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Solon files bill to extend Duterte's special powers 

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Cagayan de Oro City Rep. Rufus Rodriguez has filed a bill to extend President Rodrigo Duterte’s special powers under Republic Act 11469 or the Bayanihan to Heal as One Law for another three months or up to September. In filing House Bill 6811,...

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Professors want 'continuity of learning' 

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A group of professors asked the government to "consider the continuity of learning of the students, and the operations of private school enterprises." "We understand the concern of the President, and his unequivocal statement of putti...

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FDA clears over 100 test-kit products 

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The Philippine Food and Drug Administration has approved 104 test-kit products for coronavirus disease 2019 diagnosis as of May 22. In an advisory, FDA said it approved four PCR-based and seven antibody rapid test-kit products. Based on the list is...

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Manila's Barangay 847 under hard lockdown 

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Manila placed a barangay in Pandacan district under a two-day hard lockdown starting June 1. Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso said Barangay 847 in Pandacan would undergo a hard lockdown starting 12 a.m. of June 1 until 11:59 p.m. of June 2 because of the request of its barangay ch...

Manila seeks more health workers 

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Manila seeks more medical personnel as part of its response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. In his regular city address, Mayor Francisco “Isko” Moreno Domagoso said he met with the city's local finance department and urged them to prioritize the hiring of health...

PLM wants free internet for poor students

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The president of the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM) asked the government to install “massive” information technology to provide free access to internet and free computers to students and faculty, especially the poor. The statement came as school and government officials moved to...

DA provides seedlings in Smokey Mountain 

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The Department of Agriculture (DA) distributed seedlings to families who were relocated to Paradise Heights in Barangay 128 in Smokey Mountain, Tondo, Manila. Agriculture Secretary William Dar said these seedlings can be planted and can be a constant source of food for the residents. “We are...

Firm donates meat for Manila Zoo animals

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A company is donating 2,000 kilograms of chicken to help feed the animals at Manila Zoo amid the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. In a press release, Bounty Agro Ventures Inc. confirmed that they pledged the assistance to the zoo. They will deliver 200 kilograms of chicken per week. "When w...

Manila ready for GCQ 

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Manila is ready to transition to the general community quarantine (GCQ), according to Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso. The mayor said the city government has been setting up various facilities that can serve the needs of more coronavirus disease-2019 patients with the easing...

Manila plans bikeway system 

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Manila is considering proposals to set up bike lanes in the city’s thoroughfares amid restrictions on public transportation during the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) and general community quarantine (GCQ). In his city address on May 27, Mayor Francisco “Isko” Moreno...

Manila opens new quarantine center

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Manila opened a new quarantine facility for coronavirus disease-2019 patients at T. Paez High School on May 26. The new isolation facility has a 41-bed capacity and is equipped with electric fans and air conditioner units. Photo courtesy of: Manila Public Information Office Other completed quaran...

Manila distributes food packs to 17,000 trike drivers 

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Manila distributed food relief packs  to more than 17,000 displaced tricycle and pedicab drivers. Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso said 3,872 pedicab drivers and 13,233 tricycle drivers received food packs which contain rice, milk, instant noodles, canned goods...

Manila offers free use of online payment system 

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Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso is offering for Manila's online tax payment system for the use of other local government units to lessen their physical transactions with their constituents. “Ako po ay nananawagan sa lahat ng mayor sa buong Pilipinas, municipal o city, k...

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