Sotto backs re-deployment of police, military to enforce health rules

MANILA, Mar 10 (Mabuhay) –Senate President Vicente Sotto III on Tuesday backed the possible redeployment of police and military personnel to enforce minimum health standards in public places amid the rising cases of COVID-19 in the country. Sotto was reacting to the...

Over 38K add’l doses of AstraZeneca vax arrive in PH

MANILA, Mar 8 (Mabuhay) — The Philippines received another 38,400 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines on Sunday night. The delivery from Amsterdam via a KLM Asia flight arrived around 7 p.m. National Task Force Against Covid-19 chief implementer Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. said...

Pasig City is 1st LGU to have approved COVID-19 vaccine plan in PHL

MANILA, Jan 27 (Mabuhay) — Pasig City became the first local government unit in the country to have an approved COVID-19 vaccination plan, Mayor Vico Sotto announced Tuesday. “I was told that Pasig is the first LGU with a DOH (Department of Health)/WHO (World Health...

Bill promoting safer roads filed in Senate

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero has filed a bill that seeks to provide “reliable road instructions to motorists and improve road safety” in the Philippines, which is notorious for having one of the worst road conditions in the world. Under Senate Bill No. 2886,...

EcoWaste lauds university action vs toxic lead, mercury

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The EcoWaste Coalition, a zero waste advocacy group promoting safe chemicals policies and practices, commended De La Salle University-Dasmariñas (DLSU-D) for its newest effort to further “green” the school environment. DLSU-D through its Environmental Resources...

Palace: Govt remains committed to address MERS-CoV concerns

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Saturday reassured the public the government remains committed to address all health concerns involving the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV). Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said the Department of Health has been...

DOH: Foreigner tests positive for MERS

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Department of Health confirmed Monday that a foreigner from the Middle East who recently arrived in the Philippines has tested positive for MERS-Cov. Health Secretary Janette Garin said the 36-year-old foreigner was admitted to the Research Institute...

‘Sin tax’ cuts cigarette smoking in PHL: tax chief

Manila, Philippines (AFP) – A “sin tax” on cigarettes has sharply cut smoking in the Philippines while also boosting government revenues, the internal revenue chief said Monday. The number of cigarette packs put on store shelves by retailers fell by nearly a third between 2012...

Watchdog urges authorities to ban toxic lead in kitchen utensils

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A toxics watchdog has requested the Department of Health (DOH) and the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) to look into the need of banning the use of lead in kitchen utensils in line with the country’s effort to strengthen the food safety regulatory system....

On World TB Day, Recto asks : ‘What about the Fallen 27,000?’

MANILA (Mabuhay) – What about the Fallen 27,000? As the country observes World TB Day today, Sen. Ralph Recto called on government to plowback a portion of its good fiscal numbers in fighting tuberculosis, a scourge which claims the lives of 27,000 Filipinos a year. “It kills 75...