Palace renews call for Covid-19 vax equity

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque on Monday renewed his call for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccine equity, pointing out that vaccine donations under the COVAX facility were somehow meant to ease the “guilty conscience” of wealthy nations for monopolizing the supply.

This is the same call …

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E-CLIP aids 73 ex-NPA rebels in SoCot

A total of 73 former New People’s Army (NPA) rebels in South Cotabato have received various assistance from the government this year through the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP).

1st Lt. Krisjuper Andreo Punsalan, civil-military operations officer of the Army’s 5th Special Forces Battalion, …

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Imported vehicle sales up in September

Vehicle importers are becoming more optimistic towards the end of the year as sales of outsourced cars increased in September.

The Association of Vehicle Importers and Distributors (AVID) on Wednesday reported that sales last month grew 26 percent to 4,946 units from 3,919 units sold …

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Fair weather continues across PH Wednesday

Fair weather with isolated rains will continue to prevail across the country, the weather bureau said Wednesday.

Aldczar Aurelio of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Luzon will have fair weather but will likely experience rains for a short period.

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Duterte backs Ombudsman probe on Pharmally issue

President Rodrigo Duterte welcomed calls for the Ombudsman to conduct its own investigation into the controversial multibillion-peso deals between the government and Pharmally Pharmaceutical Corp.

This, after the Philippine College of Physicians (PCP) urged the Ombudsman to file the appropriate cases against all those responsible …

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E-Nutribun eyed in relief packs

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST)-Food, Nutrition and Research Institute (FNRI) enhanced nutribun (e-nutribun) that will soon be in food packs and relief items will not only address malnutrition but also help small bakers earn with government as a sure market.

“The DepEd-CAR (Department …

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Mempin assumes as new AFP CMO chief

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) announced that Brig. Gen. Nolasco A. Mempin formally assumed the post of deputy chief of staff for Civil-Military Operations or J-7 Wednesday.

He replaced Maj. Gen. Benedict Arevalo who was appointed as 3rd Infantry Division commander.

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DOH urges LGUs to raise vax coverage among seniors

Health authorities in Region 12 (Soccsksargen) urged local government units (LGUs) to further accelerate the vaccination against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) for their vulnerable elderly population.

Dr. Edvir Jane Montañer, Department of Health (DOH)-Region 12 immunization manager, said the region needs to increase the vaccination …

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