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Immigration bureau tells foreigners in PHL to stay inside; says they can apply for visa extension after lifting of ECQ

(Eagle News) —The Bureau of Immigration on Thursday, April 2, advised foreigners staying in the country to refrain from going out while the enhanced community quarantine was in place. According to Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente, foreigners whose visas will expire during the ECQ shall not be charged penalties as long as they file their applications within 30 days from the lifting of the quarantine. Those who will file for extension after the 30-day period, however, […]

Palace says Admin Order No. 27 only meant to “streamline process of donations to the national government”

  (Eagle News)–The Palace on Thursday, April 2, slammed as malicious reports saying Administrative Order No. 27 was issued to allow Senator Bong Go to manage the donations consolidated by the Office of the Civil Defense so he can be given credit for the same. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo also slammed as “untrue” information that said the importation of medical and health items into the country meant for donation are being put on hold at […]

QC COVID-19 cases reach 174

24 deaths, 11 recoveries recorded (Eagle News)–The number of coronavirus disease 2019 cases in Quezon City has reached 174. The Quezon City government said of the 174 as of Wednesday night, 24 have died while 11 have recovered. According to the local government, there are 76 patients under investigation and 416 patients under monitoring. The Department of Health has so far recorded over 2000 COVID-19 cases.  

Palace belies rumors Duterte is confined in hospital; President is “fit and healthy,” is performing duties in Malacañang, Panelo says

(Eagle News) — The Palace on Thursday, April 2, belied rumors President Rodrigo Duterte was confined in a San Juan City hospital. In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the President, who is in self-quarantine until April 7, was “fit and healthy” and is “currently doing his presidential duties” at the Bahay Pagbabago inside the Malacañang Complex. “We have been informed that a false news starting to spread in the social media that President […]

Gov’t requires all residents in ECQ areas to wear face masks, improvised ones in public spaces

(Eagle News)–All residents in areas declared under an enhanced community quarantine are now required to wear face masks or improvised ones when leaving their homes. Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles made the announcement in a virtual press briefing on Thursday, April 2. “For areas placed under ECQ, the IATF hereby adopts the policy of mandatory wearing by all residents of face masks, earloop masks, indigenous, reusable or do-it-yourself masks, face shields, handkerchiefs, or such other protective […]

DFA: PHL envoy to Lebanon dies due to complications from COVID-19

(Eagle News)–The Philippines’ ambassador to Lebanon has passed away due to complications from the coronavirus disease 2019. This is according to the Department of Foreign Affairs, which issued a statement on Thursday, April 2, on the passing of Bernardita Catalla. Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said in a Tweet Catalla passed away at 12:30 a.m. in a Beirut hospital where she was confined. “I extended her for a great job in a difficult post,” […]

The Medical City denies social media reports; says there was no raid of PPEs

(Eagle News) — The Medical City has denied social media reports it had been raided for its personal protective equipment. “There are news circulating that a raid of PPEs occurred in our premises on the evening of April 1. We deny this and encourage everyone to be careful in spreading unverified information,” the hospital said in an advisory posted on its Facebook page. The hospital made the denial after supposed text messages said the raid […]

NBI says Pimentel, other officials under probe, too

(Eagle News)–The National Bureau of Investigation is also probing Senator Koko Pimentel for alleged violation of the Bayanihan We Heal As One Act The NBI said also being probed were Talon Uno, Las Piñas Barangay Captain Emeliano Ramos and Barangay Pagasa, Quezon City Rodolfo Palma. The NBI made the revelation following accusations it was being selective after it  summoned Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto to give an explanation on his approval of the public use of […]

Tugade to cargo owners, consignees: Withdraw overstaying cargoes at MICT, space for incoming cargoes with essential goods amid COVID-19 pandemic needed

(Eagle News)–Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade has called on cargo owners and consignees to withdraw overstaying cargoes  inside the Manila International Container Terminal to help free up needed space for incoming cargoes carrying essential items amid the COVID-19 emergency. “A healthy port is what is most needed now as we find ways to efficiently deliver needed goods and services to our fellow Filipinos who are trying to break free from the clutches of the coronavirus pandemic,” […]

Senate reso lauds health workers, other frontliners for their sacrifice, bravery amid COVID-19 crisis

(Eagle News)–Senate President Tito Sotto has filed a resolution honoring health workers and other frontliners for their sacrifice, bravery and heroism amid the coronavirus disease 2019 crisis. In honoring the men and women of the healthcare profession and the others in the frontlines of the fight against COVID-19 in Senate Resolution No. 351, Sotto noted the “supreme sacrifice” of the country’s doctors, nurses and other frontliners “in order to protect this country against the COVID-19 […]

Las Piñas confirms 27 COVID-19 cases

Six patients recover, two die (Eagle News)–The number of coronavirus disease 2019 cases in Las Piñas City has climbed to 27. In its update on Wednesday, April 1, the Las Piñas government said of the 27, one each was from Almanza Uno, Barangay Daniel Fajardo, Pamplona Uno and Talon Uno;  four each from BF International Village-CAA and Talon Dos; three each from Pamplona Tres, Pilar and Zapote; and two each from Manuyo Dos, Pulang Lupa […]