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 2021-10-15 21:28 

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OFW remittances extend growth streak...

Dollars sent home by expatriate Filipinos rose in August and extended its uptrend to seven straight months after last year's erratic performance due to coronavirus pandemic-induced job losses overseas. In a statement, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas s...

 2021-10-15 00:00 

Cebu Daily News

Campaign for issues, not (just) individuals...

Begun, the election season has. Despite a still-raging pandemic, there has been no shortage of daily spectacle, providing (un)welcome distraction from the coronavirus. With so many people running for president, it is hard to keep track of all of them, and...

 2021-10-14 06:01 

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Singapore tightens monetary policy as virus-hit economy recovers...

SINGAPORE — Singapore's central bank tightened monetary policy for the first time in three years on Thursday, the latest country to act against inflation as coronavirus-hit economies reopen amid continuing supply chain bottlenecks. The world'...

 2021-10-14 03:07 

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Australia sees more jobs lost to lockdowns, but recovery beckons...

SYDNEY — Australian employment fell sharply for a second month in September as coronavirus lockdowns forced firms to lay off workers, while the jobless rate was held down by another big drop in the number of people looking for work. Policy makers ar...

 2021-10-12 01:13 

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Metro Manila 'ready' for alert Level 3, DILG exec says...

MANILA, Philippines — Metro Manila is now ready to transition to Alert Level 3 given the continuous drop in the number of coronavirus cases in the region, an official of the Department of Interior and Local Government said on Tuesday. Metro Manila w...

 2021-10-11 21:02 

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Metro 'winning' fight vs Delta, says OCTA...

MANILA, Philippines — Metro Manila is now at "moderate risk" and "winning" the battle against the more transmissible Delta variant of the novel coronavirus, a fellow of the OCTA Research team said on Monday. Speaking at the Laging Ha...

 2021-10-11 20:04 

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Net inflow of foreign investments jumped 52% in July, says BSP...

Long-term capital inflows into the Philippines surged in July, continuing a recovery in investments to the country this year after last year's downbeat numbers due to the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, data from the central bank showed. In a state...

 2021-10-07 09:53 

Cebu Daily News

Lapu-Lapu has masterlisted 4K minors for vaccination...

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City government has already masterlisted 4,000 minors, whose ages are 12-17 years old, to be inoculated with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines. Lawyer James Sayson, deputy chief of the Local...

 2021-10-06 10:14 

Cebu Daily News

Lapu LVOC: 4,000 individuals fail to show up for scheduled second dose...

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—The Lapu-Lapu City Local Vaccination Operations Center (LVOC) said around 4,000 individuals did not show up for their schedule of the second dose of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine. This was confirmed by Lawyer J...

 2021-10-05 09:07 

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Golf's Asian Tour returns after long COVID-19 hiatus...

Golf's Asian Tour resumes in November after a lengthy coronavirus hiatus, with four tournaments planned in Thailand and Singapore in the coming months, organizers said Tuesday.The tour was halted following the Malaysia Open in March last year as COVID...

 2021-09-30 09:52 

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Beijing Olympics rules out overseas fans over virus threat...

February's Beijing Winter Olympics will be held without overseas spectators and athletes must be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus or face 21 days' quarantine, the International Olympic Committee said.The measures, which do allow spectators...

 2021-09-29 03:47 

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Vietnam's lockdown ensnares world's clothing giants...

HANOI — From shoes and sweaters to car parts and coffee, Vietnam's strict and lengthy coronavirus lockdown has sparked product shortages among worldwide brands such as Nike and Gap which have grown increasingly dependent on the Southeast Asian n...

 2021-09-28 20:33 

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AFP deploys its medical personnel to hospitals...

The Armed Forces of the Philippines surgeon general has agreed to deploy military medical personnel to undermanned hospitals treating patients infected by the new coronavirus. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said Col. Fatima Claire Navarro, surgeon gen...

 2021-09-27 20:44 

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Paolo Duterte tests positive for new coronavirus...

Davao City Rep. Paolo Duterte has tested positive for the new coronavirus, Mayor Sara Duterte confirmed on Monday. "[Rep.] Paolo Duterte is confirmed COVID-19 positive," the mayor said in a text message. Brother, too The President's daughter s...

 2021-09-27 12:04 

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DFA: 121 more Filipinos abroad contract COVID-19 raising total to 23,227...

MANILA, Philippines — An additional 121 Filipinos abroad contracted the new coronavirus disease or COVID-19, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Monday. This, the DFA added, increased the tally of infected Filipinos overseas to 23,277 since...

 2021-09-27 08:07 

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Rep. Paolo Duterte tests positive for coronavirus, says sister Sara...

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte's son and Davao City 1st District Rep. Paolo Duterte has been tested positive for coronavirus, the virus that causes COVID-19. Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte-Carpio, the lawmaker's sister,...

 2021-09-27 05:10 

Cebu Daily News

China's biggest air show to display self-sufficiency drive, military prowess...

ZHUHAI, China — China's drive for self-sufficiency in aerospace and its growing military prowess will be on display at the country's largest air show this week, in an event set against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic and trade frict...

 2021-09-24 10:38 

Cebu Daily News

CCPO exec: No more COVID-19 cases among Cebu City cops...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — There are no more coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases among the Cebu City policemen following the 11 positive cases they recorded on September 14. Police Lieutenant Colonel Wilbert Parilla, deputy director for operations of...

 2021-09-24 01:49 

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OCTA Research notes decreasing COVID-19 cases in PH...

MANILA, Philippines — COVID-19 cases in the Philippines were on a "downward" trend although its deceleration was slower due to increases in coronavirus infections in some regions outside Metro Manila, independent pandemic monitor OCTA Resear...

 2021-09-23 21:30 

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COVID spread in Metro, 4 other areas slows down...

Metro Manila's COVID-19 numbers have improved and the transmission of the coronavirus has been slowing down, OCTA Research fellow Guido David said on Thursday. The latest reproduction number for the National Capital Region, which refers to the number ...

 2021-09-22 10:09 

Cebu Daily News

Lapu-Lapu City opens another isolation facility...

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City Government has formally opened on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, its second isolation facility located at the Mactan National High School. The isolation facility can accommodate 260 Coronavirus Diseas...

 2021-09-22 03:37 

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Delta variant clouds developing Asia's growth outlookADB...

MANILA, Philippines — Developing Asia's economic rebound this year could be dented by the rapid spread of the Delta coronavirus variant, the Asian Development Bank said on Wednesday, as it urged economies to adapt to a 'new normal' after...

 2021-09-21 09:18 

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Stefanos Tsitsipas says will get COVID-19 jab 'this year'...

Greek tennis star Stefanos Tsitsipas defended his views on coronavirus vaccinations on Monday but said he would get the jab this year.The world number three was lambasted by the Greek government last month after he said would only get a vaccination if it ...

 2021-09-21 08:45 

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PH economy to emerge from pandemic stronger, Diokno says...

MANILA, Philippines—The Philippines will emerge from the coronavirus pandemic with an economy better than the one it had entering it, thanks to a slew of reform measures being undertaken by the government, according to the central bank. Speaking to ...

 2021-09-21 07:59 

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Salceda: Recast proposed nat'l budget, instead of supplemental funds for health response...

MANILA, Philippines — For Albay Rep. Joey Salceda, it would be better to just recast or realign the 2022 national budget than have a separate supplemental budget to increase funding for the country's health response against the coronavirus pande...

 2021-09-21 00:05 

Cebu Daily News

August worst month for COVID-19 deaths DOH...

MANILA, Philippines An average of 155 people died each day in August due to the coronavirus disease, making it the worst month with the highest COVID-19 death toll of 4,816 since the pandemic started last year. This surpassed the previous record of 4,060 ...

 2021-09-20 20:54 

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August worst month for COVID-19 deaths DOH...

MANILA, Philippines An average of 155 people died each day in August due to the coronavirus disease, making it the worst month with the highest COVID-19 death toll of 4,816 since the pandemic started last year. This surpassed the previous record of 4,060 ...

 2021-09-20 03:57 

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UK set for most widespread pay rises in over a decade...

LONDON — More British employers are planning pay rises than at any time since the global financial crisis as they struggle to recruit staff following the coronavirus pandemic and Brexit, data from the Confederation of British Industry showed on Mond...

 2021-09-19 07:23 

Cebu Daily News

Mandaue PIO: 50% of city's eligible population now fully vaccinated...

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — At least half of Mandaue City's "eligible population" are now fully vaccinated against the coronavirus disease. Because of this achievement, Mandaue becomes the first local government unit in Cebu, to have given comp...

 2021-09-18 02:09 

Cebu Daily News

DOH: Let COVID-infected folk vote online or by text...

COVID-19 positive on Election Day? Don't go out. Just text your vote. The Department of Health (DOH) hopes to see this scenario becoming real next year as it urges the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to find alternative ways for registered voters wh...

 2021-09-17 21:38 

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DOH reporting on COVID hospital capacity 'wrong,' med groups say...

The Department of Health (DOH) continues to use the "wrong" standards in measuring the capacity of hospitals in dealing with coronavirus cases, according to an umbrella organization of medical professionals monitoring the government's pandemic...

 2021-09-17 21:08 

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Yellow ribbons for Pateros houses on lockdown...

In Metro Manila's lone municipality of Pateros, yellow ribbons will be tied not around trees but at each house with a resident positive for the coronavirus. Mayor Ike Ponce ordered this way of tagging houses on granular lockdown. "To ensure that w...

 2021-09-17 12:54 

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Manila archbishop Jose Advincula tested positive for coronavirus...

MANILA, Philippines — Cardinal Jose Advincula tested positive for COVID-19, the Archdiocese of Manila announced on Friday. "His Eminence Jose F. Cardinal Advincula, Archbishop of Manila, tested positive with COVID-19," Archdiocese of Manila ...

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