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Kadiwa stores go online
philstar.com - 2020-04-04
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Agriculture is bringing its flagship Kadiwa stores online to cater to more consumers amid the enhanced community quarantine in Luzon. Agriculture Secretary William Dar said the agency has expanded its Kadiwa ni Ani at Kita to serve more consumers in urban areas and improve market linkages between them ...

PLDT provides services amid COVID constraints
philstar.com - 2020-04-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Telecommunications and digital service provider PLDT Inc. has assured its customers it would continue to provide vital communication services despite the constraints imposed by the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. "Our customers need us now more than ever. Our internet services and solutions power homes and ...

Manulife expands benefits to clients stricken by virus
philstar.com - 2020-04-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Manufacturers Life Insurance Philippines Co. (Manulife) is providing additional benefits to policyholders infected by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). In a statement, Manulife Philippines said customers diagnosed with COVID-19 from March 23 to June 30 would get additional benefits at no additional cost.

URC extends donations to more communities
philstar.com - 2020-04-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Universal Robina Corp. (URC) has expanded its efforts to communities in other areas of the country to help mitigate the spread of the coronavirus disease. URC Sugar and Renewables Division is donating relief goods as well as sanitation and hygiene products to various checkpoints and Disaster Relief and Rescue Management ...

Lending, financing firms told to defer payments collection
philstar.com - 2020-04-04
MANILA, Philippines -- The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has ordered lending and financing companies to defer the collection of payments and the imposition of penalties while the country remains under a state of national emergency due to the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19. Under the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act, the President ...

What is important
philstar.com - 2020-04-04
People are getting healthier these days. The lockdown has made a lot of people I know to stay home and settle for healthy and simple meals. Some people do not know how to cook and express their regret that they should have learned when they had the chance. Others are learning. And those who know how to cook are being valued and appreciated in ...

3 dead in Quezon: 2 PUIs, 1 confirmed case
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-04-04
LUCENA CITY, Quezon, Philippines - Health officials in Quezon province recorded three coronavirus disease (COVID-19) related deaths on Saturday. In a 6 p.m. bulletin, the Quezon Public ...

PRC completes first molecular laboratory for increased COVID-19 testing
CNN Philippines - 2020-04-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 4) - The country may see an increase in daily COVID-19 testing capacity, as a non-profit organization announced the completion of its new testing facility on Saturday. The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) completed its first molecular laboratory with the capacity to process up to 3,000 COVID-19 tests a day.

PRC completes first molecular laboratory for increased COVID-19 testing
CNN Philippines - 2020-04-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 4) - The country may see an increase in daily COVID-19 testing capacity, as a non-profit organization announced the completion of its new testing facility on Saturday. The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) completed its first molecular laboratory with the capacity to process up to 3,000 COVID-19 tests a day.

Insurers, HMOs ramp up support for COVID-19 fight
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-04-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Insurers and health maintenance organization (HMOs) have heeded the call to assist not only their clients and sales agents but also medical front-liners in the battle against COVID-19. For instance, Sun Life Financial-Philippines Foundation Inc. (Sun Life Foundation) said it will donate 3,000 digital life insurance ...

Here's how you can make a musical soap dispenser that plays your favorite Spotify songs to help you wash your hands for 20 seconds
Business Insider - 2020-04-04
The gadget, called Scrubber, requires 4 hours to build, about $30 worth of parts, and some basic coding and soldering knowledge.

22 more Filipinos overseas die of COVID-19, says DFA
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-04-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Twenty-two more Overseas Filipinos (OFs) passed away due to the coronavirus disease as cases of Filipinos abroad infected with the disease rose to 343, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Saturday. Latest data from DFA showed that the total fatalities of OFs are 43, which are mostly from America and Europe.

Vietnam commits continued supply of rice to Philippines
philstar.com - 2020-04-04
"We will soon announce and provide information on rice export to the public, business and international partners," Le said. He added that the Philippines will be one of the first to be ...

DOH: Six hospitals getting FDA-approved locally-made COVID-19 test kits
CNN Philippines - 2020-04-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 4) - The Department of Health confirmed on Saturday the six hospitals in the country which will receive the first locally-made COVID-19 test kits. These hospitals are the Philippine General Hospital, Makati Medical Center, The Medical City, Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center, Southern Philippines ...

Coronavirus Economy: How Technology Is Helping Companies Sell Remotely
International Business Times - 2020-04-04
Businesses around the world are facing unprecedented challenges as a result of COVID-19. Across industries, organizations are transitioning their workforces to a remote and fully digital environment, transforming the day-to-day norms. And nowhere is the ...

Tesla New Features Allow Owners To View Sentry Mode Videos In-Car
International Business Times - 2020-04-04
Tesla's next update is making security video viewing easier The car's recorded security footage can now be checked on the dashboard display This feature is could be available in different regions soon Tesla has recently added a new feature which allows car owners to view Sentry Mode footage easier and faster. The new feature directly allows ...

51 more Filipinos abroad contract coronavirus, total now at 517
CNN Philippines - 2020-04-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 4) -- The number of Filipinos infected with coronavirus abroad has risen to 517, as the Department of Foreign Affairs announced 51 more cases on Saturday. Twenty-two more people have died from the viral disease, bringing the total number of fatalities among overseas Filipinos to 43. A total of 131 Filipinos ...

U.S. May Get More Ventilators But Run Out Of Medicine For COVID-19 Patients
NPR - 2020-04-04
As hospitals around the country fill with COVID-19 patients, medical personnel are sounding the alarm about shortages of drugs essential to those patients' care. "We have seen an increase in demand on pharmaceuticals that's unprecedented," says Daniel Kistner, who manages the pharmacy program for Vizient, a group purchasing organization that ...

Gordon: Those with COVID-19 symptoms are priority in PH Red Cross testing
CNN Philippines - 2020-04-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 4) -- Senator Richard Gordon said people not showing symptoms would not be prioritized when it comes to testing for COVID-19. In a virtual briefing Saturday, Gordon said those who were already showing symptoms of the virus would be bumped to the top of the list. Gordon, however, added that they would not be ...

Easterlies affecting eastern section of PH, to bring possible isolated light rains
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-04-04
MANILA, Philippines -- The easterlies are currently affecting the eastern section of the country, bringing cloudy skies with light rains, the state weather bureau said Saturday. In its 4 p.m. weather update, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said that the easterlies, as well as localized ...

IATF sets parameters for possible extension, lifting of Luzon-wide quarantine
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-04-04
MANILA, Philippines -- The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for Infectious Diseases on Saturday announced the parameters on deciding the possible extension, as well as the partial or total lifting of the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine imposed due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis. In a press briefing, IATF spokesman and ...

Valenzuela joins hands with The Medical City for mass testing
CNN Philippines - 2020-04-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 4) -- A local government officially inked a mass testing deal for the benefit of COVID-19 patients and health workers with one of the highly trusted hospitals in the country, The Medical City. "We know that government hospitals are in its full capacity, so [we] sought for a private hospital partner that can ...

Amid quarantine, Neda wants to know how consumers, businesses coping
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-04-04
MANILA, Philippines -- While consumers mostly stayed home and many businesses were temporarily shut down in the midst of quarantine, the state planning agency National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) has rolled out two surveys that wanted to know how Filipinos were coping so far and how they will buy and sell goods as well as avail ...

Joy Belmonte says sorry for social media activity, health kits with her name
philstar.com - 2020-04-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte apologized on Friday for losing her composure on social media and for distributing health kits bearing her name. "First, I sincerely apologize for losing my composure on social media. You are correct that all the projects implemented by the QC government belong to you, as they are funded ...

PGH urges COVID-19 survivors to donate blood for recovery efforts
CNN Philippines - 2020-04-04
Interested donors could visit the social media page of PGH-Blood Donor Center for more details. The blood center also urged people to set an appointment before giving their blood to minimize physical contact among a large number of people, which is how the virus spreads. Dr. Edsel Salvana, an infectious disease expert and a COVID-19 frontliner ...

Former Abu Sayyaf members help guard quarantine checkpoints
philstar.com - 2020-04-04
COTABATO CITY, Philippines -- Reforming former Abu Sayyaf bandits in Basilan are "silent frontliners" in a war against coronavirus by a government they fought so hard for years as misguided religious extremists. Some of them, who are now volunteer community watchmen in barangays where they now thrive as farmers, are helping guard ...

Philippines records 76 new COVID-19 cases, total now 3,094
CNN Philippines - 2020-04-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 4) -- The Department of Health reported on Saturday 76 new confirmed COVID-19 infections, the lowest in a week marked with daily three-digit spikes in the number of new coronavirus infections. The country total is now at 3,094, the DOH said in its 4:00 p.m. bulletin. Eight more patients have died from the ...

DILG appeals to LGUs to cooperate with DSWD, warns officials outside Luzon
CNN Philippines - 2020-04-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 4) -- Local government officials must step up and immediately coordinate with the Department of Social Welfare and Development on the distribution of cash aid during the enhanced community quarantine in Luzon, the Department of Interior and Local Government said Saturday. "Nananawagan po ang ating secretary ...

Checks and balances in place in order to carry out provisions under the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act
CNN Philippines - 2020-04-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 4) -- The Senate will continue to perform its oversight functions in scrutinizing what will be done with the ?275 billion emergency COVID fund. This was the assurance given by Senator Risa Hontiveros during her virtual press briefing on Saturday. According to the senator, Congress has the power to perform ...

Task force to consider five factors for lifting or extending quarantine
CNN Philippines - 2020-04-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 4) -- The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases announced Saturday it would base on five factors a decision on whether or not it would recommend the lifting of current restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of coronavirus disease. Task force spokesman Karlo Nograles ...

DOH reports 76 new cases of COVID-19 in PH, total now at 3,094
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-04-04
MANILA, Philippines -- There were 76 new recorded cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Philippines, bringing the total to 3,094, the Department of Health (DOH) said Saturday. Five people also managed to recover from the viral disease, with the total recoveries now at 57. Previously, the previous record of COVID-19 cases in the ...

Philippines Records 8 New Coronavirus Deaths, 76 More Infections
New York Times - 2020-04-04
The Philippine health ministry on Saturday reported 76 additional coronavirus infections and eight new deaths.

Filipino seafarer aboard Grand Princess dies of COVID-19
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-04-04
MANILA, Philippines -- A Filipino seafarer from the docked MV Grand Princess in San Francisco, California succumbed to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Philippine Consulate in San Francisco announced on Saturday. In a statement, Consul General Henry Bensurto Jr. said that the seafarer, who was not named, died on April 1. "We salute ...

INC offers entire Ciudad de Victoria estate as COVID-19 quarantine complex
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-04-04
MANILA, Philippines--The Iglesia Ni Cristo is letting the national government use not just the massive Philippine Arena, but the entire 140-hectare Ciudad de Victoria estate in Bulacan to serve as quarantine complex amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Once preparations are done, the complex would offer around 1,065 rooms for patients while 476 suites ...

Malaysia video service iflix cuts staff as debt deadline looms
NIKKEI - 2020-04-04
Iflix is available in 13 markets in Asia, including Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand. In a statement to DealStreetAsia ... site based in Singapore that focuses on corporate investment activity in Southeast Asia and India. Nikkei recently announced the acquisition of a majority stake in the company.

10 Filipinos positive for COVID-19 in UK, 7 in Ireland -- envoy
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-04-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Ten Filipinos in the United Kingdom and seven living in Ireland have tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Philippine ambassador to both countries said Saturday. "Sa pinakahuling datos na nakuha natin, sampung Pilipino at former Pilipino [citizens] sa UK na nagpositibo sa COVID-19, at pito po ...

Filipino crew member of California cruise ship succumbs to COVID-19
CNN Philippines - 2020-04-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 4) -- A Filipino crew member of a coronavirus-hit cruise ship docked in San Francisco, California has died from COVID-19. The Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco confirmed on Saturday that one of the Filipino seafarers onboard the MV Grand Princess cruise ship passed away on Wednesday. "We salute ...

Duterte wants presidential yacht turned into a quarantine facility
CNN Philippines - 2020-04-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 4) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has pitched the idea of turning the Presidential yacht into a quarantine facility for COVID-19. "Ang Philippine Navy in-alert ko, sabi ko 'yung mga barko ninyo na magaganda... 'Yung (BRP Ang) Pangulo, 'yung barko ng Presidente ng Pilipinas, maganda 'yan," Duterte said in a ...

Task force cracks down on all forms of discrimination related to COVID-19
CNN Philippines - 2020-04-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 4) -- The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Emerging Infectious Diseases does not only want to bring an end to the coronavirus disease, but also the stigma around it. IATF spokesperson Karlo Nograles reiterated Saturday that the task force does not tolerate the discrimination against healthcare workers ...

IATF on QC Mayor Belmonte: National govt. helping LGUs against COVID-19, not fighting them
CNN Philippines - 2020-04-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 4) -- The national government and local government units are not enemies in the fight against COVID-19, Inter-agency Task Force Spokesperson Karlo Nograles said in a briefing on Saturday. The comment was part of his response to a netizen asking if the government is "too lenient on Quezon City Mayor [Joy ...

Diokno: This is no time to be angry
CNN Philippines - 2020-04-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 4) -- Human rights lawyer Chel Diokno says President Rodrigo Duterte should channel his energies into solving the nation's problems and not give in to anger. Speaking to CNN Philippines Newsroom on Saturday, Diokno said he was expressing what he believed should be made public. "As a private citizen, I've ...

Passengers from virus-hit ships start leaving Florida
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-04-03
FORT LAUDERDALE, United States -- Passengers from a virus-hit cruise ship and its sister vessel, also struck with a handful of cases, started heading home Friday from Florida, after being ...

Jailed urban poor protesters file petition for habeas corpus
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-04-03
Just as San Roque 21, the urban poor residents from Quezon City who were arrested for staging a rally for lack of food aid, filed a petition for writ of habeas corpus before the court on Friday, their defense lawyers learned that formal charges had already been elevated to a Metropolitan Regional Trial Court (MeTC) earlier that day. San Roque ...

Researchers spot weakness in coronavirus that could provide clues to cure
UPI.com - 2020-04-03
April 3 (UPI) --Researchers may have found a weakness in SARS-CoV2, the virus that causes COVID-19, that provides clues as to how to treat the infection -- and possibly develop a vaccine to prevent its spread. An antibody recovered from a survivor of the early 2000s SARS epidemic revealed a potential vulnerability in the new coronavirus ...

Mass testing on April 14; but who to test is unclear
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-04-03
If the Department of Health (DOH) will have its way, the persons to be included in the "mass testing" for the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) starting on April 14 would only be those who are vulnerable because of their advanced age or existing ailments and those who had been exposed directly to the contagion and are showing symptoms.

Quest for COVID-19 cure: PGH needs blood samples from recovered patients
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-04-03
The Philippine General Hospital (PGH) is asking people who have recovered from the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to make blood donations so these can be studied and used to possibly treat other infected patients. PGH spokesperson Jonas del Rosario explained that the blood of convalescent patients, specifically its plasma, contains ...

SEC warns public vs firms exploiting COVID-19 crisis
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-04-03
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has warned the public against dealing with 14 entities found to have exploited the COVID-19 pandemic to defraud investors and consumers. In one of its latest advisories, the SEC urged the public not to invest in MAGINVESTKA.ONLINE (MIK.O), which purportedly trades bitcoin against the US dollar.

Internet usage surges as people stay home
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-04-03
The use of Wi-Fi networks across the Philippines surged higher as people are confined to their homes amid the Luzon enhanced community quarantine that started in the middle of March 2020.

Young Bacolod doctors join Covid-19 fight
BusinessMirror - 2020-04-03
According to Napulan, they have tapped a private business to create an aerosol incubation box. In the same manner, she added that they have collaborated with some of their previous residents who are now junior consultants. "There are also other private sectors who produce their own PPEs. They send us their finished products for us to deliver ...

ADB warns PH against prolonged lockdown
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-04-03
If the Philippines can contain its local COVID-19 outbreak by midyear, the economy will still grow by a slower 2 percent in 2020, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said Friday. But the Manila-based multilateral lender warned that economic recovery might lag if its engines--the supply chain, businesses and their workforce--could not be ...

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