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QC declares state of calamity over virus

Quezon City yesterday declared a state of calamity due to the novel coronavirus disease-2019 in the country. Mayor Joy Belmonte made the declaration after five residents tested positive for COVID-19. Belmonte said the declaration would enable barangays to have the necessary resources against the coronavirus. “In order for our 142 barangays to be able to […]

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Food supply enough, DA assures

The Department of Agriculture has urged the public not to resort to panic-buying and assured that there is enough supply of food for residents in Metro Manila amid the one-month community quarantine to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus disease-2019 outbreak in the country. Agriculture Secretary William Dar called on the public to buy […]

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Wandering students in Manila rounded up

Police sent home students who took advantage of the month-long class suspension by going to computer shops and other places in Manila last Thursday. The Manila Police District-Special Mayor’s Reaction Team combed the stretch of Bilibid Viejo St., Loyola St., and Quiapo and sent home students who continue to visit public leisure places despite the […]

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Manila OKs P227 M for meals

The city government of Manila has allocated P227.5 million for meals of thousands of families who may be affected by the month-long Metro Manila lockdown. Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso said during a city address yesterday that about 350,000 families will be given meals thrice a day should the situation worsen. He disclosed that […]

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Metro Manila number coding suspended indefinitely

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority indefinitely suspended yesterday the number coding scheme for private and public vehicles, following the declaration of President Duterte of a community quarantine in Metro Manila. “Number coding for private and public vehicles is now lifted starting this hour until further notice,” Assistant Secretary Celine Pialago, MMDA spokesperson, said. She said […]

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Cops on full alert vs COVID

By MARTIN SADONGDONG The Philippine National Police yesterday placed the National Capital Region Police Office, Police Regional Office 3 (Central Luzon), PRO 4-A (Calabarzon), PRO 4-B (Mimaropa), and PRO 5 (Bicol) on full alert status as a proactive measure to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus disease-2019. Police Major Gen. Emmanuel Luis Licup, head […]

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