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PRC GIVES 15,000 COVID-19 VAX DOSES IN MARAWI CITY

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) administered 15,249 doses of COVID-19 vaccines and boosters in Marawi City through the PRC Mobile Bakuna Team, fully inoculating 7,657 persons from 2021 to 2022. The PRC Bakuna Team supported the city government’s vaccination efforts at the City Hall Gym in Barangay Bangon, Marawi City. PRC Chairman and CEO Dick […]

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BONG GO EYES PROBE ON COVID-19 VACCINE WASTAGE

Senator Bong Go said he is willing to launch an inquiry on the reported wastage of COVID-19 vaccines in the government and private sector. Go said the public has the right to know what happened. “Karapatan nating malaman kung bakit sumobra. Bakit nasayang? Kung ano talaga ang totoong nangyari at ‘di na mauulit ito at […]

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MMDA HOSTS ‘PINASLAKAS SA BOOSTER’ FOR EMPLOYEES

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) hosted the “PinasLakas sa Booster” of the Department of Health (DOH) for its employees recently at the MMDA headquarters in Makati City. The opening ceremony was led by MMDA Acting Chairman Romando Artes, DOH Officer-in-Charge Usec. Maria Rosario Vergeire, and Department of Interior and Local Government Assistant Secretary for […]

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SAGADA TOURISM INDUSTRY SLOWLY PICKING UP — DULA

The local government unit of Sagada in the Mountain Province has expressed confidence that its tourism industry will flourish anew. Mayor Felicito Dula, on the sidelines of the Indigenous Peoples Day celebration, said every weekend for about four weeks, tourist arrivals are on the rise. “We have recorded a total of 39,866 tourists who arrived […]

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Government

VOLUNTARY INDOOR MASK-WEARING GETS PALACE OK

President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. has approved the removal of the COVID-19 test requirements for incoming visitors and the lifting of the mask-wearing mandate for indoor settings. Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco made the announcement in a press briefing at the Malacañang Palace, following the Cabinet meeting with the President. In line with the President’s vision […]

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Government

EARRIVAL CARD REPLACES ONE HEALTH PASS – FRASCO

The Department of Tourism (DOT) welcomed the national government’s introduction of the eARRIVAL CARD as a means to provide a more convenient and stress-free experience for Filipino and foreign travelers arriving in the Philippines. According to Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco, the inception of the eARRIVAL CARD as a replacement of the existing One Health […]

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Politics

SADAGA RELAXES ENTRY RULES FOR TOURISTS

The municipal government of Sagada in Mountain Province continues to get rid of rules that make visits to the town difficult and expensive for tourists. “We are amending and trying to regulate (the) rates of accommodation packages, including tour guide rates and ratios, so that they become less expensive and a burden even to ordinary […]

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SURIGAO DEL NORTE TOWN GETS P750K LIVELIHOOD AID

At least 50 residents of the Surigao del Norte town of Bacuag benefited from the P750,000 livelihood aid facilitated by the Office of Senator Bong Go and the Department of Social Welfare and Development in the Caraga Region (DSWD-13). “Each of the beneficiaries received a P15,000 grant that will help them revive their livelihood to […]

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ILOILO CITY GOV’T OPENS MOLECULAR LABORATORY

Iloilo City is now equipped to test not COVID-19 cases but also monkeypox cases with the opening of its Uswag Molecular Laboratory at its permanent site in Barangay San Pedro in Molo district. “It is a biosafety level 2 facility equipped with machines and instruments needed for molecular testing. At present, the facility will focus […]

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CANDON CITY IS TOP BOOSTER VAXXER IN ILOCOS REGION

Candon City ranked first among local government units in the Ilocos Region with the highest number of first booster jabs administered, according to the Department of Health-Regional Office 1. Based on the latest vaccination report of the Health Department, a total of 16,941 eligible residents in Candon City in Ilocos Sur province got boosted from […]