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COVID-19 infections worldwide surpass 25M

ANKARA – The worldwide tally for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) infections surpassed 25 million Sunday, according to US-based Johns Hopkins University. The university's running data showed the global Covid-19 infections stood at 25,009,739, while d ...

PNA | 2 months ago

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Army, ex-rebels hold 1st Sinagtala Farm Harvest Fest

BALER, Aurora – Military troops and former rebels celebrated on Tuesday the 1st Sinagtala Farm Harvest Festival showcasing the wide array of vegetables and other agricultural crops they planted and harvested together in a one-hectare land in Barangay Calabuanan here. Lt. Col. Reandrew Rubio, commanding officer of the Army&rs ...

HARVEST FEST. Government soldiers and former communist rebels hold the 1st Sinagtala Farm Harvest Festival in Barangay Calabuanan, Baler, Aurora on Tu ...

PNA | 3 months ago

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US authorizes convalescent plasma to treat COVID-19

ANKARA – US President Donald Trump made a "truly historic announcement" Sunday on the emergency authorization of convalescent plasma to treat patients infected with the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a federal agency ...

US President Donald Trump (Anadolu photo)

PNA | 3 months ago

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Doctors remove world’s largest tumor in India

NEW DELHI, India – Doctors at a private hospital in New Delhi removed the world’s largest ovarian tumor from a 52-year-old woman’s body. The 54 kilograms (119 pounds) tumor, which was removed during a 3.5-hour operation, was half the patient’s weight. "In over 30 year ...

PNA | 3 months ago

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Gov’t opens dialysis center at SM Seaside

CEBU CITY – To accommodate renal patients, the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC) and the Department of Health (DOH)-7 have opened a satellite dialysis center inside the SM Seaside City Cebu. Secretary Michael Lloyd Dino, chief of the Office of the Presidential ...

DIALYSIS CENTER. Secretary Michael Lloyd Dino (left) inspects an apparatus attached to a dialysis machine in a center launched on Friday (Aug. 14, 202 ...

PNA | 3 months ago

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Phase 3 vaccine trials ‘no silver bullet’ for virus: WHO

GENEVA – Despite several vaccines for coronavirus disease (Covid-19) now in phase three clinical trials, there is currently no silver bullet, and there might never be, for the virus, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said Monday. WHO Director-General Tedros ...

PNA | 3 months ago

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LTFRB allows Caraga Region-Davao City bus route

Davao passengers bound for Caraga Region can now travel direct starting August after the Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) allowed the Davao City-Caraga Region bus route to operate. On Wednesday’s program over the Davao City Disas ...

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Davao City Information Office | 3 months ago

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DICT exec says poor internet ‘bane’ to online learning, work

DAVAO CITY – An official of the Department of Information, Communication, and Technology (DICT) said poor internet connectivity has affected even its own employees n Mindanao who are under the work-from-home arrangement. During Tuesday's virtual BizForum, DICT Director for Mindanao Cluster ...

PNA | 3 months ago

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Bong Go’s priority bills among those mentioned in SONA

Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go expressed his gratitude to President Rodrigo Duterte for supporting many of his proposed legislative measures that were mentioned in this year’s State of the Nation Address.   Go said that his people-center ...

MDM | 3 months ago

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10K apply for college scholarship in 'Tulong Dunong Program'

The Davao City government has received 10,000 applications for tertiary education scholarship under the "Tulong Dunong Program" offered by the City Government of Davao and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).  With a big number of applications to avail ...

PNA FILE Photo by Che Palicte

Davao City Information Office | 3 months ago