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'Climate of fear': Western Visayas bishops hit killings of Tumandok indigenous
by Christian Deiparine - January 17, 2021 - 11:07am
"We condemn in the strongest possible term, all the killings and especially, the killings of our brothers — the Tumandoks."
Women unfit for presidency? Duterte launches sexist remarks anew
by Christian Deiparine - January 14, 2021 - 7:44pm
"My daughter is not running," the elder Duterte said. "I have told Inday not to run kasi naaawa ako sa daraanan niya na dinaanan ko. Hindi ito pambabae. The emotional setup of a woman and a man is totally diffe...
Bigger budget, better tools sought to end 'learning crisis'
by Christian Deiparine - January 14, 2021 - 6:37pm
The Philippine Business for Education sounded the alarm over a learning crisis where "access and quality issues are grave, urgent and must be stopped and reversed."
Travel restrictions now eyed on UAE, day after new variant case is confirmed
by Christian Deiparine - January 14, 2021 - 4:49am
(Updated 1:25 p.m.) Health officials on Thursday said they will now recommend travel restrictions to the United Arab Emirates, a day after a Filipino from the Middle East country became the Philippines' first case...
Claiming all jabs are the same, Duterte defends Sinovac purchase
by Christian Deiparine - January 13, 2021 - 11:13pm
President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday renewed his trust for COVID-19 vaccines developed by China, even going as far as claiming that all jabs are just the same despite developers reporting different efficacy r...
Philippines confirms first case of new COVID-19 variant
by Christian Deiparine - January 13, 2021 - 8:13pm
(Updated) Health authorities on Wednesday night reported the country's first case from the new variant of the coronavirus through a Filipino who arrived back to Manila from the United Arab Emirates on January...
Don't leave out far-flung areas in access to jabs, Palace told
by Christian Deiparine - January 13, 2021 - 6:59pm
An opposition lawmaker on Wednesday urged the Duterte administration to resolve issues that would make other COVID-19 brands such as Pfizer unavailable to provinces due to the lack of facilities.
OFW in Hong Kong with new COVID-19 variant in stable condition, DOH says
by Christian Deiparine - January 13, 2021 - 3:23pm
The overseas Filipina worker in Hong Kong who contracted the new variant of the coronavirus is now in stable condition, a senior health official said Wednesday.
Citing progress, WHO calls for new survey on public's view on COVID-19 jabs
by Christian Deiparine - January 12, 2021 - 8:19pm
The World Health Organization's representative to the country called for a new round of surveys on the public's willingness to take COVID-19 vaccines, saying there had been significant developments since the last...
Teachers call for release of reimbursement for communication allowance
by Christian Deiparine - January 12, 2021 - 7:21pm
Teachers on Tuesday pressed the education department for reimbursements to their communication allowance for online classes under distance learning, which had been in effect due to the coronavirus pandemic.&nbs...
Palace: Other brands for COVID-19 jabs available only by mid-2021
by Christian Deiparine - January 12, 2021 - 5:04pm
Filipinos not inclined to receive the Chinese-made Sinovac early this year will have to wait until mid-2021 for other brands of coronavirus jabs, Palace said Tuesday.
AFP displeased over PNP releasing cops in fatal Jolo shooting
by Christian Deiparine - January 11, 2021 - 10:04pm
The military on Monday said it was "extremely disappointed" after police released cops involved in the shooting in Jolo, Sulu that left four Army soldiers dead back in June of last year. 
Duterte's former justice chief is new police commissioner
by Christian Deiparine - January 11, 2021 - 9:00pm
Vitaliano Aguirre II, whose years as justice secretary under the Duterte administration were hounded by controversies, was named on Monday as an official of the national police commission.
Despite concerns on jabs' safety, Palace says public 'can't be picky' on vaccine preference
by Christian Deiparine - January 11, 2021 - 6:45pm
Palace on Monday said Filipinos cannot choose which coronavirus vaccine they would opt to take, defying public opinion on nearly a majority unwilling to take the jabs due to concerns on its safety.
47% of Filipinos unwilling to get COVID-19 jabs, worried of vaccine safety — survey
by Christian Deiparine - January 7, 2021 - 4:14pm
Nearly a majority of Filipinos have said that they were not willing to get vaccinated for the coronavirus with 84% saying they were unsure of its safety, results of a survey made public on Thursday showed.
Dela Rosa, Tolentino seek charter amendment on 'democratic representation'
by Christian Deiparine - January 6, 2021 - 10:09pm
Two pro-administration senators are seeking changes to the 1987 Constitution on "democratic representation" apart from economic provisions of the charter, a resolution filed in the chamber showed.
Philippines bars entry from 6 more countries due to threat of COVID-19 variant
by Christian Deiparine - January 6, 2021 - 8:40pm
Foreign travelers from Portugal, India, Finland, as well as Norway, Jordan and Brazil will no longer be allowed entry to the Philippines beginning January 8 until January 15.
AstraZeneca applies for COVID-19 vaccine emergency use in Philippines
by Christian Deiparine - January 6, 2021 - 4:38pm
The development brings the number of vaccine manufacturers seeking regulators' approval to two, following Pfizer which submitted theirs in late December.
Philippines eyes 148 million COVID-19 vaccine doses in January, but talks hanging on global supply
by Christian Deiparine - January 6, 2021 - 3:29pm
Vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr.'s pronouncement came as government seeks to allay criticism that it is lagging behind in the race among countries in securing possible jabs.
NCRPO chief rejects 'case solved' claim on Dacera's death
by Christian Deiparine - January 5, 2021 - 9:16pm
"If you say it has been solved, it should be clear as to who was raped, who did it and what had been the cause of her death," Danao said in Filipino.
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