C. Luzon logs 210 new Covid-19 recoveries

The number of recoveries from the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in Central Luzon has reached 125,879 after 210 were recorded as of Friday night.

In its latest case bulletin, the Department of Health-Central Luzon Center for Health Development (DOH-CLCHD) said this is equivalent to a …

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1.5M Sinovac doses boost PH vax drive

The road toward population protection just got wider with the arrival of 1.5 million doses of government-procured Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine on Saturday.

Department of Health’s Dr. Ariel Valencia, the Director for Supply Chain Management Service, said the new supply will be distributed nationwide for second-dose …

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Go emphasizes need to fast-track vax rollout

Echoing the sentiments of President Rodrigo Duterte, Senator Christopher “Bong” Go remains firm on his stand that face-to-face classes in schools must be put on hold first until more Filipinos are vaccinated to reach population protection and eventually herd immunity amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Ang …

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PH exec to Tokyo Olympics contracts Covid-19

The Philippine delegation to the Tokyo Olympics suffered a minor setback after Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) president Bambol Tolentino revealed on Saturday that an official who is supposed to join the national team contracted the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).

“He will not be able to …

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CBCP urges parishes to pray for Myanmar

The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) encouraged bishops and diocesan administrators to join Myanmar in commemorating their “Martyr Day” on July 19.

In a circular released on Saturday, Fr. Carlo Del Rosario, CBCP assistant secretary general, urged the clergy to join the celebration …

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PDP-Laban KOs Pacman, installs Cusi

The Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) elected Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi as party president during its national assembly in Clark, Pampanga on Saturday, replacing Senator Manny Pacquiao.

Pacquiao is currently in Los Angeles, California where he is training for his August 22 (August 21, …

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PH’s peace, order situation improved under PRRD: PNP

Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar attributed the country’s vastly improved peace and order situation to the intensified police anti-criminality efforts and the relentless anti-drug campaign under President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s administration.

While there are other factors that contributed to the significant decrease …

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PhilSys Step 2 signup goes full gear in Zambo City

The Philippine Statistics Authority-9 (PSA-9) has begun the Step 2 registration for the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) here.

Condrad Sontillano, PSA-9 chief statistical specialist, said Saturday they will prioritize for the biometrics process those who registered during the house-to-house Step 1 registration from January 18 …

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BFAR-7 seizes P7.26-M live corals in Cebu town

The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in Central Visayas (BFAR-7) on Saturday said it intercepted illegally shipped live corals worth PHP7.26 million at the Hagnaya Port in San Remegio town, northern Cebu.

BFAR-7’s Fisheries Resource Protection Group (FRPG)–Fisheries Management, Regulatory and Enforcement Division counted …

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DSWD-9 educates 4P families on vaccination benefits

The Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4P) beneficiaries here are advised to submit themselves to the government’s vaccination program once the rollout in the Zamboanga Peninsula begins.

Fung Kai Choi, DSWD-9 information officer for 4Ps, said Saturday they continuously advise their beneficiaries to protect themselves and …

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Diarrhea outbreak hits DavNor village

Sto. Tomas, Davao del Norte Mayor Ernesto Evangelista declared a diarrhea outbreak in Barangay Tulalian on Friday.

In a statement on Saturday, the Municipal Information Office (MIO) said the declaration was due to the death of a resident while 47 others were confined in various …

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