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Inoculation of key gov’t officials to assure public vax are safe

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles (File photo) MANILA – Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles on Monday joined members of the President’s official family in vaccination activities to increase public confidence in Covid-19 vaccines, which was rolled out initially to the country’s health care workers, frontline essential workers, and uniformed personnel. Nograles, co-chair …

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Biden spokesperson rules out helping Canada, Mexico with vaccine supply before all Americans are inoculated

Politics The White House spokesperson today ruled out sending vaccines to continental partners like Canada and Mexico, saying U.S. President Joe Biden is committed to getting every American vaccinated before sharing doses with other countries. White House press secretary Jen Psaki takes a question from a reporter during a press …

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Duterte Chief Counsel slams Sinovac critics

Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Secretary Salvador Panelo on Monday criticized Vice President Leni Robredo and Senator Francis Pangilinan for making negative remarks about the China-made CoronaVac vaccine. He asked them: “Why can’t we just be thankful?’ Panelo in his daily online program “Counterpoint” said critics must be thankful as the …

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May reopening possible — Galvez

The Philippines might shift into modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) in May if the government’s vaccination program goes as planned, vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. said Monday. Galvez, during a “symbolic” vaccination activity in a Covid-19 dedicated hospital, said the country may ease restrictions and resume classroom meetings as …

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Infra gets lift from CREATE

Once signed by President Rodrigo Duterte, the Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises (CREATE) Act is seen to have the biggest impact in the road to economic recovery for the Philippines this year. The Board of Investments (BoI), in a recent webinar, said this is expected especially in the …

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