Manila, Philippines — Malacañang Palace on Tuesday, June 28 announces that Metro Manila and other provinces will remain in Alert Level 1 until July 15, 2022. The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) approved the new alert level classifications for provinces, highly urbanized cities (HUCs), independent component cities (ICCs), component [...]

Pharmally tampered with expiry date of medical-grade face shields

MANILA, Philippines – Krizle Grace Mago, Pharmally Pharmaceutical’s main point person to government projects admitted to tempering the expiration dates of medical-grade face shields procured by the government for health professionals as she instructed by the management. “With regards to the changing of the stickers of the items, my response would be, this was a [...]

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 – A father and son from Cagayan de Oro City were arrested by the local authorities after presenting fake Reverse Transcription – Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) results in the Port of Cagayan last Thursday, July 1, 2021. The fake results of the RT-PCR resulted in the arrest of the two Bohol-passengers namely, Mangontawar [...]

Manila, Philippines – On behalf of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) declared the Polio epidemic in the Philippines has finally ended. The WHO country representative Rabindra Abeyasinghe said on Friday, June 11 that the Philippine Department of Health (DOH) successfully ended the [...]