 9 people were killed after Typhoon Quinta pummeled Luzon and Visayas earlier this week, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Wednesday. In its latest situation report, the NDRRMC recorded 9 deaths, 6 injuries and 2 missing persons in Calabarzon,....

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In Focus: Empowering Filipino Art And Creativity During Pandemic

ABS-CBN News

As many Filipinos spend more time at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some creative artists have taken the opportunity to hone their skills and artistic expression—and leading Filipino food brand NutriAsia has been at the forefront of this rise in remarkable artistry with their products, campaigns, and support of resourceful local artists.

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DOH Open To Probe, 5 Officials Suspended Over Ombudsman Case ‘trustworthy’ - Vergeire

ABS-CBN News

MANILA The Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday said it was open to the investigation of 5 officials the Ombudsman recently suspended over a pending case, but hoped for its quick resolution citing that they are critical to the agency's pandemic response. “Yesterday we have received the decision coming from the Ombudsman.

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UN Mobilizes P1.4 Billion Worth Of Aid For PH Coronavirus Fight

ABS-CBN News

The United Nations logo is seen in the corridors of the United Nations headquarters in New York City on September 25, 2018 during the annual general assembly. Ludovic Marin, AFP. MANILA - The United Nations said Wednesday it has mobilized some P1.4 billion through 20 of its agencies to support COVID-19 response in the Philippines.

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PBA Postpones Blackwater-Magnolia Game Today

Philippines Star

DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña said the biotechnology firm based in Australia has informed the department that it is willing to conduct clinical trial and manufacturing of its potential vaccines against COVID-19 in the Philippines. "We’ve noticed our citizens are really being careful now.

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DOH: Execs Suspended Over Frontliner Benefits Have 'critical' Role In COVID-19 Response

Philippines Star

MANILA, Philippines The Department of Health is hoping that the investigation into the alleged shortcomings of its five officials by the Office of the Ombudsman will be resolved soon as they play crucial roles in the government's coronavirus response. Health Undersecretary Roger Tong-An, Assistant....

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Teachers’ Group: Anti-communist Task Force Funds Should Go Into Education Instead

Philippines Star

“Looks like General Parlade and the NTF-ELCAC is desperately trying to prove their relevance through indiscriminate red-tagging to bag the proposed 3000% increase in their budget next year. We can only watch in disgust knowing that taxpayers’ money pay for this madness while our teachers and....

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Avail Of SB Corp's Loan Program, Tourism Biz Urged

MANILA Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat urged micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to avail of the CARES for Tourism Rehabilitation and Vitalization of Enterprises and Livelihood (CARES for TRAVEL) Program to help them sustain their businesses and keep their workers amid the on-going pandemic.

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Most Filipinos ‘unhappy’ With Transport Solutions Amid Pandemic

The Standard

Based on the research, about 54 percent of Filipinos were unhappy, very unhappy and unsure of the breadth and depth of the government’s initiatives to help provide safe, secure and adequate transportation means for Filipinos during the crisis. The balance of 46 percent were either very happy or....

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Schneider Electric Banks On Digital Technology, Innovations To Ensure Sustainable Future

Amid these unprecedented times, Schneider Electric is at the forefront of innovations and digital transformations that are poised to help reshape the future of energy management. As the COVID-19 pandemic created massive disruptions globally, it compelled industries to accelerate the adoption of....

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UP VSB Prepared For #2020comebackandgiveback Reunion

The University of the Philippines Virata School of Business (VSB) and the alumni jubilarian batches are going full blast to hold its traditional annual alumni homecoming. But this time, it will be a virtual get together with the tag line “#2020comebackandgiveback.

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DOH Stands By Officials Ordered Suspended By Ombudsman

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday stood by the integrity of five of its officials who were placed under preventive suspension due to the late release of benefits of healthcare workers, as well as the anomalous purchase of personal protective equipment (PPEs) for the COVID-19 medial frontliners.

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PhilMech Steps Up Distribution Of Farm Machines Under RCEF

MANILA The Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech) has distributed 1,512 farm machines nationwide as of Oct. 21, 2020, which form part of the PHP5 billion worth of machines that were bid out and bought by the agency for the year 2019.

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Quinta Winasak Ang Ilang Kalsada Sa Batangas City: Alkalde

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Watch more in iWantTFC MAYNILA - Malaking pinsala sa kalsada ang inabot sa mga coastal barangay sa Batangas City dahil sa pananalasa ng nakaraang bagyong Quinta. “Maraming nasirang roads sa mga coastal barangay. Marami kaming mga bangka na nasira, medyo malakas alon sa coastal barangay,” pahayag ni Mayor Beverley Dimacuha.

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PhilHealth Should Pay Remaining P561 Million Debt In 3 Days: Gordon

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MANILA - State insurer PhilHealth should pay the Philippine Red Cross the balance of its debt for COVID-19 testing within 3 days, the humanitarian organization's chairman, Sen. Richard Gordon, said Wednesday. PhilHealth paid P500 million to the PRC on Tuesday evening, about half of its P1.1-billion bill.

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Nickel Asia Shuts, Philex Mining Restarts Some Mining Sites

Philippines Star

MANILA, Philippines Operations of two mining firms were disrupted by the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. On one hand, Nickel Asia Corp. disclosed to the stock exchange mining activities at Tagana-an mine in Surigao del Norte will be suspended indefinitely after the local government placed the site on lockdown “until further orders.

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Latest 2 Mins Ago Sotto: President Duterte May Sign 2021 Budget Before Christmas Sans Any Unforeseen Circumstances, Senate President Vicente Sotto III Said President Rodrigo Duterte May Sign The 2021 National Budget Before...

The Daily Tribune

Sans any unforeseen circumstances, Senate President Vicente Sotto III said President Rodrigo Duterte may sign the 2021 national budget before Christmas. “Before Christmas, we expect the President to sign it or at the latest before the end of the year. ‘Yun ang exact situation ngayon,” Sotto said in an online news forum.

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Pilipinas May Nakalaang Pondo Na Para Sa Cold Chain Facility Para Sa COVID Vaccine

Tiniyak ng Palasyo ng Malakanyang na may sapat na pondo ang pamahalaan sa pagtatayo ng cold chain facility. Ito ay kung makabibili na ang Pilipinas ng bakuna kontra COVID-19. Ayon kay Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque, maghahati naman ang gobyerno at ilang pribadong kompanya ng pagtatayo ng storage facility.

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77,000 Cops, Barangay Security In Metro Manila Cemeteries For Undas

Philippines Star

MANILA, Philippines With all cemeteries, memorial parks, and columbariums closed from October 29 to November 4, Metro Manila's police district is set to deploy over 77,000 cops to "secure" more than 100 cemeteries in and around the Metro, it said Wednesday.

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Robredo, Staff Test Negative For Coronavirus

Philippines Star

MANILA, Philippines Vice President Leni Robredo and her staff who were exposed to a COVID-19 patient last week have tested negative for the new coronavirus. This was confirmed by Robredo and her office on Wednesday. “All of the OVP staff who were exposed last week tested negative. Thank God!” Robredo wrote on social media.

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Aiai Delas Alas Reaffirms Commitment With Siomai King As Brand Ambassador

Comedy Concert Queen Aiai delas Alas-Sibayan continues to extend her reach and provide support for Siomai King as its Brand Ambassador in its goal of helping Filipino entrepreneurs get through the most challenging times of this COVID-19 pandemic. Siomai King — Ang Hari ng Siomai — believes that the....

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Newsinfo Red Cross Charters Flight To China To Get 450,000 COVID-19 Testing Kits

A woman gets a rapid test for COVID-19 at the Philippine Red Cross headquarters in Mandaluyong. (Photo by EDWIN BACASMAS / Philippine Daily Inquirer) MANILA, Philippines — A plane chartered by the Philippine Red Cross will fly to China on Thursday, Oct. 29, to fetch 450,000 COVID-19 testing kits, Sen.

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Newsinfo WHO Reminder: Testing Negative For Coronavirus Doesn’t Mean You Can Party

MANILA, Philippines — The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday told the public that just because they have tested negative for the new coronavirus doesn’t mean they can already go about their usual activities. Mike Ryan, the WHO’s health emergencies program executive director, said that if....

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Newsinfo PH Red Cross COVID-19 Tests For Gov’t To Resume ‘in Full’ Oct 28 – Gordon

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) will fully resume its COVID-19 testing for the government on Wednesday after the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) settled half of its debt to the humanitarian organization. But Sen. Richard Gordon, who also serves as chair of the....

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Newsinfo COVID-19 Cases In PH Climb To 373,144 With 1,524 New Cases

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines’ total number of COVID-19 cases climbed to 373,144 after 1,524 new infections were logged, the Department of Health (DOH) said Tuesday. The latest data from the DOH showed that there were also 353 new recoveries and 14 new deaths, bringing the total to 328,602 and 7,053 respectively.

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Newsinfo More Masses In Churches As Cemeteries Close

MANILA, Philippines — More Masses will be held in Catholic churches in the coming week after Metro Manila mayors agreed to close cemeteries on All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day and due to the new coronavirus pandemic. At the Manila Cathedral, the Blessed Souls Chapel will be open the whole day for....

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Political Adviser Sparked COVID-19 Outbreak On Pence Team — Sources

WASHINGTON — A political adviser to U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is suspected of sparking an outbreak of the coronavirus on his team that sidelined a senior official days before the presidential election, according to a current White House official and a former official familiar with the matter.

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PH Among Most Vulnerable Countries To COVID-19 Impact

While the Philippines has been doing quite well in dealing with the pandemic, UK-based Oxford Economics said the country’s exposure to the global economy and shortcomings in health response made it among the five countries deemed most vulnerable to COVID-19 impact.

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Good Grief

I have many friends who lost loved ones during the last seven months, and what’s most difficult has been the lack of closure. This should not be surprising. We “learn” to grieve through culture, and our culture, as with many other Asian countries, emphasize long and elaborate wakes and funerals,....

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Sadness And Solace

A few more days and it will already be All Saints’ and All Souls’ Day. For the first time I may not be able to visit my deceased relatives and friends in the memorial park. I am already 64 years old. I am taking a big risk if I go out to the memorial park. I may get the COVID-19 virus. Prudence is the better part.

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Lyon’s Cure For Virus Blues? A Morning Of Wine And Sausage

It is just after 10 a.m. at Yann Lalle’s tiny restaurant in Lyon, but his temple of French dining is not serving coffee and croissants patrons are being treated to poached sausage and glasses of red wine. “We’re adapting to the hours imposed on us,” Lalle said, referring to the nighttime curfew that....

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Autumn Tunes: An Online Fundraising Show For Jeepney Drivers

Get ready to party with HallyUP this October as the organization turns N I N E and tune in with HallyOPM: Autumn Tunes this coming October 31, 2020! In its ninth year, the University of the Philippines Society of Students for Korean Pop Culture, also known as HallyUP celebrates this year’s....

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And Now For The Hard(est) Part

I admire the management of one of our most venerable universities who, according to one professor, decided that “normal,” that is, face-to-face, classes, won’t resume not only until a vaccine against COVID-19 is ready, but also that the vaccine is affordable and thus widely available for the public.

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Shelter-in-place Lifestyle A Boon For Iñigo Elizalde’s Rugs

After a six-month dry spell wrought by pandemic restrictions, New York-based designer Iñigo Elizalde is suddenly on a roll. Since September, his eponymous company, Iñigo Elizalde Rugs, has been flooded with orders. Textured and intricate, the handmade rugs are impressions of surfaces and computer....

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Over 1,000 Filipinos From Middle East, South Korea Return To PH

MANILA, Philippines — Over a thousand overseas Filipinos from parts of the Middle East and South Korea have returned to the Philippines over the weekend, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Wednesday. Some 317 OFWs from the United Arab Emirates, 57 from Manama in Bahrain, 304 from Saudi....

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Metro Manila, 6 Other Areas To Retain Quarantine Status Until Nov. 30

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday approved the recommendation of the government’s coronavirus task force to keep Metro Manila and six other areas under general community quarantine until Nov. 30. The cities of Bacolod, Iloilo, Tacloban and Iligan, as well as the provinces of....

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Newsinfo 5 DOH Officials Suspended Over Late Release Of Frontliners’ Benefits

MANILA, Philippines — Ombudsman Samuel Martires issued on Tuesday a preventive suspension order on five officials of the Department of Health (DOH) for their alleged shortcomings that resulted in the late release of COVID-19 frontliners’ benefits. The following were suspended for six months without....

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DOTr Moves Start Of Cashless Toll Collections To December 1

Motorist have their RFID installed at the Balintawak Toll Plaza Customer Service Center parking area on Thursday, August 27, as the DOTr mandates vehicles plying the expressway to install RFID to promote contactless payment to reduce the risk of exposure to the coronavirus.- INQUIRER file photo / GRIG C.

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Office Space Vacancies Continue To Rise In Metro Manila

The business downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic and the shakeout of Philippine offshore gaming operators (Pogos) have caused massive losses across Metro Manila’s office properties in the third quarter, property consulting firm KMC Savills said.

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Health Care Is Top Issue For Older Asian American Voters

WASHINGTON — Health care is the most important election issue this November for 93% of Asian American voters age 50 and over, according to two recent national AARP surveys. Jobs and the economy (89%) ranked a close second. Older Asian American voters are also worried about the coronavirus pandemic,....

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DILG Warns Of Syndicates Extorting Cash From LGU Execs

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Wednesday cautioned local government unit officials of DILG impostors extorting money supposedly for their COVID-19 relief. “Pinapayuhan po natin ang ating mga LGUs at ang publiko na mag-ingat sa mga walang hiyang....

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Mandatory Cashless Toll Payments Moved To Dec. 1

CASHLESS TOLLWAYS. A portion of the North Luzon Expressway Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway. The Department of Transportation on Wednesday pushed the start of the mandatory cashless transaction in all tollways to December 1 to give motorists more time to acquire RFID stickers.

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News Robredo, Aides Negative For COVID-19

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Vice President Leni Robredo appears before the Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives to present her office's proposed 2021 budget, Sept. 14, 2020. Jay Ganzon, OVP/File. MANILA Vice President Leni Robredo and her aides have tested negative for COVID-19, her office said Wednesday, following exposure to a coronavirus patient.

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Catriona Gray Says Parlade Has Apologized For Red-tagging Her

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MANILA Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr. of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) has already apologized to Catriona Gray for red-tagging her, the former Miss Universe said in an ANC interview on Wednesday. Speaking on “Headstart,” Gray said Parlade personally reached....

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Bureau Of Customs Modernization Project Gets $88.28 Million Boost From World Bank

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A man accompanies children at the Baseco seawall late in the afternoon in Port Area in Manila on September 25, 2020. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News/File. MANILA - The World Bank said Wednesday it approved an $88.28 million (P1.3 billion) loan to support the modernization and reforms at the Bureau of Customs.

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National ID Registration 'on Track' Despite Pandemic, Weather Disturbances: PSA

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Watch also in iWantTFC MANILA - Despite the inclement weather and the COVID-19 pandemic, the registration for the national ID system is “on track” to reach its goal of reaching at least 5 million low income households before the end of the year, Philippine Statistics Authority Asec. Rosalinda Bautista told ANC.

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PFL Kicks Off Season After Delay

Philippines Star

MANILA, Philippines The Philippine Football League (PFL) is finally kicking off its fourth season on Wednesday after postponing their planned opener earlier this week. Initially slated to begin last Sunday, the PFL was forced to wait a few days due to inclement weather brought by Typhoon Quinta and....

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Rising Seas, Sinking Land Hurt This Community. Coronavirus Makes It Worse

Philippines Star

MANILA, Philippines Mary Grace Asuncion grew up living at the edge of the water. Residing in Tangos in Navotas City, facing Manila Bay in the Philippines, means she has to deal with high tide and occasional cyclones that bring garbage and grime inside her shanty. She has grown accustomed to these circumstances.

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BARMM Logs Highest Single-day Covid-19 Recoveries

COTABATO CITY The Ministry of Health in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (MOH-BARMM) listed on Tuesday night 117 patients who have recovered from the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), the region’s highest in one day since March. Dr.

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Golf: Pagdanganan Continues To Impress In Rookie Season

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Tiger Woods came into last week's Zozo Championship as the champion, but well before Sunday, where he finished 22 shots adrift of winner Patrick Cantlay, his thoughts had turned to a bigger title defense next month. The US Masters, shifted from April to November because of the coronavirus shutdown,....

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DOTr Moves To Dec. 1 Implementation Of Cashless Toll Transactions

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Vehicles pass through the Balintawak tollway along the North Luzon Expressway in Caloocan City on October 22, 2020, more than a week before tollways go fully cashless on November 2. The DOTR requires tollways to go fully cashless to curb the spread of COVID-19. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News.

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