Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Budget allotted for procurement of COVID-19 vaccine ‘not enough’ — DOH

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Department of Health (DOH) Usec. Maria Rosario Vergeire bared that the agency needs an additional P10 billion to procure enough doses of COVID-19 vaccine to immunize 20% of the country's most vulnerable sectors. Vergeire said that...

Police commanders urged to bolster planning with LGUs

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Following the easing of quarantine restrictions in the country, Joint Task Force COVID Shield Commander Police Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar has ordered local police commanders to strengthen coordination with their respective local government units...

DOH reroutes PRC’s swab test specimens to other labs in Metro Manila

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Department of Health (DOH) Usec. Maria Rosario Vergeire said that they have already rerouted swab test specimens meant to be processed by the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) to major laboratories in and around Metro...

Medical frontliners can’t take a break yet, private hospitals group says

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Giving medical frontliners a break while utilization rates in COVID-19 facilities are still manageable is not yet feasible, according to Private Hospital Association (PHA) President Dr. Jaime Almora. The statement came after Presidential Spokesman Harry...

Church asks Isko Moreno to give way to Simbang Gabi

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Roman Catholic Bishop Broderick Pabillo of Archdiocese of Manila called on the local government of Manila City to heed their appeal to adjust the curfew hours in time for the traditional “Simbang Gabi” celebration...

SG restricts entry of travelers coming from PH

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Starting next week (October 19), non-Singaporeans with recent travel history to the Philippines will be required to undergo a COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) swab test 72 hours before entering the Lion City, the...

Galvez attributes downward trend of COVID-19 cases to change in people’s behavior caused by...

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Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) Secretary Carlito Galvez, Jr. claimed that the gradual decrease in the daily number of COVID-19 cases stems from a change in people’s behavior...

Duterte wants ‘free’ COVID-19 vaccine for all Filipinos

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In his late-night televised address after meeting with the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID), President Rodrigo Duterte said that his goal is for his government to shoulder COVID-19 vaccination...

COVID-19 ‘2nd wave’ imminent if Filipinos become irresponsible, complacent amid decline of cases

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Manila Mayor Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso warned the public of the possibility of a 'second wave' of COVID-19. “I hope we don’t experience what is happening in Europe as what is being reported by international...

Almost 14M family beneficiaries have already received SAP 2 — DSWD

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Some 13,968,805 family beneficiaries in the Philippines have already received the second tranche of the social amelioration program (SAP 2), the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said. DSWD's SAP monitoring data on October 11...

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Duque backs proposal to designate DOF chief Dominguez as PhilHealth chairman

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Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque III said he "strongly supports" the proposal to designate Department of Finance (DOF) Secretary Carlos Dominguez III as...

Budget allotted for procurement of COVID-19 vaccine ‘not enough’ — DOH

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Department of Health (DOH) Usec. Maria Rosario Vergeire bared that the agency needs an additional P10 billion to procure enough doses of COVID-19 vaccine to...

Learning module discouraging protests not part of curriculum — DepEd

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The Department of Education (DepEd) disowned yet another controversial learning module that discourages students from participating in peaceful assemblies or protests, reiterating that the...