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Over 60,000 students, teachers affected by closure of 860 private schools

By INA HERNANDO MALIPOT The private education sector continues to bear the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic with low enrollment which led to the closure of over 800 schools affecting over 60,000 students and teachers. Data from the Office of Undersecretary for Planning Jesus Mateo showed that as of Oct. 4, there are 860 private […]

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Metro Manila may shift  to MGCQ in November, says Paranaque Mayor Olivarez

  By JEAN FERNANDO Paranaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez said yesterday that Metro Manila may shift to modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) in November if COVID-19 cases continue to go  down. Olivarez said people must also continue to observe minimum health protocols like wearing of face masks, face shields, and observing physical distancing. He said that […]

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US donates 5,000 hygiene kits, 16 handwashing stations to Manila to fight COVID

BY ROY C. MABASA     The United States government donated Thursday 5,000 hygiene kits and 16 handwashing stations to the city government of Manila to augment its campaign against the COVID-19 pandemic. US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim personally visited the Del Pan Quarantine Facility in Tondo and handed over the donation to […]

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1,159 more  traditional jeepneys allowed to operate in 28 routes in Metro Manila starting Monday

  BY ALEXANDRIA DENNISE SAN JUAN     The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has allowed more traditional jeepneys to operate in Metro Manila starting tomorrow. LTFRB Memorandum Circular 2020-046 authorized 1,159 traditional jeepneys to operate in these 28 routes in Metro Manila Monday: 1. Araneta University-Victoneta Ave./McArthur. 2. SM North EDSA-Luzon Ave. (Puregold). […]

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PH records 252,964 COVID-19 cases after 4,040 new infections reported

  BY ANALOU DE VERA     The country has recorded 252,964 COVID-19 cases after 4,040 new infections were reported by the Department of Health Friday. The country reported more than 4,000 cases for the first time since Aug. 31. Metro Manila had 1,813 of the new infections, followed by Cavite with 435, Rizal with […]

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Mayors push for 30-day GCQ extension in NCR

  BY GABRIELA BARON     Metro Manila Council (MMC) Chairman and Parañaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez said Metro Manila mayors have recommended a 30-day extension of the general community quarantine (GCQ) in the National Capital Region. In an interview over DZBB on Monday, Olivarez said the metro mayors met with some Cabinet members Sunday […]

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