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PCOO denies hiring trolls

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Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar assured the senators that the agency did not hire “trolls” as the Senate approved the proposed P1.63-billion budget for 2022 of the PCOO and its attached agenci...

4,961 Filipinos leave Macau

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The Philippine Consulate General in Macau SAR successfully conducted its 25th repatriation flight for 204 distressed Filipinos on Nov. 23, 2021, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. Since March 2020, the Consulate has organized 25 r...

Taguig administers booster shots to senior citizens

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The Taguig City government started administering COVID-19 booster shots and third doses to fully vaccinated senior citizens (classified under A2 priority group) and persons with comorbidities (A3) on Nov. 23, according to a report by Manila Bull...

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Pharma companies prefer bilateral negotiations

chrome_reader_modeNovember 29, 2021 loyalty account_circleMariel Guevarra

The government is open to entering into tripartite deals for the second wave procurement of coronavirus jabs but vaccine makers prefer bilateral negotiations, National Task Force (NTF) Against Covid-19 chief implementer Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. said in a report by Philippine News Agency. In a v...

45% of Filipino families consider themselves poor

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Slightly fewer Filipinos rated themselves as poor in the third quarter of 2021, according to a survey conducted by the Social Weather Stations (SWS), according to a report by Philippine News Agency. The latest findings of the pollster published late Saturday night showed 45 percent of Filipino...

DOH releases P15.7 billion to health workers 

chrome_reader_modeNovember 29, 2021 loyalty account_circleLinda Flores

The Department of Health (DOH) on Sunday reported PHP15.7 billion worth of benefits for health care workers have been disbursed as of November 26, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. The data are based on the latest, reconciled figures reflected in the Statement of Allotment, Obli...

Gov't purchases 20 million additional Pfizer vaccines

chrome_reader_modeNovember 29, 2021 loyalty account_circleMarc Lacson

The government has already closed a deal for the procurement of additional 20 million doses of the United States-made Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccines, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. The vaccines will be used for pediatric vaccination and booster shots of priority sectors...

Post Office launches new generation of postcards

chrome_reader_modeNovember 29, 2021 loyalty account_circleHannah Santos

Postmaster General and CEO Norman Fulgencio of the Philippine Postal Corporation (Post Office), together with Secretary Michael Dino of the Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas (OPAV) and Undersecretary Debold Sinas of the Office of the President unveiled four (4) “new generati...

809,374 OFWs return home amid pandemic

chrome_reader_modeNovember 29, 2021 loyalty account_circlePaulo Rodriguez

The number of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who have returned home since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic last year has breached the 800,000-mark, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. Based on Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) records as of Sunday, 809,374 OFWs were tr...

Poland donates 547,100 AstraZeneca doses

chrome_reader_modeNovember 29, 2021 loyalty account_circleGab Ocampo

The country's fight against the dreaded coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) and the threat of the newly discovered Omicron variant received a boost with the arrival of 547,100 more doses of AstraZeneca vaccines donated by Poland, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. The life-sa...

Gov't suspends quarantine protocols for ‘green’ countries 

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The Philippines temporarily suspended testing and quarantine protocols for countries/jurisdictions/territories classified as “green” starting Monday until December 15,  according to a report by Philippine News Agency. The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infec...

Daily new Covid cases fall below 1,000

chrome_reader_modeNovember 29, 2021 loyalty account_circleGab dela Cruz

The average number of new coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases per day nationwide is now below 1,000, the OCTA Research Group said in a report by Philippine News Agency. The group's latest report showed the country's current seven-day average for the week (November 21 to 27) is 954. It was...

Gov't expands 'red list' over Omicron threat 

chrome_reader_modeNovember 29, 2021 loyalty account_circleAmihan Reyes

The Philippines has expanded travel restrictions to include seven more countries in the "red list" to contain the spread of the new Omicron variant of Covid-19,  according to a report by Philippine News Agency. The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Dis...

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