GAITHERSBURG, Md., May 11, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Novavax, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVAX), a late stage biotechnology company developing next-generation vaccines for serious infectious diseases, today announced that Gregory Glenn, M.D., President of Research and Development, will present progress of NVX-CoV2373, Novavax’ coronavirus vaccine candidate, on …Read More
School-based feeding programs will continue in public schools where face-to-face classes are allowed to protect learners from the threat of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor Briones said on Monday.
In a virtual press conference, Briones said most feeding and …Read More
The provincial government of Northern Samar will open its first scholarship program for aspiring physicians in a bid to improve its health care system.
In a statement on Monday, Governor Edwin Ongchuan said the provincial council approved last week the ordinance creating the medical scholarship …Read More
Safety officers will have to be assigned in construction sites of both public and private sectors to ensure compliance to safety standards and quarantine protocols against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19).
This is among the construction safety guidelines for the resumption of infrastructure projects during the …Read More
Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko” Moreno Domagoso on Monday said he is leaning towards a general community quarantine (GCQ) as he stressed that government resources are now depleting.
He said the city government of Manila has already spent around PHP2 billion in food and relief packs …Read More
Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Monday urged the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) to attune and update technical and vocational education and training (TVET) programs in the provinces in preparation to the “new normal” after the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) health crisis.
“Palakasin …Read More
The Philippine Navy (PN) on Monday welcomed Rear Adm. Adelius Bordado as its new Chief-of-Naval Staff.
Bordado formally assumed the post in a change of command ceremony at the PN headquarters in Naval Station Jose Andrada in Manila.
Navy flag-officer-in-command, Vice Admiral Giovanni Carlo Bacordo, …Read More
The number of recoveries worldwide from the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak exceeded 1.4 million early Monday, according to a running tally by US-based Johns Hopkins University.
A total of 1,408,705 recoveries were recorded across the globe, while 282,694 have lost their battle against the pandemic.…Read More
The local government of Makati will start giving PHP5,000 financial assistance to each resident of the city, Mayor Abigail Binay announced Monday.
Binay said each Makati resident aged 18 years old and above will receive cash assistance amounting to PHP5,000 through the “Maka-Tulong 5k for …Read More
The country’s largest business organization, the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), is asking banks and other financial institutions to extend loan maturity for enterprises for at least one year for them to be able to recover from the impact of the community quarantine …Read More
The head of the Archdiocese of Manila on Monday reiterated his call for the reopening of churches under a general community quarantine (GCQ) as he assured the implementation of safety measures.
“What we are asking, once the general community quarantine (GCQ) is implemented, to let …Read More
Malacañang on Monday urged local government units (LGUs) to finish distributing the first tranche of cash aid under the social amelioration program (SAP) to qualified residents even as the deadline for distribution lapsed on May 10.
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made this remark after the …Read More
Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato dela Peña is expecting that more local government units (LGUs) would register in “Tanod Covid”, a short message service (SMS)-based platform where one could report potential coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases for contact-tracing purposes.
As of May …Read More
The city government will issue set of guidelines for barangay chairpersons to decide if their constituents need to be isolated or quarantined amid efforts to contain the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).
Mayor Sara Duterte said the city government will release the isolation guidelines on Tuesday.…Read More
The Federation of Philippine Industries (FPI) has urged the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) to adopt a modified general community quarantine (GCQ) in Metro Manila after May 15.
The modified GCQ is one of the three recommendations of the …Read More
A high-value target (HVT) “drug personality” and three others were arrested while illegal drugs and a firearm were seized in separate anti-drug operations here in the region, a police official said Monday.
Maj. Helen Galvez, Police Regional Office-9 (PRO-9) information officer, identified the arrested suspects …Read More
The local Inter-Agency Task Force on coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) announced that the total number of cases in this city has increased to 74.
This came as the city has already logged 14 newly confirmed cases of Covid-19 as of Sunday (May 10), a week …Read More
The total number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in the country has reached 11,086, with 292 more persons contracting the disease.
In its case bulletin Monday, the Department of Health (DOH) also reported 75 new recoveries and seven new deaths.
The …Read More
Deputy Speaker Paolo Duterte on Monday filed a resolution seeking a congressional inquiry on the probable violations of broadcast network ABS-CBN regarding its legislative franchise.
In House Resolution No. 853, Duterte claimed that the ABS-CBN Corporation violated its franchise when it operated a pay-per-view channel …Read More
Church leaders should coordinate with officials of local government units (LGUs) to come up with a plan if they want to implement a resumption of religious gatherings in areas under general community quarantine (GCQ), Malacañang said on Monday.
In a virtual presser, Presidential Spokesperson Harry …Read More
The city government here will need two more days to complete the distribution of the assistance under the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) to remaining recipients whose names are already included in the payroll account.
In his regular press conference on Monday, Iloilo City Mayor Jerry …Read More
Seventeen out of the 18 local government units (LGUs) in the province of Antique have completed the distribution of the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) cash assistance, beating the May 10 deadline.
Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Antique provincial director Cherryl Tacda said …Read More
The city government here will convert the Los Amigos Health Center as a test center for the 2019 coronavirus disease (Covid-19), Mayor Sara Z. Duterte said Monday.
Duterte said the center has gone through inspection last week and could start testing Covid-19 samples in a …Read More
A suspected member of the communist New People’s Army (NPA) with a standing warrant of arrest was arrested by government forces in Lianga, Surigao del Sur over the weekend.
Brig. Gen. Joselito T. Esquivel Jr., Police Regional Office (PRO) 13 (Caraga) director, identified the suspect …Read More
A quick-disbursing, employment-creating program will greatly help the economy recover from the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin Diokno said.
“The emergency employment is quick-disbursing and will have (a) high multiplier effect. It is pro-poor and …Read More
The Army’s 71st Infantry Battalion (71IB) recovered two high-power firearms, an improvised explosive device, and other war materiel after a firefight with communist New People’s Army (NPA) in the Davao de Oro town of Mabini Monday.
2Lt. Kim Carlos, 71Ib civil-military operations officer, said the …Read More
The Department of Agriculture in Western Visayas (DA-6) has allotted PHP1.06 billion in seed and fertilizer subsidies for the region’s rice farmers during the wet cropping season from June to November.
Remelyn Recoter, DA-6 regional director, said the project is under the agency’s “Ahon Lahat, …Read More
Quezon province posted its youngest coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) patient, a two-year-old boy from Barangay Bagong Silang in the town of Buenavista.
After five days of zero case, the new confirmed Covid-19 infection was shown in Monday’s update of the Integrated Provincial Health Office through …Read More
The Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) again opened its tap facility Monday to offer the one-year Treasury bill (T-bill) to address strong appetite after investors swamped the auction, which resulted in drop in interest rates.
BTr offered the three-month paper for PHP5 billion, and the …Read More
The cap of a missing police officer found floating on the seawater near the island barangay of Semirara in this province could help in the ongoing search and rescue (SAR) operation.
Antique Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (PDRRM) Officer Broderick Train said in an …Read More
FIBA announced that the Basketball World Cup 2023 will take place in three different countries, including the Philippines, from Aug. 25 to Sept.10.
”The approved dates of the competition have been decided by FIBA’s Central Board following consultation with the host nations and a recommendation …Read More
The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in this province has risen to 110 and the number of those who recovered from the dreaded disease is fast catching up with three new recoveries, the latest report from the Provincial Health Office (PHO) …Read More
The Senate on Monday ratified a bicameral conference committee report to establish the National Academy of Sports (NAS).
The measure, which is a consolidation of Senate Bill No. 1086 and House Bill No. 6312, eyes the establishment of the academy’s main campus at the existing …Read More
The Leyte provincial government is pushing to test all residents classified as suspected coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) carriers in its different towns.
Leyte Governor Leopoldo Dominico Petilla told mayors and village chiefs in a letter that medical technology stations in provincial and district hospitals have …Read More
A female patient positive of 2019 coronavirus disease (Covid-19) from Barangay 23-C here fled from a government-run patient care center on Saturday, Mayor Sara Duterte said on Monday.
“She is positive and currently missing. She’s not in her residence and not in her barangay as …Read More
The Department of Health-Center for Health Development (DOH-CHD) 6 (Western Visayas) confirmed on Monday that four more repatriated overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the region tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).
The four were included in the second batch of repatriated OFWs that came …Read More
Ayala Land Inc. (ALI) on Monday reported a 41-percent decline in its net income in the first quarter of 2020, attributed to the impact of enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) measures due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.
In a statement, ALI said net income …Read More
Both the Philippines’ main equities gauge and the peso ended on a positive note Monday as investors await the decision on whether the Luzon lockdown will be lifted or eased after May 15.
The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) gained 0.82 percent, or 45.99 points, …Read More
Governor Arthur Yap on Monday said Bohol province’s determination to operate a molecular laboratory that can conduct polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) is halfway to getting the nod.
“According to reports I received, we are 50 percent away,” Yap said …Read More
Government spending, which fell below target in the first quarter of 2020, is expected to recover once the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) is eased, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said.
Data released by the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) Monday showed that government expenditures as …Read More
The “We Heal as One” Center at the PhilSports Arena is now ready to accommodate coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) patients.
The Villar Group turned it over to the Philippine National Police (PNP) Health Service for its operation and management under the supervision of Department of …Read More
Malacañang on Monday said it will be more difficult to observe social distancing and other protocols against coronavirus disease (Covid-19) if more areas shift from enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) to less-stringent general community quarantine (GCQ).
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made this reaction four days before …Read More
The House Committee on Banks and Financial Intermediaries on Monday approved the proposed Philippine Financial Industry Resiliency Act to help banks and other financial institutions withstand the economic downturn due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.
During a virtual meeting, the panel, chaired by …Read More
Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Archie Gamboa has designated Brig. Gen. Rodolfo Azurin Jr. as the new director of the Region Police Regional Office (PRO) 1.
In an order that took effect Sunday, Gamboa said Azurin will replace retiring Brig. Gen. Joel Orduña, a …Read More
The local government of Pasig is now working on the additional pop-up bike lanes and sidewalk extensions within the city.
In a Facebook post, the Pasig City Transportation Department said local residents could expect road works starting Sunday (May 10).
“We are introducing bike lanes …Read More