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Cebu City Covid-19

Cebu City Covid-19 cases now at 1,749

Cebu City on Monday, May 18, 2020, logged nine new cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), according to the Cebu City Health Department. This brought the total number of Covid-19 cases in the city to 1,749. Of the nine new [...]

May 18, 2020 News
Duterte gov’t to take 10% of paid ads in ABS-CBN

Duterte gov’t to take 10% of paid ads in ABS-CBN’s temporary franchise

Duterte gov’t to take 10% of paid ads in ABS-CBN: The House of Representatives bill granting ABS-CBN a provisional franchise will require the embattled media giant to cough up 10% of its paid advertisements to President Rodrigo Duterte’s government. House [...]

May 18, 2020 News

‘COVID toes,’ other rashes latest possible rare virus signs

Skin doctors suddenly are looking at a lot of toes — whether by emailed picture or video visit — as concern grows that for some people, a sign of COVID-19 may pop up in an unusual spot, as COVID toes. [...]

May 18, 2020 News

Iloilo records new COVID-19 cases on 2nd day of GCQ

The province and city of Iloilo recorded new cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on Sunday, May 17, the second day of the general community quarantine (GCQ). The Department of Health (DOH-6) reported two additional COVID-19 cases in Western [...]

May 18, 2020 News

COVID-19 positive man refuses to be taken to hospital, hugs neighbors in rage

JAKARTA — A 40-year-old man initialed as AR, who has tested positive for COVID-19, has caused a commotion as he refused to be taken to the hospital by a team of medical workers and fumed at his neighbors in the [...]

May 17, 2020 News
Another total lockdown may be needed

Another total lockdown may be needed if COVID-19 cases surge — DOH

The Department of Health says another total lockdown may be needed if any sharp increase in new COVID-19 cases in the coming days may lead authorities to reimpose strict quarantine rules that this weekend were eased in several areas of the [...]

May 17, 2020 News
Mel & Jay

‘Kaso’ nina Mel & Jay nabuhay dahil sa ABS-CBN shutdown

Mel & Jay: HABANG nakaantabay ang sambayanan kung kailan muling magbubukas ang ABS-CBN ay ilang bahagi ng nakaraan ang nanariwa sa ating alaala. Isa na rito ang isyung nabuhay muli involving Mel Tiangco at Jay Sonza na sinuspindi ng nasabing [...]

May 16, 2020 News
coronavirus-tracking websites

A 17-year-old built one of the most popular coronavirus-tracking websites in the world, with over 30 million visitors a day. He explains why he turned down $8 million to put ads on his site.

Avi Schiffmann has been procrastinating on his school work, but he has a good excuse. The 17-year-old high schooler is the creator of one of the most visited coronavirus trackers in the world, which he says now takes up “100%” of his [...]

May 16, 2020 News
Spanish Flu

A Lesson from the Spanish Flu: Don’t End Restrictions Too Soon

Social distancing didn’t meaningfully reduce the number of deaths from the Spanish flu a century ago because it didn’t last long enough, says a new research paper that has implications for the response to Covid-19. Harvard University economist Robert Barro [...]

May 16, 2020 News
public high-school teacher

Despite warrantless arrest, Justice Dep’t OKs charges against ‘kill Duterte’ teacher

A public school teacher will face inciting to sedition charges for offering a multi-million peso bounty to anyone willing to kill President Rodrigo Duterte, despite being arrested without a warrant. Ronnel Mas, 25, was arrested earlier this week by operatives [...]

May 15, 2020 News


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