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2 South Cotabato mayors contract COVID-19

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – Two municipal mayors in South Cotabato province have tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) but both are in “good condition”. Lake Sebu Mayor Floro Gandam and Tampakan Mayor Leona ...

STABLE. Tampakan, South Cotabato Mayor Leonard Escobillo (left), and Lake Sebu Mayor Floro Gandam (right), separately confirm on Tuesday (June 15, 202 ...

PNA | 14 hours ago

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South Cotabato reports rising dengue cases

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – Health personnel in South Cotabato have raised concern over the rising cases of dengue this year in parts of the province. Jose Barroquillo Jr., the mosquito-borne diseases coordinator of the South Cotabato Integrated ...

Jose Barroquillo, mosquito-borne diseases coordinator of the South Cotabato Integrated Provincial Health Office (Screen grab of live streamed media fo ...

PNA | 14 hours ago

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Gov't will never cooperate with ICC probe: Palace

MANILA – The Philippines will never cooperate with any investigation to be initiated by the International Criminal Court (ICC) into the government's anti-illegal drugs campaign, Malacañang said Tuesday. In a press briefing, Pres ...

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque (File photo)

PNA | 14 hours ago

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Public demand for Sinovac's CoronaVac vax increasing: Galvez

MANILA – The public demand for China-made CoronoVac vaccines produced by Sinovac company is increasing in the Philippines, National Task Force (NTF) against Covid-19 chief implementer Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. said on Monday. ...

SINOVAC VAX. Vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. gives an update on the country’s Covid-19 vaccination program during the Inter-Agency Task Fo ...

PNA | 15 hours ago

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Japan to donate AstraZeneca jabs to PH

MANILA – The Japanese government will donate doses of AstraZeneca vaccine to the Philippines, Japan Ambassador to Manila Koshikawa Kazuhiko said Tuesday. The envoy did not provide details about the number of doses that will be downloaded t ...

PNA | 15 hours ago

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Arrest travelers presenting fake COVID-19 tests: Duterte

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday directed the Philippine National Police (PNP), Department of Tourism, and all local government units to enforce stringent compliance of protocols for local tourism and arrest those who present fake negative Covid-19 test results. ...

FAKE COVID-19 TESTS. President Rodrigo R. Duterte warns travelers with fake Covid-19 test results will be arrested, during his talk to the people at t ...

PNA | 15 hours ago

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Eleazar gets 1st jab as PNP rolls out vaccination

MANILA – Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, Gen. Guillermo Eleazar on Tuesday took the first coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccine for the police force's A4 priority group. In a ceremony in Camp Crame, Eleazar received his f ...

FIRST JAB. PNP chief, Gen. Guillermo Eleazar (seated) receives his first dose of the Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine administered by DOH Assistant Secretary ...

PNA | 15 hours ago

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119th Malasakit Center opens in National Children’s Hospital in Quezon City as Mr. Malasakit spends birthday helping sick children while assuring improved access to public health services

Senator Christopher “Bong” Go commended the government’s continuing efforts to address the barriers to health and medical care that indigent patients face amid an ongoing pandemic. On his birthday, Go personally attended the launch of the country’s 119th Malasakit Center a ...

MDM | 19 hours ago

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Mr. Malasakit reiterates he is not interested in running for a higher position in 2022

Senator Christopher “Bong” Go reiterated that he is not interested in seeking a higher position in the 2022 national and local elections despite encouragements and the high trust he is getting from the Filipino people. ...

MDM | 19 hours ago

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Mr. Malasakit says PRRD has ordered the immediate deployment of COVID-19 vaccines to high risk areas; cites situation in Metro Manila as evidence that vaccines work

Senator Christopher “Bong” Go told reporters that President Rodrigo Duterte has already instructed the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases to immediately deploy vaccines to high risk areas amid reports of rising COVID-19 cases. ...

MDM | 19 hours ago