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DOH urges gov’t officials to get vaxxed vs COVID-19

The Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday urged officials working in the government to serve as role models by getting immunized against COVID-19.   “We just want to urge all government officials, let us try to be models para sumunod ang mga tao,” DOH Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said in an interview wit ...

GDM | 5 hours ago

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DepEd supports digital transformation in schools by distributing annual Adobe licenses

The Department of Education (DepEd) has issued annual Adobe Creative Cloud Licenses to all public schools to improve teachers' and students' digital literacy skills. The Office of the Undersecretary for Administration (OUA) has partnered with Adobe and the Creative Nation Academy to procure about 108,000 lic ...

Kristine Casampol | 6 hours ago

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Team Pacquiao GG signs Web3 Incubator, MetaGoons

The Team Pacquiao GG (TPGG) has announced that it has signed a partnership agreement with Web3 Incubator, MetaGoons, who join TPGG as the team’s exclusive metaverse gaming partner for 2022.  The TPGG x MetaGoons partnership will help fuel Team Pacquiao GG’s growth plans for 2022  to educate the ...

Ruscelle Ureta | 6 hours ago

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BI: More than 1,300 foreigners denied entry in 2021

The Bureau of Immigration on Wednesday said more than 1,300 foreign nationals were denied entry to the country in 2021. BI Port Operations Division chief Carlos Capulong reported to Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente that they refused the entry of 1,320 foreign nationals last year. Chinese na ...

GDM | 6 hours ago

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Issues on presidential bets, to be revealed by Duterte in 'due time'

President Rodrigo Duterte claimed that he received information about specific presidential candidates for the 2022 elections. He warned that he would personally name the candidates at the right time. “In due time… I will personally name the candidates and maybe what’s wrong with them na kailangang malaman n ...

Joy Catleya Antonio | 7 hours ago

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Vaccination rollout for 5-11 age group, to begin on Feb 4

Vaccinators are now preparing for the rollout of the vaccination program for children aged five to 11 that will begin on Feb 4. The government will do a gradual implementation of the program, similar to the vaccination rollout for the 12-17 years old age group. National Task Force Against COVID-1 ...

Photo courtesy: NTF Against Covid-19

Joy Catleya Antonio | 7 hours ago

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OCTA: NCR COVID-19 risk level may be down to ‘moderate’ next week

The risk classification of Metro Manila for COVID-19 may be lowered to “moderate” next week, private think tank OCTA Research said Wednesday, citing indicators. OCTA Research fellow Guido David said the National Capital Region (NCR) is now deemed “high risk” for COVID-19. Last week, the capit ...

GDM | 7 hours ago

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Marcos: We should treat addicts as patients

Former senator and presidential aspirant Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. told talk show host Boy Abunda in a one-on-one interview on Tuesday, January 25, that addicts should be treated as patients and focus more on focus on big-time dealers.  According to Marcos, treating addicts as patients can help ...

Screenshot from Boy Abunda Presidential Interview

GDM | 8 hours ago

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Unvaxxed, partially vaxxed NCD workers allowed to use public transportation

Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated workers in industries and establishments allowed to operate in the National Capital Region (NCR) under the current COVID-19 Alert Level 3 status will only have 30 days from Jan. 26, 2022, to continue using public transportation and public utility vehicles (PUVs) to enter, exit, and travel throughou ...

Kristine Casampol | 8 hours ago

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Bong Go supports measure granting continuous benefits to healthcare workers

Senator Christopher "Bong" Go has expressed his support for a measure that would provide continuous benefits to public and private health professionals during the ongoing pandemic and future health crises. As Chair of the Senate Committee on Health, Go said that he is supportive of the measure that seeks t ...

GDM | 12 hours ago