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UPDATE Philippines falls into recession as Q2 GDP shrinks by 16.5%

August 6, 2020

BY CELERINA MONTE The Philippine economy entered into recession as the gross domestic product for the second quarter contracted by double digits, following the government’s decision to shutdown 75 percent of the economy through a lockdown to prevent the spread

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PNP resilient amidst COVID-19 situation

August 6, 2020

The head of the Philippine National Police (PNP) on Thursday said the organization has remained steadfast and resilient amid the Taal eruption and the global coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic the country is  facing. During his speech at the PNP’s 119th

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Philippines falls into recession as 2nd quarter growth declines 16.5%

August 6, 2020

The Philippine economy’s second quarter gross domestic product slumped to minus 16.5 percent, the Philipine Statistics Authority (PSA) said Thursday. In the first quarter, gross domestic product declined by minus 0.7 percent. ”PH plunges into a recession as 2Q GDP

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24 Filipinos injured in Beirut blast: DFA

August 6, 2020

Twenty-four Filipinos, mostly household service workers, were injured in Tuesday’s massive blast in Beirut, the Department of Foreign Affairs ( DFA) said Thursday. Foreign Undersecretary Brigido Dulay said in his Twitter account, said one Filipino remains critical. One Filipino remains

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DOH says rapid antibody tests cannot be used to screen persons for COVID-19

August 5, 2020

Checking if people had coronavirus disease (COVID-19) should never be done through rapid antibody tests (RATs). The Department of Health (DOH) made this statement Wednesday following calls for prohibiting the use of this method where blood is extracted from a

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Police arrest two Chinese for allegedly operating clandestine hospital in Pampanga

August 5, 2020

Two Chinese  who allegedly operated a clandestine hospital treating their compatriots infected with COVID-19 at the Clark Freeport Zone in Pampanga were arrested by policemen on  Tuesday. Hu Shiling and Liu Wei  were apprehended by agents of the Criminal Investigation

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Lorenzana says regulating social media is not part of anti-terror law

August 5, 2020

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said Wednesday regulating social media is not part of the mandate of the Anti-Terrorism Act. “No, the anti terror law should not regulate social media,” he said. “It is not part of its mandate and it

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NCRPO transfers Ecleo from Camp Bagong Diwa to NBP

August 5, 2020

The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) said cult leader and former lawmaker Ruben Ecleo Jr was transferred from Camp Bagong Diwa to the New Bilibid Prison on Wednesday. Police Major General Debold Sinas,NCRPO chief, said Ecleo was transferred to

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