2 brands of COVID-19 vaccine may arrive in PH by February — DOH

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ 01/11/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Two types of COVID-19 vaccines may arrive in the country as early as February, the Department of Health (DOH) said Monday. “May portfolio po tayo na iba’t ibang mga bakuna (We have a portfolio…

Palace admits post-holiday surge in COVID-19 cases, says it’s ‘manageable’

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 01/11/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang on Monday admitted that there was a post-holiday surge in the number of COVID-19 cases in the Philippines, but assured that it is “manageable” and the country remains capable of providing health care…

City mayors to meet with national execs on purchase of vaccines by LGUs

Carla Gomez - @inquirerdotnet 01/10/2021

BACOLOD CITY – The national president of the League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP) has called for a virtual general assembly of city mayors on Tuesday, January 12, to meet with national officials to discuss the…

Pope Francis to have COVID-19 vaccine, says it is the ethical choice for all

Reuters 01/10/2021

VATICAN CITY  – Pope Francis said on Saturday he planned to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as early as next week and urged everyone to get a shot, to protect not only their own lives but those of…

A year after first death in China, coronavirus source still a puzzle

Agence France Presse 01/10/2021

WUHAN — It is the world’s most pressing scientific puzzle, but experts warn there may never be conclusive answers over the source of the coronavirus, after an investigative effort marked from the start by disarray, Chinese secrecy…

House eyeing to finish Cha-cha debates before end of 2021

Daphne Galvez - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ 01/10/2021

  MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives is hoping to finish the debates on charter change (Cha-cha) before the end of 2021. Speaker Lord Allan Velasco on Sunday assured that debates on the proposed amendments to the 1987…

China to provide COVID-19 vaccines free of charge

Reuters 01/09/2021

BEIJING—China will provide COVID-19 vaccines free of charge once they become available to the general public, government authorities said on Saturday. National Health Commission official Zheng Zhongwei said that while manufacturing and transport of vaccines have costs,…

US Justice Department charges 15 over Capitol violence

Reuters 01/09/2021

WASHINGTON – The US Justice Department announced Friday that it has charged 15 people involved in the assault on Congress, including one man accused of possessing bombs made to act like “homemade napalm.” But Ken Kohl, a…

‘Manginginom pala!’: Hacker ordered P1 million-worth of alcohol, says Gatchalian

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 01/07/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Sherwin Gatchalian disclosed Thursday that the hacker of his credit card had ordered P1 million-worth of alcoholic beverages, contrary to his initial suspicion that the latter had purchased food items. Gatchalian made the…

New Year’s Day tragedy: What really happened to Christine Dacera?

Consuelo Marquez - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ 01/07/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The shocking death of flight attendant Christine Angelica Dacera on New Year’s Day sparked queries and speculations all over social media. The 23-year-old Christine was declared dead on arrival at a hospital after a…

Senators back ABS-CBN franchise revival

Maila Ager - Reporter / @MAgerINQ 01/04/2021

MANILA, Philippines— Several senators rallied behind a bill reviving the franchise of ABS-CBN with the head of the committee on public services promising to give “utmost priority” once it is referred to the panel. No less than…

‘Dapat pasagasaan kayo sa eroplano,’ says Go of those skirting travel ban

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 01/04/2021

MANILA, Philippines — There should be no exemptions in the implementation of travel restrictions following the outbreak of a new coronavirus variant in other countries, Senator Christopher “Bong” Go said Monday. In a statement, Go said that…

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