aaaPresident Rodrigo Duterte allowed the advanced payments for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine which has raised hopes that it can protect high-risk groups, particularly adults in their 60s and 70s.
The Philippine president also approved the Emergency Use Authority (EUA) to speed up vaccine distribution, his spokesperson Harry Roque said in a briefing Thursday.
The EUA will allow the vaccines to be used locally after 21 days, down from the ongoing required 6-month verification.
Roque added that Duterte accepted the prop...
aaaPharmaceutical company Moderna on Monday claimed the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) it manufactured was 95% effective, based on interim data from a late-stage trial.The US biotech company made the announcement a week after Pfizer Inc's reported that it’s vaccine was also more than 90% effective. Unlike Pfizer’s vaccine, Moderna’s experimental drug does not need ultra-cold storage, making it more accessible.
aaaPhilippine Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre Bello III reminded Monday that there are no additional requirements to avail of the scholarship aid for children of displaced overseas Filipino workers.
The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) allocated cash aid to qualified college-level dependents of OFWs last October, under the Educational As...
Residents in Cagayan and Isabela were left displaced and distraught after Typhoon Vamco (Philippine name: Ulysses) slammed into the two provinces and inundated their communities.
Tuguegarao City councilor Marjorie Martin Chan said in an interview with Hong Kong News that they did what they could to prepare for the typhoon, but they did not expect that it would be this catastrophic.
“The water went up so fast. It’s unprecedented how the way the water rose,” she said.
aaaAmerican pharmaceutical company Pfizer Inc. promised it will provide the supply of COVID-19 vaccines to the Philippines once approved for distribution, Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Manel “Babe” Romualdez said Monday.
This came after Pfizer, one of the world’s premier biopharmaceutical companies, and its partner BioNTech SE reported that the vaccine they manufactured was 90% effective in an initial study during the third phase of its clinical trials. November 12, 2020
aaaStill reeling from supertyphoon Goni (Philippine name: Rolly), authorities preemptively evacuated Catanduanes and Albay citizens as typhoon Vamco (Philippine name: Ulysses) brought heavy rains and strong winds to the Bicol region again.The Bicol peninsula was battered by gusty winds and torrential rains as storm signal no. 3 was hoisted over the region.
aaaFormer Philippine ambassador to Brazil Marichu Mauro was charged for alleged maltreatment of her Filipina staff at her residence in Brasilia, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro "Teddyboy" Locsin Jr. said Monday.
Locsin tweeted the charge was served to Mauro and a corresponding memorandum was delivered right away to the Office of the President.
He explained the charge will be sent to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Board of Foreign Service Administration (BFSA) for its appropriate recommendation, alongside the four-man panel’s inv...
aaaOut of the 600,000 repatriated Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who applied for the Department of Labor and Employment’s (DOLE) Abot Kamay ang Pagtulong (AKAP) program, 362,000 were already approved but others have been denied due to several reasons.In an interview with Hong Kong News Tuesday, Philippine Labor Undersecretary Renato Ebarle said 322,409 of...
aaaPresident Rodrigo Duterte congratulated US President-elect Joe Biden in his 2020 election win and promised to develop the Philippines’ ties with the United States under the incoming administration.
“On behalf of the Filipino nation, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte wishes to extend his warm congratulations to former Vice President Joseph "Joe" Biden on his election as the new President of the United States of America,” Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a ...