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%uFEFFSan Miguel Corporation (SMC), in cooperation with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), eyes to extract over a million metric tons of waste in its P3 billion Tullahan and Pasig rehabilitation initiatives by June this year. Photos show ongoing cleanup activities at Niugan, Malabon and Pandacan, Manila that will help reduce severe flooding in nearby areas and   complement flood mitigation efforts in Metro Manila.

SMC ramps up P3-billion program to revive Tullahan, Pasig rivers

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San Miguel Corporation (SMC) is eyeing to remove a total of 1 million tons of silt and solid waste from the Tullahan-Tinajeros river system by June this year— over a year since it implemented its massive P1-billion program to clean up and rehab...

DOH detects 492 new Omicron cases 

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A total of 492 new cases of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus have been detected from the 714 samples sequenced last January 14, the Department of Health (DOH) said in a report by Philippine News Agency. In a joint statement with the University...

EcoWaste exposes mislabeled 'lead free" paints 

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The mislabeling of “lead free” paint products when in fact they are not has to stop to protect the public from the adverse health effects of exposure to lead, a toxic chemical banned in the production of paints, according to the EcoWaste ...

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Gov't assures funds for 2022 vaccination program 

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The government has allocated enough funds for vaccines and auxiliary supplies needed for this year's national Covid-19 immunization program, Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., the chief implementer of the National Task Force (NTF) against Covid-19, said in a report by Philippine News Agency. "A...

SSS sickness benefit program covers Covid-infected workers 

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The Social Security System (SSS) clarified that COVID-infected workers in home confinement are already covered under its Sickness Benefit Program, contrary to recent media reports. SSS explained that members who cannot work due to sickness or injury and are confined either in a hospital or at home ...

Manila Water prepares for the dry months

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To prepare for the coming summer months and in light of lower-than-projected levels at Angat Dam, Manila Water puts into motion its water supply contingency and augmentation plans while working and coordinating closely with the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) and the National Wate...

Gov’t aims to boost dairy sector 

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Two days after forging a partnership with the French government to boost cooperation in food security, Agriculture Secretary William Dar on Wednesday directed the National Dairy Authority (NDA) and the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) to recalibrate production strategies and seek aggressive tie-up wi...

Oil prices rise for third straight week

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Petroleum prices are rallying for three weeks in a row,  according to a report by Philippine News Agency. In separate advisories, Caltex, Cleanfuel, Petro Gazz, Seaoil, Shell, and Unioil said they will increase gasoline prices by PHP0.90 per liter and PHP1.80 per liter on diesel effective...

Doctors ask Duterte to make Vape Bill his lasting legacy to save smokers

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Four medical experts asked President Rodrigo Duterte, an anti-smoking advocate, to make a significant dent on the smoking prevalence in the country by signing the vape bill into law and give millions of Filipino smokers less harmful option to move away from cigarettes if they find it hard to quit. ...

Holcim continues innovation to drive growth

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Leading building solutions provider Holcim Philippines, Inc. aims to build on its remarkable 2021 accomplishments anchored on innovation and sustainability to further drive business performance and support the country’s progress. Holcim Philippines President and CEO Horia Adrian: &l...

Expert wants children with mild symptoms checked by doctor

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Children experiencing cough, colds and fever, also the symptoms of coronavirus disease 2019, should get checked by a physician for better evaluation, an infectious diseases expert advised parents on Tuesday, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. Department of Health (DOH) Technical ...

Gov’t eyes 71 million booster shots 

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More than 71.16 million adult Filipinos are expected to have received booster vaccine doses against Covid-19 by the end of the third quarter this year, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. They will come from the projected 90 million fully vaccinated Filipinos before the end of Jun...

PNP deploys more personnel in Muntinlupa malls, hotels 

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The Muntinlupa City Police Station has deployed additional personnel and roving teams in malls and hotels amid the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the city. MCPS chief-of-police Col. Melecio Buslig ordered the deployment of additional policemen in local malls to help implement the “No ...

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