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‘Tokhang’ against leftists in Cordillera could spur more abuses — Makabayan bloc

(Philstar.com) – March 1, 2021 – 9:52pm MANILA, Philippines — The Makabayan bloc at the House of Representatives on Monday called for hearings into a plan by Cordillera Administtartive Region agency heads for a “Tokhang-style” campaign against “left-leaning personalities,” warning it could lead to more human rights violations. The Regional Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee of CAR signed

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Sinovac eyes delivery of 1 million more COVID-19 vaccine doses this month

Alexis Romero (Philstar.com) – March 1, 2021 – 9:08pm MANILA, Philippines — One million doses more of COVID-19 vaccines developed by Sinovac Biotech may be delivered to the Philippines this month, an executive of the Chinese drug maker said Monday. “We’re discussing with the Philippine government to arrange another one million doses in March, we’re

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Student journalists decry threats, harassment against UP campus publications

(Philstar.com) – March 1, 2021 – 8:35pm MANILA, Philippines — Student journalists from the University of the Philippines on Monday raised the alarm on reported death threats and accusations against campus publications. Earlier that day, Tinig ng Plaridel, the official student newspaper of the UP College of Mass Communication in Diliman, reported in a series of tweets that it had

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San Juan mayor contracts COVID-19

(Philstar.com) – March 1, 2021 – 7:21pm MANILA, Philippines — San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora has contracted the coronavirus, he announced on Monday. The local chief executive said in a statement he is not experiencing symptoms and remains in good condition. His results from a routine swab test revealed on Sunday evening that he is

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Palace checking if Duterte can legally take Sinopharm vaccine

Alexis Romero (Philstar.com) – March 1, 2021 – 6:50pm MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang’s legal team is studying whether President Rodrigo Duterte can get inoculated with COVID-19 vaccines developed by Chinese firm Sinopharm, which has secured a license for compassionate use. The Food and Drug Administration allowed last month the compassionate use of 10,000 doses of

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Sinovac shots for Visayas, Mindanao health workers to be sent this week

(Philstar.com) – March 1, 2021 – 6:00pm MANILA, Philippines — Some doses of Sinovac Biotech’s COVID-19 vaccine—the only jab available in the country at the moment—will be transported to Visayas and Mindanao within the week, vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. said Monday. The vaccination drive against COVID-19 started at six hospitals in Metro Manila, with

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Working days in place of holidays will ‘burden, demoralize’ Filipino workers — Hontiveros

(Philstar.com) – March 1, 2021 – 5:05pm MANILA, Philippines — Government should take back a move to decrease the number of non-working holidays this year, a senator said Monday, describing it as “rubbing salt on people’s wounds” as the country deals with the pandemic and its effects on the economy. Proclamation 1107, which President Rodrigo

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