Entire Philippines should be vaccinated first before boosters – Palace

The national government can already buy COVID-19 vaccine booster shots, but administering them will have to wait until the vaccination of the country’s entire target population is completed, Malacañang said. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque noted that only 18 percent of the Philippines’ eligible population have been fully vaccinated so far. Roque said, “All I can say is that (the procurement …

40% of Baguio residents vaccinated

Around 40 percent of the eligible population in Baguio City have been vaccinated against the coronavirus disease. A report of the Department of Health showed that over 95,000 residents of the city either received their first dose or were fully vaccinated as of June 30. The city has five mega vaccination sites – University of Baguio gymnasium, St. Louis University …

PNP nagtayo ng help desks sa evacuation centers sa Taal

Nagtayo ang Philippine National Police ng Police Assistance Desks sa evacuation centers malapit sa bulkang Taal. Sinabi ni PNP Chief General Guillermo Eleazar, base sa datos ng Batangas Police Provincial Office, mahigit 1,600 pamilya ang nanuluyan sa 10 evacuation centers sa munisipalidad ng Laurel, Talisay, Balete at Agoncillo. Ani Eleazar, “I have already directed the Commander, JTF COVID Shield and …

DOH kay Pacquiao: Hindi kami bumibili ng pa-expire na gamot ‘para makatipid’

Pinabulaanan ng Department of Health ang mga paratang ni Senador Manny Pacquiao na sadyang bumibili ang kagawaran ng gamot na malapit nang mapanis sa regular na halaga kahit na bagsak-presyo na rapat ito. Inilalabas ni Pacquiao ang naturang akusasyon, na galing daw sa isang independent probe, matapos kumasa sa hamon ng kapartidong si Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte na isiwalat ang mga …

Gebbie, Rule lalangoy din sa Tokyo Olympics

Kagaya ng inaasahan, nakamit nina Fil-Australian swimmer Luke Gebbie at Fil-American Remedy Rule ang universality places para makalahok sa Olympic Games. Sabi ni Philippine Swimming Inc. president Lani Velasco, “Gebbie and Rule earned universality places by garnering the highest FINA points among Filipinos after competing in Olympic qualifying competitions.” Naglista si Gebbie ng 828 FINA points sa 100-meter freestyle habang …

COVID-19 nasa top 10 sanhi ng pagkamatay sa ‘Pinas

Ang COVID-19 ay isa sa nagdudulot ng pinakamaraming pagkamatay sa Pilipinas, paglalahad ng Philippine Statistics Authority. Ito’y kahit na iniulat ng Department of Health na “small fraction of Philippine deaths” lang ang idinudulot ng COVID-19 nitong Pebrero. Ayon sa PSA, “Registered deaths due to COVID-19 accounted for a total of 30.14 deaths or 4.9 percent of the total registered deaths …

‘Wag maging kampante sa COVID-19 – DOH

Nagpaalala ang Department of Health na hindi dapat maging kampante sa pagiging ‘low risk’ sa classification ang Pilipinas dahil nananatili pa ring maselan o fragile pa ang sitwasyon laban sa COVID-19. Sinabi ni Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire, na ang classification ng bansa ay bunga lamang ng “factual figures” na ibig sabihin na nasa low risk na ang bansa batay …

Scientist is first Filipina winner of William James prize in United States

A Filipina graduate student at Yale University won this year’s William James Prize by the Society for Philosophy and Psychology in the United States. Joan Ongchoco received the prize at the 47th annual meeting of the SPP for her work “Figments of imagination: Scaffolded attention creates non-sensory object and event representations.” There have been 25 recipients since it was first …

17 cops named ‘Pulis Magiting’ by PNP, Ayala Foundation

A police lieutenant who did not think twice about breastfeeding a crying baby she found in Barangay Old Capitol Site, Quezon City. A police corporal from Iloilo who distributed face shields and grocery items to people in her community, from the start of the pandemic up to the present. An off-duty sergeant from Negros Oriental who helped evacuate a PWD …