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The Philippine health department logs 97 more cases of the highly-infectious COVID-19 Delta variant. Despite the looming threat of the Delta variant, Metro Manila will remain under General Community Quarantine with heightened restrictions until August 15.

Another Filipino boxer Eumir Marcial advances to the quarterfinals after the referee stops the fight in the opening round of a men’s middleweight round of 16 bout in the Tokyo Olympics, Thursday, July 29.

Activists protesting the spread of COVID-19 disinformation on Facebook set up installations of blue body bags with tags saying ‘Disinfo kills’ at Facebook’s headquarters in Washington DC, Thursday, July 29, Manila time.

Riders’ group Kapatiran ng Dalawang Gulong or Kagulong slams the government’s recently released advisory on food delivery and courier work. DOLE says riders, if considered freelancers, are governed by their contracts with a digital platform company.

Tsunami warnings have been lifted for Alaska and the rest of Pacific after a magnitude 8.2 earthquake struck the seismically active US state. –