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NORTHERN SAMAR TO HIRE DISPLACED GOV’T NURSES

The provincial government of Northern Samar will hire nurses in the province who will not be rehired under the Nurses Deployment Program of the Department of Health (DOH) this year. Northern Samar Governor Edwin Marino Ongchuan said this was the agreement during a meeting with the provincial health board after it reported that the DOH […]

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CEBU CITY BANS PRIVATE PARTIES IN HOTEL ROOMS

Mayor Edgardo Labella issued an executive order strictly banning private parties inside hotel rooms in Cebu City. Labella said in a press conference his decision was made after the tragic incident involving a flight stewardess who died allegedly after partying with friends inside two adjacent hotel rooms in Makati City. “If there are parties, (they) […]

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KIDAPAWAN CITY GIVES FREE BIRTH REGISTRATIONS

Some 600 poor residents in Kidapawan City have so far benefitted from the free birth certificate and late registration program being initiated by the city government. The ongoing project called “Rehistro Mo, Sagot Ko” aims to provide the city’s indigents with birth certificates and avoid future difficulties in birth registrations. Mayor Joseph Evangelista said this […]

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ANTIQUE HOSPITAL GETS NEW EQUIPMENT – CADIAO

The Antique provincial government has turned over P70 million worth of equipment to the Angel Salazar Memorial General Hospital (ASMGH) to improve its health facilities. In her message, Antique Governor Rhodora Cadiao, who led the turnover of the various equipment, said the ASMGH previously lacked the needed equipment for patients. “Before, the equipment like the […]

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BULACAN TO BUY 4M DOSES OF COVID-19 VACCINE

The provincial government of Bulacan is eyeing to procure an estimated 4 million doses of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine to cover the total household population in the province. Governor Daniel Fernando said the provincial government will secure the vaccines once it becomes available in the country to ensure that his fellow Bulakenyos will be […]

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BAGUIO TO BUY ASTRAZENECA VACCINE – MAGALONG

The city government of Baguio has finalized a tripartite agreement with AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals assuring it will have enough for 190,000 residents, Mayor Benjamin Magalong announced. Magalong said the agreement was signed between the city government, Department of Health (DOH), and the National Task Force on emerging and reemerging diseases recently. AstraZeneca is among the manufacturers […]

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LGUS TO AID NAT’L GOV’T BUY COVID VACCINES – CUA

Local government units (LGUs) are “inspired” to help the national government in buying, using, and handling coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines as a way of volunteerism, Quirino Governor Dax Cua said. In a virtual news briefing sponsored by the Presidential Communications Operations Office-Philippine Information Agency, Cua, president of the Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines […]

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ORMOC OKS P350M BUDGET FOR VIRUS VACCINES – GOMEZ

The city government of Ormoc in Leyte is setting aside P350 million for the procurement of vaccines for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) to cover 80 percent of the city’s residents. The local inter-agency task force headed by Mayor Richard Gomez approved the amount to finance the local government’s priority activity this year. “The sum […]

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DANNY LIM AN ICON FOR NOVO VIZCAYANOS – PADILLA

Townmates of Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairperson Danny Lim in Solano, Nueva Vizcaya are mourning his death, about a week after contracting the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). “This is an extremely sad day for us as Malacañang confirms the death of a very close and good friend. One of Nueva Vizcaya’s proud sons (sic). MMDA Chairman […]

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ANTIQUE ALLOTS P10M FOR COVID VACCINES – CADIAO

The Antique provincial government has allocated P10 million for the purchase of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines. Antique’s provincial planning and development officer, Juliana Cepe, said Governor Rhodora Cadiao had requested the inclusion of the P10 million for the purchase of the COVID-19 vaccines in the 2021 annual budget. Cepe said the appropriation for the […]