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LEGAZPI CITY GIVES BRGY OFFICIALS P3K AID – ROSAL

Officials of the 70 villages in Legazpi City received P3,000 each as financial assistance from the national government for their role in carrying out the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program. Mayor Noel Rosal said the assistance came from the social fund of President Rodrigo Duterte. “The P2.3 million fund of the financial assistance was […]

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MANILA OPENS BOOSTER DRIVE-THRU VAX SITE – MORENO

The city government of Manila launched its drive-through vaccination site specifically for booster shots against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) at the Quirino Grandstand in Luneta. The new vaccination site is destined for four-wheel drive vehicles with a maximum of four to five persons, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno said in an interview during the site inspection. […]

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NO RESTRICTIONS FOR UNVAXXED IN DAVAO CITY

Unvaccinated individuals have found an ally in Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte over a proposal to restrict them from entering the city and availing of some government services. Earlier, Duterte announced that she was not keen on imposing restrictions for unvaccinated people in Davao City similar to those now being implemented in Metro Manila following […]

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CAMIGUIN RAISES P122-M FUND FOR COVID RESPONSE

At least P122 million were spent in the coronavirus diseases 2019 (COVID-19) response in 2021 in the province of Camiguin.During the State of the Province Address, Governor Jurdin Jesus Romualdo said the amount was pooled through the combined efforts of the provincial government and the Office of Camiguin Representative Xavier Jesus Romualdo. “Our pandemic response […]

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NUEVA VIZCAYA POISED TO BECOME PH’S NARRA CAPITAL

Vowing to plant more “sturdy” trees, Nueva Vizcaya Vice Governor Jose Tomas Sr. is bringing the province into the map as the narra capital of the country. “As a Philippine national tree, narra symbolizes resiliency—which aptly describes my experience in cooperative development and now in public service. Narra wood describes the indefatigable spirit and strength […]

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CASH INCENTIVES FOR VAX IN DAVAO DEL NORTE TOWN

The municipal government of Sto. Tomas, Davao del Norte is giving cash incentives to barangays with a high vaccination rate against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Mayor Ernesto Evangelista said the cash incentive is part of his administration’s strategy to ramp up vaccination in their town. Based on the report provided by the Sto. Tomas […]

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BAGUIO CITY TIGHTENS RULES VS COVID-19 – MAGALONG

Baguio City has finalized new rules under Alert Level 2 classification amid the threat of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Mayor Benjamin Magalong, who is still on mandatory quarantine following his travel to the United States to visit his parents, signed Executive Order 01-2022 on January 3 providing for heightened restrictions […]

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MANILA PREPARES FOR COVID-19 SURGE – MORENO

The city government of Manila is reviewing the facilities of its quarantine sites in preparation for a possible surge of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases due to the Omicron variant. The city has a 530 COVID-19 bed capacity and a buffer of about 200 beds in several dormitels. Only 37 beds are in use as […]

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DAVAO CITY READY FOR COVID-19 SURGE – SARA DUTERTE

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte disclosed the city government is continuously preparing for the possible surge of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases after the holiday season. In her weekly radio program, Duterte said the surge is expected either in the third or fourth week of this month. “Our preparation for the upcoming surge and we […]

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NO LOOTING INCIDENTS IN BOHOL AFTER ‘ODETTE’ – YAP

Bohol Governor Arthur Yap said there are no untoward incidents reported in the province, like looting in areas where people are left with no food and water, days after the onslaught of Typhoon Odette. “In the past two weeks that I have been going around the province, I am at least happy to share with […]