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Top stories that mattered in 2020
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 Dec 29, 2020 Romar Miranda A century after the 1918 Spanish Flu, the most recent coronavirus brought the whole world to its knees as it ate more than nine months of the year 2020 spent in home quarantines and social distancing....
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Medical society recommends 2-week city-wide lockdown in Davao City
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RALPH LAWRENCE G. LLEMIT November 16, 2020 A DAVAO City-based medical association is urging Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio to place the city under a two-week city-wide lockdown to address the worsening health care situation brought about by the continuous uptrend of...
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Health official says rise in Davao City Covid cases ‘not alarming’
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RALPH LAWRENCE G. LLEMIT November 16, 2020 A DAVAO City-based medical association is urging Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio to place the city under a two-week city-wide lockdown to address the worsening health care situation brought about by the continuous uptrend of...
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Mexico Covid-19 cases now at 192
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IAN OCAMPO FLORA November 13, 2020 THE total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Mexico town, Pampanga has now reached 192, according to the November 10 bulletin of the municipal government, which also reported four new confirmed cases. Mexico town...
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Senator gives immunopacks to Candaba elderly
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PRINCESS CLEA ARCELLAZ November 6, 2020 MORE than a thousand senior citizens from Candaba town, Pampanga on Wednesday, November 4, 2020, received food packs from Senator Risa Hontiveros. The senator together with Mayor Rene Maglanque personally led the turnover of...
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SPMC notes decongestion in Covid-19 ICU beds
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RALPH LAWRENCE G. LLEMIT November 4, 2020 DESPITE still being "critical" levels, the intensive care unit (ICU) beds of the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC), which experienced exhaustion in the past few weeks, are slowly becoming decongested, a hospital top...
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Airport COVID-19 laboratory to start swab tests next week
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BY RHODA GRACE SARON ON SEPTEMBER 17, 2020 THE NEWLY commissioned COVID-19 laboratory at the Francisco Bangoy International Airport will start running reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) tests next week. Dr. Josephine Villafuerte, city health officer, said the RT-PCR machine,...
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Clark locators join IEC webinar under new normal
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CHARLENE A. CAYABYAB October 26, 2020 A TOTAL of 80 representatives from various locators in Clark Freeport recently participated in a two-day Information and Education Campaign (IEC) webinar spearheaded by Clark Development Corporation (CDC). With its theme "Bagong Kaalaman, Bagong...
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Cordillera Covid-19 cases increase by 37.69%
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JONATHAN LLANES October 23, 2020 A 37.69 percent increase in the number of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases have been recorded in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) since October 7. Dr. Ruby Constantino, director of the Department of Health (DOH)-Cordillera, said...
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Council backs Unemployment Benefits Act
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MARIA ELENA CATAJAN October 9, 2020 BAGUIO legislators pitched support for the passage of House Bill (HB) 7593, or the Unemployment Benefits Act of 2020, in a bid to help displaced workers. The resolution of support authored by Councilor Arthur...
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