PNP all set to secure transport of Covid-19 vaccines

MANILA – The Philippine National Police (PNP) said all systems are in place to secure the speedy transport of the first batch of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines from China’s Sinovac Biotech that will arrive in the country on Feb. 28.  “PNP units are fully prepared to perform their assigned duties under the task organization of …

LGUs has the autonomy on setting requirements for travelers

DAVAO CITY — Every local government unit has the autonomy is setting the requirements for traveler in their area, this is the position of the Department of Tourism (DOT) which was released through a statement on February 27. The decision on the discretion of the LGU came up after the Inter-Agency Task Force for the …

Troops to pay for other vax if they don’t want Sinovac: AFP

MANILA – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Thursday said coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) inoculation is mandatory for all of its personnel but they have the option to choose among vaccine brands other than Sinovac at their own expense. “Thus, to get inoculated or not is not an option for the members of the …

North Cotabato prepares for Vaccine jab

DAVAO CITY — Preparations are underway in North Cotabato for the upcoming vaccination program. On Tuesday, February 23, health stakeholders met and discussed measures to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. health authorities together with the different line agencies such as the Education Department, Bureau of Fire Protection, religious sector, Non-Government Organizations (NGOs), and …

DILG intensifies vaccine information drive with LGUs, uniformed personnel

DAVAO CITY — Due to misconception and low acceptability among people, the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) launched an intensified public information drive in partnership with local government units (LGUs) and the uniformed personnel, in order to generate demand and increase public confidence in the national vaccination program. DILG Undersecretary and Spokesperson Jonathan …

Local solution needed in Covid-19response-Alvarez

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The national government’s handling of the health crisis brought by the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) should have been more effective had it been given to local governments who can implement their own initiatives based on the situation on the ground. This was the observation of Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez, of the 1st District of …

P400-M town hospital to rise in MisOr

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Local and national officials led the groundbreaking of the P400 million public hospital that will serve mostly residents of the eastern part of Misamis Oriental in Villanueva town, Misamis Oriental, on February 18.. The Northeastern Misamis General Hospital is level two 100-bed capacity health care facility located in Barangay Looc, Villanueva, just …

PhilHealth to compensate those with Covid-19 vax side effects

MANILA – The state-run Philippine Health Insurance Corp (PhilHealth) will compensate those who may experience adverse events following immunization (AEFI) for Covid-19 while a measure authorizing the creation and administration of an indemnification fund has yet to be passed, Malacañang said Monday. This, after a House of Representatives panel approved the proposed Emergency Vaccine Procurement Act …

Davao City starts registration for Covid-19 vaccine recipients

DAVAO CITY — The City government has started the registration of individuals who wants to avail of free COVID-19 vaccines. Dr. Josephine Villafuerte, program head of the Davao City COVID-19 Vaccination Program said Davao residents may now sign up for a slot at their respective health districts ahead of the rollout of local vaccination process. …