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Pontiff blesses Catholics in empty St. Peter’s Square

VATICAN City, Holy See (AFP) – Pope Francis stood alone in vast Saint Peter’s Square Friday to bless Catholics around the world suffering under the coronavirus pandemic, urging people to ease their fears through faith. “Thick darkness has gathered over our squares, our streets and our cities; it has taken over our lives, filling everything […]

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Fake news peddlers hunted

The National Bureau of Investigation is investigating 12 persons for concocting fake news concerning the COVID-19 pandemic. “There are around 12 under investigation,” NBI spokesman and Deputy Director Ferdinand Lavin said yesterday. Lavin said that they were placed under investigation for allegedly making and posting fake news concerning COVID-19 in social media, mostly on Facebook. […]

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Curfew violator kills 2, wounds 4 in Negros

BACOLOD CITY – A village councilor and a curfew violator were killed while four barangay watchmen or “tanods” were wounded after they were shot by another curfew violator in a checkpoint in Barangay Minoyan, Murcia, Negros Occidental last Thursday. Police identified the fatalities as Barangay Minoyan Councilor Rex Dalmacio, a retired soldier; and curfew violator […]

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  By Jel Santos Metropolitan Manila Development Authority General Manager Jose Arturo Garcia yesterday announced that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease-2019, five days undergoing self-quarantine. Garcia and MMDA spokesperson Assistant Secretary Celine Pialago have been on self-quarantine following exposure to a person with COVID-19 during a meeting. “I wish to inform […]

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Andanar: Total lockdown not an option

Communications Secretary Martin Andanar debunked reports that the entire country will be placed under a total lockdown for the next two weeks, saying a total lockdown was not even on the table, to begin with. Reports circulated online that President Duterte has approved the recommendation to declare a total nationwide lockdown which would mean the […]

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Eleazar to cops:  Do not detain,  hurt home quarantine violators

The commander of the Joint Task Force Corona Virus Shield ordered all policemen to refrain from detaining and imposing physical punishments against violators of the home quarantine rules. Lt. Gen. Guillermo Lorenzo Eleazar, also the deputy chief for operations of the Philippine National Police (PNP), said that policemen should stick to ensuring that the guidelines […]

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