Japan still off-limits to Pinoys

The entry of Filipinos to Japan remains prohibited by the Japanese government, the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Tokyo said on Friday.

Labor Attache Marie Rose Escalada said travel restrictions are still in effect against over 150 nations, which include the Philippines.

“For inbound …

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8 NPA rebels fall in Caraga police ops

Some eight of the more than 300 suspects arrested in Friday’s simultaneous police operations by the Police Regional Office in Caraga (PRO-13) were New People’s Army (NPA) rebels.

“In our ongoing drive to end local communist armed conflict, PRO-13 also captured eight NPA rebels while …

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‘Habagat’ to bring some rains Saturday

The “habagat” or the southwest monsoon is set to affect the country’s weather on Saturday.

In its 4 a.m. daily weather bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said there will be occasional rains over the Ilocos region, Abra, Benguet, Batanes, Babuyan …

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Go earns highest Senate trust rating: poll

Senator Christopher “Bong” Go registered the highest overall trust rating among incumbent senators, according to the latest survey of a political consultancy firm.

In its July 13 to19 poll released Saturday, PUBLiCUS Asia Inc. said Go earned the trust of 35.67 percent of 1,500 Filipinos …

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No public Masses in NCR July 31 to Aug. 20

Masses in Catholic churches in the National Capital Region (NCR) will be held virtually in response to the government’s decision to put the region under strict enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) starting next week.

In separate advisories released on Friday, the dioceses of Pasig, Cubao, Novaliches, …

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Cebu churches back to 10% seating capacity

Churches will observe a 10-percent seating capacity for churchgoers as Cebu reverts to the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ).

In a statement Friday, Monsignor Renato Beltran Jr., Archdiocese of Cebu chancellor, said the new policy takes effect on Sunday.

Malacañang announced Friday that this capital …

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More vax assured for NCR during 2-week ECQ

The national government will deliver 6.5 million doses of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) jabs to local government units in the National Capital Region (NCR) Plus to intensify mass vaccination.

National Task Force (NTF) Against Covid-19 deputy chief Secretary Vince Dizon said NCR mayors asked for …

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DOH endorses house-to-house Covid-19 vaccination

The Department of Health (DOH) said house-to-house coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccination is a “good strategy” to inoculate more people and to lessen the crowd in vaccination centers.

In a Laging Handa briefing, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said local government units (LGUs) may proceed …

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Free Covid-19 tests for QC-based workers

Free routine testing is available for agencies, offices, and businesses located in Quezon City as part of efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in workplaces.

The offer, however, is not entirely new as the QC Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (CESU) …

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Delta variant patient in Bulacan recovers

One of two confirmed Covid-19 cases with the Delta variant in Bulacan has already recovered, the provincial government confirmed.

The asymptomatic Delta variant patient in San Ildefonso town has hurdled the disease while the other one in Santa Maria is in quarantine.

Governor Daniel Fernando …

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Junshi Biosciences Announces Acceptance by NMPA of Supplemental New Drug Application for Toripalimab Plus Chemotherapy as First-Line Treatment for Advanced or Metastatic Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma

SHANGHAI, China, July 30, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Junshi Biosciences (HKEX: 1877; SSE: 688180), a leading innovation-driven biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery, development and commercialization of novel therapies, announced today that the National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) of China has accepted its supplemental New

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