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MANILA –  The Philippine coast guard were searching today for the 14 people missing after a local boat collided with a Hong Kong-flagged cargo ship in waters southwest of Manila. According to The Philippine Coast Guard, the two boats collided early Sunday resulting in the local boat Liberty 5 being capsized in the choppy waters. The cargo vessel was then escorted by the Philippine Coast Guard after the captain of

Vice President Leni Robredo

MANILA – Vice President Leni Robredo on Sunday reiterated that she will not be pursuing a position in the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Emerging Infectious Diseases, saying that she did not ask in the first place. Robredo, On her weekly radio show, said that she does not need the post in order to help the public in this emerging health crisis. The vice president was reacting to a series

Trillanes wants Robredo to lead COVID-19 task force

MANILA – Former Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV has urged Malacañang to appoint Vice President Leni Robredo as head of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Disease (IATF-EID) if the government wants to successfully win its fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Trillanes said that if Malacañang really wants to flatten the curve, then they should appoint Robredo as the IATF chairman. He believes Robredo can do

Basketball patron Danding Cojuangco dies

MANILA – San Miguel Corporation Chairman and CEO Eduardo “Danding” Cojuangco Jr. died on Tuesday night. He turned 85 last June 10. His family confirmed his passing at 10:45 PM due to pneumonia and heart attack. They will be holding a private wake following his immediate cremation due to current quarantine restrictions. Cojuangco was a known basketball patron to his alma mater De La Salle University and currently holds three

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MANILA – The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on Monday tapped GCash to help equip taxis with scan-to-pay systems and allow the riding public to pay for their metered fares via their mobile wallets. LTFRB Chair Martin Delgra III said that LTFRB, cashless payment providers and transport network companies met on Sunday to find a solution to help fight the spread of the virus in the public transportation

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MANILA – Senator Cynthia Villar said that the middle class should not be receiving financial aid from the government amid the COVID-19 pandemic. During the Senate hearing on coronavirus measures on Tuesday, May 19, Villar question the idea that middle-class families should receive assistance from the government’s social amelioration program (SAP). “Yung 18 million is 82%. Bakit bibigyan ‘yung middle eh may trabaho sila, kahit lockdown nagsusweldo sila sa gobyerno

Typhoon-ambo

MANILA – Ferocious wind and rain left at least one person dead and over 140,000 evacuees as a powerful typhoon makes landfall in the Philippines on Friday, May 15. Typhoon Ambo (Vongfong) has damaged hundreds of homes and coronavirus isolation facilities in five hard-hit eastern towns yesterday. Governor Ben Evardone of Eastern Samar province, where the typhoon made the first landfall, said that local residents were distraught after their houses were

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The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the focus of the world to the immune system, the defensive mechanism of the body against disease-causing bacteria, viruses, and other species that we touch, eat and inhale every day. A safe lifestyle which is not smoking, consuming less to no alcohol, sleeping regularly, maintaining a nutritious diet, taking mild exercise on a daily basis, and reducing stress – lets our immune systems be in

“An Appeal for Shortened Working Hours for Medical Frontliners”

It’s always been challenging to be a health worker in terms of the working environment, responsibility, and time allowed to serve the best medical care for every patient in different medical fields. In this trying times battling with COVID-19, the pressure and deal were intense for every health worker. Through this, it’s important for them to get enough rest to work efficiently. As one of the steps to curb the

“Ben & Ben: Seeing a Face of Hope in Unprecedented Times”

In these uncertain times, it’s challenging to be positive and be assured that everything will be okay soon. It’s a deal to be strong and steadfast with this pandemic crisis in order to overcome a lot of things. Knowing this, the Filipino band, Ben & Ben has set a new perspective in times like this. They shared that hope has become too difficult to locate, as in our houses, schools,