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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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Cemeteries closed but with few exemptions
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RALPH LAWRENCE G. LLEMIT October 29, 2020 THE City Government of Davao would still allow certain visitors despite closing all public cemeteries, memorial parks, and columbariums since Thursday, October 29, an official from the City Economic Enterprise (CEE) said. Davao...
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San Carlos among 18 Covid-19 ‘high risk’ areas
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TERESA D. ELLERA October 29, 2020 THE San Carlos City Government is trying to contain the spread of coronavirus, Mayor Renato Gustilo said. Gustilo made the reaction after the city was named as among the 18 Covid-19 "high risk" areas...
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Negros Occidental Capitol to resume normal working days in November
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TERESA D. ELLERA October 29, 2020 THE Negros Occidental Provincial Capitol will go back to the normal five-day workweek in November, an official said. Lawyer Rayfrando Diaz, provincial administrator, said this as Negros Occidental is expected to remain under the...
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Pregnant women urged to follow health protocols
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MERLINDA A. PEDROSA October 29, 2020 INTER-AGENCY Task Force (IATF) Visayas chief implementer Mel Feliciano, who oversees the Bacolod Emergency Operations Center Task Force (EOC-TF), urged pregnant women to strictly follow the prescribed minimum health protocols in Bacolod City. EOC-TF...
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Negros Occidental DILG chief dies of Covid-19
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TERESA D. ELLERA October 29, 2020 THE coronavirus disease (Covid-19) caused the death of Negros Occidental Provincial Interior and Local Government director, lawyer Ferdinand Panes, an official said. Panes, 60, died on October 28 at St.Paul's Hospital in Iloilo after...
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