It’s Not His Fault: Panelo denies Duterte downplayed COVID-19 threat

Seriously, were you expecting anything out of the ordinary? President Rodrigo Duterte did not downplay the dangers of COVID-19, his spokesman Salvador Panelo said in a virtual presser today, then blamed the World Health Organization (WHO) for not informing Manila earlier about its impact. “He didn’t ignore it,” Panelo said. “In February the WHO gave advisories that ...

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Local gov’ts can enforce quarantines in Visayas and Mindanao, says COVID-19 task force

Local gov’ts can enforce quarantines in Visayas and Mindanao, says COVID-19 task force

Local governments in Visayas and Mindanao can impose community quarantines in their respective districts, the government’s task force on COVID-19 said today. Cabinet...

No Social Distancing: 23 prisoners seek temporary liberty to avoid COVID-19 in crowded cells

No Social Distancing: 23 prisoners seek temporary liberty to avoid COVID-19 in crowded cells

A group of Filipino political prisoners, including the elderly and sick, today petitioned the Supreme Court to ask for their temporary liberty, saying that the country’s...

More than 7,000 delegates possibly exposed to Filipino official with COVID-19 clear quarantine

More than 7,000 delegates possibly exposed to Filipino official with COVID-19 clear quarantine

Some 7,074 delegates who were possibly exposed to a COVID-19 positive Department of Education (DepEd) official in events held in Isabela and Cagayan have cleared their two-week...

Actor Robin Padilla calls out Cavite Governor Remulla for asking Duterte to help middle class families

Actor Robin Padilla calls out Cavite Governor Remulla for asking Duterte to help middle class families

Want to see a grown man pick a digital fight because of President Rodrigo Duterte? Well, sorta. Actor and fierce government ally Robin Padilla has instigated a spat with Cavite...

‘Amazing Job’: Host Piers Morgan thanks Filipino nurses for contribution to UK’s COVID-19 fight

‘Amazing Job’: Host Piers Morgan thanks Filipino nurses for contribution to UK’s COVID-19 fight

Be proud, Pinoy nurses! British host Piers Morgan yesterday thanked Filipino nurses for bravely working in the frontlines as the United Kingdom battles the COVID-19 epidemic....

Back to Work: Train repairs to resume despite Luzon’s extended lockdown

Back to Work: Train repairs to resume despite Luzon’s extended lockdown

While Metro Manila’s public transport remains at a halt due to the Luzon-wide quarantine, the government task force on COVID-19 today said that they are allowing repairs to...

Garbage collectors should get hazard pay due to COVID-19 pandemic, says non-profit

Garbage collectors should get hazard pay due to COVID-19 pandemic, says non-profit

Environmental group Ecowaste Coalition today asked the government to provide hazard pay for Filipino garbage collectors, whose health has become at risk due to the COVID-19...

Do you even lift? Olympian Hidilyn Diaz offers weightlifting seminar to raise COVID-19 relief

Do you even lift? Olympian Hidilyn Diaz offers weightlifting seminar to raise COVID-19 relief

“Do you even lift?” is the condescending question most gym rats you’ve come across have probably flung your way, just ‘coz. But that question is being...

What freedom of speech? Environment agency forbids employees from criticizing Duterte

What freedom of speech? Environment agency forbids employees from criticizing Duterte

A leaked memo from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) that circulated yesterday showed one of its officials telling employees to refrain from criticizing...


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