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Aboitiz Group pledges additional vaccine donations

The Aboitiz Group has pledged additional doses of vaccine donations to the government as part of Wave 2 of ‘A Dose of Hope’, a tripartite initiative among the private sector, the government, and British drugmaker AstraZeneca, in support of the National Immunization Program. The company joined more than 300 private companies and nearly 40 local […] The post Aboitiz Group pledges additional vaccine donations appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource: tribune tribuneJan 19th, 2021

Villar Group orders vaccine for employees, pledges donations

The Villar Group through AllHome joins government and other private companies in signing a deal to procure COVID-19 vaccines......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 31st, 2021

Roque to Congress: Consult Palace on increasing budget for vaccines

Any congressional move to raise the proposed 2021 budget for the coronavirus vaccine should at least be done in consultation with the Executive branch, according to a Palace official.  Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque (RESIDENTIAL PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said while they respect Congress’ wisdom to hike the vaccine budget for the next year, the issue on its funding source must also be addressed. “The power of purse is vested in Congress. We will bow to the wisdom of Congress should they deem it fit to increase the budget for the vaccine, and of course, may pagkukuhanan po iyan (there will be a funding source for that),” he said during a Palace press briefing Thursday. “So we hope that Congress will at least confer with the Executive kung saan nila kukunin iyong pondo para itaas ang budget for the vaccine (on where the funds will be obtained to raise the budget for the vaccine),” he added. Nonetheless, Roque affirmed the administration’s resolve to ensure the country has adequate funds for the vaccine procurement once the life-saving drug becomes available.“We join Congress in our desire that we should have sufficient funds to pay for the vaccine, which according po to (Philippine) Ambassador (to China) Chito (Sta. Romana) is really forthcoming in the near future,” he said.The House of Representatives has reportedly introduced several amendments to its approved 2021 national budget, including a higher budget for the purchase of COVID vaccines to P8 billion.  In the original Palace-backed P4.5 trillion national budget proposal, at least P2.5 billion has been allocated for the COVID-19 vaccination program under the Department of Health’s budget. House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez, who leads a small group in charge of amendments to the budget bill, said the additional P5.5 billion to augment the vaccine budget aims to ensure safe and effective vaccine will be available to Filipinos. “This is to support President Rodrigo Duterte’s program to strengthen the country’s health care system. We believe that vaccines play a very crucial role in keeping the population safe and healthy from the pandemic,” the Leyte lawmaker said.  On the part of the Senate, Senator Panfilo Lacson disclosed plans to increase funding for the coronavirus vaccine under the proposed 2021 national budget. Last week, the President said the government has the funds to buy the coronavirus vaccine once it is available but would need more money to vaccinate all Filipinos. Duterte earlier vowed to give priority to the poor, the police and military personnel in the distribution of free vaccines.  He said the country will buy the most affordable vaccine to be sold in the market given the government’s limited resources. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2020

PH to get more COVID vaccine donations from US

PH to get more COVID vaccine donations from US.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2021

Bianca emosyonal matapos mabakunahan: Nakakaiyak…thank you Lord!

HINDI napigilan ni Bianca Gonzalez ang maging emosyonal matapos siyang mabakunahan ng COVID-19 vaccine kahapon bilang bahagi ng A4 priority group. Tuwang-tuwa at talagang halos maluha ang Kapamilya TV host nang matanggap ang unang dose ng bakuna kasabay ang ilang kasamahan sa enterainment industry at mga economic frontliners. Ibinahagi ni Bianca sa kanyang Instagram account […] The post Bianca emosyonal matapos mabakunahan: Nakakaiyak…thank you Lord! appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 13th, 2021

Finish clinical trials first before vaccinating minors – DOST

The Department of Science and Technology -led Task Group on Vaccine Evaluation and Selection wants clinical trials on COVID-19 vaccines to finish before approving the vaccination of children and teens under 18......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 12th, 2021

Government will no longer get vaccine donations from private sector

The government would no longer be getting AstraZeneca vaccine donations from the private sector, presidential adviser for entrepreneurship and Go Negosyo founder Joey Concepcion said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 8th, 2021

‘P25 billion additional vaccine budget too much’

The Senate may reconvene its committee of the whole to look into the Duterte administration’s plan to raise another P25 billion to purchase COVID-19 vaccines, as senators called for transparency on the government’s jab procurement transactions......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 8th, 2021

Vietnam begs public for ‘vaccine fund’ donations after virus surge

HANOI, Vietnam (AFP) — Vietnam, once a model for its successful handling of the pandemic, has started asking for public donations to buy vaccines as it struggles to contain a new coronavirus wave. The Southeast Asian country has vaccinated only about one percent of its population of nearly 100 million, and authorities have become increasingly […] The post Vietnam begs public for ‘vaccine fund’ donations after virus surge appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 8th, 2021

PH to Receive US Vaccine Donations

The Philippines has been officially named by The White House as one of the countries to receive coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine donations from the United States (US), according to the United States Embassy in Manila. The arrival of the said vaccines is expected soon. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires John Law reiterated US President Joe Biden’s […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJun 8th, 2021

MVP Group eyeing vaccine production in Philippines

The group of tycoon Manuel V. Pangilinan wants to take a shot at vaccine production, in partnership with global vaccine giants, noting that Filipinos would eventually need booster shots against the coronavirus......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 29th, 2021

Tourism group asks government: Allow travel for all

The country’s largest tourism network has called on policymakers to come up with an inclusive system that allows travel for all, even as business leaders advocate vaccine passes that may spur discrimination......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2021

Tito Sotto naturukan na ng unang dose ng COVID-19 vaccine

Naturukan na si Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III ng unang dose ng bakuna kontra COVID-19. Kasama ng senador ang kanyang asawa na si Helen Gamboa-Santos. Bahagi si Sotto ng A2 priority group ng vaccination program bilang isang senior citizen. Sinabi ni Sotto na Sinovac ang itinurok na bakuna sa kanya. “After A1, A2, and […] The post Tito Sotto naturukan na ng unang dose ng COVID-19 vaccine appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2021

Retailers: Vaccine pass premature

The use of a vaccine pass as proof of inoculation against COVID-19 by individuals entering establishments would be premature to have at this time as the country has yet to fully implement its vaccination program, the country’s group of retailers said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 17th, 2021

2.2 million more doses of Pfizer vaccine arriving

The Philippines is expecting an additional 2.2 million Pfizer vaccine doses from the COVAX Facility before the month ends, National Task Force chief implementer and vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 13th, 2021

Let’s pay off China’s COVID vax donations

Has President Duterte’s accepting COVID-19 vaccine donations from China affected his handling of such sensitive issues as Filipino fishermen’s survival, Chinese occupation of the West Philippine Sea and the despoiling of the marine ecosystem?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 1st, 2021

Aboitiz infrastructure forms JV for common towers

Aboitiz InfraCapital Inc. has formed a joint venture with global private markets firm, Partners Group, for the establishment of a telecommunications infrastructure platform called Unity Digital Infrastructure Inc......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 29th, 2021

Some minimum wage workers, OFWs to get COVID-19 vaccine on Labor Day

Some minimum wage workers and overseas Filipino workers under the fourth priority group will get vaccinated against COVID-19 on Labor Day, Malacañang announced......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 28th, 2021

OFW group slams ‘gov’t inefficiency’ over long quarantines

Migrante said that Duterte and Bello failed to address the government’s inefficiency in conducting and releasing the results of the PCR test which is what leads to prolonged quarantine periods and additional costs. The post OFW group slams ‘gov’t inefficiency’ over long quarantines appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2021

PLDT Group may invest in Glovax& rsquo;s vaccine hub

The group of businessman Manuel Pangilinan plans to invest in vaccine supplier Glovax Biotech Inc., which is building a P7.2-billion manufacturing facility to produce vaccines against COVID-19......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 19th, 2021

USAID provides additional $3.5 million for Philippines vaccine rollout

The United States Agency for International Development will give the Philippines an additional $3.5 million to support the rollout of vaccines obtained from the COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access Initiative facility......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 15th, 2021