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LGUs have power over mandatory vaccination

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Local government units (LGUs) have the authority to impose mandatory inoculation against Covid-19 and eliminate hesitancy and brand preference, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. Department of the Interior and Local Government (DI...

Return of face shield policy opposed

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A leader of the House of Representatives on Tuesday said the government should implement strict border control measures instead of re-imposing the mandatory wearing of face shields to directly address the spread of the new Omicron variant of Covid-19...

WHO says it is too early to reinstate face shield policy 

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Despite the threat posed by the Omicron Covid-19 variant, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday said "it is still premature to reintroduce the face shields" with the "significant public discontent" on its mandatory use, a...

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Over 8 million vaccine doses administered in 3 days 

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The National Vaccination Operations Center (NVOC) said more than eight million doses of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) jabs were administered during the three-day national "Bayanihan, Bakunahan" campaign based on partial records, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. ...

QC reports decline in Covid-19 numbers

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The Quezon City government has thanked healthcare workers and constituents as figures of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) indicators in the city hit an all-time low, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. In a Facebook post on Wednesday night, the city government said the improvem...

Solon endorses antigen tests for workers 

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The chair of the House Committee on Labor and Employment on Thursday said antigen testing is a more viable option compared to reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) if testing for Covid-19 is required for unvaccinated workers returning to work, according to a report by Philipp...

‘Bayanihan, Bakunahan’ may be extended until Dec. 3

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The country's national massive inoculation drive dubbed "Bayanihan, Bakunahan" will continue for two more days, the National Task Force (NTF) against Covid-19 said in a report by Philippine News Agency. In an advisory, the NTF said various local government units (LGUs) have reque...

809,374 OFWs return home amid pandemic

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The number of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who have returned home since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic last year has breached the 800,000-mark, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. Based on Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) records as of Sunday, 809,374 OFWs were tr...

Manila cancels ‘Traslacion’ 2022

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The city government of Manila confirmed on Friday afternoon that the annual procession of the image of the Black Nazarene, commonly called “traslacion” (transfer or passage), next year is suspended for the second consecutive time, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. Of...

Groups push for renewable energy

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Hundreds of clean energy advocates and representatives of labor, youth, and consumer groups marched together on Wednesday to decry current policies and systems in the power sector that promote destructive and costly energy while failing to protect the interests of consumers and ordinary Filipinos. ...

PNP declares Mandaluyong barangay drug-free 

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A barangay in Mandaluyong City has already been cleared of illegal drugs, the local government announced on Nov. 25, according to a report by Manila Bulletin. The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), the Department of Health (DOH), ...

DepEd introduces interventions to address learning issues

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The Department of Education (DepEd) on Wednesday said it has introduced various interventions to address the challenges on the quality of education nationwide even before the coronavirus pandemic started, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. In a statement, the DepEd noted that the...

Navotas lights up giant Christmas tree

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Mayor Toby Tiangco and Congressman John Rey Tiangco Monday led the inauguration of various facilities in Navotas and the lighting of the city's giant Christmas tree. Navotas formally opened the Pescador and Green Zone parks located at barangays Bangkulasi and North Bay Boulevard North (NBBN), r...

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