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Want higher pay? Join the police force, Duterte tells nurses

Want higher pay? Join the police force, Duterte tells nurses

Sectionssearchnewsinfo // 02:13 AM August 03, 2020MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday night encouraged nurses to enter the police force if they would want to get higher pay.“Enter the police force. The salary is higher. If you remain a nurse outside, you only get about eight, nine, ten [thousand pesos,” Duterte said in a taped speech.Last month, government nurses got their as the Department of Budget and Management issued Budget Circular No. 2020-4, which finally implemented Section 32 of the Philippine Nursing Act of 2002, giving nurses a minimum monthly base pay of...

August 3, 2020
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‘We are not calling for a revolution,’ says healthcare alliance spox

‘We are not calling for a revolution,’ says healthcare alliance spox

Sectionssearchnewsinfo // 10:54 AM August 03, 2020MANILA, Philippines — Contrary to President Rodrigo Duterte’s recent pronouncement, healthcare workers are not calling for a revolution when they aired out their pleas publicly amid the coronavirus pandemic.This was according to Dr. Antonio Dans, spokesperson for the Healthcare Professions Alliance against COVID-19.“Emergency ho ito e. Magli-lift na sana tayo this week (ng quarantine),” Dans said in an interview over dzMM’s Teleradyo on Monday.(This is an emergency. We were scheduled to lift the quarantine this week.)FEATURED...

August 3, 2020
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DOH not stopping AstraZeneca vaccination despite blood clot concerns in EU

DOH not stopping AstraZeneca vaccination despite blood clot concerns in EU

Sectionsnewsinfo // 11:29 AM March 12, 2021MANILA, Philippines – There is currently no reason for the Philippines to stop the rollout of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine despite reports that some people who received the shots in some European countries have developed blood clots, the Department of Health (DOH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said Friday.“At present, the DOH and FDA emphasize that there is no indication for the Philippines to stop rollout of AstraZeneca vaccines. The DOH, NTF (National Task Force against COVID-19) and FDA are closely coordinating on this matter. The...

Mar 12
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LGU reveals: Sinas did not go through health screening in Oriental Mindoro

LGU reveals: Sinas did not go through health screening in Oriental Mindoro

Sectionsnewsinfo // 08:09 PM March 12, 2021MANILA, Philippines — Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Debold Sinas did not undergo the usual screening being done  by the Oriental Mindoro’s health office when he visited the province on Thursday — the day he was informed that he tested positive for COVID-19 — the provincial government has clarified.According to the statement from the Provincial Government of Oriental Mindoro on Friday, Sinas did not pass through the pier of the province in Calapan City, where health clearances are being made. He arrived instead by helicopter before...

Mar 13
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In single day, PH acquires $900M in loans to buy vaccines

In single day, PH acquires $900M in loans to buy vaccines

Sectionsbusiness // 06:42 PM March 12, 2021MANILA, Philippines—It took only one day for the Philippines to get the nod of two multilateral lenders for a total of $900 million (about P43.6 billion) in loans for the mass rollout of its vaccination program which was expected to bring back jobs and economic growth a year after Southeast Asia’s longest and most stringent community quarantine pushed the economy to its worst post-World War II recession.The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) board on Thursday (March 11) approved the $400-million loan for its host-country’s second health system...

Mar 13
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Russia begins producing third COVID-19 jab CoviVac – ministry

Russia begins producing third COVID-19 jab CoviVac – ministry

Sectionsnewsinfo /09:59 PM March 25, 2021MOSCOW — Russia has started producing CoviVac, its third vaccine against COVID-19, and will soon make it available for use in its regions, though phase three trials are still underway, officials said Thursday.The most well-known Russian coronavirus vaccine is Sputnik V. Moscow has also given emergency approval to two shots, EpiVacCorona and CoviVac.“The third Russian vaccine is entering civilian circulation and will appear in the regions in the coming days,” the Science and Higher Education Ministry said in a statement.The Chumakov Center plans to...

Mar 26
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Four killed by Myanmar security forces as thousands hold street protests – reports

Four killed by Myanmar security forces as thousands hold street protests – reports

Sectionsnewsinfo // 09:39 PM March 25, 2021Protesters release red balloons during a protest against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, March 24, 2021. REUTERS/StringerMyanmar security forces fired at pro-democracy activists taking part in street demonstrations on Thursday, killing at least four people, news reports said, a day after a nationwide silent strike in protest against last month’s military coup.Four people were killed in the town of Taunggyi in central Myanmar in the shooting, the Myanmar Now news portal said.Thousands of people held street protests in the commercial capital...

Mar 26
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China feuds with EU, UK, Canada envoys over comments on WPS

China feuds with EU, UK, Canada envoys over comments on WPS

Sectionsglobalnation // 06:49 PM March 25, 2021FOREIGN VESSELS The Philippine military says it has yet to finish counting the Chinese ships still at Juan Felipe Reef off Bataraza, Palawan. Photo taken on March 7 shows some of the 220 Chinese vessels anchored in disputed waters in the South China Sea. —REUTERSMANILA, Philippines — More countries have raised alarm over actions that escalate tensions in the South China Sea amid the presence of Chinese vessels in the West Philippine Sea, but China’s embassy in Manila was having none of it as it blasted the nations for making “irresponsible...

Mar 26
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Myanmar’s junta says will strive for democracy after warning anti-coup protesters

Myanmar’s junta says will strive for democracy after warning anti-coup protesters

Sectionsnewsinfo // 11:26 AM March 27, 2021Demonstrators hold flags as they sit on motorcycles during a protest in Launglone, Dawei district, Myanmar March 26, 2021. Dawei Watch via REUTERSThe leader of Myanmar’s ruling junta said on Saturday that the military will protect the people and strive for democracy, as protesters called for a huge show of defiance against last month’s coup despite warnings they risked being shot.Junta leader Min Aung Hlaing reiterated a promise to hold elections in a speech on Armed Forces Day, after a military parade in the capital Naypyitaw. He gave no date for...

Mar 27
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‘Do not try to demean government,’ President tells frontliners for airing pleas publicly

‘Do not try to demean government,’ President tells frontliners for airing pleas publicly

Sectionssearchnewsinfo // 02:01 AM August 03, 2020MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte gave medical frontliners an earful on Sunday night for ranting publicly about their plight duing the COVID-19 pandemic instead of seeking an audience with the administration.“Do not try to demean government. You’re not actually criticizing. You demean my government, your own government,” Duterte said in a taped speech.“Then you threaten a revolution. This is our country. You want us to destroy it? Start it now,” he added, speaking partly in Filipino.FEATURED...

August 3, 2020
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