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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...

%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...

Aimazing teams up with M2Cash for online-to-offline retail tech 

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Aimazing, the preferred retail data platform for mall management, has announced a strategic partnership with Philippines’ leading IT consulting and O2O marketing company, M2Cash, enabling Philippines malls and retailers to digitalise their shop...

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Vaccine hesitancy declines

chrome_reader_modeJanuary 21, 2022 loyalty account_circleMylene Santos

Skepticism regarding COVID-19 vaccines has continued to wane down according to a latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey, as only eight percent of adult Filipinos expressed hesitancy over immunization compared to 18 percent in September 2021, according to a report by Philippine Daily Inquirer. ...

Quezon City adds contact tracers

chrome_reader_modeJanuary 21, 2022 loyalty account_circleMylene Santos

To combat the current COVID-19 surge, the Quezon City Government has hired additional contact tracers. The city government, under the emergency employment program of the Public Emergency and Services Office (PESO) employed 350 contact tracers who were previously part of the Department of Interior a...

DOH assures medical treatment of pregnant women 

chrome_reader_modeJanuary 20, 2022 loyalty account_circleMylene Santos

The Department of Health (DOH), along with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), has expressed concern that the rise in coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases and the destruction left by Typhoon Odette in the Visayas and Mindanao, would affect pregnant women, especially those with high-risk...

DepEd reports zero Covid-19 case in F2F classes 

chrome_reader_modeJanuary 19, 2022 loyalty account_circleMylene Santos

The expansion of limited face-to-face classes was a result of "high confidence" from President Rodrigo R. Duterte and education stakeholders on the successful pilot implementation in 287 public and private schools nationwide, the Department of Education (DepEd) said in a report by Philippi...

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

chrome_reader_modeJanuary 19, 2022 loyalty account_circleMylene Santos

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 rehabilitate the 27-kilometer river system and help mit...

EcoWaste exposes mislabeled 'lead free" paints 

chrome_reader_modeJanuary 19, 2022 loyalty account_circleMylene Santos

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 Coalition. The toxics watchdog group, in a statem...

Airlines welcome 'no vax, no ride' policy

chrome_reader_modeJanuary 15, 2022 loyalty account_circleMylene Santos

Local carriers Philippine Airlines (PAL) and AirAsia Philippines are supporting the government's "no vaccination, no ride" policy that will take effect on January 17, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. AirAsia Philippines announced Friday it would abide by the order...

54 million Filipinos receive full vaccine doses

chrome_reader_modeJanuary 15, 2022 loyalty account_circleMylene Santos

The Philippines has administered 117,337,626 doses of coronavirus vaccines nationwide, with 54,423,286 Filipinos already with complete doses, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. On Friday, the National Task Force (NTF) Against Covid-19 marked another milestone in the national vacc...

CHR announces closure of office until Jan. 21 

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The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) announced the temporary closure of its offices in Quezon City to make way for contact tracing among its personnel and individuals who transacted in the office following the rise in COVID-19 infections, according to a report by GMA News. In a Saturday adviso...

Comelec to begin printing ballots on Jan. 17

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The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is targeting to start the printing of ballots for the May 9 national and local elections on January 17, according to a report by Philippine Star. Today, the poll body intends to complete the final ballot faces for printing, which bear the final list of candidat...

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