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DOH reports 97 more Delta variant cases 

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The Department of Health has detected 97 additional cases of the more contagious Delta variant, 88 of which are local cases, according to a report by CNN Philippines. Of the newly reported cases, 94 have recovered while 3 have died. The DOH said tw...

IATF to discuss NCR mayors’ proposal 

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The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) will discuss on Thursday the proposal of Metro Manila mayors to implement a two-week enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in the country’s metropolis amid ...

Southwest monsoon continues to bring rain 

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Rains and the possibility of flooding and rain-induced landslides will continue to prevail across Luzon due to the southwest monsoon, the weather bureau said in a report by Philippine News Agency. Ilocos Region, Benguet, Abra, Zambales, Bataan,...

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1.5 million Sinovac vaccine doses arrive in PH

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Another 1.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines developed by Chinese manufacturer Sinovac were delivered to the Philippines on Thursday (July 28). A Cebu Pacific plane carrying the vaccines from Beijing, China, landed at the NAIA Terminal 3 in Pasay City around 7:44 AM. This brings to 18.5 million ...

Bill proposes ban on single-use plastics 

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The House of Representatives on Wednesday night approved on final reading a bill banning single-use plastics to better address pollution linked to these disposable items, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. With 190 affirmative votes, zero negative votes, and one abstention, the c...

SMC takes delivery of 150,000 AstraZeneca vaccines 

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San Miguel Corporation (SMC) started administering company-procured vaccines to its workforce, after taking delivery of 150,000 vaccines it acquired from Astra Zeneca under its P1-billion Ligtas Lahat vaccination program. The vaccines are good for 75,000 individuals, enough to cover all direct and ...

LGUs asked to protect vaccinees amid rain

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The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Tuesday echoed the call of President Rodrigo Duterte for local government units (LGUs) to ensure that people are not exposed to health risks and other hazards detrimental to their safety on the day of their vaccination amid torrential mon...

SMC opens second community market in South Luzon 

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San Miguel Corporation (SMC) is set to open to the public its second community market in the south to help sustain the livelihoods of pandemic-hit farmers and small businesses by providing a safe and ready marketplace for their products. Called the Circolo weekend community market, the center is lo...

Congress asked to pass anti-endo bill 

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Malacañang on Monday appealed anew to Congress to pass the bill that seeks to institutionalize the right to security of tenure of the government's and private sector’s casual and contractual employees, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. In his regular Palace brie...

PNP secures southern border against Delta variant 

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Police deployed in the southern provinces of Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi (Basulta) are ordered to carry out intensified monitoring and regular patrols amid the threat of the Delta variant now wreaking havoc in neighboring Indonesia, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. Philippine N...

More Delta cases could be undetected

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The Department of Health acknowledged Monday the "possibility" that the Philippines has more undetected cases of the highly transmissible Delta variant as the government has yet to step up genome sequencing efforts, according to a report by CNN Philippines. "The possibility is always...

Gov't eases GCQ restrictions in NCR 

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The additional restrictions in Metro Manila amid the general community quarantine (GCQ) status have been lifted, Malacañang announced said in a report by Philippine News Agency. This developed after the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID...

Duterte leads opening of toll-free expressway

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Motorists will now be able to use the first 18-kilometer portion of the Central Luzon Link Expressway (CLLEX) from SCTEX/TPLEX connection in Tarlac City up to the intersection of Aliaga-Guimba Road in Aliaga, Nueva Ecija. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Department Public Works and Highways (DPWH)...

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