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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

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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

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Nat’l gov’t to provide Covid-19 vaccines for poor LGUs

By Filane Mikee Cervantes  MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– Malacañang on Tuesday said the national government would shoulder the costs of procuring coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines for local government units (LGUs) with meager funds. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said other LGUs would still be allowed to purchase their own supply of vaccines for their constituents. This … Continue reading

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Baguio inks deal to buy 190K doses of AstraZeneca vaccine

By Liza Agoot   BAGUIO CITY (Philippines News Agency) – The city government has finalized a tripartite agreement with AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals assuring it will have enough for 190,000 residents of this city, Mayor Benjamin Magalong said on Monday. Magalong said the agreement was signed between the city government, Department of Health (DOH), and the National Task Force on … Continue reading

Ormoc allots P350-M for Covid-19 vaccines
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Ormoc allots P350-M for Covid-19 vaccines

By Sarwell Meniano   VACCINATION. The Ormoc City Hall in the northwestern part of Leyte province. The city government on Wednesday (Jan. 6, 2021) said it has set aside PHP350 million for the procurement of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines for 80 percent of its residents. (PNA photo by Sarwell Meniano) TACLOBAN CITY (Philippines News Agency)– The city … Continue reading

3 suspects in Dacera case ordered released; probe set Jan. 13
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3 suspects in Dacera case ordered released; probe set Jan. 13

By Benjamin Pulta  MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Makati City prosecutors on Wednesday ordered the preliminary investigation on the case of 23-year-old flight attendant Christine Angelica Dacera and the release of three arrested suspects in the case. “After a thorough evaluation of the facts and evidence presented during inquest proceedings, the Office of the City Prosecutor, … Continue reading

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PH bans entry of foreigners from 6 more countries

By Azer Parrocha   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The Philippines has added six more countries to the list of nations covered by temporary travel restrictions to prevent the spread of the new strain of coronavirus discovered in the United Kingdom, Malacañang announced on Wednesday night. “The Office of the President, upon the joint recommendation of the … Continue reading