Mask shortage should be temporary: DTI

With the sudden surge in demand for face masks following the first confirmed 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCov) in the country, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez said the supply shortage shall be temporary.

"Shortage is due to the sudden jump in demand …

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Ships advised to take precautions vs. nCoV

Shipowners and operators have been advised to coordinate with the authorities and train their personnel in dealing with the 2019 novel coronavirus (nCoV) after the first case of the viral disease in the country have been confirmed.

The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) advised ship owners …

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NPA war materials seized after Surigao Sur clash

Government troops recovered war materials belonging to communist rebels after a firefight Thursday in the hinterlands of Tandag City, Surigao del Sur, an official said.

Capt. Jonald Romorosa, civil-military operations of the Army's 36th Infantry Battalion, said the rebel water materials consisting of high-powered firearms, …

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Tourism stakeholders brace for nCoV

Accommodation establishments in this summer resort city are also assuring the public they can respond to emergencies if there will be a 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) case here.

Andrew Pinero, spokesperson of the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Baguio (HRAB) said, on Friday they monitor …

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Suspension of int’l flights to Iloilo sought

To protect the province from the spread of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Iloilo's provincial and local governments have separately called for the temporary suspension of international flights to and from the province through the Iloilo International Airport in Cabatuan town.

On Thursday, Iloilo Governor Arthur …

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Go provides aid to 212 Butuan fire victims

Some 212 victims of the January 25 fire that razed around 40 houses in Barangay Mahogany here received assistance from Senator Christopher Lawrence Bong Go on Thursday.

Go personally led the distribution of financial aid to the victims--including food and non-food items--to the 62 families …

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Northeast monsoon brings light rains Friday

Cloudy skies and light rains will be experienced in most regions of Luzon due to the northeast monsoon (amihan) on Friday, the weather bureau said.

In its 4 a.m. weather bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said the regions of Ilocos, …

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Maguindanao town dad slain in roadside shooting

A municipal councilor was shot dead by unidentified motorcycle-riding gunmen along the national highway here on Thursday afternoon, police said.

Manhunt had been launched, said Maj. Julhamin Asdani, Sultan Kudarat municipal police office chief, after the murder of Jordan Abdulrahman Ibrahim, chairperson of Barangay Pilar, …

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Court workers urged to wear face masks vs. nCoV

Supreme Court Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta is urging court personnel throughout the country to wear masks inside courtrooms, halls of justices and judiciary buildings.

"Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta encourages all court personnel to observe proper hand and respiratory hygiene, and safe food practices pursuant to …

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Optiwave Introduces OptiSPICE plugin for Tanner

Optiwave’s OptiSPICE Plugin enables optoelectronic circuit simulation in Tanner EDA tools from Mentor, a Siemens business

OTTAWA, Jan. 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Optiwave Systems Inc., the leading provider of optical component and system design tools, today announced the immediate availability of its OptiSPICE plugin …

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DOH confirms 1st nCoV case in PH

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III on Thursday confirmed a 38-year-old Chinese female is the first case of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCov) in the country.

In a press briefing, Duque said the laboratory results of the patient arrived on Thursday from the Victorian Infectious Disease Reference …

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SC designates special competition courts

- The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday designated special commercial courts as competition courts to hear, try, and decide on cases involving violations of the Philippine Competition Act (PCA) and other competition-related laws.

In a circular dated January 28, Court Administrator Jose Midas Marquez said …

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