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DOH registers 16,989 new Covid cases

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 16, 2021 loyalty account_circleJames Lopes

The Department of Health on Wednesday said 16,989 more Filipinos contracted the coronavirus, pushing the country's total to 2,283,011, according to a report by Philippine Star. Today's figures saw active cases down by 7,224 from the 177,670 on September 14. The Department of Health said fou...

MakatiMed expands drive-thru services

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 16, 2021 loyalty account_circleNoah James

As Metro Manila and the rest of the world continue to grapple with COVID-19 threats that now include new variants, top hospital in the Philippines Makati Medical Center (MakatiMed) has expanded its drive-thru services to offer patients more ways to look after their health.  MakatiMed has opene...

Red Cross helps ‘Kiko’ victims

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 16, 2021 loyalty account_circleSarah Lim

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) relief and response operations are in full swing after two typhoons hit the country in one week,according to a report by Philippine News Agency. Typhoon Kiko (Chan Thu) barreled through the northern provinces of the country. “Kiko” caused considerable dama...

Intramuros, Rizal Park reopen 

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 16, 2021 loyalty account_circleMylene Santos

Rizal Park and three sites in Intramuros, Manila will reopen to tourists under limited capacity and shortened operating hours starting Sept. 16, the Department of Tourism (DOT) said in a report by Philippine News Agency. Rizal Park will be open from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. for ages 18 to 65 years old...

Comelec eyes bigger venue for COC filing 

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 16, 2021 loyalty account_circleRainier Eubra

The filing of certificates of candidacy (COCs) of national candidates slated next month will no longer be held in Intramuros, Manila, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said in a report by Philippine News Agency. Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said the poll body decided to do away with the t...

Hybrid rice production supports food security 

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 16, 2021 loyalty account_circleSarah Lim

The government's goal to further improve the country’s food security levels this year has been largely supported by its effort on hybrid rice production, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. Frisco Malabanan, senior technical consultant at SL Agritech Solutions, cited the...

SMC sets higher target for Tullahan River cleanup

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 16, 2021 loyalty account_circleCarlo Cameron

San Miguel Corporation (SMC)’s massive environment sustainability and flood mitigation initiative to clean up the 27-kilometer Tullahan River system, is shifting to higher gear come December, as the company is set to acquire additional new equipment to double its solid waste extraction capacit...

Remittances likely to rise in the coming months

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 16, 2021 loyalty account_circleAmihan Reyes

Gains in the vaccination program of countries where overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are, along with economic recovery around the world, are expected to further boost remittance growth in the Philippines, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) on...

2022 Manila Bay rehab budget excludes Dolimite beach

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 16, 2021 loyalty account_circleNoah James

Hindi na kasama ang tinatawag na "dolomite beach" sa mga proyektong popondohan sa Manila Bay's rehabilitation program sa 2022, ayon sa isang opisyal ng Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), ayon sa GMA News. Sinabi ni DENR Undersecretary Jonas Leones sa panayam ...

Lending apps accused of violating customers' privacy 

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 16, 2021 loyalty account_circleGab Ocampo

The National Privacy Commission (NPC) and finance groups on Wednesday “strongly” condemned the harvesting of excessive information of some online lending platforms such as saving their users’ contact lists and photo galleries, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. ...

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