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Peso slide on growing Covid cases 

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The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) declined anew on the rising coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases around the world while the peso was not spared, according to a report by Philippine News Agency.   The main equities index shed 0.94 percent, or 61.03 points, to 6,439.39 points...

Malacanang has yet to decide on quarantine rules for OFWs 

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The government has yet to decide on the proposed relaxation of quarantine protocols for returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), according to a report by Philippine News Agency. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque issued the statement a day after President Rodrigo Duterte admitted that he...

Maginhawa community pantry closed

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The community pantry on Maginhawa Street in Quezon City temporarily halted its operations due to red-tagging issues, according to a report by Manila Bulletin. Ana Patricia Non, the proponent of the community pantry, on Tuesday sought the help of Mayor Joy Belmonte after three supposed police office...

332 rail workers recover from Covid

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About 332 workers from the four rail services in Metro Manila have recovered from the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said in a report by Philippine News Agency.. Based on latest data, the agency said 680 workers from the Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT-1...

Quezon City expands free swab testing

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Quezon City residents who wish to undergo free COVID-19 testing can now book an appointment online. “We have opened an online platform so our residents can come forward and report to us immediately especially if they are close contacts of COVID-positive patients or if they are experiencing an...

DOLE taps TUPAD workers as contact tracers 

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The cash-for-work program Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced (TUPAD) may now be utilized by other local government units (LGUs), aside from the National Capital Region (NCR), to help curb the spread of Covid-19 through contact tracing, according to a report by Philippine New...

Taguig opens vaccination site SM Aura

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Another mega-vaccination hub in Taguig City is now operational to cater to at least 1,000 residents daily, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. Officials of the National Task Force (NTF) Against Covid-19, led by vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. and testing czar Secretary V...

DOF defends loans for Covid-19 vaccines

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Taking out loans to help finance the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccination program is the best approach for the government, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said in a report by Philippine News Agency.   “We chose this financing strategy because we want to assure the p...

Gov't extends ban on foreign tourists to April 30 

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The entry ban on most foreigners is extended until the end of the month, Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque said in a report by CNN Philippines. He said in a statement that the Inter-Agency Task Force approved the extension of the travel ban, which took effect on March 22 and was supposed to end on...

FDA wants continued rollout of AstraZeneca vaccines

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The Food And Drug Administration recommended that the Philippines continue the rollout of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine following a review by health experts according to a report by CNN Philippines. In a Palace briefing, FDA Director General Eric Domingo said he already sent a letter to Heal...

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