Philippines

‘No appearance’ voter registration eyed for passport holders

‘No appearance’ voter registration eyed for passport holders By Ferdinand Patinio  Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon MANILA – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is eyeing at adopting a “no personal appearance” for voter registrants with passports. According to Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon, they are planning to let Filipinos abroad and in the country to register online, in … Continue reading

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1.5K Pinoys in UAE join Sinopharm’s vaccine clinical trials

1.5K Pinoys in UAE join Sinopharm’s vaccine clinical trials By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Some 1,500 Filipinos in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) participated in Sinopharm’s clinical trial for its candidate vaccine against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), the Chinese Embassy in Manila confirmed Wednesday. In a statement quoting Ambassador Huang Xilian, … Continue reading

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27.1% of Filipinos with Covid-19 abroad recovered: DFA

MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – At least a quarter, or 27.1 percent, of the 634 coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases among overseas Filipinos have recovered, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported on Friday. “To date, the DFA reports a total of 634 confirmed Covid-19 cases among our nationals across the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, … Continue reading