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THE PHILIPPINES plans to start clinical trials next month of the Japanese anti-flu drug Avigan as a treatment for the novel coronavirus, according to the Department of Health (DoH).
MEMBERS of the Philippine Coast Guard’s CCP Complex Station and Auxiliary 101st Squadron have been jointly patrolling the Manila Bay area since the start of lockdown in March, providing security as well as supporting relief operations in the coastal communities.
EIGHT of 10 Filipinos said they became worse off in the past 12 months, a record number, as the country battles a coronavirus pandemic, according to a Social Weather Stations poll (SWS).
THE presidential palace on Thursday denied there was a government attempt to lie about the extent of coronavirus infections in the country, as cases neared 28,000.
A SENATOR critical of President Rodrigo R. Duterte has asked a trial court to allow her to post bail more than three years after her detention, citing weak evidence in her drug trafficking case.
A PHILIPPINE trial court convicted a journalist critical of President Rodrigo R. Duterte for cyber-libel, a verdict that could lead to six years in jail and one that critics view as a major setback for democratic rights in the country.
FEWER FILIPINOS infected with the novel coronavirus are dying compared with the rest of the world, an academic health expert said on Sunday.
ALMOST 3,000 more returning Filipinos from overseas have tested negative for the coronavirus, according to the Philippine Coast Guard.
CORONAVIRUS infections may reach 40,000 by the end of June based on the rate of transmissions, according to a team of researchers from the University of the Philippines Diliman.
THE DEPARTMENT of Health (DoH) reported 740 new coronavirus infections on Wednesday, bringing the total to 23,732.
FACE-TO-FACE school classes won’t open until a vaccine for the coronavirus that has sickened more than 22,000 and killed about a thousand in the Philippines is found, according to the Department of Education (DepEd).
AN OPPOSITION lawmaker has asked House Speaker Alan Peter S. Cayetano to postpone the transmittal of the anti-terrorism bill to the President’s office, citing representatives who expressed intent to change or clarify their vote on the proposed law that has been widely criticized as a threat to civil liberties.
MORE THAN 1,300 Filipino workers from overseas came home at the weekend amid a coronavirus pandemic that has sickened seven million and killed more than 400,000 people worldwide, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).
AFTER PRODDING from the Palace, an order approving cash benefits of up to P1 million for health care workers who died or became seriously ill on the job due to coronavirus was signed Thursday, the Department of Health (DoH) said.
THE health care sector’s ability to deal with the pandemic has grown based on metrics like testing capacity, but hospitals are under pressure due to rising costs as well as a sharp decline in non-coronavirus patients, health officials and industry representatives said.
A LAWYER has asked the Supreme Court to annul a law giving President Rodrigo R. Duterte special powers to fight a coronavirus pandemic, and a couple of proclamations declaring a public health emergency and imposing a lockdown on the entire Luzon island.
THE proposed law that expands the definition of terrorist acts is as good as passed after President Rodrigo R. Duterte certified the bill as an urgent measure, senators said on Tuesday.
THE DEPARTMENT of Health on Monday ruled out any delays in reporting coronavirus deaths in the country, saying the backlog had been limited to the number of infections.