PH eyeing to vaccinate at least 5 million Filipinos by June

Krissy Aguilar 01/14/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The government targets to inoculate at least 5 million Filipinos by June in a bid to give protection to the population especially amid a mutation of SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus causing COVID-19, Malacañang said Thursday.…

Duterte says he will take responsibility for anything wrong with COVID-19 vaccines

Krissy Aguilar 01/14/2021

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte said on Wednesday that he would take responsibility if something should go wrong in the use of COVID-19 vaccines that the national government would buy. In a taped speech aired Wednesday,…

‘No cover-up’: Duterte says he didn’t know about PSG vaccination

Krissy Aguilar 01/05/2021

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday that he was not aware of the Presidential Security Group (PSG) being vaccinated against COVID-19 as he denied that there was a “cover-up” of the issue. “I don’t…

Duterte favors delaying PhilHealth contribution hike

Krissy Aguilar 01/04/2021

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte is in favor of deferring the increase in the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) members’ contribution while the country faces the COVID-19 pandemic. “Base sa usapan namin ni Pangulong Duterte, sang-ayon…

Metro Manila, 9 other areas to start 2021 under GCQ

Krissy Aguilar 12/29/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Metro Manila and nine other areas will remain under general community quarantine (GCQ) as they welcom 2021. In a pre-recorded speech on Monday, President Rodrigo Duterte announced the extension of the GCQ in Metro…

First COVID vaccine to roll out in PH may likely come from China—Galvez

Krissy Aguilar 12/09/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The first COVID-19 vaccine the Philippines could get a hand of will likely come from China, the government’s pandemic response chief implementer and vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. said Wednesday. While he said both…

Narcolist with name of slain Los Baños mayor ‘not mine’ – Duterte

Krissy Aguilar 12/08/2020

KrissMANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday has distanced himself from the killing of Los Baños Mayor Caesar Perez, saying that the so-called narcolist that included the name of the local executive did not come from…

Janssen, AstraZeneca, Clover get ethics review board approval — DOH

Krissy Aguilar 12/07/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Three developers of vaccines against COVID-19 have passed the review of the ethics board, advancing their applications to conduct clinical trials in the country, the Department of Health (DOH) said Monday. Belgium’s Janssen Pharmaceutical,…

IATF to tackle supposed health protocol violation in Cebu event graced by Roque

Krissy Aguilar 11/30/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The alleged violation of health protocols in Cebu where presidential spokesperson Harry Roque was present will be taken up at the COVID-19 task force’s meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte, pandemic response chief implementer Carlito…

LIST: Canceled flights on Nov. 11, Nov. 12 due to Ulysses

Krissy Aguilar 11/11/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Several domestic and international flights for November 11 and November 12 were canceled as severe tropical storm Ulysses may turn into a typhoon. The state weather bureau warned that Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 3 may…

Duterte appoints Sinas as new PNP chief

Krissy Aguilar 11/09/2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has designated National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) director Police Major Gen. Debold Sinas as the new chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP), Malacañang said Monday. “Tinalaga po ni President…

More than 2 million people across 12 regions affected by Rolly — NDRRMC

Krissy Aguilar 11/02/2020

MANILA, Philippines — More than two million people residing across 12 regions suffered from the effects of super typhoon Rolly, which was considered the world’s strongest typhoon this year, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council…

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