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ABANTE: DOTR’S ‘NO VAX NO RIDE’ ORDER UNNECESSARY

With the Department of Transportation’s (DOTr) “no vaccination, no ride” policy set to be fully implemented on Monday, January 17,  Deputy Speaker Benny Abante, Jr. urged the DOTr to reconsider and rescind its department order prohibiting unvaccinated individuals from riding public utility vehicles, and said on Friday that there were already safeguards in place to […]

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PASAY QUARANTINE FACILITIES STILL OK – MERCADO

Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Roger Mercado inspected an operational modular health facility suitable for mandatory quarantine put up by DPWH National Capital Region (NCR) in Pasay City. “We are checking if facilities, after months of use, remain conducive to people experiencing mild symptoms or if we need to undertake preventive maintenance […]

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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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GOV’T URGED: USE LAB NETWORK FUND FOR MASS TESTING

The government should immediately “release and disperse” the P7.92-billion fund in the 2022 national budget for the government’s COVID-19 Laboratory Network so the current surge in the demand for testing could be met, Senator Joel Villanueva said. Villanueva said the amount should be “downloaded without delay” to public health facilities so they can cope with […]

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TAKE ONLINE TESDA COURSES: QUARANTINED OFWS URGED

Senator Dick Gordon has urged the estimated 9,000 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who are currently under strict quarantine or isolation to keep their patience and their minds occupied towards self-improvement. Gordon, who is known as a man of action, suggested returning OFWs to join in Technical Education and Skills Development Authority’s (TESDA) online courses which […]

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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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GIVE SEA GAMES ATHLETES STRICT BUBBLE TRAINING

The Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta (PBA) Party-list said the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) must ensure that all training bubbles for athletes bound for the coming Southeast Asian (SEA) Games will be totally sanitized and secured to prevent an outbreak of COVID-19 infections. This, after PSC Commissioner Ramon Fernandez said the usual training venues for Team […]

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PEACE PARTY LIST BACKS ACADEMIC BREAK CALL

The Philippine Educators Alliance for Community Empowerment (PEACE) Party-list has backed the call for an academic break for teachers and students in areas experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases. “With many households in the National Capital Region and other high-risk areas being hit with COVID-19, an academic break is the right and compassionate decision. Several […]

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MASS COVID TESTING, MASS BOOSTER JABS NOW – LACSON

Aggressive COVID-19 mass testing, mass contact tracing and mass vaccine booster shots, vaccination of minors aged 5 to 11 – and a tougher stance against violators. These are among the steps the government and the public should take in dealing with COVID-19 – including the latest surge of infections, Senator Panfilo Lacson said. Lacson, who […]

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DPWH BUILDS HOSPITAL FACILITIES IN QC, MANDALUYONG

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) responded anew to the demands of the times with the completion and turn-over of new hospital facilities in Quezon City and Mandaluyong City. DPWH Secretary Roger Mercado, citing a report from Undersecretary Emil Sadain, said that a combined total of 178 beds were added to available healthcare […]