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LIVE updates: COVID-19 and extended quarantine in the Philippines

The latest updates on the spread of the novel coronavirus in the Philippines and enhanced community quarantine of economic center of Metro Manila and other areas across the country......»»

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Signal No. 1 still up over 3 areas in Cagayan Valley due to ‘Carina’

(Updated) The tropical depression was given a local name “Carina”—the third tropical cyclone for 2020......»»

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COVID-19 cases in Philippines hit 56,259; death toll at 1,534

(Updated) This came after the DOH failed to release a COVID-19 case bulletin for the first time on Sunday due to “significant volume of data gathered.” Daily bulletin usually comes out at 4 p.m. every day......»»

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Solgen office on indefinite lockdown after employee tests positive for COVID-19

“Effective immediately, the OSG premises will be locked down until further notice,” it said in a statement......»»

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San Lazaro Hospital management defends itself amid complaints from nurses

"We acknowledged with utmost importance the dedication of our nursing staff all through the years of facing several outbreaks and epidemic," San Lazaro Hospital said in a statement which went on to deny almost every claim made by its nurses......»»

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More than 500 media workers slam House s killing of ABS-CBN franchise bid

“One media outfit shut down because of the whims and trivialities of those in power is one too many, especially at a time when the public needs credible and independently verified information to make informed choices.".....»»

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Live updates: Tropical Depression Carina

Follow our updates on "Carina" here......»»

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Baguio City Mayor Magalong now also contact tracing czar

Magalong, former chief of the police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group, has been lauded for spearheading an enhanced contact tracing method in Baguio City......»»

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Citing previous experience of abuse, Sanlakas asks SC to void part of anti-terrorism law

Progressive group Sanlakas on Monday assailed the constitutionality of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020, the 8th legal challenge the contentious new law is facing before the Supreme Court......»»

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DOH: Home quarantine not discouraged but rules must be followed

The health official issued the clarification after Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said that the government is discouraging home quarantine for COVID-19 patients......»»

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Early OK of CTBEX proposal expected

The government is seeking to accelerate the approval of the P22.43-billion Cavite-Tagaytay-Batangas Expressway proposal of the Metro Pacific Tollways Corp......»»

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Mourn for ABS-CBN

It was a charade from the start, with an ending lawmakers had already cast in stone before the hearings even opened......»»

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PNOC-EC eyes new exploration projects

State-run Philippine National Oil Co.-Exploration Corp. is eyeing to have a more active role in harnessing the country’s oil, gas and coal resources as the government pushes for more exploration and development of our indigenous energy resources......»»

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Lexus more than ready to deliver

In this “new normal,” we’ve come to value certain things more than we ever have. For the most discerning customers, it’s giving priority to things like safety and security......»»

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BSP sets rules of forex hedging facility

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas is issuing new guidelines covering the foreign exchange forward contract market, including imposing a cap on a bank’s total gross exposures, as well as stricter sanctions to mitigate potential build-up of systemic risks......»»

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Stimulating the economy

It just took two months to drive our economy to the ground and empty our national treasury, and the Chinese Wuhan virus isn’t done with us yet......»»

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Breaking 50 leads to stronger peso

People are perplexed why the Philippine peso is the strongest currency in Asia year-to-date while COVID-19 cases are still rising, OFWs are returning, and foreign selling continues at the PSE......»»

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Finnish firm tapped for Vivant Energy power plant in Bantayan Island, Cebu

Vivant Energy Corp. is tapping Finnish smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions provider Wärtsilä to put up a bunker-fired power plant in Bantayan Island in Cebu......»»

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CA junks OceanaGold’s appeal to continue operations

The Court of Appeals has dismissed Australian-Canadian mining firm OceanaGold’s call for an injunction against Nueva Vizcaya’s restraining orders of its mine operations......»»

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ABS-CBN shares halted from trading pending information on business plan

The local bourse wants the Lopez-led network to provide its investors information on how to proceed with its business, without a broadcasting franchise......»»

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