Covid-19 variant cases hit new high

Credit to Author: John Eric Mendoza| Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2021 16:19:13 +0000

MORE than 600 new cases of Covid-19 variants were detected, the biggest rise since the country started genomic sequencing for the virus, the Department of Health (DoH) said on Sunday. Of the 752 sequenced Covid samples, 642 are variants, according to the Philippine Genome Center’s (PGC)’s latest sequencing. The PGC said it found 266 samples […]

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Dead Covid-19 aid ‘beneficiaries’ bared

Credit to Author: Currie Cator| Date: Sat, 17 Apr 2021 16:18:41 +0000

DECEASED persons, minors and overseas Filipinos were among those on the list by the Department Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) as “beneficiaries” of the  financial assistance for people affected by the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) imposed by the national government to stem the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), a lawmaker at the House […]

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‘Duterte is dealing with China intrusion’

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2021 16:20:23 +0000

President Rodrigo Duterte is “privately” dealing with China’s incursions into the West Philippine Sea (WPS), his spokesman said on Thursday. Harry Roque Jr. issued the statement after the National Task Force for the West Philippine Sea reported that at least 240 suspected Chinese militia vessels were lingering in the disputed waters. “Kung ano man ang […]

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Jabs go full blast

Credit to Author: Red Mendoza| Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2021 16:20:28 +0000

Vaccination in Visayas, Mindanao gathers pace The government’s vaccination program is seen to pick up as more vaccines are distributed especially in the Visayas and Mindanao, where the resupply of 500,000 doses of the CoronaVac vaccine will be deployed, the Department of Health (DoH) said. The vaccines that arrived last Sunday will be given to […]

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Govt braces for new surge

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2021 16:45:36 +0000

Vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. on Tuesday warned that another virus surge might occur in June or July as the Philippines continues to log a high number of new infections daily. “We have to expect na this coming June and July, baka magkaroon na naman tayo ng peaking or surge (we might have another peaking […]

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DA chief denies pork kickbacks

Credit to Author: Bernadette E. Tamayo| Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2021 16:20:34 +0000

AGRICULTURE Secretary William Dar on Monday denied allegations that some groups earned kickbacks from the importation of pork amid the shortage of supply because of the African swine fever (ASF). Dar appeared during the first hearing by the Senate Committee of the Whole on the questionable increased pork importation under the Minimum Access Volume (MAV) […]

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Walk-in, drive-thru vaccination sites in Nayong Pilipino okayed

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2021 15:08:11 +0000

BY ALEXANDRIA SAN JUAN The Department of Tourism (DoT) welcomed on Monday the approval of its proposal to construct walk-in and drive-thru immunization centers in a portion of the Nayong Pilipino Foundation (NPF) in Parañaque City. “This is expected to be a game-changer in the vaccination program. The facility, which will be a public-private partnership, […]

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Sinas stops cops from arresting quarantine violators

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2021 06:46:25 +0000

BY AARON RECUENCO Gen. Debold Sinas, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, ordered Monday all policemen to refrain from arresting violators of the health safety protocols as the authorities continue to implement strict measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVI-19). At the same time, PNP spokesman Brig. Gen. Ildebrandi Usana said Sinas also […]

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Garin hits FDA’s special permit for Ivermectin use vs COVID-19

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2021 04:54:52 +0000

BY HANNAH TORREGOZA Iloilo Rep. Janette Garin slammed on Monday the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for justifying its decision to grant compassionate special permit (CSP) for the use of Ivermectin to treat COVID-19 patients. The former secretary of Department of Health said hearing FDA Director General Eric Domingo vindicating its use implies possible “intellectual […]

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