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Philippines sympathizes with Lebanese people – Palace

August 5, 2020

The Philippines has extended its sympathies with the people of Lebanon following a powerful explosion that killed at least 50 people and wounded over 2,000 others. “The Philippines is in solidarity with the people of Lebanon in this period of

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Duterte wants proof vs PhilHealth head before firing him, says Palace

August 5, 2020

President Rodrigo Duterte will not fire Philippine Health Insurance Corp. president and chief executive officer Ricardo Morales unless there is evidence against him on the alleged corruption in the agency, Malacañang said on Wednesday. However, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, in

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DOH reports 3,462 new COVID-19 cases

August 5, 2020

The Department of Health (DOH) Wednesday reported 3,462 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases, a day after a record number of 6, 352 infections. The total number of cases is now at 115,980. Active cases are 47, 587 of which 91.4 percent

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More cops in streets as some violations seen in first day of MECQ

August 5, 2020

Police commanders in Metro Manila and four nearby provinces placed under the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) will intensify police visibility in public markets and other places of convergence to enforce stricter quarantine rules, the Joint Task Force COVID Shield

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73 Chinese, 3 Filipinos caught allegedly gambling in Cagayan

August 5, 2020

BAGUIO CITY – Authorities in Cagayan Valley caught 73 Chinese nationals and three Filipinos in a raid at a hotel allegedly being used as an online casino Tuesday night in Sta Ana town, Cagayan. Brig. Gen. Crizaldo Nieves, the Cagayan

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AFP says Gapay based his comment on regulating social media on Marawi siege

August 5, 2020

The Armed Forces of the Philippines  (AFP) explained that the statement of AFP Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gilbert Gapay about regulating social media is based on the experience of the military during the 2017 Marawi siege. “By ‘regulating’ Lt.

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Gov’t to tap cops for contact tracing, says Palace

August 5, 2020

The government will tap the Philippine National Police (PNP) to conduct contact tracing of those who have exposure to coronavirus disease patients, Malacañang said on Wednesday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque acknowledged that the administration has to recruit more contact tracers

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Three alleged NPAs killed in Laguna

August 5, 2020

Three alleged members of the New People’s Army (NPA) were killed in a firefight against members of Regional Mobile Force Battalion 4A (Calabarzon) in Laguna last Tuesday. According to Philippine National Police chief General Archie Francisco Gamboa, the troops were

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