Medical experts: No to reduced physical distancing | Evening wRap

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The health department stands by its recommended 1-meter distance between commuters despite the move to reduce physical distancing in PUVs starting Monday, September 14. Health workers share the same sentiment.

The mayors of Metro Manila agree to close cemeteries on Undas, or the Philippines' annual holiday to commemorate the dead.

Convicted killer United States Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton is now a free man, after 6 years in detention at a special facility inside military headquarters. He was deported from the Philippines Sunday morning, September 13.

Mela Franco Habijan wins Miss Trans Global 2020 in a virtual pageant Saturday, September 12. Mela beats 17 other candidates, including 4 other Filipino transgender women.

Posts circulating in private messaging apps say hospitals can claim between P43,000 to P750,000 in benefits from PhilHealth for every COVID-19 patient admitted, regardless of the actual cost of treatment. This is FALSE. –