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Mindanaoans getting on with the job despite COVID-19

No matter where you are in the Philippines – or the world, for that matter – the impacts of COVID-19 have spread far beyond the illness itself......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarSep 16th, 2020

Stock market rallies; Uy& rsquo;s Dito, Chelsea advance

The stock market rose Tuesday for the second straight day as the government moves to further open up the economy amid an apparent slowdown in COVID-19 cases in the country......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated News18 min. ago

PH is Asia& rsquo;s worst in pandemic management

First the good news: The COVID-19 pandemic has been contained, at least in Asia, says the World Bank in its October 2020 update on the East Asia and the Pacific (EAP) economies. Shutdowns or lockdowns have been phased out in most countries, except in the Philippines......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated News2 hr. 1 min. ago

China at 71

The facts speak for themselves. After more than six months into the COVID-19 pandemic which originated in Wuhan, China is now turning out to be the model on how the whole world can and should live with the disease. It has opened up its economy, has largely controlled the transmission of the disease, enhanced its health care system and is on track to be the first among the ten countries working to produce a vaccine......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated News2 hr. 1 min. ago

Southeast Asia& rsquo;s COVID-19 epicenter

In the face of continued increase in confirmed Covid-19 cases, we should be thankful President Duterte did not place Metro Manila and other coronavirus hotbeds under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) again......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated News2 hr. 1 min. ago

Longer economic recession

The economic recession in the Philippines will persist for a longer period of time. With limited public transportation and many areas protecting their borders from each other, it is inconceivable to expect economic activities to go back to their pre-COVID-19 levels soon......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated News2 hr. 1 min. ago

Biggest local stars gather on virtual stage via tribute concert for teachers

Despite the challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic, Gabay Guro ensures that the Filipino teachers will be given tribute for all their hard work and sacrifices through PLDT Smart Foundation’s annual Gabay Guro Grand Gathering......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated News2 hr. 18 min. ago

Food security Program praised

The Commission on Human Rights on Thursday praised the commitment of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases to give priority to food security and food production while addressing the COVID-19 pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated News4 hr. 1 min. ago

OFW deployment remains slow

The deployment of Filipino workers abroad remained slow as most countries are still not accepting foreign nationals due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News5 hr. 1 min. ago

COVID-19 cases in PH now at 314,079 with 2,415 new infections

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday reported that there were 2,415 new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections recorded, bringing the Philippines’ tally to 314,079. The latest data of the DOH showed that of the total number of cases, 54,294 are active cases. The region with the most number of newly reported cases […] The post COVID-19 cases in PH now at 314,079 with 2,415 new infections appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News5 hr. 18 min. ago

EOC defends stay-at-home order for senior citizens: We’re keeping them safe

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in Cebu City said the stay-at-home order for senior citizen was not a form of discrimination, but instead a form of protection to the most vulnerable age group against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This is in response to the call of Vice Mayor Michael Rama […] The post EOC defends stay-at-home order for senior citizens: We’re keeping them safe appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News5 hr. 18 min. ago

Bohol gov, staff go on self-isolation after exposure to COVID-19 patient

TAGBILARAN CITY –– Bohol Gov. Arthur Yap and his staff members have undergone self-isolation after they were exposed to a patient with coronavirus disease (COVID-19). All of them, however, have yet to undergo polymerase chain reaction tests that detect the SARS-COV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. “I have not felt any symptoms of the virus. […] The post Bohol gov, staff go on self-isolation after exposure to COVID-19 patient appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News5 hr. 18 min. ago

PRC eyes online licensure exams amid COVID-19

MANILA, Philippines — The Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC) is eyeing the conduct of online licensure exams amid the threat of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. During the Senate hearing on the budget of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Thursday, PRC chairman Teofilo Pilando Jr. said the commission is eyeing the use of […] The post PRC eyes online licensure exams amid COVID-19 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News5 hr. 18 min. ago

591 Carbon Market vendors have undergone swab tests

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Carbon Market vendors have generally been cooperative with the pooled testing for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) conducted by the city government in the past two days. At least 591 market vendors including stall owners and ambulant vendors have already submitted to the swab testing since September 30, 2020 until […] The post 591 Carbon Market vendors have undergone swab tests appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News5 hr. 18 min. ago

Kaso ng COVID-19 sa Pilipinas, umabot na sa 314,079

Mahigit 2,000 ang panibagong kaso ng Coronavirus Disease o COVID-19 sa Pilipinas. Sa huling datos ng Department of Health (DOH) bandang araw ng Huwebes (October 1), umabot na sa 314,079 ang confirmed cases ng nakakahawang sakit sa bansa. Sa nasabing bilang, 54,294 ang aktibong kaso. Sinabi ng kagawaran na 2,415 ang bagong napaulat na kaso […] The post Kaso ng COVID-19 sa Pilipinas, umabot na sa 314,079 appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News6 hr. 1 min. ago

Pagtutol ni Locsin na ibenta ang mga ari-arian ng Pilipinas sa Japan, opinyon lang – Palasyo

Personal na opinyon lamang ni Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. ang pagtutol sa pahayag ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte na ibenta na ang mga ari-arian ng Pilipinas sa Japan para may maipangtustos sa mga programa kontra sa COVID-19. Ayon kay Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque, hindi lang naman si Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte ang kailangan na magbenta […] The post Pagtutol ni Locsin na ibenta ang mga ari-arian ng Pilipinas sa Japan, opinyon lang – Palasyo appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News6 hr. 1 min. ago

Pagsailalim ng Metro Manila sa MGCQ, hindi imposible – Palasyo

Hindi imposible na isailalim sa modified general community quarantine ang Metro Manila. Ayon kay Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque, ito ay dahil sa pababa na ang kaso ng mga tinatamaan ng COVID-19. Pero paalala ni Roque sa publiko, huwag pa ring kalimutan ang mga health protocol na itinakda ng pamahalaan. Halimbawa na ang pagsusuot ng face […] The post Pagsailalim ng Metro Manila sa MGCQ, hindi imposible – Palasyo appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News6 hr. 1 min. ago

Alex Eala to compete in French Open

The 2020 Australian Open girls' doubles champ will be headed to her second Grand Slam tournament this season, after the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic forced her into a hiatus......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated News8 hr. 1 min. ago

Alabang Country Club suspends 2 directors, Club 515 officials for quarantine violations

The Alabang Country Club, Inc. board the other night slapped a 45-day suspension on two ACCI directors and six officials of the sub-group Club 515 for their roles in staging an event in violation of the government’s quarantine protocols on safety and health during the COVID-19 pandemic.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News11 hr. 1 min. ago

Task force seeks use of P10-B unused SAP funds as aid for COVID-19 patients

The government has prohibited home quarantine for persons with COVID-19, saying it could lead to a spike in infections......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News11 hr. 1 min. ago

Batanes reports second case of COVID-19

Just two days after Batanes reported its first case of COVID-19 since the onset of the pandemic, the province logged a second coronavirus infection on Thursday. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News11 hr. 18 min. ago