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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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Coronavirus infections in the Philippines cross 153,000

A man sells motorcycle barrier for P600 a piece along Aurora Boulevard in Quezon City August 10, 2020. MANILA, Philippines (Updated 4:53 p.m.) — The Philippines surpassed 153,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus Friday after registering 6,216 new infections, the Department of Health said. This is the second highest number of …

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De Lima moves for bail in second drug case

Opposition Sen. Leila de Lima in front of her supporters and members of the media earlier August 9, 2019 at the continuation of her trial at the Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court Branch 205. MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Leila de Lima filed a motion for bail before the Muntinlupa court handling …

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