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He also asked his ultra-rich friends to help out as the Philippines battles COVID-19.
Manny Pacquiao is no one's favorite senator. While he is a huge source of Filipino pride and definitely a modern type of hero, he has, in the past, made questionable political choices, comments, and choice of haircuts. But if it is true that a ...
 
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He was out and about.
Senator Koko Pimentel has been under the microscope for not only breaking the rules of self-quarantine, but also for contaminating the delivery ward of the Makati Medical Center. A quick review: The senator, as well as other members of the Senate, was exposed ...
 
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He's been giving relief to families affected by the COVID-19 crisis.
Alaminos City Mayor Arth Bryan Celeste, 23, is presently the youngest mayor in the country.A year after his graduation from De La Salle University in Manila, he followed in the footsteps of his father, Arthur Celeste, who served as mayor of Alaminos ...
 
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They are both under self-quarantine.
Eric Go Yap, chairperson of the House Committee on Appropriations and Representative of the ACT-CIS Partylist, as well as Rizal Governor Nini Ynares, have announced on different Facebook posts on March 25 that they are positive for COVID-19.According to Yap's video statement ...
 
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It's official.
It’s official: President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the Bayanihan to Heal As One Act.The measure, which was passed in Congress on March 22nd and passed in the Senate earlier today, grants Duterte special powers to combat the spread of COVID-19 in the ...
 
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Socioeconomic Planning Secretary cuts PH growth targets because of COVID-19.
The Philippines is likely to experience much slower economic growth this year and could possibly even hit negative territory if the Luzon-wide lockdown drags on. Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia said Tuesday, March 24, that if the country extended the enhanced community quarantine ...
 
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The Senate passed its version of the bill early this morning.
Earlier today, the Senate approved the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act. According to a Rappler report, Senate Bill (SB) No. 1418 was approved past 1 a.m., March 24, on the bill’s third and final reading. The bill seeking to grant President Rodrigo Duterte ‘emergency powers’ was first introduced as SB ...
 
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Recent reports have indicated that a number of people in power jumped the line at a public testing facility to have themselves—and in some cases, even their spouses—tested despite the DOH triage sytem
By now, it should already be clear how testing for COVID-19 can save lives, not just of those found positive, but of all those they might have infected—family, friends, colleagues, neighbors, and acquaintances and complete strangers with whom they have had close ...
 
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A counterpart measure was also filed in the Senate.
On Monday morning (March 23), the House of Representatives Committee of the Whole approved on first reading House Bill 6616. It’s the so-called “emergency powers” bill that grants special privileges to President Rodrigo Duterte in order to respond to the COVID-19 crisis. Many ...
 
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Five pages of the supposed act have been tweeted so far.
ABS-CBN has obtained and published on Twitter a copy of the proposed “Bayanihan Act of 2020”, an emergency measure to be brought forward before Congress in an emergency session tomorrow, Monday, March 23.The Philippine Star has also obtained a copy of the same document. ...
 
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According to the mayor, the rules of the quarantine are pretty clear.
Are you still waiting on your barangay’s quarantine pass so you can head out to buy supplies during the COVID-19 enhanced quarantine period? We have some good news for you if you’re a Pasig City resident.Pasig mayor Vico Sotto says residents do not need a quarantine pass to move around ...
 
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The President wants everyone to comply with quarantine guidelines.
President Rodrigo Duterte has warned that a case may be filed against local government officials who disregard the guidelines of the enhanced community quarantine. He made this pronouncement during a 1 a.m. address earlier today.“If you go beyond the standards that we ...
 
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More specific details emerged about the ECQ after President Duterte’s statement Monday night.
Immediately after President Rodrigo Duterte’s address to the nation about the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), extending it to the entire island of Luzon, officials of the Inter Agency Task Force (IATF) faced members of the press to discuss the guidelines in greater detail. Cabinet ...
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