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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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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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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

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Outgoing SoKor envoy turns over $500-K Covid-19 donations

Outgoing SoKor envoy turns over $500-K Covid-19 donations DONATIONS. Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. (right) receives in-kind donations from Korea through outgoing Korean Ambassador Han Dong-man (left) during the ceremonial turnover ceremony on Wednesday (Nov. 26, 2020). The donations to the Philippines consist of 17,664 Covid-19 diagnostic kits, one set of PCR and DNA … Continue reading

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President Duterte assures gov’t will ‘look for money’ to settle Red Cross debt

PRRD assures gov’t will ‘look for money’ to settle Red Cross debt By Azer Parrocha   TALK TO THE NATION. President Rodrigo Duterte discusses several issues during his weekly Talk to the Nation at the Malago Clubhouse in Malacañang on Monday night (Oct. 19, 2020). Duterte assured that the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) will pay … Continue reading

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PH logs 2,839 new Covid-19 cases; recoveries rise by 23K

PH logs 2,839 new Covid-19 cases; recoveries rise by 23K By Ma. Teresa Montemayor   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The Department of Health (DOH) on Sunday reported 2,839 new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) infections, raising the overall tally to 237,365 with only 48,803 active cases. The DOH said the additional cases reported were based on the … Continue reading