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‘Bising’ death toll rises to 3
The country’s national disaster council on Wednesday reported another fatality brought by typhoon “Bising” (international name: Surigae), leaving 10 injured and one missing in various affected regions and incurring more than P55 million worth of damage. In its situational report, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) identified the third fatality as a […]
Tricycle, ‘habal-habal’ drivers get assistance
SEN. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go has extended assistance to some 120 tricycle and habal-habal drivers and ambulant vendors from Iligan City, Lanao del Norte. In a distribution activity held on Thursday, April 15, at the ABC Gym in Iligan City, Go’s outreach team provided beneficiaries with meals, masks, face shields, and vitamins. Due to limited […]
Bulacan administrator clarifies early statement
Bulacan provincial administrator Anne Constantino on Wednesday clarified it is not specifically “200 ICU beds” the provincial government will add to provincial Covid-19 facilities as Gov. Daniel Fernando earlier announced in an interview with local media. “I just want to clarify the fact as well for the people to know and not to be confused. […]
Vaccines won’t nullify Ramadan fasting
COTABATO CITY: The Bangsamoro highest clergy or the Grand Mufti has made a declaration getting inoculated by Covid-19 vaccine will not nullify fasting in the month of Ramadan. Bangsamoro Grand Mufti Abuhuraira A. Udasan on Wednesday set the record straight about the queries whether Covid-19 vaccine could nullify or invalidate one’s fast or not. “When […]
4,000 Negros frontliners vaccinated
Some 3,929 health care workers in Negros Occidental had been fully vaccinated, having received two jabs of Covid-19 vaccines as of April 19, said provincial administrator Atty. Rayfrando Diaz 2nd. The vaccines came from the initial combined allocation of Sinovac’s CoronaVac and AstraZeneca received by the province from the national government. “We are disposing (of), […]
DA gives cash, food subsidy to farmers
Recognizing the significant role of farmers and fisherfolk during the pandemic, the Department of Agriculture (DA) Region 9 gave out financial and food assistance to close to 700 farmers and fishermen in remote barangay (villages) in Zamboanga del Sur. DA regional executive director of Zamboanga Peninsula Rad Donn Cedeno led the distribution of cash and […]
900 inoculated in Noveleta
Around 990 individuals were already vaccinated using Sinovac and AstraZeneca in Noveleta, Cavite. Three hundred fifteen health care workers from private and public hospitals and rural health centers received their first dose. More than half of its senior citizens also received initial jabs. Three hundred thirteen residents with comorbidities are inoculated as well. As of […]
Groups donate med supplies to hospitals
Central Luzon’s premier hospital dedicated for Covid-19 patients — the Jose B. Lingad Memorial General Hospital (JBLMGH) — received medical supplies from World Medical Relief Asia (WMRA) to alleviate healthcare system crisis in dealing with surging coronavirus cases. The hospital was given isolation clothing, clinical drapes, blood transfer devices, oxygen tubing, face masks and sterile […]
Govt to offer home quarantine services
THE government will unify its medical services for patients infected with the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) who are under home quarantine, the Department of Health (DoH) said on Wednesday. It will integrate its telemedicine, triage or screening to determine where patients should go for treatment and the One Covid-19 Referral Center system for effective monitoring […]
Diokno sees GIR ballooning to $120B
Exceeds central bank’s forecast of $114 billion for 2021 The country’s gross international reserves (GIR) could climb to $120 billion by the year end and would continue to support the local currency, according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Benjamin Diokno. “We expect this [GIR] to be up to $120 billion by the end […]
Pakistan to help modernize PH military
Pakistani Ambassador to the Philippines Dr. Imtiaz Ahmad Kazi on Wednesday said Pakistan was willing to help the Philippines modernize its military. “Pakistan can always share equipment as well as training facilities, and we would look forward to that,” Kazi said during a roundtable with The Manila Times. Kazi said Pakistan was eyeing to export […]
IMF lauds China’s ‘great strides’
WASHINGTON, D. C.: China has made great strides in reshaping its own economy based on technology and now other emerging markets are getting a push from the same digital engines, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said. Delivering remarks for the opening ceremony of Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference, Georgieva highlighted three […]
Asean should be careful in engaging with murderous Myanmar regime
THE leader of the military junta that now controls Myanmar, Chief Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, is scheduled to attend the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) summit taking place in Jakarta on Saturday, April 24. This is an extremely problematic development that we view with grave concern, as the occasion could easily become an […]
Go gives more aid to displaced media workers
AS the Covid-19 pandemic continues to disrupt the lives of many Filipinos, the Office of Sen. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Saturday distributed additional assistance to affected and displaced workers from the media industry currently being catered to by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). More than 400 beneficiaries were provided with meals, […]
Pagcor delivers comfort to healthcare frontliners
THE Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor) demonstrated yet again its appreciation to individuals leading the tough battle against Covid-19 by distributing comfort food recently to healthcare frontliners through the contributions of Pagcor Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Andrea Domingo and Pagcor’s executive committee members. Beneficiaries of Pagcor’s food donation were the personnel from hospitals […]
Mapua’s outcomes-based education designed to provide promising future for graduates
The Covid-19 pandemic has brought about changes in the employment space, pointing to an urgent demand for more digital-focused skills, a cue for students to zero in on digital-related programs. According to Mapúa University’s Office of Admissions, students are taking stock of the rapid shift of business processes and delivery of products and services to […]
MDs underscore importance of rationality in fighting pandemic
First word MEDICAL doctors, writing in the Wall Street Journal and the Epoch Times, have crystallized the great importance of applying rationality in all decisions and measures to fight the coronavirus pandemic at both government and citizen level. Whether the decision concerns an entire country, like an order to place it under lockdown, or whether […]
CHEd Oks first Mindoro Oriental state university
MINDORO Oriental will now have its first state university, the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) announced on Wednesday. CHEd Chairman Prospero de Vera 3rd said the former Mindoro State College of Agriculture and Technology (Minscat) has been converted to Mindoro State University (Minsu) following its compliance with all requirements. “Minscat successfully passed through a series […]
No coup plot against Digong
IF there are calls for President Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte to resign, they must be coming from disgruntled civilians and not from the military. The reports that there are some factions in the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) that reportedly want Digong to step down are “fake news,” AFP Chief of Staff Gen. Cirilito Sobejana […]
Apple unveils new products
SAN FRANCISCO: Apple on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) unveiled its new iPad Pro, iMac models, iPhone 12 in the purple finish, along with Apple TV 4K, AirTag, Apple Card Family service and podcasts subscriptions during its virtual Spring 2021 event. The new generation of iPad Pro features 5G and the company’s own-designed M1 chip. With […]
Water, hygiene info campaign goes online in pandemic
THE Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA) led an intensive water conservation and personal hygiene campaign recently to reach out to Filipinos across the country even in the time of pandemic. Dubbed as “Buhay KYUT Online,” the initial launching of this webinar on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) education was held in celebration of World Water […]
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Lapid seeks moratorium on aging out of foster care
SEN. Manuel “Lito” Lapid has filed a bill establishing a moratorium on aging out of foster care during the state of public health emergency due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic and for six months thereafter. In filing Senate Bill (SB) 2050, Lapid explained the pandemic has caused increasing incidences of domestic violence, child […]
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Urías dominates as Dodgers pull out 1-0 win over Mariners
SEATTLE: Julio Urías enjoyed this trip to Seattle and performance against the Mariners way more than the last time he was on the same mound. Urías threw seven dominant innings of one-hit ball, striking out a career-high 11 and leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 1-0 win on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila). The matchup […]
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Marks and Spencer, rival quarrel over cake
DOVER: It’s one of Britain’s more unusual legal wrangles, involving a chocolate cake in the shape of a caterpillar and two of the country’s best-known retailers. Marks and Spencer has threatened its cheaper supermarket rival Aldi and the high-street giants have traded barbs on social media. M&S’ food store chain last week lodged an intellectual […]
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‘The Idea’ of Ali Gatie
CANADIAN R&B-pop crooner Ali Gatie’s latest EP, “The Idea of Her” dropped March 26 from Warner Records, featuring the single “Can’t Let You Go.” It boasts an impressive list of collaborators, including Ty Dolla $ign, Alessia Cara, Tate McRae and Marshmello, all guided — well — by the artist’s idea for this outing. “My fans […]
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The Politics of Vaccination
Less than a year after Covid-19 struck, the first vaccine shot was administered in the United Kingdom on Dec. 8, 2020. The historic first jab was made by May Parsons, a Filipino health care worker, to Margaret Keenan, a 91-year old grandmother. The second shot was given to William Shakespeare, the poet’s namesake. To partially […]
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Bayer supports relocated communities
Life science firm Bayer has launched a second vegetable farm to benefit relocated communities in Calauan, Laguna, as part of the company’s efforts to augment food and livelihood requirements for local communities. The vegetable farm is located beside Southville 7 in Barangay Dayap and measures 2,200 square meters. It aims to support the regular feeding […]
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Neil Walker retires at 35 after 12 major league seasons
Infielder Neil Walker announced his retirement on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) at age 35 after 12 major league seasons. Walker hit .231 with no homers and three RBIs in 18 games with Philadelphia this year. “Officially retired,” he wrote on Twitter. “Thank you to everyone that helped me in my journey to live out my […]
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Abducted Filipino seafarers, trafficked women return home
THE 10 Filipino seafarers kidnapped from the chemical tanker Davide B off the coast of Benin in the Gulf of Guinea returned home on Monday, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said. They were part of the 15 crew members abducted on March 12 after nine armed men boarded the Maltese-flagged vessel. The remaining six […]
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Maestro Ryan Cayabyab and the RCS to be featured in an e-benefit concert
National artist Maestro Ryan Cayabyab together with the RC Singers are this year’s featured artists in a digital fund raising concert dubbed as ‘Musika Para sa Kinabukasan’ on June 5 for the benefit of Family Farm Schools (FFS) and its students. This online concert aims to raise funds for the infrastructure and scholarship programs of […]
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