Philippines

Senator Bong Go alarmed by public apprehension on Covid-19 vaccines

By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos   Senator Christopher Lawrence Go. (Photo courtesy of Senate PRIB) MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– Senator Christopher Lawrence Go on Friday expressed alarm by the public’s apprehension about getting inoculated with the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccine. In his manifestation during the Senate hearing on the Covid-19 national vaccine roadmap, Go lamented that some Filipinos, while … Continue reading

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UHC law to facilitate Covid-19 vaccination rollout: Gordon

  Senator Richard Gordon (File photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– As the Senate continues its hearing on the national Covid-19 vaccination program, Senator Richard Gordon pointed out that implementing the Universal Health Care (UHC) law would ensure speedy and organized rollout of the vaccination program. Gordon said the UHC mandates that every Filipino shall register with a … Continue reading

Philippines / Sports

PBA Draft now with 40 applicants

By Ivan Stewart Saldajeno MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– The number of players applying for the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Draft continues to increase over time. The league said as of Thursday, 40 people officially threw their hats to the March 14 event. Highlighting the latest batch of applicants are Alab Pilipinas players Andrei Caracut and Tzaddy … Continue reading

covid 19 / Philippines

Duterte hopes UK variant not ‘more dangerous’ than original

By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos UK VARIANT. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over a meeting with the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Emerging Infectious Diseases core members prior to his talk to the people at the Malago Clubhouse in Malacañang Park, Manila on Wednesday night (Jan. 13, 2021). Duterte is hoping that the UK variant would … Continue reading

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Floods, landslides threaten Bicol, N. Samar anew: PAGASA

By Catherine Teves   MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– Waterways in the Bicol Region and Northern Samar province in Eastern Visayas may overflow due to rains from the tail-end of a frontal system (TEFS), raising the risk of flooding in these areas. “TEFS rain can increase water in those waterways so there is a possibility for these channels … Continue reading

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Solon pushes for exemptions in land ownership by foreigners

By Filane Mikee Cervantes   Marikina City Rep. Stella Quimbo MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– A lawmaker at the House of Representatives on Wednesday said allowing exemptions to land ownership by foreigners is one way to attract foreign capital and help the economy recover from the adverse effects of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. Marikina City Rep. Stella … Continue reading

covid 19 / Philippines

DOH confirms UK Covid-19 variant now in Philippines

MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The Department of Health (DOH) and the Philippine Genome Center (PGC) on Wednesday confirmed the detection of the B.1.1.7. SARS-CoV-2 variant (UK variant) in the country after samples from a Filipino who arrived from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Jan. 7 yielded positive genome sequencing results. DOH, in a press … Continue reading

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Dacera case hearing reset to Jan. 27

By Benjamin Pulta   (File photo courtesy of PTV Davao) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The Philippine National Police (PNP) sought to reset the preliminary investigation of the case of flight attendant Christine Angelica Dacera, prosecutors said on Wednesday. In a press statement, the Makati City Prosecutor’s Office said the next hearing is scheduled on Jan. 27, … Continue reading

covid 19 / Philippines

Most LGUs prefer AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine: DILG

By Christopher Lloyd Caliwan   DILG Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya. (File photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– Most local government units (LGUs) in the country preferred to acquire the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccine manufactured by AstraZeneca, an official of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said on Wednesday. “So nakakapili po sila (LGUs) kung ano po yung preference (Covid-19 vaccine) nila (They … Continue reading

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Philippine gov’t allots P75-B for Covid-19 vaccines

By Jelly Musico   COVID-19 VACCINE. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 50th Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañang Palace on Jan. 11, 2021. The Department of Finance reported that PHP75 billion has been allotted for the procurement of Covid-19 vaccines for 57 million Filipinos. (Presidential photo by Alberto Alcain) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The national government has … Continue reading