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WHO sees COVID-19 spike among young age groups

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The World Health Organization (WHO) reported that more people from young age groups are getting infected with COVID-19. Reminding that young people are not immune to COVID-19 nor to its fatal effects, WHO country representative...

Makati gov’t to deploy mobile learning hubs amid COVID-19 pandemic

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Now recruiting teachers, teacher assistants, and tutors, the Makati City government will deploy mobile learning hubs in time when classes formally begin in the city. The program dubbed as the "Makati Mobile Learning Hub" seeks...

Indigenous leaders urge Duterte to prioritize COVID-19 response as China-funded Kaliwa Dam project resumes

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Instead of focusing on the continuation of the China-sponsored Kaliwa Dam project, indigenous people (IP) leaders in Quezon and Rizal provinces called for President Rodrigo Duterte to prioritize giving assistance to suffering indigenous communities...

DOH warns public against fake COVID-19 contact tracers

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The Department of Health (DOH) has cautioned the public against individuals pretending as members of the agency's contact tracing team for COVID-19 who “maliciously ask for personal information and extort money in the process.” In...

Bong Go urges education sector to reduce load on students amid pandemic

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Senator Christopher "Bong" Go urged the education sector to ensure that the burden that may result from the transition to flexible modes of learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic would not be passed on to...
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FDA approves use of Chinese capsule for mild COVID-19 cases

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given the go signal for the usage of traditional Chinese capsule Lianhua Qingwen as treatment for mild...

Robredo urges DepEd to address important concerns about distance learning before opening of classes

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Vice President Leni Robredo has called on the Department of Education (DepEd) to address concerns of several teachers regarding internet connectivity, logistics, and health...

OPINION | The dreaded casualty of COVID-19 pandemic: PH economy plunges into recession

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The government under the Duterte administration has officially declared that the Philippines has plunged into recession. The current climate brings problems to Filipinos, such...

NCR ready to return to GCQ, says Lorenzana

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With the number of COVID-19 cases slowly going down, Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said the National Capital Region (NCR) is...

Filipino consul criticizes Thai newspaper for headline tagging PH as ‘land of COVID-19’

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Consul General Val Simon Roque sent a letter to Thai Rath newspaper editor-in-chief Saravut Vacharaphol, expressing his dissatisfaction with the headline calling the Philippines...

Gov’t to put up more ‘One Hospital Command Centers’ in different regions

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Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said the government plans to construct "One Hospital Command Centers" in different regions as part of...

‘No turning back’ in month-long PhilHealth corruption probe — Palace

With the month-long probe into the alleged widespread corruption in the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) now in full swing, there is no turning...

Fake med supplies from China flood local market, bloggers say

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Bloggers have raised concerns over the abundance of suspected fake medical supplies from China which might cause harm, urging authorities to immediately address the...

Two Chinese vessels survey Recto Bank in West Philippine Sea, PH Navy confirms

Two Chinese surveillance vessels have been roaming and surveying around Recto Bank (Reed Bank) for a week already without permit and clearance, according to...

Duterte wants Fuga Island in Cagayan to be used as PH Navy base

President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA) to allot 20 hectares of Fuga Island in Cagayan to be used as...

Duterte willing to try Russian COVID-19 vaccine but he is not qualified

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President Rodrigo Duterte announced that he is willing to try the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Russia, but the government's set of guidelines for people...

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