Votes and vaccines: Our values on the line

Raphael A. Pangalangan - @inquirerdotnet 04/28/2022

The election of President Duterte birthed terms like “Duterte’s Diehard Supporters” (DDS), “Dutertard,” and “Bobotante” from his critics. Not even a thousand acronymizations, portmanteaux, and euphemisms could mask the intellectual elitism that continues to reek the anti-Dutertian…

The global problem-solving paradox

António Guterres - @inquirerdotnet 02/14/2022

As secretary-general of the United Nations, I spend much of my time speaking with world leaders and taking the pulse of global trends. It’s clear to me that we are at a defining moment in international relations.…

No wastage of vaccines — Cebu City Health

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Health Department (CHD) assured the public that there is no wastage of COVID-19 vaccines that were allotted to the city. Doctor Jeffrey Ibones, the CHD head, assured the public that…

‘Highly unlikely’ existing vaccines will fail against Omicron—WHO

Agence France Presse - @inquirerdotnet 12/08/2021

  GENEVA — Omicron does not appear to cause more severe disease than previous Covid variants and is “highly unlikely” to fully dodge vaccine protections, a top WHO official told AFP Tuesday. Speaking to AFP, the World…

Vaccination of minors with co-morbidities in Cebu City starts on Oct. 29

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/28/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City will begin the vaccination for minors with comorbidities tomorrow, October 29, 2021.  City Health Officer-in-charge, Doctor Jeffrey Ibones, said that they would hold a ceremonial launch at the Vicente Sotto…

1.8 million unutilized COVID-19 vaccines in Region 7

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Health officials in Central Visayas continue to reassure the public that the region still has enough supply of COVID-19 vaccines amid a decline in the number of individuals getting jabbed daily. This after…

10K Mandaue City minors masterlisted for COVID-19 vaccination

10/06/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Mandaue City Vaccine Operation Center (VOC) has already masterlisted almost 10,000 minors aged 12 to 17 years old for vaccination against COVID-19. Dr. Ligaya Lakambini Dargantes, operations head of the city’s VOC…

DepEd-7 targets inoculating 75% of teachers, personnel

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Education in Central Visayas (DepEd-7) is yet to receive formal orders from the national government requiring teaching and non-teaching personnel who will be deployed for the pilot implementation of face-to-face…

202 COVID vaccine doses wasted in Region 7 – VVOC

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/26/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A total of 202 doses of COVID-19 vaccines allocated in Central Visayas were left to waste, the Visayas Vaccination Operations Center (VVOC) said recently. But Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, VVOC spokesperson, said the…

Cebu City EOC hopeful for MGCQ after September

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/21/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines- The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) of Cebu City is hopeful that the city will transition to a more relaxed community quarantine status by October. “With September nearing its end, it is more likely that…

Scale down on testing, scale up on vaccines

Joel Ruiz Butuyan - @inquirerdotnet 09/13/2021

The strategy being pursued by the government to stop the spread of COVID-19 is failing. It’s resulting in a waste of public funds, with little hope of slowing down the pandemic. Everyone is quarreling about the correct…

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…

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