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Diet-related illness increases with availability of red meat

Manila Standard - Fri, 19/11/2021 - 14:00
As global trade in red and processed meats has increased, so have chronic diseases associated with meat consumption, a study looking at data from 154 countries found on Thursday.
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UK moves to ban Hamas as terrorist organization–Patel

Manila Standard - Fri, 19/11/2021 - 13:55
Showing support for Hamas in Britain could be punished with 14 years in prison if the government succeeds in banning the group as a terrorist organisation, the Home Office said Friday.
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China ships block PH boats

Manila Standard - Thu, 18/11/2021 - 18:20
The Philippines on Thursday accused Chinese Coast Guard vessels of firing water cannon at boats delivering supplies to Filipino marines in the disputed South China Sea/West Philippine Sea, and told Beijing to "back off."
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US drug firm seeks local use of 1st oral antival medicine

Manila Standard - Thu, 18/11/2021 - 18:15
Merck & Co Inc (MSD) has applied for emergency use authorization (EUA) in the Philippines for Molnupiravir, its antiviral medicine and investigational COVID-19 drug, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Director-General Eric Domingo said on Thursday.
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Frontliners, families get 2M booster doses

Manila Standard - Thu, 18/11/2021 - 18:10
The government has allocated more than 2 million COVID-19 vaccine doses for booster shots for at least 1.6 million health care workers and their dependents.
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Rody’s blind item: Prexy bet drug user

Manila Standard - Thu, 18/11/2021 - 18:05
President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday claimed a presidential candidate is a cocaine user.
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Comelec sets guidelines for poll ’e-rallies’

Manila Standard - Thu, 18/11/2021 - 18:00
The Commission on Elections released Thursday the implementing rules and regulations for next year’s national elections that paves the way for the holding of “e-rallies” as an alternative to physical sorties amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Bacolod City: 'Most business-friendly LGU for '21'

Manila Standard - Thu, 18/11/2021 - 17:55
Bacolod City has been named the “Most Business-Friendly Local Government Unit” for 2021 by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, besting 10 other finalists in the highly-urbanized city category in the nationwide search.
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Government gears up for reopening

Manila Standard - Wed, 17/11/2021 - 18:50
Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said he and the entire economic team are optimistic the country will shift to the looser Alert Level 1 by the start of 2022 due to the government’s aggressive vaccination program, which will boost the economy in the coming months.
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Sara new Lakas chairman as Revilla gives way

Manila Standard - Wed, 17/11/2021 - 18:40
Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio accepted Wednesday the chairmanship of Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (Lakas-CMD), the political party leading her campaign for the second top post in the May 2022 polls.
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Rody woos solons for Go-Sara

Manila Standard - Wed, 17/11/2021 - 18:30
President Rodrigo Duterte has sought the support of congressmen for the Christopher Go-Sara Duterte-Carpio tandem for the May 2022 national elections.
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Lakas, Partido Federal set BBM-Sara

Manila Standard - Wed, 17/11/2021 - 18:20
The tandem between former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. of the Partido Federal ng Pilipinas and Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte-Carpio of Lakas-CMD as presidential and vice presidential candidates, respectively, in 2022 national elections has been successfully firmed up and finalized.
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House extends '21 budget to use remaining infra outlays

Manila Standard - Wed, 17/11/2021 - 18:10
The House Committee on Appropriations extended Wednesday the validity of the 2021 General Appropriations Act until December 31, 2022.
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Frontliners can pick booster brand

Manila Standard - Wed, 17/11/2021 - 18:00
Fully vaccinated health care workers can choose the COVID-19 vaccine brands---Sinovac, Pfizer, AstraZeneca, and Moderna---as their booster shot, the Department of Health (DOH) said after it approved a heterologous (mixed brand) approach.
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India’s Covovax okayed for use to 18 yrs old up

Manila Standard - Wed, 17/11/2021 - 17:50
The Philippine Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the emergency use authorization (EUA) application of the Covovax vaccine against COVID-19, FDA director-general Eric Domingo said on Wednesday.
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IATF okays phased in-person college classes

Manila Standard - Wed, 17/11/2021 - 17:40
The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) has approved the Commission on Higher Education's (CHED) recommendation to carry out the phased implementation of in-person classes in higher education institutions.
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Gordon: Palace lawyer visited detained Darganis

Manila Standard - Wed, 17/11/2021 - 16:50
Senator Richard Gordon said the two Pharmally Pharmaceutical Corp. executives who were arrested after trying to board a private jet at the Davao City Aiport were visited by a Malacanang lawyer.
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RiteMed begins distribution of anti-COVID-19 oral medicine

Manila Standard - Wed, 17/11/2021 - 16:40
RiteMed Philippines Inc. (RiteMed), in partnership with Faberco Life Sciences Inc., (Faberco), announced that it will start its distribution in the Philippines of the first batch of the anti-COVID-19 oral drug Molnupiravir under the brand name “Molnarz.”
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SC appoints Villanueva as OIC for court administrator

Manila Standard - Wed, 17/11/2021 - 16:30
The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday designated Deputy Court Administrator Raul Villanueva as the officer-in-charge of the Office of the Court Administrator following the promotion of Associate Justice Jose Midas Marquez to the 15-member bench.
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