Duterte proclamation declares 4th Sunday of November as National Bicycle Day

MANILA, Nov 20 (Mabuhay) — President Rodrigo Duterte has declared the fourth Sunday of every November as “National Bicycle Day” to promote non-motorized transportation. The Clean Air Act mandates the state to focus on “pollution prevention rather than...

DHSUD’s Del Rosario finally gets CA nod

MANILA, Nov 20 (Mabuhay) — Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) Secretary Eduardo Del Rosario finally secured the approval of the Commission Appointments (CA) on Thursday after appearing four times before the bicameral body since September. “I...

Drug maker AstraZeneca applies for COVID-19 vaccine trials in PH

MANILA, Nov 20 (Mabuhay) — The Food and Drug Administration on Friday said the country’s vaccine expert panel recently received and is now studying the application of United Kingdom-based drugmaker AstraZeneca to hold COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials in the Philippine...

5 potential COVID-19 vaccine makers want clinical trials in Philippines — FDA

MANILA, Nov 20 (Mabuhay) — The manufacturers of at least five potential COVID-19 vaccine products have expressed interest to conduct clinical trials in the Philippines, according to the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA). At a public briefing on Thursday, FDA Director...