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Finally, face shields are out—at least in Manila City

Starting Nov. 8, face shields are only required in hospitals, medical clinics, and other medical facilities

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NCR curfew to be lifted this week to give way to—you guessed it—holiday shopping rush

Starting Nov. 4, the prevailing 12 midnight to 4 a.m. curfew will no longer be observed in Metro Manila. But the verdict on whether minors should be allowed out during odd hours still depends on LGUs

Renewing your driver’s license? You’ll need to take driver’s ed starting this month

Comprehensive Driver’s Education is not just for new drivers. It’s now a prerequisite for renewing your license, too. If it’s any consolation, your new one will be valid for 10 years

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This citizen initiative is seeking help for storm-stricken La Union

Recovery from a calamity isn’t a big one-time event; rebuilding happens in phases, Citizens For LU says

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Pack your bags and vax cards: Boracay, Cebu, Bohol, and Baguio are now open to fully vaxxed tourists

If you plan to go to Cebu, Bohol, or Boracay, here’s another piece of good news: Negative RT-PCR results are no longer required

P1,000 bills could soon be plastic-based. It’s more durable, hygienic, and even recyclable, says BSP

Starting next year, the Bangko Sentral will be rolling out polymer-based P1,000 bills that are said to last up to 4 times longer than paper money

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Molnupiravir: Everything you need to know about the anti-COVID pill

Merck’s antiviral pill which showed promising results in clinical trials may be available locally starting November. But what is it really?

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Just to be clear, F. Sionil Jose isn’t envious of Maria Ressa’s Nobel Prize

After stating that Ressa did not deserve the award, the writer has more to say, including that the Nobel Prize ‘is for Peace, not Literature’

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The National Planetarium temporary closes as its building will be decommissioned

In its place, a new world-class national planetarium will be “designed to serve the public well for many more decades,” said the National Museum

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PH top borrower of COVID loans but ranks last in pandemic response?

The country has $3.07 billion in COVID-related loans from ​​the World Bank yet the latest Nikkei COVID-19 Recovery Index ranks the Philippines last