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PNP arrests sellers of Covid-19 test kits 

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Three individuals were arrested for the illegal sale of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) rapid test kits in Parañaque City, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said in a report by Philippine News Agency. PNP chief, Gen. Guillermo Eleazar,...

BSP keeps key rates at record low

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Philippine monetary officials on Wednesday kept the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ (BSP) key policy rates steady as inflation is now expected to stay within target this and next year and domestic growth to post improvements, according to a report...

DFA adopts contingency in Israel amid tensions

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No Filipino has been reported to be among the casualties in the escalating exchange of airstrikes and rocket fires between Israel and Palestinian militant group Hamas, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said in a report by Philippine News A...

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Duterte warns about more dangerous Covid variants

chrome_reader_modeMay 18, 2021 loyalty account_circleHannah Santos

The government might be forced to go full blast on the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), in case the country faces a worst-case scenario, President Rodrigo Duterte said in a report by Philippine News Agency. Duterte raised the possibility as he lamented that the Covid-19 is becoming “dange...

OFW Department seen to help 10 million Filipinos overseas

chrome_reader_modeMay 17, 2021 loyalty account_circleHannah Santos

Senator Ronald dela Rosa pushed anew for the Department of Overseas Filipinos to better assist in improving the lot of 10.2 million overseas Filipinos in more than 200 countries and territories, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. Senator Ronald Dela Rosa, who filed Senate Bill 21...

Road repairs lead to weekend traffic 

chrome_reader_modeMay 15, 2021 loyalty account_circleHannah Santos

Motorists are advised to avoid parts of the Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (Edsa) and C5 road over the weekend due to road reblocking works of the Department of Public Works on Highways (DPWH), according to a report by Philippine News Agency. In a traffic advisory on Friday, the Metropolitan Ma...

6,385 new Covid cases confirmed on May 13

chrome_reader_modeMay 14, 2021 loyalty account_circleHannah Santos

The country's overall coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) recovery count has reached 1,050,643, with an additional 4,289 recoveries reported on May 13, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. In its latest case bulletin, the Department of Health (DOH) said those who have beaten th...

OFW hospital to open in October 

chrome_reader_modeMay 14, 2021 loyalty account_circleHannah Santos

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is looking to have a soft opening of the country's first overseas Filipino worker (OFW) hospital in San Fernando, Pampanga in October, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. “The estimate of the contractor is by 1st quarter or 2...

Duterte discourages fiesta celebrations 

chrome_reader_modeMay 14, 2021 loyalty account_circleHannah Santos

President Rodrigo Duterte asked the public to skip fiesta celebrations and similar gatherings amid the prevailing coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. Duterte made the call in a taped public address, as he acknowledged that differe...

Active Covid-19 cases down to 53,214 

chrome_reader_modeMay 13, 2021 loyalty account_circleHannah Santos

The Department of Health (DOH) reported 8,312 new recovered cases, pushing the total number of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) recoveries nationwide to 1,046,431, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. According to the DOH, the figure is equivalent to a 93.6-percent recovery rate...

2 million Astrazeneca vaccines arrive on May 8

chrome_reader_modeMay 08, 2021 loyalty account_circleHannah Santos

The expected arrival of more doses of Covid-19 vaccines this month will ensure that more Filipinos, particularly front-liners and vulnerable sectors, will be given the necessary protection against the disease, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. Senator Christopher “Bong” G...

Gov't targets to inoculate 70% of Filipinos this year 

chrome_reader_modeMay 04, 2021 loyalty account_circleHannah Santos

The government is targeting to achieve herd immunity in the National Capital Region (NCR) and nearby provinces by November, National Task Force (NTF) Against Covid-19 chief implementer Carlito Galvez Jr. said in a report by Philippine News Agency. Galvez noted that the Philippines will need a stabl...

Quezon City reminds residents about vaccination appointments 

chrome_reader_modeMay 04, 2021 loyalty account_circleHannah Santos

Quezon City on Monday began assisted booking appointments for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccination in a number of villages, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. In a Facebook post, the city government likewise reiterated walk-in vaccinees will not be entertained. “Limi...

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