TIMELINE: The scuttled COVID-19 vaccine deal with Pfizer

Cristina Eloisa Baclig - Content Researcher/Writer / @CeBacligINQ 12/17/2020

MANILA, Philippines — As nations scrambled to secure doses of coronavirus vaccine from drug manufacturers, the Philippines’ Health chief had been accused of “dropping the ball” in acquiring the vaccine deal with a United States-based pharmaceutical. Serious…

Duterte declares fourth Sunday of November as National Bicycle Day

Darryl John Esguerra - Reporter / @DJEsguerraINQ 11/19/2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has declared the fourth Sunday of November of every year as “National Bicycle Day” in a bid to ensure ecological integrity and a clean and healthy environment. Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea…

Duterte signs law for conversion of Eversley Child Sanitarium into a general hospital

Doris C. Bongcac 05/07/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a bill for the creation of the Eversley Child Sanitarium Hospital in Barangay Jagobiao, Mandaue City into a general hospital. Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea informed House…

Gov’t agencies: ‘Business as usual’ as Duterte orders courtesy resignation

Carmel Loise Matus, Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 08/23/2016

Malacañang last night gave all presidential appointees, except those designated by President Rodrigo Duterte, seven days to submit their courtesy resignation. In a memorandum circular signed by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, those who would refuse to comply…

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