6.1 magnitude quake shakes Surigao del Sur

Credit to Author: Arlie O. Calalo| Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 02:09:45 +0000

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit Surigao del Sur early Monday morning, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. The quake’s epicenter was located 66 kilometers (km) northeast of Bayabas town. Minutes after, a magnitude 5.3 aftershock occurred in the same place, according to PHIVOLCS chief Renato Solidum. Tectonic in origin, the quake had […]

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Trump, new Japan PM Suga discuss ‘free and open Indo-Pacific’

Credit to Author: Agence France-Presse| Date: Sun, 20 Sep 2020 17:09:11 +0000

WASHINGTON, D.C.: US President Donald Trump on Sunday spoke to Japan’s new prime minister, Yoshihide Suga, to congratulate him on taking office and to discuss a “free and open Indo-Pacific” region, which is increasingly dominated by China. “The two leaders discussed the importance of pursuing our shared vision of a free and open Indo-Pacific, continuing […]

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Concepcion eyes breath testing

Credit to Author: Keith Calayag| Date: Sun, 20 Sep 2020 16:20:46 +0000

Presidential adviser for entrepreneurship Jose Maria Concepcion 3rd is eyeing the use of breath testing for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). In a statement, he said the breath testing method from Israel-based BioSafety Technologies Ltd. will complement saliva testing in detecting Covid-19 cases, particularly in the tourism sector and micro, small, medium enterprises (MSMEs). Concepcion […]

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DepEd ready than ever for opening of classes

Credit to Author: Keith Calayag| Date: Sun, 20 Sep 2020 16:19:01 +0000

Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said the Department of Education (DepEd) was ready than ever for the opening of classes on October 5. “They were already ready in August when they thought they would open on August 28. If I am not mistaken, they are even more ready now,” he told reporters in a recent […]

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Stars don pajamas for virtual Emmys

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Sun, 20 Sep 2020 16:18:23 +0000

TV stars picked out their favorite pajamas ahead of Sunday’s reinvented, pandemic-hit Emmys, which will see nominees accept prizes live from their homes, with dark superhero satire “Watchmen” tipped to dominate the night. Hollywood’s first major coronavirus-era award show will look radically different, with no red carpet and a host broadcasting from an empty theater […]

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SMC Chick ‘n Juicy focuses on safety, affordability and accessibility

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Sun, 20 Sep 2020 16:18:18 +0000

San Miguel Foods Inc. has further expanded the reach of Chick ‘n Juicy by Magnolia chain of chicken rotisseries, opening its 87th store in Bagong Barrio, Caloocan and boosting its delivery network to serve more customers in this time of pandemic. Just 18 months in operation, the chain of stores has grown its presence in […]

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IBPAP appoints new executive director

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Sun, 20 Sep 2020 16:17:15 +0000

THE IT and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP), the umbrella organization of the IT and Business Process Management (IT-BPM) sector, announced the appointment of Atty. Luis Enrico “Ricky” Salvador as executive director for External Affairs and Investor Relations. Atty. Salvador will be leading and directing the group’s efforts in building and strengthening relations […]

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83rd Malasakit Center opens in Calapan City

Credit to Author: Bernadette E. Tamayo| Date: Sun, 20 Sep 2020 16:17:03 +0000

SEN. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go opened the country’s 83rd Malasakit Center in Oriental Mindoro as he expressed his gratitude to frontline health workers for their sacrifices. The senator virtually attended the opening of the Malasakit Center at the Oriental Mindoro Provincial Hospital in Calapan City on Friday, September 18. The center is the 43rd in […]

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Govt addressing cases of impunity – Andanar

Credit to Author: Keith Calayag| Date: Sun, 20 Sep 2020 16:16:51 +0000

Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar assured the public over the weekend that the government is addressing cases of impunity in the country. He made the statement following the signing of the data sharing agreement between the Inter-Agency Committee on Extra-Legal Killings, Enforced Disappearances, Torture and Other Grave Violations led by the Department of Justice (DoJ) […]

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Muntinlupa elderly get antiflu, anti-pneumonia shots

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Sun, 20 Sep 2020 16:16:12 +0000

At least 113 senior citizens from Villa Carolina 1, Barangay Tunasan received antiflu and anti-pneumonia vaccine shots on September 15 to boost their immune system amid the pandemic. The Muntinlupa City Health Office, through the Office of Senior Citizens Affairs, have been facilitating weekly vaccination for residents aged 60 years old and above from different […]

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