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Yuka Saso with a birdie at Hole 14 to move closer to the green at 1-over par. She's currently at joint-35th.

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Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian, a first-termer, says on ANC's "Headstart" that he plans to run for vice president in 2022. Gatchalian has yet to talk to Senate President Vicente "Tito" Sotto III, who is a party mate in the Nationalist People's Coalition.

Sotto has said that he plans to run for vice president alongside Sen. Panfilo Lacson. 

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New York will become the first major US city to require proof of vaccination for people attending indoor venues such as restaurants, gyms and shows, under a plan announced by Mayor Bill de Blasio Tuesday.

The announcement comes as public bodies and private businesses in the United States step up vaccine requirements as the country battles the highly infectious Delta variant.

"If you're vaccinated... you have the key, you can open the door. But if you're unvaccinated, unfortunately, you will not be able to participate in many things," de Blasio told a press conference. — AFP

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Half of the population of the European Union has been fully vaccinated against Covid-19, according to an AFP tally Tuesday, putting it ahead of the United States in the inoculation drive.

Nearly 224 million people across the 27 member states have been covered, with Spain leading the pack of larger countries with 58.3 percent of its population vaccinated, followed by Italy (54.4 percent), France (52.9) and Germany (52.2).

The figures mean Europe has now nosed ahead of the US in the vaccine drive. — AFP

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The Philippines on Tuesday receives 3,000,060 doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccines donated by the United States.

The latest donation is part of the P1.38 billion assistance of the US government to the Philippines since the onset of the pandemic.

Last month, more than 3 million Johnson & Johnson vaccines from the American government arrived in the country.

 

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The Philippines' coronavirus tally rises to 1,612,541 with 6,879 new infections recorded Tuesday.

Ngayong 4 PM, Agosto 3, 2021, ang Department of Health ay nakapagtala ng 6,879 na karagdagang kaso ng COVID-19. Samantala ay mayroon namang naitalang 6,337 na gumaling at 48 na pumanaw. pic.twitter.com/NpacFWHtUz

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Rescuers from the San Juan Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO), police and the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) together with village officials are losing no time in searching for an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) who was swept by strong river current at the Malanas River in Barangay Abualan, San Juan, Abra, Monday afternoon. 

Jomar Turqueza, 28, resident of Barangay Abualan, San Juan, was with his father and brother crossing the Malanas river to fish when the water level rose.

His brother and father managed to go to the riverside but not him, who was was swept away by the undercurrent. — The STAR/Artemio Dumlao

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Valenzuela City has started giving out quarantine passes in preparation of the National Capital Region's return to Enhanced Community Quarantine on August 6.

The Department of the Interior and Local Government is requiring quarantine passes to make sure that only those authorized to go out leave home.

"Only one quarantine pass will be issued to the head of the family, which is also for free and will be delivered door-to-door by barangay staff," the city's Public Information Office says.

"The quarantine pass can only be used by one person and should not be used outside of the curfew hours of 8 p.m. to 4 a.m."

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