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Bulacan solar power plant starts operations 

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The 50-megawatts (MW) solar power plant of PowerSource First Bulacan Solar, Inc. (PFBSI) has officially started commercial operations and now provides clean and renewable power to the Luzon grid. Now called BulacanSol, the newly completed plant secu...

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...

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,...

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JoyRide employs out-of-work drivers, conductors 

chrome_reader_modeMay 18, 2021 loyalty account_circleMarc Lacson

Drivers and conductors who lost their jobs during the pandemic now have the option to work for JoyRide, a motorcycle taxi and delivery service provider, through its launch of a livelihood program, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. In a statement, JoyRide said more than 500 jobs ...

Red Cross denies selling Moderna vaccines 

chrome_reader_modeMay 18, 2021 loyalty account_circleMarc Lacson

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) is not selling its Moderna Covid-19 vaccines, contrary to the reports of some news outlets, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. Ma. Carissa Coscolluela, PRC governor, clarified in a statement Monday, that their chair, Senator Richard Gordon, never announc...

Another P5.2 billion budgeted for OFW repatriation 

chrome_reader_modeMay 17, 2021 loyalty account_circleMarc Lacson

The government committed P5.2 billion for the continuing repatriation of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) displaced by coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. OWWA chief Hans Leo Cacdac, in a virtual presser on Monday, said they are now co...

BOC destroys smuggled goods 

chrome_reader_modeMay 15, 2021 loyalty account_circleMarc Lacson

More than P763 million worth of forfeited goods were condemned by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) in the first three months of 2021. Based on the 1st quarter report of BOC, the agency destroyed an estimated P364 million worth of counterfeit cigarettes and P197.49 million worth of forfeited cigarettes a...

DFA files protest against 287 Chinese vessels 

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The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) filed another diplomatic protest on Thursday, this time, against the presence of some 287 Chinese militia vessels in the waters of Kalayaan, Palawan, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. ordered th...

DOTR to continue providing free rides 

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Commuters will continue to enjoy free public transportation in select routes and public utility vehicles (PUV) under the less restrictive general community quarantine (GCQ) beginning Saturday (May 15), Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade said in a report by Philippine News Ag...

Gov't pushes ‘nationwide approach’ against ASF 

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A “nationwide approach” is necessary to stem the spread of African swine flu (ASF) in the country, Malacañang said in a report by Philippine News Agency. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made this statement a day after President Rodrigo Duterte declared a state of calam...

2 cases of India Covid variant detected in PH

chrome_reader_modeMay 11, 2021 loyalty account_circleMarc Lacson

The Philippines confirmed two cases of the new COVID-19 variant first detected in pandemic-ravaged India, according to a report by CNN Philippines. The Department of Health said the two cases found with the B.1617 variant — described as a double mutant and believed to be more transmissible &m...

PH ranks second in ASEAN vaccination

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The vaccination rollout gains full steam as the Philippines is now second among Southeast Asian nations with the most number of coronavirus vaccines administered, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. In a report by National Task Force Against Covid-19 chief implementer and vaccine czar ...

Private sector provides ICU equipment to Ospital ng Muntinlupa

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The Department of Health reported that the number of recorded COVID-19 cases in the country has already reached more than one million since the first infection was recorded last year. The resurging number of COVID-19 cases resulted to the lack of beds for COVID-19 patients seeking treatment in hosp...

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