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The DOH has no contact tracing team. Here’s why.

The Department of Health's recent warning against fake contact tracers disclosed that the agency currently does not have its own "team" for contact tracing,...

Brazil’s Bolsonaro calls surging Amazon fires a ‘lie’

BRASILIA — Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday angrily denied the existence of fires in the Amazon rainforest, calling it a "lie," despite data produced by...
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Lualhati Bautista thanks Filipino netizens who helped shut down red-tagging commenter

Renowned novelist Lualhati Bautista thanked Filipinos who immediately backed her up after being red-tagged in a Facebook comment by a social media user. The writer...

Explainer: When will a coronavirus vaccine be ready?

Around the world, politicians, drugmakers and regulators offer contradictory outlooks on when a COVID-19 vaccine will be ready. Much depends on what 'ready' means...

Coronavirus found on frozen seafood in China

BEIJING — Authorities in China have found the novel coronavirus on the packaging of imported frozen seafood that arrived from the port city of Dalian, which recently battled...
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DepEd coordinators in Laguna received gaming laptops for school reopening. But why?

The Department of Education Schools Division Office in San Pablo City, Laguna (DepEd SDO San Pablo) on Monday received brand new gaming laptop units from the local government...

New Zealand locks down biggest city after first local case of coronavirus in 102...

WELLINGTON — New Zealand announced on Tuesday it was shutting down its largest city, Auckland, after four new cases of COVID-19 were discovered in the city, the first evidence of...
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‘Mahirap talaga ang magka-COVID’: PGH doctor pens song to seek plasma donation

A doctor from the Philippine General Hospital recently composed a song to seek plasma donations from Filipinos who have recovered from COVID-19. Dr. Jonas del Rosario,...

‘Vaccinated by blood of Jesus Christ’: Doubts arise as tarpaulin attributes vaccine quote to...

An unverified tarpaulin shared on a discussion forum website concerned some Filipinos for attributing a quote about being "vaccinated" by the blood of Jesus...

Russia approves first COVID-19 vaccine, Putin says

MOSCOW — Russia's health ministry has given regulatory approval for the world's first COVID-19 vaccine, developed by Moscow's Gamaleya Institute, after less than two months of...
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Duterte has ‘huge trust’ in Russia vaccine, volunteers for trial

MANILA — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has lauded Russia's efforts to develop a coronavirus vaccine and is willing to participate in trials, as he welcomed...

Sinovac launches late-stage trial for potential COVID-19 vaccine in Indonesia

JAKARTA/BEIJING — China's Sinovac Biotech Ltd launched on Tuesday a late-stage human trial involving as many as 1,620 patients in Indonesia for a COVID-19 vaccine candidate that...

Philippine Embassy irked by ‘land of COVID-19’ label of Thai newspaper

The Philippine Embassy in Thailand decried a Thai newspaper's headline about the Filipino teachers who arrived there amid their ongoing struggles to cope with...

Lebanese government quits amid fury over Beirut blast

BEIRUT — Lebanon's prime minister announced his government's resignation on Monday, saying a huge explosion that devastated Beirut and triggered public outrage was the result...

Debunked: Facebook post claiming COVID-19 caused by bacteria aggravated by 5G technology is ‘curable’

Filipinos urged a social media user to stop spreading "fake news" claiming that the COVID-19 is a "bacteria" that was supposedly aggravated by "5G...

Taiwan tells visiting U.S. official China seeks to turn it into next Hong Kong

TAIPEI — Taiwan faces an increasingly difficult position as China pressures the democratic island to accept conditions that would turn it into the next Hong...
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DepEd’s greeting for indigenous groups triggered reminders about an area of neglect

Filipinos on Twitter reminded the Department of Education of the closure of Lumad schools in response to its greeting for Indigenous People's Day. The United...
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Collagen supplement that boosts immune system launched in the Philippines

A US-based food supplement company recently launched a new collagen supplement that supports the body's immune system and helps speed up its response to...

Palace rebuffs SWS poll finding that critical reporting vs gov’t is ‘dangerous.’ But here’s...

Malacañang recently maintained that the Duterte Administration "continues to respect the freedom of the speech and the freedom of the press in the country" after...

Philippine trash trawlers earn little from virus-boosted surge in plastics

MANILA — Virgilio Estuesta has picked through trash in the Philippines' biggest city for four decades, and is noticing an unusually large amount of plastics...