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GATCHALIAN TO DILG: HELP RUSH VAXXING OF TEACHERS

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and local government units (LGUs) to help the Department of Education (DepEd) in accelerating full COVID-19 vaccination coverage among teachers. Gatchalian made this call as the government eyes to start the pilot test of limited face-to-face classes in 120 schools on […]

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PH RED CROSS VAX JABS NOW OVER 112,000 – GORDON

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) reached another breakthrough as it has now vaccinated more than 112,000 individuals in its Bakuna Centers and Bakuna Buses nationwide. PRC Health Services Manager Mark Abrigo said they have inoculated 105,481 in their jabs centers and 6,844 through the buses. “We have inoculated 105,481 in their jabs centers and 6,844 […]

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MORE THAN 70% NCR TOURISM WORKERS VACCINATED – DOT

More than 70% of tourism frontliners in Metro Manila working in DOT-accredited quarantine facilities, isolation facilities, multiple-use hotels, and staycation hotels, under the A1 and A4 vaccination groups have been vaccinated against COVID-19, Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat reported. A total of 19,315 out of 26,745 or 72% of tourism frontliners from the 16 cities and […]

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NCR LGUS TO EYE 250,000 VAX JABS WITHIN ECQ – MMDA

On the second day of enhanced community quarantine in the National Capital Region, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority inspected anew vaccination sites in Metro Manila, particularly in cities of Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, and Valenzuela. MMDA Chairman Benhur Abalos oversaw vaccination rollout at Pasolo Elementary School in Barangay Pasolo, Valenzuela; Robinsons Townmall in Tinajeros, Malabon; Navotas […]

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MORE TOURISM WORKERS SET FOR VACCINATIONS – DOT

Local tourism recovery continues to gain momentum as the Department of Tourism (DOT) strengthens its cooperation with the public and private sector to bring more vaccine doses to the country’s key tourism destinations. A total of 5,000 out of 13,000 tourism workers in Bohol have already received their first dose of the Sputnik V, while […]

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KEEP TABS ON A4 VACCINATIONS – VILLANUEVA

As the government ramps up vaccination of essential workers, Senator Joel Villanueva calls on the IATF to continue keeping a separate scoresheet for vaccines administered to a sector that is key to our economic recovery. “We need to disaggregate the numbers and monitor effectively to give us a clearer picture as to where we are […]

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EASE TRAVEL LIMITS ON VAXED TOURISTS – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian urged authorities to consider the relaxation of requirements for COVID-19 testing and quarantine protocols on all fully vaccinated tourists – both foreign and local – to help spur the slow reopening of the country’s economy. “If we’re easing travel restrictions on fully vaccinated Filipinos returning from trips abroad, I don’t see any […]

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BOOST VACCINATIONS FOR FACE-TO-FACE CLASSES

To help boost public confidence on the resumption of face-to-face classes in low-risk areas, Senator Win Gatchalian said it is crucial to contain the spread of COVID-19 and inoculate more people against the virus. According to the chair of the Senate Committee on Basic Education, Arts and Culture, suppressing the spread of the virus is […]

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CONDUCT ‘PRACTICE RUNS’ FOR COVID VACCINE – VILLANUEVA

While waiting for the arrival of COVID-19 vaccines, the government should conduct “practice runs” that will test the readiness of the country’s health infrastructure to vaccinate millions of people, according to Senator Joel Villanueva. Villanueva, chair of the Senate labor committee explained that “test runs” would also allow the government to “fix kinks, plug manpower […]