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Duterte gets Sinopharm jab

By Azer Parrocha   SINOPHARM JAB. President Rodrigo Duterte receives his first shot of a Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine on Monday night (May 3, 2021). Health Secretary Francisco Duque III administered the Sinopharm jab to the President. (Screenshot from Senator Bong Go’s Facebook livestream) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday evening received his first shot of … Continue reading

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Duque denies preference in vaccine decisions

By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora   File photo MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– Health Secretary Francisco Duque III on Friday said there is no favoritism in the government’s decisions to determine what candidate vaccine would be approved first. “Unang-una, wala tayong kinikilingan na bakuna rito, wala tayong mga favorites dito. Gaya ng sinabi ko, dadaan po ito sa talagang … Continue reading

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Higher alcohol, tobacco taxes to fund Universal Health Care: Duque

Higher alcohol, tobacco taxes to fund Universal Health Care: Duque By Ma. Teresa Montemayor MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque III on Friday stressed the importance of passing the pending sin tax bills in the Senate to ensure sufficient funding for the Universal Health Care (UHC) program and improve … Continue reading

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Universal Health Care bill passage to improve health service delivery: DOH

UHC bill passage to improve health service delivery: DOH By Ma. Teresa Montemayor MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The passage of the universal health care (UHC) bill would correct the inefficiencies in the current health system as it will empower community health units in the provision of quality health care to every Filipino, the Department … Continue reading