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Senate approves P5-trillion budget for 2022

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The Senate on Wednesday approved on third and final reading the PHP5.024 trillion national budget for 2022, including the PHP10.8 billion for the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC),  according to a report ...

8,265 Muntinlupa residents receive jabs on Nov. 30

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Daily new virus cases in NCR fall below 1,000

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The seven-day average of new coronavirus cases in Metro Manila dropped to below 1,000 for the first time since July 22 to 28, OCTA Research fellow Guido David said in a report by CNN Philippines.

The average this week is 996 — 43% lower than last week's 1,762, David said on Twitter.

He said the positivity rate also went down to 7% from the 10% recorded seven days ago, but it still has not reached the below 5% set by the World Health Organization.

The reproduction number in the National Capital Region (NCR) was 0.45, David added. Medical experts have said the ideal reproduction number should be one or less, as anything higher means there is still significant community transmission.

Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire, for her part, said the current COVID-19 bed utilization rate in Metro Manila is low at 39% while the intensive care unit occupancy stands at 48%.

Vergeire said in a government briefing she sees a "very high" possibility that NCR could shift to Alert Level 2 from 3 if cases and coronavirus-related admissions continue to drop.

Metro Manila is under Alert Level 3 for the second half of October.


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