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COVID-19 total active cases climb further to 66,567 with 5,290 new infections

Posted on March 18, 2021 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (0)

The Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday reported 5,290 new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases, bringing the total to 640,984, even as 8 laboratories failed to submit data on time.

 

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This marks the seventh consecutive day where more than 4,000 daily cases were reported.

 

 

According to the DOH, this pushed the total active cases to 66,567, setting a new record-high for this year.

 

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DTI�??s Lopez backs scaling back of reopened businesses amid rising COVID-19 cases

Posted on March 18, 2021 at 8:05 AM Comments comments (0)

rade Secretary Ramon Lopez, who pushed for further reopening of businesses to spur economic recovery, is now supporting calls to temporarily close and scale back recently reopened establishments to help address the rising new COVID-19 cases in the country.

 

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“We supported the scaling back of some of the recently opened economic activities, so as not to add to the ongoing surge in COVID cases,” Lopez said in a text message.

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Duterte: Stop using shabu or you�??ll be killed

Posted on March 18, 2021 at 8:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Drug users should abandon drug use or else they will be killed, President Rodrigo Duterte said.

 

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Duterte made the speech during the Joint Meeting of the National Task Force - Regional Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict in Eastern Visayas in Tacloban City, Leyte.

 

“Kung ayaw mo mamatay, drop…bitawan mo ‘yang shabu. Kasi kung magkaengkwento tayo sa corner, patay ka talaga,” Duterte said.

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Region 10 receives 17,400 Sinovac vaccines

Posted on March 4, 2021 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Region 10 (Northern Mindanao) has received 17,400 doses of Sinovac's CoronaVac vaccine.

 

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The shipment arrived in Cagayan de Oro City on Thursday morning on board Philippine Airlines (PAL) flight PR 2519 and was welcomed by Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar.

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No tsunami threat after 8.0-magnitude New Zealand quake - PHIVOLCS

Posted on March 4, 2021 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (0)

There is no tsunami threat to the Philippines after the preliminary 8.0-magnitude quake that occurred in New Zealand, according to an advisory posted by PHIVOLCS.

 

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The agency said the strong quake occurred early Friday at 3:28 a.m. in Kermadec Islands in New Zealand with a depth of 10 kilometers.\


 

PHIVOLCS, however, said that hazardous tsunami waves are possible for coasts located near the earthquake epicenter.

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Cebu Pacific raising P16B by tapping banks, aims for no job cuts in 2021

Posted on March 4, 2021 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Budget carrier Cebu Pacific is eyeing to raise at least P16 billion through tapping loans from various banks in a bid to sustain its operations, which was hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

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In a virtual press conference, Cebu Air Inc. director for Financial Analytics and Investor Relations Trina Asuncion said the fund raising initiative will finance the airline’s business recovery efforts.


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PLDT bullish on surpassing P30-B core profit guidance

Posted on March 4, 2021 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (0)

PLDT Inc. is optimistic to surpass its core profit guidance for 2021 as it expects robust performance across its wireless and broadband businesses.

 

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The telco is eyeing to grow its core telco income by 6% or within P29 billion to P30 billion range this year.

 

 

“Anchored on the sustained demand for our data and broadband services, we expect a high single digit increase in consolidated service revenues and te...

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Andi Eigenmann shares new photos of her 'happy island fam'

Posted on March 4, 2021 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Andi Eigenmann took to Instagram to share a snap of her family featuring all five members.

 

In the photo she posted on Monday, Andi, her fiancé Philmar Alipayo, and her daughters Ellie and Lilo were all smiles as they posed for the camera.

Their little bundle of joy, Baby Koa, were sleeping peacefully in Andi's arms.

 

"My happy island fam," she wrote in the caption, adding a heart emoji.

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487,200 AstraZeneca doses arrive in the Philippines

Posted on March 4, 2021 at 9:05 AM Comments comments (0)

A total of 487,200 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Oxford University and British-Swedish pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca have arrived in the Philippines.

In a tweet, GMA News reporter Raffy Tima said the KML flight carrying the vaccines from Belgium has landed at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

 

The vaccines are part of the supply allocated to the Philippines by the global vaccine-sharing COVAX scheme.

 

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Commuters group rejects entry of foreign TNVS

Posted on November 8, 2019 at 8:35 PM Comments comments (0)
Commutersgroup rejects entry of foreign TNVS A commuter group has urged the government to support local transport network companies (TNCs) instead of opening the countrys ride-sharing market to foreign-owned firms. While we agree that a competitive market is necessary to improve rates and passenger experience, we believe that the best way to do it is to support local companies that can provide viable options in the TNVS (transport network vehicle service) market, Primo Morillo, c... Read Full Post »