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Dine-in customers in restaurants are next.
Barbershops and salons in areas under general community quarantine (GCQ) will be able to accommodate up to 50 percent of their maximum customer capacity from the current 30 percent starting July 16, according to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). For ...
 
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They will help protect and uplift Filipino frontliners.
In an effort to raise funds to support World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Philippines’ environmental frontliners and partner communities, Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach and WWF-US Ambassador Jeremy Jauncey are set to host the latest installment of the organization’s Digital Fundraising ...
 
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Tesla’s in the running.
COVID-19 cases are showing no signs of slowing down in the Philippines, but the government has already eased up on certain restrictions to get the economy going again. That includes land travel between cities and provinces. Some people used the nearly three-month lockdown ...
 
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The tourist from Estonia lived on airport food and the kindness of strangers.
A man who had been trapped inside the Ninoy Aquino International Airport for over 100 days because of the coronavirus pandemic is finally on his way home. Roman Trofimov, a tourist from the Eastern European country of Estonia, posted pictures of himself on ...
 
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The announcement was made by Marc Soong, one of its owners.
Moksha, a watering hole in San Juan, has dimmed its lights for good, another victim of the economic slowdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic.Its managing partner, Marc Soong, bid goodbye to the 18-year-old neighborhood bar in a post on Facebook. By day, ...
 
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Tests cost P2,200.
While the Philippine national government is still following “expanded targeted testing” amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it's up to us to get ourselves tested. The Medical City - Ortigas in Pasig City launched their drive-thru COVID-19 testing center on Tuesday afternoon, July 7. ...
 
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He had been biking and needed a drink.
On Wednesday, July 8, barangay officials and police briefly detained journalist Howie Severino after he pulled down his face mask to take a sip of water. Severino had been biking in Quezon City and stopped at a bike shop on Mother Ignacia ...
 
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Parts of QC City Hall have shut down for disinfection.
Quezon City mayor Joy Belmonte has tested positive for COVID-19. In a post published on the Quezon City government Facebook page, Belmonte explained that parts of City Hall have been temporarily closed to undergo disinfection. According to Belmonte, the mayor is feeling well and ...
 
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When will we finally flatten the curve?
In a time of political turmoil, don’t be distracted from the ongoing pandemic around the world—especially when COVID-19 cases in the Philippines could potentially spike to almost 100,000 by the end of August. That’s in less than two months.The University of the ...
 
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The coronavirus pandemic changed everything.
There is a possibility that the “superconsortium” made up of some of the country’s biggest conglomerates may drop its much-publicized proposal to rehabilitate the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. In a statement issued by the participating conglomerateson Tuesday, July 7, the superconsortium said it ...
 
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The Philippines reports its biggest spike in COVID-19 cases in recent days.
The Philippines has reported its biggest spike in coronavirus infections in recent days as the government eases quarantine restrictions to revive the economy, raising the possibility its crowded capital may be placed back under a strict lockdown.The Department of Health reported a ...
 
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Donates 34,000 test kits and RT-PCR machines to vulnerable communities and LGUs.
San Miguel Corporation’s president and COO Ramon S. Ang posted on Facebook  that the company has opened Better World Edsa, a facility that houses the company’s own state-of-the-art COVID-19 RT-PCR testing laboratory for its 70,000 employees. Ang said it’s a way to ...
 
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Another effect of the coronavirus pandemic.
It was only a matter of time, but the next social function to be affected by the coronavirus pandemic is weddings. Like many other cultures, Filipinos are weddings-crazy, and because of the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, it might be a while ...
 
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And the second highest death rate in the region.
According to The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the Philippines currently has the highest percentage of active coronavirus cases among the region’s 10 member nations.The data presented by ASEAN takes a comparative look at each country’s COVID-19 situation, and the results are relative to ...
 
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More than 100 countries are helping out in the Solidarity Trial.
The Philippines is taking part in the World Health Organization's (WHO) multi-country Solidarity Trial, which hopes to solve the COVID-19 puzzle.In his report to Congress earlier this week, President Rodrigo Duterte confirmed 361 patients from 26 different hospitals have enlisted in the clinical trials, which requires informed consent ...
 
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But the retailer says it is seeing healthy growth in the sales of its brick-and-mortar stores since reopening.
The SSI Group posted a decrease in net income for the first quarter of 2020, largely because of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange, the specialty retailer posted a net income of P110 million, a ...
 
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We need more testing and at least 50,000 more contact tracers.
The government says the Philippines needs at least P25 billion in new funding in order to increase the country’s COVID-19 testing capacity and to hire more contact tracers.According to Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, P10 billion of that amount will be dedicated to ...
 
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The avian-like swine flu was discovered in China.
As the world continues to struggle with the COVID-19 pandemic, another possible pandemic is on the horizon. Researchers in China have revealed the discovery of a strain of the H1N1 virus—which caused the 2009 pandemic—and according to the scientists, this new type ...
 
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Artists are bucking the results of a survey that they are "non-essential" in this time of a pandemic.
Last June 14th, Singapore’s Straits Times published a survey conducted by Singapore-based consumer research firm Milieu Insight that said out of 1,000 online Singaporean respondents, 71% of the respondents said that artists are considered the least essential as a profession or means ...
 
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We really want to believe you.
On June 28, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a report tagging the Philippines as the country with the fastest-growing cases of COVID-19 in Western Pacific Asia. The country has outpaced Singapore and China in terms of the number of new cases ...
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