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    Duterte won’t ‘gamble’ kids’ health with face-to-face classes

    Even as the Philippines breached the 8 million mark of administered doses of COVID-19 vaccine, President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday, June 21, said he would not “gamble” school children’s health by allowing the resumption of face-to-face (F2F) classes. Others

    PH, Pfizer sign supply deal for 40M doses

    The Philippine government has made the biggest vaccine procurement for 2021 with the signing of a supply agreement for 40 million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines. Others

    Fully vaccinated workers to get free bicycles: DOLE

    Economic front-liners or those under the A4 category who have completed inoculation against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) will be given an opportunity to start their own business next month. Others

    US lowers COVID-19 travel advisory for PH

    The United States government has lowered its travel alert for the Philippines from Level 4 to 3. Others

    Bills creating dep’t of OFWs, taxing POGOs certified as urgent by Duterte

    President Rodrigo Duterte has certified as urgent two measures -- one to help the government to better collect taxes from Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) and another to create a separate department for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). Others

    Palace optimistic about recovery of PH economy

    Malacañang expressed confidence on Tuesday that the Philippine economy will recover despite the recent stricter quarantine measures in Metro Manila and its nearby provinces due to the spike in the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infections. Others

    PH, China agree on open, cordial dialogue to settle issues

    The Philippine and Chinese governments recognized the importance of dialogue to ease tensions in the South China Sea during the resumption of its bilateral consultation mechanism (BCM) meeting on Friday, May 21. Others

    Brand preference 'factor' in vaccine hesitancy: DOH

    Brand preference is a factor that fuels vaccine hesitancy among the public, the Department of Health (DOH) admitted Saturday, 22. Others

    Limited face-to-face classes eyed for engineering, 3 more courses

    The next possible programs that would be opened for limited in-person classes are engineering, information technology, industrial technology, and maritime-related courses, Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Chairman J. Prospero de Vera III said on Tuesday. Others

    Duterte renews China-backed DITO Telecommunity franchise for 25 more years

    President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law renewing the franchise of DITO Telecommunity Corp., the country's third telco, for another 25 years. Others