‘We do not make friends in anticipation of what China can give’

By Azer Parrocha   President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping (Presidential file photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday denied that his administration has befriended China because of what the East Asian nation could give. “They [China] offered to help. If the aid is coming, good. If not, okay lang rin sa … Continue reading

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PH gets 500K more CoronaVac vaccine doses

By Filane Mikee Cervantes   MORE VAX. The Philippines on Thursday (May 20, 2021) received 500,000 more doses of government-procured CoronaVac, bringing the country’s total stockpile of the vaccine so far to 5.5 million. The latest batch arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport at 7:35 a.m. via a commercial Cebu Pacific flight. (PNA photo by Avito C. … Continue reading

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Close to 14M vaccines expected to arrive in Q2: Galvez

  Vaccine czar Sec. Carlito Galvez, Jr. (Presidential Photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– The government is working hard to ensure that the country can secure almost 14 million vaccine doses from four vaccine manufacturers within the second quarter, said vaccine czar Sec. Carlito Galvez, Jr., chief implementer of the National Task Force Against Covid-19. “The global supply … Continue reading

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400K more Sinovac doses due to arrive this week

By Raymond Carl Dela Cruz   VAX DONATION. The first batch of China-donated CoronaVac vaccines that arrived in Manila on February 28, 2021. The second batch consisting of 400,000 doses will arrive this week. (Photo courtesy of China Embassy) MANILA – A total of 400,000 more doses of the CoronaVac vaccine, manufactured by Chinese biopharmaceutical company Sinovac Biotech, will arrive … Continue reading

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CoronaVac vaccines to be transported to Cebu, Davao this week

By Azer Parrocha   SINOVAC VAX. The first shipment of CoronaVac vaccines donated by China arrives in the Philippines on Sunday (Feb. 28, 2021). Vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. on Monday (March 1) said part of the 600,000 doses of Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine will be transported to Cebu and Davao this week. (Photo courtesy of Chinese embassy) … Continue reading

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PH kick-starts Covid-19 vaccination drive with CoronaVac

By Azer Parrocha  HISTORIC. Philippine General Hospital Director Dr. Gerardo Legaspi flashes a thumbs up sign while he gets vaccinated with the CoronaVac shortly after 9 a.m. on Monday (March 1, 2021), opening a new chapter in the battle against the coronavirus. There was plenty of applause as cameras capture the inoculation procedure, the first step … Continue reading

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Actual inoculation slated Mar. 1 after Sinovac vax arrival

By Lade Jean Kabagani   CHINA DONATES VACCINES. Boxes of Chinese government-donated coronavirus vaccines produced by Sinovac Biotech pharmaceutical firm arrive in PH on Sunday (Feb.28, 2021). The actual inoculation of Filipinos under the government’s priority list will begin this Monday (March 1). (PNA photo by Avito Dalan) MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– The actual inoculation of Filipinos under the government’s … Continue reading

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Sinovac vaccines to arrive in PH Feb. 28: Palace

By Azer Parrocha and Joyce Ann L. Rocamora   Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque. (Screengrab from RTVM) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The first batch of China’s Sinovac Biotech vaccines will arrive in the Philippines on Sunday (Feb. 28), Malacañang said on Thursday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said a total of 600,000 vaccine doses donated by the Chinese government … Continue reading

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Gov’t to reveal price of Sinovac vaccines once deal finalized

By Azer Parrocha   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Malacañang on Monday vowed to reveal the price of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines developed by China’s Sinovac Biotech Ltd. once the national government’s deal with the Chinese vaccine supplier is finalized. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made this assurance insisting that Sinovac has accorded the “best price” to … Continue reading