Govt to classify ‘new normal’ areas

Credit to Author: Keith Calayag| Date: Mon, 18 Jan 2021 16:21:04 +0000

The government is laying out plans to classify areas with no new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases as “new normal” zones. In a press briefing on Monday, Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) was preparing guidelines for Covid-free areas. He made the announcement […]

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FDA eyes ‘age cap’ for Pfizer vaccine

Credit to Author: John Eric Mendoza| Date: Sun, 17 Jan 2021 16:17:29 +0000

THE Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is considering an “age cap” for the Pfizer vaccine for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) after Norwegian health officials reported a small number of elderly patients dying shortly after receiving the vaccine. “We will wait for the report and updates from Pfizer and make any needed age cap before […]

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Leonen still Supreme Court’s backlog leader

Credit to Author: Jomar Canlas, TMT| Date: Sun, 17 Jan 2021 16:16:08 +0000

Associate Justice Marvic Mario Victor Leonen remains unbeaten as the Supreme Court’s backlog leader. Leonen still has the biggest number of unresolved cases, based on the court’s Quarterly Report of Case Audit last year. In the copy of the audit report obtained by The Manila Times, Leonen had 82 pending cases in the court en […]

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Covid death toll hits 2M worldwide

Credit to Author: Agence France-Presse| Date: Sat, 16 Jan 2021 16:15:22 +0000

MEXICO CITY: The global death toll from the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) topped 2 million on Friday (Saturday in Manila), crossing the threshold amid a vaccine rollout so immense but so uneven that in some countries there is real hope of vanquishing the outbreak, while in others, less-developed parts of the world, it seems a […]

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Travel ban for Covid variant extended, expanded

Credit to Author: Keith Calayag| Date: Fri, 15 Jan 2021 16:17:37 +0000

The government has extended until January 31 the ban on travelers from more than 30 countries with cases of new variants of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). The extension was approved by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID), Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said in a statement on Friday. […]

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62 dead in Indonesia plane crash

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Sun, 10 Jan 2021 16:18:45 +0000

Divers pulled body parts, wreckage and clothing from waters off Indonesia’s capital Jakarta on Sunday, as the military picked up a signal from the wreckage of a passenger jet that crashed with 62 people on board. The Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 went into a steep dive about four minutes after it left Soekarno-Hatta international airport […]

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Pope, Queen Elizabeth join vaccine drive

Credit to Author: Agence France-Presse| Date: Sun, 10 Jan 2021 16:17:25 +0000

Pope Francis and Britain’s Queen Elizabeth 2nd became the latest high-profile figures to join the global vaccination campaign against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), as the United Kingdom reported it had surpassed more than 3 million cases since the pandemic began more than a year ago. More than 1.9 million people worldwide have now died […]

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Bar exams duty to worsen Leonen’s case backlog

Credit to Author: Jomar Canlas, TMT| Date: Sun, 10 Jan 2021 16:16:30 +0000

Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Mario Victor Leonen has accepted the chairmanship of the 2021 Bar examinations, a task that is expected to further slow down the disposition of the 981 cases long pending in his sala. According to The Manila Times sources in the high court, Leonen should have thought twice before accepting the […]

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Expect Covid surge in mid-January – DoH

Credit to Author: John Eric Mendoza| Date: Mon, 04 Jan 2021 16:19:20 +0000

THE Department of Health (DoH) “expects” a surge in coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases in mid-January. Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire attributed the increase to the return to normal operations of testing laboratories. Some laboratories were closed and fewer patients went to laboratories to get swabbed during the Christmas holidays, resulting in a drop in […]

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‘Bensouda is playing politics’

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Mon, 04 Jan 2021 16:18:48 +0000

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has no authority to continue its probe on the Philippine government’s anti-narcotics campaign, Malacañang insisted as it accused prosecutor Fatou Bensouda of playing politics to besmirch President Rodrigo Duterte’s reputation. Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo slammed the ICC’s persistence to pursue the complaints against Duterte’s drug war even a year after […]

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