Cebu sees full tourism reopening in October

Dale Israel - Inquirer Visayas 09/27/2021

CEBU CITY—Tourism destinations in Cebu are expected to be fully reopened by the end of October this year as the government targets to inoculate 99 percent of the island’s tourism workers. According to vaccine czar Carlito Galvez…

General public to get jabs after 61 million doses arrive

Leila B. Salaverria 09/12/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The government could start inoculating the general public, not only those in priority groups, if the government takes punctual delivery of the 61 million doses it expects in September and October, according to Secretary…

Better Christmas in PH possible despite another COVID-19 spike in cases – Galvez

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 08/15/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines may yet have a better Christmas despite the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant and another uptick in cases, Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., the national vaccine manager, said on Saturday. “Our goal…

Galvez: Gov’t preparing for another possible COVID-19 surge mid-2021

Krissy Aguilar 04/13/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The government is preparing for the “worse” or for when the country experiences another surge in COVID-19 cases in June or July, vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. said Tuesday. “We have to expect na…

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…

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,…

‘Tripartite agreement’ for vaccine deal eyed

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Local government units (LGUs) and members of the private sector are advised to work closely with the national government on their plans to purchase coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines. Cebu City Mayor Edgardo…

Cebu City tagged as priority for COVID-19 vaccines

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/15/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City will have ample allocation of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine should the national government be able to purchase it from an accredited source. This was revealed by Mayor Edgardo Labella…

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…

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