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MUSEUMS IN NCR PLUS TO REOPEN – ROMULO-PUYAT

Historical sites and museums in NCR Plus will soon reopen their doors to visitors in a limited capacity, Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat said. The reopening, approved by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID), limits these tourism sites to 20 percent venue capacity and is subject to health and safety […]

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Politics

ARRIVAL OF 2M PFIZER VACCINES TO BOOST PH SUPPLY

Senator Kiko Pangilinan welcomed the arrival of over 2 million US-supported Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines to be distributed to Cebu, Davao, and Manila as these would provide a much-needed boost to the Philippines’ COVID-19 vaccine supply. “Nagpapasalamat tayo sa US at kay President Joe Biden para sa higit 2.2 million na bakuna na dumaan sa international Covax […]

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VILLANUEVA BACKS CEBU’S SWAB-ON-ARRIVAL POLICY

Senator Joel Villanueva has thrown his support for Cebu’s “swab-upon-arrival” policy, saying the “sensible, but science-based” way of screening travelers for coronavirus is “low-cost but highly-effective”. “It is a kind of health checkpoint that spares OFWs of the hassles of quarantine. It saves them time and money, both of which are better spent with and […]

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Science & Technology

FILIPINO SCIENTISTS EMBRACING CHALLENGES

Filipinos have always been innovative. Filipinos are known for their hospitality and sheer knack for making things light despite adversities. We find ways to make unfavorable situations work for us. Seek answers. Ask. Never cease to learn new things. Steve Jobs said, “Innovation is saying ‘no’ to 1,000 things.” However, this statement may lack the […]

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BARANGAY WORKERS IN A4 VAX GROUP GETS IATF OK

“There is no better way to thank our barangay frontliners than by providing them with the protection they need to safely continue selflessly serving our communities.”This was the response on Wednesday of Deputy Speaker Benny Abante Jr. to a June 7 letter from National Task Force against COVID-19 Chief Implementer Sec. Carlito Galvez informing the […]

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Politics

KEEP TABS ON A4 VACCINATIONS – VILLANUEVA

As the government ramps up vaccination of essential workers, Senator Joel Villanueva calls on the IATF to continue keeping a separate scoresheet for vaccines administered to a sector that is key to our economic recovery. “We need to disaggregate the numbers and monitor effectively to give us a clearer picture as to where we are […]

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ADOPT CEBU’S SWAB OFWS ON ARRIVAL POLICY – ANGARA

Senator Sonny Angara aired his support to the policy of the provincial government of Cebu, led by its Governor Gwendolyn Garcia, regarding the Swab-Upon-Arrival for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and returning overseas Filipinos (ROFs) in Cebu. Angara said the policy is practical and makes perfect sense considering that OFWs and ROFs that land in Cebu […]

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PANGILINAN TO SENATE: PROBE P25-B VACCINE BUDGET

Senator Kiko Pangilinan said additional spending on the procurement of COVID-19 vaccines needs to be subjected to a Senate hearing. Earlier, Budget Secretary Wendell Avisado said that the government needs an additional P5 billion on top of the P82.5 billion allocated for vaccine procurement under the Bayanihan to Recover As One Act or Bayanihan 2. […]

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Politics

EASE TRAVEL LIMITS ON VAXED TOURISTS – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian urged authorities to consider the relaxation of requirements for COVID-19 testing and quarantine protocols on all fully vaccinated tourists – both foreign and local – to help spur the slow reopening of the country’s economy. “If we’re easing travel restrictions on fully vaccinated Filipinos returning from trips abroad, I don’t see any […]

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Government

MORE ROOMS AT LUNG CENTER FOR COVID-19 BY END JUNE

Public Works and Highways Secretary and isolation czar Mark Villar announced that the Lung Center of the Philippines will have additional rooms for management and treatment of COVID-19 patients by the end of June. Villar said that the DPWH Task Force to Facilitate Augmentation of Health Facilities is fast-tracking the ongoing construction of five cluster […]