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Nearly half of the respondents for a survey said they would not get vaccinated against the virus.
An initial supply of COVID-19 vaccines from China is expected to arrive in the Philippines in February, raising hopes that Manila could catch up with the rest of the world with its own immunization program. But what happens if you forfeit
Connecting virtually might be the way to go.
The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that avoiding family gatherings would be "the safest bet" over Christmas, insisting there is a no zero-risk option for traditional holiday merry-making during the coronavirus pandemic.WHO officials said it was down to governments
This bill will provide stronger protection against sexual abuse of children.
On Tuesday, December 1, the House of Representatives approved on third and final reading House Bill 7836; this bill is seeking to raise the age of sexual consent from 12 to 16 years old. This will provide stronger protection against sexual abuse
A proud day for Scotland!
Scotland is the first country in the world to provide free, universal access to period products after a four-year campaign. The bill, called The Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Act, was first introduced by Scottish Labour's health spokeswoman Monica Lennon,
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Typhoon Ulysses (Vamco) flooded communities and displaced thousands, many of whom need help. If you're looking to donate, you can do so digitally via mobile wallet app GCash. Transacting is free of charge and any amount will be accepted. You
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In the beginning of the month, supertyphoon Rolly enterred the Philippines, carrying winds of up to 225 kilometers per hour. It first made landfall in Catanduanes. It battered the Bicol region, destroying homes, power lines, and roads. Rolly also triggered mud slides
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A series of emergency warnings jolted mobile phones overnight, from storm surge warnings to storm signals due to Typhoon Ulysses (Vamco). Who's behind it? Twitterverse's textmate, the NDRRMC. The government's disaster response council made it to
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On Thursday, November 12, Typhoon Ulysses triggered floods and affected several areas in Metro Manila and other parts of Luzon. Places like Marikina and Rizal were heavily hit, with many residents fleeing to their rooftops or braving the water just to get
'You're fired.'
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are the winners of the 2020 U.S. presidential election. On Saturday, Biden and Harris won the election according to the Associated Press, CNN, The New York Times, BBC, CBS, Fox News, and NBC News. Biden received
Fight the virus while you hunker down.
As the Philippines battles the COVID-19 pandemic, millions are reeling from the destruction caused by Super Typhoon Rolly while preparing for the possible onslaught of another storm, Siony.BE PREPARED!With tens of thousands forced to evacuate during typhoon season, Health
Here's what you need to know before you plan a trip.
Those looking to travel locally can head out again as popular tourist spots have slowly reopened in order to revive the country's tourism industry even as the pandemic rages on. The Department of Tourism has a detailed list of which
According to the Department of Transportation.
First, it was expressways. This time, public utility buses are going cashless. Starting October 1, the Department of Transportation will fully automate fare collection at the EDSA Busway using tap-and-go Beep Cards.The Beep Card system, which is also used
It's one way of characterizing people in a way that they identify to.
U.S. Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton is back home after serving five years in jail for killing Filipina transgender Jennifer Laude. The American said he was blinded by rage because Laude hid the fact that she was born a man.MORE ABOUT
#JusticeForJenniferLaude trended on Twitter on September 7, 2020.
On September 7, 2020, #JusticeForJenniferLaude started trending on Twitter, right after President Duterte pardoned U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton, who was convincted of killing transgender Filipina Jennifer Laude in 2014. The following year, he was sentenced to 10 years
Distress calls reflect the five-month quarantine's mental toll.
Anxiety is the top concern of Filipinos who call the government's mental health hotline as the COVID-19 quarantine passed the five-month mark. It's confidential and free so give it a try if you are down with
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A new study looking at male and female immune responses to the new coronavirus may shed new light on why men are more likely to become seriously ill with COVID-19, researchers said Wednesday. Since early in the pandemic it has been
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In August 2020, the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) found a "systemic" flaw in Philippine Health Insurance Corp (PhilHealth), allowing for fraud and corruption to happen. In a briefing, PACC Commissioner Greco Belgica said that corrupt officials have allegedly made false insurance
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The Senate and House of Representatives have come out with the final version of the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act, or Bayanihan 2, which seeks to distribute P140 billion in funds to address the twin health and economic crises borne out
Bulk of COVID-19 cases are of working age, data shows.
More offices will reopen along with public transport on August 19, when Metro Manila and its suburbs shift to GCQ. As the workforce slowly and carefully comes back to life, the World Health Organization raised concern over the fact that majority of
An RT-PCR Test is required once every four weeks or every quarter.
The labor and trade departments have released a list of "priority" workers who need to undergo RT-PCR or swab tests for COVID-19, as Metro Manila and its suburbs return to GCQ with fewer restrictions.Employers are "encouraged to collaborate" with