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Galvez out to stop fraud in Covid-19 vaccine deals — Lacson

Vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr answers queries from senators during the continuation of the Senate Committee of the Whole hybrid hearing on the national government’s COVID-19 vaccination program last Friday, January 15, 2021. (Albert Calvelo/Senate PRIB) MANILA, Philippines — Vaccine czar Cartilo Galvez Jr. has assured senators that he would “make it very hard” for…

COVID-19 cases in the Philippines breach 513,000

(Philstar.com) – January 24, 2021 – 4:00pm MANILA, Philippines Updated 4:31 p.m.) — The Department of Health on Sunday afternoon reported 1,949 new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases, bringing the number of total cases to 513,619. Of the total, 27,765 or 5.4% are still classified as active cases, or patients who have neither recovered nor passed away and are recovering…

Philippines Beauty & Personal Care Market Analysis 2020

Philippines Beauty & Personal Care Market This research report provides COVID-19 Outbreak study accumulated to offer Latest insights about acute features of the Philippines Beauty & Personal Care Market. This intelligence report includes investigations based on Current scenarios, Historical records, and Future predictions. The report contains different market predictions related to market size, revenue, production,…

2,178 new COVID-19 infections bring Philippines tally to nearly 510,000

(Philstar.com) – January 22, 2021 – 4:00pm MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health confirmed 2,178 new coronavirus cases Friday, bringing to 509,887 the total number of infections in the Philippines. The number of active cases in the country currently stands at 32,031 or 6.3% of the total. Recoveries reached 467,720 after 250 more patients had…

No Sinovac representative at resumption of Senate hearing on Philippines’ COVID-19 vaccine program

There were no representatives of Chinese firm Sinovac Biotech during the resumption of the Senate Committee of the Whole’s hearing about the government’s COVID-19 immunization program on Friday morning. The company was included in the guest list but there had been no confirmation of attendance from any of its representatives yet as of 10 a.m.,…

PH ‘won’t compromise stake’ in West Philippine sea over China COVID-19 shots: Galvez

FILE PHOTO: People stand at a vaccination site after receiving a dose of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine, during a government-organised visit, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Shanghai, China Jan. 19, 2021. Aly Song, Reuters/File  MANILA — An official leading the country’s inoculation drive against COVID-19 said on Friday he “would not compromise”…

PGC: Possible PH Covid-19 variant to surface if there are many cases

MANILA, Philippines — If there are more coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases in the country, there is a possibility that a Philippine variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus—the causative agent of the disease—could surface, the director of the Philippine Genome Center (PGC) said Saturday. ADVERTISEMENT “Gusto ko lang po sabihin na may possibility na magkakaroon din ng…

Philippines pledges $100,000 to Asean response fund vs Covid-19

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines has promised to donate $100,000 (approximately P4.8 million) to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Covid-19 response fund, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. announced Friday. In a tweet, Locsin said the money was sourced from the foreign travel funds of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). ADVERTISEMENT @DFAPHL…

Philippines logs 1,783 new COVID-19 cases as total hits 507,717

Gaea Katreena Cabico (Philstar.com) – January 21, 2021 – 4:00pm MANILA, Philippines — Coronavirus cases in the Philippines increased to 507,717 Thursday after the Department of Health recorded 1,783 additional infections. Of the total confirmed cases, 30,126 or 5.9% are active cases. Recoveries reached 467,475 after 500 more people were cleared of the virus. Meanwhile, the death toll increased by…

Philippines detects 16 more cases of new COVID-19 variant

Xave Gregorio (Philstar.com) – January 23, 2021 – 9:09am MANILA, Philippines — Health authorities in the Philippines reported late Friday evening that they detected 16 more cases of the new coronavirus variant which is feared to be more infectious, with two cases of local transmission. The Department of Health said in a statement that the…


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