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Aquino says government had to act fast against dengue

MAINTAINING that his conscience is clear, former President Benigno Aquino III said he made a judgment call and approved the dengue vaccination program to immediately address the rising incidence of dengue fever in the country.

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Signal no. 2 up in 3 provinces due to ‘Urduja’

THREE provinces have been placed under signal number 2 as Tropical Storm Urduja increases its threat in Samar provinces, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said.

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No classes from elementary to high school in Mandaue City

MANDAUE City Mayor Luigi Quisumbing announced the suspension of classes on Friday, December 15, in all public schools from elementary to high school.

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Bizman wanted for rape of 13-year-old caught

A 37-YEAR-OLD businessman, who is wanted for rape, was arrested on Thursday afternoon, December 14, in Sitio Ages, Barangay Poblacion, Compostela, Cebu.

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Ubial says lawmakers 'pressured' her to expand Dengvaxia program

FORMER Health secretary Paulyn Ubial claimed on Thursday, December 14, that the Commission on Appointments (CA) did not confirm her because of her refusal to purchase more Dengvaxia vaccines and expand the dengue vaccination program.

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Aid group: At least 6,700 Rohingya killed in Myanmar

BANGKOK -- International aid group Doctors Without Borders said its field survey has found at least 6,700 Rohingya Muslims were killed between August and September in a crackdown by Myanmar's security forces.

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Group says 262 journalists imprisoned worldwide, record high

NEW YORK -- An advocacy group for journalists said Wednesday that 262 people are imprisoned around the world for their work gathering and reporting the news, a record high.

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Dela Rosa orders monitoring of 14,000 cops given Dengvaxia

PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) chief Ronald Dela Rosa ordered on Thursday, December 14, the close monitoring of the 14,000 policemen who were given a dose of the Dengvaxia vaccine.

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