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Bong Go urges quick provision of one-time ‘Bayanihan’ financial assistance to LGUs; says fund will boost local measures to fight COVID-19

After recommending earlier to the Executive Department the grant of one-time ‘Bayanihan’ financial assistance to cities and municipalities, Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go reiterated its importance to help them respond to the needs of their constituents while the country is addressing the COVID-19 health emerg ...

MDM | 11 hours ago

Business

Fitch unit forecasts lower household spending in PH

MANILA – Household spending in the Philippines this year is projected to slow down due to the quarantine measures implemented by the government amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, a unit of Fitch Group said.   In a report dated March 31, Fitch Solutions said household spending in the c ...

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PNA | 15 hours ago

Mindanao

Three more arrested for selling overpriced alcohol, sanitizers

DAVAO CITY — The authorities arrested three persons for selling overpriced medical supplies in two entrapment operations in this city this week. Davao City Police Office (DCPO) spokesperson Captain Rose Aguilar identified one of the suspects as Prince Samama Caracol, 25, a resident of Emerald Street, Ecoland, Pha ...

Ruth Palo | 15 hours ago

Business

Fragrance maker Givaudan to make hand sanitiser in virus fight

Zurich, Switzerland | AFP | -Swiss fragrance producer Givaudan said Thursday it would produce 60 tonnes of hand sanitiser over the next two weeks to meet chronic shortages of the product needed to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. The world's biggest fragrance and flavouring company said it had s ...

Laboratoire Givaudan le 4 octobre 2012 à Argenteuil (Val-d'Oise) © ERIC FEFERBERG / AFP/Archives

Agence France Presse | 15 hours ago

Mindanao

2 COVID-19 patients recover in Marawi

ILIGAN CITY – Two patients who tested positive of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and confined at the Amai Pakpak Medical Center in Marawi City have fully recovered from the illness. Zia Alonto Adiong, Parliament Member of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao said the tw ...

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MindaNews | 15 hours ago

Business

TESDA urges Filipinos to avail of online courses

MANILA -- With many Filipinos staying in their homes with the implementation of the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) scare, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Secretary Isidro Lapeña is urging everyone to avail themselves of the ...

PNA | 15 hours ago

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Official Statement from Mayor Joy Belmonte 3 April 2020

Dear QC residents: As we end the third week of this enhanced community quarantine, we are grateful to all of our frontliners who continue to sacrifice to meet our needs. Taos-puso po akong nagpapasalamat at sumasaludo sa mga nagsisilbi sa mga ospital, sa mga lansangan, sa kani-kanilang barangay at sa iba’t-iba pa pong lugar ...

PNA | 15 hours ago

Mindanao

GenSan to open isolation facility for COVID-19 patients

GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- An isolation facility for 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients will open soon at the city government-run Dr. Jorge P. Royeca Hospital (DJPRH). Dr. Ryan Aplicador, DJPRH chief, said Friday the preparations are ongoing for the opening of the “COVID Center,” w ...

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MindaNews | 15 hours ago

Mindanao

Sara reiterates call: ‘Don’t panic’

DAVAO CITY — Mayor Sara Duterte on Friday reiterated her call to the public to stay calm and avoid resorting to panic buying as the city transitions from community quarantine (CQ) to Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) at 9 p.m. today, Saturday (April 4). In her regular interview with city-owned Davao City Disast ...

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Funny Pearl A. Gajunera | 15 hours ago

Business

DOF issues guidelines on tax-free imports of PPEs, test kits, and medical supplies

  The Department of Finance (DOF) has issued guidelines on the tax and duty exemption of imports of medical equipment and supplies intended for healthcare frontliners to combat the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.   “During these difficult times, we have to prioritize measures to facilitate the s ...

MDM | 15 hours ago