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PH receives 1 million more doses of Sinovac vaccine

PH receives 1 million more doses of Sinovac

One million more doses of CoronaVac, the COVID-19 vaccine developed by China’s Sinovac, were delivered to the Philippines on Friday. The latest batch of jabs arrived past 7:35 a.m. via a Cebu Pacific flight at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. [...]

July 23, 2021 News
Flood starts to subside along Taft Avenue

Flood starts to subside along Taft Avenue

Floodwater has started to subside along Taft Avenue in Manila on Friday morning following a slight improvement in the weather, according to Jonathan Andal’s report on Unang Balita. Many sections of the road experienced gutter- to knee-deep flood on Thursday [...]

July 23, 2021 News
US launched recent air strikes in Afghanistan

US launched recent air strikes in Afghanistan

The United States recently carried out air strikes as it backed the Afghan army’s bid to repel a Taliban offensive, the Pentagon said Thursday, with the withdrawal of international forces from the country all but complete. “In the last several [...]

July 23, 2021 News
DOH confirms local transmission of Delta variant in PH

DOH confirms local transmission of Delta variant in PH

The Department of Health (DOH) confirmed local transmission of the more transmissible Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus in the Philippines. “Following the phylogenetic analysis conducted by the University of the Philippines – Philippine Genome Center, and case investigation by [...]

July 23, 2021 News
UK food supply chains ‘on the edge of failing’

UK food supply chains ‘on the edge of failing’

Britain’s food supply chains are “right on the edge of failing” as absence related to COVID-19 has aggravated a critical shortage of labor, a meat industry body said on Wednesday. The British Meat Processors’ Association (BMPA) said the shortage of [...]

July 22, 2021 News, World
Delta variant 97% more transmissible

Delta variant 97% more transmissible

An infectious disease expert on Wednesday, July 21, said the Delta variant is 97 percent transmissible than the original lineage. During a virtual Palace briefing, Dr. Rontgene Solante, who heads the adult infectious diseases unit at San Lazaro hospital in [...]

July 22, 2021 Health, News
Duterte won’t apologize to Pacquiao

Duterte won’t apologize to Pacquiao

Malacañang yesterday rejected the call of a former lawmaker for President Duterte to apologize to Sen. Manny Pacquiao over his recent tirades against the senator. Duterte has been criticizing Pacquiao in public remarks, highlighting the soured relationship between the once [...]

July 22, 2021 News
8 Delta patients who got well test positive again

8 Delta patients who got well test positive again

EIGHT Filipinos who supposedly recovered from the more contagious Delta coronavirus variant from India have tested positive again, Philippine health authorities said on Tuesday. The cases now remain active, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario S. Vergeire told a virtual news briefing. [...]

July 21, 2021 Health, News
Duterte says protocols 'urgent'

Duterte says protocols ‘urgent’

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has ordered local government units (LGUs) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) to implement existing protocols “with greater urgency and necessity” in the face of the threat posed by the coronavirus Delta variant. “I urge the DILG [...]

July 21, 2021 News
Philippines, Oman agree to end travel ban

Philippines, Oman agree to end travel ban

The Philippines’ suspension of the deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Oman has ended after both countries discussed the mutual lifting of the travel and deployment ban. Last week, the Philippine government, through the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), [...]

July 21, 2021 News