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 2022-01-28 14:45 

Manila Bulletin

Students vaccinated vs COVID-19 'preferred' during expanded face-to-face classes — DepEd...

As it pushes for the implementation of expanded face-to-face classes , the Department of Education (DepEd) said that preference to those who will be allowed to participate would be given to students who were already vaccinated against coronavirus disease ...

 2022-01-28 14:41 

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PH Red Cross intensifies COVID-19 vaccination amid case surge...

Due to the increase in coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the past weeks, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) intensified its COVID-19 vaccination efforts to curb the spread of the virus. (Photo from Philippine Red Cross / MANILA BULLETIN) In a statement ...

 2022-01-28 13:10 

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DOH encourages parents to get kids aged 5 to 11 vaccinated vs COVID-19 starting Feb. 4...

(MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO) The Department of Health (DOH) encouraged parents of children ages five to 11 to have them vaccinated against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as the government is set to open the vaccination program for the said age group s...

 2022-01-28 12:56 

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DOH to distribute 40K home care kits in Metro Manila...

DOH The Department of Health (DOH) said about 40,000 home care kits will be distributed in Metro Manila for people experiencing mild symptoms of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and those under home isolation. "The home care kits will be distributed to ...

 2022-01-28 12:19 

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Muntinlupa's active COVID-19 cases fall by 78%...

Muntinlupa City's active coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases fell sharply as more patients recovered. Data from the Muntinlupa City Health Office showed that as of Jan. 28, the city's active cases totaled 553, a decrease of 1,948 cases or 78 perc...

 2022-01-28 10:32 

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Navotas City now at moderate risk for COVID-19...

By Cherrylin Caacbay Navotas City Mayor Tobias "Toby" Tiangco said on Thursday, Jan. 27, that the city is now at moderate risk for coronavirus disease (COVID-19). According to independent research group OCTA, the city recorded a very low or 0.46 C...

 2022-01-28 10:09 

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BI nabs overstaying Jordanian who ends up as COVID-positive...

Bureau of Immigration (BI) operatives have arrested an overstaying Jordanian man who turned out to be infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Bureau of Immigration BI intelligence chief Fortunato Manahan Jr. said 43-year-old Al Barghouthi Tarek ...

 2022-01-28 09:28 

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No need to prepare mass graves in Davao City...

DAVAO CITY There is no need to prepare for a mass grave in Davao City as the number of deaths caused by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) remains low amid the ongoing surge of infections, an official of the local COVID-19 Task Force said. Dr. Michelle Sc...

 2022-01-28 08:52 

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MB Daily News Update...

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) case classification in Metro Manila is now down to moderate risk, and the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) took this cue to set new arrival protocols for international passengers. The business community welcomed this devel...

 2022-01-28 08:03 

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18,638 new COVID-19 cases logged—DOH...

Shoppers flock to bargain stores along Ilaya Street in Divisoria, Binondo, Manila, on Oct. 14, 2021. (Photo by Ali Vicoy) The Philippines on Friday, Jan. 28, recorded 18,638 additional coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases. Friday's cases pushed the co...

 2022-01-28 07:38 

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Experts on 'turning down' patients: We can't accommodate everyone...

Amid the influx of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patient admissions, health experts reiterated that health institutions cannot cater to all patients all at once. (MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO) During a webinar entitled "How do we prevent our Emergency ...

 2022-01-28 07:36 

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DepEd: 841 schools used as COVID-19 vaccination sites nationwide...

In support of the government's national program against coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Department of Education (DepEd) said that over 800 schools nationwide were tapped to serve as vaccination sites. (FILE PHOTO / DepEd) "Sa ngayon, batay sa ...

 2022-01-28 07:06 

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DOH: Sputnik Light, Sinopharm approved as COVID-19 booster shots...

Coronavirus vaccines have been prepared for distribution at a vaccination site in Manila on May 18, 2021. (Ali Vicoy/Manila Bulletin) Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines Sputnik Light and Sinopharm are now allowed to be used as booster shots, the Depa...

 2022-01-28 06:57 

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DepEd fully supports COVID-19 vaccination for children aged 5 to 11...

The Department of Education (DepEd) expressed full support to the scheduled rollout of the vaccination program for children aged five to 11 against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in February. (ALI VICOY / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULETIN) "Nakaganda naman ...

 2022-01-28 06:25 

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Metro Manila now down to 'moderate' risk COVID-19 case classification—DOH...

(FILE PHOTO) The Department of Health (DOH) said that Metro Manila is now under the "moderate" risk classification after a decreasing trend of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases was observed in recent days. "Moderate-risk na po ang NCR (Nati...

 2022-01-28 06:03 

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Palace tells Bloomberg: 'Economic growth is best indicator of PH's resilience...

Malacaang has urged financial and media company Bloomberg to look at a country's economic growth when measuring resilience as this was supposedly the best indicator of resilience amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nogral...

 2022-01-28 04:25 

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No more colors: IATF sets new arrival protocols for int'l passengers...

Forget about the color-based risk classification of countries as far as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is concerned. The government's pandemic task force has temporarily suspended the classification of countries or territories as "green", ...

 2022-01-28 04:23 

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CDO's vax pre-sign up for 5 to 11-yr-olds reaches 9K-mark...

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY A total of 9,000 children aged five to 11 years old have so far been enrolled in the city's online coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pre-registration program, the city health office (CHO) said Thursday. Dr. Ted Yu Jr., CHO medica...

 2022-01-28 01:18 

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COVID cases on 'downward trend' in Metro Manila, 4 nearby provinces — OCTA...

(DR. GUIDO DAVID / TWITTER) New coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in Metro Manila, Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal are on a "downward trend," the OCTA Research Group said on Friday, Jan. 28. In an update via Twitter, OCTA Research fellow Dr...

 2022-01-27 23:30 

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MB Daily News Update...

After getting fully vaccinated, four of five Filipinos are now willing to bolster their protection against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) with booster shots. This, as the number of daily incidences of coronavirus infections is kept below the 20,000 le...

 2022-01-27 14:42 

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4 out of 5 vaccinated Filipinos willing to get booster shots SWS survey...

Four out of five or 80 percent of vaccinated adult Filipinos are willing to get a booster dose of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine, results of the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey revealed on Thursday, Jan. 27. People waiting for thei...

 2022-01-27 11:25 

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Gov't should start investing in PH scientists, doctors Mayor Isko...

The national government should start investing in the country's scientists and doctors to develop a cure for coronavirus disease (COVID-19), presidential aspirant and Manila Mayor Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso said. PHOTO FROM MAYOR ISKO MO...

 2022-01-27 09:47 

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Dabawenyos given free choice what vax brand to get...

DAVAO CITY Dabawenyos are now given the choice what brand of anti-coronavirus disease (COVID-19) they could get in an attempt to encourage more individuals to get inoculated as the number of cases here rapidly rises amid the threat of the fastest-spreadin...

 2022-01-27 08:00 

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DOH lists 18k more COVID-19 cases...

DOH The Department of Health (DOH) listed 18,191 new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections on Thursday, Jan. 27. The majority of the cases reported were from Calabarzon, Metro Manila, and Davao Region. There were also 22,014 more recoveries and 74 fat...

 2022-01-27 06:46 

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'PH's COVIID pandemic exit plan must be initiated', IATF urged...

The government's pandemic task force is being urged to take initial steps in taking the Philippines out of a pandemic mindset, like easing coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions for the entry of international travelers to the country. Presidential Advise...

 2022-01-27 06:22 

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Pateros' active COVID-19 cases drop...

The number of active coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in Pateros has decreased as the Department of Health (DOH) noted that the cases in the National Capital Region (NCR) continue to drop amid the spread of the Omicron variant. According to the Patero...

 2022-01-27 06:21 

Manila Bulletin

'COVID vaccine hesitancy on the wane' report welcomed by Palace...

Malacaang is encouraged by a recent study showing that coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine hesitancy among adult Filipinos has dropped to just five percent. 'WE VAX AS ONE' — Commuters and transport workers receive their COVID-19 jabs during the ...

 2022-01-27 05:51 

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Caloocan City fully vaccinates over 1 M vs COVID-19...

The Caloocan City government announced on Thursday, Jan. 27, that it has already vaccinated 1,047,921 individuals with their second dose against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as of Jan. 25. The local government said the data released on Tuesday, Jan....

 2022-01-27 05:26 

Manila Bulletin

'Stealth Omicron' dominant, detected all over the country PGC...

The Philippine Genome Center (PGC) said on Thursday, Jan. 27 that BA.2 or "stealth Omicron" is the dominant sublineage that has caused community transmissions of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country. (Photo from the Philippine Genome ...

 2022-01-27 05:11 

Manila Bulletin

PH's vaccine hesitancy down to 5%, says OCTA...

Amid the increasing number of infections in the country, the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine hesitancy in the Philippines went down from 22 percent in September 2021 to 5 percent, an OCTA Research fellow confirmed on Thursday, Jan. 27. (Unsplash) R...

 2022-01-27 05:03 

Manila Bulletin

Robredo plans to revive PH's manufacturing sector if elected...

If elected, Vice President Leni Robredo aims to revive the manufacturing sector in the Philippines which took the hit from the impacts of coronavirus pandemic. Vice President Leni Robredo (OVP photo) In her acceptance speech as among the Partner of the In...

 2022-01-27 04:58 

Manila Bulletin

DOH announces 618 new Omicron cases...

COVID-19 virus A total of 618 new Omicron coronavirus variant cases have been detected in the Philippines, the Department of Health (DOH) reported on Thursday, Jan. 27. The DOH noted that the majority of the new cases were composed of the BA.2 sublineage ...

 2022-01-27 03:44 

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96% of DOJ employees in Manila vaccinated; 14 active COVID-19 cases recorded Jan. 27...

Department of Justice Ninety six percent of the employees at the main offices of the Department of Justice (DOJ) in Ermita, Manila have been vaccinated against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). DOJ Justice Undersecretary Emmeline Aglipay Villar today, J...

 2022-01-27 03:11 

Manila Bulletin

Omicron surge less likely to reoccur in Metro Manila OCTA...

The surge driven by the Omicron variant of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is unlikely to reoccur in Metro Manila, but provinces outside the region should brace for the rise in infections, the OCTA Research group warned on Thursday, Jan. 27. (Manila Bullet...

 2022-01-27 01:24 

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94% of Ilocos Norte's target population now vaccinated...

LAOAG CITY The province of Ilocos Norte had surpassed its target to achieve mass protection against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) as it vaccinated around 94 percent of its target, latest data from the Provincial Health Task Force showed. Ilocos Nort...

 2022-01-26 13:42 

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Health expert calls on gov't to subsidize COVID-19 antiviral drugs in hospitals...

Medicines (File Photo) An infectious disease expert urged the government to subsidize antiviral medicines that are being used for the treatment of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) for it to be accessible to the public. Dr. Rontgene Solante of the San Lazaro...

 2022-01-26 13:00 

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Taguig City's active COVID-19 cases breach 1,000 mark anew...

The total number of active coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in Taguig has breached the 1,000 mark again amid the transmission of Omicron variant in the National Capital Region (NCR). Taguig's City Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance (CEDSU) repo...

 2022-01-26 12:39 

Manila Bulletin

Duque willing to face House probe over handling of COVID-19 response...

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III (Malacaang photo) Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque III said he is ready to face the House of Representatives' inquiry over the government's handling of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) res...

 2022-01-26 08:46 

Manila Bulletin

Pasig barangay distributes 800 care kits to COVID-infected residents...

Barangay San Antonio (BSA) in Pasig City has distributed around 800 coronavirus (COVID-19) care kits to infected residents since January 2021. The distribution of COVID-19 care kits to COVID-positive residents under isolation is part of the BSA health pro...

 2022-01-26 08:19 

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The Boyz, WEi members, Hyolyn test positive for COVID-19...

K-pop boy band The Boyz's Younghoon, former Sistar member Hyolyn and WEi's Kim Dong-han, Yoo Yong-ha and Kang Seok-hwa tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as South Korea tallied 13,102 new cases on Jan. 26, the highest daily total s...

 2022-01-26 07:25 

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Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine shows 91% efficacy in kids aged 5 to 11—NITAG member...

ft.com The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine made by Pfizer-BioNTech has 91 percent efficacy in children aged five to 11 years old, a member of the National Immunization Technical Advisory Group (NITAG) said on Wednesday, Jan. 26. "The vaccine ef...

 2022-01-26 06:35 

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Muntinlupa's active, new COVID-19 cases decrease...

The total number of active coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in Muntinlupa has dropped by more than 1,700 in a single day while new cases decreased by more than 300. According to data from the Muntinlupa City Health Office (CHO), the active cases in Mu...

 2022-01-26 04:34 

Manila Bulletin

Omicron-related deaths in PH now at 5—DOH...

Pixabay/ MANILA BULLETIN The Department of Health (DOH) said it has already recorded five deaths among patients infected with the Omicron coronavirus variant. "As per verification, we have five recorded deaths," said DOH Undersecretary Maria Rosar...

 2022-01-26 04:23 

Manila Bulletin

COVID-19 vaccination in BARMM is local leaders' responsibility, says Palace...

Malacaang said the leaders of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) will really have to do more to convince their constituents to get vaccinated against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). 61654 Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles made ...

 2022-01-26 04:20 

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IATF 'open' to tackle lowering prices of COVID-19 tests...

Malacaang said that the government's pandemic task force is "open" to having another round of discussions in an attempt to bring down again the prices of coronavirus (COVID-19) tests. (MB file photo) Last December, the Department of Health (DO...

 2022-01-26 03:12 

Manila Bulletin

COVID-19 uptrend in major cities outside NCR is IATF's focus — Nograles...

Malacaang said the government's pandemic task force is currently monitoring several cities and provinces outside the National Capital Region (NCR) because of the rise of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases being observed in the said areas. Cabinet Secretary ...

 2022-01-26 03:10 

Manila Bulletin

COVID-hit SSS members qualified for sickness benefits...

Social Security System (SSS) members who cannot work due to sickness, injury, and including those who contracted the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are qualified for sickness benefits, the state-run insurance agency announced. (Unsplash) SSS President and...

 2022-01-26 03:10 

Manila Bulletin

Doctor assures it's safe to vaccinate kids aged 5-11 years...

An official of the Philippine Medical Association (PMA) assured on Wednesday, Jan. 26, that it's safe to vaccinate kids aged 5 to 11 years against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). (NOEL PABALATE / MANILA BULLETIN) In an interview over DZBB, PMS Pre...

 2022-01-26 00:58 

Manila Bulletin

OCTA hopes Metro Manila down to 'moderate risk' by next week...

(DR. GUIDO DAVID) From a risk classification of "severe outbreak" last week, Metro Manila is now at a "high risk" level for coronavirus disease (COVID-19), based on the internationally-developed COVID Act Now indicators used by OCTA Resear...

 2022-01-25 23:30 

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MB Daily News Update...

On a day when the number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases went down substantially anew, the OCTA Research Group came out with the assessment that the situation in Metro Manila is about to get better, and predicted that daily incidence of coronaviru...

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