DILG, DOT nais padaliin ang pagbiyahe ng mga turista

Nais ng Departments of Tourism at Interior and Local Government na mas padaliin ang pagbiyahe at gawing standard ang mga requirement ng mga local government unit sa mga turista. Ito ay matapos lumabas sa survey ng DOT na 8 sa 10 Pilipino ang nagsabing nakakalito ang iba-ibang requirement sa bawat lugar. Ani Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, “A lot of people …

Dambuhalang mural ni Marcela Agoncillo, tampok sa Quezon City

Agaw-pansin ang dalawang lumang tore dahil sa dambuhalang mural na ipinapakita ang tinaguriang “ina ng pambansang watawat” na si Marcela Agoncillo sa Barangay Socorro sa Cubao, Quezon City. Ipininta ito sa mga tore na dating tangke ng tubig at itinayo bago pa ang World War 2. Tampok din sa mural ang larawan ng kalabaw, mga ibon, at mga halamang matatagpuan …

Gobyerno bantay-sarado laban sa pagpasok ng AH5N8 bird flu virus sa bansa

Tiniyak ng Department of Health na bantay sarado nila, kasama ang Bureau of Quarantine at Department of Agriculture, ang mga border ng bansa para hindi makapasok sa Pilipinas ang AH5N8 bird flu virus. Naiulat na nagkaroon sa Russia ng transmission ng naturang bird flu virus sa tao. Ibinahagi ni Health Secretary Francisco Duque kung ano ang sintomas ng bird flu …

WHO: Mga bakuna ipapadala agad basta matapos ang requirements

Noong isang linggo sana dapat dumating ang libo-libong dose ng bakuna kontra COVID-19 ng Pfizer mula sa COVAX Facility, isang inisyatiba ng World Health Organization. Pero naantala ito dahil sa indemnification agreement na hinihingi ng manufacturers mula sa gobyerno.Mismong si vaccine czar Carlito Galvez na ang nagsabing ayaw na niyang magbitaw ng petsa bagaman tiniyak niyang darating ang mga bakuna. …

Vaccination ‘not mandatory’ but soldiers have to take Sinovac jabs

Vaccination is supposed to be a personal decision and Malacañang vowed that COVID-19 immunization is not mandatory. However, the military is making it compulsory for soldiers and their dependents to take jabs from Sinovac, which is the first brand of vaccines to arrive in the Philippines. On Thursday, military spokesperson Marine Major General Edgard Arevalo stressed that receiving vaccines “immediately” …

Health workers, seniors can’t get Sinovac shots

The Food and Drug Administration granted emergency use authorization to the COVID-19 vaccine made by the Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinovac Biotech, but did not recommend it for frontline health workers at high risk of exposure to the coronavirus and for elderly people due to its varying levels of efficacy. The FDA decision put economic frontline workers and military personnel at …

Ilang Cebu LGUs ibinalik ang curfew, liquor ban sa pagtaas ng COVID-19 cases

Ibinalik ng ilang lokal na pamahalaan sa Cebu ang pagpapatupad ng curfew at liquor ban bilang pagpigil sa pagkalat ng COVID-19, lalo na’t may nakitang mutation ng virus sa naturang lalawigan. Sa Mandaue City, apektado ang karinderya ni Baby Pareja dahil sa tumal ng tao, kaya kaunti na lang ang kaniyang nilulutong putahe. Aniya, “Mahirap pang sumakay, mahirap pang kumita.” …

Quezon City green farm yields 700 kilos of vegetables

Residents of Barangay Bagong Silangan in Quezon City started reaping the benefits of urban farming. Mayor Joy Belmonte led the first harvest festival in the city’s Greenland farm where at least 700 kilos of vegetables are expected to be harvested. Belmonte, who chairs the city’s food security task force, said, “After 41 days, we are grateful that the Greenland farm …

Telcos, internet service providers told to comply with law vs online child sexual abuse

Amid the rise in cases of online sexual abuse and exploitation of children during the pandemic, telecommunications companies and internet service providers were reminded to comply with existing laws against online child sexual exploitation. Department of Information and Communications Technology Secretary Gregorio Honasan said his office is closely coordinating with the National Telecommunications Commission to ensure telcos and ISPs are …