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DOLE seeks 5k contact tracers to work for 90 days | Headline PH

DOLE seeks 5k contact tracers to work for 90 days

MANILA - The Department of Labor and Employment is in search of contact tracers who can work for 90 days. DOLE's Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns director Maria Karina Trayvilla lays down the qualifications...
Prince Philip, 99, has passed away—Buckingham Palace | Headline PH

Prince Philip, 99, has passed away—Buckingham Palace

LONDON — Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II's husband has died aged 99, Buckingham Palace announced. A statement from Buckingham Palace says: "It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death...
US presence in the Indo-Pacific region heightened | Headline PH

US presence in the Indo-Pacific region heightened

MANILA — The United States steps up its military presence in the Indo-Pacific region amid tensions. The USS Makin Island amphibious-ready group (ARG) and 15th Marine Expeditionary Group left the Middle East and headed to...
The situation in Brazil's hospitals, catastrophic | Headline PH

The situation in Brazil’s hospitals, catastrophic

RIO DE JANEIRO — Before vaccines bring about any improvement in Brazil's pandemic situation, the death toll will worsen, says infectious disease specialist Dr. David Sulfiate, who has worked in a number of hospitals...
TikTok provokes Russian authorities, ordered to pay fines | Headline PH

TikTok provokes Russian authorities, ordered to pay fines

MOSCOW — TikTok, a social media platform, blamed for promoting unsanctioned rallies in Russia, has been ordered to pay fines by Russian authorities. A court orders the video-sharing app TikTok to pay an administrative fine...
German premier calls anew for harder lockdown met with skepticism | Headline PH

German premier calls anew for harder lockdown met with skepticism

BERLIN — Already met with skepticism by political opponents on his first call, North-Rhine Westphalia (NRW) State Premier Armin Laschet, who is also the chairman of Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU), renews his call,...
Pangilinan appeals for supplies, equipment, vaccines | Headline PH

Pangilinan appeals for supplies, equipment, vaccines

MANILA — Vaccine shortage and the state of the hospitals in the NCR Plus prompted Senator Francis Pangilinan to appeal to the international community during a worldwide meeting of Liberal Party presidents. “Our hospitals are...
Australia to EU: Release the 3.1 million COVID-19 vaccines | Headline PH

Australia to EU: Release the 3.1 million COVID-19 vaccines

SYDNEY — As the country struggles to vaccinate its citizens, Australia wants to know why Brussels is not yet releasing more than 3 million doses of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine if it is not blocking...
Int'l scientists set to probe COVID-19 origins | Headline PH

Int’l scientists set to probe COVID-19 origins

SHANGHAI — A group of international scientists and researchers are set to probe the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic after World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus declared on 30 March that China...
Highly contagious UK variant, most common strain in US | Headline PH

Highly contagious UK variant, most common strain in US

WASHINGTON - As cases continue to rise in the United States, a top US health official says that the highly contagious UK (United Kingdom) variant of the novel coronavirus has become the most common...
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PH fixed broadband internet speed, continues to surge in March | Headline PH

PH fixed broadband internet speed, continues to surge in March

The country’s fixed broadband average download speed for March 2021, as reported by Ookla Speedtest Global Index, registered its highest jump since the beginning...
Egypt parades 22 Pharaoh mummies to new museum | Headline PH

Egypt parades 22 Pharaoh mummies to new museum

CAIRO - Egypt's 22 royal mummies were ceremonially transported, dubbed the Pharaoh's Golden Parade, from Central Cairo to their new resting place in a...
500+ million Facebook personal data leaked | Headline PH

500+ million Facebook personal data leaked

WASHINGTON — Personal data for more than 500 million Facebook users has been published on hacking forums in one of the biggest lapses of...
ECQ extends for one more week | Headline PH

ECQ extends for one more week

MANILA — The country extends the coronavirus lockdown as surging infections continue, with Saturday posting another record-high of 12,546, taking the country's caseload to...
WHO hits Europe's slow vaccine rollout | Headline PH

WHO hits Europe’s slow vaccine rollout

GENEVA — WHO experts criticize Europe's sluggish vaccination rollout, especially as mutations of the novel coronavirus are believed to cause new cases of infections...
LandBank online fund transfer fees waived until 30 June | Headline PH

LandBank online fund transfer fees waived until 30 June

MANILA - Waived interbank fees for online fund transfers of retail clients via InstaPay and PesoNet were extended until 30 June 2021, the Land...
NoKor engineers cyber-attacks to SoKor since China trade cut off | Headline PH

NoKor engineers cyber-attacks to SoKor since China trade cut off

SEOUL — North Korea has ramped up its hacking activities against South Korea to make up for the loss of trade with China caused...
Gesmundo, 27th Supreme Court Chief Justice | Headline PH

Gesmundo, 27th Supreme Court Chief Justice

MANILA — Associate Justice Alexander Gesmundo is the new top magistrate, taking over Diosdado Peralta who retired on 27 March. Gesmundo secured a seat with...
PH, China on talks over 200+ ships mooring in WPS | Headline PH

PH, China on talks over 200+ ships mooring in WPS

MANILA — Foreign ministers had to meet after the Philippine military aircraft received warnings from Chinese ships moored near Julian Felipe Reef. Two foreign ministers...
US starts ‘strategic planning’ with Australia on Taiwan | Headline PH

US starts ‘strategic planning’ with Australia on Taiwan, diplomat says

MANILA — The United States is undertaking “strategic planning” talks with its Australian ally in considering potential joint responses to war over Taiwan, according...
Online transactions reduce risk of catching COVID-19—BSP

Online transactions reduce risk of catching COVID-19—BSP

MANILA - The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) releases an updated list of banks and their waived InstaPay and PesoNet fees as late as...
EU earmarks millions for ASEAN climate-friendly development | Headline PH

EU earmarks millions for ASEAN climate-friendly development

BERLIN — Working as strategic partners that pledged to make climate change policy a key area of cooperation, the European Union (EU) and the...
SSS online services resume 03 April | Headline PH

SSS online services resume 03 April

MANILA - A scheduled system maintenance activity of the Social Security System's (SSS) information technology facilities coincides with Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. Its...
ECQ extension inevitable, it takes 14 days to starve the virus | Headline PH

ECQ extension inevitable, it takes 14 days to starve the virus

MANILA — A growing outcry from sectors in extending the current enhanced community quarantine is keen at favoring more substantial results in arresting the...
Ivermectin: no clinical data showing benefits at this time | Headline PH

Ivermectin: no clinical data showing benefits at this time

  MANILA — As the clamor by pharmaceutical groups and associations to make Ivermectin available for COVID-19 patients' use, the public is cautioned of the...

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