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The health department recommends an extension of one week of the enhanced community quarantine or ECQ in Metro Manila and 4 nearby provinces.

Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque on Tuesday, March 30, says it’s up to local governments to distribute the aid in cash or in kind. Budget Secretary Wendel Avisado said the P1,000-assistance in ‘NCR Plus’ will be ‘in kind.’

Caskets with anti-communist propaganda were spotted in different parts of Metro Manila on the eve of the 52nd founding anniversary of the New People’s Army.

The Philippine Statistics Authority or PSA reports Tuesday, March 30, the country’s unemployment rate rises to 8.8% in February, equivalent to 4.2 million jobless Filipinos.

Singer Claire dela Fuente dies Tuesday, March 30, at 63. Her son says her heart gave up in her sleep, after testing positive for COVID-19 the week before. –