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Nora Aunor marks milestone, accepts first all-out ‘kontrabida’ film role

MANILA, Jan 25 (Mabuhay) — For the first time in her 50-year career, Nora Aunor has agreed to portray a villain. Aunor will play the title role in Adolf Alix Jr.’s “Kontrabida,” about an actress named Anita whose onscreen persona merges with her real life....

DOH logs 7,729 new Covid-19 recoveries

MANILA, Jan 25 (Mabuhay) — The Department of Health (DOH) on Sunday reported 7,729 new Covid-19 recoveries, pushing the country’s overall tally to 475,612, or 92.6 percent of those who tested positive for the virus. In its 4 p.m. case bulletin, the DOH also reported 1,949...

DOH allows use of saliva specimen for COVID-19 test in Red Cross labs

MANILA, Jan 25 (Mabuhay) — The Department of Health has approved the use of saliva as an alternative specimen in COVID-19 tests in Philippine Red Cross laboratories, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said. In a public briefing, Vergeire said the DOH allowed the...