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Duterte receives Sinopharm vaccine

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President Rodrigo Duterte decided to get inoculated with the Sinopharm jab because the process of giving the Chinese vaccine clearance for emergency use has been “grossly delayed”, Malacañang said in a report by Philippine News Age...

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1,300 more contact tracers deployed in Quezon City 

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Quezon City has intensified its contact tracing efforts following the Department of Labor and Employment’s (DOLE) deployment of an additional 1,300 tracers in the city in response to the spike of COVID-19 cases. With the additional contact tra...

DOJ, Maynilad continue contract revision talks

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The ongoing negotiations for the concession agreement between the government and Maynilad Water Services Inc (MWSI) are proceeding smoothly despite minor glitches, Department of Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said in a report by Philippine News A...

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2 million Astrazeneca vaccines arrive on May 8

chrome_reader_modeMay 08, 2021 loyalty account_circleHannah Santos

The expected arrival of more doses of Covid-19 vaccines this month will ensure that more Filipinos, particularly front-liners and vulnerable sectors, will be given the necessary protection against the disease, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. Senator Christopher “Bong” G...

Galvez honors medical frontliners 

chrome_reader_modeMay 08, 2021 loyalty account_circleMariel Guevarra

Without the relentless dedication and sacrifices of every front-liner, the country would not have been able to face the challenges posed by the public health crisis, National Task Force (NTF) Against Covid-19 chief implementer, Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., said in a report by Philippine News Agency...

Gov't allows minors, seniors to register for PhilSys 

chrome_reader_modeMay 07, 2021 loyalty account_circleRainier Eubra

Filipinos aged 15 to 17 and 65 and above who opt to register for the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) may leave their homes, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. This was after the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) allow...

PH has enough oxygen tank supply 

chrome_reader_modeMay 07, 2021 loyalty account_circleMylene Santos

The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday insisted that the country’s supply of oxygen tanks amid the coronavirus pandemic was “sufficient” even as some hospitals and infirmaries reported a shortage of the item, according to a report by GMA News. Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario...

1.5 million Sinovac vaccines arrive on May 7

chrome_reader_modeMay 07, 2021 loyalty account_circleJames Lopes

A total of 1.5 million doses of government-procured Sinovac vaccines from China will augment the country's supply after arriving at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2 via a Cebu Pacific flight on Friday, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. Department of Health S...

DOH reports 7,733 new Covid cases on May 7

chrome_reader_modeMay 07, 2021 loyalty account_circleMichael Lim

The Philippines' recovery tally from the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) has reached a total of 1,003,160, after 4,227 new recoveries were reported on Friday, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. In its latest case bulletin, the Department of Health (DOH) said this accounts...

PNP asked to arrest people not wearing face masks

chrome_reader_modeMay 07, 2021 loyalty account_circleRob Filimor

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), together with the Philippine National Police (PNP), is prepared to immediately implement the directive of President Rodrigo Duterte to apprehend individuals who will be caught not properly wearing a face mask or face shield, according ...

Comelec registers 3.22 million new voters

chrome_reader_modeMay 07, 2021 loyalty account_circleRyan Chua

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has approved over 3 million new voter registrants, an official said in a report by Philippine News Agency. Commissioner Rowena Guanzon said they have accepted a total of 3,222,137 applications in the past six months. “Total new registrants from October 2...

Survey finds that 42% of workers walk to work 

chrome_reader_modeMay 07, 2021 loyalty account_circleSarah Lim

Forty-two percent of non-home based Filipino workers found it hard to travel to work amid the COVID-19 pandemic with 44 percent of the respondents opted walking from their homes to their workplaces, a latest Social Weather Survey (SWS) report said in a report by GMA News. The non-commissioned ...

Romualdez supports suspension of vaccine patent 

chrome_reader_modeMay 07, 2021 loyalty account_circleAmihan Reyes

House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez on Friday said waiving intellectual property rights on coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccines is not only morally right, but would ensure people’s survival amid the pandemic, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. Romualdez made the state...

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