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DOH says COVID-19 cases in NCR have not peaked yet

9:12 am on 20 September 2021, Monday

The Department of Health said the rise in COVID-19 cases in Metro Manila has not reached a peak yet, contradicting an opinion earlier aired by an OCTA researcher. DOH Undersecretary and spokesperson Maria Rosario Vergeire was reacting to an observation made by OCTA Research fellow Guido David, who tweeted that early indications are that the surge may have already peaked in the NCR. #In60words



World leaders return to UN this week with focus on

9:01 am on 20 September 2021, Monday

World leaders are returning to the United Nations in New York this week with a focus on boosting efforts to fight both climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic, which last year forced them to send video statements for the annual gathering. About a third of the 193 UN states are planning to again send videos, but presidents, prime ministers, and foreign ministers for the remainder are due to travel. #In60words



3 million more Sinovac doses arrive

7:47 pm on 19 September 2021, Sunday

Three million additional doses of government-procured Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine arrived in the country on Sunday. The additional supply of vaccines arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal (NAIA) 2 past 6 p.m. The country has so far recorded 2,366,749 COVID-19 cases with 2,151,765 recoveries and 36,788 fatalities. #In60words



Duterte to address UN General Assembly

7:41 pm on 19 September 2021, Sunday

President Rodrigo Duterte is set to participate in the High-Level General Debate of the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) from September 21 to 27. Duterte will speak on the first day of the High-Level General Debate on September 21, Malacañang said in a statement. The UNGA is the main deliberating organ of the UN where all the 193 member states are represented. #In60words



Robredo on unification of candidates in 2022 polls 'Kung ako

7:37 pm on 19 September 2021, Sunday

Vice President Leni Robredo on Sunday said she is ready to file her certificate of candidacy for president if chosen as the bet of a united opposition in the 2022 national elections. Robredo said that given her mandate as vice president, she has been preparing to lead the nation in case she needed to replace the President. Robredo on Friday said she was ready to face former senator Bongbong Marcos.



Pacquiao accepts PDP-Laban faction's nomination, launches 2022 bid for presidency

7:30 pm on 19 September 2021, Sunday

Sen. Manny Pacquiao on Sunday formally announced his plan to run for president in the 2022 national elections with a promise to rule with integrity, compassion and transparency. He announced his presidential candidacy during his PDP-Laban faction's national assembly in Quezon City. I am a fighter and I will always be a fighter inside and outside the ring, Pacquiao said. #In60words



Robredo pays tribute to 'humble, compassionate' Dinky Soliman

4:39 pm on 19 September 2021, Sunday

Vice President Leni Robredo mourned the passing of former Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman. The world has lost another good soul but heaven gained another angel, she said. Soliman, 68, passed away today, September 19. #In60words



Labor chief Bello pushes more protection for seafarers

4:32 pm on 19 September 2021, Sunday

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III is pushing for the amendment to a 15-year-old maritime convention of the International Labour Organization (ILO) to give global seafarers greater protection while in the high seas. Bello said the existing ILO statute is ambiguous in providing fair treatment and protection to seafarers. #In60words



Robredo joins calls to extend voter registration for 2022 polls

4:25 pm on 19 September 2021, Sunday

Vice President Leni Robredo on Sunday called on the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to extend voter registration for the 2022 elections by one month or until October 31. She cited the extraordinary circumstances caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Comelec earlier announced that it would not extend voter registration despite calls from lawmakers. #In60words



PH Red Cross opens 21st Bakuna Center in Ilocos Norte

3:53 pm on 19 September 2021, Sunday

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) now has 21 vaccination centers across the country after it established a new Bakuna Center in Ilocos Norte recently to vaccinate more people against coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The humanitarian organization said it opened its 21st vaccination center in Robinsons Ilocos Norte on Sept. 16 to cater to those residing in San Nicholas town, and nearby areas. #In60words



PNP warns anti-vaccine protesters defying health protocols

3:44 pm on 19 September 2021, Sunday

The chief of the Philippine National Police warned anti-vaxxers and COVID-19 deniers after members of a group called Gising Maharlika held protests to oppose the governments vaccination program and public health protocols. PNP chief Police General Guillermo Eleazar said such acts of defiance and irresponsibility put the safety of the public at risk.



LandBank OKs P94.5 million loan for state-owned Sorsogon oxygen-generating plant

3:37 pm on 19 September 2021, Sunday

The Land Bank of the Philippines over the weekend said it gave authorization for a P94.5-million term loan for the construction of a government-owned oxygen-generating plant in Sorsogon Province. Under the agreement, LandBank will finance the purchase and installation of the facility, which will be stationed at the Sorsogon Provincial Hospital, in partnership with the provincial government. #In60words


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