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DOH clarifies Galvez’ midyear surge warning, says gov’t always preparing for possible COVID-19 case spikes – CNN Philippines

The Health Department clarified vaccine czar Carlito Galvez’ earlier pronouncement that there may be a new COVID-19 case surge in the middle of the year, noting that the government is just preparing should that happen.

  1. DOH clarifies Galvez’ midyear surge warning, says gov’t always preparing for possible COVID-19 case spikes
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Temporary mobile hospital, drive-thru vaccination site soon to rise at Rizal Park – ABS-CBN News

A temporary mobile hospital and a drive-thru vaccination site will soon rise at the Rizal Park in Manila, the Department of Tourism said Wednesday.

  1. Temporary mobile hospital, drive-thru vaccination site soon to rise at Rizal Park
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Palace: Duterte may veto measure changing tariffs on imported pork – The Manila Times – The Manila Times

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte may veto any measure that seeks to change the tariffs imposed on imported pork meat. His spokesman Harry Roque Jr. Said this amid calls by some senators to revoke Duterte’s order which reduced tariffs on pork imports. Despite opposition from local hog raisers, Duterte signe…

  1. Palace: Duterte may veto measure changing tariffs on imported pork – The Manila TimesThe Manila Times
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PH urged to resume maritime patrols, join navy drills in pushback vs China – ABS-CBN News

The Philippines must conduct maritime patrols following the recent aggressions of China in the West Philippine Sea, a lawmaker said Wednesday.

  1. PH urged to resume maritime patrols, join navy drills in pushback vs ChinaABS-CBN News
  2. ‘Not foolish, but deliberate’: Duterte showing no signs of turning against China — lawmakerCNN Philippines
  3. DFA’s Locsin orders fresh diplomatic protest vs BeijingABS-CBN News
  4. PH steps up patrols in WPS as China thrashes protests vs incursionsINQUIRER.net
  5. Whitsun Reef – awash in a sea of (legal) uncertaintyThe Straits Times
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DFA summons Chinese ambassador over vessels in Julian Felipe reef – CNN Philippines

Around 240 Chinese maritime militia vessels are still roaming in Philippine waters. That’s according to the national task force for the West Philippine Sea. …

  1. DFA summons Chinese ambassador over vessels in Julian Felipe reefCNN Philippines
  2. At least 240 Chinese ships swarming in Philippines’ EEZ: NTF-WPSABS-CBN News
  3. Philippines summons Chinese envoy over lingering ships in West PH SeaRappler
  4. PH steps up patrols in WPS as China thrashes protests vs incursionsINQUIRER.net
  5. Whitsun Reef – awash in a sea of (legal) uncertaintyThe Straits Times
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New coat of dolomite sand poured over a portion of Manila Bay – GMA News

A fresh coat of dolomite sand has been placed in Manila Bay early Wednesday morning, Luisito Santos reported for Super Radyo’s DZBB.

  1. New coat of dolomite sand poured over a portion of Manila BayGMA News
  2. LOOK: Dolomite sand poured again over Manila Bay ‘white beach’INQUIRER.net
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Duterte: Military would have ousted me if I were inutile – INQUIRER.net

President Duterte said he was not an inutile leader because if he were the military would not have allowed him to remain in power. Mr. Duterte made the remark on a prerecorded appearance on

  1. Duterte: Military would have ousted me if I were inutileINQUIRER.net
  2. Duterte, Putin discuss cooperation vs COVID-19 pandemicABS-CBN News
  3. Duterte on health rumors: ‘Want me to die? Pray harder’Rappler
  4. Duterte calls for solidarity, peace, aid to the needy in Ramadan messageINQUIRER.net
  5. ‘Not foolish, but deliberate’: Duterte showing no signs of turning against China — lawmakerCNN Philippines
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Duterte, Putin talk vaccines; PH orders 20 million Sputnik V shots – INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines and Russia have vowed to work together in the fight against COVID-19, a commitment made during a phone call between President Rodrigo Duterte and President

  1. Duterte, Putin talk vaccines; PH orders 20 million Sputnik V shotsINQUIRER.net
  2. Duterte, Putin discuss cooperation vs COVID-19 pandemicABS-CBN News
  3. ‘Not foolish, but deliberate’: Duterte showing no signs of turning against China — lawmakerCNN Philippines
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Senators seek to revoke EO reducing pork tariffs – INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines — Three senators are pushing for the passage of a joint resolution of Congress that seeks to revoke Executive Order (EO) No. 128 ,which reduces the tariff on pork importation

  1. Senators seek to revoke EO reducing pork tariffsINQUIRER.net
  2. Senators want to revoke Duterte EO on pork importsRappler
  3. 3 senators eye reso revoking Duterte’s order cutting pork import tariffsINQUIRER.net
  4. Senators need to be reminded who it is they serve – The Manila TimesThe Manila Times
  5. Lawmakers have power to revoke order lowering imported pork tariff – PalaceABS-CBN News
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ECQ brought down daily COVID cases in QC after surge, says Mayor Belmonte – ABS-CBN News

Belmonte in an interview said tallies of coronavirus infections per day in Quezon City have become stable.

  1. ECQ brought down daily COVID cases in QC after surge, says Mayor BelmonteABS-CBN News
  2. QC gov’t publishes city MECQ guidelinesGMA News Online
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Chinese militia vessels still in West Philippine Sea – task force – INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines — Around 240 Chinese militia vessels — not mere fishing vessels as claimed by Chinese authorities — are still inside the territorial waters of the country, the National Task

  1. Chinese militia vessels still in West Philippine Sea – task forceINQUIRER.net
  2. ‘Not foolish, but deliberate’: Duterte showing no signs of turning against China — lawmakerCNN Philippines
  3. At least 240 Chinese ships swarming in Philippines’ EEZ: NTF-WPSABS-CBN News
  4. They must take us for foolsINQUIRER.net
  5. Whitsun Reef – awash in a sea of (legal) uncertaintyThe Straits Times
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Govt braces for new surge – The Manila Times – The Manila Times

Vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. on Tuesday warned that another virus surge might occur in June or July as the Philippines continues to log a high number of new infections daily. “We have to expect na this coming June and July, baka magkaroon na naman tayo ng peaking or surge (we might have another p…

  1. Govt braces for new surge – The Manila TimesThe Manila Times
  2. Galvez: 194000 doses of Moderna’s COVID-19 shots seen arriving in MayINQUIRER.net
  3. 194,000 doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine set to arrive in May – GalvezABS-CBN News
  4. Galvez assures second dose for Filipinos who received AstraZenecaCNN Philippines
  5. PH negotiating for 20-40 million doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine — GalvezINQUIRER.net