PH logs 2,178 new Covid cases 

Credit to Author: Red Mendoza| Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2021 16:16:28 +0000

THE Philippines logged 2,178 new cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) on Friday, pushing the total to 509,887, according to the Department of Health (DoH). Quezon City has the highest number at 148, followed by Bulacan at 88, Cebu City at 80, Davao City at 79 and Mountain Province at 75.  More than 93.5 […]

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House panels empower President to defer hike in PhilHealth, SSS contributions

Credit to Author: Divina Nova Joy Dela Cruz| Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2021 17:54:41 +0000

TWO panels at the House of Representatives separately granted the President the power to suspend increases in contributions by members of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) and the Social Security System (SSS). The Committee on Health approved on Thursday House Bill 8316, which amends Republic Act 11223 or the Universal Health Care (UHC) Law […]

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7.1 quake hits Davao Occidental — Phivolcs

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2021 17:32:02 +0000

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake hit Davao Occidental on Thursday night, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. The epicenter of the earthquake at 8:23 p.m. was at Josa Abad Santos.It was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 111 kilometers, Phivolcs said in a bulletin it issued at 10 p.m. on its […]

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Drug firms demand non-disclosure agreements for vaccines — Sotto 

Credit to Author: Bernadette E. Tamayo| Date: Wed, 20 Jan 2021 17:52:05 +0000

PHARMACEUTICAL companies mandated non-disclosure agreements with governments that procure vaccines for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) disease. Senate President Vicente Sotto 3rd confirmed this on Wednesday night after meeting with vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. Galvez showed Sotto and Senators Panfilo Lacson, Ronald.dela Rosa and Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong the necessary documents on vaccine procurement. […]

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PH Immigration received 120K queries on Covid restrictions in 2020

Credit to Author: William B. Depasupil| Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2021 18:41:50 +0000

THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) has received more than 120,000 queries in 2020 from its hotline, email and other social media platforms over public concerns on international travel restrictions caused by the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. The BI National Operations Center (Binoc) disclosed on Thursday that it  received and attended to some 120,438 queries, […]

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House bill seeks return of party-list to marginalized groups

Credit to Author: Divina Nova Joy Dela Cruz| Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2021 18:36:24 +0000

THE Makabayan bloc in the House of Representatives on Thursday called on the leadership to immediately tackle House Bill (HB) 242, seeking to restore the original purpose of the party-list system, which is to be reserved for the marginalized and underrepresented sectors. The group made the call after proposals emerged to change or scrap the […]

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House major parties back economic amendments in Constitution

Credit to Author: Divina Nova Joy Dela Cruz| Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2021 18:29:11 +0000

LEADERS of major political blocs in the House of Representatives signed a manifesto expressing “full and unwavering” support for the approval of amendments on economic provisions in the 1987 Constitution as proposed by Speaker Lord Allan Velasco in his Resolution of Both Houses (RBH) 2. RBH 2 seeks to amend Articles 2, 14 and 16 […]

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House speeding to impeach Trump for Capitol ‘insurrection’

Credit to Author: Associated Press| Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2021 23:58:35 +0000

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Poised to impeach, the House sped ahead Monday with plans to oust President Donald Trump from office, warning he is a threat to democracy and pushing the vice president and Cabinet to act even more quickly in an extraordinary effort to remove Trump in the final days of his presidency. Trump faces a […]

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‘The most dangerous time’: UK sees toughest virus threat yet

Credit to Author: Associated Press| Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2021 23:47:03 +0000

LONDON: The United Kingdom opened seven mass vaccination centers on Monday as it moved into the most perilous moment of the Covid-19 pandemic, with exhausted medical staff reeling under the pressure of packed hospitals and increasing admissions. England’s chief medical officer, Dr. Chris Whitty, warned people to strictly follow measures to prevent the spread of […]

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One Planet Summit: no climate fix without biodiversity

Credit to Author: Agence France-Presse| Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2021 23:35:14 +0000

PARIS: A United Nations backed summit on Monday of political leaders and CEOs pledging to reverse the accelerating destruction of the natural world was long on promises and short on cash. The French-led One Planet Summit, backed by the United Nations and the World Bank, saw more than 50 nations support a plan to create […]

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