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Former President Erap Estrada tests negative for COVID-19

Former President Erap Estrada tests negative for COVID-19

Former President Joseph “Erap” Estrada is now COVID-19 free, his son ex-Senator Jinggoy Estrada announced today. “We are happy to announce that my dad continues to improve and we expect that he can be transferred to a regular room soon,” [...]

April 13, 2021 Health, News
Philippines eyes 20 million doses of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine

Philippines eyes 20 million doses of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine

The Philippines is expecting some 20 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Russia’s Gamaleya Research Institute in the coming months, the official in charge of the government’s vaccine procurement program said Tuesday.  Vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. said [...]

April 13, 2021 Health
PH gets 500K more Sinovac jabs from China

PH gets 500K more Sinovac jabs from China

The national government received another 500,000 doses of procured CoronaVac vaccines from Chinese manufacturer Sinovac Biotech on Sunday afternoon, April 11. Vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr., chief implementer of the National Task Force (NTF) Against COVID-19, accepted the Chinese vaccines [...]

April 12, 2021 Health
Manila hospitals struggle as virus surges

Manila hospitals struggle as virus surges

Angelo Barrera’s father struggled to breathe from Covid-19 as he was driven around the Philippine capital in search of a hospital bed. After five hours he got on a waitlist, but died before he could get inside.   More contagious [...]

April 9, 2021 Health
Andanar warns about ‘fake news’ on Duterte’s health

Andanar warns about ‘fake news’ on Duterte’s health

Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar has denied reports that President Duterte allegedly suffered a mild stroke, branding them as fake news. “Huwag magpapaniwala sa FAKE NEWS (Do not believe in FAKE NEWS),” Andanar said in a Facebook post Wednesday, April [...]

April 8, 2021 Health, News
Duterte open to dialogue with health frontliners

Duterte open to dialogue with health frontliners

Malacañang said on Tuesday, April 6 that President Duterte is open to holding dialogue with the country’s health care frontliners battling the coronavirus pandemic. According to Presidential spokesman Harry Roque, the President recognized the hard work and sacrifices of health [...]

April 7, 2021 Health
Free COVID-19 swab test for stranded passengers

Free COVID-19 swab test for stranded passengers

A lawmaker is appealing to the national government to provide free Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) or COVID-19 swab test to stranded passengers and public utility drivers using revenues from the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor) as well [...]

April 6, 2021 Health
COVID-19 cases may reach 1M before end-April

COVID-19 cases may reach 1M before April end

COVID-19 cases in the Philippines may reach more than a million before the end of April, an independent research group said Monday, as the country continues to deal with a spike in infections that has swamped hospitals. In its latest [...]

April 5, 2021 Health
Nurses demand ‘concrete’ govt plan vs virus

Nurses demand ‘concrete’ govt plan vs virus

The Filipino Nurses United (FNU) has called on the government to protect nurses battling the Covid-19 pandemic. “There should be accountability for this serious threat to our safety and well-being as we carry out our duties, with a growing number [...]

April 3, 2021 Health
Philippines marks another record daily rise

COVID-19: Philippines marks another record daily rise

(Updated 5:09 p.m.) The Philippines on Friday recorded 15,310 additional COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of infections to 771,497.  Active cases: 153,809 or 19.9% of the total Recoveries: 434, pushing total to 604,368 Deaths: 17, bringing total to 13,320 What’s [...]

April 3, 2021 Health