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...

Senator wants COVID-19 vaccine priority list put into law

MANILA, Feb 15 (Mabuhay) — The Philippines should put into law guidelines for the prioritization of its COVID-19 vaccination program as a safeguard against politics, a lawmaker said. Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Sunday reiterated that the prioritization should...