Duterte warns of ‘stricter lockdown’ if virus surges

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Tue, 18 May 2021 16:46:41 +0000

President Rodrigo Duterte said he would be forced to impose a stricter lockdown if infections again surge because of more Covid-19 variants and violations of health protocols. In his prerecorded public address aired on Tuesday, Duterte said he personally does not want to impose lockdowns, but he would be forced to do so to protect […]

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Covid-19 cases surge in Visayas, Mindanao

Credit to Author: Red Mendoza| Date: Tue, 18 May 2021 16:43:18 +0000

While infections had declined in Metro Manila, some provinces in the Visayas and Mindanao are experiencing an uptick in the number of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases, according to the Department of Health (DoH). Case increases were reported in Region 6 (Western Visayas) and Region 9 (Zamboanga Peninsula), with Zamboanga’s average daily attack rate (ADAR) […]

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Health dept to hold trials for vaccine booster shots

Credit to Author: Red Mendoza| Date: Mon, 17 May 2021 16:16:17 +0000

THE Department of Health (DoH) said it will hold clinical trials for booster shots that will be administered to those who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Speaking at a media forum on Monday, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said the trials will be held in conjunction with similar tests for vaccine mixing. The DoH […]

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Local officials join top vaccine priority group

Credit to Author: Keith Calayag| Date: Mon, 17 May 2021 16:15:30 +0000

THE Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) has approved the inclusion of governors and mayors in the priority group for Covid vaccination covering medical frontliners. The IATF-EID and Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said in a press briefing on Monday the governors and mayors were placed under A1.5 group. Governors […]

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PGH seeks donations after being hit by fire

Credit to Author: Lea Devio| Date: Sun, 16 May 2021 16:14:23 +0000

A fire broke out at the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) in Manila early Sunday. The fire raged for close to four hours that started around 1 a.m. before it was controlled, according to the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP). There were no reports of injuries or casualties, the Manila Public Information Office said. The blaze […]

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Rabiya stuns in yellow at Miss Universe pre-pageant

Credit to Author: Iza Iglesias, TMT| Date: Sat, 15 May 2021 16:16:31 +0000

PHILIPPINE bet to Miss Universe 2021 Rabiya Mateo may not have been able to wear the sun headdress to go with her flag-inspired ensemble at the pageant’s national costume competition, but the 24-year-old Ilongga definitely dazzled in the brightest of yellows at the preliminaries in Florida on Friday night (Saturday morning in Manila). Beaming with […]

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Concepcion pushes ‘vaccine passes’

Credit to Author: Red Mendoza| Date: Sat, 15 May 2021 16:14:36 +0000

PRESIDENTIAL Adviser for Entrepreneurship Jose Maria “Joey” Concepcion 3rd on Saturday pushed for the use of “vaccine passes” that would help guard against a surge in infections and boost struggling businesses to recover from the fallout of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. Concepcion, also the founder of Go Negosyo, said vaccine passes or proof […]

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Group seeks safe, fair polls

Credit to Author: Kaithreen Cruz| Date: Mon, 10 May 2021 16:15:55 +0000

AS preparations for next year’s voting start, an advocacy group on Monday called for safe, fair and free elections in 2022. In a unity statement signed by more than 2,000 sectoral groups, Participate PH highlighted the need to ensure the success of the 2022 elections. It also called for an additional funding of P10 billion […]

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NCR Covid-19 daily cases on downward trend – OCTA

Credit to Author: Red Mendoza| Date: Sat, 08 May 2021 16:14:34 +0000

THE number of new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases in the National Capital Region (NCR) dropped further during the first week of May from the previous week, according to the OCTA Research group, suggesting a downward trend in the region that had been considered the epicenter of the infection. In its May 8 report, the […]

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WPS debate might still happen in June 2022

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Sat, 08 May 2021 16:08:40 +0000

Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said the debate between President Rodrigo Duterte and retired Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio on West Philippine Sea (WPS) issues might still push through when the Chief Executive steps down from office in June 2022. “Much as President Rodrigo Roa Duterte wanted to debate with Mr. Antonio Carpio, the Chief […]

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