NetSfere และ HP ร่วมเป็นพันธมิตรกันเพื่อให้บริการการส่งข้อความนิรภัยและบริการความร่วมมือสำหรับผู้ให้บริการด้านการแพทย์

HP และ NetSfere ทำงานร่วมกันเพื่อเพิ่มประสิทธิภาพแห่งดิจิตอลให้แก่การสื่อสารด้านการแพทย์ การสื่อสารอย่างมีประสิทธิภาพของเจ้าหน้าที่ และหยุดการใช้แอปการส่งข้อความระดับผู้บริโภคที่มีความเสี่ยง ชิคาโก้, Feb. 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NetSfereผู้ให้บริการด้านความปลอดภัยสำหรับยุคต่อไปและการส่งข้อความที่มีการควบคุมกฎและโซลูชันระบบเคลื่อนที่รายดังกล่าวได้รับการแต่งตั้งให้เป็นพันธมิตรผู้ให้บริการซอฟต์แวร์อิสระ (Independent Software Vendor หรือ ISV) ของ HP เพื่อเพิ่มประสิทธิภาพทางดิจิตอลของการสื่อสารทางการแพทย์ การดูแลผู้ป่วยและกระบวนการงานที่มีประสิทธิภาพ และลดการใช้แอปการส่งข้อความระดับผู้บริโภคซึ่งมีความเสี่ยง “วงการแพทย์มีความต้องการอย่างมากมายต่อการสื่อสารที่มีประสิทธิภาพและปลอดภัย โดยเฉพาะอย่างยิ่งในช่วงที่โรคระบาดได้สร้างปัญหาให้แก่ทรัพยากรและเวลาของบุคลากรทางการแพทย์และโรงพยาบาล” Harsh Mamgain รองประธานด้านผลิตภัณฑ์ของ NetSfere กล่าว “งานของบุคลากรทางการแพทย์ที่มีความสำคัญต่อชีวิตนั้นต้องใช้ทางเลือกในการส่งข้อความที่ความปลอดภัย มีการควบคุมตามกฎระเบียบ และมีความยืดหยุ่นเพื่อลดความจำเป็นในการใช้งานแอประดับผู้บริโภคที่มีความเสี่ยง ด้วยการร่วมมือกับ HP ในปัจจุบัน NetSfere จะสามารถให้บริการระบบการทำงานร่วมกันที่มีการควบคุมตามกฎระเบียบและการรักษาความปลอดภัยในระดับที่สามารถตอบสนองความต้องการของอุตสาหกรรมได้ให้แก่ลูกค้าในวงการแพทย์ของ HP ได้โดยการเพิ่มประสิทธิภาพทางดิจิตอลให้แก่การสื่อสารที่มีประสิทธิภาพและให้การบริการช่วยชีวิตผู้ป่วยได้อย่างต่อเนื่อง โรคระบาดได้เพิ่มความต้องการด้านเครื่องมือการสื่อสารที่รวดเร็วและใช้งานง่ายเพื่อสร้างความราบรื่นในการปฏิบัติงานด้านคลินิค เพิ่มประสิทธิภาพการสื่อสารของเจ้าหน้าที่ ทำให้ข้อมูลที่สำคัญต่อชีวิตพร้อมให้เจ้าหน้าที่จากทั่วทั้งวงการแพทย์ที่ได้รับอนุญาตสามารถเข้าถึงได้ ในการแทนที่แอประดับผู้บริโภคที่มีความเสี่ยงด้านความเป็นส่วนตัวและความเสี่ยงด้านกฎระเบียบและมีการจำกัดข้อมูลองค์กร NetSfere เสนอแพลตฟอร์มข้อความที่มีการควบคุมตามกฎระเบียบ HIPAA ที่ช่วยให้เจ้าหน้าที่สามารถสื่อสารกันได้ตามเวลาจริงด้วยอินเทอร์เฟซเว็บที่ใช้งานได้ง่ายหรือแอปส่งข้อความในอุปกรณ์เคลื่อนที่ แพลตฟอร์มการส่งข้อความที่มีการรักษาความปลอดภัยชั้นนำของวงการจาก NetSfere ให้บริการด้านการสื่อสารในทุก ๆ รูปแบบ ทั้งข้อความตัวอักษร วิดีโอ และเสียง […]

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NetSfere and HP Partner to Enable Secure Messaging and Collaboration Services for Healthcare Service Providers

HP and NetSfere work together to further the digitization of healthcare communication, streamline staff communications and stop the use of risky consumer-grade messaging apps CHICAGO, Feb. 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NetSfere, a global provider of next-generation secure and compliant messaging and mobility solutions, has been named an authorized HP Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Program Partner […]

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Schneider Electric joins World Woman Hour to inspire future generations of women to work in energy

Rueil-Malmaison (France), February 28, 2022 – Schneider Electric, the global leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, today announced its work with the World Woman Foundation to promote the role of women in the energy sector. To mark International Women’s Day on March 8, women leaders from the world of energy will share their stories to […]

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The Metals Company Welcomes Growing Recognition from Political and Military Leaders of Deep-Sea Nodules’ Potential to Strengthen National Security and Reshore Supply Chains for the Clean Energy Transition

In a letter last week to the U.S. Department of Defense, seventeen retired generals, admirals and officers across four U.S. military branches warned that decades of failure to address domestic critical mineral reserves and processing capacity leave the U.S. extremely vulnerable to supply chain shocks, and called upon the DoD to consider the responsible development […]

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Petróleos Internacionales del Caribe and SeaOne Holdings Announce Signing of CGL Technology Licensing MOU

HOUSTON, Feb. 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Petróleos Internacionales del Caribe (“PIC”) and its operating division in Mexico, Petróleos Internacionales del Caribe Inc., Sucursal México (“PICMEX”) and SeaOne Holdings, LLC (“SeaOne”™) jointly announced today the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) for an exclusive license agreement for PIC to commercialize SeaOne’s patented Compressed Gas […]

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Ferrer Announces Distribution Agreement With United Therapeutics for Treprostinil Inhalation Solution for Pulmonary Hypertension Associated With Interstitial Lung Disease

PH-ILD is a rare, serious, and progressive illness without an approved treatment in Europe and many other parts of the world Ferrer BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — In the run up to Rare Disease Day, which is held on 28 February, International pharmaceutical company Ferrer has strengthened its focus on pulmonary vascular and interstitial lung […]

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Samsung Bioepis Celebrates 10 Years of Realizing Passion for Health, Innovating Patients Access Worldwide

Samsung Bioepis 10 Years Anniversary Milestones Holds a virtual ceremonial event for the first time to mark the anniversary with its global employees Pledges to keep innovating access to biologic medicines worldwide INCHEON, Korea, Feb. 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —  Samsung Bioepis Co. Ltd. today celebrated its 10th anniversary of its establishment by reflecting the past, present […]

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BOI, Elon Musk’s SpaceX in talks over investment plan in PH

The Board of Investments (BOI) on Monday said it continues to engage with Elon Musk’s SpaceX Exploration Technologies Corp. on the latter’s plan to set up its satellite internet services in the country. “(Trade) Undersecretary (Ceferino) Rodolfo had a series of follow-up online meetings with the company, immediately following Senate ratification in December last year and an update session on February 2, 2022, upon the ratification of the proposed amendments to the Public Service Act (PSA),” BOI said in a statement. Last November 16, Rodolfo had a meeting with SpaceX…

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Palace sees P9.4-B weekly economic activity with shift to Level 1

Malacañang is expecting an additional PHP9.4 billion worth of economic activity following the de-escalation of the National Capital Region (NCR) and 38 other areas to lowest Covid-19 Alert Level 1 and some areas to less restrictive Alert Level 2 from Level 3. “Ang expectations po natin na additional is (our expectations is additional) PHP9.4 billion worth in economic activity per week and 170,000 less unemployed individuals in the next three months kung tuluy-tuloy pa po itong pag-aalert level 1 natin (If Alert Level 1 continues),” Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles, acting…

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Post Office stamps ‘immortalize’ 10 outstanding Filipinos

The Philippine Post Office launched the Ten (10) Outstanding Filipinos Commemorative Stamps that recognized the true and most important wealth of the country — the Filipino people, in a ceremony held at the historic Manila Central Post Office in Liwasang Bonifacio last February 26. The Post Office paid tribute to five Philippine cinema queens, two legendary athletes, two internationally-recognized scientists and one critically acclaimed painter who have uplifted the nation with their excellence. “The Ten (10) Outstanding Filipinos honored by the Post Office have dedicated their lives and talents to…

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G7 to take further steps if Russia does not stop its ‘aggression’

The leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) industrialized nations said Sunday they will continue to take steps if Russia does not stop its “war of aggression” against Ukraine. The leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK, and the US held a video conference chaired by German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock and also attended by Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba. According to a statement after the meeting, they condemned “Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine, enabled by Belarus.” “The G7 have brought forward massive and coordinated sanctions, including…

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Koronadal gets P4-M worth of recycling facilities

The city government here is now gearing for the operation of the recycling facilities that were donated by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), a local official said Monday. In a statement, Mayor Eliordo Ogena said the recycling facilities comprising a conveyor system, two plastic bottle crushers, a generator set, and plastic chair molders were installed at the city’s sanitary landfill in Barangay Paraiso. Dr. Carmela Centeno, UNIDO industrial development officer, who flew from Austria where they are based, led the turnover of the recycling facilities to the city…

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SEC grants crowdfunding licenses of 2 firms

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has allowed SeedIn Technology, Inc. and Eastern Securities Development Corporation to act as crowdfunding intermediaries and operate crowdfunding portals, providing the country’s small, medium and emerging enterprises (SME) with more funding options. In its meeting on February 23, the commission en banc approved the respective applications of SeedIn Technology and Eastern Securities for registration as crowdfunding intermediaries, subject to the companies’ compliance with certain remaining requirements. SeedIn Technology The commission granted SeedIn Technology a permanent license in lieu of a one-year provisional license. The…

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Fuel tax suspension pushed due to Russia-Ukraine crisis

Deputy Speaker Rufus Rodriguez on Monday said there is more compelling reason to suspend the excise taxes on oil products due to the worsening Russia-Ukraine crisis, as he echoed his fellow lawmakers’ appeal for leaders of Congress to recommend to President Rodrigo Duterte the holding of a special session. “I support the proposal of my colleagues for a special session. We have to act now before the cost of crude and domestic fuel prices rise further,” Rodriguez said. Rodriguez also appealed to Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez, who is opposing the…

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Pump prices continue to rise with no end in sight

Oil companies will increase pump prices for the ninth straight week on Tuesday morning. In separate advisories, Caltex, Cleanfuel, Jetti, Petro Gazz, Seaoil, and Shell said they will raise diesel prices by PHP0.80 per liter and gasoline by PHP0.90 per liter. Caltex, Seaoil, and Shell will also hike kerosene prices by PHP0.75 per liter. With the non-stop price increase on petroleum products, year-to-date increments for gasoline stood at PHP8.75 per liter, PHP10.85 per liter for diesel, and PHP9.55 per liter for kerosene. Tensions between Russia and Ukraine further escalated late…

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DSWD-12 extends P300-K livelihood package for S. Kudarat IPs

An indigenous peoples (IPs) group in Sultan Kudarat province has become a recipient Monday of a livelihood package worth PHP300,000 from the Department of Social Welfare and Development – Soccsksargen (DSWD-12). Edgar Guerra, the DSWD-12 program coordinator, identified the recipient of the support package as the Panamin IP Bagumbayan Sultan Kudarat Sustainable Livelihood Program Association (BSK-SPLA) The check for the IP association livelihood package was released during ceremonies held at the municipal gymnasium of Bagumbayan. The “Panamin IP BSK SLPA” is composed of 30 IP farmers in Barangay Sumalil. “They…

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Germany assesses potential of hydrogen as PH energy source

The German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GPCCI) said it is exploring the potential of the Philippine market for green hydrogen as a future source of energy. “The German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV), is currently assessing the market potential of green hydrogen and fuel cell applications in urban and remote areas in the Philippines,” GPCCI said in a statement Monday. GPCCI executive director Christopher Zimmer said the technology know-how of Germany on…

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Livelihood, job creation priorities in first 2 years: Isko Moreno

Aksyon Demokratiko standard-bearer Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso will prioritize the “life and livelihood” agenda for the first two years if he is elected in May. With the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) still a pandemic for nearly two years now, Domagoso said during the CNN Philippines-sponsored “Presidential Debates: The Filipino Votes” held at the University of Santo Tomas Quadricentennial Pavilion on Sunday that he will restore jobs and help businesses recover. “Well, I get things done. I don’t have to give a time frame. Since time immemorial, ‘pag ako po’y pumapasok…

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Over 13K waterbirds seen at Asian avian census in Bicol

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Bicol (DENR-5) reported on Monday that over 13,000 waterbirds were sighted in the recently conducted Asian Waterbird Census (AWC) in Bicol Region. In a social media post, DENR-5 said the AWC is an annual event coinciding with other international censuses of waterbirds in Africa, Europe, and Neotropics under the umbrella of the International Waterbird Census (IWC). “The conduct of AWC aimed to provide a baseline data on the estimates and monitor the changes of waterbird population, improve knowledge of waterbird species and wetland sites,…

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Roque to push for environmental education in primary level

UniTeam senatorial candidate Harry Roque would push for environmental education for students from kindergarten to grade school to develop a sense of responsibility towards the environment. Roque said students must be well-informed about key environmental issues facing the world so they can develop critical and creative thinking. He vowed to reintroduce House Bill No. 5984, which he first filed when he was a member of the House of Representatives. The bill seeks to include environmental education in the curriculum for the primary education department. Under the bill, the Department of…

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PNP, AFP chiefs headed for Mindanao amid reports of poll violence

Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Dionardo Carlos on Monday said he and Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief of staff, Gen. Andres Centino will look into apparent cases of escalating election-related violence in Mindanao. Speaking during the regular flag-raising ceremony in Camp Crame, Carlos said he earlier traveled to the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) and General Santos City due to reports of an “increase in the intense political rivalry incidents in one week”. “Babalik po kami ni (AFP) chief of staff Centino sa (We will…

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Sulu roadside bombing foiled

Government troops have prevented a roadside bombing as they safely defused an improvised explosive device (IED) in the province of Sulu, military officials announced Monday. Lt. Col. Domingo Robles Jr., 35th Infantry Battalion commander, said the IED was disarmed around 1:10 p.m. Sunday in Sitio Daan Putih, Barangay Anuling, Patikul. Robles said the IED was located through the timely information provided to them by concerned residents, which prompted them to deploy troops backed by K9 teams. “After cordoning off the area and confirming the presence of the IED, it was…

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Ukraine takes Russia to International Court of Justice

Ukraine has taken Russia to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the country’s president said Sunday. “Ukraine has submitted its application against Russia to the ICJ. Russia must be held accountable for manipulating the notion of genocide to justify aggression,” Volodymyr Zelensky said on Twitter. “We request an urgent decision ordering Russia to cease military activity now and expect trials to start next week,” he added. The ICJ released a statement late Sunday saying Ukraine filed the application proceedings against Russia, requesting the court to indicate “provisional measures.” It added…

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PNP chief orders check on cops’ phones, gadgets over ‘e-sabong’

Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Dionardo Carlos on Monday urged all unit commanders to inspect mobile phones and other gadgets of their subordinates to determine those who are hooked on ‘e-sabong’ (online cockfighting). “Ilang beses ko nang sinabi na pinagbabawalan ko kayo na maglaro niyang ‘e-sabong’ or ‘online sabong’ (I have told you how many times already that you are barred from engaging in ‘e-sabong or online sabong’ so many times) and yesterday (Sunday) our Chief-of-Staff caught one (playing) inside camp. That is an addiction. if you are into…

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NoCot cops launch manhunt vs. killers of altar server, vendor

Police authorities in North Cotabato have launched a manhunt against two men riding tandem on a motorbike who shot dead an altar server of the Catholic Church and his uncle here on Sunday night. In a report, Maj. Maxim Peralta, Pikit town police chief, identified the fatalities as Jonnel Alconera, 26, and his uncle Pepito Sobrepeña, 57, both of Barangay Poblacion. A witness told reporters that the victims were selling fish at a roadside stall in Barangay Poblacion when two men onboard a motorbike arrived. “They demanded money but when…

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PNP task force probes ambush of Infanta, Quezon mayor

Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Dionardo Carlos on Monday ordered the creation of a special investigation task group (SITG) to investigate the attack on Infanta, Quezon Mayor Filipina Grace America. In a statement, PNP public information office chief Brig. Gen. Roderick Alba said the Police Regional Office in Calabarzon (PRO 4-A) has been tasked to activate a task group that will coordinate all efforts of police investigative units. “On other pressing matters, as we speak, checkpoint operations are continuing within the town proper of Infanta, Quezon, and surrounding areas…

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Villar wife leaving DOJ post to help in campaign

Department of Justice (DOJ) Undersecretary Emmeline Aglipay-Villar has submitted her resignation to campaign for her husband, who is seeking a Senate seat. She will assist former Public Works secretary Mark Villar, who stepped down shortly before filing his Certificate of Candidacy last year. If elected, he will join his mother, incumbent Senator Cynthia Villar. “It is with deep sadness that I announce the resignation of Atty. Emmeline Aglipay-Villar as undersecretary of the Department of Justice effective on March 21, 2022,” DOJ Secretary Menardo Guevarra told reporters via text message. Undersecretary…

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Full vax proof or negative Covid-19 test required in Sandigan

The Sandiganbayan anti-graft court will implement strict entry policies starting Tuesday when full in-court hearings resume. All court users must either be fully vaccinated or with negative antigen/reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test results before they are allowed entry. Hearings via videoconferencing may be conducted only in exceptional cases. “All lawyers, parties, witnesses, and court users who are not fully vaccinated or are unable to adequately present copies of their vaccination cards shall be required to present a laboratory-confirmed or professionally conducted negative antigen or RT-PCR test result taken within…

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Nigerian killed, P13-M shabu seized in QC drug sting

A Nigerian national was killed in a buy-bust operation that yielded PHP13.6 million worth of shabu in Quezon City on Sunday evening, the Philippine National Police-Drug Enforcement Group (PNP-DEG) said Monday. DEG chief Brig. Gen. Randy Peralta, citing the report of the DEG’s Special Operations Unit, identified the suspect as Ejiofor Smart, who died during the operation at around 11:10 p.m. along the Batasan-San Mateo Road in Barangay Batasan Hills. Smart was killed after he opened fire on arresting officers, prompting them to retaliate. Recovered from the suspect were two…

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PH must be ready for another pandemic: Lacson

The country must be prepared to face another pandemic and policy directions must be crafted for this scenario, Partido Reporma standard bearer Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson said Sunday night. “Dapat may policies na tayong nila-lay out, Covid-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) is here to stay, whether it’s pandemic or endemic. So kailangan mayroon na tayong policy directions and we should be ready to face the next pandemic (There should be policies being laid out now, Covid-19 is here to stay, whether it’s’ pandemic or endemic, so there must be policy directions…

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DOH-7 calls for ramped up vax for elderlies

Local government units (LGU) in Region 7 should strive to ramp up the inoculation of senior citizens to meet the requirements for the Alert Level 1 or the new normal category of quarantine restrictions, a health official said on Monday. Department of Health (DOH)-Central Visayas chief pathologist, Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, said in a presser Central Visayas will remain under Alert Level 2 even if many localities in the country will start observing the lowest restriction starting on Tuesday, because the region’s vaccinated elderlies are still below 80 percent of…

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IATF approves amended guidelines for Alert Level 1

The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) on Sunday approved the amendments to the guidelines on the nationwide implementation of the Alert Level System for Covid-19 response. This, after the IATF also approved on Sunday placing the National Capital Region and 38 other areas under Alert Level 1 from March 1 to 15. Under Alert Level 1, the IATF said there are no restrictions in terms of indoor and outdoor capacities. Everyone can undertake intrazonal and interzonal travel without regard to age and even comorbidities.…

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Minimum health protocols still required under Alert Level 1

Areas that will be downgraded to Alert Level 1 from March 1 to 15 should ensure the proper wearing of “well-fitted” face masks whether outdoors or indoors in private or public establishments and when taking public transportations by land, air, or sea. Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles, also acting presidential spokesperson, said in a briefing on Monday that workplaces should ensure a safe environment now that 100-percent capacity is allowed. “Para magkaroon ng malusog at ligtas na workplace, kailangan maging aktibo ang health officers (To have healthy and safe workplaces, health…

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121K PNP personnel get booster shots

More than half of the police force has already received booster doses against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). In its latest Covid-19 tracker, the Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday said 54.90 percent or 120,878 personnel out of a total of 224,817 personnel have received the third shot. Meanwhile, fully vaccinated personnel have now reached 97.94 percent which is equivalent to 220,182. In the same update, the PNP also said that only 1.73 percent or 3,893 are waiting for their second shots. Only 742 personnel or 0.33 percent remain unvaccinated. The…

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Trough of LPA to bring rains over parts of Visayas, Mindanao

The trough of a low pressure area (LPA) will bring rains over Eastern and Central Visayas, Caraga, Northern Mindanao and Davao Region, the weather bureau said on Monday. “This LPA is not expected to go near or enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility. However, this will bring rains over a huge part of Mindanao and some parts of the Visayas,” Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) forecaster Grace Castañeda said in the agency’s 5 a.m. weather bulletin. Residents of these areas must take precautions against possible flooding or…

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MENRE-BARMM to politicians: ‘Spare our trees’

A top environment official in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) has appealed Monday to political aspirants, parties, and their supporters not to put election propaganda materials on trees. Minister Abdulraof Macacua of the BARMM Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources and Energy (MENRE) made the appeal even as he reminded political players about the law that prohibits nailing, tacking, or stapling propaganda materials on trees. “Please bear in mind that nailing, tacking, and stapling of any propaganda materials during this election period in BARMM is strictly prohibited by…

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Bataan bishop echoes Pope’s plea for prayer, fasting

Bishop Ruperto C. Santos of the Diocese of Balanga on Monday shared a pastoral statement from Stella Maris-Philippines on the Russian invasion of Ukraine, asking everyone to pray for the prevention of war and for those concerned to exhaust all means to stop aggression. The Bataan prelate, a chaplain of the said group which is a Catholic maritime charity ministry, said they are one with the Pope who earlier appealed to the Catholic faithful for prayers and fasting on March 2. The pastoral statement described war as a scourge to…

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Davao Oro youth group slams SOS claim of ‘massacre’

The Youth for Peace Movement (YFPM) – New Bataan condemned on Sunday the conflicting statement of Save Our Schools (SOS) Network claiming that the recent death of members of the communist New People’s Army (NPA), including an alleged indigenous peoples (IP) recruiter, in New Bataan, Davao de Oro was a massacre. On February 24, five NPA members – Chad Booc, Jojarain Alce Nguho ll (alias Rain), a certain alias Daday, and two still unidentified men – were killed in a clash with government forces in Purok-8, Barangay Andap, New Bataan.…

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QC vet office turns stray dogs into service animals

The Quezon City Veterinary Department (QCVD) has started training rescued stray dogs as well as those surrendered by their owners to become community service animals. A dog will undergo a three-day observation and Safety Assessment for Evaluating Rehoming (SAFER) test prior to training. The SAFER test identifies the dog’s comfort level when restrained and touched, and assesses its reaction to new experiences including movement and sound stimuli, bite inhibition, behavior around food and toys, and arousal level toward other dogs and animals. The QCVD rescues nearly 60 dogs per day,…

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Bacolod-Silay airport to accept more flights starting March 1

The Negros Occidental provincial government has approved additional flights at the Bacolod-Silay Airport in Silay City starting March 1. Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said on Monday each airline will already be allowed up to three Manila-Bacolod-Manila flights daily, from only two previously. “We’re increasing the flights on a daily basis,” Lacson told reporters in a telephone interview. Three airlines are flying to Bacolod — Philippine Airlines (PAL), Cebu Pacific Air, and Philippines Air Asia. Before March 1, aside from the two flights daily, airline companies were also allowed to avail…

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Eastmincom urges anew NPA members to surrender

The Eastern Mindanao Command (Eastmincom) reiterated on Monday its call to other communist New People’s Army (NPA) members to surrender to avoid bloodshed. Lt. Gen. Greg Almerol, the Eastmincom commander, made the call following the death of five members of the communist New People’s Army (NPA) in an encounter on February 24. In a statement, Almerol condoled with the families of the slain NPA members, whom he said were victims of deception and wrong ideology. The slain NPA members identified as Chad Booc, Jojarain Alce Nguho ll (alias Rain), a…

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6 Filipinos from Ukraine arrive in Moldova

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Monday confirmed the arrival of six Filipinos at the Republic of Moldova after their evacuation from Ukraine. In a statement, the DFA said the evacuees include a fourth-year medical student at the Bukovinian State Medical University, two Filipinos married to Ukrainians (one of whom traveled with her two-year-old son), and two Filipinos working for an international organization who managed to cross the Moldovan border. Their safe arrival, it said, was made possible with help from Honorary Consul Victor Gaina of the Philippine Honorary…

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UN votes to convene General Assembly session on Ukraine

The United Nations Security Council voted on Sunday to convene a special General Assembly session to discuss Russia’s military actions in Ukraine on Monday. The resolution that called for the rare emergency session was approved by 11 nations, while Russia voted no and three countries — India, the United Arab Emirates, and China — abstained. In her address after the procedural vote, which requires a nine-member majority to pass, US Envoy to UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield recalled the draft UN Security Council resolution that would have condemned Moscow’s attack on Ukraine,…

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Palace says fare hike petitions under review by LTFRB

The petitions for fare hike filed by the public utility jeepney drivers and operators amid the soaring fuel prices is now being deliberated, Malacañang said Monday. Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles, also acting presidential spokesperson, said a series of hearings will be conducted on the petitions filed in the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB). “May mekanismo naman po tayo tungkol diyan, in that—kung magkakaroon ba ng ganiyang mga options (We already have mechanisms on that, if we will have that kind of options), it will have to begin with…

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Duterte picks Abu as new PCG chief

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has appointed Vice Adm. Artemio Abu as the new Commandant of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG). Abu’s appointment took effect on Monday, the PCG said in a Facebook post. Abu, it said, is part of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Class of 1992 and most recently served as the Commander of the Maritime Safety Services Command (MSSC) and the Task Force Commander of the PCG Task Force Kaligtasan sa Karagatan—a unit that enforces laws and regulations on the safety of life and property at sea within…

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Southern Leyte highway closed due to landslide

A primary highway in Southern Leyte remains closed due to a major landslide in Sogod town, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said on Monday. In an advisory, the DPWH said the landslide occurred past 10 a.m. on Sunday in Pancho Villa village in Sogod town. The estimated 144 cubic meters of rocks and soil blocked the highway considered as a shorter route for Mindanao-bound motorists. “Clearing operations are ongoing with the joint efforts of DPWH Southern Leyte district engineering office quick response team and the contractor working…

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Sorsogon reopens doors to local, foreign tourists

The provincial government of Sorsogon announced on Monday the reopening of its doors to both local and foreign tourists with better infrastructure, improved facilities, and more attractions in several tourism sites. In a statement, Governor Francis Escudero assured that “a more beautiful and better” province awaits tourists when they visit Sorsogon as travel restrictions are eased around the country with the decline in coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases. “Noong nagsara ang mundo nang dahil sa pandemya, ginawa namin itong oportunidad upang mapaganda pa ang aming lalawigan. Nagkaroon ng mga renovation at…

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Bacolodnons lauded for city’s shift to Alert Level 1

Mayor Evelio Leonardia has lauded the cooperation of residents here as the city shifts to Alert Level 1 effective Tuesday. “We wish to credit our people for their support and cooperation in observing health protocols. We are proving to all that when we all unite for a common purpose, we can achieve much more,” Leonardia said in a statement on Monday. He pointed out that being placed in the lowest alert category indicates that the city government’s policies and practices were hitting the targets. “It is a validation that (we…

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NSAs submit ‘tentative’ list of 656 SEAG-bound Filipino athletes

The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) has so far summed 656 athletes who will do battle in the 31st Southeast Asian Games that are due in under two and a half months in Hanoi, Vietnam. POC President Rep. Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino said majority of the 39 national sports associations which are fielding athletes to Vietnam have submitted tentative rosters for the May 12 to 25 Games. The Philippines is competing in 39 of the 40 sports programmed by Vietnam for its only second hosting of the Games since 2003. In these…

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Argentinian ends Ancajas’ 5-year reign

Argentinian Fernando Martinez ended Jerwin Ancajas’ more than five-year reign by wresting the Filipino’s International Boxing Federation junior bantamweight title via unanimous decision at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Hotel on Sunday (Philippine time). Two of the judges scored 118-110 while another judge had it 117-111. Statistics showed Martinez landed 427 of 1,046 punches while Ancajas connected on just 192 of 816. The Filipino desperately tried to score a knockout (KO) entering the 12th round to retain his title but couldn’t floor the still undefeated Martinez. It was the 10th…

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