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1st Filipino Covid-19 case recovers; 2 new cases recorded

MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The Department of Health (DOH) on Monday confirmed reports of the recovery and subsequent discharge of the first Filipino infected by coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). The DOH identified the recovered patient as PH14, bringing the total of recovered patients in the Philippines to three. The patient 14 is a 46-year-old male … Continue reading

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Fitch Ratings outlook revision on PH welcome dev’t

Fitch Ratings outlook revision on PH welcome dev’tBy Joann Villanueva MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — An economist of ING Bank Manila dubbed as a welcome development Fitch Rating’s upgrade of its outlook on the Philippines’ credit rating from “stable” to “positive” on account of the sustained improvement of macroeconomic policies. In a statement, ING Bank … Continue reading

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Public urged to stop spreading unverified info on nCoV

MANILA (Philippines News Agency)  – Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar on Wednesday called on the public to avoid sharing unverified information about the 2019 novel coronavirus acute respiratory disease (2019-nCoV ARD). Andanar made the call amid the proliferation of fake news about the 2019-nCov on social media. He warned that the spread … Continue reading

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PNP eyes top 10 ‘high-value’ drug targets per region

PNP eyes top 10 ‘high-value’ drug targets per region By Christopher Lloyd Caliwan   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Philippine National Police (PNP) officer-in-charge Lt. Gen. Archie Gamboa on Monday vowed to continue the government’s intensified campaign against illegal drugs by focusing on high-value targets (HVTs) in every region. Gamboa directed PNP regional directors to submit a … Continue reading

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Typhoon ‘Ursula’ death toll reaches 50: NDRRMC

‘Ursula’ death toll reaches 50: NDRRMCBy Priam Nepomuceno MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The number of deaths attributed to Typhoon Ursula has climbed to 50 as of Tuesday. In its 6 a.m. update, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said the casualties were from Mimaropa, Western Visayas, Central Visayas and Eastern Visayas. Meanwhile, … Continue reading

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Pres.Duterte’s Christmas message: Be kind, helpful to others

PRRD’s Christmas message: Be kind, helpful to others By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos MANILA (Philippines News Agency)  — A day before the entire nation celebrates Christmas, President Rodrigo R. Duterte encourages Filipinos to be an inspiration to others by showing kindness to everyone, especially the needy and disadvantaged members of the society. Duterte made the call as … Continue reading

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Team PH bags ‘sweet surprise’ 2nd SEA Games overall title

Team PH bags ‘sweet surprise’ 2nd SEA Games overall title By Jelly Musico   MANILA (Philippines News Agency)  — Team Philippines on Tuesday raked in 11 more gold medals to formally clinch the 30th Southeast Asian Games’ overall championship described by a top local sports official as “sweet surprise”. The host country was actually unthreatened on … Continue reading