DOH denies purchase of near-expiry medicines

The Department of Health (DOH) on Monday denied Senator Manny Pacquiao’s allegations that it has been purchasing nearly expired medicine.

In a media briefing, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said there are existing protocols and laws that would prohibit the DOH from purchasing medicines that …

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PH Covid-19 total recoveries reach 1,364,960

An additional 6,477 patients have beaten the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), bringing the country’s overall recovery count to 1,364,960 on Monday.

In its latest Covid-19 bulletin, the Department of Health (DOH) said recoveries account for 94.7 percent of a total of 1,441,746 infections since the …

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’NPA rebel’ killed in NegOr clash

A man wanted for murder and believed to be a Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) rebel was killed over the weekend in an encounter with the 62nd Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army in Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental.

The fatality was identified …

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Siargao towns get P200-K convergence program aid

More programs from national government agencies under the Aid and Humanitarian Operations Nationwide (AHON) convergence program have been allocated for the towns of Burgos and San Benito in Surigao del Norte.

In a meeting here on Sunday, Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar …

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Creation of BARMM media security body urged

The Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) called for the creation of a regional counterpart in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) to ensure the safety of media workers and prevent another Maguindanao massacre from happening again.

“I urge the Bangsamoro Region …

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P6.8-M released to ‘TUPAD’ workers in Cebu

The Department of Labor and Employment in Central Visayas (DOLE-7) has released PHP6.8 million to more than a thousand beneficiaries in Cebu, who worked under the agency’s Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Displaced/Disadvantaged Workers (TUPAD) program.

In Cebu City, 1,221 TUPAD workers were provided with their …

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Gov’t efforts to boost e-commerce in PH cited

An executive of a logistics integrator has recognized the government’s efforts to boost digitalization of processes that spur businesses’ capacities and increase opportunities amidst the pandemic.

Constantin Robertz, Locad chief executive officer (CEO) and co-founder, said recognition by both the government and the private sector …

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DOST sends livelihood aid for Taal evacuees

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in Calabarzon recently turned over livelihood assistance for Taal Volcano evacuees, an executive said.

The local government unit (LGU) of Laurel, Batangas, received a plastic densifier to help establish a plastic blocks production enterprise. Talisay LGU, on the …

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Pacquiao’s corruption allegations ‘trivial’: Palace

Malacañang on Monday dismissed as “trivial” Senator Manny Pacquiao’s claim that there are at least four government agencies—namely the departments of Social Welfare, Health, Energy, and Environment— involved in corrupt practices.

In a Palace press briefing, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque compared Pacquiao’s allegations to a …

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