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The Nation

PAF’s new Black Hawks transport Covid-19 vaccines

MANILA – The S-70i "Black Hawk" helicopters acquired by the Philippine Air Force (PAF) are now being utilized in the government's ongoing vaccination drive for medical front-liners amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. ...

On Monday, two Black Hawk helicopters transported some 2,400 vials of Sinovac Biotech's CoronaVac vaccines to Quezon Province, Camarines Sur, and Alb ...

PNA | 1 hour ago

The Nation

Senior healthcare workers get COVID-19 vax at Ospital ng Maynila

The Manila City government began vaccinating senior citizens serving as the city’s healthcare workers on Tuesday, March 9, as another brand of COVID-19 vaccine—AstraZeneca—arrived in the nation's capital. Manila City Mayor Francisco 'Isk ...

Manila City Mayor Francisco 'Isko Moreno' Domagoso, together with Vice Mayor Maria Sheilah Honey Lacuna-Pangan, lead the ceremonial vaccination of me ...

MPIO | 1 hour ago

The Nation

Senate approves BFP modernization bill; principally authored by Bong Go, the measure aims to strengthen government’s fire response and prevention mechanisms

In a unanimous vote, the Senate in a plenary session on Monday, March 8, passed on third and final reading Senate Bill No. 1832 which seeks to modernize and improve the Bureau of Fire Protection by enhancing its mandate, organization, and equipment.  ...

MDM | 1 hour ago

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Bong Go welcomes Senate approval of measure recognizing Davao City as the cacao capital of the Philippines; hopeful for the country to be a key regional player in the global cacao industry.

Senator Christopher “Bong” Go lauded the Senate approval of a measure formally making Davao City the cacao capital of the Philippines. The bill also seeks to further enhance the productivity of the Philippine cacao industry by recognizing the st ...

MDM | 2 hours ago

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Gov’t investigating death of activists in Calabarzon raids

MANILA – The national government is investigating the death of at least nine activists in a series of raids conducted by the police in Laguna, Rizal, Batangas, and Cavite provinces, Malacañang said Monday. ...

STATE OBLIGATION. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque assures during his virtual press briefing on Monday (March 8, 2021) that the government has an ...

PNA | 15 hours ago

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Gov’t eyes to vaccinate 50M Filipinos this year: Dizon

BALANGA CITY, Bataan – The government targets to inoculate about half of the country's total population against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) this year, Secretary Vivencio Dizon, deputy chief implementer of the National Task Force Against Cov ...

CEREMONIAL VACCINATION. Officials of the Bataan General Hospital and Medical Center receive the first dose of Sinovac vaccines in a ceremonial inocula ...

PNA | 19 hours ago

The Nation

Roxas Night Market remains closed

As the number of COVID-19 active cases continue to decrease in Davao City as of this posting, Mayor Sara Duterte has not yet considered re-opening the Roxas Night Market.  ...

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Jose Ronald F. Siongco | 20 hours ago

The Nation

‘Unburden Filipinos during these trying times’, says Bong Go as he provides support to displaced workers in Daraga, Albay

As most economic sectors, particularly the tourism industry, have been adversely affected by the ongoing pandemic, Senator Christopher “Bong” Go and his team continue to help Filipinos in crisis situations.  “As I have mentioned before, we, as leaders, must do everything we can to unburden our ...

MDM | 22 hours ago

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Completion of PNR Clark Phase 1, 2 on track

MANILA – The completion of the first two segments of the massive North-South Commuter Railway (NSCR) project is on track, as Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade pushes to fast-track the construction of big-ticket railway infrastruct ...

PNA | 1 day ago

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Duterte says time to ‘elevate’ women, break gender oppression

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday called on Filipinos to “elevate” women by breaking the backward mindset that fueled a culture of gender oppression and inequality. ...

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte (File presidential photo)

PNA | 1 day ago