Priority groups to get COVID-19 booster shots starting November – Galvez

Zacarian Sarao 10/26/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The groups to be prioritized to get COVID-19 booster shots this November are healthcare workers, the immunocompromised, the elderly, and those who were vaccinated anytime from March to May, Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., the…

‘Playing God’: Solons accuse gov’t of sitting on LGUs’ vaccine procurement deals

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 09/09/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives’ inquiry on the local government units’ (LGUs) pending request for procurement of COVID-19 vaccines heated up on Thursday, with one lawmaker saying the national government seemed to be “playing God”…

PH eyes buying excess AstraZeneca shots from Israel, US, UK

Daphne Galvez - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ 04/29/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine government is seeking to buy excess or unused AstraZeneca vaccines from countries Israel, United States, and United Kingdom, vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. said Thursday. Galvez said the Philippine government has already…

Galvez, former Shark forward, ready to play for ARQ Builders on April 10 

Glendale G. Rosal 04/08/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Former University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) Jaguars and Cebu City Sharks forward Fletcher Galvez will suit up for the ARQ Builders Lapu-Lapu City Heroes in the Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup that will kick-off…

Gov’t target in 2021? A ‘better Christmas’, herd immunity — Galvez

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 03/18/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine government is targeting to reach herd immunity this year amid its battle against COVID-19 as it hopes for a “better Christmas” for Filipinos, vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. said Thursday. Galvez said…

Procured 1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine arriving March 21 — Galvez

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ 03/07/2021

MANILA, Philippines — One million doses of COVID-19 vaccine procured by the government are set to arrive in the Philippines on March 21, vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. said Sunday. Galvez reiterated that the Chinese government has…

Incompetence

Ramon J. Farolan - @inquirerdotnet 02/22/2021

At a meeting with President Duterte and other Cabinet members in Davao City last Monday, “vaccine czar” Gen. Carlito Galvez Jr. declared that “we are ready for the vaccines.” A dry run was conducted on the movement…

How the private sector can help in vaccination

Guillermo M. Luz - @inquirerdotnet 02/20/2021

Since October 2020, I’ve been working with the private sector on the national vaccine program with vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. and his team. We’ve focused our efforts on creating a vaccine portfolio, vaccine administration and…

PH completes Covax requirements

Maricar Cinco - Reporter / @maricarcincoINQ 02/18/2021

The Philippines has signed and submitted to the World Health Organization (WHO)-led Covax facility the required indemnity agreement that will pave the way for the delivery of vaccines against the novel coronavirus. Sec. Carlito Galvez Jr., who…

Lawmakers worried: Still no vaccine supply agreements

DJ Yap - Reporter / @deejayapINQ 02/13/2021

Senators were distressed that no supply contract for the purchase of COVID-19 vaccines has been signed so far due to snail-paced government negotiations with drug manufacturers, while Congress leaders pushed a bill to allow local governments to…

One question for Gen. Carlito Galvez Jr.

Ramon J. Farolan - @inquirerdotnet 01/25/2021

During the past few days, the “Man of the Hour” has been former AFP chief of staff, Gen. Carlito Galvez Jr., who has been facing a Senate inquiry on the government’s vaccination program. In March 2020, General…

Lacson takes Roque, Galvez to task on real price tag of Sinovac

Maila Ager - Reporter / @MAgerINQ 01/18/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Panfilo Lacson turned the tables on presidential spokesman Harry Roque who earlier branded as fake news the reported P3,629 cost of Sinovac’ vaccine for two doses. “We dare ask: Are Secretary Roque and…

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