Filipinos fully vaxxed against COVID-19 – NTF

By Joedie Mae Boliver CALOOCAN — National Task Force (NTF) against COVID-19 Deputy Chief Implementer Vince Dizon said almost 10 million Filipinos are now fully vaccinated with COVID-19 vaccine. “Kung maganda ang dating na supply ng bakuna. Nagtitiwala po tayo na kakayanin i-sustain ang jab rate na ito,” Dizon said during Laging Handa Public Briefing… Read More Filipinos fully vaxxed against COVID-19 – NTF

Campaign for unvaccinated senior citizens heightened

By Frances Mae Macapagat DAVAO CITY, Aug 4 – The Department of Health XI has heightened its campaign to urge more senior citizens to submit themselves for vaccination. In the latest DOH Virtual Presser, DOH XI Head of the Regional Epidemiology Surveillance Unit Dr. Rachel Joy Pasion called out the unvaccinated senior citizens to be… Read More Campaign for unvaccinated senior citizens heightened

MSMEs sa BARMM sumailalim sa entrepreneurial skills training

By Lean Twinkle Bolongon LUNGSOD NG COTABATO– Nasa kabuuang 24 na mga micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME) mula sa lungsod ng Cotabato at probinsya ng Maguindanao ang sumailalim kamakailan sa tatlong araw na entrepreneurial skills training dito sa lungsod. Ito ay isinagawa ng Ministry of Trade, Investments and Industry ng Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in… Read More MSMEs sa BARMM sumailalim sa entrepreneurial skills training

Modern Nanays of Mindanao calls for Hakab Na registration

By Recthie Paculba CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY–Targeting to gather over 1,000 breastfeeding mothers all over Mindanao, the Modern Nanays of Mindanao (MNM) invites mothers and families to join the Hakab Na 2021, August 8 via Zoom at 1:00 p.m. in celebration of the National Breastfeeding Awareness month. “Hakab Na is an event where mothers simultaneously… Read More Modern Nanays of Mindanao calls for Hakab Na registration

DSWD: Human Trafficking cases log despite COVID-19

By Jayson Aucensillo ZAMBOANGA CITY, Aug 4 — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)-9 is alarmed over the increasing number of human trafficking cases in the region despite of the heighten travel and health restrictions brought about by the COVID-19 health crisis. DSWD-9 Social Welfare Officer Stephanie Elopre, lamented that there are 345… Read More DSWD: Human Trafficking cases log despite COVID-19

DOH Caraga says no room for complacency vs Delta variant

By Jennifer Gaitano BUTUAN CITY – In time with the 19th Regional Vaccination Operations Center (RVOC) and Response Cluster Meeting via Zoom platform, the Department of Health (DOH) Caraga warned Caraganons to be more cautious and not to be complacent even when the region was placed under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) for the whole month of… Read More DOH Caraga says no room for complacency vs Delta variant

DTI official urges development of EV industry in PH

By PIDS QUEZON CITY —  The growing market demand for electric vehicles (EVs) globally and locally is seen to benefit the Philippines. However, without developing a local EV industry, the country will not be able to harness its opportunities. This was emphasized by Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Undersecretary for Competitiveness and Innovation Group… Read More DTI official urges development of EV industry in PH

JICA turns over P185M agroforestry infra to farmers

By Alaine Allanigue QUEZON CITY — As part of their commitment as bilateral aid partner of the Philippines, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have recently turned over agroforestry infrastructures composed of bridges, roads and irrigation facilities amounting to over P185 million to Regions II (Cagayan Valley), III (Central Luzon),… Read More JICA turns over P185M agroforestry infra to farmers

QC sets limits in purchase of goods to prevent hording

By Susan De Leon Directs barangays to issue pass during ECQ CALOOCAN CITY — To avoid panic buying and hoarding, the Quezon City Government will limit the number of items or goods a person can purchase during the implementation of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) from Aug. 6 to 20. In the latest ECQ guidelines issued… Read More QC sets limits in purchase of goods to prevent hording

PhilHealth offers new benefit packages for COVID-19 patients

By Jan Albert Araña CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY—As COVID-19 continues to threaten Filipinos, PhilHealth Regional Vice President Delio A. Aseron II introduced two new benefit packages. Under PhilHealth Circular No. 2021-0007, Filipinos can now get a COVID-19 vaccine injury compensation package. This circular aims to compensate vaccine recipients provided under the COVID-19 Vaccination Program, in… Read More PhilHealth offers new benefit packages for COVID-19 patients