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The Department of Agriculture (DA) has assured the public that there is enough food in public markets and through outlets of DA-initiated "Kadiwa ni Ani at Kita," and "FishDA on the Go" as some areas in Metro Manila are placed under community quarantine due to …Read More
Authorities are mulling on making it mandatory for students here to declare their travel history upon their return on March 23 prior to being allowed to the schools, the city health officer said on Friday.
“We leave it to the schools. They can do that …Read More
The top prelate in Samar province on Friday appealed to priests and churchgoers to abide by the hygiene protocol of the Department of Health amid the 2019 coronavirus disease (Covid-19) threat.
In a pastoral letter, Calbayog Diocese Bishop Isabelo Abarquez has called on all Roman …Read More
Local airlines have offered options for passengers affected by flight cancelations due to domestic travel restrictions to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).
In an advisory on Friday, AirAsia Philippines announced that their guests could make voluntary changes to their travel plans …Read More
Governor Arthur Yap on Friday signed an executive order (EO) declaring community quarantine all over the province effective March 16 in the light of the 2019 coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic.
Starting midnight on Monday until March 20, only outbound travels are allowed while inbound will …Read More
A leader of the House of Representatives on Friday backed President Rodrigo Duterte’s recommendation for Congress to suspend work as part of the national campaign to combat the spread of the 2019 coronavirus disease (Covid-19).
Deputy Speaker Michael Romero made the statement after recent confirmation …Read More
Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who wish to go to their respective provinces after arriving at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) beginning March 15 should stay in Metro Manila until the lifting of the domestic travel ban.
"When they arrive here in Manila, they should …Read More
The Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene, or the Quiapo Church, advised on Thursday the faithful that the “pahalik” or the kissing of the image of the Black Jesus Christ has been temporarily stopped.
"[PAUMANHIN] Sa lahat ng mga Deboto, Mananampalataya sa Poong Hesus Nazareno. …Read More
The northernmost town of Libertad in Antique has devised a preventive measure against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) by putting up faucets and making available anti-bacterial soaps in the washing areas in front of the town hall and around the plaza.
Libertad Mayor Mary Jean …Read More
The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) on Friday said it will remain operational throughout the 30-day community quarantine ordered by Malacañang in Metro Manila and urged lawyers to cooperate with authorities' efforts to address the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) threat.
In a statement, IBP …Read More
Two days before the implementation of community quarantine in Metro Manila, the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Disease (IATF-EID) met on Friday to finalize the planned travel ban exemption for people living outside the metropolis.
Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said patients …Read More
The 441 crew members of the MV Diamond Princess cruise ship have been provided cash and transportation assistance by the government and their manning agency during their send-off on Thursday, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) reported on Friday.
In a statement, the OWWA said …Read More
The Department of Health in the Cordillera Administrative Region (DOH-CAR) announced on Friday that government hospitals have set up triage areas.
DOH-CAR officer-in-charge, Dr. Amelita Pangilinan said the move is to prevent the exposure of other patients in the hospitals to the coronavirus disease 2019 …Read More
The Philippine National Police (PNP) will man all entrance and exit points in Metro Manila during the implementation of a community quarantine, a ranking official said Friday.
PNP acting spokesperson, Maj. Gen. Benigno Durana Jr., said police would use equipment and follow protocols in the …Read More
The government has now additional funds for the acquisition of test kits and implementation of measures against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said.
In a Viber message to journalists Friday, Dominguez said the Department of Finance (DOF) has sourced PHP2.5 …Read More
It took more than 28 years for a student-athlete here to get to the Olympics, after runner Hector Begeo.
Baguio had a third Olympian, judoka Jerry Diño.
On Wednesday, the University of Baguio Criminology student Irish Magno joined two-time Olympian Begeo of athletics to be …Read More
Volleyball games in the Baguio Benguet Educational Athletic League (BBEAL) are temporarily suspended as classes in Baguio and Benguet province have been suspended due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) threat.
BBEAL chairman and Cordillera Career Development College (CCDC) president emeritus James Malaya has called …Read More
Local government officials in Eastern Visayas asked residents to stop spreading misinformation about the presence of positive and suspected cases of 2019 coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in their communities.
“Please stop spreading fake news and we have to be responsible for what we post on social …Read More
The 257 households considered as informal settlers will be relocated starting April to pave way for the completion of the Malandog River Rehabilitation and Development Project (MRRDP).
Eby Butiong, secretary of the Antique Provincial Government Housing Board, said in an interview Thursday that they have …Read More
The government on Friday called on the consumers in Metro Manila to remain calm, as it assured that there are enough essential supplies and food in the metropolis’ markets amid the rising cases of 2019 coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in the country.
The assurance was made, …Read More
Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles on Friday clarified that the term 'community quarantine" is the more appropriate term to describe the government's latest move to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).
This as panic struck Metro Manila residents as several media firms labeled …Read More
Honey from bees and no chemical strawberry from backyard gardens here or coffee from Atok in northern Benguet make good wine.
These are the ingredients that make up fruit base honey wine, or mead during the dark ages, which is fermented in Alabang, Muntinlupa City.…Read More
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned all online sellers that overpricing essential emergency medicines and supplies are not allowed.
Effective immediately, the FDA said online selling of any of its listed emergency medical supplies that are beyond the price ceiling/range set in the Department …Read More
The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) said it will allot a part of its funds to help the government's efforts in battling the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).
PCSO General Manager Royina Garma said the agency will release PHP420 million from its "stand-by …Read More
State-owned pension fund firms have been tasked to increase their equities holdings to help bolster the local stock market, which, on Thursday, posted a huge drop to the 5,700-level due to coronavirus disease (Covid-19) worries.
“I have instructed GSIS (Government Service Insurance System) and SSS …Read More
The Department of Trade and Industry Ilocos regional office (DTI-1) is conducting daily price monitoring on basic commodities in the region to ensure the price freeze is being implemented.
Under the Proclamation No. 922 or the declaration of public health emergency, there will be a …Read More
The number of confirmed cases of the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) in Canada jumped by more than 30 percent in a single day, according to health agency data. Canada now has 138 confirmed cases after 35 were reported on Thursday.
On Thursday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin …Read More
The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said on Thursday workers living in Metro Manila's nearby provinces will be allowed to enter the region upon presentation of valid identification cards (IDs).
Interior Secretary Eduardo Año made the clarification following President Rodrigo Duterte's order …Read More
North Cotabato's governor has appealed to all her constituents to voluntarily subject themselves to self-quarantine if they have traveled to countries affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), or were in close contact with persons suspected to have the virus.
Gov. Nancy Catamco aired the …Read More
The Inter-Agency Task Force on coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) has recommended setting up sanitation areas in all establishments here.
Mayor Maria Isabelle Climaco-Salazar, who chairs the task force, said Thursday the move is part of the measures to prevent the entry and spread of the …Read More
Aftershocks are expected from the magnitude 5 earthquake that hit Zambales Friday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.
The tectonic quake struck 123 kilometers southwest of San Antonio at around 6 a.m.
It had a depth of 27 kilometers.
There were no …Read More
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Friday confirmed that a female Filipino diplomat tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).
"Yes, one of our diplomats at the Philippine Mission to the United Nations in New York has tested positive for Covid. The necessary …Read More
Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief-of-staff Gen. Felimon Santos, Jr. and 21 other newly-promoted senior military officials formally took their oath before President Rodrigo R. Duterte at Malacañan Palace, Manila on Wednesday.
In a statement Thursday, AFP public affairs office Capt. Jonathan Zata said …Read More
The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Friday said it is ready to support the Philippine National Police (PNP) in implementing the community quarantine imposed in Metro Manila.
"The AFP is ready to assist the Philippine National Police in implementing the community quarantine in …Read More
State prosecutors gave 14 co-respondents of Eastern Visayas drug kingpin Rolan “Kerwin” Espinosa's 14 in drug charges more time to refute the allegations against them.
Assistant State Prosecutor Susan Azarcon gave the respondents until March 30 to file their respective counter-affidavits to the allegations in …Read More