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More frontliners test positive for COVID-19

More police and health frontliners are testing positive for coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19, authorities said yesterday......»»

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Duterte to PNP: Stay resilient to fight COVID-19

Citing their “selfless service” as frontliners in the fight against COVID-19, President Duterte asked the 205,000-strong Philippine National Police to be more resilient amid a pandemic that has affected more than 2,000 in its ranks......»»

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Educational institutions urged to transition to flexi-learning

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Sen. Bong Go urged the education sector to carefully consider the use of online platforms in facilitating education in the country and ensure that any resulting burden from the transition will not be passed on to students......»»

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Manila ready to procure vaccine – Isko

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno has signed an ordinance appropriating P200 million for the immediate procurement of COVID-19 vaccines for all city residents should it become available this year......»»

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DICT supports proposed e-governance act

The Department of Information and Communications Technology xpressed its full support for Senate Bill 1738 or the proposed “E-Governance Act of 2020” filed by Sen. Bong Go that seeks to institutionalize e-governance in the Philippines to cope with the transition to the new normal amid challenges posed by COVID-19......»»

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Alliance Global adopts 5-point strategy to cope with COVID-19

Alliance Global Group Inc. is adopting five strategies to recover from the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 pandemic......»»

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Despite pandemic, PLDT maintains growth in H1

PLDT Inc. maintained its growth momentum and delivered healthy financial results in the first half despite the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic......»»

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Numbers don’t lie

“We are waging a losing battle against COVID-19,” jointly wrote 80 medical workers associations representing 80,000 doctors and a million nurses, as they pleaded for the government to re-impose a two week lockdown to prevent the healthcare system from collapsing amid soaring infections......»»

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LIVE UPDATES: COVID-19 pandemic

LIVE UPDATES: COVID-19 pandemic.....»»

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ICTSI& rsquo;s earnings hit $62.5m in Q2

Port operator International Container Terminal Services Inc. said Thursday net income fell 3 percent in the second quarter from a year ago on weak global trade brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. .....»»

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PLDT& rsquo;s income climbed 16% in second quarter

PLDT Inc. said Thursday net income rose 16 percent in the second quarter from a year ago as many workers required connectivity while working from home at the height of the community quarantine designed to contain COVID-19......»»

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Player fitness to be tested in PBA restart says Alaska owner

Any league attempting to return amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic will face their own set of challenges. The PBA, in particular, has been facing numerous delays in just having the teams return to practice. Nevertheless, there is hope for a return this year in order to at least finish the stalled 2020 Philippine Cup. Once that happens however, it might take a while before we get to see something close to normal in terms of the actual basketball games. "As a defender, am I gonna get down and am I gonna get in the guys face knowning he may be asymptomatic and therefore I could get the disease?" Alaska team owner Wilfred Uytengsu said on Sports Page with veteran sportscaster Sev Sarmenta, posing a situation worth taking into consideration. "I think it's unrealistic for players to play with masks," he added. The threat of the coronavirus will always be present, especially now that a global pandemic has broke out. But as other leagues around the world like the NBA have proven, sports can still come back provided that strict health guidelines are implemented. From then on, it's just a matter of getting the players ready, which again might take a while. "The fitness levels of players will be challenged. No matter how hard you're working at home, it's not like you have your teammates to push you," Uytengsu said. "You can do as much as you can, you think you're working hard but there's no substitute to competition, even on your own team. That's true for all players for all teams. The game might be a little slower [to start]," he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

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Amid rise in COVID-19 cases in government sector, group calls for free testing, treatment

“We condemn the continuing lack of protective equipment, assurance of free testing and treatment among all public sector employees.” By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – The largest federation government employees unions is pushing for free mass testing and treatment for government employees infected by COVID-19. According to the Civil Service Commission’s (CSC) report,… The post Amid rise in COVID-19 cases in government sector, group calls for free testing, treatment appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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Dizon: More than 1,000 put in virus isolation centers over last two weeks

More than 1,000 individuals from the National Capital Region (NCR) and Calabarzon were put in isolation facilities in the past two weeks, National Policy Against COVID-19 Deputy Chief Implementer Vivencio Dizon said Thursday......»»

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Galvez: Convergence spots like canteens very vulnerable to COVID-19 contamination

Canteens, smoking areas, and other "spots of convergence" in workplaces were found to be sources of "great contamination" for the coronavirus, COVID-19 Task Force Chief Implementer Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. said Thursday......»»

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Duterte urged to hold ‘Philhealth mafia’ accountable for alleged 15B corruption

The alleged corruption issues came on the heels of an apparent lack of concrete plans of the government to curb the local transmission of the COVID-19, inadequate testing and contact tracing capacity, an overwhelmed health system, and the scant social protection for the poor and displaced workers. The post Duterte urged to hold ‘Philhealth mafia’ accountable for alleged 15B corruption appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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With 119,460 infections, Philippines overtakes Indonesia for most COVID-19 cases in Southeast Asia

(Updated 5:09 p.m.) The number of cases has grown exponentially since the government eased movement restrictions in June. Government officials attributed this to the country’s coronavirus testing efforts......»»

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HEIs in Davao City allowed to conduct exams on campuses

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 5 Aug) – Higher educational institutions (HEIs) in Davao City will be permitted to conduct face-to-face examinations starting September 1, 2020, as the city government tries to bring some semblance of normalcy despite the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. In her Executive Order No. 47, Mayor Sara Duterte said the HEIs, including […].....»»

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NCCC Mall VP’s ‘The Dome’ now ready as reserve COVID-19 center

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 5 Aug) – The Lim family, who owns the New City Commercial Corporation group of malls, turned over the 1,250-square meter “The Dome” of NCCC Mall VP to the city government of Davao to be used as a reserve coronavirus disease (COVID-19) quarantine facility. NCCC Malls president Sharlene Faye A. Lim […].....»»

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Families in Davao told to observe physical distancing inside homes

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 06 August) – Extended families living under one roof should observe physical distancing to avoid the transmission of Covid-19 among themselves, Mayor Sara Duterte said. Duterte said during her live interview over Davao City Disaster Radio (DCDR 87.5) that it is best for household members to avoid others who are not […].....»»

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