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Comelec, OSG to file poll comments this week

The Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) and the Commission on Elections (Comelec) are expected to submit to the Supreme Court this week their opinions on the election protest filed by former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. against Vice President Maria Leonor Robredo. The Manila Times learned from well-placed sources in the Supreme Court that the court, […]

WHO to start vaccine trials by December

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) trials in the country for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccine could start as early as December. The early date for the Solidarity trials looms as the Department of Health (DoH) welcomed suggestions of appointing a “vaccination czar.” Sen. Ralph Recto proposed the naming of an overall supervisor who will focus […]

Frontliners urged: Join vaccine trials

A health expert on Monday called on frontliners to volunteer for clinical trials for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines to allay the public’s fear of immunization. In a Malacañang virtual press briefing, Dr. Lulu Bravo, executive director of the Philippine Foundation for Vaccination, decried the refusal of Filipinos to be vaccinated, following the deaths that […]

DoH launches new Covid bulletin format

The Department of Health (DoH) has launched a new format in reporting new cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) to simplify the presentation of data to the public. The agency on Monday reported 1,607 new cases of Covid-19, for a total of 36,333 active cases or 9.8 percent of the overall total of 371,630. Of the active cases, almost 93.6 percent had either […]

Abueva returns with Phoenix

Action heats up in the PBA Season 45 Philippine Cup in Angeles, Pampanga as Calvin “The Beast” Abueva returns after a 16-month layoff while a player of the Blackwater Elite was taken out of the “bubble” after testing positive for the coronavirus. Brian Heruela of Phoenix shoots against Magnolia’s Ian Sangalang in the game between […]

Justin Thomas keeps slim lead at Sherwood

THOUSAND OAKS, California: Justin Thomas wasn’t playing poorly. It only felt that way Saturday (Sunday in Manila) at the Zozo Championship at Sherwood, where being a few shots under par means losing ground. He was 3 under and already had lost the lead he had at the start. Justin Thomas hits from the second tee […]

BI lifts travel restrictions

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) will lift the antigen test requirement for travelers leaving the Philippines starting November 1. In a statement on Sunday, the bureau said it would implement the latest ruling of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID). The test will still be done if the traveler’s […]

McDonald 4 strokes ahead of Pagdanganan

GREENSBORO, Georgia: Ally McDonald held onto the lead on Saturday (Sunday in Manila) in the LPGA Drive On Championship-Lake Reynolds Oconee, shooting a 3-under 69 to take a one-stroke advantage into the final round. Bianca Pagdanganan of the Philippines CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Winless on the LPGA Tour, the 27-year-old from Mississippi had a 13-under 203 total […]

Housing blessings rising

Fr. Ramon Garcia, parish priest of Nuestra Senora de Salambao Mission Parish in Obando, blesses some 16 new houses in Sta. Ana, Bambang, Tibig and San Nicolas, Bulakan. AS settlers of Barangay Taliptip, Bulakan, Bulacan relocated to safer houses outside the airport site, San Miguel Corp (SMC) credits the Malolos Diocese for the quick turnover. […]

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