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Tempo 29 March 2020, Sunday issue
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Pacquiao assures ‘Dasma’  of his 100% cooperation

BY NICK GIONGCO         Sen. Manny Pacquiao on Saturday assured everyone at Dasmariñas Village of his family’s utmost cooperation in the observance of strict quarantine procedures amid concerns over the rapid spread of COVID-19. In a letter dated March 28 and addressed to Punong Barangay Rosanna Hwang of Dasmariñas Village in Makati, […]

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BoC releases 57,000 COVID-19 test kits

More than 57,000 COVID-19 test kits from the Alibaba Foundation intended to augment the testing capacity of the Department of Health have been released from the Port of NAIA, the Bureau of Customs said. A total of 57,600 COVID-19 test kits from Alibaba Foundation through the Manny Pacquiao Foundation were released from the BoC last […]

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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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