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EcoWaste exposes mislabeled 'lead free" paints 

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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 ...

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...

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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Metro Manila cities lauded for action on unvaccinated residents 

chrome_reader_modeJanuary 20, 2022 loyalty account_circleJake Cruz

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año on Thursday commended all 17 National Capital Region (NCR) local government units (LGUs) for passing ordinances restricting unvaccinated individuals within their jurisdictions as he joined the call of the League o...

Paranaque to provide home care kits to Covid patients 

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Paranaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez said all residents positive for COVID-19 and undergoing home quarantine will receive home care kits, according to a report by Manila Bulletin. Olivarez said relatives of positive COVID-19 patients must show proof by sending the result of their RT-PCR and ant...

Quezon City taps more contact tracers 

chrome_reader_modeJanuary 20, 2022 loyalty account_circleJake Cruz

The Quezon City government has hired 350 additional contact tracers amid the surge of COVID-19 cases, particularly in the National Capital Region (NCR), according to a report by GMA News. In a statement, the Quezon City government said they hired the contact tracers under the emergency employm...

ARTA simplifies S-Pass use for local travel 

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The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) has simplified the use of the travel management system Safe, Swift and Smart Passage (S-Pass) to ease application of requirements for local trips,  according to a report by Philippine News Agency. ARTA, along with other government agencies, signed and la...

PH lags behind regional peers in basic education spending

chrome_reader_modeJanuary 19, 2022 loyalty account_circleJake Cruz

While education spending per person in the Philippines has grown robustly over the past 25 years, its basic education spending levels still lag behind its regional and aspirational peers. This contributes to the country’s poor performance in international standardized student assessments, acc...

What’s money got to do with Mental Health?

chrome_reader_modeJanuary 18, 2022 loyalty account_circleJake Cruz

Have you ever heard of ‘financial stress?’ According to experts, this condition refers to that state of anxiety or emotional tension related to money, debt, and expenses. Money, in fact, is one of the most universal sources of stress.  In workplaces, financial stress has been found...

DOH registers 32,246 new infections on Jan. 12

chrome_reader_modeJanuary 12, 2022 loyalty account_circleJake Cruz

The Department of Health reported Wednesday 32,246 additional COVID-19 infections, bringing the number of active cases to 208,164, according to a report by Philippine Star. The active case count is the highest so far. In total, the Philippines has recorded 3,058,634 cases since the start of the pa...

Vape Bill seen to empower PH to rapidly reduce smoking rate

chrome_reader_modeJanuary 11, 2022 loyalty account_circleJake Cruz

Two international experts on tobacco harm reduction believe that the approval of the so-called Vape Bill by the Senate and the House of Representatives will empower the Philippines to join the ranks of progressive countries like the United States, the United Kingdom and New Zealand in making sharp r...

DOH reports 33,169 new infections on Jan. 10

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The number of fresh coronavirus infections in the country soared to 33,169, the highest since the start of the pandemic last year, the Department of Health (DOH) said in a report by Philippine News Agency. In its latest Covid-19 bulletin, the agency said this brought the total active case tally to ...

Gov't asks PhilHealth to cover RT-PCR costs

chrome_reader_modeJanuary 10, 2022 loyalty account_circleJake Cruz

The Palace on Monday called on the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) to expand its home care package for COVID-19 patients to include RT-PCR test costs, according to a report by GMA News. "Philhealth also covers [the treatment cost of] those who have COVID-19 and who ar...

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