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Duterte extends GCQ in Metro Manila to August 15. Despite the continued spike in coronavirus cases in the capital region, Metro Manila will remain under general community quarantine (GCQ) from August 1 to 15.

May himala? Senators show little faith in DOH data on COVID-19. Senators on Friday, July 31, expressed apprehensions over the Department of Health’s (DOH) new protocol in “retagging” mild and asymptomatic COVID-19 cases as “recoveries” after a certain number of days even without swab-testing.

Faced with 2nd cyber libel suit, Maria Ressa says she will never delete tweet. ‘Imagine if I said, ‘Well this a really, really small thing and maybe I’ll just step back just a little bit,’ and then I step back a thousand times and a million times, then I’ve just lost all my right,’ says Maria Ressa.

Obama aims criticism at Trump in eulogy for civil rights leader. Former US leader Barack Obama launched his sharpest attack to date on President Donald Trump on Thursday, July 30, condemning the use of federal agents against protesters and attempts at voter suppression.

FALSE: Typing ‘gratula’ in Facebook comments shows hacked accounts. ‘Gratula’ means congrats in Hungarian. Putting it in comments simply activates Facebook’s text delight animation feature. –