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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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Help coming
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BY RHODA GRACE SARON ON SEPTEMBER 25, 2020 Newly hired med techs ready to deploy to process virus samples THE NEW medical technologists hired by the city to enhance its testing capabilities for COVID-19 will only have to surmount one...
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Displaced families receive cash aid
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BY RHODA GRACE SARON ON SEPTEMBER 25, 2020 THE CITY government has provided financial help to families staying at the Los Amigos evacuation area since last year. The cash assistance was for those families who were displaced when by a...
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City gov’t to unveil new data collection system
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BY RHODA GRACE SARON ON SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 THE city government has rolled out its new digital data collection system to widen its reach as well as a mechanism in response to disaster. Ivan Cortez, City Planning and Development Office...
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Ligan orders mandatory drug test for CCPO cops
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Iris Hazel Mascardo (The Freeman  ) - September 17, 2020 - 12:00am CEBU, Philippines —  As part of the police organization’s internal cleansing, all Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) personnel will be subjected to a drug test. CCPO director Col. Josefino...
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Capitol suspends return of stranded Negrenses until September 7
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TERESA D. ELLERA August 31, 2020 THE Provincial Government of Negros Occidental has declared a moratorium for incoming locally stranded individuals (LSIs) to the province until September 7, 2020. Lawyer Rayfrando Diaz, provincial administrator, said the moratorium is only for...
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Employment drops to 82%
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RALPH LAWRENCE G. LLEMIT August 30, 2020 AMID the Covid-19 pandemic, the employment rate in Davao Region decreased to 82.1 percent as of the second quarter of 2020, according to the National Economic Development Authority-Davao Region (Neda-Davao). During the virtual...
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