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Guimaras resumes accepting returning stranded residents
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By Ime Sornito  - Friday, October 30, 2020 JORDAN, Guimaras – The island province of Guimaras has resumed accepting returning locally stranded individuals (LSIs). The moratorium on the LSIs’ return ended on Oct. 26. Vice Governor John Edward Gando said...
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COVID-19 testing resumes as PhilHealth pays half of debt to Red Cross
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By Adrian Stewart Co  - Thursday, October 29, 2020 MANILA – The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) has resumed its coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) testing after the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) settled about half of its P1.1-billion debt. Senator Richard...
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Antigen test could be Boracay’s saving grace
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By Boy Ryan B. Zabal  - Thursday, October 29, 2020 MALAY, Aklan – Malay acting mayor Frolibar Bautista favored the antigen test requirement for tourists and workers entering Boracay Island. But the antigen test for Boracay will depend on the...
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SSS closes Iloilo central office; five staff positive for COVID
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By Ime Sornito  - Thursday, October 29, 2020 GENOVA ILOILO City – The Social Security System (SSS) closed its Iloilo Central branch on corner J.M. Basa and Mapa streets here indefinitely. Five of the agency’s employees contracted coronavirus disease 2019...
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MGCQ, GCQ areas to resume road clearing
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By Adrian Stewart Co  - Thursday, October 29, 2020 MANILA – Road clearing operations are resuming in areas with less restrictive community quarantine on Nov. 16, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said. Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya said...
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As cemeteries close: VENDORS STRUGGLE TO STAY AFLOAT
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By Ime Sornito  - Thursday, October 29, 2020 Elena Paciente sells candles outside the public cemetery of Santa Barbara, Iloilo on Oct. 28. She laments the slow crawl of sales as authorities order a weeklong shutdown of cemeteries to avoid...
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Barotac Viejo posts highest single-day spike in virus cases
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By Ime Sornito  - Wednesday, October 28, 2020 ILOILO – Barotac Viejo reported 18 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on Oct. 26, the highest single-day count for new cases in the town. These cases – all asymptomatic...
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Passi City logs first COVID casualty
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By Ime Sornito  - Wednesday, October 28, 2020 ILOILO – The city of Passi recorded its first death from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) – a 52-year-old woman from Barangay Poblacion Ilawod. The patient was declared “dead on arrival” at the...
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REPEAT TEST REQUIRED FOR COVID-19 PATIENTS
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By Glenda Tayona  - Wednesday, October 28, 2020 ILOILO City – Confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 in this city are now required to undergo repeat reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test. COVID-19 patients are mandated to adhere to this...
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Bacolod logs lowest single-day COVID tally
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By Mae Singuay  - Wednesday, October 28, 2020 BACOLOD City – This capital city added two more confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) yesterday – its lowest single-day case recording since July. The two infections were both local transmission,...
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