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CUA: LGUS TO BOOST VAXXING FOR ‘MASKLESS’ PH

The national government should work urgently with local government units to improve its booster vaccination numbers to ensure a smooth transition to a “maskless Philippines,”  Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines president Dax Cua said. This, after Pres. Ferdinand Marcos, Jr., on Monday, approved an executive order that makes the wearing of face masks […]

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DEPED BOOSTS ‘BIDA KID’ FOR IN-PERSON CLASSES

As part of its efforts to promote minimum public health standards and COVID-19 vaccination, the Department of Education (DepEd) ramped up the BIDA Kid and PinasLakas campaigns to ensure the safety of learners and educators in the return of face-to-face classes. In a webinar conducted by the Department of Health (DOH) titled “Sa Booster: PinasLakas […]

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VAX NOT REQUIRED FOR IN-PERSON CLASSES — CHED

The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) announced that students and higher education institutions (HEI) personnel, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status, can now participate in face-to-face classes. “We’re allowing vaccinated and unvaccinated students, employees, and faculty members to now go to face-to-face classes or report back to work. That is the revised policy as of today,” said […]

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COVID VAXXING BOOST AMID IN-PERSON CLASSES URGED

Amid the reopening of in-person classes, ANAKALUSUGAN Party-list Representative Ray Florence Reyes renewed calls for a more aggressive COVID-19 vaccination to avoid possible surges and stop the spread of new variants. “We need vaccination sites that are accessible to children as schools reopen, such as walk-in booths in schools themselves. Mere photo ops of random […]

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DEPLOY HEALTH WORKERS IN SCHOOLS – CO

A lawmaker said healthcare frontliners should be deployed on school campuses for the opening of face-to-face classes this year. BHW Party-list Representative Angelica Co said the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) response at this time should have more emphasis on all the schools and campus communities because classes are resuming with face-to-face contact. Co said the Department […]

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16 HEIS GET CHED AWARD FOR COVID-19 VAX PROGRAM

In recognition of the efforts and hard work of its partner higher education institutions (HEIs), the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) awarded 16 Outstanding HEIs for their COVID-19 Vaccination Program. The outstanding HEIs have very high vaccination rates of at least 95% of the total number of HEI faculty and staff and more than 70% […]

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BOOST COVID-19 VAX INFORMATION DRIVE – BONG GO

Senator Bong Go urged the government to strengthen its information campaign on COVID-19 vaccination, saying this should cover as many qualified individuals as possible. “We have done well the past year in acquiring sufficient vaccine supply but we must amplify these efforts further in order to reach areas with low vaccination rates,” Go said. The […]

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VAXXED CATBALOGAN SENIORS TO GET CASH REWARD – UY

Senior citizens in Catbalogan City, Samar will receive cash incentives from the local government for voluntarily submitting themselves to COVID-19 vaccination. Catbalogan City Mayor Dexter Uy has issued a memorandum informing all village officials on the implementation of “Ayuda para sa Bakuna” vaccination drive for the first 500 elderlies who will get COVID-19 vaccines. “Our […]

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DEPED LAUNCHES BIDA KID CAMPAIGN

As part of the Department of Education’s (DepEd) 124th Founding Anniversary, the agency kicked off the National School Launch of the BIDA Kid Campaign at San Roque National High School (SRNHS) to strengthen safe return to school measures. With the plan of implementing face-to-face classes in all schools by the next school year, DepEd has […]

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BINAY TO DEPED: ENSURE TEACHERS, STAFF ARE VAXXED

Senator Nancy Binay called on the government to ensure that all school staff members are fully vaccinated and that schools are fully compliant with safety protocols even before the planned implementation of full face-to-face classes in November.“As a parent, syempre, before na mag-full face-to-face sa November, gusto rin nating ‘yung mga teacher at support staff […]