Thursday, January 28, 2021

Leave behind 2020 and welcome 2021 with health and environment in mind

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With just a few hours left until we finally bid farewell to a horrifyingly wicked year that is 2020, environmental health group EcoWaste Coalition urged the general public to welcome the New Year in...

ACT Philipppines demands anew for comprehensive pandemic response

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The Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) Philippines urged the Duterte administration and the Department of Education (DepEd) to take more “proactive measures” against COVID-19 that is still spreading across the nation and to strengthen...

Duterte’s security team, top gov’t officials get COVID-19 vaccines without FDA approval

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Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Director General Eric Domingo said that the news that some members of President Rodrigo Duterte’s security team and other top government officials have received a China-made COVID-19 vaccine caught...

PH to ‘ban movement of people between Sabah and Sulu’ over new COVID-19 strain

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In a televised briefing, President Rodrigo Duterte declared that the Philippines might ban travel to and from Sabah, Malaysia, as officials of Jolo in the southern province of Sulu asked for a naval blockade...

Duterte recalls approval for face-to-face classes due to new COVID-19 virus strain

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As other countries report cases of the new COVID-19 virus strain reaching their shores, which experts fear to be more contagious than the original, President Rodrigo Duterte recalled his decision allowing a dry run...

Metro Manila mayors, DOH urge public to avoid mass gatherings, limit visitors during Christmas

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Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso appealed to Manila City residents to avoid mass gatherings or as much as possible “limit visitors” during Christmas festivities to curb the spread of COVID-19. In a statement, Domagoso...

Duterte, Robredo hope Christmas season would give Filipinos some ray of light amid ‘darkness’

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In his taped Christmas message sent to reporters, President Rodrigo Duterte urged Filipinos to remain hopeful as there are "better days ahead" despite a challenging year, confronted by the global health crisis and a...

Experts: ‘There is a higher risk of the virus spreading exponentially in the NCR’

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Octa Research Group warned that the increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in the National Capital Region (NCR) marks the start of a surge in cases during the holiday season. Octa's report on Monday...

Roque says Thai media’s use of his image underscores PH government’s COVID-19 response

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Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said that the Duterte administration's "Mask, Hugas, Iwas" campaign against COVID-19 is effective, following Thai Enquirer's usage of his GIF or a moving image in one of their tweets. “It is...

Pompeo to help PH in procuring at least a fraction of the 10 million...

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Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Teodoro Locsin, Jr. revealed that he sought assistance from US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to "get back even a fraction of the 10 million doses of Pfizer...

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Duterte takes preventative move, recalls earlier IATF order

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MANILA — Three days after Malacañan announced further easing of age-based stay-at-home restrictions, President Rodrigo Duterte withdrew the government resolution, now allowing persons 15...