Bello ‘inclined to agree’ to lift foreign deployment cap on medical technologists

MANILA, Philippines ---Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said on Tuesday is open to exempting medical technologists from the foreign deployment cap on health workers. He has not received, however, any formal request for such an exemption, he said in an online briefing on Wednesday. "But if I receive a request for that purpose, I am inclined to agree with the med techs that they can be exempted from the deployment cap," he said, speaking partly in Filipino. Earlier, the Philippine Association of Medical Technologists (PAMET) called for the exemption of medical technologists bound for the United States from the deployment cap, pointing out that the US needed as many as 110,0...

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Oppo F5 Youth Full Specifications, Features, Price In Philippines
The Oppo F5 Youth is powered by Mediatek MT6763T Helio P23 (16 nm) processor coupled with Mali-G71 MP2 graphics processing unit (GPU). The smartphone runs on the Android 7.1 (Nougat) + ColorOS 3.2 operating system. The smartphone is packed with 3 GB and 4 GB RAM options while the internal storage has 32 GB. The […] The post Oppo F5 Youth Full Specifications, Features, Price In Philippines appeared first on Philippine News.
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BLU J9L Full Specifications, Features, Price In Philippines
The BLU J9L was released in June 2021. The smartphone supports dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by). BLU J9L is powered by a 1.6 GHz Cortex A55 processor and runs on Android 11 (Go Edition). The device is integrated with 1 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage. The storage option can be expanded […] The post BLU J9L Full Specifications, Features, Price In Philippines appeared first on Philippine News.
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Quarantine Pass To Be Required Again in Metro Manila amid ECQ
Metro Manila To Observe Quarantine Pass System, Curfew Hours amid ECQ QUARANTINE PASS – Metro Manila will be under ECQ for two weeks and the QP system will be observed during this period. The Philippines is now doing everything it can to prevent the spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19. It became a variant […] The post Quarantine Pass To Be Required Again in Metro Manila amid ECQ appeared first on Philippine News.
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Wastong Paggamit Ng Oras – Halimbawa At Iba Pang Kaalaman
Ano Ang Mga Wastong Paggamit Ng Oras? (Sagot) PAGGAMIT NG ORAS – Sa paksang ito, ating tatalakayin kung ano nga ba ang mga halimbawa ng wastong paggamit ng oras. Ang ating oras ay isang bagay na hindi na natin maibabalik. Hindi katulad ng pera, kahit anong gawin natin, ang oras ay hindi na posibleng makuha […] The post Wastong Paggamit Ng Oras – Halimbawa At Iba Pang Kaalaman appeared first on Philippine News.
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Filipino Karenderya Gets Lot of Customers in Princeton, Texas
Pinay Immigrant Starts Filipino Karenderya in Princeton, Texas & Gets Lot of Customers A Filipino karenderya in Princeton, Texas is getting a lot of customers as they serve variety of Pinoy comfort foods. A Pinay businesswoman Josephine Cook and her Japanese-American husband, Allen decided to open an outdoor karinderya in Texas since most of establishments […] The post Filipino Karenderya Gets Lot of Customers in Princeton, Texas appeared first on Philippine News.
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Bayani Agbayani Asks Wife Lenlen: “Bakit mo ko sinagot?”; Shares Story
Here’s the love story of Bayani Agbayani and his wife Lenlen that they shared in a vlog. BAYANI AGBAYANI – Famous comedian Bayani Agbayani asks his wife Lenlen “Bakit mo ko sinagot” and shares their love story in his latest vlog. A great family man in real life is Bayani Agbayani. We have all known […] The post Bayani Agbayani Asks Wife Lenlen: “Bakit mo ko sinagot?”; Shares Story appeared first on Philippine News.
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5 Cops Arrested for Kidnapping, Burning Online Seller in Nueva Ecija
5 Cops Alleged Suspects of Kidnapping and Burning Female Online Seller Arrested The Philippine National Police Anti-Kidnapping Group (PNP-AKG) arrested four out of five cops allegedly suspects for kidnapping and burning a female online seller in Nueva Ecija. Three police officers and a citizen have been detained and are now in the custody of the […] The post 5 Cops Arrested for Kidnapping, Burning Online Seller in Nueva Ecija appeared first on Philippine News.
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Nangungulila in English – Translate “Nangungulila” in English
Counterpart of Nangungulila in English & Sample Sentences NANGUNGULILA IN ENGLISH – Are you looking for the English translation of the term “nangungulila”? Here’s the English counterpart of this word. Undeniably, a lot of people are doubtful when it comes to the translations of certain Tagalog words in English. In this article, we will review […] The post Nangungulila in English – Translate “Nangungulila” in English appeared first on Philippine News.
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Ice Seguerra thanks Eat Bulaga for believing in ‘bubwit na lilima ang buhok’
Ice Seguerra shared this post for the 42nd anniversary of ‘Eat Bulaga’ Singer Ice Seguerra thanked the longest-running noontime show Eat Bulaga for giving the chance to a “bubwit na lilima ang hibla ng buhok” to shine in showbiz. Ice, formerly known as Aiza Seguerra, started his showbiz career in the noontime show of TVJ […] The post Ice Seguerra thanks Eat Bulaga for believing in ‘bubwit na lilima ang buhok’ appeared first on Philippine News.
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No Ayuda For Liquor Ban Violators Says Pateros Mayor
No Ayuda For Liquor Ban Violators, Pateros Mayor Orders Exclusion LIQUOR BAN VIOLATORS – According to Pateros Mayor Miguel “Ike” Ponce III, violators of the previous liquor ban should not be included in the list for “Ayuda” this coming ECQ. Due to a rise in COVID-19 cases and the confirmation of local cases of the […] The post No Ayuda For Liquor Ban Violators Says Pateros Mayor appeared first on Philippine News.
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VIDEO: Andrea Del Rosario Gives Tour Of Beach House, Farm In Batangas
Andrea Del Rosario Gives Tour of Her Batangas Beach House & Farm ANDREA DEL ROSARIO – Actress Andrea Del Rosario gave her fans a tour of her beautiful beach house and farm in Batangas. Filipina actress, model, beauty queen, and politician Andrea del Rosario was a former member of the pop girl group ‘Viva Hot […] The post VIDEO: Andrea Del Rosario Gives Tour Of Beach House, Farm In Batangas appeared first on Philippine News.
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Duterte Admits PH Still Has Insufficient COVID-19 Vaccine Supply
Pres. Duterte Speaks on COVID-19 Vaccination Program in PH DUTERTE – Amid the ongoing vaccination program against COVID-19 in the Philippines, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte admitted that the supply is still insufficient. The Philippines is targeting the vaccination of 70 million Filipinos to achieve population protection against COVID-19. Several vaccine brands including Sinovac, Pfizer, AstraZeneca, […] The post Duterte Admits PH Still Has Insufficient COVID-19 Vaccine Supply appeared first on Philippine News.
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Another Customer Reveals Taste of Viral Food Supplier’s Chicken Cordon Bleu
Taste of Viral Food Supplier’s Chicken Cordon Bleu Revealed by Another Customer Another customer revealed the real test of viral food supplier’s chicken cordon bleu, which garnered various reactions online. Over the past few weeks, the unpaid lechon package becomes one of the most discussed topic online. The issue has also earned different reactions from […] The post Another Customer Reveals Taste of Viral Food Supplier’s Chicken Cordon Bleu appeared first on Philippine News.
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Mark Bautista Reminisces The Time When He Decided To Come Out
Mark Bautista talks about his journey after revealing his true self Singer-actor Mark Bautista reminisced the time when he finally decided to come out and shared the story of his true self. It was in February 2018 when Mark announced that he is a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, based on the article in The […] The post Mark Bautista Reminisces The Time When He Decided To Come Out appeared first on Philippine News.
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Cebu Hospitals Overburdened With COVID-19 Cases
Cebu Hospitals Overburdened With COVID-19 Infections As Surges Continue CEBU HOSPITALS – Hospitals in Cebu City have become overburdened with COVID-19 cases due to a surge in infection. Following a massive rise in COVID-19 cases, Cebu City is facing a severe lack of bed spaces to accommodate patients. Due to this, patients were forced to […] The post Cebu Hospitals Overburdened With COVID-19 Cases appeared first on Philippine News.
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Cesar Montano Sweet Moment With Non-Showbiz Partner Kath Angeles
During his birthday celebration, Cesar Montano and his non-showbiz partner were captured in this sweet moment. CESAR MONTANO – Veteran actor Cesar Montano just celebrated his 59th birthday and had this sweet moment during his benefit online show.  Veteran action star Cesar Montano was married to actress Sunshine Cruz. They have three daughters – Angelina […] The post Cesar Montano Sweet Moment With Non-Showbiz Partner Kath Angeles appeared first on Philippine News.
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How Filipinos are using Twitter Fleets’ final hours before it’s removed
Twitter users bade farewell to Fleets, the “Snapchat-like” feature of the microblogging platform, as it bows out on August 3. The feature, which was launched in November last year, lets users share texts, photos and videos within one day or 24 hours after its posting. Twitter in its tests said that “Fleets helped people feel […] The post How Filipinos are using Twitter Fleets’ final hours before it’s removed appeared first on Interaksyon.
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Julia Montes Pressured To Have Coco Martin As Her Director
Julia Montes talked about Coco Martin Kapamilya actress Julia Montes said that she is feeling pressured to have Ang Probinsyano lead star Coco Martin as her director. Aside from being the lead actor in the long-running TV series of ABS-CBN, Coco is also the director. Just recently, it was confirmed that Julia will be the […] The post Julia Montes Pressured To Have Coco Martin As Her Director appeared first on Philippine News.
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Kisses Delavin Message After Topping MUPH Headshot Challenge
Here’s a message of thanks from Kisses Delavin after she landed on top of the pageant’s headshot challenge. KISSES DELAVIN – Former PBB teen housemate topped Miss Universe Philippines Top 15 Headshot Challenge and here’s her message to fans. One of the candidates for this year’s Miss Universe Philippines pageant is Kisses Delavin, an actress […] The post Kisses Delavin Message After Topping MUPH Headshot Challenge appeared first on Philippine News.
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Barbie Imperial Look Like A Real Barbie Doll During Her Birthday Shoot
Barbie Imperial Becomes A Barbie Doll In A Special Photo Shoot BARBIE IMPERIAL – Filipina actress and model Barbie Imperial achieved her perfect look like her favorite doll, Barbie from Mattel. For her 23rd birthday, Barbie Imperial had a fairytale-inspired photoshoot. She looked like an ethereal and whimsical fairy during her shoot. The actress wore […] The post Barbie Imperial Look Like A Real Barbie Doll During Her Birthday Shoot appeared first on Philippine News.
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Oxygen Supply Upgrades For East Avenue Medical Center
Oxygen Supply Upgrades Sought In East Avenue Medical Center EAST AVENUE MEDICAL CENTER – The East Avenue Medical Center in Quezon city is eyeing upgrades for its oxygen supply in preparation for a potential COVID-19 surge. In Cebu City, panic buying of Oxygen drew long queues of consumers due to surges in COVID-19. Due to […] The post Oxygen Supply Upgrades For East Avenue Medical Center appeared first on Philippine News.
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Ellen Adarna Terminated from TV5 Sitcom Due To Attitude Problem?
Is it true that Ellen Adarna will no longer be part of the ‘John en Ellen’ sitcom? Rumor has it that Ellen Adarna was terminated in the TV5 sitcom John en Ellen because of her attitude problem. In the said sitcom, Ellen’s onscreen partner is John Estrada, who is one of the closest friends of […] The post Ellen Adarna Terminated from TV5 Sitcom Due To Attitude Problem? appeared first on Philippine News.
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Tricycle Driver Died After Struck by Nigerian with a Stick in Pangasinan
Nigerian National Struck Tricycle Driver with Stick to Death in Pangasinan Authorities arrested a Nigerian national after he allegedly uses a stick and struck a tricycle driver who immediately died in Pangasinan City. According to a GMA News report, a 41-year-old tricycle driver died in Dagupan City, Pangasinan, when a Nigerian national went berserk and […] The post Tricycle Driver Died After Struck by Nigerian with a Stick in Pangasinan appeared first on Philippine News.
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Duterte OKs To Financial Assistance for Metro Manila Residents amid ECQ
Pres. Duterte Approves Disbursement of Financial Assistance in Metro Manila DUTERTE – President Rodrigo Roa Duterte approved the disbursement of funds for financial assistance to Metro Manila residents amid the ECQ. The Philippines is one of the nations preparing for the possibilities that the Delta variant of COVID-19 may bring. Local transmissions were detected in […] The post Duterte OKs To Financial Assistance for Metro Manila Residents amid ECQ appeared first on Philippine News.
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John Lloyd Cruz Officially A Kapuso? Karen Davila Reveals Truth
Karen Davila says that John Lloyd Cruz is now with the GMA network. JOHN LLOYD CRUZ – A-list actor John Lloyd is now with the GMA network according to Karen Davila’s reply to this netizen online. Ellen Adarna and John Lloyd Cruz have a son named Elias. Their little boy came into their lives when they […] The post John Lloyd Cruz Officially A Kapuso? Karen Davila Reveals Truth appeared first on Philippine News.
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PAGASA Says Habagat to Bring Monsoon Rains Over Parts of PH
PAGASA Releases Latest Weather Updates for Tuesday (August 3) The state weather bureau PAGASA reported that the southwest monsoon would bring cloudy condition and monsoon rains over some parts of the country. On Tuesday (August 3, 2021), the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration released the latest weather update in the country. The southwest […] The post PAGASA Says Habagat to Bring Monsoon Rains Over Parts of PH appeared first on Philippine News.
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Duterte OKs P10B fund for P1k ‘ayuda’ per qualified NCR resident
  MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the allocation of over P10 billion for the granting of aid to 80 percent of Metro Manila's population as the government is set to place the areaunder the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) later this week. Each individual, who is qualified for assistance, will be given P1,000 in cash aid, while a household will be given P4,000, the President's long-time aide, Senator Bong Go, said in a statement Tuesday. Allocated funding of P10.894 billion, as recommended by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) and other concerned agencies, will cover the assis...Keep on reading: Duterte OKs P10B fund for P1k ‘ayuda’ per qualified NCR resident
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Gov’t Promising “Ayuda” Without Knowing Where To Get Funds – Bayan
Gov’t Fooling Public By Promising “Ayuda” In Preparation For ECQ GOV’T PROMISING AYUDA – Recently, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said that the government would give cash aid to residents affected by the new enhanced community quarantine (ECQ). However, Roque emphasized that those who would be in dire need of cash should get a loan first […] The post Gov’t Promising “Ayuda” Without Knowing Where To Get Funds – Bayan appeared first on Philippine News.
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Sanya Lopez Reveals Danaya Role ‘Binawi’ & Audition Was Held Again
Danaya role in Encantadia was already given to Sanya Lopez but this happened Kapuso actress Sanya Lopez revealed that the role of Danaya, one of the Sang’gres in GMA’s fantasy series Encantadia, was already given to her but this decision was retracted. Sanya just recently finished her primetime series First Yaya. One of the biggest […] The post Sanya Lopez Reveals Danaya Role ‘Binawi’ & Audition Was Held Again appeared first on Philippine News.
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JUST IN: 3.1 Magnitude Quake Recorded in Eastern Samar
Eastern Samar Hit by Earthquake with 3.1 Magnitude EARTHQUAKE – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded a 3.1 magnitude quake in Eastern Samar, August 3, 2021. Most of the time, quakes hit with no prior signs. Recently, several places in and out of the Philippines were shaken by quakes of different magnitudes. […] The post JUST IN: 3.1 Magnitude Quake Recorded in Eastern Samar appeared first on Philippine News.
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2 LPAs enhancing habagat rains over Metro Manila, parts of Luzon
  MANILA, Philippines --- Two low pressure areas are enhancing the southwest monsoon, locally known as habagat, which will continue to bring rains over Metro Manila and parts of Luzon on Tuesday, the state weather service said. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa)said aside from Metro Manila, monsoon rains will also be experienced in the areas of Tarlac, Pampanga, Bulacan, Occidental Mindoro, Cordillera Administrative Region, and Cagayan Valley, Ilocos Region, Batanes, Babuyan Group of Islands, Abra, Apayao, Benguet, Zambales, and Bataan. The rest of the country will have a fair weather condition but there are still c...Keep on reading: 2 LPAs enhancing habagat rains over Metro Manila, parts of Luzon
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Iran warns of response if security threatened after ship attack — TV
  DUBAI --- Iran will respond promptly to any threat against its security, the foreign ministry said on Monday, after the United States, Israel and Britain blamed Tehran for an attack on an Israeli-managed tanker off the coast of Oman. Tehran has denied any involvement in the suspected drone attack on Thursday in which two crew members - a Briton and a Romanian - were killed. The United States and Britain said on Sunday they would work with their allies to respond to the attack on the Mercer Street, a Liberian-flagged, Japanese-owned petroleum product tanker managed by Israeli-owned Zodiac Maritime. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson described the incident as "clea...Keep on reading: Iran warns of response if security threatened after ship attack — TV
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US sees ‘collective response’ to ship attack blamed on Iran
  WASHINGTON --- The United States is confident Iran attacked an Israeli-managed tanker last week, killing two, the top U.S. diplomat said on Monday, predicting a "collective response" but saying he did not think the incident necessarily signaled anything about Iran's incoming President Ebrahim Raisi. "We have seen a series of actions taken by Iran over many months, including against shipping. So I am not sure that this particular action is anything new or augurs anything one way or another for the new government," Secretary of State Antony Blinken told reporters. Raisi takes office on Thursday. "But what it does say is that Iran continues to act with tremendous irrespo...Keep on reading: US sees ‘collective response’ to ship attack blamed on Iran
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Meet a pint-size US piano prodigy
Brigitte Xie reads music, can play Beethoven's Sonatina in F Major and has won a spot to perform at Carnegie Hall. She is 4 years old. Brigitte's feet dangle above the ground when the petite girl sits on the piano bench, her hands moving gracefully across the keyboard. With long brown hair in a ponytail and bow, she cast her dark eyes shyly downward when her mother, Nicole Sun, asked if she likes piano and if it was fun. "Yeah, fun," Brigitte replied. Brigitte's father, Tao Xie of Ridgefield, Connecticut, signed her up for piano lessons on Zoom about a year ago to give her something to do during COVID-19 lockdown. "At the beginning, I never expected that she's going to be a p...Keep on reading: Meet a pint-size US piano prodigy
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Whirlpool Dryer & Radiant Inverterplus Washer: The perfect pair for every home
Home should always be a place of comfort, growth, and peace. Whether you're living alone or with your family, it's highly important that you fill your space with things that radiate a homely vibe. As a brand leader in the laundry industry, Whirlpool is committed to bringing comfort to every Filipino home through its purposeful appliance innovations. Regardless of your family size, Whirlpool believes that you deserve to own appliances that would make everyday living easier. And among their innovative laundry product line are the Whirlpool Front Load Dryer and Radiant InverterPlus Washer that are built with advanced features. This powerful pair of washer and dryer not only provid...Keep on reading: Whirlpool Dryer & Radiant Inverterplus Washer: The perfect pair for every home
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New Zealand PM Ardern takes COVID-19 test after reporting sick
  WELLINGTON --- New Zealand up Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has taken a COVID-19 test after picking up a "seasonal sniffle" from her three-year-old daughter, the government spokesman said on Tuesday. Ardern will step back from her duties for the day due to the sickness and the deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson will take on the responsibilities, the spokesman said. New Zealand is largely free of coronavirus and has had no cases in the community since February....Keep on reading: New Zealand PM Ardern takes COVID-19 test after reporting sick
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US South braces for record numbers of hospitalized COVID patients
  COVID hospitalizations in Louisiana and Florida have surged to their highest points of the pandemic, leading overwhelmed doctors on Monday to plead with the unvaccinated to get inoculated against the Delta variant. More than 10,000 patients were hospitalized in Florida on Sunday, surpassing that state's record. The surging Delta variant led Louisiana's governor to reinstate a statewide indoor mask mandate, with that state expected to break its record on COVID hospitalizations within 24 hours. Hospitalizations in Arkansas are also soaring and could eventually break records. Doctors in Louisiana who spoke during a Monday press conference with Governor John Bel Edwards p...Keep on reading: US South braces for record numbers of hospitalized COVID patients
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PH Cup takes break under ECQ, but Batangas venue ready
Whether or not the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) secures a clearance from the Department of Health (DOH), it's Philippine Cup eliminations will go on a break starting on Friday, the first day of another extreme lockdown in the National Capital Region. Commissioner Willie Marcial told the Inquirer on Monday that the PBA will need around "four to five" days to prepare for its relocation to Lipa City, that is if the DOH approves the PBA's request to play its remaining games there as Metro Manila will be under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) beginning Aug. 6. But as things stand, the PBA has yet to secure that green light. "We haven't heard from them (DOH) yet," th...Keep on reading: PH Cup takes break under ECQ, but Batangas venue ready
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Isko Moreno leads groundbreaking ceremony for 10-story grade school building
MANILA, Philippines --- Manila Mayor Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso led the groundbreaking ceremony for a 10-story building of the Dr. Alejandro Albert Elementary School in Sampaloc. "Building this school is our way of strengthening the public school system in the city and at the same time addressing the problem of teacher-student ratio," Domagoso in his speech during the ceremony. Once finished, the building will have 234 air-conditioned classrooms, 16 offices, a library, canteen, auditorium, gym, a roof deck, two basketball courts, and elevators. The project is worth P2 billion, according to Domagoso. "We will continue to address the concern of our teachers and the fu...Keep on reading: Isko Moreno leads groundbreaking ceremony for 10-story grade school building
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Comelec has not discussed extension of voter registration in ECQ areas – Jimenez
MANILA, Philippines --- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has not considered extending the period of voter registration despite calls for it to do so in areas under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), commission spokesperson James Jimenez said on Monday. "The Commission en banc has not -- repeat NOT -- discussed the possibility of extension of the voter registration period," said Jimenez in Viber message to reporters. READ: Extend voter registration in areas under ECQ, Hontiveros asks Comelec Last week, Malcaang announced that Metro Manila would be placed under ECQ from Aug. 6 to 20. IN the meantime, Metro Manila will stay under the general community quarantine with ...Keep on reading: Comelec has not discussed extension of voter registration in ECQ areas – Jimenez
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Over 1.3 million overseas Filipinos repatriated during pandemic
MANILA, Philippines --- A total of 1,304,813 million Filipinos abroad have been repatriated since the start of the pandemic, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said Monday in the taped weekly briefing with President Rodrigo Duterte. Of that number, 1,048,754 were overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and 256,059 were residents abroad. Among the repatriated OFWs, 601,439 were land-based workers and 447,315 were sea-based. Lorenzana said the total number increased by 17,597 since his last report. RELATED STORY Over 1.2 million overseas Filipinos repatriated during pandemic /ATM...Keep on reading: Over 1.3 million overseas Filipinos repatriated during pandemic
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Duterte thanks Biden for not forgetting PH in COVID-19 vaccine donation
MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte thanked US President Joe Biden on Monday for not forgetting the Philippines in its donation of COVID-19 vaccines to other countries. "We have a supply coming, I think, a few days from now," Duterte said. "I'm going to go to the airport because the United States donated three million --- the Moderna. So it's a give-and-take between us. Let's thank them. And I also gave a concession. I conceded the continuance of the Visiting Forces Agreement," Duterte said in his taped speech. "In gratitude, I said, we are thanking them. I'd like to thank the president of the United States, Biden, the government and people of America for not forg...Keep on reading: Duterte thanks Biden for not forgetting PH in COVID-19 vaccine donation
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Duterte warns US State Department against criticizing his bloody drug war
MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte cautioned the US State Department about criticizing his administration's bloody drug war in his taped weekly briefing that aired late on Monday. "I'd like to say something about the State Department. Be careful. Be careful of what you are planning or doing there. Because you yourself, your country is --- not only was --- is guilty also of so many violations of human rights," Duterte said. He did not elaborate on his statement, which he made after 11 Democrat senators in the US urged the administration of President Joe Biden to condemn "at the highest levels" the alleged "continuing pattern of human rights violations" under Duter...Keep on reading: Duterte warns US State Department against criticizing his bloody drug war
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Drug war to continue through NCR Plus lockdown period – Año
MANILA, Philippines --- The drug war will continue right through the enhanced community quarantine that will be enforced in the so-called NCR Plus from Aug. 6 to 20, Interior Secretary Eduardo Ao said in the taped weekly briefing with President Rodrigo Duterte that aired late on Monday. "The campaign against illegal drugs will continue until they [drug dealers] are all gone, even if we are facing a pandemic at this time," Ao said in Filipino. The NCR Plus --- which is composed of Metro Manila, Bulacan, Rizal, Cavite, and Laguna --- will be placed under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) from Aug. 6 to 20 due to the rising cases of the more transmissible COVID-19 Delta variant....Keep on reading: Drug war to continue through NCR Plus lockdown period – Año
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Who ‘benefitted’ from drug war deaths? ‘Filipinos, not me,’ says Duterte
MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte says it was Filipinos --- and not him nor his family --- who "benefitted" from the deaths in his administration's drug war. Duterte insisted on this in his taped weekly briefing on Monday in an expletive-laden rant about human rights advocates' criticisms of the drug war. "Let's assume that what they say about human rights [violations] is true. [EXPLETIVE]. Who benefitted? Me? Was it me who benefitted?" Duterte said in Filipino. "My family? Did they benefit from those [EXPLETIVE] dead? Who benefitted? It's you, your children. It's our country that benefitted." "Who was put in danger? It's me, my family, their lives. They [rel...Keep on reading: Who ‘benefitted’ from drug war deaths? ‘Filipinos, not me,’ says Duterte
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Best tribute to PNoy: Stop being passive, speak up on issues – Robredo
MANILA, Philippines --- The best tribute that people can give to the late former President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III is to stop being passive observers and speak up on various issues, Vice President Leni Robredo said in a statement issued on Monday. It was the 40th day since the death of Aquino, and Masses were celebrated to commemorate the milestone. "This may be the most beautiful tribute that we can give PNoy: To look for the inner strength to stand up and forge the kind of Philippines that he had dreamed for us," Robredo said in Filipino. "We are the Boss. We have the power. We are not just passive observers in a democracy, but we have the responsibility to get involved."...Keep on reading: Best tribute to PNoy: Stop being passive, speak up on issues – Robredo
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