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Joey agree kay Vergeire: Basta may FDA approval na, wag matakot, makibakuna!

“BASTA may FDA approval, WAG MATAKOT, MAKIBAKUNA!” Yan ang panawagan ng veteran TV host-comedian na si Joey de Leon sa isasagawang mass vaccination sa bansa kontra COVID-19. Naglabas ng kanyang saloobin si Joey tungkol dito matapos ang kontrobersyal na pahayag ni Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque na huwag nang maging choosy ang mga Filipino sa brand […] The post Joey agree kay Vergeire: Basta may FDA approval na, wag matakot, makibakuna! appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerJan 14th, 2021

FDA: Donated vaccines pwedeng gamitin nang walang approval basta oks sa DOH

Manila, Philippines — Nilinaw ng Food and Drug Administration (FDA) na maaaring tumanggap ang Pilipinas ng mga COVID vaccine na binigay ng China kahit wala pang approval. Batay kay FDA Director-General Eric Domingo, sa ilalim ng Bayanihan to Recover as One Act, pinapayagan ang Department of Health (DOH) na tumanggap ng donated medications basta rehistrado […] The post FDA: Donated vaccines pwedeng gamitin nang walang approval basta oks sa DOH appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsJan 19th, 2021

‘’Wag Matakot, Makibakuna!’

Bago ang lahat at ‘di dahil year bago na,.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 12th, 2021

AstraZeneca, Janssen, Clover Pharmaceuticals secure ethics review approval

Health Secretary Maria Rosario Vergeire on Monday said three vaccine firms for COVID-19 have already secured approval from the ethics review board — an essential requirement to be pursued before a clinical trial in the country is allowed. These were British firm AstraZeneca, Janssen by Johnson & Johnson, as well as Clover Pharmaceuticals from China. […] The post AstraZeneca, Janssen, Clover Pharmaceuticals secure ethics review approval appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 7th, 2020

PVL belles entering pro world

PVL belles entering pro world Joey Villar (The Philippine Star) – November 13, 2020 – 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — The Premier Volleyball League is turning professional. “With the support and approval of team owners, the PVL decided to turn pro,” said PVL president Ricky Palou yesterday. The league’s pro status will be made official when […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  balitaRelated NewsNov 13th, 2020

Indeed, defense won NU s first championship since 1954

National University won its first championship since 1954 at the expense of Far Eastern University. The iconic moment in that special season, however, was Alfred Aroga's big-time block on Kiefer Ravena. Aroga's rejection of Ravena's layup in the UAAP 77 Final Four thrust National University to a historic championship and thwarted Ateneo de Manila University's grand plans of redemption. That resounding rejection thrust the Bulldogs to a historic championship while also thwarting Ateneo de Manila University's grand plans of redemption. That wasn't the only defensive highlight the blue and gold had throughout that title run, though. In fact, their Season 77 was just one big defensive highlight. "Nung offseason, kasi nga, umalis si Ray, hindi namin alam identity namin tapos lahat, gustong mag-score kasi siyempre, gusto magpakita," pesky guard Pao Javelona said in last Friday's The Prospects Pod. "Pero nung patapos na yung preseason, doon namin nalaman na yung strength namin is yung defense. Kahit hindi kami maka-score, basta yung kalaban, hindi rin maka-score." That year, National U played without top gun Ray Parks Jr. for the first time in four seasons. Of course, the offense would take a step back. With that, head coach Eric Altamirano turned their full focus at the other end. "Tamang-tama yung sinabi ni Pao e. When the team started to embrace yung identity na mananalo kami sa depensa at hindi sa offense, doon nagsimula e," he said. One of the keys to do just that was making Troy Rosario and Glenn Khobuntin their starters at forward instead of substitutes for each other. "Sa akin, as a coach, ang pinaka-pivotal na ginawa kong decision was to put Glenn at 3 since when he started with us, lagi siyang 4. Nung ginawa na namin siyang 3, lumaki kami, naging defensive team kami, we can switch-all," the always amiable mentor said. From there, both Rosario and Khobuntin emerged as end-to-end players with Alfred Aroga protecting the rim and Javelona placing himself right at the grill of opposing guards. Steady Gelo Alolino completed the first five and, without a doubt, that first five was dominant on defense. Even Ravena himself could only acknowledge that fact. As he put it, "Kay Pao naman talaga ako hirap na hirap, pero what's harder is pag maiwan ko na si Pao, ang sasalubong sa akin, si Troy, si Glenn, tsaka si Alfred. Ang hirap talaga and minsan nga, nung mga panahong yun, tinitignan ko na lang sina (NU assistant) coach Joey [Guano] tsaka coach Vic [Ycasiano], sabi ko, 'Pashoot-in niyo naman ako, coach.'" He then continued, "Ang hirap talaga e. Parang nakikipagbiruan na lang ako sa kanila and that's a testament to how they really prepare." Indeed, so stout was that Bulldog defense that they won all four of their matchups that year opposite the Phenom-led Blue Eagles. And indeed, so stout was that Bulldog defense that up until now, Aroga is tattooed on the mind of Ravena. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 12th, 2020

MLS players agree to salary cuts, possible tournament

By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer The Major League Soccer Players Association voted to approve economic concessions for this season, including across-the-board salary cuts, while also agreeing to play in a proposed summer tournament in Orlando, Florida. The proposal, made public by the union Sunday night, will now be sent to back to the league for approval by team owners. “While a difficult vote in incredibly challenging times, it was taken collectively to ensure that players can return to competition as soon as they are safely able to do so,” the MLSPA said in a statement. The MLS season was suspended March 12 because of the coronavirus pandemic. Teams had played just two games of the season. Major League Soccer gave its teams the go-ahead Thursday to begin small voluntary group training sessions outdoors. Teams must follow a strict protocol, as well as local public health and government restrictions. Not all of the league's teams have returned to training. Details of the Orlando tournament were still under consideration, but the league’s 26 teams and limited staff would be sheltered at hotels with games played without fans at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Complex at Disney World. In addition to salary cuts, the union's proposal includes reduced team and individual bonuses, as well as concessions to the existing and future terms of the collective bargaining agreement. Details were not immediately available. MLS did not immediately comment on the proposal. MLS first announced last month it was exploring possible “changes to player compensation” because of the financial hit the league and teams were facing with the extended suspension in play. “We are seeking to work collaboratively with the MLSPA to find a solution that provides a safety net for all players, opportunity to earn full salary in the scenario where all matches are played with fans, and in particular provides protection for the players at the lower end of the salary scale,” the league said in a statement at the time. MLS and the players’ union agreed to terms of a new contract in early February, but it had not been ratified when the season was put on hold......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 1st, 2020

MontCarMel re-unite to raise funds for COVID-19 frontliners

The band is back together - still with respect to the enhanced community quarantine, of course. Kib Montalbo, Andrei Caracut, and Aljun Melecio have virtually gotten together to raise funds for frontliners in the continuing COVID-19 crisis. Imitation jerseys of the three when they were representing De La Salle University are now up for grabs courtesy of Blaze Athletics Philippines. Proceeds of the fundraising effort will be passed on to Pinoy Youth Dreamers, a youth organization that has helped out healthworkers in Marikina Doctors Hospital and UST Hospital, among others. Of course, the trio fondly called "MontCarMel" are nothing but glad to be able to give an assist. And it's all thanks to a set-up by La Salle courtside reporter Aiyana Perlas. "Actually, Aiyana contacted us for this fundraising. I said agad-agad, 'Why not, it's for a good cause,'" Montalbo shared. Caracut could only agree. As he put it, "Ayun nga, para sa frontliners, basta makakatulong ako kagit maliit na bagay." Montalbo, Caracut, and Melecio played three years together and won a championship as Green Archers while also growing to be good friends off-court. Now, they are joining forces once more to lend a helping hand in the fight vs COVID-19. "Siyempre, grateful lang ako kasi sila yung closest friends ko and sila rin yung makakasama kong tumulong para sa frontliners," Caracut, who last saw action with San Miguel Alab Pilipinas, said. TNT-signee Montalbo only shared the same sentiment. "It feels great na kahit tapos na playing years ko at ni Andrei, we're still really close to each other and ngayon, makakatulong pa kami," he said. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 8th, 2020

Speedy approval of POGO tax bill seen

Measure would net P45B for govt if passed ALBAY Rep. Joey Salceda is confident that the House of Representatives would hasten the approval of the proposed imposition of taxes on online gaming operators and their workers in the country. According to Salceda, who leads the House Committee on Ways and Means, the proposal is scheduled […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsNov 28th, 2019

Success didn t come overnight for Yulo, Petecio and Obiena

What makes every victory sweet are the compelling stories behind the most glorious of triumphs. Beyond the statistics, the points, the records, it’s always the journey that make sports conquests inspiring.  For Olympians and champions pole vaulter EJ Obiena and gymnast Carlos Yulo and world championship gold medalist female boxer Nesthy Petecio, success didn’t come overnight. They shared the same experiences where they bled, shed tears, felt pain, experienced regret and lost. It was never easy.   “’Yung sports kasi it can be brutal for us,” said Obiena, who was the first Filipino to book a ticket to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics last month. “That kind of makes winning sweet. It’s a series of ups and downs.” “I think everybody here… now we’re champions but we lost a lot of times before we actually won,” he added.   TOUGH ROAD The 23-year-old vaulter remembered how devastated he was when he sustained a knee injury in 2017. Obiena just jumped to a new national record prior to that injury. From there, he needed to work his way back up again. Just like Obiena, Petecio also faced a tough road. The lowest point for the Davaoena was when she lost via a controversial 2-3 split decision to Chinese Yin Jun Hua in the 2018 Asian Games featherweight match that could’ve catapulted her to the gold medal bout.        “’Yung experience ko sa Asian Games sobrang na-down po ako nun kumbaga sabi ko sa sarili ko noon baka hindi para sa akin ang boxing,” Petecio said. “Kasi pinaghirapan ko po yung apat na gold po ako sunud-sunod po doon para i-prepare ang sarili ko sa Asian Games tapos ganoon po ang nangyari. Down na down po ako nun.” It was so painful that the 27-year old pug thought of hanging her gloves for good. “Alam po ni Coach Boy [Velasco] yun, sinasabi ko po kay coach na magtatrabaho na lang po ako kasi naka-graduate naman din po ako ng associate course sa University of Baguio. Sabi ko sa sarili ko kaya ko pala maghanap ng ibang work.” Meanwhile, Yulo was just 16 then when he left his family in Manila to train for three years under the tutelage of Japanese coach Munehiro Kugiyama. One could just imagine what goes through the mind of a teenager in a foreign land away from his parents and friends.     “Sa Japan, nu’ng unang taon ko po dun, actually nu’ng three months ko po dun OK naman po siya di masama,” Yulo recalled. “Pero nalulungkot na po ako noong mga sumunod na araw, nami-miss ko na po ang family ko.” His Japan training did wonders for Yulo as he became a consistent medalist in the 2018 world cup series last year winning medals in Melbourne and Baku in vault and in Doha and Cottbus in floor exercise.   But homesickness and the difficult routine training, Yulo admitted, almost broke him. “Yung mga trainings ko po dun hindi siya masaya, sobra pong hirap. Araw-araw po naiyak ako kasi di ko po siya kaya, susuko na ako,” he said. “Last two years po sinabi ko rin sa coach na magku-quit na ako kasi sobrang wala po eh parang tae di po maganda sobra ang training.” “Pauli-ulit lang po ang araw. Parang hinihintay ko lang po matapos ang araw,” added Yulo. Then Yulo suffered a big blow in 2018 Asiad when he crashed to 7th place in the floor exercise. “Sa Asian Games din po wala ako sa kondisyon nun,” Yulo said. “Pumunta lang ako ng gym para mag-training pero hindi po talaga galing sa puso.” “Hindi po ako makapag-focus nun tuwing competition. Marami rin po kasi akong pagkakamali bago yung preparation ko sa Asian Games din po,” he added. “Hindi po ako nanalo ng medals dun, naka-finals po pero di ako nanalo ng medals. May chance po pero hindi po para sa akin siguro yun.”   REDEMPTION For the three sports heroes, it was when they hit rock-bottom when they realized that they were actually on solid ground where they could stand up and rise above the adversities they faced. It is in the darkest of nights where the stars shine the brightest. After a seventh place finish in the Asian Games, Obiena cleared 5.71 meters in the Asian Championships in Doha, Qatar last April. He then set a new national record of 5.76 meters to rule the Universiade in Naples, Italy last July. Obiena went on a roll as he cleared 5.81 meters in a tournament in Italy last month to secure a berth in the Tokyo Games. “We're very lucky to have the Philippines as the country we represent,” he said. “Sometimes I compete and I'm the only Filipino there in the stadium then I see a tiny flag waving and it's just nice and that kind of makes me happy and makes me feel lucky that I get to show the world that there is a Filipino vaulting here and we actually exist.”    Yulo, on the other hand, needed a short talk with her mother, Angelica, and a trip to the church to clear his mind. “Umuwi po ako at kinausap ko po ang mama saka papa ko. Sinabi ko po sa kanila na nahihirapan na ako, gusto ko na mag-quit. Sinabi ni mama sa akin na, ‘Ikaw, pero sayang kasi ang mga pinaghirapan mo. Nasimulan mo na ba’t di mo pa tapusin?'” “Kinabukasan nagsimba kami tapos nag-sink in po sa utak ko na grabe ang dami ko na ring pinagdaananan sobrang nakaka-stress pala,” he recalled. Clinging on the vow to surpass his bronze medal in the world championship last year, Yulo made sure that he’ll be ready in the 2019 World Artistic Gymnastics Championship in Stuttgart, Germany. “Ngayon tinarget ko talaga na di na maulit ang nangyari dati na umi-stop ako na walang magawa parang naiiyak na lang. Gusto ko lumaban at ipagmalaki sa lahat na kaya ko,” he said. Late Saturday night in the Philippines, Yulo made his historic stride on the other side of the world. Yulo bagged gold in the floor exercise final with a score of 15.300, besting Israeli Artem Dolgopyat (15.200), who dropped his shoulder when the Filipino's score flashed on the screen, and Ruoteng Xiao (14.933) of China. All-around, Yulo wound up 10th in the competition. “Hindi ko ini-expect na maka-medal ako kasi nung nakita ko ang score ng kalaban 15.2 po siya, hindi ko pa po nari-reach ang score [na yun],” said Yulo. After his routine, Yulo sat beside the Israeli gymnast and waited for his score. “Na ano ko na lang sa sarili ko na parang training lang ‘to. Gusto ko ipakita sa buong mundo na maganda ang gymnastics ko, na kahit matalo ako nu’ng araw na yun iniisip ko na lang na ginawa ko ang best ko,” he said. He then made history. Less than 24 hours after Yulo’s feat, on the Eastern Front, a Filipina carried the nation’s pride on top of the boxing ring in Russia. “’Yung mga kalaban ko po hindi po basta-basta po kasi nakikita ko rin po sa kanila na willing na willing din po nila na panalunin ang laban po,” Petecio recalled. “Kung gaano kadami ang suntok ko, dinadamihan din nila. Dinadaan ko na lang po lakas kasi alam kong mas malakas ako sa kanila.” She was a favorite during the prelims up to the semifinals, with the crowd in Ulan-Ude cheering her on. But the complexion changed when she entered the ring before the gold medal match. She was up against the hometown bet.    Despite fighting in hostile territory, Petecio bested Liudmila Vorontsove to annex the gold medal via split decision.    The victory was doubly sweet for Petecio. It was her long-awaited payback.            “Bago po yung final bout ko po, sabi ko po sa sarili ko na ‘Akin na ‘to’. Di ko na ibibigay ito,” she said. “Kasi noong 2014 last world championship nag-silver lang ako tapos Russian ang nakatalo sa akin. So sabi ko hindi ko na ipapaulit po na tatalunin ako ulit ng Russian. Akin na ‘to. Kini-claim ko na po sa sarili ko.” Having the gold medal finally on her neck, Petecio was just happy that she made the right decision just when she thought that her career was already bleak with the stinging Asian Games loss. ”Iniisip ko that time kung ano ang purpose ko kung bakit nag-boxing ako. Binalikan ko po ang insipirasyon ko, yung pamilya ko,” said Petecio, who once lived in a house made of tarpaulin and was financed by then Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to fly to Manila to pursue amateur boxing.     ”Nagdasal po ako kay God nung time na yun na, ano ba talaga ang dahilan kung bakit di niya ibinigay sa akin ang inaasam kong gold sa Asian Games,” she added. ”Nagpursige po ako ulit, bumangon po ako paunti-unti sa tulong ng mga coaches ko din and ito po nakuha ko na ang ginto sa world.” Looking back, the trio now had a clear understanding why they had to go through trials that tested not only their character but also their faith in themselves. “Part of our life is challenges, everyday struggles and its just a series of good memories that makes us who we are now,” said Obiena. The new breed of Filipino heroes are now enjoying the fruits of their hard work and sacrifice. The accolades came pouring in left and right. However, the trio agree that they are just at the beginning of their journey. They still have to make a home stand in the 30th Southeast Asian Games next month. For Petecio, a Tokyo Games ticket also awaits early next year in her attempt in the Asian qualifier in China. Obiena and Yulo also gun for podium finishes in Tokyo.   The road ahead is still long. It will never be a smooth and easy ride. But they will be ready. For flag and country.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 19th, 2019

FIBA: Gilas Pilipinas’ World Cup team is finally set

Gilas Pilipinas’ 2019 FIBA World Cup team is set but head coach Yeng Guiao won’t reveal just yet. Following the last tuneup game agaist the Adelaide 36ers Sunday, Gilas Pilipinas has finalized the team that will play in China for the World Championships. The official announcement, via the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas, should come no later than Monday. “Meron na,” Guiao said of the final lineup. “[Pero] gusto ko a pahabain ang suspense eh.” “Hindi, meron na. The lineup is going to be released by t he SBP. It will be coursed through the official website,” coach Yeng said. The final Gilas lineup still needs to be approved by management but Guiao says there should be no problem with the decision. Running the lineup through the bosses is mere formality. “We need to have it approved, si boss MVP tsaka si boss Al Panlilio. I don’t see any problem with the approval,” Guiao said. “I think they will agree with it, formalities na lang yun but it has to pass through them. It’s in the process of being relayed to them so baka anytime lumabas na,” he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 25th, 2019

POC s July 5 special election cancelled

The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) special election set on July 5 will not push through pending its compliance with the International Olympic Committee’s request for clarifications on resignations of its members and to convene a general assembly. “We have been advised as of June 29 that in the relation of the election on July, 5 we were instructed by the IOC and the OCA to formalize the vacancies of positions in the Executive Board. So the IOC will only accept written resignation,” said Secretary-General Charlie Ho on Monday during the POC Board’s special meeting at the GSIS Building in Pasay. The IOC and Olympic Council of Asia, in a letter to the POC dated June 29, said that they have been following the situation of the country’s Olympic body for the past few months and that the recurrent internal and personal disputes ‘have been affecting the POC’s reputation in the country and internationally.’        In line with this, the IOC and OCA requested the POC to clarify the current situation of the Executive Board and provide a copy of a formal letter of resignation signed by the member concerned. The international body also asked the POC to convene an extraordinary general assembly to address the current situation and take appropriate decisions to fill in any vacancy. An observer from the IOC and OCA will attend the said general assembly.   Ricky Vargas stepped down as president of the POC on June 18 and was succeeded by 1st vice president Joey Romsanta. However, Romasanta and 2nd vice president Jeff Tamayo’s eligibility were questioned with regards to the POC bylaws as chairman Bambol Tolentino called for a special election on July 5. During a supposedly general assembly last week, that was eventually deemed invalid because of technicalities, several members of the Board ‘expressed’ their intention to vacate their position to give way for the election. However, they have yet to tender their formal resignation. “As of today we only have three positions vacant,” said Ho. “The position of president, vacated by Ricky Vargas, and also two members of the Board Clint Aranas and Cynthia Carrion.” Ho added that those who also expressed their intention to step down from their positions have until July 5 to tender their formal resignation including Tolentino.     “We have yet to receive their resignation letters not verbal, not through social media because that’s what the IOC requires, a written resignation,” said Ho. The POC will have to comply with the IOC and OCA’s requests first before holding an election.   “We don't have a time frame because we have to get an approval from the IOC,” said Ho. “We want to hold elections as soon as we can, as long as it is in coordination with our by-laws.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 1st, 2019

POC feud heats up as removed members call for election

Sacked board member Joey Romasanta called Philippine Olympic Committee president Ricky Vargas’ appointments on Monday as invalid and called for a general election within the next days. Vargas ordered the removal of a number of the POC board members of their key committee positions during their General Assembly including 1st vice-president Romasanta, who is the chef de mission to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Vargas nominated POC chairman Bambol Tolentino as his replacement.              [Related story: POC president Vargas romoves board members] “The appointments he announced are invalid because these have to be approved by the Executive Board,” said Romasanta in a statement.   Vargas, who took the POC presidency February last year after beating long-time head Peping Cojuangco in a re-election, announced that the new elections will be held in January 2020. But Romasanta and the banished board members want the general elections as soon as possible. “To determine whether he indeed has the support of the members of the General Assembly, to save the 30th SEA Games and the POC as an institution, we are calling for the general elections to be held at the soonest possible time and we will agree to declare all positions vacant if that happens,” said Romasanta. Vargas earlier gave membership committee head Robert Bachmann, board members Romasanta, Peping Cojuangco, chef de mission Monsour Del Rosario and deputy CDM Charlie Ho the boot from their respective positions saying that ‘the individuals I mentioned have lost my trust and confidence’ following the group’s unauthorized meetings. Romasanta added that the issue of the alleged overpricing of Asics as the official apparel of the PHI contingent and questions about the Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (PHISGOC) were not addressed as the general assembly was immediately adjourned following their removal.     “His earlier pronouncements that he will discuss and explain all the questions of the Executive Board regarding relations with PHISGOC and the Asics overpricing did not happen,” said Romasanta. “He adjourned the meeting after a non-member moved for adjournment. Nobody was allowed to talk.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 27th, 2019

Two Cebu business leaders agree with Endo bill

CEBU CITY–Two business leaders gave positive reactions to Senate’s approval on third reading of the Endo bill. On Wednesday, May 22, the Senate Bill No. 1826, also known as the Endo Bill, was approved on third reading. Read more: Senate OKs proposed measure to finish off ‘endo’ Virgilio Espeleta, president of the Cebu Chamber of Commerce […] The post Two Cebu business leaders agree with Endo bill appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2019

Epic fail, bad research: Erik Matti and Joey Javier Reyes on Cebu episode of Street Food Asia  

Cebu City, Philippines—Acclaimed Filipino director Erik Matti got the support from fellow filmmaker Joey Javier Reyes after the former’s stand on Netflix’s Street Food Asia, which highlights Cebu’s food culture, sparked an online debate.  “I agree with Erik Matti. The Cebu episode of Netflix’s STREET FOOD is an EPIC FAIL,” Reyes said in a Facebook […] The post Epic fail, bad research: Erik Matti and Joey Javier Reyes on Cebu episode of Street Food Asia   appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 30th, 2019

Suspect in killing of Cebu lawyer wants to turn state witness

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Fausto Edgar Benigno Peralta, the confessed triggerman in the murder of Cebu lawyer Joey Luis Wee, has expressed his desire to turn state witness. Peralta was arrested in Laguna last December 8, 2020, by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) agents or 15 days after Wee was gunned down in broad […] The post Suspect in killing of Cebu lawyer wants to turn state witness appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News19 hr. 57 min. ago

Surprise hospital bills

One big source of economic insecurity in our country has to do with health care, and Rep. Joey Salceda of Albay is doing something about it......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 19th, 2021

PSC working on getting approval for SEAG athletes training

In a few months, members of the national team seeing action in the 31st Southeast Asian Games slated November 21 to December 2 will get their turn to start their training too just like the Olympians and Tokyo hopefuls......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 19th, 2021

Sinovac cleared for COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials in the Philippines

China's Sinovac has secured approval to hold clinical trials in the country for its coronavirus vaccine, local regulators said Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 19th, 2021

EXPLAINER: The whos and hows in the process of Covid vaccine approval

MANILA, Philippines — As our country tries to join other nations in combatting Covid-19 through inoculation programs, news about separate acquisition projects and agreements of the national and local government with vaccine manufacturers might confuse some Filipinos. Others might wonder who are the people or agencies in charge of the whole vaccine trials and procurements.  […] The post EXPLAINER: The whos and hows in the process of Covid vaccine approval appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 19th, 2021

Suga vows to fight virus

TOKYO, Japan (AFP) — Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga pledged Monday to tackle surging coronavirus cases and restore normal life “as soon as possible” as polls showed plunging support for his government. Suga, who was speaking at the opening of a new parliament session, has only been in office since September, but has seen approval […] The post Suga vows to fight virus appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 18th, 2021