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DFA repatriates over 68,000 Filipinos since the beginning of COVID-19 repatriation efforts

DFA repatriates over 68,000 Filipinos since the beginning of COVID-19 repatriation efforts

July 5, 2020

This week, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) facilitated the return of almost 10,000 overseas Filipino (OFs) repatriates. This brings the total number of repatriated OFs to 68,440 since the DFA began its COVID-19 repatriation efforts in February 2020. Of

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Cabinet officials to present econ recovery, infra dev’t plans at first 2020 Pre-SONA forum

July 5, 2020

The Economic Development and Infrastructure Cabinet Clusters (EDC-IC) of the Duterte administration are set to present the government’s plans for recovery and resilience in the face of coronavirus-induced headwinds this year, at the first Pre-State of the Nation Address (Pre-SONA)

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Duterte pleads to soldiers not to take revenge vs cops

July 5, 2020

President Rodrigo Duterte said on Friday there is no use to take revenge on the part of the military following the death of their four comrades at the hands of the policemen in Jolo. “If you take revenge, for what?

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Duterte approves anti-terror law

July 3, 2020

President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law the controversial anti-terror bill, Malacañang said on Friday. Republic Act No. 11479, otherwise known as the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020, was inked Friday, said Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque in a statement. “The signing

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Terrorists escaped during Jolo shooting: Army chief

July 3, 2020

Philippine Army Chief Lt. Gen. Gilbert Gapay said two terrorists being pursued by  soldiers killed by the policemen in Sulu were suspected suicide bombers. “These are the suspected bombers. (They) were about to capture them. They were just pinpointing the

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Salons’ other services allowed, but DTI guidelines to be issued first – Palace

July 3, 2020

Malacañang said on Friday that services from beauty parlors and barbershops in areas under the general community quarantine would no longer be limited to hair cutting. In a the “Laging Handa” virtual press briefing, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, however, said

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Gov’t OKs religious gatherings up to 10 percent of venue seating capacity

July 3, 2020

The government has allowed religious gatherings up to 10 percent of the venue seating capacity or up to 10 persons, whichever is higher, in areas under the general community quarantine, Malacañang said on Friday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the

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DOH reports 1,531 new COVID-19 cases, highest in a day

July 3, 2020

The Department of Health (DOH) said Friday 1,531 new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were reported, the biggest since the Philippines reports its first case of the virus in January. Total cases are now at 40,336, DOH added. Out of the new

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