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Coronavirus cases near 300,000; death toll rises to 5,127

THE DEPARTMENT of Health (DoH) reported 2,180 coronavirus infections on Thursday, bringing the total to 296,755.

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Akbayan asks SC to cite DENR for contempt over Manila Bay project AKBAYAN CITIZENS’ Action Party asked the Supreme Court to cite the Department of...

COVID-19 infections top 294,000; death toll rises to 5,091

THE DEPARTMENT of Health (DoH) reported 2,833 coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infections on Wednesday, bringing the total to 294,591.

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Lawyer says SALNs, lifestyle checks ‘weaponized’ RECORDS OF public officials’ assets have been “abused” and “weaponized” for politics, an analyst said following Ombudsman Samuel R....

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PRESIDENT RODRIGO R. Duterte will likely approve the health department’s recommendation of setting a price cap on RT-PCR testing for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

SC tells GMA to reinstate workers

THE Supreme Court ordered GMA Network, Inc. to reinstate 30 cameramen and assistant cameramen who were illegally dismissed in 2013.

Virus deaths top 5,000 as cases near 300,000

THE PHILIPPINE death toll from the coronavirus pandemic exceeded 5,000 on Tuesday, as infections rose to 291,789, according to the Department of Health (DoH).

COVID-19 infections top 290,000; death toll at almost 5,000

THE DEPARTMENT of Health (DoH) reported 3,475 coronavirus infections on Monday, bringing the total to 290,190.

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THE COMMISSION on Higher Education (CHEd) said at least P1 billion is needed to fund three state universities, one in the Visayas and two in Mindanao, that will potentially offer a medicine program, its chairman said on Monday.

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PRESIDENT RODRIGO R. Duterte will be attending and addressing, both for the first time, the United Nation’s (UN) General Assembly that starts Tuesday, with human rights among the topics of his speech.

Zuellig’s nearly P40-M refund case up for tax court to resolve,...

THE Supreme Court remanded to the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) the dismissed tax refund claim of Zuellig Pharma Asia Pacific Ltd. Phils. ROHQ. worth P39.93 million representing excessive and unutilized input value-added tax for 2010.

COVID-19 deaths nearing 5,000 as cases hit 286,743

THE DEPARTMENT of Health (DoH) reported 3,311 coronavirus infections on Sunday, bringing the total to 286,743.

Court asked to void anti-terror law

Development and humanitarian workers have asked the Supreme Court to void the law that expanded terror crimes in the country. Coordinating Council for People’s Development...

COVID-19 cases top 276,000; Metro Manila still has most deaths

The Department of Health (DoH) reported 3,375 coronavirus cases on Thursday, bringing the total to 276,289. The death toll rose to 4,785 after 53 more...

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Back to 1m distancing in public transport until Duterte decides PHYSICAL DISTANCING in public transport is reverting to a minimum of one meter after the...

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MEDICAL EXPERTS supported the reduction of physical distancing in public transportation and recommended rules on avoiding the spread of coronavirus while opening the economy.

SC upholds Razon takeover of Iloilo power firm

THE Supreme Court upheld the validity of the provisions of the law allowing Razon-led MORE Electric and Power Corp. to take over the power distribution assets in Iloilo City.

Virus cases near 273,000; lawsuit on mass tests junked

THE DEPARTMENT of Health (DoH) reported 3,550 coronavirus  disease 2019 (COVID-19) infections on Wednesday, bringing the total to 272,934.

Coronavirus infections hit 269,407; metro had most deaths, says DoH

THE DEPARTMENT of Health (DoH) reported 3,544 coronavirus infections on Tuesday, bringing the total to 269,407.

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Duterte takes a jab at pharmaceutical firms for ‘reservation fee’ on COVID-19 vaccine PRESIDENT RODRIGO R. Duterte took a jab at pharmaceutical companies from “western...

COVID-19 cases near 270,000; new test rules for tourists eyed

THE DEPARTMENT of Health (DoH) reported 4,699 coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infections on Monday, bringing the total to 265,888.

Health groups buck plan to relax social distancing measures

A GROUP of medical societies has opposed a government decision to relax social distancing rules in public utility vehicles, which it said could lead to a fresh spike in coronavirus infections.

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THIRTEEN HOSPITALS have been given final approval for participation in the World Health Organization’s (WHO) solidarity trial on treatments for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Tax appeals court cancels P286-million Robinsons Toys assessment

THE Court of Tax Appeals cancelled the P286.4-million tax assessment of Robinsons Toys, Inc. for 2009.

US marine who killed Pinoy transgender sent home; lawyer says he...

THE PHILIPPINES on Sunday deported a US marine convicted in 2015 for killing a Filipino transgender and whom President Rodrigo R. Duterte had pardoned.

Coronavirus infections top 261,000, with Metro Manila having most new cases

THE Department of Health (DoH) reported 3,372 coronavirus infections on Sunday, bringing the total to 261,216.

Virus infections near 250,000

THE Department of Health (DoH) reported 3,821 coronavirus infections on Thursday, bringing the total to 248,947.

Justice department to reopen Pimentel probe for violation of lockdown rules

THE DEPARTMENT of Justice (DoJ) will reopen its investigation of an administration senator for violating quarantine rules at the height of the coronavirus pandemic, it said on Thursday.

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American marine’s pardon could be for ‘broader national interest’  in COVID-19 vaccine, says President’s spokesperson PRESIDENTIAL SPOKESPERSON Harry L. Roque said the absolute pardon given...

Urban poor likely to increase in next year’s poverty survey

THE poverty survey, conducted every three years with the next one due in 2021, is likely to reflect a “temporary” uptick in urban poor, who were disproportionately affected by the pandemic, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Karl Kendrick T. Chua said.

COVID-19 infections may surge in coming days with late results

CORONAVIRUS infections could surge in the coming days as laboratories play catch-up after the Department of Health (DoH) issued stricter rules on test result submissions, according to the agency.

Manila to deport US marine whom Duterte pardoned

THE BUREAU of Immigration (BI) will deport the US marine convicted in 2015 for killing a Filipino sex worker and whom President Rodrigo R. Duterte pardoned.

Court junks lawsuit questioning change in Manila airport name

THE SUPREME Court has rejected a lawsuit questioning the validity of a law that renamed Manila International Airport to Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).

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DITO says it won’t use telecom infra to obtain classified military info CHINA-BACKED DITO Telecommunity Corp. on Wednesday said it will not use its devices...

Gov’t to ban home quarantine as coronavirus cases near 242,000

THE GOVERNMENT is looking at enforcing aggressive isolation measures and prohibiting home quarantine for coronavirus patients to bring down the infection rate further, according to Carlito G. Galvez, Jr., chief enforcer of the state’s anti-COVID-19 efforts.

Gov’t cites curve flattening as coronavirus cases top 238,000

LOCAL coronavirus infections have slowed, according to the chief enforcer of the government’s anti-virus efforts.

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Health dep’t warns DENR’s ‘white sand’ project can cause respiratory ailments INHALATION OF crushed dolomites placed along the shore of Manila Bay — a project...

Tax court grants Jollibee Worldwide’s P18-M refund

THE Court of Tax Appeals granted the petition of Jollibee Worldwide Pte. Ltd. for a refund of the P18.4-million tax it paid for 2009.

Manila aims to flatten curve this month as infections top 237,000

THE PHILIPPINES seeks to flatten its coronavirus infection curve by the end of September as local governments use targeted lockdowns, according to the chief of the national task force against the pandemic.

First-half Immigration collections drop amid coronavirus pandemic

BUREAU of Immigration (BI) collections fell by 39% in the first half from a year earlier due to travel restrictions amid a global coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus infections top 232,000

The Department of Health (DoH) reported 3,714 coronavirus infections on Friday, bringing the total to 232,072. The death toll rose by 49 to 3,737 while...

Philippine dengue cases drop

Dengue cases in the country dropped by 76% to 59,675 as of mid-August from a year earlier, according to the Department of Health (DoH). Deaths...

Pemberton opposes appeal vs his release

Convicted killer US marine Joseph Scott Pemberton opposed the appeal of the family of his victim to stop his early release for good conduct. In...

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PDEA warns: Prescription needed for Chinese medicine Lian Hua Qin Wen capsules THE PHILIPPINE Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) on Thursday warned people against buying the...

US marine’s release on hold as victim’s family appeals ruling

PHILIPPINE prison officials have put the release of convicted killer US marine Joseph Scott Pemberton on hold, pending the appeal of the victim’s family.