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Covid-19 cases in PHL climb to 52,914

The Department of Health (DOH) reported 42 deaths in Covid-19 as the number of infections in the country rose to 52,914 on Friday. Of the number of deaths, 27 (64 percent) occurred in July and 12 (29 percent) in June. Thirty-six (86 percent) of the reported deaths were from Cebu. From 16 July to 10 July, DOH registered 1,233 additional …

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The Philippine Congress officially shuts down leading broadcasters

MANILA – Philippine lawmakers formally closed the country’s largest broadcast network on Friday, the latest major blow to the news media when President Rodrigo Duterte bursts into stores that have been critical of his leadership. After 13 hearings, a committee voted for the House of Representatives – most of whom are allies with Mr. Duterte – with an overwhelming majority …

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Duterte declares pandemic hit 2020 as a year for Filipino health workers

An employee of the City Health Office provides a COVID-19 antibody rapid test to a resident of Barangay Carmen, Cagayan de Oro, June 25, 2020. Froilan Gallardo, ABS-CBN News MANILA– President Rodrigo Duterte has declared 2020 as “the year for Filipino health workers” to honor his work when the world is fighting the coronavirus pandemic. The President said that Proclamation …

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The mayor of southern Cotabato shot dead

Gunmen kill Sto. Niño, South Cotabato Mayor Pablo Matinong Jr. while inspecting an infrastructure project in Barangay Poblacion. Photo courtesy of Vince Pale Unidentified riders in tandem shot and killed the mayor of the city of Santo Niño in South Cotabato on Friday morning. The first report said that Mayor Pablo Matinong Jr was visiting the site of an infrastructure …

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International media groups are launching a global campaign to support Maria Ressa, PH’s press freedom

Hold the line. Rappler’s CEO and Executive Editor Maria at Manila Trial Court on June 15, 2020 is participating in the publication of a cyber-relief case against her and former rapper-researcher-writer Reynaldo Santo Jr of businessman Wilfredo Keng. Photo by Angie de Silva / Rappler MANILA, Philippines – Committee on the Protection of Journalists (CPJ), International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) …

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Over 300 workers at BGC construction site test positive for COVID-19

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 10) – Continuing Mayor Lino Cayetano announced on Thursday that 327 workers at a construction site in Bonifacio Global City tested positive by COVID-19. Cayetano said in a statement that 691 workers at the construction site underwent COVID-19 testing, as part of the Taguig City government’s aggressive efforts. He assured that the BGC construction site …

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“Why not lower student fees for pandemics?” legislators ask

MANILA – Lawmakers on Thursday asked education agencies why schools can’t lower their tuition fees because students won’t be using all of their facilities this school year because of the coronavirus pandemic. At the joint meeting of the House Committee on Basic Education and Culture and the House Committee on Higher Education and Technical Education, legislators asked the Department of …

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