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Google connects more Filipinos to credible vaccine information

AS part of its ongoing role to help the country in the fight against COVID-19, Google continues to connect more Filipinos to vaccine-related information they can trust through Search and YouTube......»»

Category: techSource: thestandard thestandardApr 19th, 2021

Google connects Filipinos for relevant and credible COVID-19 information

 With the COVID-19 pandemic, access to information has become more crucial than ever. As the coronavirus situation evolves, Google continues to strive to organize relevant and authoritative information and make it accessible to Filipinos. Among the company’s efforts to help people stay informed at this critical time include: An enhanced Google News experience focused on […] The post Google connects Filipinos for relevant and credible COVID-19 information appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 14th, 2020

EDITORIAL - Explain, with transparency

With surveys showing fewer than half of Filipinos willing to be vaccinated against coronavirus disease 2019, Malacañang has launched an information campaign to overcome vaccine hesitancy......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2021

Palace not worried about Pinoys opting out of Sinovac vaccine

  Malacañang is not concerned about the possibility of Filipinos opting out of the government’s vaccination program against COVID-19 due to the Chinese vaccine Sinovac, saying the people already know why the government made the decision to go with the brand. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque made the statement as the government steps up its information […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJan 16th, 2021

‘Barangay 143’ conquers Netflix, streams on PopTV this Nov. 18

First Filipino anime series “Barangay 143” continues to bring the country’s name to the global stage after it debuted on streaming giant Netflix last month and even landed among the top ten most watched titles in Netflix Asia. “We are very proud that again we have reached another first with ‘Barangay 143,’ and that is the first Filipino anime series to stream on Netflix. This has been enjoyed by millions of Filipinos nationwide during its free TV run and we believe other countries would enjoy it just as much as Filipinos did. We hope it continues to entertain young viewers and inspire young Filipino animators,” said August Media Holdings CEO Jyotirmoy Saha. “From the very start, we want to make Filipinos proud and to be able to share our story to the rest of the world so we are just overwhelmed with all the positive feedback we are getting. ‘Barangay 143’ represents all of us,” said Synergy88 Entertainment Media COO Jackeline Chua. Ever since it premiered on Netflix, the show has again received positive feedback from Filipinos who expressed how proud they of the Filipino anime. Some also shared how happy they are that they can finally stream it online. Aside from that, clamor for its second season grows even more as avid fans of the show demand producers to finally end its more than one year of hiatus off air. Prior to this, “Barangay 143” made the headlines as it emerged the best in Asia and won the Best 2D Animated Program and Best Theme Song (‘Alanganin’) categories at the recent Asian Television Awards. It was also proclaimed regional winner in the Best Animated Program, Best Drama Series, and Best Theme Song (‘Liga ng Buhay’) categories at the 2019 Asian Academy Creative Awards. Produced by Philippine-based Synergy88 Entertainment Media, Singapore’s August Media Holdings, Japan’s TV Asahi and ASI Animation, “Barangay 143” tells the story of Bren Park, a young and rising basketball superstar from Korea who in search of his biological father in Manila. Here, he finds a new family in a team of misfits and turns their basketball team from underdogs to being the team to beat in the tournament. Aside from its Filipino storyline, “Barangay 143” was dubbed by Filipino celebrities-turned-voice actors led by Migo Adecer, Julie Anne San Jose, Ruru Madrid, and Kelley Day and seasoned actors John Arcilla, Cherie Gil, Edu Manzano, and Lorna Tolentino among others. It’s original soundtrack also features top OPM artists that include Gloc 9, Nina, Top Suzara, Kris Lawrence, Harlem Ty, Kevin Yadao, Krizza Neri, and Willie Revillame. It premiered on free-to-air television via GMA 7 in October 2018 and consistently dominated its Sunday morning timeslot according to data from AGB Nielsen. “Barangay 143” is still available on Netflix and will be available on newest streaming platform POPTV this Nov 18. To download just search “POPTV Pinas” on Google Play or Apple AppStore. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/poptvph.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsNov 8th, 2020

Go urges BFP to push modernization efforts

Senator Christopher ‘’Bong’’ Go on Friday urged the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) to continue its efforts to modernize and enhance its ranks by acquiring more fire trucks and equipment especially for the  remote areas in the country. Sen. Bong Go (Senate of the Philippines / MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO) Go issued the statement after attending yesterday the ceremonial turnover at the Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo in Quezon City of the recently procured equipment of the BFP, including 84 units of 1,000 gallons capacity fire trucks, five units of aerial ladder, and three units of rescue trucks to be distributed by BFP to various local government units around the country.  “All over the country po ito ipapamahagi. Natutuwa po ako dahil ang gusto naman po natin ay mabigyan ng sapat na kagamitan laban sa sunog ang mga iba’t ibang lugar — hopefully sa lahat ng sulok po ng bansa ay handa po tayo,” Go said. (These will be distributed all over the country. I am happy because we want to give the appropriate fire-fighting equipment to different parts of the country.)    Go said there are many municipalities that have no financial capabilities to buy such an equipment. “Hopefully, patuloy pa ang pag-acquire nila ng mga panibagong equipment. Kinausap ko rin po si Dir. Embang na ikonsidera rin nila ‘yung mga maliliit na fire trucks na puwedeng pumasok sa mga liblib o masisikip na lugar kasi doon po madalas nagkakasunog,” Go said, referring to BFP Chief Jose Embang, Jr. (Hopefully, their acquisition of fire-fighting equipment will continue. I told Director Embang that BFP should consider buying small fire trucks that can enter narrow roads and congested areas where fires usually originate from.) Last February 11, 2020, Go joined President Duterte in witnessing the turnover of 74 fire trucks. The Senator also continues to provide aid to fire victims in different parts of the country.  “Mahirap po mawalan ng bahay at kagamitan dahil sa sunog at iba pang sakuna. Kaya po patuloy akong nagbibigay ng tulong sa mga biktima at nag-iiwan ng ngiti sa oras ng kanilang pagdadalamhati,” Go said. (It is hard to lose a house and personal belongings due to fires. That is why I continue to extend help to fire victims and give them a reason to smile during a time of grief.) “Bilang isang Senador at public servant, patuloy po akong magseserbisyo, lalo na sa mga mahihirap at nangangailangan na apektado ng krisis tulad ng sunog. Kasabay nito ay pagsisikapan ko bilang mambabatas na mas palakasin pa ang ating fire prevention and protection measures,” he added. (As a senator and a public servant, I continue to be of service, particularly to victims of crises like fires. As a lawmaker, I continue to help to strengthen our fire prevention and protection measures.)     As vice-chairman of the Senate Committee on Peace and Order and as a main advocate of fire protection modernization initiatives, one of Go’s priority bills is Senate Bill 204 which is now consolidated under Committee Report No. 111, otherwise known as BFP Modernization Act of 2020.  The measure is currently undergoing the period of interpellation in the Senate. The bill aims to ensure the hiring of more personnel, acquisition of modern fire equipment, and the conduct of training for firefighters of the BFP.  The bill will also empower local communities in preventing fire incidents by mandating the BFP to conduct monthly fire prevention campaigns and information drives in all local government units (LGUs), especially in vulnerable areas.  Go said President Duterte fully supports the modernization efforts of the BFP. “Ang sabi ng Pangulo, sabihin mo sa kanila huwag na nila ako unahin, ‘yung kagamitan ng mga sundalo at kapulisan at bumbero ang unahin natin,” he said. (The President said the equipment of soldiers, policemen, and firemen should come first.) During the event, Go expressed his and Duterte’s full support for the country’s fire personnel, citing the government’s recent effort to increase the salaries and promote the welfare of the military and uniformed personnel.  “Full support po kami sa inyo. Unang-una po, ‘yung pangako niya pagkaupo pa lang niya bilang Pangulo, tinupad niya agad ang pangako niya,” Go said, referring to the increase in salaries provided to uniformed personnel, including firefighters. (We give our full support to you. The President fulfills his promises when he took over the presidency in 2016.) Go also said that he supports the President’s position of arming BFP personnel so they can help in the fight against criminality.  “We are currently studying this added measure of arming firefighters. Nabanggit na rin ito ng Pangulo. Makakatulong din sila sa paglaban ng kriminalidad at para rin maproteksyunan ang kanilang mga sarili. Pati sa kampanya laban sa droga, makakatulong din sila,” Go said. (This was mentioned by the President. They can help fight criminality and also protect themselves. They can also help in containing the spread of dangerous drugs.)    In addition to fire trucks and other modern equipment, Go also said that he is coordinating with BFP officials, government finance managers, and concerned agencies on how to also provide additional ambulance units to the BFP.  He said that providing ambulances will make the BFP more responsive in fulfilling its mandate and will be useful, especially in times of national emergencies given that their personnel are well-trained frontliners.  “Kapag mayroon nang vaccine kontra COVID-19, pwede pong tumulong ang BFP para mabakunahan ang mga tao. Nagtutulungan po lahat ng ating uniformed personnel, mula military, pulis, bumbero, at iba pa para maprotektahan ang kapakanan ng ating mga kababayan,” Go explained. (Our firemen can also help in the vaccination of our countrymen to fight the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Our uniformed personnel, from the military, policemen, firemen and others can help in protecting the interests of Filipinos.)  Go thanked officials for their efforts to modernize the BFP and for their continuing service, especially during the pandemic, specifically Department of the Interior and Local Government officials led by Secretary Eduardo Año and BFP officials led by Embang, Jr.  Go also acknowledged local officials and district representatives who were present, including Congressman Onyx Crisologo of the 1st District of Quezon City, Congresswoman Angel Amante-Matba of the 2nd District of Agusan del Norte, Mayor Marcy Teodoro of Marikina City, and Mayor Judy Amante of Cabadbaran City, Agusan del Norte and thanked them for their support to the national government in the bayanihan efforts to overcome the pandemic.  “Dahil mahirap ang panahon ngayon, we have to adjust to the new normal pero konting tiis lang po. Alam kong hirap po kayo. Kami ni Pangulong Duterte, hindi kami nawawalan ng pag-asa, magtulungan lang po tayo. Sino pa ba ang magtutulungan kundi tayong kapwa Pilipino,” he said, (Because times are hard, we have to adjust to the new normal. Please bear with us. I know you are suffering. I and President Go have not lost hope. We should help one another.).....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 16th, 2020

As ABS-CBN regionals close, employees, supporters push for people’s initiative

“The closure of ABS-CBN's regional stations also deprives millions upon millions of Filipinos throughout the country of a major source of credible news and information even as the national struggles against the pandemic.” The post As ABS-CBN regionals close, employees, supporters push for people’s initiative appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsAug 28th, 2020

20 million poorest Pinoys to get free COVID-19 vaccine

President Duterte unveiled yesterday a P20-billion plan to provide free vaccines for at least 20 million poor Filipinos who would be prioritized once the vaccine becomes available, he hopes by yearend, even as he chided critics who claim that his administration has no credible roadmap to address the coronavirus pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 31st, 2020

ABS-CBN shutdown robs ordinary Filipinos source of information, entertainment — urban poor group

Rights groups and media organizations earlier emphasized that access to credible information is crucial in addressing the spread of the virus that has already infected 10,343 people in the country......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 8th, 2020

Racing to herd immunity

Here are new real-world studies, this time from the United Kingdom, which provides us with more information on COVID-19 vaccine efficacy......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 4th, 2021

Concepcion launches vaccine education campaign

Go Bakuna, a campaign to promote vaccination against the coronavirus disease 2019, will be launched today in a bid to address disturbing questions and vaccine hesitancy among Filipinos......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 29th, 2021

Google to fund 250,000 vaccines for several countries, including Philippines through Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance

As part of Google’s ongoing commitment to vaccine equity, Google.org is funding vaccines for 250,000 people in several countries including the Philippines through Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 28th, 2021

Discriminatory, you say?& nbsp;

With a survey showing that only a little less than 20 percent of Filipinos would want to get the vaccine against COVID-19, Cavite Congressman Elpidio “Pidi” Barzaga, Jr. is pushing for the enactment of a law which would protect all vaccinated individuals against those who refuse to receive COVID-19 vaccines. He says this is pursuant to the general welfare clause of the Constitution......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 26th, 2021

DICT, DepEd to roll out Public Education Network

The Department of Education and the Department of Information and Communications Technology have partnered to establish a Public Education Network that connects all public schools and DepEd offices nationwide and allow learners wider access to DepEd TV, DepEd Commons and other learning platforms......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 19th, 2021

Facebook, Google, TikTok, Twitter support DOH’s 'ChecktheFAQs campaign to fight vaccine misinformation

Facebook, Google, TikTok, Twitter support DOH’s 'ChecktheFAQs campaign to fight vaccine misinformation.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolstandardRelated NewsApr 19th, 2021

DICT, San Juan launch COVID-19 vaccine registry

The Department of Information and Communications Technology and the San Juan city government are pilot testing the country’s COVID-19 vaccine registry......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 17th, 2021

93% of Pinoys suffer income loss due to COVID-19

Majority or 93 percent of Filipinos saw their household income negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a survey by global and information insights company TransUnion......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 15th, 2021

San Juan pinadali rehistro sa pagbakuna

Mas pinadali ang pagpaparehistro sa mga nais magpabakuna kontra COVID-19 sa San Juan City matapos isulong ang Vaccine Information Management System-Immunization Registry (VIMS-IR) mula sa tulong ng Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT). The post San Juan pinadali rehistro sa pagbakuna first appeared on Abante......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

Link between AstraZeneca, rare blood clots plausible

The AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine could possibly cause rare blood clots in some people but further studies are required to confirm the link, experts with the World Health Organization (WHO) said. The opinion by the subcommittee of WHO’s Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety (GACVS) follows a review of latest information from the European Medicines Agency […] The post Link between AstraZeneca, rare blood clots plausible appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsApr 10th, 2021

AstraZeneca benefits outweigh risks – Duterte adviser

Following reports from European Medical agencies regarding the link of blood clotting with AstraZeneca vaccination and after local health agencies announced the temporary suspension of the vaccine for persons below 60, presidential adviser for entrepreneur Joey Concepcion said Filipinos should focus on the huge benefits of the British-Swedish made jab instead......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 9th, 2021

738,913 Filipinos vaccinated by March 30 — task force

Nearly 739,000 Filipinos have received their COVID-19 vaccine on the first month of the country's inoculation efforts, government data showed on Thursday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 1st, 2021