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HOUSE RESUMES SESSION AMID OMICRON VARIANT THREAT

The House of Representatives returns to a post-holiday break session with strict health and safety protocols in place amid the ongoing threat of the highly contagious Omicron coronavirus variant.Speaker Lord Allan Velasco said these protocols are necessary to protect House members and employees as the legislative chamber “continues to fulfill its mandate of producing laws […]

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Government

PALACE REITERATES: VACCINES WORK VS OMICRON

Vaccines do work, regardless of brand, and being vaccinated will help protect against severe forms of COVID-19, whatever variant it is. This was the message stressed by Acting Presidential Spokesperson and Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles in a press briefing on January 11, 2022, amid reports of increasing Omicron detection and rising COVID-19 cases in the […]

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Government

MAYORS AGREE TO KEEP NCR UNDER ALERT LEVEL 3

Metro Manila mayors have unanimously agreed to keep the region under COVID-19 Alert Level 3 amid the uptick in virus infection cases. In a press briefing, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority and concurrent Metro Manila Council Chairman Benhur Abalos noted that the healthcare utilization rate (HCUR) in the metropolis between January 8 and January 9 only […]

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Food, Health & Fitness Science & Technology

WEAR MASKS THAT OFFER THE BEST PROTECTION

You may have already heard by now that many of us experience symptoms of the still-dreaded COVID-19 virus. Despite nearly half of the population completing their primary vaccine doses, some still fell ill and caught the virus. Fortunately, though, it protected them from experiencing the worse symptoms of the virus that could lead to hospitalization—an […]

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Politics

PRC RAMPS UP VAXXING AMID OMICRON – GORDON

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) ramped up its vaccination drive to support the National Vaccination Days after the National Task Force Against COVID-19 extended the vaccination days until December 3. PRC Chairman and CEO Senator Dick Gordon deployed its Bakuna Buses and Bakuna Centers, which vaccinated 8,155 individuals on December 2. The PRC continues to […]