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ASF VAX TRIALS SHOW ENCOURAGING RESULTS – DAR

Agriculture Secretary William Dar, Assistant Secretary-designate for Livestock and Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) Director Reildrin Morales, and Robina Farm Operations Director Dante Palabrica jointly announced the African swine fever (ASF) vaccine trial results during a press conference recently. “In the trial, no clinical signs associated with ASF disease were observed and minimal non-ASF related […]

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KEEP STORED COVID-19 VACCINES SAFE, SAYS NOGRALES

“Triple ingat.”This was the appeal of Rizal 2nd District Rep. Fidel Nograles to local government units after a fire in a Department of Health building in Pagadian, Zamboanga del Sur destroyed more than 100,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses recently. A Department of Interior and Local Government memorandum also states that vaccines should be administered within three […]

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FORTUN, CO URGE FULL FDA OK FOR COVID-19 VACCINES

Two lawmakers at the House of Representatives called on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to grant the COVID-19 vaccines full approval to encourage the hesitant individuals to get inoculated. Agusan del Norte Representative Lawrence Fortun said the full FDA approval will enable the private sector, the private hospitals, pharmacies, and the doctors to order […]

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SEND MORE COVID-19 VACCINES TO PROVINCES – BINAY

Senator Nancy Binay backed the call of local government units outside the National Capital Region for a more equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. “I appeal to the national government to heed the cry for help of our local chief executives outside NCR for them to have a share of the vaccines that are coming in,” […]

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PEACE PARTY-LIST: RUSH VACCINATIONS OF TEACHERS

As the country commemorates National Teachers’ Month this September, an educators’ group called on the government to speed-up the vaccination of teachers and protect them against COVID-19.“Our teachers have been working non-stop and vulnerable to the risks of COVID-19. They are frontliners in two wars —against the pandemic and to stem the effects of the […]

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ALLOW PRIVATE SECTOR TO BUY VACCINES — ZUBIRI

Senate Majority Leader Migz Zubiri filed Senate Resolution No. 858 calling for an inquiry into delays in multi-party agreements (MPAs) between the national government and entities looking to procure COVID-19 vaccines, particularly local government units and the private sector. Zubiri, principal author of Republic Act No. 11525 or the COVID-19 Vaccination Program Act of 2021, […]

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NBI TO PROBE ‘NO VAX, NO AYUDA’ FAKE NEWS – ABALOS

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) asked the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to investigate the spread of fake news and misinformation that those who have not been vaccinated against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) shall not be given “ayuda” and/or benefits. MMDA Chairman Benhur Abalos said news circulating regarding the distribution of ayuda at the […]

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PRC BAKUNA CENTERS HAVE ULTRA-LOW TEMP FREEZERS

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) is keeping to its promise of being an integral partner of the Philippine Government in its COVID-19 vaccination drive as it procured ultra-low freezers for several of its “Bakuna Centers”. The first batch of the ultra-low freezers was delivered at PRC’s PLMC Bakuna Center in Mandaluyong City recently. The ultra-low […]

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MORE BORACAY TOURISM WORKERS TO GET COVID VAX JABS

The vaccination of tourism workers in Boracay Island received a boost with the arrival of an additional 10,000 doses of Sinovac anti-COVID vaccines as local tourist arrivals in the world-famous island picked up.  The vaccination program is being undertaken by the Department of Tourism (DOT) in partnership with the National Task Force (NTF) on COVID-19 […]

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FUNDS FOR VACCINES ARE HOUSE PRIORITIES – ALONTE

Deputy Speaker Marlyn Alonte said the House of Representatives would ensure the availability of funds for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines and funding of the health care system amid the global pandemic. Alonte said this would be one of her priorities for the third regular session as she aims to help iron out any problems hampering […]