Filipinos families who consider themselves poor slightly down to 11.4M – SWS survey

Slightly fewer Filipino families have considered themselves poor in the past three months, based on the results of the third quarter Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey released on Saturday, Nov. 27. The non-commissioned survey conducted from Sept. 12 to 16 with 1,200 respondents found 45 percent of Filipino families rating themselves as “mahirap” or “poor,” 34 percent rating themselves as …

Walang gastos sa driver’s education program – LTO

Tiniyak ng Land Transportation Office (LTO) sa publiko na hindi magreresulta nang dagdag gastos sa mga motorista ang pagpapatupad sa bagong patakaran na pagsailalim sa comprehensive driver’s education program (CDE) ang mga magre-renew ng kanilang lisensya. Ayon kay LTO Assistant Secretary Edgar C. Galvante na ang  CDE ay kapapalooban ng modules na magbibigay-dagdag kaalaman sa mga driver upang matiyak ang …

Di bakunadong close contacts ng COVID-19 hinikayat sa ‘Molnupiravir’ trial ng QMMC

Hinikayat ng pamunuan ng Quirino Memorial Medical Center (QMMC) sa Quezon City ang mga unvaccinated close contacts ng Covid-19 patients na makiisa sa ikatlong phase ng global study upang madetermina ang epekto ng gamot na molnupiravir na sinasabing gamot sa Covid. Ayon kay Dr. Joel Santiaguel, clinical investigator ng QMMC, ang ikatlong phase ng clinical trials ay may mas mahigpit …

Pukpukan na ang ensayo ng Gilas Pilipinas

Tatlong beses kada linggo ang ensayo ng Gilas Pilipinas para paghandaan ang FIBA World Cup Qualifiers na idaraos sa Pebrero. Dumagdag sa koponan sila Jason Credo ng Ateneo de Manila University habang inimbitahan din ang katropa nitong sina Dave Ildefenso at Geo Chiu. Nagsasanay na rin si Ladis Lepalam ng College of Saint Benilde. Kasama nila sina Isaac Go, Rey …

Lipa City nakamit na ang target vaccination rate sa COVID

Mahigit sa 400,000 o 85% na residente ng lungsod ng Lipa ang naturukan na ng first dose ng COVID-19 vaccine habang 75% naman ang fully vaccinated na, kaya naman positibo si Mayor Eric Africa na mababakunahan ang lahat ng residente ng lungsod sa National Vaccination Day na nagsimula noong Lunes. Aniya, 45,000 doses ang target na iturok hindi lang sa …

COVID-19 booster vaxxing for A4 priority group may start by Dec. 10 – Galvez

Maaari nang mag-umpisa ang pagbibigay ng booster shots sa A4 priority group or economic frontliners sa December 10, ayon kay National Task Force Against COVID-19 chief implementer and vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez. Sa panayam, sabi niya: “Mayroon kaming apat na milestone. The first milestone natin is makuha natin ang 54 million before the end of the year and then …

New COVID-19 variant ‘a potential cause for concern’ —OCTA

An OCTA research fellow called for tightening of restrictions with South Africa and Botswana after the countries detected a new coronavirus variant that is said to be more transmissible. Guido David said in a tweet that he personally thinks restrictions should be in place to prevent the spread of the new variant here which is reported to be more contagious. …

In Baguio, traffic jams, crowds back

Weekend visitors flocked to Baguio after it reopened its borders to fully vaccinated tourists last October 29. Through its visitor information and travel assistance (VISITA) platform, the city screened 10,000 to 20,000 requests a day. As of last week, more than 15,000 people had visited Baguio since there is a daily cap of 2,000 tourists. According to reports, all major …

Traslacion suspended again in 2022 due to COVID-19 pandemic

The government said that the yearly Translacion will be suspended again this January 2022, marking the second year the annual religious event is cancelled because of the pandemic. According to Fr. Douglas Badon of Quiapo Church, the Feast of the Black Nazarene will be celebrated like what was done in 2021. There would be no procession from Quirino Grandstand as …