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Pharmaceutical company Moderna on Monday claimed the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) it manufactured was 95% effective, based on interim data from a late-stage trial. The US biotech company made the announcement a week after Pfizer Inc's reported that it’s vaccine was a...

November 18, 2020
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American pharmaceutical company Pfizer Inc. promised it will provide the supply of COVID-19 vaccines to the Philippines once approved for distribution, Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Manel “Babe” Romualdez said Monday. This came after Pfizer, one of the world’s premier biopharmaceutical comp...

November 12, 2020
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Joseph R. Biden of the Democratic Party has won the U.S. presidential election, according to projections made by American media in the wee hours of Sunday morning.

Despite a razor-thin margin of votes with Republican incumbent Donald J. Trump, Biden had flipped the results in his favour in his childhood state of P...

November 8, 2020
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The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has repatriated  111 Filipino seafarers who have been stranded in Fujian, China since late May, with the remains of two seafarers also brought home on July 23. The DFA said 101 seafarers from nine Chinese fishing vessels were rescued, along with 10 others who have been stranded at the Indian Ocean. htt...

July 24, 2020
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  Filipino and Japanese officials will sign a labor agreement tomorrow (March 19) in Tokyo for the smooth deployment of Filipino workers to Japan. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said Japan will open 350,000 jobs to foreign nationals next month and a big chunk of it may be cornered by overseas Filipino workers. “Our workers may ...

March 18, 2019
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  Twenty-four-year-old Bicolana beauty Catriona Gray won the crown at the 2018 Miss Universe Beauty pageant held in Thailand this morning. Catriona, a native of Albay, bested 93 other candidates at the beauty pageant that was televised live around the world from Bangkok, Thailand.  Miss Africa Tamryn Green was first runner-up while Miss...

December 17, 2018
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Nearly 5,000 Filipino nurses took the licensure exam in the United States in the first six months of the year, up 27 percent compared to last year, a lawmaker said today (August 27). ACTS-OFW Rep. Aniceto "John" Bertiz III said a total of 4,533 Filipino nurses hoping to practice their profession in America took the U.S. licensure examination for...

August 27, 2018
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  The Philippine team won 126 medals in the 4th Singapore International Mathematics Olympiad (SIMOC), which was held from July 7 to 8. The PH team, composed of 116 Grade 2 to Grade 11 students from various schools in the Philippines, joined the competition in Singapore through the efforts of the Asian MathSci League Inc. (AMSLI). They...

July 25, 2018
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At least three cosmetic brands have cut their ties with a Kuwaiti social media influencer who said that Filipino household workers should not have a day off. Major cosmetic brand Max Factor Arabia, make-up company Chelsea Beautique, and French perfume brand M Micallef distanced themselves from Sondos Alqattan, who caused a global uproar after al...

July 24, 2018