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Biliran town allots PHP20-M for Covid-19 jabs -

TACLOBAN CITY – The municipality of Naval, Biliran has set aside PHP20-million fund to buy coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines.The amount will augment the budget of the national government and the provincial government, Mayor Gerard Roger Espina said in a post on his Facebook...


24 DOH workers in W. Visayas positive for Covid-19 -

ILOILO CITY – The Department of Health Western Visayas Center for Health Development (DOH CHD 6) reported that as of Thursday noon, 24 of its employees were already confirmed positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).Of the 24 cases, eight are in the hospitals while the rest...

via business.inquirer.net01/14/2021

Concentrix Philippines’ Largest Private Employer, to Offer Free COVID-19 Vaccinations to Staff Across Country -

Concentrix Corporation (Nasdaq: CNXC), a leading global provider of customer experience (CX) solutions and technology and the largest private employer in the Philippines, today announced its plans to offer COVID-19 vaccinations completely free to approximately 100,000 staff across the country.  By offering the vaccine as a free, optional benefit to staff, Concentrix aims to not […]


Recruiters urged to give Covid-19 briefing to land-based OFWs -

MANILA – Recruitment agencies and employers must provide an appropriate briefing on the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic to land-based overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said on Wednesday.In Memorandum Circular No. 01,...


Dumaguete Bishop tells faithful to stay vigilant vs. Covid-19 -

DUMAGUETE CITY – Bishop Julito Cortes of the Diocese of Dumaguete is calling on the people to continue to be vigilant against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) while trusting God for a better and productive year in 2021.Cortes in his New Year message shared to the media on...


Church urges faster processing of Covid-19 vaccine approval -

MANILA – The social action arm of the Catholic Church has appealed to the government to fast track the process of selection and approval of a vaccine against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).Fr. Antonio Labiao Jr., Caritas Philippines’ executive secretary, urged authorities...


DOLE programs cushion Covid-19 impact on workers -

MANILA – As the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic impaired various industries around the world, Filipino workers here and abroad were not spared from its economic impact.The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said close to 400,000 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs)...


Red Cross molecular lab to boost Iloilo's Covid testing capacity -

ILOILO CITY – The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) molecular laboratory can boost the testing capacity not just for Iloilo Province but the whole of Panay Island.PRC’s molecular laboratory in Passi City was inaugurated on Wednesday. It can process 1,000 specimens a day with results...


Leyte mining firm to donate coronavirus vaccines -

TACLOBAN CITY – A mining firm operating in MacArthur, Leyte has committed to set aside funds for the procurement of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines.In a statement Thursday, the MacArthur Iron Sand Project Corp. (MIPC) said the management just approved the proposal to...


E. Visayas records 105 new Covid-19 cases, 41 recoveries -

TACLOBAN CITY – Eastern Visayas has recorded 105 new coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases, bringing the region's cumulative total to 12,300 as of Wednesday.In its latest case bulletin, the Department of Health (DOH) reported 36 new cases in Leyte, 11 in Eastern Samar, eight in Samar, and...

via voanews01/01/2021

Vaccine Seen as Potentially Shoring Up China’s Image in Indonesia, the Philippines - VOA Asia

Chinese supply of a COVID-19 vaccine to Indonesia and the Philippines is likely to strengthen Beijing’s image in those countries, despite current resentment of its expansion in the South China Sea, if the vaccines work, analysts say. Both countries have moved to order vaccines made by Sinovac Biotech, a Beijing-based pharmaceutical company, according to Asian media reports and the company’s website.


Gapay orders probe on PSG Covid-19 vaccination -

MANILA – Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief-of-staff, Gen. Gilbert Gapay, has ordered an investigation on the inoculation of some members of the Presidential Security Group (PSG) with a coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccine which is yet to be approved by the country's Food...


Bacolod City rises above the challenges of Covid-19 -

BACOLOD CITY – Just like any other local government unit (LGU) in the Philippines, this city had to come to terms with the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic in the year 2020.Bacolod had just come from a banner year after being declared the 2019 Top Philippine...


PNP makes gains in maintaining peace, order amid Covid-19 -

MANILA – Aside from performing the already tedious duty of law enforcement operations, the Philippine National Police (PNP) under the guidance of three different leaders has faced an extraordinary battle this year including against an unseen enemy -- the coronavirus disease 2019...


DOH records post-holiday Covid-19 surge in C. Visayas -

CEBU CITY – The Department of Health (DOH) in Central Visayas has noted a rise in the number of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases in the region, attributed to the recently concluded holiday celebrations, an official said on Thursday.Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, DOH-7 chief...

via finance.yahoo01/13/2021

Philippines reports first imported case of new coronavirus variant - Yahoo Finance

The Philippines has detected its first case of the highly contagious variant of the coronavirus first found in Britain, in a Filipino who had travelled from the United Arab Emirates, the health department said on Wednesday. The individual was quarantined on arrival, the department said.


NegOr fights back against Covid-19 despite challenges -

DUMAGUETE CITY – Health and other authorities in Negros Oriental have cited the resilience of the people in the province and the cooperation among government officials and the private sector in containing the spread of the coronavirus disease (2019) more than its neighboring...


More recoveries from Covid-19 in NegOr in 2020 -

DUMAGUETE CITY – As the year 2020 ended, Negros Oriental recorded more recoveries from the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).Assistant Provincial Health Officer Dr. Liland Estacion, health committee chair of the province’s Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of...

via outbreaknewstoday12/31/2020

FDA Philippines warns on the use of unauthorized COVID-19 vaccines - Outbreak News Today

By Teddy Cambosa The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the Philippines is reiterating its stand on the use of unauthorized COVID-19 vaccines, as there has been no official ruling as to what vaccines can be used in the country. “As of date the FDA has not issued any Emergency Use Authorization to any vaccine […]


Surge of Covid cases alarms DILG-E. Visayas -

TACLOBAN CITY - Alarmed by the spike of cases in Eastern Visayas, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has asked local government officials to heighten the drive against the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).Since Leyte and Samar areas now fall under the...