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Even with parents, children still can’t ride public vehicles

Manila Standard - Sat, 06/11/2021 - 18:50
Children in Metro Manila are still barred from taking public transport, even if they are with their parents or guardians, despite the allowed capacity for passengers on public vehicles being raised to 70 percent, a Transportation Department official said Saturday.
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IATF tackles mandatory jabs

Manila Standard - Sat, 06/11/2021 - 18:40
The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) is discussing how it can increase inoculations through mandatory vaccination against the coronavirus, National Task Force Against COVID-19 (NTF) spokesperson Restituto Padilla Jr. said Saturday.
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Pageant vet is Ms. Globe; 2nd for PH

Manila Standard - Sat, 06/11/2021 - 18:30
Fil-American Maureen Montagne, a veteran of local and international beauty competitions, finally won her own crown after beating 50 candidates from all over the world at the Miss Globe 22021 pageant held at the Opera Theater in Tirana, Albania on Friday night (Saturday in Manila).
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‘Just a nuisance,’ Marcos camp says of petition to cancel COC

Manila Standard - Sat, 06/11/2021 - 18:20
Partido Federal ng Pilipinas on Saturday described as “just a nuisance” the petition seeking to cancel the certificate of candidacy of its standard-bearer Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. PFP general counsel George Briones lamented that the petition was a desperate move by some groups trying to derail Marcos’s candidacy for president in next year’s elections.
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BUHAY debunks Shaddai desertion

Manila Standard - Sat, 06/11/2021 - 18:10
Buhay Party-list board member and legal counsel Melchor Monsod has debunked the claims of disgruntled former board members that the party had abandoned Deputy Speaker and BUHAY party-list Founder Lito Atienza.
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P16 million in party drugs seized from shipment

Manila Standard - Sat, 06/11/2021 - 18:00
Government agents seized a smuggled shipment containing more than P16 million worth of party drugs ecstasy from Belgium.
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NCR inches back to normal

Manila Standard - Fri, 05/11/2021 - 18:40
Life in Metro Manila inched toward normalcy Friday as the government raised the allowable operating capacity of businesses, allowed minors to go to malls, and approved limited face-to-face classes in colleges under Alert Level 2 amid the steady decline in COVID-19 cases.
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Face shield exit, other reopening moves up

Manila Standard - Fri, 05/11/2021 - 18:30
The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday said it needs another week to study proposals to scrap the need to use face shields in more places as the government plans to reopen the economy further by allowing the entry of international tourists “in due time.”
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Mandatory jab backed, ‘no vax, no ayuda’ eyed

Manila Standard - Fri, 05/11/2021 - 18:20
The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday supported a proposal to make vaccinations against COVID-19 mandatory for specific at-risk sectors after vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez said he sees the need for all Filipinos to be vaccinated.
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DOH cautions tagging COVID ‘endemic’ in PH

Manila Standard - Fri, 05/11/2021 - 18:10
The Philippines must conduct a three- to five-year evaluation before declaring that COVID-19 has become endemic in the country, the Department of Health said Friday.
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Drivers ask: ‘Where is subsidy?’

Manila Standard - Fri, 05/11/2021 - 18:00
A transport group denounced Friday government officials who, they said, failed to fulfill their promise to provide a P1-billion fuel subsidy for public utility jeepney drivers hit badly by the present health crisis.
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PhilHealth: We owe hospitals P16 billion, not P20 billion

Manila Standard - Fri, 05/11/2021 - 17:50
State-run Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) clarified Friday it owed private hospitals around P16 billion—and not P20 billion as claimed by the Private Hospitals Association of the Philippines.
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Senate orders ex-DBM exec’s arrest

Manila Standard - Fri, 05/11/2021 - 17:40
For failing to attend four times the Senate hearings on the multi-billion peso COVID funds used to buy medical supplies, the Upper Chamber on Friday released a warrant of arrest against former Budget Undersecretary Christopher Lloyd Lao.
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Digong admonishes Palawan power firms

Manila Standard - Fri, 05/11/2021 - 16:50
President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday said he will issue an order expropriating the franchises of power providers in Palawan, noting that these firms failed to solve the province’s rotational power outages.
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Several areas report clustering of dengue cases

Manila Standard - Fri, 05/11/2021 - 16:40
Several areas in the National Capital Region (NCR), Calabarzon, Davao, and General Santos City are reporting a clustering of dengue cases, but there are no significant changes in the country’s cases, the Department of Health (DOH) said Friday.
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Filipino nurses bound for the US increasing—solon

Manila Standard - Fri, 05/11/2021 - 16:30
A total of 5,957 Philippine-educated nurses seeking to practice their profession in America took the U.S. licensure examination for the first time from January to September this year, a party-list legislator revealed on Friday.
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COP26 braces for protests over pledges

Manila Standard - Fri, 05/11/2021 - 12:25
Thousands of youth activists were preparing to descend on Glasgow on Friday to protest against what they say is a dangerous lack of action by leaders at the COP26 climate summit.
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Chinese citizen journalist jailed over virus reports ‘close to death’

Manila Standard - Fri, 05/11/2021 - 12:20
A citizen journalist jailed for her coverage of China’s initial response to COVID in Wuhan is close to death after going on hunger strike, her family said, prompting renewed calls from rights groups for her immediate release.
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Singapore urged to spare mentally disabled trafficker

Manila Standard - Fri, 05/11/2021 - 12:15
Singapore faced calls Friday not to hang a mentally disabled Malaysian man for trafficking a small amount of heroin into the city-state, with campaigners criticizing the planned execution as “despicable”.
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Indonesia flash floods kill at least 8

Manila Standard - Fri, 05/11/2021 - 12:10
Indonesian rescuers scrambled Friday to find survivors under mud-swamped hillsides after flash floods on Java island killed at least eight people, the disaster agency said.
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