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PBA PARTY-LIST BATS FOR VAXXING OF STUDE ATHLETES

“Revive sports. Inoculate student-athletes.” The Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta (PBA) Party-list is calling for the inclusion of student-athletes in the government’s list of priority groups for vaccination against COVID-19. The government previously approved the vaccination of all national athletes if they would be joining this year’s Southeast Asian (SEA) Games and the Tokyo Olympics, with […]

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VILLANUEVA TO PRC: STOP POSTPONING BOARD EXAMS

Senator Joel Villanueva took to task the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) for failing to administer more than 80 licensure exams because it was “stuck in the past.” The PRC has become a dinosaur because of its failure for 20 years to follow the mandate of the PRC Modernization Act that required the profession licensing agency […]

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NCR MAYORS: EASE RESTRICTIONS ON FULLY VAXXED

The Metro Manila Council (MMC) urged the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) to consider easing of COVID-19 guidelines for fully-vaccinated individuals in the National Capital Region to bolster economic activities in the region. Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Benhur Abalos, who is also the concurrent chair of the […]

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MMC: IATF TO DECIDE ON NCR QUARANTINE STATUS

The Metro Manila Council (MMC) will defer to the decision of the Inter-agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID) on the next community quarantine status to be implemented in the National Capital Region. Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chairman Benhur Abalos said the decision of the Metro Manila mayors who are […]

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POE TO IATF: CONSULT SMALL ENTREPS ON LOCKDOWNS

Senator Grace Poe urged the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) to give micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) a good lead time to inform them of an impending lockdown to allow them to prepare and avoid further losses. “Business owners are not really aware that there’s going to be a lockdown the following day until the […]

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VAXXED KIDS, SENIORS NOW OK TO BE OUTDOORS — DOT

The Department of Tourism (DOT) welcomed the decision of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) to allow children, aged five years old and above, and fully vaccinated seniors to visit outdoor areas. This is on the condition that the children are supervised by adults and that everyone adheres to […]

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BINAY TO IATF, DOH: PROTECT ALL HEALTH WORKERS

“There is a need for us to plan ahead and protect healthcare workers at any cost in case they are exposed to new infections.” Senator Nancy Binay urged the Department of Health and the IATF to come up with a comprehensive approach that will involve the full hierarchy of infection prevention controls as well as […]

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BARANGAY WORKERS IN A4 VAX GROUP GETS IATF OK

“There is no better way to thank our barangay frontliners than by providing them with the protection they need to safely continue selflessly serving our communities.”This was the response on Wednesday of Deputy Speaker Benny Abante Jr. to a June 7 letter from National Task Force against COVID-19 Chief Implementer Sec. Carlito Galvez informing the […]

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NON-OFW PINOYS NOW ALLOWED TO RETURN HOME

Senator Joel Villanueva welcomed the easing of restrictions on returning Filipinos from foreign countries after authorities rescinded a guideline it issued which triggered a wave of disruptions on travel plans of Filipinos eager to come home. Villanueva lamented the ordeal of Filipino passengers overseas, particularly those who received notices from their airlines that they would […]

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IATF, NTF INSPECT VACCINE ROLLOUT READINESS – NOGRALES

The local government units of Makati and Quezon City were visited by the Covid-19 Vaccine CODE Team last January 27 and 28, 2021, respectively, for discussions on their readiness for the government’s vaccination program roll-out, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said on Friday. The Coordinated Operations to Defeat Epidemic (C.O.D.E.) Team was formed by the National […]