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WHO blames vaccine inequity as obstacle to ending Covid pandemic

Vaccine inequity is the biggest obstacle to ending the global coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) chief said Thursday. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus...

Moderate to heavy rains to continue over Luzon

Much of Luzon will continue to be drenched by moderate to heavy rains on Sunday due to the southwest monsoon, the  Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and...

Low water levels logged in two major dams in Benguet

The Cordillera Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (CDRRMC) on Friday afternoon said the two major dams in Benguet province are still below critical level...

Pfizer Covid vaccine effective vs Delta variant after 2 doses

Pfizer's vaccine for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) provides surprisingly robust protection against the highly infectious Delta variant -  but only if you've gotten both doses. Fresh data out of England...

IMF approves concessional lending to help poorer nations recover from Covid

The executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a set of policy reforms to the concessional lending facilities to better support...

Study suggests Sinopharm Covid vaccine not effective for elderly

A new study suggests that a Sinopharm vaccine offers poor protection from the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) among the elderly, raising questions for dozens of countries...

LGUs push contact tracing for Delta variant cases

Local government units (LGUs) are undertaking stringent contact tracing measures of those who had made close contacts with the people confirmed in the Philippine to be infected with the...

DOJ starts operation of office vs online trafficking, sexual exploitation of children

An office dedicated to following leads of Internet-based trafficking in persons (TIP) and online sexual exploitation of children (OSEC) is now operational, the Department...

Tokyo Olympics opens 354 days after original schedule

The Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics got underway on Friday, kicking off with a subdued performance in front of a nearly empty...

House to prioritize establishment of institutes to fight diseases, viral outbreaks

To improve the country’s response to the pandemic, the House of Representatives will prioritize the passage of two measures seeking to establish a virology...