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Left Home to Do Groceries? Here’s What You Should Do Before Re-Entering Your House

During the enhanced community quarantine placed over the entire Luzon, it’s possible that you or someone in your family will go out to do the groceries or shop for essentials. But as the cases for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continue to rise, it’s essential that you carry out the following precautionary measures as advised […]

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Angel Locsin Teams Up with Fashion Designer Michael Leyva to Distribute PPEs to Frontliners

Angel Locsin is a real-life Darna. The actress teamed up with fashion designer Michael Leyva to distribute the first batch of personal protective equipment (PPE) to medical frontliners. According to Michael on Instagram, “Sent over our first sets of PPEs for our heroes #frontliners with our hero #Darna herself @therealangellocsin. I decided to put bible verses and words of encouragement to […]

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Wash Your Hands After Touching Your Pet, Says Medical Expert

French medical experts have advised people to wash their hands after touching their pets as the risk of transmission of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disease from animals “cannot be ruled out.” It must be noted that there has been no evidence that domestic animals can transmit or catch the COVID-19 to and from humans, but […]

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LOOK: These Vets offer Free Online Consultation for Pet Owners

Get help for your furbabies even while on quarantine Related Story: 5 vet clinics open in Metro Manila during enhanced community quarantine The Enhanced Community Quarantine has made it difficult for pet owners to take care of their furbabies’ needs— from their overall health and well-being to grooming, buying their food, and even going to the […]

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LOOK: Different mountains visible in Metro Manila during community quarantine

It’s a rare sight to see! With the enhanced community quarantine in effect for close to two weeks now, the air quality in Metro Manila has significantly improved, according to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). With this, the Metro Manila skyline has been clearer, making nearby mountains visible. Teddy Reyna took photos […]

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Here are the Reasons Why the COVID-19 Pandemic is an Issue of Class Struggle

After the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 as a global pandemic on March 11, the reactions of people both in the online and physical world truly prove that inequality still continues to exist among the classes. The multidimensional nature of poverty is indeed mirrored by the conditions of those who suffer from inadequate living […]

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Tarlac to enter into province-wide lockdown soon

Tarlac province will go into lockdown starting this Sunday, March 29. The province recently recorded its first 2 confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases with at least 17,000 other individuals listed as persons under monitoring (PUMs). (Here’s How You Can Help The Philippines Get More COVID-19 Test Kits) Tarlac Governor Susan Yap announced via video […]

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22 Makati Medical Center Nurses Now Under Home Quarantine

At least 22 nurses of the Makati Medical Center (MMC) are now under home quarantine after they have been reported to be exposed to the COVID-19 virus. This was said in an interview by ABS-CBN with MMC director Dr. Saturnino Javier. (ALSO READ: Makati Medical Center Denounces Sen. Koko Pimentel’s “Irresponsible and Reckless Action”) In the interview, […]

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PGH director pens letter of hope after hospital is converted to COVID-19 center

The COVID-19 virus has left some hospitals in Metro Manila with no choice but to refuse more patients because they have reached full capacity. Hospitals like Makati Medical Center, St. Luke’s, and the Medical city have all issued statements that they would not be able to cater to COVID-19 patients anymore. (Photo from facebook.com/philippinegeneralhospitalofficial) (ALSO […]

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Cebu Placed Under “Enhanced Community Quarantine” amid COVID-19 pandemic

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cebu Provincial Government has also announced that it will be implementing an “Enhanced Community Quarantine” in the province. (ALSO READ: Here’s how you can help donate N95 masks to our frontliners) As the COVID-19 virus continues to spread, many places have either imposed quarantines or lockdowns to contain its […]

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Malacañang: “There are no exceptions for any person on these health protocols.”

Malacañang issued a statement regarding the compliance of government officials with quarantine guidelines this Thursday. It reminded officials that strict adherence must be followed in order to curb the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). (Makati Medical Center Denounces Sen. Koko Pimentel’s “Irresponsible and Reckless Action”) Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo spoke on behalf of Malacañang […]

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Laguna prepares sports complex building ahead of time for COVID-19 patients

The local government of Laguna is anticipating the possible outpour of COVID-19 patients. Therefore, Laguna Governor Ramil Hernandez ordered that the sports complex be prepared to cater to possible incoming patients that might suffer from the highly-contagious new coronavirus disease 2019. On a Facebook post published on Wednesday, Hernandez wrote, “Huwag naman sanang mangyari subalit […]

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City of Manila receives 300,000 masks and 2,000 thermal scanners

Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso personally received hundreds of thousands of N95 masks, surgical masks, and infrared thermometers from the Guangzhou municipal government in China. The donation was made to aid frontliners battling coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). (Here’s how you can help donate N95 masks to our frontliners) The Chinese city’s donations consisted of 200,000 […]

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The National Emergency Library lets people borrow from over 1.4 million books

The National Emergency Library is an initiative by the Internet Archive trying to cover the “unprecedented global and immediate need for access to reading and research material” during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. (The New York Public Library Is Letting You Download from Over 300,000 Books For Free) It does so by making about […]

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Did Sen. Koko Pimentel go to S&R during self-quarantine time?

Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III on Wednesday drew criticisms, and has since apologized, to the public for accompanying his pregnant wife to the Makati Medical Center (MMC) while he was waiting for the results of his COVID-19 test. The senator tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), which lead to the anger expressed by […]

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12 Unique Things You Can Do in Central Japan That Will Make You Want to Fly There ASAP

Japan is a popular spot to visit for many Filipinos. It’s hard to pinpoint the exact reason why, but it’s probably because of the short distance and our exposure to their culture, such as anime, cuisine, and movies. For many people, a trip to Japan would entail visits to famous spots like Tokyo, Osaka, and […]

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Dr. Sally Gatchalian, Ruby Rodriguez’s sister, succumbs to COVID-19

Another hero bites the dust. :'( Dr. Sally Gatchalian, sister of Ruby Rodriguez, has died due to the new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This was confirmed through an Instagram post from Rodriguez. The noontime show host wrote: My sister, Manang sally, this is our Christmas 2019 family picture. Finally were complete. We will only remember […]

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WATCH: This Dormitory Will Accommodate COVID-19 Frontliners for Free

The enhanced community quarantine is a great idea but one of its challenges is the ban on public transportation. Medical workers and other frontliners who still need to report to work must walk to their workplace if they don’t have cars. The owners of My Rainbow Place Dormitory in Tandang Sora, Quezon City saw this […]

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Senator Bong Go will go on Self-quarantine: Here’s Why

Senator Bong Go announced that he will be going on self-quarantine after coming into contact with a congressman— ACT-CIS Party-list Representative Eric Yap— who tested positive for COVID-19. On March 25, Go said that his team began tracking down the participants who attended the meeting with him last Saturday after Yap confirmed that he was […]

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LOOK: Spain’s COVID-19 Death Toll exceeds China’s numbers

Related Story: Italy records over 4,000 COVID-19 deaths, surpassing China’s total death toll The Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has claimed the lives of many. Spain, for example, had an increase of 738 deaths overnight from the disease. With a total of 3,434 fatalities, Spain now has the second-highest number of deaths globally, exceeding that of China. On […]

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