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PRC OFFERS 2ND COVID-19 BOOSTER SHOT – GORDON

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) said its “bakuna” (vaccination) center will allow the administration of a second COVID-19 booster shot to all eligible walk-in vaccinees. PRC Chairman and CEO, Senator Dick Gordon, urged those priority groups belonging to the health workers and senior citizens population, to avail themselves of their second booster dose in PRC’s […]

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NO MORE THREAT ASSESSMENT FOR JOURNOS TO HAVE GUNS

It is a welcome development to exclude media practitioners from getting threat assessment for firearms licenses, Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) Executive Director Undersecretary Joel Sy Egco said. In a radio interview, Sy Egco cited it takes time and a lot of effort to undergo a threat assessment to get a gun permit. […]

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BELMONTE TO DILG: INSTITUTE JAIL REFORMS

Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte called on the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) to institute reforms in penal institutions, including intensifying measures to prevent the proliferation of deadly weapons and drugs following the recent riot inside the Quezon City Jail in Brgy. Kamuning. Based on an intelligence report, the riot was staged by […]

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DIGITAL RISE PROGRAM BOOSTS PH EDUCATION — DEPED

Committed to addressing the challenges in digital learning and education technology, the Department of Education (DepEd), through the Information and Communications Technology Service (ICTS), reported the milestones of its Digital Rise Program during the 2022 World Book and Copyright Day Celebration. “We have come a long way, and we have learned a lot from the […]

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INDONESIAN METAVERSE COMPANY TO INVEST $20M IN PH

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), through the Philippine Trade and Investment Center (PTIC) in Jakarta met PT WIR Asia, TBK to discuss a plan by an Indonesia company active in the metaverse and augmented reality to deploy one of its subsidiaries in the Philippines with an initial projected investment of $20 million for […]

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‘ODETTE’-HIT DUMAGUETE CITY RESIDENTS GET AID

The local government of Dumaguete City distributed millions of pesos worth of assistance to victims of Typhoon Odette that left a trail of destruction in its path last December 2021. The financial assistance, as approved by Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo, was handed over to about 446 families in different barangays in the city. Remollo approved […]

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ECLEO: BOOST PH FOOD PRODUCTION AMID CRISES

A lawmaker said the Philippines should boost its own food production capacity in light of the “looming food crisis” to affect the country in the second half of the year. Dinagat Islands Representative Alan Ecleo said his fellow legislators and the incoming Marcos Administration should pursue programs that will provide farmers, fisherfolk, and agricultural cooperatives […]

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‘EXTRAORDINARY’ MEN’S BASKETBALL TOURNEY — UAAP

For 48 days, the student-athletes of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) amazed, dazzled, and entertained during the Season 84 men’s basketball tournament. It was a product of meticulous preparation not just from the UAAP, but all eight-member schools that mounted a bubble for their teams as the league staged the competition amid […]

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LACSON’S LEGACY TO MILITARY: FIXED AFP CHIEF TERM

A new law prescribing fixed terms for the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ Chief of Staff and senior officers will cap the key legacies of Senator Ping Lacson to the military and defense establishment. Lacson, who chairs the Senate Committee on National Defense and Security, pushed last September Senate Bill 2376, which with House Bill […]

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THE NEED TO READ AN ALAN NAVARRA PIECE

“You think you’ve seen it all, and then you close your eyes.” Angsty, in-your-face, temperamental at its purest, and raw to the core. Authors are great in terms of evoking a feeling. But only a few could make you feel their words as if they are your own. Case in point, Alan Navarra. Just imagine […]