COVAX commits to replace expiring gov’t-procured vaccines

The COVAX Facility has offered to replace with fresh ones expiring coronavirus disease 2019 vaccines, both donated and procured by the government, the Department of Health (DOH) said Saturday. DOH Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said negotiations are underway to replace expiring vaccines with COVAX-donated shots. “[M]ay commitment na rin naman po sa COVAX verbally, kung saan nag-commit naman sila na maaari naman nilang palitan, kahit na hindi iyong mga donation nila, iyong mga prinocure natin, na set to expire ay maaari din daw nilang palitan (There’s a verbal commitment from…

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Land use plan crucial to Iloilo City’s goal as ‘most livable’

The Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) will contribute to the economic development and environmental protection of Iloilo City following the approval of its 2021-2029 Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP). DHSUD Secretary Eduardo del Rosario said the nine-year CLUP, signed in a virtual ceremony on Thursday, will be crucial in helping Iloilo City set the direction in achieving its vision of becoming “a more livable, innovative and well-governed locality”. “We will safeguard the environment and preserve culture while sustaining a robust and resilient economy by 2029,” del Rosario…

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