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RALEIGH, N.C. , April 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — PRA Health Sciences (NASDAQ: PRAH) announced today that Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, known in the United States …Read More
MANILA – Filipinos seem to be more interested with the antiparasitic drug Ivermectin and are looking for sources of oxygen tank than registering for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccine based on the number of searches on Google, meta-search website iPrice Group said.
In its latest …Read More
MANILA – The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) on Thursday urged heads of archdioceses and dioceses to include the prayer to the Divine Mercy on Sunday to put an end to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.
“On this Divine Mercy Sunday, 11 …Read More
MANILA – To augment the need for more healthcare workers (HCWs) in the National Capital Region, the Department of Health is redeploying 136 doctors and nurses from other regions to seven DOH hospitals, two specialty hospitals, and one regional hospital in the NCR.
The first …Read More
MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte has maintained high approval and trust rating amid a surge in Covid-19 cases, a recent survey showed.
In the first quarter poll of PUBLiCUS Asia Inc. which rated the performance of top government officials, Duterte acquired a 65 percent approval …Read More
MANILA – The Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday reported 598 new recovered cases, pushing the total number of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) recoveries nationwide to 646,968.
According to the DOH, the figure is equivalent to a 78.1-percent recovery rate among those who contracted the …Read More
COTABATO CITY – Police authorities in Sultan Kudarat province have intensified their campaign against loose firearms in the hands of civilians following a freak accident that killed a 10-year-old girl.
Col. Noel Kinazo, Sultan Kudarat police director, said Thursday that the girl, identified as Angel …Read More
LAOAG CITY – All entrants in the province of Ilocos Norte may now opt for saliva testing as it is now accepted in provincial border checkpoints.
Rhona Ysabel Daoang, head of the Ilocos Norte government’s communication and media office, confirmed this on Thursday, noting the …Read More
MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte has directed the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) to expedite the payment of claims of hospitals, Malacañang said Thursday.
This, after the state-run medical insurer earlier acknowledged “slowness” in its processing of reimbursement claims by hospitals.
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque …Read More
MANILA – The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) will discuss on Saturday the implementation of quarantine classification in Metro Manila and four nearby provinces after April 11, Malacañang said on Thursday.
This developed after some members of the Cabinet …Read More
GENERAL SANTOS CITY – Muslim residents here who will join the upcoming Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia will be vaccinated starting Friday against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).
Dr. April Mae Maquilang, the immunization program coordinator of the City Health Office, said they received …Read More
MANILA – The Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday adopted the recommendation of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to temporarily suspend the use of AstraZeneca vaccines for individuals aged below 60 years old, following reports of rare cases of blood clots with low platelets …Read More
MANILA – The Small Business (SB) Corp. has approved a total of PHP3.38 billion in loans to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) under the Covid-19 Assistance to Restart Enterprises (CARES) program, Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said Thursday.
In a television interview, Lopez said the …Read More
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – Another local chief executive in this province contracted the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).
Magalang town mayor Romulo Pecson, in his official statement, said the result of his reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test showing he is positive for the …Read More
CEBU CITY – The Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has benefited women in Cebu who have succeeded in their livelihood undertakings.
In 2020, DSWD-Region 7 (Central Visayas) reported that 18,547 women became beneficiaries of the agency’s SLP …Read More
MANILA – A total of 3,117 rail workers, or 41.70 percent of all personnel working for the four rail services in the National Capital Region (NCR), have so far been tested for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).
Based on an update from the Department of …Read More
DAVAO CITY – A total of 4,557 private healthcare workers here have started to receive their second dose of Sinovac’s CoronaVac vaccines, a city official said Thursday.
Dr. Josephine Villafuerte, head of the City’s Vaccination Cluster, said those who will receive the second dose were …Read More
MANILA – A lawmaker at the House of Representatives on Thursday warned those who have been inoculated with coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccines against complacency, stressing that vaccination does not mean immediate actual protection.
Iloilo Rep. Janette Garin said Covid-19 vaccinees, especially those waiting for the …Read More
GENERAL SANTOS CITY – A city official has recommended the temporary closure of bars, night clubs and other related establishments here due to the noted widespread non-compliance with the minimum health protocols and prevention measures against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).
Geraldine Zamora, head of …Read More
BUTUAN CITY – The Department of Health in Caraga Region (DOH-13) received on Wednesday afternoon the additional 36,000 doses of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines.
The Sinovac vaccines were formally accepted by DOH-13 Assistant Regional Director Sadaila Raki-in at the Bancasi Airport here.
The vaccines …Read More
BACOLOD CITY – Mayor Evelio Leonardia has urged barangay officials anew to do their part in the fight against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in the wake of the surge in local cases in the past two weeks.
“We are not going to say that …Read More
MANILA – The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) might be sensitive in reopening indoor economic activities, including indoor dine-in services, due to new variants of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in the country, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) …Read More
MANILA — Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar on Wednesday branded as “fake news” the report that President Rodrigo Duterte suffered a “mild heart attack”.
“Huwag magpapaniwala sa fake news (Don’t believe in fake news),” Andanar said in a Facebook post, sharing a …Read More
DUMAGUETE CITY – Two medical front-liners in Negros Oriental who previously received their first dose of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccine tested positive of infection.
Assistant Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Liland Estacion said she still has to validate the brand of vaccine administered to …Read More
MANILA – To fulfill its mandate of generating jobs and other economic opportunities, Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) has partnered with WorkBank Philippines Inc. to make job vacancies easily accessible to Filipinos seeking employment with PEZA-registered companies.
This initiative is in line with the Development …Read More
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Department of Interior and Local Government in Region 10 (DILG) called on local government units (LGUs) Thursday to align their contact tracing applications to StaySafe.Ph to strengthen the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) detection in the region.
DILG-10 Director Arnel Agabe …Read More
MANILA – The Pasig City government on Thursday opened a temporary holding area for coronavirus patients with mild symptoms.
As more hospitals within Metro Manila are reaching full capacity, Mayor Vico Sotto said they aim to provide alternative solutions to the emerging Covid-bed shortage, particularly …Read More
MANILA – The United Nations (UN) in the Philippines, represented by Resident Coordinator Gustavo Gonzalez and heads of UN agencies, has declared its full support for the roll-out of the government’s Covid-19 vaccination program.
During a meeting with Department of Health (DOH) Undersecretary Myrna Cabotaje …Read More
ANKARA – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday said that uncertainty on fiscal outlooks is “unusually high,” adding the longer the pandemic lasts, the greater the challenge for public finances will be.
“At present, the evolution of Covid-19 and its fallout on economic and …Read More
MANILA – Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo on Thursday defended the stance of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) testing czar Secretary Vivencio “Vince” Dizon that mass testing is not ideal amid the spike in coronavirus cases in the country.
This, after Bagong Alyansang Makabayan secretary …Read More
MANILA – Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar on Thursday slammed critics who are politicking ahead of the 2022 local and national elections by using the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic against the Duterte administration.
Andanar lamented that several senators are questioning the …Read More
TACLOBAN CITY – At least 22,599 health workers in Eastern Visayas have received the coronavirus disease 2019 vaccines in the past four weeks, the Department of Health (DOH) reported on Thursday.
Of the number, 1,981 medical front-liners got two doses of vaccines as of April …Read More
TACLOBAN CITY – Concerned with the surge of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases in the National Capital Region (NCR) and its four neighboring provinces, the city government here has asked village officials to step up the monitoring of travelers arriving in their communities.
Mayor Alfred …Read More
MANILA – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Thursday urged Filipinos to draw inspiration from the gallantry of World War II veterans, ahead of the observance of Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor).
“In this difficult time when our hope is being challenged …Read More
MANILA – A simultaneous implementation of voluntary vaccination of senior citizens using Sinovac’s CoronaVac Covid-19 vaccines is set to begin on April 12.
This, after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of CoronaVac on senior citizens based on reports from other countries …Read More
BUTUAN CITY – A book backing claims that this city was the site of the first Catholic mass in the country launched Wednesday afternoon at the Balanghai Hotel here.
The book “Beyond the Pale: Limasawa Hoax, A Tragedy in Philippine History” is authored by Dr. …Read More
PARIS – France’s Senate approved the addition of a ban on religious practices in university corridors to a controversial bill to fight “Islamist separatism” late Wednesday.
Discussing the draft bill, which has been criticized for alienating Muslims, the center-right Republicans (LR) party proposed adding a …Read More
CEBU CITY – The provincial government of Cebu has expanded its food security program that will now include all public elementary and high school campuses.
Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia, on Thursday, led the launch of “SugBusog sa Eskuwelahan Program”, tapping the schools in promoting backyard gardening …Read More
MANILA – A ranking defense official expressed his support for calls on intensified vigilance against infiltration of communist-front organizations in government employees’ associations.
“The findings of National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA) Director-General Alex Paul Monteagudo are supported by statements from former members of the New …Read More
MANILA – Taguig Mayor Lino Cayetano on Wednesday night thanked the national government for allocating some PHP805.83 million worth of financial assistance which is now being distributed to residents severely affected by the two-week enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).
“Nagpapasalamat ang Pamahalaang Lungsod ng Taguig sa …Read More
MANILA – Of the 151,824 Filipinos who fought during World War II, there are 2,952 who are still alive as of Thursday (April 8, 2021), with 279 over the century mark.
The oldest among them is Sgt. Malomalo Salag, born in 1909 and who turned …Read More
MANILA – Chief Presidential Legal Counsel on Thursday said he saw nothing wrong with the holding of ribbon-cutting ceremonies that come with the opening of new Covid-19 facilities, stressing the need to show the public government efforts being done to address the prevailing health crisis.…Read More
MANILA – Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo on Thursday paid tribute to the late press secretary and veteran journalist Crispulo Julio “Jun” Icban Jr.
“Tayo po ay nakikiramay sa pagpanaw ng isang kapwa nating mamahayag, ang journalist at isa ring alumnus ng Unibersidad ng …Read More
MANILA – Officials on Thursday warned the public against fake solicitations by persons claiming to be senior Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) officials.
In a public advisory, the Bucor said: “There are certain individuals impersonating BuCor senior officers, personally calling BuCor partners or suppliers seeking for …Read More
MANILA – The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday said oral arguments on the petitions questioning Republic Act 11479, or the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA), will resume a fortnight after the lifting of the quarantine period in the National Capital Region (NCR).
SC Clerk of Court Marife …Read More
MANILA – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has warned about indiscriminately disposing of turtles commonly called “red-eared sliders”, which people raise as pets.
Such turtles are actually invasive alien species (IAS) that threaten the environment and health, noted DENR-National Capital Region (NCR) …Read More
MANILA – The Department of Justice (DOJ)-led Task Force Against Corruption (TFAC) has referred some complaints it received to the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI).
Some cases, meanwhile, have been elevated to the Office of the Ombudsman.
“Some major complaints are quietly being investigated by …Read More