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INFO DRIVE ON RT-PCR TEST PRICE CAP URGED

Deputy Speaker Eddie Villanueva said the government should strengthen its information dissemination on its policy of setting a lowered price cap on real time-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) testing in the country. Villanueva said the Department of Health (DOH) and Department of Trade and Industry should make their messaging “unambiguous” and execute a “more vigorous information […]

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BENGUET INFO DRIVE AIMS FOR 90% COVID VAX – DICLAS

Benguet Governor Melchor Diclas said the province continues to do information education campaigns (IEC) in the communities to ensure readiness and acceptance of the COVID-19 vaccines. Diclas was a guest in the “Laging Handa” virtual briefing of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) hosted by PCOO Assistant Secretary for Global Media and Public Affairs JV […]

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TEACHERS TO AID VACCINATION INFO DRIVE — BRIONES

Public school teachers will assist the national government in its vaccination program through information drive. This is what Education Secretary Leonor Briones emphasized in a recent press briefing, clarifying that teachers would not administer vaccines against COVID-19 once it is available. “Dini-deny namin iyong perception na ang mga teachers ay sila mismo ang mag-vaccinate ng […]

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SCHOOLS NEED TO BE MORE VIGILANT VS NOVEL CORONAVIRUS – GATCHALIAN

Following the Department of Health’s announcement that the Philippines has confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Senator Win Gatchalian underscored the need for schools to be more vigilant and ensure that protocols are in place to prevent students from getting infected. Gatchalian also emphasized that the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the 2019-nCoV […]

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DIEZ CASE HIGHLIGHTS NEED FOR SOGIE LAW, LGBTQIA+ INFO DRIVE — ARAGONES

Laguna 3rd District representative Sol Aragones on Sunday said the recent incident involving transgender woman Gretchen Custodio Diez highlights the need to pass a SOGIE (sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression) law and should prod government to step up efforts to educate the public on SOGIE and LGBTQIA+ issues. Diez was detained for using the […]

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GORDON TO DOH: BOOST INFO DRIVE ON MEASLES VACCINE

With the gap in vaccination coverage in the country steadily widening since 2014 which contributed to the current measles outbreak in Metro Manila and in some parts of Luzon and the Visayas, Senator Dick Gordon is calling for urgent efforts to increase vaccination coverage. During the NDRRMC (National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council) Response […]