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January 26, 2022 - Wednesday
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DSWD provides assistance for strandees at Manila Port

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is currently at the Manila North Port Terminal, assisting 99 Badjaus who have been stranded since Jan. 17. A P5,000 financial assistance per family is being distributed. Family food packs, as well as personal and hygiene kits, are also distributed to the strandees. The s ...

Kristine Casampol | 5 days ago

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Mayor Isko Open to Using Dolomite Beach as Vaccination Site

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso said on Wednesday, Jan. 20, he is open to the possibility of conducting a vaccination drive and providing booster shots to as many people as possible to protect them from COVID-19 at the controversial dolomite beach along Roxas Boulevard. However, before the Manila Bay Walk Dolomite Beach can be used a ...

Kristine Casampol | 6 days ago

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QC vendors to receive P2k if they get COVID jabs

The Quezon City government has identified 1,300 vendors in their area to get P2k each if they agree to get inoculated with anti-coronavirus vaccines. The incentive resulted from a memorandum signed by Mayor Belmonte that would compensate them for lost income. The catch, they have to get inoculated between January 8 to 31, 2022.  S ...

Ruscelle Ureta | 1 week ago

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Manila LGU to procure Bexovid open for non-Manila residents

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso said they would procure the much anticipated antiviral drug Bexovid after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted a compassionate special permit (CSP). The bexovid is the world’s first generic version of Pfizer’s Paxlovid used to treat mild to moderate symptoms of COVID-19 ages 12 ye ...

Joy Catleya Antonio | 1 week ago

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Three inmates escape New Bilibid Prison; one killed in pursuit operation

Proposed caption: The Bureau of Corrections warned the public of three “armed and dangerous” inmates from the New Bilibid Prison that escaped the Maximum Security Compound early Monday morning. The BuCor said coordination and recovery efforts are ongoing, but they urged the public to inform the bureau and police of information on the ...

GDM | 1 week ago

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House returns to session, prepares for campaign season

The House of Representatives will return to session Monday, Jan. 17 and set to adjourn on Feb. 5 for the commencement of the campaign period. Session will resume with strict health and safety protocols in place amid the threat of the COVID-19 Omicron variant. Speaker Lord Allan Velasco confirmed that only 20 percent of the workforc ...

Cyrelle Nuñez | 1 week ago

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Pasay City gov’t gives cash aid, food packs to COVID patients

Mayor Emi Calixto-Rubiano of Pasay City has ordered cash assistance and food packs to those who have contracted coronavirus disease (COVID-19). A video message from Rubiano, who is recovering from COVID-19, revealed that the municipal administration had planned a P140 million emergency financial subsidy to be handed to pandemic afflict ...

Kristine Casampol | 1 week ago

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PNP spox tapped to secure media covering 2022 polls

Spokespersons of the Philippine National Police (PNP) have been designated as the focal persons to secure journalists covering the 2022 local and national elections. PNP chief Gen. Dionardo Carlos said the concept is like creating a police desk that would cater to the complaints of threats and harassment against media practitioners. ...

GDM | 1 week ago

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Solons, critics hit "No vaxx, no ride" policy in NCR

In line with President Rodrigo Duterte's Order to restrict the movement of unvaccinated people, Transportation Secretary Art Tugade ordered the implementation of "no vaccination, no ride/no entry" policy in the National Capital Region (NCR). The Order said the enforcement of the "no vaccination, no ride" policy ...

Kristine Casampol | 2 weeks ago

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28 areas to shift to Alert Level 3-IATF

Presidential Spokesperson and Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles has announced the elevation of 28 areas to a restricter quarantine alert level.  He said the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, agreed to move the following provinces and cities to Alert Level 3.   The provinces in Luzon u ...

GDM | 2 weeks ago