A ward at the Philippine General Hospital dedicated to COVID-19 patients. Photo: Public domain
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Philippine doctors among worst hit Covid-19 casualties

MANILA (UCAN): The Covid-19 coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) claimed the lives of at least 12 doctors in…

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Manila’s Catholic schools shelter medical workers and homeless

MANILA (UCAN): Manila’s Catholic schools opened their doors on March 26 to provide shelter to…

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Police officers conduct inspections at the checkpoint near the border of Valenzuela, Bulacan, and Metro Manila, on March 19. Photo: Philippine National Police/ Public Domain
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Lockdown of Metro Manila is anti-poor migrant groups say

HONG KONG (SE): Migrant rights workers said that the lockdown of Metro Manila showed a…

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Then-archbishop of Manila, Luis Cardinal Tagle, blesses the Kalinga Centre in 2016. Photo: Facebook page of the Arnold Janssen Kalinga Centre
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Philippine lockdown tramples on the homeless and hungry

MANILA (UCAN): “There was no mass gathering. The poor fell in line and kept their…

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Philippine officials prioritise themselves for Covid-19 testing

MANILA (UCAN): At least 34 senior Philippine government officials, along with their family members, skipped…

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