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Filinvest donates PPE to hospitals, LGU

The Filinvest group, through the Filinvest City Foundation, donated personal protective equipment (PPE) to hospitals and local government units as part of its pledge to hand over P100 million worth of PPE to frontliners and health workers. Filinvest donated PPE to the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM), Philippine General Hospital (PGH), Lung Center of […] The post Filinvest donates PPE to hospitals, LGU appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

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Virus may spark ‘devastating’ global condom shortage

A global condom shortage is looming as the coronavirus pandemic shutters factories and disrupts supply chains, the world’s top maker of the contraceptives said, with the United Nations warning of “devastating” consequences. Over half of humanity has been confined to their homes as the highly contagious virus marches round the planet, while governments worldwide have […] The post Virus may spark ‘devastating’ global condom shortage appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

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Monster cyclone Harold tears through Fiji

A deadly Pacific storm slammed into Fiji on Wednesday, tearing off roofs and flooding towns, after leaving a trail of destruction in the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. Tropical Cyclone Harold weakened slightly overnight from a scale-topping Category Five to a Four, but was still lashing Fiji with winds of up to 240 kilometers per hour […] The post Monster cyclone Harold tears through Fiji appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

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Oil rebounds as hopes grow for output cut deal

Oil prices rebounded Wednesday as traders jockey for position ahead of a key producers’ meeting this week aimed at cutting output to support coronavirus-hit energy markets. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate was up 5.7 percent to $24.98 a barrel in morning Asian trade. A barrel of Brent, the international benchmark, was changing hands at $32.69 […] The post Oil rebounds as hopes grow for output cut deal appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

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Unlicensed med, nursing graduates called to volunteer

The government is ramping up calls for volunteer health workers to join the country’s fight against the coronavirus as cases continue to hike. In a memorandum for President Rodrigo Duterte dated 8 April, Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi wants to tap unlicensed graduates of nursing and medicine courses to boost the country’s […] The post Unlicensed med, nursing graduates called to volunteer appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

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Covid fight, economic recovery may entail higher 2020 budget

The prospect of a higher 2020 spending has been laid out as Department of Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III noted on the possibility should it is deemed necessary. “At this point, we are doing a bounce back plan for our economy and essentially, we are assessing the economic damage. We’ve done surveys and so far, […] The post Covid fight, economic recovery may entail higher 2020 budget appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

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Virus-hit Iran urges IMF to approve its loan request

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani appealed to the International Monetary Fund Wednesday to approve a $5 billion emergency loan request to combat its novel coronavirus outbreak. “I urge all international organizations to fulfill their duties,” Rouhani said during a cabinet meeting. “We are a member of the IMF… if there’s going to be any discrimination between […] The post Virus-hit Iran urges IMF to approve its loan request appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

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Zubiri, private group donate 13,000 COVID-19 test kits

Private group Art Rockers and Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri donated 13,000 COVID-19 polymerise chain reaction (PCR) test kits to public and private hospitals on Wednesday. Zubiri and Art Rockers, led by Dr. Steven Lim and Dr. Enrique Posas, handed over the donations to Philippine General Hospital through the University of the Philippines-National Institutes […] The post Zubiri, private group donate 13,000 COVID-19 test kits appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

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Five civilians die in Turkey bomb attack

Five civilians were killed on Wednesday when their car was hit in a bomb attack in Turkey’s southeast, local officials said. The governor of Kurdish-majority Diyarbakir province said the attack was carried out in the early hours by “members of the PKK terror organization”, referring to the banned Kurdistan Workers’ Party. The PKK has fought […] The post Five civilians die in Turkey bomb attack appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

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Asia markets extend gains on glimmers of hope

Tokyo (AFP) — Equities rose again Tuesday as investors seized on signs of a slowdown in the spread of the coronavirus in key hotspots and some governments began making plans to ease restrictions aimed at containing the disease. Crude prices were also lifted by hopes major producers will agree to cut output this week, while […] The post Asia markets extend gains on glimmers of hope appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

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Manila ordinance elicits support from Guevarra, Vergeire

Manila city officials extolled two ranking government executives for supporting the COVID-19 anti-discrimination ordinance the city council passed last week. Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso thanked Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra and Health Undersecretary Ma. Rosario Vergeire for recommending that other local government units adopt a similar measure in their areas of jurisdiction. “On behalf of […] The post Manila ordinance elicits support from Guevarra, Vergeire appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

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British PM in ICU, global toll soars

Boris Johnson’s fight against the disease underscored the indiscriminate nature of COVID-19. The post British PM in ICU, global toll soars appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

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Small businesses to benefit from financial support

CHINA (China Daily) — Some ministry-level departments, including those responsible for finance, human resources and social security, and education, have responded recently to issues of public concern. China will offer more government-guaranteed financing and credit support to small and micro-sized businesses and agricultural and rural entities to tide them over the current tough economic times. […] The post Small businesses to benefit from financial support appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

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Cardinal wins appeal over child sex abuse

Brisbane, Australia (AFP) — Cardinal George Pell was released from prison on Tuesday, hours after Australia’s High Court quashed his conviction for child sex abuse, bringing to an abrupt end the most high-profile pedophilia case faced by the Catholic Church. The 78-year-old left Barwon Prison near Melbourne after the court overturned five counts of sexually […] The post Cardinal wins appeal over child sex abuse appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

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New PNR train sets operational after lockdown

With the latest delivery of two new train sets, this will drastically improve not just the ridership, not just its rolling stock, but also how each passenger would see and feel when they are able to ride the new PNR trains. The post New PNR train sets operational after lockdown appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

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Japan declares emergency

The declaration is expected to take effect from midnight and will empower governors of seven affected regions to ask people to stay inside and businesses to close their doors. The post Japan declares emergency appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

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Sharon tells KC third thing that “never changes”

In a recent post on Instagram, Sharon Cuneta posted a photo of her daughter KC Concepcion with a heartfelt message. She called KC her “baby number one” and wished her nothing but happiness, love, peace and everything her heart desires on her birthday. Sharon said she felt sad knowing that her beloved daughter was alone […] The post Sharon tells KC third thing that “never changes” appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

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Health ventures to get perks

Under the JMC, the agencies will ensure the availability of essential goods and require businesses to prioritize contracts for the materials and services needed by the government to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The post Health ventures to get perks appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

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Airbnb gets $1B investment for post-virus recovery

Airbnb on Monday announced it was taking a billion dollars in new investment to endure and, it hopes, thrive in a travel world transformed by the coronavirus pandemic. Silver Lake and Sixth Street Partners will invest the money into the home-sharing platform in the form of debt and equity, according to Airbnb. “While the current […] The post Airbnb gets $1B investment for post-virus recovery appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

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NEDA needs your input

The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) is conducting an online survey to gather suggestions, recommendations and other data on the effects of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) and the Enhanced Community Quarantine on the economy. NEDA and the Inter-Agency Task Force on Anticipatory Forward Planning (IATF-AFP) will then study all information as the country […] The post NEDA needs your input appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

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