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NTF eyes Bohol to be model for local tourism under “new normal”

May 29, 2020

The National Task Force on COVID-19 is mulling to make Bohol province as a model for local tourism when the country shifts to “new normal.” NTF Chief Implementer Carlito Galvez Jr. said Bohol was one of the areas he visited


Strawberries remain abundant despite COVID-19

May 27, 2020

LA TRINIDAD-  Strawberries are abundant despite limitations  due to the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ). Food passes have ensured that strawberry farmers could bring the popular summer fruit to markets, the agriculture department said. Strawberries are one of the centerpieces of


“Cyber graduation”, first in Taguig City

May 22, 2020

A school in Taguig City on Friday pilot their first cybergraduation ceremony using student-made robots. The ceremony was held at Sen. Renato “Companero” Cayetano Memorial Science and Technology High School (SRCC). First in the country, graduating students are shown on


Manila developing app for people to scan area for COVID-19 cases

May 14, 2020

The local government of Manila is set to launch an application as part of its preparation on the possible lifting of the enhance community quarantine (ECQ) in the city. “Few days from now, we will be launching  an application or


International Nurses Day: Nurses deserve praise, thanks, protection amid COVID-19

May 12, 2020

Geneva – Nurses and other health care workers on the frontlines of the fight against COVID-19 deserve to be recognized and commended for their lifesaving efforts and personal sacrifices amid increased medical risk — and in some places amid ostracization, harassment


Senators pay tribute to film director Peque Gallaga

May 11, 2020

The Senate today adopted a resolution expressing its profound sympathy and condolences to the family of movie director Maurice Ruiz Luzuriaga Gallaga, better known as Peque Gallaga, who passed away on May 7, 2020, at the age of 76. Majority


Five-star Marco Polo Hotel Davao to stop operations June 15: report

May 8, 2020

DAVAO CITY – Five-star Marco Polo Hotel Davao will stop operations on June 15 after the COVID-19 epidemic reduced its customers, the Mindanao Times reported. The 245-room hotel, part of a chain of hotels across Asia, ”still has some guests,


Phivolcs clarifies Mount Halcon reports

May 6, 2020

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said Mount Halcon in Oriental Mindoro is not a volcano following posts on social media where alleged “smoke” is at the top of the mountain. In a statement, Phivolcs assured the public