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Portion of US-made Covid-19 vax in Philippines allotted to minors
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Portion of US-made Covid-19 vax in Philippines allotted to minors

MANILA – The government has set aside a portion of the latest shipments of American-made coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccine for the inoculation of minors. “Yes, nakapaglagay na tayo ng buffer, we already allocated a buffer and the same time, this coming next week na meron pa din dadating na Pfizer, so ayun ‘yung mga gagamitin natin yung mga dadating na...

President Rodrigo Duterte formally accepts VP bid for ‘continuity’
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President Rodrigo Duterte formally accepts VP bid for ‘continuity’

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday formally accepted his nomination as the official vice-presidential candidate of the ruling party, the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban), to ensure the “continuity” of his efforts to bring progress to the country. During the PDP-Laban’s national convention and proclamation of its candidates for the 2022 national and local...

Philippines welcomes Afghan refugees
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Philippines welcomes Afghan refugees

MANILA – Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin, Jr. on Wednesday night confirmed that the country has welcomed the first Afghan refugees to the Philippines since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan three weeks ago. “We stay steady where others waver: tonight we welcome Afghan nationals including women & kids seeking refuge. Our doors are open to those...

Philippines’ House of Representatives  OKs anti-child marriage bill on second reading
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Philippines’ House of Representatives OKs anti-child marriage bill on second reading

MANILA – A proposal seeking to end child marriages in the country has hurdled second reading at the House of Representatives. During Tuesday’s plenary session, the chamber passed through voice voting House Bill 9943, which seeks to protect children by prohibiting and declaring child marriage as illegal and imposing penalties for violations. Other unlawful acts would...

Help stop the pandemic thru vaccination: PHL Senator Richard Gordon
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Help stop the pandemic thru vaccination: PHL Senator Richard Gordon

MANILA – The emergence of new coronavirus variants should be enough reason to get vaccinated even as other countries are already contemplating giving booster shots, according to Senator Richard Gordon. Speaking at the Laging Handa public briefing on Thursday, Gordon emphasized that vaccination, apart from testing, tracing, and treatment, can stop the pandemic and help...