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PH Navy sets Exercise ‘Pagsisikap 2021’ in Basilan, Sulu

ZAMBOANGA CITY – The Philippine Navy, through Naval Forces Western Mindanao (NFWM), will conduct the five-day Exercise “Pagsisikap 2021” in littoral areas and seawaters off Basilan and Sulu provinces. Lt. Chester Ross Cabaltera, NFWM information officer, said Saturday the exercise, from October 25 to 30, aims to test the readiness …

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Sorsogon Capitol restored to original architectural plan

Sorsogon Capitol (Photo courtesy of Sorsogon-PIO) SORSOGON CITY – The century-old Provincial Capitol of Sorsogon, a survivor of the Japanese invasion during World War II in 1941 and natural calamities and is among the historical landmarks of the Bicol region, has undergone a full renovation. The neoclassical architectural building was …

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Pfizer says its Covid-19 vax 90% effective in kids

JAB LINE. People wait in line to receive the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at a mobile vaccine clinic in the Brooklyn borough of New York, United States on Aug. 23, 2021. Pfizer and its partner BioNTech said on Friday (Oct. 22, 2021) their vaccine is safe and 90.7 percent effective against …

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No jab? No case to lose job

Under fire for saying employers could fire unvaccinated employees, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III reversed himself yet again, saying that companies cannot fire workers who refuse to get vaccinated but are allowed to order them not to report to work. SUPERSPREADER? A day after Health Secretary Francisco Duque III warned …

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4.7K new recoveries bring PH tally to 2,637,531

(Infographic courtesy of DOH) MANILA – The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday reported 4,748 new recoveries from coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), with its total now at 2,637,531 or 96.1 percent of all known infections in the country. In its daily Covid-19 bulletin, the DOH also reported 5,823 new cases, …

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Zambo Sur centenarian gets P100-K cash gift from DSWD

ZAMBOANGA CITY – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) 9 (Zamboanga Peninsula) announced Friday that a 100-year-old female centenarian from Zamboanga del Sur was awarded PHP100,000 and a letter of felicitation from the agency. Lawyer Sittie Raifah Pamaloy-Hassan, acting DSWD-9 director, who led the awarding of benefits, identified …

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