Manila, Philippines – A bill proposing to provide one-time monetary assistance of Php 15,000 for every Filipino household whose members have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The proposal, which will be proposed to the House of Representatives, proposes to provide Php15,000 in aid to fully vaccinated families. Through House Bill 10644, or the proposed Vaccine [...]

DOH approved booster shots in vac Priority group

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) has approved the recommendation of the Health Technology Assessment Council (HTAC) for Covid-19 vaccine booster shots and additional doses in the vaccination priority group. The HTAC released an interim recommendation on Oct. 13 recommending that healthcare workers and senior citizens receive booster doses at least six months [...]

Easing restrictions in NCR may slow down COVID-19 case decrease

MANILA, Philippines –The Department of Health (DOH) said on Monday that the number of active Covid-19 cases in the National Capital Region (NCR) might drop to 10,000 by the end of October if the granular lockdown alert system is maintained at Alert Level 4. The number of cases in the NCR showed a downward trend [...]

Palace approved COVID-19 jabs to minors ages 12-17

MANILA, Philippines – The Palace has approved the recommendation of the Department of Health (DOH) for the inoculation of Minors ages 12-17 beginning in mid-October. During the Palace briefing, the DOH said that the immunization will be done “by phase” to those minors ages 15-17. This will be followed by minors ages 12-14. “Kinakailangan po [...]

MANILA, Philippines – The 961,000 Moderna and 190,000 Sputnik V  COVID-19 vaccines procured by the Philippine government arrived in the country on Saturday, September 18, 2021. As per National Task Force Against COVID-19, the said shipment was landed at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1 on Saturday around 4 pm. The national government procured about [...]

What is the most effective COVID-19 vaccine? Moderna, says US CDC

MANILA, Philippines – The Moderna vaccine is slightly more effective than Pfizer’s and Johnson’s & Janssen in actual use in keeping people out of the hospital, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US CDC). As shown in a head-to-head study, all three authorized coronavirus vaccines such as Pfizer, Johnson’s & Janssen [...]

MANILA, Philippines – Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., National Task Force Against COVID-19 chief implementer, and the government’s vaccine procurement negotiation team are seeking to procure reformulated booster vaccines that are recommended to fight the infectious covid-19 variants. The next-generation vaccination boosters, according to Sec. Galvez will increase the efficiency of the Covid-19 vaccine. “We are [...]

IATF: Granular lockdown is possible to be imposed in NCR

MANILA, Philippines – New quarantine measures, including possible granular lockdowns in National Capital Region (NCR)/Metro Manila, are still pending President Rodrigo Duterte’s approval, Secretary Harry Roque said on Sunday morning. According to Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez, the government’s coronavirus task committee has approved the implementation of a granular lockdown beginning on Wednesday, September [...]

QC: 56 areas are now under granular lockdown due to COVID-19

Manila, Philippines – The 56 areas in Quezon City has been placed under the Special Concern Lockdown Areas (SCLA) or granular lockdown. An estimated 2,600 families or 4,650 individuals will be affected. According to the City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (CESU), the granular lockdown imposed in 56 districts in the City government of QC is [...]

Manila, Philippines — Taguig City Mayor Lino Cayetano has distributed to 28 barangays in Taguig City a cash aid of Php 250,000 during the entire period of Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ). Each of the 28 barangays will receive Php 250,000 financial cash aid to help and support their constituents during the period of ECQ lockdown [...]