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Bacolod acts to avert entry of Covid variant

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Stricter protocols will be implemented in Bacolod City, especially after health authorities have confirmed that the mutated variant of coronavirus disease 2019 has already entered the Philippines. Dr. Chris Sorongon, deputy for medical and data

Trump pardons 73 people on last day

US President Donald Trump yesterday pardoned 73 people, including his former aide Steve Bannon and other allies, just hours before he was due to leave office. The list of those pardoned – as well as 70 others whose sentences were

Vaccine deal finalized in 2 weeks, Galvez says

National Policy Against Covid-19 chief implementer and vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. said yesterday the government expects to finalize the supply agreements with pharmaceutical companies by “end of January or first week of February”. “We expect that upon learning

PH extends travel ban to over 30 countries until January 31

The Philippines has extended the travel ban on countries with confirmed cases of B.1.1.7 SARS-CoV-2 variant, or the United Kingdom (UK) variant, until the end of January, Malacañang announced yesterday. To curb the spread of the new variant in the

New volleyball NSA polls on Jan. 25

The framework for a new national sports association (NSA) for volleyball has been placed as Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) president Bambol Tolentino met with top officials from three major groups. On Saturday, Tolentino, Alliances of Philippine Volleyball Inc.’s Tats Suzara,

Oil prices to go up

Oil players are set to increase their prices this morning, posting a third consecutive weekly rise. In separate statements, Cleanfuel, Petro Gazz, Seaoil, and Shell said they will increase gasoline prices by P1 per liter, and diesel prices by P1.05