Pets get free vaccine, deworming

In celebration of World Rabies Day, the Manila City government is offering free vaccination and deworming services for the pets of Manila residents today. In a Facebook post, Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso said the vaccination and deworming drive will be held at the rotunda along Del Fierro Street in Tondo and beside the Librada […] The post Pets get free vaccine, deworming appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource: tribune tribuneSep 27th, 2020

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: NewsOct 22nd, 2020

No conditions in China’s move to prioritize PH as vaccine recipient — Sta. Romana

China has not imposed any condition when it included the Philippines as among the priority nations to gain access to its potential coronavirus vaccine, according to a Filipino diplomat. Amb. Jose Santiago Sta. Romana Philippine Ambassador to China Jose Santiago Sta. Romana said China instead reminded the country to prepare its cold storage facilities amid the highly anticipated breakthrough in vaccine development. China will hopefully announce its mass production of the coronavirus vaccine before the end of the year or early next year, Sta. Romana said during an online Palace press briefing. “Hopefully, mass production and distribution will happen in the near future, as early as November and December in terms of production. And it will depend on our capability to receive the vaccines in terms of our facilities, in terms of distribution,” he said.  “The prospects are bright in terms of a breakthrough in vaccine,” he added. Sta. Romana made clear that the cold storage facilities for the potential COVID-19 vaccines are not conditions set by China but simply a reminder to ensure effective distribution of the vaccine.  “It’s just a reminder that if you get the vaccine and you don’t have cold chain storage, then it’s useless so you have to prepare,” he said, citing information from Chinese drug companies.  He said even if the Philippines is in the “priority list,” the distribution of the vaccine will be a challenge. He said the vaccines must be stored in “freezing conditions” to keep its efficacy.  “If exposed to tropical weather or to normal weather conditions, the vaccine could lose its effectiveness,” he said.So far, Sta. Romana said the vaccines being developed by Chinese pharmaceutical firms have entered phase 3 of the clinical trials. One of the potential vaccines have been approved for emergency use for health workers and other government frontliners. “The Chinese will make an announcement in the near future and then they’ll start their mass production. And once there is the mass production, then I think there will be distribution. Hopefully, before the end of the year; but surely by the first quarter of next year,” he said.  Asked if China has imposed any condition on the Philippines in exchange for the vaccine supply, Sta. Romana said: “No, not at all. Actually, we’re the ones, our condition is that it should pass our local requirements.” When asked if Beijing has pledged the amount of vaccines and if these will be given to Manila for free, Sta. Romana said the matter would entail more discussion. “I cannot give you a definitive answer right now but definitely in terms of number, you know, how they will do it kasi it depends on the—they’re talking of hundreds of millions in terms of production dito sa China. So, the question is iyong distribution and deployment,” he said. “They’re preparing their manufacturing facilities for the mass production of vaccines the moment approval is announced,” he added. Budget Secretary Wendel Avisado has assured that the government has funds that will be needed for the establishment of the cold storage facilities for the coronavirus vaccines. “Surely, as the sun rises in the east, there will be funds for that because the President will never allow that we will run short of the requirements to make sure that we have the storage facilities for all of these vaccines,” he said in the same online press conference. Last week, President Duterte expressed confidence about the safety of the vaccines being developed by China, citing the Asian neighbor is a modern country. He said the government has funds for the vaccine purchase, adding he was just waiting for China or Russia to contact him. “I’d be glad to open up my sleeves because I am confident with their vaccine,” he added......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsOct 22nd, 2020

US unveils broad vaccine plan — but no quick rollout

WASHINGTON — The government outlined a sweeping plan Wednesday to make vaccines for COVID-19 available for free to all Americans when proven safe and effective, though a top public health official made clear that widespread vaccination of millions of Americans couldn’t come until well into next year. In a report to Congress and an accompanying […] The post US unveils broad vaccine plan — but no quick rollout appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 16th, 2020

Abellanosa’s bill seeks to give every Filipino access to free COVID vaccine when ready

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Rep. Rodrigo Abellanosa of Cebu City’s south district has filed a bill in Congress that will make sure that every Filipino citizen will have access to free coronavirus disease vaccine as soon as this is made available. Abellanosa said that his bill was in fulfillment of a promise which President Rodrigo […] The post Abellanosa’s bill seeks to give every Filipino access to free COVID vaccine when ready appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 8th, 2020

No free vaccines for gov’t officials

A lawmaker has appealed to the Duterte administration to not include high ranking government officials in the free vaccine plan. Agusan del Norte Rep. Lawrence Fortun made the suggestion after the the Duterte administration announced that it will purchase P20 billion worth of vaccines once the same becomes available.    President Rodrigo Duterte said the […] The post No free vaccines for gov’t officials appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2020

Poor, sick Filipinos to get free virus vaccines

President Duterte on Friday said that the anti-COVID 19 vaccines will be free and that poor and sick Filipinos will be the priority recipients. (Keith Bacongco/ MANILA BULLETI) In a taped public address,  Duterte said that COVID-19 vaccines will be free for Filipinos and that the priority recipients would be the ones who are receiving cash aid from the government and the sick people. He said that while some may take advantage of the free vaccine, he vowed to go after the people who will try to make a profit out of them. The Chief Executibe threatened to kill these profiteers. “Maraming palusot na nagpapabili, na humihingi ang the worst baka maghingi pa ng bayad. Mapatay talaga kita. T***, totoo (A lot may want to buy them, ask for them, or worst, sell it. I might kill you if you that, really),” he said. “Puntahan kita doon. Baka akala mo. Bababa ako dito, puntahan kita (You might think you’ll get off easily. I’ll go down there and hunt you down),” he added. Duterte  admired China for stating publicly that the Philippines will be one of the first countries to receive COVID-19 vaccines once they are complete. According to the President, once the country gets its hands on vaccines, it will be the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) who will supervise while medical professionals and health care workers administer the vaccines. “This will remove partisan, favoritism; this will remove petty corruption… However you do it, I don’t care. I just want a unified monitoring pati supervising authority, and that is the military,” Duterte said. “I know what you should be doing. I do not have to tell you about it. Must be under the general supervision and monitoring of the military,” he added. In his promise to vaccinate every Filipino, Duterte said he may even allow members of the New People’s Army (NPA) to receive the vaccine if they behave. “We intend to vaccinate every Filipino for that matter. That’s quite a big number, actually. So in the provinces, gawin ko rin (I’ll also do it),” he said. “Yung mga NPA, pabakunahan ko ba (Should I vaccinate the NPA)? If you stop fighting for a while during the period, or until December because my soldiers would be busy monitoring, supervising, huwag lang ninyong galawin, puwede kayong sumali, pumila doon (you can queue up and get vaccinated),” he added. China, the origin of COVID-19, had earlier announced that the Philippines is a priority recipient of the COVID-19 vaccine it is developing after Duterte revealed in his fifth State -of -the- Nation Address (SONA) last Monday that he asked President Xi Jinping to let the Philippines one of the first countries to get the vaccine......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsAug 1st, 2020

Gov’t officials ‘di dapat kasali sa libreng COVID-19 vaccine – Fortun

Manila, Philippines – Inihayag ni Agusan del Norte 1st District Rep. Lawrence Fortun na hindi dapat kasali ang government officials sa libreng bakuna laban sa coronavirus disease 2019 o COVID-19 kung sakaling magkakaroon na nito sa Pilipinas. “Sa free vaccines for 20 million Filipinos, hindi dapat kasama kahit sinong opisyal ng gobyerno at kanilang pamilya, […] The post Gov’t officials ‘di dapat kasali sa libreng COVID-19 vaccine – Fortun appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsAug 1st, 2020

Manila readies P200-M budget for COVID-19 vaccine

By JOSEPH PEDRAJAS * The local government of Manila will earmark P200 million from its 2021 budget for the purchase of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine that will be given for free to the residents of the city. Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso made the announcement on his Facebook Live on Friday night, saying that he […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJul 31st, 2020

Makati residents to get free flu, pneumonia vaccine

After the local government’s frontline workers, residents of Makati City will receive free influenza and pneumonia vaccines, the city government announced on Thursday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 31st, 2020

Makati residents to get free flu, pneumonia vaccine

After the local government’s frontline workers, residents of Makati City will receive free influenza and pneumonia vaccines, the city government announced on Thursday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 31st, 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

‘Buyanihan’ puts MSME online free

Computer software and application developer CloudPanda with help from economic agencies had stepped in to lend the needed boost and help for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) to survive the damaging effects of the pandemic. As the world race to find a vaccine that can help stop the further spread of the coronavirus, nations […] The post ‘Buyanihan’ puts MSME online free appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2020

DOST: Vaccine more likely be given to PH for free

DOST: Vaccine more likely be given to PH for free.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsJul 8th, 2020

Traveling? You may need to get a polio vaccine certificate – here’s how

MANILA, Philippines – Tourists departing the Philippines may have one other thing to consider when they make their plans to travel abroad: getting a polio vaccine certificate. A polio outbreak was declared in the Philippines in September , after 19 years of the country being free of the virus – which means departing travelers may ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 5th, 2019

Cebu City dad: We need more funds for rabies vaccines

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor David Tumulak is encouraging Mayor Edgardo Labella to find funds for more rabies vaccine for the Department of Veterinary Medicine and Fisheries (DVMF). Tumulak said that the DVMF had written to him asking for legal interventions through the city council to find ways to fund their free rabies […] The post Cebu City dad: We need more funds for rabies vaccines appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 18th, 2019


Barangay health workers do house-to-house visits to give free oral polio vaccine in Barangay 5-A, Bangkerohan, Davao City on Monday, 14 October 2019. A massive nationwide anti-polio vaccination is underway in the Philippines after the reemergence of the virus. MindaNews photos by MANMAN DEJETO.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsOct 14th, 2019

Pinas, polio-free pa rin – WHO

Manila, Philippines – Nananatiling polio-free ang Pilipinas sa kabila ng dalawang kumpirmadong kaso nito, ayon sa World Health Organization (WHO). Kamakailan ay naiulat ang kumpirmadong kaso ng dalawang bata sa Lanao del Sur at Laguna.  â€œThe occurrence of vaccine-derived polio virus is not unique. We’ve had several outbreaks of vaccine-derived virus in the world, most […] The post Pinas, polio-free pa rin – WHO appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsSep 26th, 2019

Cebu City Celebrates Asong Pinoy Day

Department of Veterinary Medicine and Fisheries (DVMF) in partnership with the Island Rescue Organization (IRO) celebrated Asong Pinoy Day in honor of aspins or “asong pinoy” at the Plaza Sugbu on June 23, 2019. The event offered free veterinary services such as anti-rabies vaccination, deworming, and vitamin supplementation. There were also different contests held in […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJun 24th, 2019


Members of environmental and animal welfare groups hold a special ‘Pet-A-Thon’ at the Quezon City Memorial Circle to discourage the public from using firecrackers which can agitate pets. Manny Palmero.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 28th, 2016

Makati vaccinates over 5k pets for free

Makati vaccinates over 5k pets for free.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2016