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DOF asks ADB to increase loan portfolio 

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Department of Finance (DOF) Secretary Carlos Dominguez III has called on Manila-based Asian Development Bank (ADB) to level up and increase its loan portfolio in the next five years to strongly boost recovery efforts of its member-countries, acc...

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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...

Pasay hospital expects fewer Covid admissions 

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Fewer coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients are being admitted to the Pasay City General Hospital as active cases continue to go down in the city, an official said in a report by Manila Bulletin. In a text message to Manila Bulletin, Dr. John Vict...

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500,000 Sinovac vaccines arrive in PH 

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Another batch of Sinovac vaccines arrived in the country on Sunday, according to a report by CNN Philippines.

The 500,000 doses bought by the government arrived at Terminal 2 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport at around 5:10 p.m., as confirmed by Philippine Airlines in a tweet.

President Rodrigo Duterte was not at the event after the Palace said he would not be attending ceremonial turnovers anymore.

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This is the second batch of government purchased CoronaVac vaccines, the first one arrived on March 29.

Prior to this, two batches of donated vaccines were brought in.

According to a timeline from Galvez, a total of 5.5 million vaccines are expected to arrive in April. Apart from Sinovac, vaccines from Gamaleya and COVAX are also expected.

On Sunday, Senator Bong Go said an initial 20,000 of Gamaleya's Sputnik V vaccines will arrive this week.

Go said the first batch is up for a "pilot logistics run" since there are unique requirements for the first and second doses of the vaccine.


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