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Western Visayas records 3-digit rise in Covid-19 cases

NEW INFECTIONS. Dr. Mary Jane Roches Juanico, infectious disease cluster head of the Department of Health-Western Visayas Center for Health Development, says the region has again recorded an increase of three-digit cases on March 3 with 128. She urged the public on Thursday (March 4, 2021) to always observe health …

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Stocks dip, peso weakens ahead of inflation data

MANILA – The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) ended its four-day rally Thursday and this affected the local currency due in part to correction. The main equities gauge lost 0.87 percent, or 60.27 points, to 6,882.49 points. All Shares slipped by 0.56 percent, or 23.54 points, to 4,163.22 points. Most …

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Sinovac vaccines for Soccsksargen to arrive Friday

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – The Department of Health in Region 12 (Soccsksargen) (DOH-12) said the CoronaVac vaccines manufactured by Sinovac from China are scheduled to arrive on Friday (March 5) morning via Cotabato City. This, as it mobilized immunization program teams of local government units (LGUs) in preparation for the …

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Guv to meet with police over explosion in Iloilo town

INVESTIGATION. Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor Jr. calls for a conference with Col. Gilbert Gorero, director of the Iloilo Police, regarding an explosion in a remote barangay in Janiuay, Iloilo on Wednesday (March 3, 2021). In a press conference on Thursday (March 4, 2021), he said he could not speculate who …

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Lawmaker, CHR oppose drug law amendments on presumptions anew

Policemen stand guard near the body of a man killed during what police said was a drug-related vigilante killing in Barangay Manggahan in Pasig City early yesterday. MANILA, Philippines — More lawmakers and rights advocates expressed Thursday their opposition to amendments to the country's anti-drug laws that add legal presumptions …

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Palace response to Robredo’s remarks: Duterte not ‘pikon’

President Rodrigo Duterte holds a meeting with members of the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) at the Malago Clubhouse in Malacañang on June 22, 2020. MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang on Thursday disputed Vice President Leni Robredo's observation that President Rodrigo Duterte seems "pikon", or …

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