Palace rules out return to full lockdown amid rise in COVID-19 cases

MANILA, Mar 9 (Mabuhay) — The country does not need to go into full-scale lockdown even amid the surge of COVID-19 cases as this could be addressed in other ways, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said on Monday. Roque cited that there are 60% to 75% available beds in...

76.5 percent of Filipino nurses willing to take COVID-19 vaccine — group

MANILA, Feb 22 (Mabuhay) — Three out of four Filipino nurses are willing to be vaccinated against COVID-19, a survey bared Sunday, as the deadly disease continues to rage in the Philippines where nearly 15,000 healthcare workers have been infected. According to Filipino...

Vaccine simulation done in under 3 hours — DOH exec

MANILA, Feb 11 (Mabuhay)– The government on Wednesday was able to deliver dummy COVID-19 vaccines from the airport to an inoculation facility in under three hours, cutting down delivery time from the previous four hours. “Mula sa four hours and 20 minutes na target...

No immediate easing of restrictions even after vaccine rollout

MANILA, Feb 11 (Mabuhay) — The national government will not be easing quarantine classifications immediately after it kicks off its Covid-19 vaccination drive, a Palace official said Wednesday. In an interview over PTV-4, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said that even if a...

PGH, LUNG CENTER, TALA HOSPITAL STAFF WILL BE FIRST TO GET COVID-19 VACCINES

MANILA, Feb 3 (Mabuhay) — The employees of the country’s three main COVID-19 referral hospitals will be the first to be inoculated against the coronavirus this month as the country gears up for the start of its mass vaccination campaign. These referral centers are the...

Second dose of vaccines comes with stronger side effects — FDA’s Domingo

MANILA, Feb 2 (Mabuhay) — Food and Drug Administration (FDA) director general Eric Domingo on Tuesday said the second dose of most vaccines usually has stronger side effects than the first. “For most of the vaccines, the second dose really has more adverse effects, more...

Philippines secures $25M in loans from ADB for 2021 COVID-19 vaccines

MANILA, Feb 1 (Mabuhay) — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has allocated $25 million to loan out to the Philippines this year for the purchase of vaccines for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), as the government seeks to inoculate as much as 70 million Filipinos in...

PNoy hits Yolanda critics: Try feeding 1.47-M families

MANILA, Nov 7 (Mabuhay) — President Benigno Aquino III on Friday lashed out at his critics anew as he visited Eastern Samar to commemorate the first year after ‘Yolanda,” the strongest and deadliest typhoon to hit land. In his speech, Aquino slammed those who...

Japan extends $500k rice in emergency aid for Yolanda victims

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Japan is extending additional emergency assistance to victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) with rice worth some $500,000. The Japanese Embassy in Manila said the Japanese government approved the delivery of the emergency rice using Japan’s contribution to...

President Aquino confers Order of Sikatuna with rank of Datu Katangiang Ginto on outgoing President of Asian Development Bank

MANILA, Mar 13 (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III conferred the Order of Sikatuna with the rank of Datu Katangiang Ginto (Grand Cross, Gold Distinction) on outgoing outgoing Asian Development Bank (ADB) president Haruhiko Kuroda, in simple ceremonies at the Music...