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Meet Yani, UP’s 'COVIPH chatbot

Yani can provide information regarding the nearest hospitals, data on COVID-19 cases, and even government's policies in relation to health, education, transportation and economic support. The post Meet Yani, UP’s #COVIPH chatbot appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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SC urged to release sick, elderly political prisoners amid COVID-19

“(We) pray that they be released on humanitarian considerations through bail, recognizance or other non-custodial measures. The continued incarceration of the sick and elderly would be a virtual death sentence.” By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – Relatives of political prisoners filed a petition with the Supreme Court today, April 8, seeking for the… The post SC urged to release sick, elderly political prisoners amid COVID-19 appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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‘Fact-checking Duterte absolutely necessary at this time’

“Just because he is the president does not mean you don’t need to fact-check his claims.” The post ‘Fact-checking Duterte absolutely necessary at this time’ appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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Pandemic deals blow to plastic bag bans, plastic reduction

PORTLAND, Oregon:  Just weeks ago, cities and even states across the US were busy banning straws, limiting takeout containers and mandating that shoppers bring reusable bags or pay a small fee as the movement to eliminate single-use plastics took hold in mainstream America. What a difference a pandemic makes. In a matter of days, hard-won […].....»»

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Red Cross launches mobile app for Covid-19 risk assessment

THE Philippine Red Cross (PRC) launched a mobile application that could help Filipinos assess their risk of contracting the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). RC143 mobile app, named after the Red Cross’ community-based volunteer program, uses wireless, geo-location and sensory capabilities of mobile phones to trace contact events between people. “In order to unmask the invisible […].....»»

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TV personality Piers Morgan calls PH health workers in UK ‘unsung heroes’  in Covid fight

Covid fight’S veteran broadcast journalist Piers Morgan paid tribute to Filipino healthcare workers in the United Kingdom employed under the country’s National Health Service (NHS). On his popular program “Good Morning Britain” on Tuesday (Manila time), Morgan highlighted the “extraordinary workforce” of Filipino nurses and other workers around the world working to save people’s lives […].....»»

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Duterte suspends proceedings on administrative cases during quarantine

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte suspended proceedings on administrative cases against local officials during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Luzon to stop the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). Through Administrative Order 29, the President has set guidelines on the filing of cases, appeals, petitions for review, and other pleadings before the Office of the President, […].....»»

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Britain’s Johnson enters third day in intensive care

LONDON: Prime Minister Boris Johnson began a third day in intensive care on Wednesday battling the coronavirus, which has struck at the heart of the British government, infected more than 55,000 people across the country and killed nearly 6,200. “I understand the prime minister is in a stable condition, he’s comfortable and in good spirits,” […].....»»

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Tap reservists for Covid-19 response — lawmaker

A lawmaker at the House of Representatives urged the Interagency Task Force (IATF) on Emerging Infectious Diseases, the Department of National Defense and the Department of the Interior and Local Government to mobilize reservists of uniformed armed services to augment manpower in the fight against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). Iloilo 5th District Rep. Raul “Boboy” […].....»»

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National ID system pushed to ease delivery of social services

A lawmaker pushed for the immediate implementation of the National Identification (ID) System to help the government deliver services to the people in times of crisis such as the current coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic. House Committee on National Defense and Security Chairman and Iloilo 5th District Rep. Raul “Boboy” Tupas said the current crisis shows […].....»»

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Duterte institutionalizes comprehensive social benefits program for state forces

PRESIDENT Rodrigo has issued an executive order institutionalizing the government’s Comprehensive Social Benefits Program (CSBP)‬ for police, military and their support units. Through Executive Order (EO) 110 he signed on April 7, Duterte recognized the “invaluable” contribution of state forces in maintaining peace and order in the country. “One of the strategies in attaining just […].....»»

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Smokers, vapers ‘more vulnerable, likely to die’ from Covid-19 — DoH

THE Department of Health (DoH) on Wednesday warned smokers of cigarettes, tobacco products or electronic cigarettes that they are most likely to develop complications brought about by the coronavirus disease 2019 (covid-19) that may lead to their death. “Smoking is known to weaken the immune system, making it less able to respond to infection,” said […].....»»

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Duterte institutionalizes comprehensive social benefits program for state forces

PRESIDENT Rodrigo has issued an executive order institutionalizing the government’s Comprehensive Social Benefits Program (CSBP)‬ for police, military and their support units. Through Executive Order (EO) 110 he signed on April 7, Duterte recognized the “invaluable” contribution of state forces in maintaining peace and order in the country. “One of the strategies in attaining just […].....»»

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‘Lean On Me’ streams increase by 729% after Bill Withers’ death

“Lean On Me” earned the late soul icon Bill Withers his first and only number one hit on both the R&B and pop charts at the time of its release in 1972. The anthem of friendship, which appeared on his sophomore album “Still Bill”, is now experiencing a boom in on-demand streams since Withers’ passing […] The post ‘Lean On Me’ streams increase by 729% after Bill Withers’ death appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Ahong extends Lapu’s ECQ to April 28

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu – Lapu-Lapu City mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan has signed Executive Order (E.O.) No. 2020-048-B today, April 8, 2020, extending the city’s enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) until April 28, 2020. The implementation of the ECQ in the city was originally slated from March 29, 2020, to April 14, 2020, only, but with the […] The post Ahong extends Lapu’s ECQ to April 28 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Assistance to displaced workers to be disbursed thru ‘kwarta padala’

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Local government units in Cebu will be helping displaced workers to avail of the assistance programs of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). Governor Gwendolyn Garcia said workers belonging to both the formal and informal economies and whose families may not be accommodated in the Department of Social Welfare and […] The post Assistance to displaced workers to be disbursed thru ‘kwarta padala’ appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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FDA warns against use of unproven drugs, vaccines for treatment of COVID-19

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cautioned the public against using drugs or vaccines with unproven claims to be safe and effective as treatment for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The FDA issued the warning in a statement posted on its Facebook page. “Currently there are no registered drugs or vaccines that are […] The post FDA warns against use of unproven drugs, vaccines for treatment of COVID-19 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Labella: No penalty for not wearing mask, just go home

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella denied the circulating reports that those who violate the executive order on wearing masks in public places will be penalized up to P20,000. A Facebook community page reported that Labella allegedly announced on April 7, 2020, that those who will not wear masks outside their home […] The post Labella: No penalty for not wearing mask, just go home appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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