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Duterte retains one metre social distancing rule

MANILA (PHILIPPINES) – Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has decided to continue the 1 metre (three feet) social distancing measure to reduce coronavirus infections. He spoke against moves to reduce it to 30 centimetres (12 inches), his spokesman said on Saturday. Health experts have warned that reducing gaps between passengers, while travelling in trains, buses
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US Marine who killed transgender woman gets deported

MANILA (PHILIPPINES) – The Philippines on Sunday deported a United States Marine, who was convicted for the murder of a transgender woman in the Southeast Asian country in 2014. He was granted an absolute pardon by President Rodrigo Duterte. According to Bureau of Immigration (BI) spokeswoman Dana Sandoval, Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton left Manila’s
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Philippines confirms 3,483 more coronavirus cases

MANILA (PHILIPPINES) – As per the Philippines’ health ministry on Tuesday, 3,483 additional coronavirus infections were reported and 39 more deaths. The ministry said total confirmed infections had reached 224,264. It is alarming to see that more than half of the cases were reported in the past 30 days, while deaths had increased to 3,597. […]