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PH on alert for new variant

Fri, 26/11/2021 - 19:20
The government is monitoring the new coronavirus variant B.1.1.529 that already has cases in South Africa, acting presidential spokesperson and Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said Friday.
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China lowers rhetoric on Ayungin, maritime expert bares Beijing's tack

Fri, 26/11/2021 - 19:10
China’s ambassador to Manila on Friday expressed confidence that the relationship between Beijing and the Philippines could withstand differences following the incident last week at the Ayungin Shoal.
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Government scrambles for volunteers for vax day

Fri, 26/11/2021 - 19:00
The Philippines will welcome back fully-vaccinated tourists from most countries next week, the government said Friday, over 20 months after shutting its borders to keep out the coronavirus.
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Borders open to fully-vaxxed tourists Dec. 1

Fri, 26/11/2021 - 18:50
The Philippines will welcome back fully-vaccinated tourists from most countries next week, the government said Friday, over 20 months after shutting its borders to keep out the coronavirus.
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Flights barred from 7 African countries

Fri, 26/11/2021 - 18:40
The Philippines on Friday suspended inbound flights from South Africa and other countries amid the presence of a new COVID-19 variant there, which is supposedly more transmissible and dangerous.
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‘Keep kids out from crowd if can’t fit mask’

Fri, 26/11/2021 - 18:30
Infants and younger children who cannot wear anti-coronavirus masks should be kept away from malls and other crowded areas, Malacañang said Friday.
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Frontliners: Not true we got all benefits

Fri, 26/11/2021 - 18:20
Frontline health workers debunked Friday what Health Secretary Francisco Duque III and Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) Director Celia Carlos claimed that they already received all the COVID-19 benefits stated in Bayanihan Law 2.
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Noche Buena items SRP list out

Fri, 26/11/2021 - 18:10
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) on Friday released the list of suggested retail prices (SRPs) of “Noche Buena” products for the information and guidance of the consumers as the holiday season nears.  
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Tawi-Tawi son tops CE Board exams

Fri, 26/11/2021 - 18:00
A young graduate from Tawi-Tawi topped the 2021 Civil Engineering Board Exams given by the Professional Regulations Commission (PRC) in several venues last November 14 and 15.
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Tingog provides vaccines for 500 Laguna seniors

Fri, 26/11/2021 - 17:50
Tingog party-list nominee Jude A. Acidre recently led the group’s free pneumococcal vaccination of more than 500 senior citizen residents of Pagsanjan, Laguna.
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PH to set own sea ‘dash line’

Wed, 24/11/2021 - 18:50
Congress moved with a sense of urgency Wednesday on pending measures that define the country’s maritime zone in the wake of last week’s Chinese water cannon attack on Philippine fishing boats in the West Philippine Sea.
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Rody can craft own policies on SCS issue—SC

Wed, 24/11/2021 - 18:40
The Supreme Court has upheld President Rodrigo Duterte’s exclusive power as the “chief architect of foreign policy” to conduct and manage the country’s dealings with other states and governments.
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Expert sees virus under control, Duterte touts trend

Wed, 24/11/2021 - 18:30
A medical adviser of the National Task Force Against COVID-19 said he believes the country now has the infectious disease under control, given the low positivity rate over the last two weeks.
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Hospital staff demand promised benefits

Wed, 24/11/2021 - 18:20
Employees from various Department of Health hospitals renewed Wednesday their demand for the ouster of Health Secretary Francisco Duque III over the gross neglect in upholding the people’s right to health and health workers’ benefits and welfare.
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Europe battles new upsurge in cases, deaths

Wed, 24/11/2021 - 18:10
Europe remains “in the firm grip” of COVID and the continent’s death toll could top 2.2 million this winter if current trends continue, the World Health Organization warned.
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Workers to get jab on Vax Day free from work

Wed, 24/11/2021 - 18:00
Public and private sector employees who will be vaccinated during the “Bayanihan, Bakunahan” National COVID-19 Vaccination Days will be exempted from work, according to a new proclamation signed by President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday.
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Senate sets budget approval by December 1

Wed, 24/11/2021 - 17:50
Senate President Vicente Sotto III said Wednesday the Upper Chamber intended to pass the proposed P5.024-trillion national budget for 2022 by Dec. 1 after the end of the plenary deliberations on the measure.
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Government starts fuel subsidy rollout

Wed, 24/11/2021 - 17:40
The Department of Transportation said Wednesday it started the distribution of the P1 billion fuel subsidies for public utility jeepney drivers amid the COVID-19 pandemic and rising fuel costs.
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DOJ warns public on text scams

Wed, 24/11/2021 - 16:50
The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Wednesday warned the public against the latest text scams on job offerings.
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Rody will still support Quiboloy amid indictment

Tue, 23/11/2021 - 16:10
President Rodrigo Duterte “will execute the laws accordingly” amid the issues hounding his spiritual adviser, Kingdom of Jesus Christ (KOJC) founder Apollo Quiboloy.
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