Drug maker AstraZeneca applies for COVID-19 vaccine trials in PH

MANILA, Nov 20 (Mabuhay) — The Food and Drug Administration on Friday said the country’s vaccine expert panel recently received and is now studying the application of United Kingdom-based drugmaker AstraZeneca to hold COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials in the Philippine...

5 potential COVID-19 vaccine makers want clinical trials in Philippines — FDA

MANILA, Nov 20 (Mabuhay) — The manufacturers of at least five potential COVID-19 vaccine products have expressed interest to conduct clinical trials in the Philippines, according to the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA). At a public briefing on Thursday, FDA Director...

Duterte orders ‘back-up’ government center outside Manila

MANILA, Nov 19 (Mabuhay) — President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the creation of a “back-up government center” outside the Philippine capital to prepare for potential disasters and attract investments in the countryside. Duterte, in Executive Order No. 119,...

Red Cross still waiting for gov’t nod on use of saliva test

MANILA, Nov 19 (Mabuhay) — The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) has yet to get government approval for the use of its saliva COVID-19 test, Sen. Richard Gordon said on Thursday. “Nag submit kami dyan almost 3 months ago, pero sa health assessment I think a month and a one week...

PH Covid-19 recoveries now 374,666

MANILA, Nov 19 (Mabuhay) — The overall tally of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) recoveries nationwide has risen to 374,666 with 143 new recovered cases reported on Wednesday. The Department of Health (DOH) also reported 1,383 newly confirmed cases, bringing the total number...

Xian Lim reacts to being called ‘mayabang,’ ‘laos,’ ‘paminta’

MANILA, Nov 19 (Mabuhay) — With a decade-long career in showbiz and as a public figure, Xian Lim has learned how to handle criticism and hateful comments about him. Lim prefers to avoid them altogether, he said, but for the purpose of his latest YouTube vlog, the actor went...

DOH: No evacuee has tested positive for COVID-19

MANILA, Nov 18 (Mabuhay) — Not a single evacuee has tested positive for COVID-19 so far, the Department of Health said Wednesday. Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire made the announcement given that the government has made available antigen COVID-19 test for...

US committed to give Philippines access to COVID-19 vaccines

MANILA, Nov 18 (Mabuhay)– The United States has committed to give the Philippines access to COVID-19 vaccines once they become available after an American biotechnology firm Moderna reported positive results from its late-stage vaccine trial. It was US Secretary of State...
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Marco Gumabao confessed getting attracted to Julia Barretto before

MANILA, Nov 18 (Mabuhay)–Marco Gumabao was put on the hot seat when he appeared as Julia Barretto’s first guest in her Drink and Spill series for her YouTube vlog. In the over 20-minute clip, Barretto and Gumabao talked about their friendship and matters of the heart while...

Duterte places entire Luzon under state of calamity

MANILA, Nov 18 (Mabuhay) — President Rodrigo Duterte has placed the entire Luzon under state of calamity following the onslaught of typhoons Rolly and Ulysses in consecutive weeks. In a briefing on Tuesday night, Duterte said he already signed on Monday the papers placing...