COVID vaccine wastage within acceptable limit – DOH

Kathleen de Villa 06/29/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said COVID-19 jabs in the current stockpile considered as “wastage” was still within the standard rate set by the World Health Organization (WHO). Asked during the Kapihan sa Manila Hotel on…

It’s still mask on in Mandaue City…..for now

Mary Rose Sagarino 06/23/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Mandaue City Health Office would still advocate for the wearing of face masks. Dr. Ligaya Lakambini Dargantes, the assistant city health officer said that even if a person is vaccinated against COVID-19,…

DOH recommends: Wear face mask until end of 2022

Daniza Fernandez 06/15/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday recommended the wearing of face masks until the end of the year. Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said face masks protected people not only from COVID-19 but…

Some senators back Gwen’s EO on wearing of face masks

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/13/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Several senators here backed the decision of Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia to scrap the mandatory wearing of face masks outdoors.  Sen. Koko Pimentel, in an interview with Manila-based dzBB, has expressed support for…

70% in Central Visayas inoculated against COVID-19

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/12/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Central Visayas has already vaccinated 70 percent of its target population against COVID-19, a year since the vaccination campaign rolled out.  In a recent press conference, the Department of Health in Central Visayas…

Lapu CH employees who skipped drug test will be asked to explain or face charges

Futch Anthony Inso 06/07/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The City Administrator of Lapu-Lapu City is set to issue a memorandum against 192 city hall employees, who failed to submit themselves to the surprise drug test on June 1, 2022. The drug…

Duque wants COVID-19 face mask rule retained

Christia Marie Ramos 06/06/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Health Secretary Francisco Duque III on Monday said he will convince the next administration to retain the COVID-19 mask rule. While it would be up to the next administration to set up their own…

Not yet time to lift state of calamity in PH, says DOH

John Eric Mendoza 06/04/2022

MANILA, Philippines — It is not the proper time to lift the state of calamity in the country due to COVID-19, Department of Health (DOH) spokesperson Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said on Friday. Vergeire said that while…

Cebu City hopes to move COVID-19 vaccination to barangay health centers

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/01/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City hopes to eventually move the vaccination from the current fixed sites at malls to the individual barangay health centers. The City Health Department (CHD) said that it would be better in…

DOH eyes purchase of vaccines vs monkeypox

Kathleen de Villa 05/28/2022

The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday said it was looking to purchase more jabs and antiviral drugs, this time for the monkeypox disease that has spread even to countries where it is not endemic. The DOH…

VVOC: No expiring COVID-19 vaccines by the end of June

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 05/27/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Visayas Vaccination Operations Center (VVOC) assures that there is no expiring COVID-19 vaccine in the region by the end of June. This was after the Department of Health (DOH) Undersecretary Myra Cabotaje…

Lapu intensifies war vs dengue amid rise in cases

Futch Anthony Inso 05/25/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City Government is intensifying its campaign against mosquitoes after the city recorded a rise in dengue cases. Dr. Agnes Realiza, head of the City Health Office (CHO), told CDN Digital that…

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