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COVID-19 modelling shows B.C. bending the curve of variant cases
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COVID-19 modelling shows B.C. bending the curve of variant cases

VANCOUVER — Efforts by British Columbia health officials and residents are managing to suppress infections that have been driven by COVID-19 variants, a group of modelling experts says. The group of researchers from the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University and the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences says projections show a 30 to...

Retaking language test unfair during COVID-19: applicants to new residency pathway
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Retaking language test unfair during COVID-19: applicants to new residency pathway

OTTAWA — International graduates and essential workers eligible to apply for permanent residency under a new program say requiring them to retake language proficiency tests is unreasonable, especially during a global pandemic. Akshay Aman, a law clerk graduate currently working as a security officer in Toronto, said international students have already passed language tests and...

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Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) stepping up its PhP 10 million Relief Campaign in NCR, 4 provinces

“Executive Minister Eduardo V. Manalo and the entire INC continue to act on the spirit of Bayanihan that our government is spearheading. We as a Church will do our share in assisting our countrymen in need -- those who have lost jobs, those who need food and basic supplies, those who need upliftment during this ongoing health emergency,” said Bro. Glicerio P. Santos IV of the INC’s Finance Department.

PHL President Duterte pleased with pace of vaccination rollout in the Philippines
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PHL President Duterte pleased with pace of vaccination rollout in the Philippines

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday lauded the pace of the country’s vaccination rollout, saying it is proof that the government is doing its best to ensure that more Filipinos are protected against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). In a pre-recorded meeting with Cabinet members, Duterte said he was pleased with the report which...

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Community pantries exemplify Filipinos’ ‘bayanihan’ spirit

MANILA – Malacañang on Saturday commended Filipinos for keeping the “bayanihan” (teamwork) spirit alive amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic by setting up community pantries. Community pantries have sprouted in the National Capital Region (NCR), the epicentre of the Covid-19 pandemic, to help struggling Filipinos cope. “The emergence of community pantries is laudable. It exemplifies...