Accuhealth Revolutionizes Care Options With Launch of More Robust Remote Patient Monitoring Platform Evelyn 3.0 With Enhanced Artificial Intelligence Capabilities

Award-winning RPM Software Sets Accuhealth Apart From Competitors With Highest Reduction in Hospitalizations for Any RPM Company and Greatest Improvements in Patient Vitals MCALLEN, Texas, Dec. 09, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Accuhealth today announced the official launch of the third version of its remote patient monitoring (RPM) platform Evelyn 3.0, which enhances more robust artificial intelligence (AI) and […]

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GA-ASI Announces New Mojave UAS

Next Step in UAS Capability Evolution Includes STOL and Unmatched Payload Capacity Featured Image for General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. SAN DIEGO, Dec. 09, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) is unveiling a new Unmanned Aircraft System called Mojave, named for one of the harshest and most austere areas in the […]

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Alfredo Altavilla and Boris Collardi Invest in Roboze

The two international leaders join the advisory board of the Italian-American company leader in the 3D printing of super materials Alfredo Altavilla joins the advisory board of Roboze, the Italian-American company leader in the 3D printing of super materials HOUSTON, Dec. 09, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Roboze, provider of high-performance additive manufacturing (AM) solutions using […]

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Philips introduces fully integrated echocardiography experience, bringing together new transducer technology, AI-driven automated measurements and remote access at EuroEcho 2021

December 9, 2021 Philips’ next-generation nSIGHT Plus imaging architecture and new X5-1c Transthoracic Transducer drive breakthrough cardiac imaging performance Debut of AI-enhanced Auto Measure application helps reduce echo quantification time, improving patient and staff experience New remote access with diagnostic confidence on Collaboration Live solution extends the reach and efficiency of ultrasound teams Amsterdam, the […]

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Anaqua to Work with Lilium to Help Navigate Critical IP Management Processes

German aviation company to utilize Anaqua’s AQX platform to enhance innovation management, IP analytics, and stakeholder collaboration Anaqua CEO Bob Romeo and Lilium Head of Intellectual Property Wulf Höflich at Lilium Headquarters BOSTON, Dec. 09, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Anaqua, the leading provider of innovation and intellectual property management solutions, today announced that the Munich-based […]

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Hitachi Energy partners with National Grid on world’s first replacement of SF6 in existing high-voltage equipment

The innovation called EconiQ™ retrofill uses eco-efficient gas mixture to support National Grid in achieving their sustainability targets Zurich, Switzerland, Dec. 09, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Hitachi Energy and National Grid have successfully energized a pilot project replacing SF6 in installed high-voltage gas-insulated lines with an eco-efficient fluoronitrile based gas mixture. This retrofill solution, in […]

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Laboratorio de Blockchain Latinoamericano (“LABS”) Formed To Accelerate The Development of Blockchain Technologies in Latin America

SANTIAGO, Chile, Dec. 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — At a private event at The W Hotel in Santiago, Chile, the formation of the Laboratorio de Blockchain Latinoamericano (“LABS”) for the accelerated recruitment of blockchain technologists and development projects in Latin America was formally announced. The organization will consist of a consortium of Latin America government, […]

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Nikkiso Cryogenic Services ประกาศเปิดตัว Soletec Group (กาตาร์) ในฐานะตัวแทนที่ได้รับอนุญาตและพันธมิตรการบริการ

เทเมคูลา รัฐแคลิฟอร์เนีย วันที่, Dec. 09, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Clean Energy & Industrial Gases Group (“กลุ่มบริษัท”) แห่ง Nikkiso Cryogenic Industries และเป็นบริษัทในเครือของ Nikkiso Co., Ltd (ประเทศญี่ปุ่น) มีความภูมิใจที่จะประกาศว่า Soletec Group (Soletec) เป็นตัวแทนที่ได้รับอนุญาตและพันธมิตรการบริการของ Nikkiso Cryogenic Services (NCS) ในกาตาร์ เนื่องจากการเติบโตของตลาดในตะวันออกกลาง ความร่วมมือนี้จึงช่วยให้กลุ่มบริษัทสามารถขยายการดำเนินธุรกิจระดับภูมิภาคในด้านอุตสาหกรรมก๊าซสำหรับอุตสาหกรรม ก๊าซไฮโดรเจน การเดินเรือทะเล กระบวนการแยกก๊าซธรรมชาติ และอุตสาหกรรมปิโตรเคมีได้อย่างมีประสิทธิภาพ ตั้งแต่วันที่ 1 กรกฎาคม พ.ศ. 2021 เป็นต้นมา Soletec สามารถให้บริการหลังการขายและการบริการสนับสนุนแก่ลูกค้าในท้องถิ่นและอู่ต่อเรือ โดยให้บริการและการสนับสนุนด้านเครื่องสูบน้ำ เครื่องขยายเทอร์โบ และโรงงานแปรรูป ซึ่งรวมถึงบรรจุภัณฑ์ การซ่อมบำรุง อะไหล่ […]

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กลุ่มงานด้านพลังงานสะอาดและก๊าซเพื่องานอุตสาหกรรม Nikkiso แถลงข่าวเกี่ยวกับระบบจ่ายเชื้อเพลิงไฮโดรเจนเหลวแบบสมบูรณ์สำหรับ Unitrove

TEMECULA, Calif., Dec. 09, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — กลุ่มงานด้านพลังงานสะอาดและก๊าซเพื่องานอุตสาหกรรมของ Nikkiso Cryogenic Industries (จากนี้ไปจะเรียกว่ากลุ่มบริษัท) ซึ่งเป็นบริษัทในเครือของ Nikkiso Co., Ltd (ประเทศญี่ปุ่น) มีความภาคภูมิใจที่จะได้แถลงข่าวการมีส่วนร่วมของเราในการออกแบบระบบจ่ายเชื้อเพลิงไฮโดรเจนเหลว (LH2) แบบสมบูรณ์ตัวใหม่กับ Unitrove Nikkiso CE&IG และ Unitrove ทำงานร่วมกันเพื่อพัฒนาโซลูชันสำหรับอนาคต โดยเฉพาะอย่างยิ่งในประเด็นที่เกี่ยวข้องกับ LH2 สำหรับโครงการนี้ ทางกลุ่มบริษัทได้จัดเตรียมอุปกรณ์แบบสั่งทำเฉพาะจากฝ่ายงานสองฝ่าย ได้แก่: อ่างจากยูนิตแลกเปลี่ยนความร้อน (Cryoquip) และยูนิตปั๊มไครโอเจนิก (ACD) “เราตื่นเต้นและภูมิใจที่ได้มีส่วนร่วมกับหนึ่งในโครงการศูนย์จ่ายเชื้อเพลิงไฮโดรเจนเหลว (LH2) แห่งแรก ๆ ของโลก และช่วยขับเคลื่อนโซลูชันเพื่อการใช้พลังงานอย่างมีประสิทธิภาพยิ่งขึ้นสำหรับตลาดในวงการอุตสาหกรรมทางทะเล” กล่าวโดย Ole Jensen รองประธานบริษัทภูมิภาคยุโรปของกลุ่มงานด้านพลังงานสะอาดและก๊าซเพื่องานอุตสาหกรรม Nikkiso ระบบจ่ายเชื้อเพลิงนี้เปิดตัวในงานประชุมด้านสิ่งแวดล้อมของ COP26 ขององค์การสหประชาชาติที่กลาสโกว์ ซึ่งจัดขึ้นถึงวันที่ 12 พฤศจิกายน 2564 การติดตั้งอุปกรณ์คาดว่าจะแล้วเสร็จในปี […]

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Paradigm Sports Launches MintPS, a Revolutionary NFT Ecosystem for Athletes, Partners, and Global Communities

MintPS will leverage blockchain and NFT technology to bring athletes, entertainers, creators and their global communities closer than ever before. MintPS IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Paradigm Sports is making history as the first sports management agency to launch an NFT-based ecosystem for its athletes, partners, ventures, and global communities. MintPS is […]

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Phoenix rallies to beat Terrafirma

Phoenix banked on a huge fourth-quarter rally to walk away with a 103-100 win over Terrafirma in the PBA Governors’ Cup on Thursday at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig. Despite squandering a hot start, the Fuel Masters finished strong and stole the win from the Dyip, who thought a solid second quarter would be enough. Phoenix sizzled early on and scored 30 points in the first quarter, but Terrafirma went on a 27-12 second quarter to enter halftime up by 10, 52-42. The Dyip swelled their lead to as…

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BOC puts 5 luxury cars worth P30-M in public action

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) will be selling through a public auction five used luxury cars with a total floor price of some PHP30 million. In a Facebook post, the bureau said the vehicles that will be available for sale are Porsche Boxster 2001, three Mercedes Benz (SLK55 and SLK350 both 2001 model, and E220, 2011) and Ferrari Scuderia 430, 2008. The auction will be held at the 2nd Floor Auction Room, Bureau of Treasury (BTr), Ayuntamiento Building, Cabildo St., Cor. A. Soriano Avenue, Intramuros, Manila at 10 a.m. on…

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DTI-Zambales confers gold ‘Bagwis Awards’ to 5 retailers

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) office in Zambales-Olongapo City gave Bagwis awards to five product retailers that extended outstanding customer service for the year 2021. DTI officer-in-charge provincial director Enrique Tacbad said in a statement on Thursday that the DTI-Bagwis Program recognizes establishments that protect the rights of consumers while promoting quality customer relations through the Consumer Welfare Desks (CWDs). He said the recipients of the Gold Seal Award on Wednesday were Abenson and Ace Hardware, both in Waltermart, Subic, Zambales; Toyota Subic in Subic Bay Freeport; Ace…

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Broodstock, hatchery facilities to boost PH aquaculture industry

The new PHP23-million broodstock and hatchery facilities at the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center Aquaculture Department (SEAFDEC/AQD) in Tigbauan, Iloilo are expected to boost the supply of aquaculture in Western Visayas and the country as a whole. The facilities composed of a multi-species marine hatchery, multi-species freshwater hatchery and milkfish broodstock tanks were inaugurated by Agriculture Secretary William D. Dar on Thursday. In his message, SEAFDEC/AQD chief Dan D. Baliao said the structures would serve as model facilities for the multi-species hatcheries that will be built in the future under…

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PH poised to continue ease of doing business reforms

Despite the World Bank announcement on the discontinuation of its Doing Business Report, the Philippines will pursue reforms in ease of doing business. The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) said the country will now have a “localized version of the Doing Business Report” of the World Bank by launching the Philippine Ease of Doing Business (EODB) Reporting System. “We believe that what the World Bank has been doing is good for the country’s competitiveness ranking,” ARTA deputy director general Ernesto Perez said during the EODB Summit in Quezon City Thursday. Perez…

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Zambo City gov’t employees to get P25-K CNA incentive

Each of the 2,346 city government workers here will receive a bonus of PHP25,000 collective negotiation agreement (CNA) incentive on top of their 13th-month pay and Christmas bonus this month. Geraldine Dela Paz, city budget officer, said Thursday those entitled to receive the CNA incentive are the regular employees, department heads, city councilors, casuals, and contractual employees. On the other hand, the city government front-liners will also receive hazard pay. The front-liners include medical and health professionals as well as guards, traffic aides, garbage collectors, and drivers, among others. However,…

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Access road benefits farmers in ‘vegetable basket’ of Cebu

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Central Visayas on Thursday said the new PHP7.5-million farm-to-market road (FMR) in a mountain village in the southern town of Dalaguete is now benefiting more than a hundred farmers. DSWD-7 regional director Rebecca Geamala said in a statement the almost one-kilometer sectional concrete access road in Purok Talong and Purok Repolyo in the upland barangay of Caleriohan was funded through the agency’s special program targeting to benefit local residents. She said the Kapangyarihan at Kaunlaran sa Barangay (KKB) program under the…

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DOF to borrow less from BSP next year

The Department of Finance (DOF) on Wednesday said the national government (NG) will borrow lesser amount from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) in 2022. In a statement, DOF said the NG has informed the Monetary Board of a liquidity support request of PHP300 billion next year, which is lower than the current borrowing amounting to PHP540 billion. “(W)e are on track with the unwinding of liquidity support on firmer evidence of return to economic strength,” DOF Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said. He added that the PHP300-billion provisional advances will…

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BSP remains vigilant amid global supply chain challenges

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin Diokno said the central bank continues to be on the lookout for developments in the global supply chain as it may impact the county’s inflation. In his press conference Thursday, Diokno said current disruptions in the global supply chain are mainly driven by the weaker capacity of producers to meet demand because of labor shortages and limited mobility brought about by the pandemic. He added those businesses that heavily rely on global supply chains for production inputs are experiencing delays in delivery, diminishing…

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Investors’ optimism pushes shares, peso higher

Both the local stock market and Philippine peso ended Thursday’s trading higher as investors’ sentiment remains optimistic with better turnout of employment and inflation data despite the threats of Omicron variant. The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) finished 1.23 percent higher this day, up by 87.62 points to 7,234.92 points from Tuesday’s trading. Stock market was closed on Wednesday as the Feast of Immaculate Conception is a holiday in the country. All shares went up by 0.97 percent, or 37.04 points, to 3,842.55. “Philippine shares climbed higher on Thursday, coming…

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Shariff Kabunsuan Festival returns after 2-year hiatus

After two years of hiatus, the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), through its Ministry of Trade, Investment, and Tourism (MTIT), will once again mark the arrival of Islam in mainland Mindanao. In a statement Thursday, the MTIT said the activities for the annual Shariff Kabunsuan Festival will run from December 15 to December 20. It will be a series of events to be highlighted by the “Guinakit” fluvial parade or the reenactment of the arrival of the Missionary from Johore, Shariff Mohammad Kabunsuan, via the Rio Grande de…

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NegOcc advocates computer coding education

The Negros Occidental provincial government is advocating coding education in a bid to accommodate the growing need for information and communication technology (ICT) learning among the Negrenses. As part of the initiative, the Negros Occidental Language and Information Technology Center (NOLITC), in collaboration with the Coders Tribe, conducted the “Hour of Code” (HOC), a virtual coding education event, on Dec. 6 and 7 participated by some 1,464 students and teachers from across the province. NOLITC vocational school administrator Ma. Cristina Orbecido told the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Thursday the…

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New BARMM peacekeepers cap 30-day training, brace for deployment

A total of 142 graduates of the 4th Joint Peace and Security Team (JPST) training here are set for deployment Thursday across the region, officials said. This came about after the officials of the Bangsamoro Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) witnessed the closing ceremonies for the 4th batch of JPST trainees from the police, Army, and former combatants of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). “The combined 142 successful training participants are now confirmed as full-fledged members of the JPST,” said Brig. Gen. Eden…

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Dumaguete OKs P63.2-M school infra projects

Dumaguete Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo, through the city school board, has approved PHP63.2 million worth of infrastructure projects for public schools in this capital city in anticipation of the resumption of in-person classes. The construction and completion of the projects will be charged to the Special Education Fund for the eight public schools, the city public information office said Thursday in a social media post. The projects will include the construction of a three-story/six-classroom school building and the completion of the two-story/two-classroom school building for the Camanjac National High School;…

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886 PNP personnel promoted in Bicol

A total of 886 uniformed personnel of the Police Regional Office 5 (Bicol) have been promoted to the next higher rank. They received their new ranks during an oath-taking and pinning of rank ceremony on Thursday in front of the PRO-5 Grandstand at Camp Brig. Gen. Simeon A. Ola here. In his message during the ceremony, Brig. Gen. Jonnel Estomo, PRO-5 regional director, reminded his men to uphold their duties with utmost responsibility, dedication, and maturity. “Wag nating kalimutan na ang publiko ay laging nakamasid sa ating mga ginagawa. Isaisip…

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PNP forms special task group to probe slay of journalist

Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, Gen. Dionardo Carlos, has formed a special investigation task group to look into the slaying of journalist Jesus Malabanan in Calbayog City, Samar on Wednesday evening. Carlos said the police is “doing its best” to identify and arrest the perpetrator. “We understand the call of the family and different groups to expedite the investigation of the case. These requests will not fall on deaf ears. Establishing the motive of the case can help us in going to the bottom of this. We just need the…

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Over 400 more barangays cleared of illegal drugs: PDEA

The Duterte administration’s massive campaign against illegal drugs continues to gain success after more than 400 barangays have been cleared of illegal drugs in the last two months. Based on the latest Real Numbers data released by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) on Thursday, the number of barangays declared drug-free as of October 31 reached 23,270 or 412 higher compared to the 22,858 recorded as of August 31 this year. A total of 12,125 barangays have yet to be cleared of illegal drugs. PDEA spokesperson Derrick Carreon earlier said…

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70 admin cases filed, 5 dismissed in 2021 as PRO-13 cleans ranks

The Police Regional Office in Caraga (PRO-13) has reported a total of 70 administrative cases filed against police personnel involved in different offenses this year, as the command ramped up efforts in disciplining and cleaning its ranks. In a statement Thursday, PRO-13 Regional Director Brig. Gen. Romeo Caramat Jr. said the number is based on the records provided by the Discipline, Law, and Order Section (DLOS) of PRO-13. “Of the 70 cases filed, 58 are considered solved with 32 personnel penalized,” Caramat said. He said of the 32 police officers…

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Anti-terror law ‘constitutional’: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday said it upheld the validity of the Republic Act (RA) 11479 or the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2022 except for two provisions of the law. In a media advisory, the high court said aside from a portion of Section 4 and a portion of Section 25, all the other challenged provisions of RA 11479 are not unconstitutional. Section 4 deals with excluding mass actions and similar exercise of civil and political rights from the definition of terrorism while Section 25 is about requests by foreign…

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CDO monitoring traveler from S.Africa who recovered from Covid-19

The city government here on Thursday said it is in close coordination with national government authorities in monitoring a passenger who came to Manila from South Africa and arrived in the city early this month. Dr. Teodoro Yu Jr., city health officer, said Thursday during an online briefer the passenger was one of the eight travelers who came from South Africa where the Omicron variant of the coronavirus disease 2019 was first reported. He said the passenger arrived in Manila on November 20, and tested positive for Covid-19 the next…

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Most Covid-19 isolation centers in NegOcc now empty

Most coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) isolation centers in Negros Occidental are already empty as local cases continue to decrease in number. In the first few weeks of the pandemic last year, the province opened various quarantine and isolation facilities called healing centers in Mambukal Resort in Murcia town as well as in the “Yolanda” housing sites in E.B. Magalona town and cities of Silay and Cadiz. “We are happy with what the province has achieved,” Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz II told reporters on Thursday. He said there are no longer…

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Initial NBI probe shows Nuezca died of heart attack: DOJ

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said on Thursday initial inquiries by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) suggest that dismissed police officer Jonel Nuezca died of heart attack. “The preliminary report of the NBI indicates that Nuezca died of cardiac arrest,” Guevarra told reporters. He said laboratory and histopathological exam is underway to determine the specific cause of death of Nuezca. Nuezca who shot to death an unarmed mother and her son during a heated argument in Paniqui, Tarlac in December 2020, died inside the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) on November…

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902K Zambo City folk get Covid-19 vax

A total of 901,940 individuals here have received their coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines, the city health office (CHO) reported Thursday. Data released by the CHO on Wednesday night showed that 567,408 individuals or 81.67 percent of the target eligible population of 694,696 have received their first dose. The first dose vaccinees are as follows: workers in front-line health services (A1), 18,979; senior citizens (A2), 48,445; individuals with comorbidity (A3), 68,828; front-liners in the essential sector (A4), 154,867; indigents (A5), 108,688; rest of the population (ROP), 97,549; pediatrics with comorbidity,…

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House leader condemns killing of journalist Jesus Malabanan

ACT-CIS Party-list Rep. Rowena Niña Taduran condemned the killing of a Manila Standard journalist as she called on the authorities to immediately resolve this crime against another member of the Fourth Estate. The House Assistant Majority Leader said Jesus Malabanan’s death is totally unacceptable, especially at this time when the government has taken a proactive stance to prevent violence against journalists. “I am shocked at how journalists are being silenced by bullets. Their courage stems from their desire to tell the truth. We must not allow violence to kill that…

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Tacloban suspends work, classes due to heavy rains

The city government here has suspended classes and work in the government on Thursday due to heavy rains that dumped in the Eastern Visayas region. In an Executive Order issued early Thursday, Mayor Alfred Romualdez suspended the classes and work as “precautionary measures and in anticipation of any developments that may arise out of the weather disturbance.” Since Tuesday, the region has been experiencing cloudy skies with moderate to at times heavy rainfall, which may possibly result in landslides and flooding in low-lying areas, according to a forecast of the…

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New omicron variant detected in 57 countries: WHO

The new omicron variant of the coronavirus has been detected in 57 countries so far, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. “Even if the severity is equal or potentially even lower than for delta variant, it is expected that hospitalizations will increase if more people become infected and that there will be a time lag between an increase in the incidence of cases and an increase in the incidence of deaths,” the WHO said in its weekly epidemiological report. The report said more data is needed to assess…

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Newly shipped Pfizer doses to boost 2nd massive vax drive: NTF

The newly shipped 1,082,250 doses of Pfizer vaccine came just in time to boost the upcoming second leg of the national vaccination days from December 15 to 17. On Wednesday night, Dr. Maria Paz Corrales of the National Task Force Against Covid-19 (NTF) welcomed the government-procured jabs and urged the public to get their shot as soon as possible and take part in the three-day vaccination drive. “Sana po ay magpa-bakuna na po ang ating mga kababayan para po masaya ang ating nalalapit na holidays lalo na sa darating na…

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Nearly 40M Filipinos now fully vaxxed vs. Covid-19: Galvez

National Task Force (NTF) against Covid-19 chief implementer Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. is optimistic that the government will be able to hit its target to fully inoculate at least 54 million Filipinos by the end of this year to achieve population protection against the virus. Galvez, also the vaccine czar, made this remark during the “Bayanihan, Bakunahan” culmination event at a mall in Mandaluyong City on Thursday, noting that nearly 40 million Filipinos are now fully protected against the dreaded coronavirus infection. The latest data from the national Covid-19 vaccination…

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No Omicron variant detected in latest genome sequencing run

No case of the Omicron variant has been detected from the latest 48 samples sequenced on Dec. 8, the Department of Health reported Thursday. Of the samples sequenced, 38 or 79.17 percent were Delta variant cases while the rest had non-variant of concern lineages or had no lineages detected. The latest sequencing run was composed of 12 returning overseas Filipinos (ROFs) and 36 local cases from areas with high-risk average daily attack rates and case clusters. Of the additional 38 Delta variant cases, 31 were local cases and seven were…

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Stray bullet kills year-old baby in NegOcc

A man has turned himself to authorities confessing that he was the one who indiscriminately fired his caliber .38 revolver, killing a 1-year-old baby girl in Negros Occidental on December 5. Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, Gen. Dionardo B. Carlos, said Nomar Ayan Bero, 46, is now under police custodial investigation. “Bero will be charged accordingly, based on the appreciation of the prosecutor of the evidence presented by police investigators,” Carlos said in a statement on Thursday. He instructed Western Visayas PNP Regional Director, Brig. Gen. Flynn Dongbo, to “closely…

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PH pledges P10-M to UN emergency relief fund

The Philippine government will contribute USD200,000 or approximately PHP10 million to the Central Emergency Relief Fund (CERF), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Thursday. The CERF is a humanitarian fund administered by the United Nations for people in emergency situations and remains as one of the speediest and most flexible funding mechanisms within the international body. “[F]or the last 20 months, humanity has endured a crisis of a scale in pain, loss, and economic destruction never seen in our lifetime. COVID has taken more than five million lives and…

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‘Let’s work to reach every unvaccinated Filipino’: PRRD

President Rodrigo Duterte is hopeful that the second simultaneous vaccine drive against Covid-19 will finally persuade the unvaccinated to get their jabs. Duterte made this call in a speech during the launch of Phase 2 of the “Bayanihan, Bakunahan” vaccination days in SM Megamall on Thursday. “The highly successful first phase of Bayanihan, Bakunahan has not only brought us closer to our goal of population protection against Covid-19, it has also demonstrated what remarkable feats we can achieve if we are united, and working in solidarity,” Duterte said in a…

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Vaccination, people’s cooperation help drop Covid-19 cases

An official of the National Task Force (NTF) Against Covid-19 has attributed the decreasing Covid-19 infections in the country to the government’s vaccination efforts and cooperation of the public to combat the pandemic. “Because of our vaccination efforts, our observation of the minimum health standard, we’ve seen the results, the number of cases is now low. We can already see that we will have a Merry Christmas,” NTF head of strategic communications on current operations Assistant Secretary Wilben Mayor said as he welcomed the arrival of 255,200 doses of AstraZeneca…

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PTFoMS probes newsman’s killing in Samar

Malacañang has condemned in the strongest terms the killing of veteran reporter Jesus “Jess” Malabanan, a correspondent for the Manila Standard, who was shot at close range while tending to his store in Calbayog City Wednesday evening. “Jess is a personal friend of mine. This cowardly killing in the midst of a pandemic is truly unforgivable. We will get to the bottom of this and will stop at nothing in bringing to justice the perpetrators of this despicable crime,” Executive Director Undersecretary Joel Sy Egco of Presidential Task Force on…

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PH logs 882 new Covid-19 recoveries; active cases down to 12K

The country’s total number of recovered coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases has reached 2,773,891 after 882 new recoveries were reported on Thursday. In its latest case bulletin, the Department of Health (DOH) noted that recoveries account for 97.8 percent of the total case count of 2,835,996 since the start of the pandemic last year. Meanwhile, 562 new infections brought the total number of active cases nationwide to 12,169. Among active cases, 4,838 are mild, 851 are asymptomatic, 446 are critical, 2,177 are severe, and 3,857 are moderate. The death toll…

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Albay lifts border restrictions as Covid-19 cases drop

The provincial government of Albay has now lifted the checkpoints for strict border control regulations manned by the Philippine National Police (PNP). This was contained in Executive Order (EO) No. 35 issued by Albay Governor Al Francis Bichara on Thursday. “Reasonable restrictions may be imposed by the local government units (LGUs) of destinations, which should not be stricter as those prescribed under higher alert levels and subject to the oversight, monitoring, and evaluation of their respective Inter-Agency Task Force,” the EO stated. Albay is now under the lower Alert Level…

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Palace denounces ‘tragic’ murder of Pampanga journo

Malacañang has denounced the killing of a Pampanga-based journalist who was repeatedly shot in Calbayog City in Samar on Wednesday. “We condemn in the strongest possible terms the tragic murder of Jesus ‘Jess’ Malabanan in Calbayog City,” Acting Presidential Spokesperson, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said in a press statement on Thursday. Nograles said the Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) is now looking into the incident and exploring all angles, including the possibility that the killing was related to his work as a journalist. He said the task force…

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