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Mayor Sara tells parents to have kids immunized vs. diseases

Mayor Sara tells parents to have kids immunized vs. diseases By Lilian Mellejor  DAVAO CITY (Philippines News Agency) – Mayor Sara Duterte has called on all parents here to have their kids vaccinated not only against measles but also against other diseases for their protection. “It’s safe to have your children vaccinated,” Mayor Sara said in … Continue reading

President Duterte orders ‘vigorous’ immunization drive amid measles outbreak
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President Duterte orders ‘vigorous’ immunization drive amid measles outbreak

PRRD orders ‘vigorous’ immunization drive amid measles outbreak By Azer Parrocha MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — After an outbreak of measles was declared in five regions, President Rodrigo R. Duterte ordered the health department to spearhead a “vigorous” campaign to promote immunization in the country, Malacañang said on Thursday. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said this … Continue reading

President Duterte to Chinese-Filipinos: Usher greater peace, understanding
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President Duterte to Chinese-Filipinos: Usher greater peace, understanding

PRRD to Chinese-Filipinos: Usher greater peace, understanding By Azer Parrocha MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — President Rodrigo R. Duterte called on the Chinese Filipinos and the entire nation to hold on to values that usher peace and understanding, as the country is set to celebrate the Chinese New Year on Tuesday, February 5. “Together, let … Continue reading

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Manila Bay’s initial cleanup inspires more volunteers

Manila Bay’s initial cleanup inspires more volunteers By Christine Cudis MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Last January 27, thousands of volunteers trooped to Manila Bay to help clear out the trash that for years sullied its natural beauty. Days after the initial cleanup, however, who gets to keep its tidiness, knowing that most Filipinos are riddled with the ningas kugon attitude? … Continue reading

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Russia reaffirms commitment to help PH combat terrorism

Russia reaffirms commitment to help PH combat terrorism By Azer Parrocha   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The Russian government has reaffirmed its commitment to help the Philippines combat terrorism, Malacañang said Thursday. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo made this remark after Russian Ambassador Igor Khovaev met with President Rodrigo R. Duterte during a courtesy call on Thursday … Continue reading

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PCSO to give P8-B to PhilHealth for Universal Healthcare Program implementation

PCSO to give P8-B to PhilHealth for UHC implementation By Christopher Lloyd Caliwan MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) will give PHP8 billion to the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) in compliance with President Rodrigo Duterte’s Universal Healthcare (UHC) Program. “The agency will give 40 percent from the 30 percent … Continue reading