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More vaccine trainees eyed

chrome_reader_modeJanuary 17, 2021 loyalty account_circlePaulo Rodriguez

As the Senate resumed deliberation on the national government’s coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccination program on Friday, Senator Richard Gordon proposed to train more Filipinos to administer vaccines as the Philippines looks to start rolling out its immunization plan in February, acc...

OFWs can renew certificate at airports 

chrome_reader_modeJanuary 17, 2021 loyalty account_circleMalaya

Newly hired and returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) with expired Overseas Employment Certificates (OECs) need not worry as they can have these certificates revalidated before leaving the country, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said in a report by Philippine News Agen...

DOH reports 2,058 new Covid cases on Jan. 16

chrome_reader_modeJanuary 17, 2021 loyalty account_circleRob Filimor

Some 406 patients have recovered from the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), the Department of Health (DOH) said on Jan. 16, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. In its Covid-19 bulletin, the DOH said this brings the total number of recoveries in the country to 460,133, which translat...

Gov't negotiates vaccine procurement at lower prevailing prices

chrome_reader_modeJanuary 17, 2021 loyalty account_circleMichael Lim

The vaccine prices that the Philippine government is negotiating with the vaccine manufacturers are lower than the prevailing market price, Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. assured following the queries during Friday’s Senate hearing, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. “I...

IATF to boost contact tracing 

chrome_reader_modeJanuary 16, 2021 loyalty account_circleRainier Eubra

The government has issued guidelines to step up the efforts to trace close contacts of individuals who are found to be positive for the B.1.1.7 SARS-CoV-2 variant, also known as the United Kingdom (UK) variant, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. In a resolution approved on Thursd...

BPO supports office space demand 

chrome_reader_modeJanuary 16, 2021 loyalty account_circleRainier Eubra

The business process outsourcing (BPO) had the most number of office space demand in 2020, the Lobien Realty Group said in a report by Philippine News Agency. In a virtual briefing, chief executive officer Sheila Lobien said the BPO sector has again dominated the demand for office space last year a...

Travel ban now covers over 30 countries 

chrome_reader_modeJanuary 16, 2021 loyalty account_circleRainier Eubra

The Philippines extended the travel ban on countries with confirmed cases of B.1.1.7 SARS-CoV-2 variant, or the United Kingdom (UK) variant, until the end of January, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. To curb the spread of the new variant in the country, the Inter-Agency Task Force f...

IATF updates criteria for vaccine priority areas 

chrome_reader_modeJanuary 16, 2021 loyalty account_circleJake Cruz

The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) has updated the criteria for the identification of priority areas for the mass vaccination drive to combat the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), according to a report by Philippine News Agency. “...

DOTr expects to complete NAIA Terminal 2 upgrade by Jan. 31

chrome_reader_modeJanuary 16, 2021 loyalty account_circleRainier Eubra

The rehabilitation of Terminal 2 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) is expected to be completed by the end of this month, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said in a report by Philippine News Agency. In a Facebook post, the DOTr said the rehabilitation project is already 98.10 p...

NTF to consult experts on vaccine procurement

chrome_reader_modeJanuary 16, 2021 loyalty account_circleRainier Eubra

The selection, procurement, and administration of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines in the country will strictly adhere to the government’s stringent protocols to ensure transparency and accountability, vaccine czar and National Task Force against Covid-19 Chief Implementer Carlito ...

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