Cold storage facilities for Covid-19 vax adequate– DOH

MANILA, Jan 21 (Mabuhay) — Health Secretary Francisco Duque III on Wednesday said there is adequate cold storage facilities across the temperature ranges required for storing the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines which are scheduled to arrive in the country next...

Philippines to get up to 40 million ‘free’ COVID-19 shots from COVAX — official

MANILA, Jan 21 (Mabuhay) — The Philippines will receive up to 40 million COVID-19 vaccine doses for free from the COVAX initiative, an official leading the inoculation drive said on Thursday. Led by the World Health Organization and GAVI vaccine alliance, the global COVAX...

Students met Q1 performance goals in distance learning, says DepEd exec

MANILA, Jan 20 (Mabuhay)– Department of Education Undersecretary Diosdado San Antonio said Wednesday students managed to achieve the expected performance in distance learning during the first quarter of the academic year. In a roundtable discussion, San Antonio belied...

House OKs proposed new Filipino way of greeting on final reading

MANILA, Jan 20 (Mabuhay) — A measure institutionalizing a new Filipino gesture of goodwill, praise, and respect as an alternative to the traditional “mano” (placing elder’s hand to the forehead) and handshake to reduce the chances of transferring communicable diseases...

Gov’t addressing high food prices

MANILA, Jan 20 (Mabuhay) — The government has readied immediate and medium-term solutions to help tame the increase in prices of food items, Malacañang said on Tuesday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque gave the assurance, as prices of agricultural products and other...

House leader files bill renewing ABS-CBN franchise

MANILA, Jan 19 (Mabuhay) — Deputy Speaker Vilma Santos-Recto has filed a bill that would give broadcast giant ABS-CBN Corp. a fresh 25-year legislative franchise. Santos filed on Jan. 5 House Bill No. 8298 seeking to renew for another 25 years ABS-CBN’s legislative...

Duterte willing to take first vaccine shot to allay public fear — Palace

MANILA, Jan 18 (Mabuhay) — President Rodrigo Duterte may again volunteer to be the first to receive COVID-19 vaccine in the country if ever there will be widespread public apprehension toward the vaccine, Malacañang said Monday. “Kung sa tingin niya (President...

Duterte rejects term extension idea

MANILA, Jan 15 (Mabuhay) — President Rodrigo Duterte denied Thursday that he wants to extend his term in office beyond 2022. During the inauguration of the Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3 Project in Quezon City, Duterte assured the public that he would not extend his term as...

San Miguel’s Ramon Ang not interested in politics

MANILA, Jan 15 (Mabuhay) — San Miguel Corp. president and COO Ramon Ang is not eyeing an elected position as he dispelled rumors that he is eyeing a political run. “Perhaps because of our company’s efforts to help our country, many are thinking I am planning to enter...

Pfizer, Gamaleya COVID-19 vaccines may arrive in PH in February — Palace

MANILA, Jan 14 (Mabuhay) — COVID-19 vaccines from US-based Pfizer and Russia’s Gamaleya Institute may arrive in the Philippines in February, Malacañang said on Thursday, as authorities raced to book supplies of the drug to begin inoculations as the coronavirus...