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NegOcc Covid-19 laboratory now running up to 1.3K tests daily

BACOLOD CITY – The Teresita Lopez Jalandoni Provincial Hospital (TLJPH) Molecular Laboratory in Silay City, Negros Occidental has increased its coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid19) testing capacity, now processing up to 1,300 samples daily since it opened on June 1. ...

The Teresita Lopez Jalandoni Provincial Hospital Molecular Laboratory in Silay City. (File photo courtesy of PIO Negros Occidental)

PNA | 13 hours ago

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Taguig’s effective COVID-19 response cited

MANILA – Top government officials lauded the success of Taguig City in its fight against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), saying other local government units (LGU) in the country should replicate Taguig’s aggressive campaign in addressing the public health crisis. ...

Taguig Covid Megacomplex’s molecular laboratory (Contributed photo)

PNA | 14 hours ago

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Ilocos Norte town now COVID-19 free

LAOAG CITY – After a series of localized lockdowns and restrictive measures to limit the spread of Covid-19, the municipality of Sarrat in Ilocos Norte is now free of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). From 32 cases in a span of two weeks, Sarrat town Mayo ...

(File photo)

PNA | 14 hours ago

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PH COVID-19 tally climbs to 304,226; recoveries now 252,510

MANILA – The overall tally of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) infections nationwide hit 304,226 on Sunday. This, after the Department of Health reported 2,995 newly-confirmed cases. In its latest case bulle ...

PNA | 15 hours ago

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Return of LSIs to Sipalay City suspended for 2 weeks

BACOLOD CITY – Locally-stranded individuals (LSIs) cannot enter Sipalay City, Negros Occidental in the next 14 days because of limited space in its quarantine facility. The suspension of arrival of LSIs in the southern Negros city from Sept. 28 to Oct. 11 w ...

Mayor Gina Lizares

PNA | 15 hours ago

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DOTr awards 3 contracts for PNR Clark Phase 2 project

MANILA – The Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Philippine National Railways (PNR) awarded the three remaining civil works contract packages for the Clark Phase 2 project, or the Malolos-Clark extension of the North-South Commuter Railway System. T ...

PNA | 15 hours ago

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Ombudsman should reconsider circular on SALN disclosure: PACC

MANILA – Ombudsman Samuel Martires should reexamine his memorandum circular that limits public access to Statements of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALN), Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) Chair Dante Jimenez said Sunday. In an interview ...

Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission Chair Dante Jimenez

PNA | 15 hours ago

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Drilon seeks hike in DOH, DSWD budgets for 2021

MANILA – Senate Minority Leader Franklin M. Drilon sought to increase the budgets of the Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in order to bolster the government’s ability to respond to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic and address the plight of the poor, as he ...

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon (PRIB photo)

PNA | 16 hours ago

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Bacordo inspects retired gas platforms eyed as observation posts

MANILA – Vice Admiral Giovanni Carlo Bacordo has visited retired gas platforms Nido and Matinloc to check their viability for conversion into littoral monitoring stations (LMS), the Philippine Navy (PN) said on Sunday. The PN commander visited the facilitie ...

OBSERVATION POSTS. Philippine Navy chief Vice Admiral Giovanni Carlo Bacordo and other ranking military officials inspect one of the retired gas platf ...

PNA | 16 hours ago

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DOT slowly reopens domestic travel to revive tourism industry

MANILA – Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat on Sunday said the Department of Tourism has slowly reopened destinations for domestic travel with health and safety protocols in place as countries celebrate World Tourism Day. “This year’s the ...

Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat (center)

PNA | 18 hours ago