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flood in Mindanao

1 dead, hundreds flee from Mindanao floods

Heavy rains triggered floods in several areas in Mindanao on Tuesday, affecting thousands of residents in Davao City and the provinces of Zamboanga del Sur and Cotabato, local disaster response officials said on Wednesday. In Zamboanga del Sur, a 27-year-old [...]

August 6, 2020 News
East Avenue Medical Center

East Avenue Medical Center to be converted into COVID-19 only hospital — Galvez

The East Avenue Medical Center (EAMC) in Quezon City will soon become a hospital dedicated to treating coronavirus disease (COVID-19)patients, National Task Force COVID-19 chief implementer Sec. Carlito Galvez Jr. said Thursday. “Sa ngayon magkatuwang si (Department of Public Works) [...]

August 6, 2020 News
Philippines could soon become the new epicenter

Philippines daily rise in coronavirus cases, could become Southeast Asia’s new epicenter

The Philippines could soon become the new epicenter for the coronavirus pandemic in Southeast Asia, as it reported another record single-day jump in infections on Tuesday (Aug 4). The grim news came on the first day of a tough new lockdown that [...]

August 6, 2020 News
MECQ violators

MECQ violators given 3-day headstart before police start arrests

MECQ violators in Metro Manila, Cavite, Laguna, Rizal, and Bulacan will be given a few days to readjust to the sudden shift into modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) before the police start making arrests. Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Gen. [...]

August 5, 2020 News
face shields

Public transport commuters required to wear face shields from Aug. 15

The Department of Transport announced today that all passengers of public transportation will be required to wear shields starting Aug. 15. In a memo dated Aug. 4 and made public today, the Transport Department encouraged its officials “to enjoin, within their respective [...]

August 5, 2020 News
Pasig River ferry service open to frontliners

Pasig River ferry service open to frontliners only

Despite Metro Manila being under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ), resulting in a ban on all forms of public transport, the Pasig River Ferry Service will remain open, but only to serve healthcare workers and government employees. The ferry service [...]

August 5, 2020 News
Beirut blast

2 Filipinos die, in Beirut blasts — DFA (VIDEO)

Two Filipinos were killed in powerful explosions that hit the Port of Beirut in Lebanon, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) confirmed Wednesday. Citing latest reports from the Philippine Embassy in Beirut, the DFA also said that six other Filipinos [...]

August 5, 2020 News
New Zealand 2 COVID-19 Cases, both from Philippines

New Zealand 2 COVID-19 Cases, both from Philippines

New Zealand has two new cases of Covid-19 today in managed isolation, both travellers from the Philippines. The first case is a man in his 20s who arrived in New Zealand on July 23 from the Philippines via Hong Kong. [...]

August 5, 2020 News

‘Enjoy TikTok’ in PH, no ban on app – Roque

Filipinos may still enjoy using TikTok after the government is not inclined to ban the popular short video application in the country. “Wala akong dahilan na nakikita na i-ban ang TikTok dito sa Pilipinas (I don’t see any reason to [...]

August 4, 2020 News
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III

Duque didn’t import COVID-19 – Duterte

While Health Secretary Francisco Duque III did not import coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) to the Philippines, he “miserably failed” to stop the spread of the virus, Senator Panfilo Lacson pointed out after President Rodrigo Duterte continued to defend the health [...]

August 3, 2020 News