DTI chief urges biz to tap ‘halal’ market

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez has encouraged businesses, especially micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), to explore the “halal” market.

During the 4th Philippine National Halal Conference on Thursday, Lopez said the halal industry could boost Philippine exports with the developments …

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Gov’t must continue momentum in vax rollout

Deputy Speaker Eric Martinez on Thursday said the government must continue the momentum in vaccination rollouts across the country, most especially in administering booster shots for medical front-liners, senior citizens, and high-risk individuals.

Martinez called for a continuous government effort despite the declining Covid-19 cases …

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Zambo City extends nat’l vax days

The city health office (CHO) has extended the national vaccination drive here until Friday to cater to more residents.

Maria Christine Lim, CHO health education and promotion officer, said Thursday the move was to encourage those who have yet to receive the coronavirus disease 2019 …

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NTF warns LGUs over vaccine spoilage

Some local government units would have to explain the spoilage of “a few hundred doses” of AstraZeneca vaccine that expired on November 30.

The doses in question were part of the 1.5 million AstraZeneca vaccine donated and delivered to the Philippines in late October 2021.…

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