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Nearly 10M kids ‘may never return to school’ after pandemic

LONDON – Some 9.7 million children worldwide "could be forced out of school forever" by the end of this year, as a result of increasing poverty and budget cuts incurred by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, London-headquartered charity Save the Children warned Monday ...

Lockdown measures during the pandemic saw a peak of 1.6 billion children out of school globally. PHOTO COURTESY OF JOHN REY SAAVEDRA/PNA

PNA | 6 hours ago

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Bong Go to IATF: study back-riding safety protocols, consult with riders

Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go has called on the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) and the National Task Force (NTF) for COVID-19 to consider a thorough and scientific study of various proposals for motorcycle backriding in adherence to necessary health and safety protocols that need to be im ...

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MDM | 11 hours ago

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Mayor Sara recommends safer barrier for back-riding

DAVAO CITY (PIA) -- Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio is recommending the use of a safer barrier between the motorcycle driver and its passenger.  On Friday, the City Government posted through its official Facebook Page a safer wearable ‘back-pack’ versi ...

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Pia Xi | 13 hours ago

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India, Canada eye vaccine trials collaboration with PH

MANILA – India and Canada have expressed interest to collaborate with the Philippines in their vaccine trials, an official from the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) said. In an interview with the Philippine News Agency (PNA) over the weekend, D ...

PNA | 14 hours ago

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2 maritime police nabbed for extortion in Masbate

MANILA – Two police officers were nabbed for robbery-extortion in Masbate City, an official of the anti-scalawag unit of the Philippine National Police (PNP) said on Sunday. Brig. Gen. Ronald Lee, PNP Integrity Monitoring and Enforcement Group (PNP-IMEG) ...

The suspects were arrested after receiving the P200,000 they demanded from the operator of a fishing vessel impounded for alleged involvement in illeg ...

PNA | 14 hours ago

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180 US schools join lawsuit opposing Trump’s new visa policy

DENVER – Some 180 academic institutions in the United States joined the avalanche of opposition to the Trump administration's controversial visa policy for international students, according to an amicus brief document filed to the Massachusetts federal district court and released to the public on Friday. ...

The ICE announced on Monday that students currently in the US on F-1 and M-1 visas must depart the country or take other measures, such as transferrin ...

PNA | 1 day ago

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Mayor Sara: COVID-19 situation not yet under control

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews) – The COVID-19 situation in the city is not yet under control as the number of cases has continued to rise, Mayor Sara Duterte said. During her live interview over Davao City Disaster Radio (DCR 87.5) on Friday, Duterte reacted to the statement of Presid ...

The sign says it all as barangay officials prohibit entry of non-residents in Barangay Leon Garcia, one of the identified high-risk areas in Davao Cit ...

MindaNews | 2 days ago

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Bong Go: learn from COVID-19 experience to usher in ‘better normal’

Aside from supporting calls of his fellow lawmakers to ensure access to fast and reliable internet for all Filipinos, Senator Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go urged the Department of Information and Communications Technology and other concerned agencies to prioritize developing e-governance systems and transform the conduct of ...

MDM | 2 days ago

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Sara creates city government’s anti-Red Tape Unit

To further improve services and streamline bureaucracy, Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte has designated the Internal Audit Service as the Anti-Red Tape Unit of the city government. The Anti-Red Tape Unit or (ARTU) is responsible for compliance to Republic Act (RA) 11032 or the law on “Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Gover ...

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Davao City Information Office | 2 days ago

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Seoul mayor found dead hours after reported missing: police

SEOUL – Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon was found dead in Seoul on Friday, hours after he was reported missing, police said. A police search team found his body in the forested hills of Mount Bukak near his official residence, one minute after midnight. He is p ...

Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon (Yonhap photo)

PNA | 2 days ago