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Manila starts administration of Pfizer vaccines

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The city government of Manila will start the deployment of the newly-arrived Pfizer coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines for the A1 group (medical frontliners) starting Thursday, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. In a Fac...

BSP keeps key rates at record low

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Philippine monetary officials on Wednesday kept the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ (BSP) key policy rates steady as inflation is now expected to stay within target this and next year and domestic growth to post improvements, according to a report...

LandBank launches mobile app for savings account opening

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State-owned Land Bank of the Philippines (Landbank) on Wednesday launched through its Facebook page its digital onboarding system (DOBS) Mobile, which will allow people to open a savings account using their mobile phones, according to a report by Phi...

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Manila starts administering Pfizer vaccines

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US-made Pfizer Covid-19 vaccines will be given to the A1 (medical front-liners), A2 (senior citizens), and A3 (with comorbidities) priority groups in the city of Manila starting Tuesday, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. A total of 900 doses will be initially available at the Manila ...

Fire hits Pasig hospital

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Over P28 million worth of hemodialysis supplies and more than P1.2M worth of medicines were damaged in the fire that hit the Pasig City General Hospital (PCGH) on Wednesday, May 12, Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto said in a report by Manila Bulletin. In a Facebook Live, Sotto said that the damage will ...

Over 800,000 Filipinos sign up online for national ID 

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More than 800,000 have already signed up for the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) via digital registration, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said in a report by Philippine News Agency. The government is urging Filipinos to avail of the Philippine identification (PhilID), the...

Groups ask gov't to prioritize zero waste strategies 

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Environmental health groups today urged national and local authorities to give priority to zero waste strategies that prevent and reduce the generation of persistent organic pollutants (POPs), a class of highly hazardous synthetic chemicals. The EcoWaste Coalition, Interfacing Development Intervent...

Quezon City ramps up testing, contact tracing

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More COVID-19 cases have been identified by the Quezon City government due to its intensified testing and contact tracing efforts. According to the recent report by the OCTA Research Group, the average number of new cases per day in the city is at 420 for the week of May 4 to 10. This resulted in a...

2.2 million Pfizer vaccines expected this month

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The Philippines expects a bulk shipment of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccines to arrive in the country before the month ends, vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. said in a report by CNN Philippines. He said the delivery of 2.2 million doses of the American-made vaccines will be facilitated by COVAX, a glob...

DA welcomes state of calamity over ASF

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Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary William Dar on Wednesday welcomed the issuance of Presidential Proclamation 1143 declaring a state of calamity nationwide due to African swine fever (ASF), according to a report by Philippine News Agency. "The proclamation is a much-needed shot-in-...

DOH vows to use up 2 million Astrazeneca vaccines 

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The bulk of the latest shipment of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccines will be used  as first dose to ensure they are used up before expiring in midyear, a health official said in a report by Manila Standard. Interviewed on Unang Hirit, Health Undersecretary Myrna Cabotaje said 1.5 million o...

1,200 health protocol violators brought to QC Memorial Circle

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The Quezon City government apprehended about 3,200 individuals as of 12 noon in a “one-time, big-time” joint operation conducted by the Department of Public Order and Safety, QC Police District, Task Force on Transport and Traffic Management, Task Force Disiplina, and Market Development ...

Makati administers Pfizer vaccines 

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Makati City has started administering Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccines to its residents at the Makati Medical Center (MMC) on Wednesday (May 12), according to a report by Manila Bulletin. The inoculation was conducted at the Auditorium on the 8th floor of MMC’s Tower 2. In an online...

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