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PCOO denies hiring trolls

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Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar assured the senators that the agency did not hire “trolls” as the Senate approved the proposed P1.63-billion budget for 2022 of the PCOO and its attached agenci...

Taguig administers booster shots to senior citizens

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The Taguig City government started administering COVID-19 booster shots and third doses to fully vaccinated senior citizens (classified under A2 priority group) and persons with comorbidities (A3) on Nov. 23, according to a report by Manila Bull...

4,961 Filipinos leave Macau

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The Philippine Consulate General in Macau SAR successfully conducted its 25th repatriation flight for 204 distressed Filipinos on Nov. 23, 2021, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. Since March 2020, the Consulate has organized 25 r...

Michael Lim

MMDA reinstates number coding with tweaks

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Majority of National Capital Region (NCR) mayors agreed to reinstate the number coding scheme during afternoon rush hour, according to a report by GMA News. Citing Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chairman Benhur Abalos, the report said the number coding scheme will be implemen...

PH administers nearly 80 million vaccine doses

chrome_reader_modeNovember 28, 2021 loyalty account_circleMichael Lim

The Philippines has administered 79,602,980 doses of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccine as of Friday, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. The latest data from the national Covid-19 vaccination dashboard showed 34,963,067 are already fully vaccinated while 137,801 vuln...

House committee approves bill on traditional writing systems 

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A measure promoting, protecting, and conserving the country's indigenous and traditional writing systems has been endorsed for plenary approval at the House of Representatives, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. In an online meeting Thursday, the House Committee on Basic Educ...

DOH reports zero serious adverse events from booster shots

chrome_reader_modeNovember 25, 2021 loyalty account_circleMichael Lim

The government has so far reported "zero" serious adverse events since the rollout of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) booster shots for priority sectors which include healthcare workers, senior citizens and immunocompromised began, Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque I...

Circularity key to addressing waste pollution 

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With the increasing volume of waste being generated and leaked into water sources and the environment, it has become necessary for companies to transition into a more sustainable model where products and processes, especially for plastics, are designed for circularity rather than linear production. ...

1.3 million Moderna doses arrive in PH 

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The third batch of Moderna vaccines for this month consisting of 1,306,000 doses arrived at the NAIA Terminal 1 on Friday, November 19. Deputy Presidential Peace Adviser Undersecretary Isidro Purisima, who led a government delegation in receiving the vaccines, noted that the country has received a ...

Heavy metals detected in some unofficial BTS merchandise 

chrome_reader_modeNovember 17, 2021 loyalty account_circleMichael Lim

Not all BTS-inspired mementos are created equal.  While they all look cute, some may be hiding unlabeled toxins. The EcoWaste Coalition revealed that some products bearing the characters of the globally popular K-pop band Bangtan Sonyeondan, or BTS, contain heavy metals that may pose health ri...

Paranaque lifts restrictions on Christmas bazaars, pop-up stores 

chrome_reader_modeNovember 17, 2021 loyalty account_circleMichael Lim

The Paranaque City government is allowing Christmas bazaars, tiangges, and pop-up stores to operate under Alert Level 2, according to a report by Manila Bulletin. Mayor Edwin Olivarez said organizers of Christmas bazaars, tiangges, and pop-up stores must secure Mayor’s permit. Olivarez said ...

PNP asks businesses to beef up security 

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Mall and establishment owners must strengthen safety and security enforcement in anticipation of the influx of clients and guests ahead of the holiday season, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. Newly-appointed Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, Gen. Dionardo Carlos, said bus...

SSS reports 1.34 million OFW members

chrome_reader_modeNovember 15, 2021 loyalty account_circleMichael Lim

The Social Security System (SSS) recorded 1.34 million Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) members as of June 2021, higher by over 800,000 from the same period in 2020. SSS President and Chief Executive Officer Aurora C. Ignacio said that despite the pandemic, many Filipinos are still determined to work...

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