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Enforce zonal lockdowns if needed, NegOcc mayors told

BACOLOD CITY – Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson has advised city and municipal mayors to enforce zonal lockdowns in areas of their localities, which have reported cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). “I’m encouraging local chief executives, if you feel you have to lock down certain areas, go ahead. …

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BOC-Zambo to destroy millions worth of smuggled cigarettes

ZAMBOANGA CITY–The Bureau of Customs (BOC)-Port of Zamboanga said Wednesday it will dispose of all seized smuggled cigarettes in its custody on April 13. Segundo Sigmundfreud Barte Jr., BOC-Zamboanga district collector, said the destruction covers all smuggled cigarettes seized in series of anti-smuggling campaigns the BOC launched in the region …

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Myanmar group compiles junta rights abuse dossier

A group representing Myanmar's ousted civilian government said Wednesday it has gathered 180,000 pieces of evidence showing rights abuses by the junta including torture and extrajudicial killings. This photo taken and received from an anonymous source via Facebook on April 6, 2021 shows protesters taking part in a demonstration against …

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Gov’t ensures supply, price stability of goods in ECQ: NEDA

Acting Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Karl Kendrick Chua (File photo) MANILA – The government is committed to stabilizing prices by augmenting the food supply and ensuring that the supply chains of goods, especially food, will be unhampered during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) period, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) …

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Ilocos Norte program to produce homegrown doctors

MEDICAL SCHOLARS. Ilocos Norte Governor Matthew Joseph Manotoc awards the certificate of academic grant to each of the 12 medical scholars on Monday (April 5, 2021) during the regular session of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan. The medical scholarship program aims to increase the number of homegrown doctors to serve the province …

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PH Covid-19 recovered cases now 646,381

File photo MANILA – The overall tally of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) recoveries nationwide climbed to 646,381 with 313 new recovered cases reported on Tuesday. The latest data from the Department of Health (DOH) show that the figure is equivalent to a 79.5 percent recovery rate among those who contracted …

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