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Int’l travelers told to follow strict testing, quarantine rules

By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos   (File photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– To prevent the entry of new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) variants, the government is requiring international travelers in all Philippine ports of entry to observe strict testing and quarantine protocols, Malacañang said on Friday. “All incoming international travelers in all ports of entry must strictly comply … Continue reading

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First shipment of Moderna vaccine arrives in Manila

By Christopher Lloyd Caliwan MODERNA IN PH. National Task Force Against Covid-19 chief implementer Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. (2nd from right), Economic Counselor for US Embassy-Manila David Gamble Jr. (left) and International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) Executive Vice President Christian Razon Gonzalez (2nd from left) flash the Resbakuna sign during the arrival of Moderna vaccine … Continue reading

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‘NCR +’ under ECQ March 29 to April 4

By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – President Rodrigo Duterte ordered another week of enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), the strictest quarantine status, in Metro Manila and its nearby provinces from March 29 to April 4, Malacañang announced on Saturday. Duterte made the decision following the recommendation of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management … Continue reading

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Covid-19 admissions in Metro Manila hospitals rise

By Raymond Carl Dela Cruz   MORE PATIENTS. A hospital hallway leading to rooms of Covid-19 patients. In the past weeks, more beds are occupied by patients infected with the disease in some cities in Metro Manila. (Screengrab) MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– An official of the Department of Health (DOH) on Friday said more beds are occupied by patients … Continue reading

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2,747 new infections, active cases now 63K: DOH

2,747 new infections, active cases now 63K: DOH By Marita Moaje   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The Department of Health (DOH) on Saturday reported 2,747 new coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases, bringing the total tally of active cases in the country to 63,066. Of the newly reported cases, the National Capital Region (NCR) recorded the most number … Continue reading

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Metro Manila Subway to push thru despite delays due to Covid-19

Metro Manila Subway to push thru despite delays due to Covid-19 By Raymond Carl Dela Cruz   TUNNEL BORING MACHINE. A tunnel boring machine manufactured in Japan by the joint venture of Shimizue-Fujita-Takenaka-EEI, in collaboration with JIM Technology Corporation, during an unveiling ceremony on Friday (Sept. 4, 2020). The Department of Transportation (DOTr) said despite delays cause … Continue reading

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Ex-Manila mayor Alfredo Lim dies of Covid-19

Ex-Manila mayor Alfredo Lim dies of Covid-19 By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos   Former Manila mayor Alfredo Lim  MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– Former Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim has succumbed to coronavirus disease (Covid-19), his grandson announced on Saturday.  The death of Lim, 90, was confirmed by his grandson, Paul dela Cruz, in a Facebook post. Dela Cruz bade … Continue reading

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4 elderly patients recover from Covid-19: DOH

4 elderly patients recover from Covid-19: DOHBy Joyce Ann L. Rocamora MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Four of the five patients who recently recovered from coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) were senior citizens, the Department of Health (DOH) reported on Saturday. “Today, DOH announces five new recoveries (four elderly, one of which is a severe case). … Continue reading

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PRRD to businessmen: Be assertive vs. corrupt officials

PRRD to businessmen: Be assertive vs. corrupt officials By Azer Parrocha   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday urged Chinese Filipino businessmen to be assertive when they encounter corrupt government officials. “All that I ask of you is be assertive and do not surrender to the threats and the intimidations that you … Continue reading