Duterte negative for COVID-19 in last swab test — Go

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 04/08/2021

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte tested negative for COVID-19 when he underwent his last swab test during the Holy Week, his longtime aide Sen. Bong Go said Thursday. “Regular naman pong nagpapa-swab test si Pangulong Duterte…

Maundy Thursday weather: Isolated rain in Mindanao, Palawan

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 04/01/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The low-pressure area (LPA) located 105 kilometers east-southeast of General Santos City will cause isolated rain showers over Mindanao and Palawan this Maundy Thursday, while the easterlies will continue to affect Luzon and Visayas.…

DILG: Ordinary individuals like Fernandez who jumped vaccine line may be off-the-hook

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 03/25/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Thursday said it does not see any liability on the part of ordinary individuals, like actor Mark Anthony Fernandez, for skipping the COVID-19 vaccine…

PH revises int’l travel restrictions, allows entry of all Filipino citizens

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 03/19/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines has revised its travel restrictions for inbound passengers and allowed the entry of all Filipino citizens, the National Task Force (NTF) Against COVID-19 said Friday. “All Filipino citizens, whether a returning Overseas…

Duterte’s ‘kill, kill, kill’ order vs Reds is legal under IHL, says Palace

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 03/08/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang on Monday justified President Rodrigo Duterte’s “kill, kill, kill” order against communist rebels, saying such a directive is legal under the International Humanitarian Law (IHL). “Kapag meron po talagang digmaan, sang-ayon sa International…

Saturday rollout of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine eyed

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 03/05/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines may start using the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine it received from the World Health Organization-led COVAX facility on Saturday, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said Friday. “Dahil kararating lang po ng AstraZeneca kagabi,…

Palace admits some ‘breaches’ in vaccine prioritization

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 03/04/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang on Thursday admitted there were some “breaches” on the vaccination protocols after two officials who are not on the government’s priority list received the COVID-19 vaccine. Despite this, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque assured…

Quezon lawmaker in hot water for getting vaccine jab as ‘substitute’ for doctor-son

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 03/04/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Government is mounting a probe on a member of the House of Representatives who had been among the first recipients of the coronavirus vaccine that was reserved for health care workers. Vaccine czar Carlito…

Elderly health workers seen as priority for AstraZeneca vaccines — Galvez

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 03/04/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Some health experts are recommending that the arriving COVID-19 vaccines from AstraZeneca be allocated to elderly healthcare workers, vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. said Thursday. “May mga doctor po na nagsasabi, priority natin yung…

PGH director is PH’s first Covid-19 vaccine recipient

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 03/01/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines has given its first Covid-19 vaccine to Philippine General Hospital (PGH) Director Dr. Gerardo “Gap” Legaspi. Legaspi received the vaccine developed by China’s Sinovac Biotech on Monday at the PGH. PGH nurse…

Duterte to personally witness arrival of Sinovac vaccines on Feb. 28 — Palace

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 02/26/2021

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte will personally witness the arrival of Sinovac Covid-19 vaccines donated by the Chinese government on Sunday, Malacañang has confirmed. “It’s in his sched,” presidential spokesperson Harry Roque told INQUIRER.net in a…

Emission or inspection clearance still needed for motor vehicle registration—Palace

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 02/12/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Vehicles would still need either an emission or private motor vehicle inspection clearance prior to registration, Malacañang said Friday. “Meron tayong clarification. Bagamat ang Pangulo po ay nagsabi na hindi dapat ipatupad ang Motor Vehicle…

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