With 10M fully vaccinated, NVOC aims to reach 15M in August

By Carlito Dar BAGUIO CITY – – More than 10 million eligible population in the country are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and the national vaccination program targets to reach 15 million by the end of August. National Vaccination Operations Center Chairperson and Department of Health Undersecretary Dr. Myrna Cabotaje, in an online meeting Wednesday,… Read More With 10M fully vaccinated, NVOC aims to reach 15M in August

DOH underscores handling of corpse of COVID-19 victims

By Liez’l Marie Lamasan ILOILO CITY — The Department of Health Western Visayas Center for Health and Development (DOH WV CHD) emphasized the need to follow the protocols on the burial or cremation of individuals who died with an infectious disease. “We have to abide by the Sanitation Code of the Philippines wherein patients who… Read More DOH underscores handling of corpse of COVID-19 victims

DOH provides psychological first aid to Taal evacuees

By Patricia Bermudez CALAMBA CITY –Aside from providing immediate medical assistance, the Department of Health Region IV-A (DOH IV-A) also gave psychological first aid to a total of 131 individuals in various evacuation centers to help them cope with their situation following the Taal volcano unrest.  According to DOH IV-A, providing Psychological First Aid (PFA)… Read More DOH provides psychological first aid to Taal evacuees

More Makati fully vaxxed seniors receive GCs

By Jimmyley Guzman QUEZON CITY — More fully vaccinated senior citizens of Makati City have received their P1,000-worth of gift certificates from the city government. Makati City Mayor Abby Binay said that some 24,352 fully vaccinated senior citizens received the gift certificates to show gratitude and appreciation for their support for Bakuna Makati. Mayor Abby… Read More More Makati fully vaxxed seniors receive GCs

PNP ready for ECQ, warns protesters

By Jastine Angelo Don QUEZON CITY — The Philippine National Police (PNP)  is ready to enforce strict movement control in Metro Manila which is placed under the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) from August 6 to August 20 to stop the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant. According to PNP Chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, the implementation… Read More PNP ready for ECQ, warns protesters

DOH spox on Delta: We are not defenseless, we learned a lot

By Jerome Carlo Paunan As NCR prepares for ECQ, next few weeks crucial in mitigating COVID case spike MANILA — “Let us always remember, we are not defenseless, we have learned a lot, and we have the tools to fight this disease.” This was emphasized by Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergiere, saying the next few… Read More DOH spox on Delta: We are not defenseless, we learned a lot

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

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

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