China envoy rejects DOH Usec remark

Manila Standard - 2 ore 33 sec fa
The Chinese Embassy in Manila on Sunday debunked as what it described as “irresponsible remarks” issued by an official of the Department of Health insinuating that some coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing kits donated by China were found with a low 40 percent accuracy rate. 
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Oil prices cheaper by P2/liter

Manila Standard - 2 ore 5 min fa
The oil companies will again cut pump prices by as much as P2 per liter to reflect the movement of prices in the world oil market.
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Why the novel coronavirus became a social media nightmare

Manila Standard - 2 ore 10 min fa
New York---The biggest reputational risk Facebook and other social media companies had expected in 2020 was fake news surrounding the US presidential election. Be it foreign or domestic in origin, the misinformation threat seemed familiar, perhaps even manageable.
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French chefs cook up antidote to virus confinement

Manila Standard - 2 ore 15 min fa
Paris---Frustrated at stay-at-home confinement, France's celebrity chefs are cooking up an antidote to the gloomy days of pandemic and quarantine with the help of television and social networks.
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Expert predicts 100K-200K COVID-19 deaths in US; Spain, Italy demand help - 2 ore 47 min fa
Millions of Americans will be infected by the coronavirus and 100,000 to 200,000 will die, the U.S. government's top infectious-disease expert warned Sunday, as people in and around the country's outbreak epicenter of New York were urged to limit their travel to contain the scourge. The dire prediction came from Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaking on CNN's "State of the Union." As of Sunday morning, the U.S. had about 125,000 infections and 2,200 deaths. Around the world, doctors were forced to make tough choices about which patients to save with their limited breathing machines, and Spain and Italy demanded more Eu...

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Scared workers slam lack of protection

Manila Standard - 2 ore 50 min fa
New York―Medical staff in America’s coronavirus hotbed New York are struggling with long hours and a dire need for protective equipment―and as infections surge, they increasingly fear for their own safety.
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North Korea fires ballistic missiles off its east coast

Manila Standard - 2 ore 55 min fa
Seoul—North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast on Sunday, the fourth such launch this month as the world battles the coronavirus outbreak.
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Aussie domestic violence cases surge

Manila Standard - 3 ore 30 sec fa
Sydney―Australia on Sunday announced a nearly US$100 million boost in funding to tackle domestic violence after support services reported a spike in coronavirus-related family abuse.
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8 killed in NAIA plane crash

Manila Standard - 3 ore 2 min fa
Six Filipino members of a medical evacuation flight and two foreign passengers were killed when their West Wind 24-type aircraft operated by Lion Air caught fire and crashed while taking off at runway 624 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on Sunday night.
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US infant dies from COVID-19

Manila Standard - 3 ore 5 min fa
Washington―A US infant has died from the COVID-19 illness, officials in the state of Illinois said on Saturday, marking an extremely rare case of juvenile death in the global pandemic.
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Filmmakers’ lockdown viewing options - 3 ore 8 min fa
(First of two parts) We are all forced to stay at home for a month. And yes, after more than two weeks into the Luzon-wide community quarantine imposed by the government to help curb the spread of the deadly novel coronavirus (COVID-19), we are already bored as heck.This is why Inquirer Entertainment has come up with suggestions on what you can watch to entertain yourself while stuck at home. What we did was ask some of our most awarded Filipino filmmakers to help fill up our list by making them share with us their personal favorites. We reminded them to choose only those that we could access online since we won't be able to go out to buy copies of their suggested titles. What ...

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Elton John stays upbeat despite COVID-19 crisis - 3 ore 10 min fa
As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, what we can do, Elton John said, is to maintain an optimistic outlook and be more empathetic toward people risking their lives for everyone else's safety. "You have to be positive and say, 'An end will come to this.' We don't know when. But hopefully ... Scientists have never been so busy now, trying to find something that works, trying to find a vaccine. But that takes time," the music icon said in an interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music. The British singer-songwriter cautioned people about hoarding essentials, saying that they could end up leaving other people, especially the front-liners, with nothing. "People are buying everything in sup...

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US coronavirus deaths over 2,000

Manila Standard - 3 ore 10 min fa
Washington―Deaths from the new coronavirus in the United States surged past 2,000 on Saturday, doubling in just three days, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.
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2076Kolektib offers free online screening of PH films - 3 ore 10 min fa
The Filipino audience shouldn't feel deprived of watching films just because they don't have the money for it, especially during this quarantine period," said filmmaker Joselito Altarejos, who has just released two of his award-winning films online for free. The links to 2014's "Kasal" and 2016's "TPO (Temporary Protection Order)" have already been up, Altarejos said, while those of 2017's "Tale of the Lost Boys," 2009's "Ang Laro sa Buhay ni Juan," 2010's "Pink Halo-Halo," 2014's "Unfriend" and 2019's "Jino to Mari" will be up in the next few days. Altarejos said that through the multimedia production company 2076Kolektib, which he formed in 2019, he has been screening Filipin...

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Dimples: Envy, hatred not good for actors’ growth - 3 ore 11 min fa
Actress Dimples Romana shares her thoughts on "always being compared with" other actresses, especially those who also come from her home network, ABS-CBN. "We're all friends," she declares. "Be it for the big screen or television, we always want to work with each other, regardless of which group or network we're from. We always want to work with different people because collaboration equals growth." She further says: "We all want to grow as people. I just wish we would get rid of hatred and envy in our hearts. I'm calling out to everyone: Sana 'wag gano'n."---Marinel Cruz INQ...

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Another COVID-19 patient dies in Cebu - 3 ore 40 min fa
CEBU CITY, Cebu, Philippines --- Another patient has died of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, in Cebu, raising the total number of fatalities caused by the respiratory disease in the island to three. The latest fatality is a 70-year-old man in Cebu City who died on Saturday, the Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) said. The DOH also recorded three new cases of the COVID-19 in Cebu as of 5 p.m. of March 29. This brings the total number of COVID-19 cases in Cebu to 25. Of the number, 20 are in Cebu City, two in Lapu-Lapu City, and one each in the town of Cordova and the cities of Mandaue and Talisay. By 12:01 a.m. of March 30, Cebu Gov. Gwen Garcia will start ...

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SJ mayor goes into self-quarantine

Manila Standard - 3 ore 45 min fa
At least two cities in the metropolis—population nearly 13 million people—have registered 186 coronavirus cases and 19 deaths, with Bataan reporting its seventh positive case and Ilocos Sur registering its first.
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Buy fresh produce from provinces — Divisoria vendors

Manila Standard - 3 ore 55 min fa
Vendors in Divisoria—the trading center for fruits and vegetables in Metro Manila—are urging Metro citizens to prioritize buying fresh produce from the provinces.
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New batch of quarantine violators caught at Quezon-Bicol border - 3 ore 56 min fa
LEGAZPI CITY, Albay, Philippines --- A new batch of over 200 violators of the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine were caught crossing the Quezon-Bicol boundary by police officers manning a checkpoint in Del Gallego town. According to a statement issued on Sunday by the Bicol Interagency Task Force (IATF), police counted 216 people in the holding area of the Philippine Army's 9th Infantry Division headquarters in Pili town in Camarines Sur. Albay province had the highest number of stranded people at 121, followed by Mindanao with 57, Masbate with 24, and Camarines Sur with 14. In a phone interview, Dr. Ernie Vera, Department of Health (DOH) Bicol chief and IATF chair, said ...

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Palace slams NPA attack vs soldiers in Rizal

Manila Standard - 4 ore 5 min fa
Malacañang on Sunday condemned the treacherous attack by the New People’s Army (NPA) against government soldiers in Rizal Province, where a soldier and a rebel were killed in the clash, five days after the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) agreed to a nationwide ceasfire from March 26 until April 15 as the Philippines grapples with the rising number of coronavirus cases.
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