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Public asked to register for May 2022 elections

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 23, 2021 loyalty account_circleSarah Lim

The Vote Pilipinas, a non-partisan group partnering with the Commission on Elections (Comelec), urged Filipinos anew to sign up and vote as the deadline of registration for the upcoming May 2022 National and Local Elections (NLE) is nearing to end, according to a report by Philippine News Agenc...

DOLE helps more than 1.2 million jobseekers 

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 23, 2021 loyalty account_circleNoah James

The Public Employment Service Office (PESO) has assisted over 1.2 million job applicants in different local government units (LGUs) nationwide amid the pandemic, an official of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said in a report by Philippine News Agency. DOLE Assistant Secretary Dominiq...

Bill seeks mandatory Covid-19 vaccination 

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 23, 2021 loyalty account_circleLinda Flores

A member of the House of Representatives is proposing mandatory vaccination against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) for all Filipinos eligible to receive the vaccines, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. San Jose del Monte City Rep. Rida Robes filed on September 20 House Bill N...

Face shields required only in ‘closed, crowded’  places

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 23, 2021 loyalty account_circleMike Solomon

Filipinos are no longer required to wear face shields outdoors, President Rodrigo Duterte said in a report by Philippine News Agency. Duterte made the pronouncement, as he approved the recommendation of the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to limit the use of face shields to the so-called “3Cs,...

DILG official proposes wearing of vaccination cards 

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 23, 2021 loyalty account_circleMalaya

An official of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Monday has recommended the wearing of the vaccination cards like IDs when going to public places, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. At the Laging Handa media briefing, DILG Undersecretary Martin Di&ntil...

Covid-19 recoveries exceed new cases

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 23, 2021 loyalty account_circleRob Filimor

The country's overall tally of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) patients who beat the disease has reached 2,217,611 as 24,059 new recoveries were recorded as of Sept. 22, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. The Department of Health (DOH) said the figure is equivalent to a 91.7-p...

Vape flavor bans result in higher smoking rate--studies

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 22, 2021 loyalty account_circleJake Cruz

Scientific studies and real-world evidence show that vape flavor bans led to higher smoking rates, as vapers were forced to return to smoking, according to international consumer groups and health advocates. Charles Gardner, a nicotine consumer advocate, said a new study in Nicotine & Tobacco R...

Vaccination helps reduce active Covid-19 cases 

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 22, 2021 loyalty account_circleJake Cruz

The Department of Health (DOH) has reported that some areas, including the National Capital Region (NCR), have exhibited a slowdown or downtrend in active coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) infections, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said ...

Gov’t weighs ‘bakuna bubble’ proposal

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 22, 2021 loyalty account_circleSarah Lim

The Duterte administration is still studying the proposed “bakuna” (vaccine) bubble concept which would give vaccinated people the privilege to move freely amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. “Hindi pa naman po na...

Duterte asked to reconsider face shield use

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 22, 2021 loyalty account_circleGab Ocampo

Speaker Lord Allan Velasco has asked President Rodrigo Duterte to reconsider the government's policy requiring people to wear face shields as protection against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), according to a report by Philippine News Agency. In a letter dated Sept. 20, Velasco told the...

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