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DepEd defers to Duterte's decision on physical classes 

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The Department of Education (DepEd) will adhere to the decision of President Rodrigo Duterte on extending the deferment of pilot in-person classes implementation, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. “We understand that the availab...

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Valenzuela signs peace pact with fraternity, sorority groups

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To ensure that unity is maintained, cooperation is encouraged, and peace and order among groups in Valenzuela City is promoted and sustained, Mayor Rex Gatchalian, Task Force on Fraternities and Gangs Intervention and Prevention (TAFFGIP) Action Offi...

Pasay City Mayor Emi-Calixto Rubiano

Pasay wants to add contact tracers 

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On a ratio of one contact tracer per 1,330 persons, the number may not be enough to cover the city in an expeditious and orderly manner, Pasay City Mayor Emi-Calixto Rubiano said in a report by Manila Bulletin. She said that the city’s virus t...

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Inflation may hit 4.7% in February

chrome_reader_modeFebruary 28, 2021 loyalty account_circleJake Cruz

Inflation is seen to hit between 4.3 percent and 5.1 percent in February 2021, with Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin Diokno citing 4.7 percent as the point inflation figure, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. The point inflation figure for this month is higher than ...

NCR to remain under GCQ in March

chrome_reader_modeFebruary 27, 2021 loyalty account_circleJake Cruz

President Rodrigo Duterte has kept the strict general community quarantine (GCQ) status for another month in the capital region as the country awaits the delivery of vaccines against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), according to a report by News5. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said nine are...

BSP appoints deputy governor for digital currency

chrome_reader_modeFebruary 25, 2021 loyalty account_circleJake Cruz

The need to manage digital and physical currency along with ensuring an inclusive payment system led to the creation of a new sector in the central bank, which is provided for under its Charter amendment, according to a report by Philippine News Agency.   In a virtual briefing Wednesday, B...

Vico Sotto among International anti-corruption champions 

chrome_reader_modeFebruary 24, 2021 loyalty account_circleJake Cruz

Pasig City Mayor Victor "Vico" Sotto was named among 12 International Anticorruption Champions who "defend transparency, combat corruption and ensure accountability," US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a report by GMA News. "Around the world, corruption threatens ...

DOH issues guidelines on games

chrome_reader_modeFebruary 23, 2021 loyalty account_circleJake Cruz

The Department of Health (DOH) has released a memorandum circular regarding sports events not under the sanction of the Games and Amusements Board (GAB) and the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), according to a report by Philippine News Agency. According to the circular dated Feb. 18, a copy ...

Duterte prefers ‘step-by-step’ transition to MGCQ 

chrome_reader_modeFebruary 23, 2021 loyalty account_circleJake Cruz

President Rodrigo Duterte is taking a “step-by-step” approach to the planned nationwide shift to the least restrictive modified general community quarantine, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said in a report by Philippine News Agency. This, after Duterte rejected the proposal to pl...

SMC allots P1 billion to vaccinate 70,000 employees

chrome_reader_modeFebruary 23, 2021 loyalty account_circleJake Cruz

San Miguel Corporation (SMC) is spending close to a billion pesos for a program to vaccinate all its 70,000 employees and extended workforce for free and help the country in its effort to build a collective defense against COVID-19, which has claimed millions of lives worldwide. The company has sec...

Go wants media workers get vaccine priority 

chrome_reader_modeFebruary 18, 2021 loyalty account_circleJake Cruz

Sen. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go said members of the media should be included in the government’s Covid-19 vaccine priority list, according to a report by Manila Times. The chairman of the Senate health and demography committee said mediamen are also frontliners who risk their ...

Level of restrictions to depend on data

chrome_reader_modeFebruary 18, 2021 loyalty account_circleJake Cruz

While the majority of Metro Manila mayors backed the proposal to place the entire country under the modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) in March, Malacañang on Thursday said the decision on easing the quarantine status still depends on “analytics and data”, according to a...

Researchers propose longer gap in Pfizer vaccine's doses

chrome_reader_modeFebruary 18, 2021 loyalty account_circleJake Cruz

Researchers urged governments to delay administering the second dose of Pfizer Inc's COVID-19 vaccine, which they said had an efficacy of 92.6 percent after the first dose, according to a report by GMA News. The researchers, Danuta Skowronski and Gaston De Serres, said their findings ...

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