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Over 5,000 Manila residents now fully vaccinated

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The city of Manila has fully vaccinated more than half million individuals, according to a report by Manila Bulletin. In his regular live update on Facebook, Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso said the 503,113 persons have already re...

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...

Pateros re-imposes liquor ban 

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Pateros Mayor Miguel “Ike” Ponce III announced Friday that a total liquor ban will be imposed in the entire municipality starting Saturday as the number of new daily coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases sharply increased, according to a r...

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What's in it for us

chrome_reader_modeJuly 28, 2021 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

After a year and almost four months of house arrest, children aged five and above were allowed to go outdoors, dine al fresco, in areas under the general community quarantine (GCQ) as well as modified GCQ. This good news riled up single mother Victoria. She made plans to finally have a quick weeken...

Steaming, Percolating

chrome_reader_modeJuly 11, 2021 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

Though summer is behind us now, the heat is still on. One may agree that yes, the rainy season is upon us already, and LPAs and typhoons began visiting. But there is another type of heat coming, and it’s percolating. We haven't felt its full impact yet. The country’s geo-political a...

SMC helps administer close to 180,000 vaccines in NCR

chrome_reader_modeJune 24, 2021 loyalty account_circleCarlo Cameron

San Miguel Corporation’s (SMC) “Ligtas Lahat” vaccination program switched to high-gear with the deployment to more cities of more medical professionals it hired to augment government medical teams administering vaccines at various vaccination sites. From April 26 to June 22, over...


chrome_reader_modeJune 11, 2021 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

Transport is a critical segment of the economy.  Pre-pandemic, our transport system left so much to be desired.  The TV news programs and social media accounts were full of narratives about the pitiful condition of Filipino commuters who had to squeeze their way into overloaded b...

The heat is on

chrome_reader_modeMay 23, 2021 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

It is hot. It’s not about the soaring climate temperature we have been experiencing the past couple weeks, which makes all of us long to dip in the swimming pool. Lucky are those who have a pool in their very own backyard. For us proletariats, we have this intense craving to go to the beach ...

Duterte asks media to make positive impact 

chrome_reader_modeMay 03, 2021 loyalty account_circleJake Cruz

Aside from upholding fairness and transparency, President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday urged media practitioners to also make a positive impact on people’s lives, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. On the observance of World Press Freedom Day, Duterte vowed to protect press fr...

NCR mayors eye mass vaccination by June 

chrome_reader_modeMay 01, 2021 loyalty account_circleSarah Lim

Metro Manila Mayors are eyeing mass inoculation against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) once vaccine supplies arrive in June, Parañaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez said in a report by Manila Bulletin. Mass vaccination is part of the goal to achieve herd immunity in areas with a high attack ...

Political Twist

chrome_reader_modeApril 27, 2021 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

Just like a whiff, April will soon be behind us. We’re just about to enter the second month of the second quarter of the year, but you can already sense in the air the political season of 2022.  Whether they may want to admit it or not, a number of politicians, particularly those wanting...

US asks citizens to avoid traveling to PH

chrome_reader_modeApril 21, 2021 loyalty account_circleGab dela Cruz

The United States government advised its citizens on Wednesday to avoid all travel to the Philippines due to the "very high level of Covid-19", according to a report by Philippine News Agency. "Do not travel to the Philippines due to Coivd-19. Additionally, exercise increased ca...

FDA says ivermectin distribution remains prohibited

chrome_reader_modeApril 09, 2021 loyalty account_circleNoah James

Food and Drug Administration Director General Eric Domingo said the distribution of anti-parasitic Ivermectin remains illegal even though the medicine was granted a compassionate special permit, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. In a radio interview, Domingo noted that the hospi...

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