WHO hopes Philippines can tap up to 4k volunteers for Solidarity Trial

MANILA, Oct 12 (Mabuhay) —  The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday expressed hope that the Philippines will increase the number of participants for the WHO-sanctioned COVID-19 vaccine trial scheduled to begin later this month. At the Laging Handa briefing, WHO...

Palace hails Duque for being elected WHO committee chair

MANILA, Oct 9 (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Thursday congratulated Health Secretary Francisco Duque III for being elected as chair of World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Committee for Western Pacific. In a Palace briefing, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said Duque’s...

WHO solidarity trials might start end Oct, says DOH exec

MANILA, Sept 12 (Mabuhay) —  The World Health Organization (WHO) solidarity trials on the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines might start by the last week of October, a health official said Friday. “(In) the fourth week of October, the implementation...

Yolanda ‘very much like a tsunami’ – UN

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Satellite images processed by a specialized United Nations program reveal that super typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) looked “very much like a tsunami” that eradicated entire towns in the Philippines, an analyst from the United Nations Institute for Training and...

Lawmaker seeks ban on minors’ access to alcoholic beverages

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Storeowners found guilty of selling liquor to persons below 18 years of age may find themselves behind bars under a bill criminalizing such an act. Likewise, under House Bill 258 authored by Rep. Angelina Tan (4th District, Quezon), minors are prohibited...