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JICA releases 1st tranche of ¥50-B post-disaster loan to PH

JICA releases 1st tranche of ¥50-B post-disaster loan to PH By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora   MANILA – The Japanese embassy in Manila on Wednesday announced the disbursement of 10 billion yen or about PHP4.63 billion of Japan’s total 50 billion yen post-disaster loan to the Philippines. “JICA disbursed ¥10 billion out of the ¥50-B Post-Disaster Standby … Continue reading

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WHO Solidarity Trial in PH set in December: DOH

WHO Solidarity Trial in PH set in December: DOH By Ma. Teresa Montemayor   MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– The third phase of the World Health Organization (WHO) Solidarity Trial on possible coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines in the Philippines will start in December, a health official said Monday. “The WHO has given a commitment that the announcement … Continue reading

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Gov’t assures aid for ‘Quinta’ victims

Gov’t assures aid for ‘Quinta’ victims By Azer Parrocha   TYPHOON AFTERMATH. Photo shows the aftermath of Typhoon Quinta in Sitio Ologon, Barangay San Isidro in Libon, Albay on Monday (Oct. 26, 2020). Malacañang assured that the national government is ready to assist the affected families. (Photo courtesy of Albay 3rd District Rep. Fernando Cabredo) MANILA (Philippines News … Continue reading

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Rains over most of PH as ‘Quinta’ to emerge over WPS Monday

Rains over most of PH as ‘Quinta’ to emerge over WPS Monday By Ma. Cristina Arayata   (Image grabbed from PAGASA’s Facebook page) MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– Typhoon ‘Quinta’ (Molave) is now in the vicinity of Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro, and is forecast to emerge over the West Philippine Sea within the next hour, the weather bureau said … Continue reading

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Gov’t takes steps to prevent price spikes as holiday season nears

Gov’t takes steps to prevent price spikes as holiday season nears By Azer Parrocha   File photo MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The national government is undertaking measures to ensure that prices of basic commodities, particularly food items, will not spike as the holiday inches closer amid the prevailing coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, Cabinet Secretary Karlo … Continue reading

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Ilonggos rejoice over Mateo’s Miss Universe PH victory

Ilonggos rejoice over Mateo’s Miss Universe PH victory By Perla Lena   Rabiya Mateo (Photo from Miss Universe Philippines FB) ILOILO CITY (Philippines News Agency)– The llonggo community is one in rejoicing with Rabiya Mateo after she won the Miss Universe Philippines (MUP) 2020 crown Sunday morning. “The Ilonggo community is truly proud of her achievement. She is an … Continue reading

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El Nido expands travel bubble starting Oct. 30: DOT

El Nido expands travel bubble starting Oct. 30: DOT By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – El Nido is easing its travel restrictions to welcome more tourists starting October 30, the Department of Tourism (DOT) announced Saturday. Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said the provincial government of Palawan agreed to move on to the “second … Continue reading

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Phoenix pulls off Q4 comeback to edge Magnolia

Phoenix pulls off Q4 comeback to edge Magnolia By Ivan Stewart Saldajeno   MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– Phoenix showed resilience down the stretch on Friday night, downing Magnolia, 91-84, through a fourth-quarter run in their Philippine Basketball Association game at the Angeles University Foundation Sports and Cultural Center. The Fuel Masters, down by as much as 17 … Continue reading

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PH earmarks P4.85-M aid for Rohingya refugees: Locsin

PH earmarks P4.85-M aid for Rohingya refugees: Locsin By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora   (Anadolu photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The Philippine government has pledged USD100,000 or around PHP4.85 million to assist, through the United Nations, the Rohingya refugee crisis that has affected over a million people in Myanmar’s Rakhine State since 2017. “The Philippines is … Continue reading