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Cayetano calls for Asean’s regional cooperation vs. Covid-19

MANILA – Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano on Friday called on members of the Asean Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) Caucus to cooperate towards a multi-sectoral and whole-of-Asean approach for an effective response to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic. In his opening address during the 11th AIPA Caucus hosted by the Philippines, Cayetano …

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43K kids in Angeles City get free anti-polio vaccine

ANTI-POLIO DRIVE. A total of 43,392 children 0-4 years old have received free oral polio vaccination since the implementation of “Sabayang Patak Kontra Polio (SPKP)” program of the Department of Health (DOH) in Angeles City, Pampanga. The polio vaccination drive kicked off on Aug. 3 until Aug. 16, 2020. (Photo …

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NegOcc rice farmers get machinery, hybrid seeds from DA

BACOLOD CITY – Rice farmers in Negros Occidental received various assistance from the Department of Agriculture (DA), including machinery and hybrid seeds, to boost their productivity. As of Friday, eight rice-based farmer cooperatives and associations (FCAs) in the province were provided with eight units of riding-type transplanter worth PHP1.6 million …

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Duterte reviews proposed virology institute

President Rodrigo Duterte confers with Health Secretary Francisco Duque III during a meeting with the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) core members at the Presidential Guest House in Panacan, Davao City on August 10 , 2020. MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte is studying the proposal …

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