Returning the goodwill: Philippines donating $1 million to covax Facility

The Philippines will donate $1 million to the COVAX Facility, the global initiative that provides low-income countries access to COVID-19 vaccines......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJun 1st, 2021

PH Procures a Total of 164M Doses of COVID-19 Vax for 2021

The Philippines is expected to have a steady stream of COVID-19 vaccines for the rest 2021 as the government has successfully secured 164 million doses of vaccines through procurement, the COVAX Facility, and through diplomatic relations with other countries. National Task Force (NTF) Against Covid-19 chairperson, Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, and NTF chief implementer and vaccine […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJul 23rd, 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

PH gets 2 million AstraZeneca doses

More than 2 million doses of AstraZeneca have arrived in the Philippines from the Covax Facility, the international partnership established to ensure equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines around the world......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 8th, 2021

2 million more AstraZeneca vaccine doses arrive in Phl

The Philippines on Saturday received over two million doses of anti-coronavirus vaccine developed by British-Swedish company AstraZeneca, raising the country’s total stockpile to 7.5 million doses. The third batch of AstraZeneca’s shots from the global vaccine-sharing pool COVAX Facility arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport around 12:50 p.m. via commercial flight SQ 0910. According […] The post 2 million more AstraZeneca vaccine doses arrive in Phl appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 8th, 2021

2M more doses of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 shot arrive in Philippines

Two million more doses of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine from the World Health Organization-led COVAX facility arrived Saturday afternoon in the Philippines, bringing the total number of vaccine doses in the country to around 7.5 million......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 8th, 2021

UK envoy pledges 23-million AstraZeneca doses for PH

British Ambassador to the Philippines Daniel Pruce on Friday said the Philippines will receive as many as 23 million doses of Astra Zeneca’s vaccine against COVID-19 as part of the COVAX Facility within the year......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

WHO: 44M doses for PH

The Philippines can expect to receive 44 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines this year allocated by the Covax Facility, with up to 9.2 million doses arriving in the first half, a World Health Organization official said Thursday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2021

Government secures 137 million doses of vaccine in deals for 7 global brands

The Philippines has secured 137 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine and could get 42 million doses more from the global COVAX facility in the next few years, vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez said......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

PH eyes modest $31-M export deals at China expo participation

The Philippine delegation is targeting to attract over 1,300 buyers and generate a modest  $31 million worth export deals at the upcoming China International Import Expo (CIIE),  significantly lower than the $300 million the Philippines realized during last year’s China International Import Exposition (CIIE). Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon M. Lopez said the apparently lower sales target this year may mean on the spot deals only and may not include post CIIE sales attributed to said expo. “Factoring also that this year is Pandemic year. This is a hybrid show this year, where the goods are displayed but negotiations are done via the online B2B facility.  The target is also based on the reduced pavilion size this year, as well as the projected decrease in the number of buyers attending CIIE this year,” said Lopez. Philippine mango and pili nuts are among the products that will be showcased under the FOODPhilippines Pavilion. Already, DTI’s Export Marketing Board and the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM) facilitated initial talks with the Philippine delegation and 40 Chinese buyers in a video conferencing. These Chinese buyers are importers, distributors, and retailers. During last year’s CIIE, Philippine exhibitors booked around $300 million in sales at the second CIIE, more than double the $124 million recorded sales in 2018. This year’s third CIIE will be held on Nov. 5-10 in Shanghai. In the B2B session, Chinese buyers expressed interest in working together with Philippine companies that produce fresh fruits and vegetables, chocolates, healthy snacks, seafood, beverages, and condiments.  For this hybrid participation, there will be a mix of physical product presentation in the pavilion that will be facilitated by onsite officers from the DTI trade posts in China and online B2B matching activities between our companies in Manila and the Chinese buyers who will visit the Philippine booth in Shanghai, according to CITEM Executive Director Pauline Suaco-Juan. With the theme “Healthy and Natural,” 40 Philippine companies will exhibit and sample the country’s wide range of tropical fruits and vegetables, processed fruits and nuts, healthy snacks, seafood and marine products, and other premium food selections. The FOODPhilippines pavilion will feature interactive conference pods for the first time in CIIE to enable virtual business-to-business (B2B) activities and video conferencing. In place of actual Philippine exhibitors manning the booths, Philippine Commercial Counsellors will represent the government and exhibitors, promote exhibitor brands and products onsite, and relay all business leads and contacts generated during the show. The participation in CIIE is organized in partnership with the Foreign Trade Services Corps (FTSC) through the Philippine Trade & Investment Centers (PTICs) in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong, and the Export Marketing Bureau (EMB). Government partners are the Department of Agriculture (DA) through the Office of the Agricultural Counsellor in Beijing (DA-OAC-Beijing) and the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). The Philippine mango and pili nuts are among the products that will be showcased under the FOODPhilippines Pavilion.project is likewise supported by business associations such as the Philippine Exporters Confederation, Inc. (PHILEXPORT) and the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce & Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII).          Leading the FOODPhilippines’ opening in CIIE are representatives from the Philippines and China, namely the Philippine Ambassador to China Jose Santiago Sta. Romana, Philippines’ DTI Secretary Ramon M. Lopez, FFCCCII President Dr. Henry Lim Bon Liong, and Deputy Director General Yang Weiqun from the Department of Asian Affairs of China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM). Under the FOODPhilippines delegation, 40 companies that will highlight tropical fruits and vegetables will be Hilas Marketing Corporation, Agrinurture, Inc., Mancoco Food Processing, Inc., Excellent Quality Goods Supply Company, Castillo Import Export Ventures Inc., Doxo International Trading, Magsasakang Progresibo Marketing Cooperative, See’s International Food Mfg, Corp., Century Pacific Agricultural Ventures, Inc., Team Asia Corporation, Eau de Coco, Inc., Eng Seng Food Products, Greenlife Coconut Products Philippines, Inc., Tongsan Industrial Development Corporation, Islandfun Inc., Limketkai Manufacturing Corporation (LMC), KLT Fruits, Inc., Zigmund Enterprise, Business Innovations Gateway, Inc., Sangkutsa Food Products, Inc., AG Grays Farm, Marigold Manufacturing Corporation, and the Federation of People’s Sustainable Development Cooperative. To show its goodwill to the Chinese market, the Philippine delegation will donate healthy products to Food Bank China as part of the launch of the Shanghai Food Bank Project with Liwayway China on November 5. The donation will include 200 packs of banana chips from Excellent Quality Goods Supply Company, 50 tuna packs of premium handline tuna from Century Pacific Food Inc., and bundles of virgin coconut oil (VCO) and various coconut products from Team Asia Corporation. The food donation to the Food Bank China serves as a way of giving back and a token of appreciation to the Chinese community for its continued support towards the Filipino representatives and communities in China, according to Commercial Vice Consul Mario Tani of the PTIC in Shanghai. Meanwhile, healthy snack varieties will be showcased by Magic Melt Foods Inc., Sandria’s Delicious Concept, Vegetari Vegetarian Products, Market Reach International Resources, SL Agritech Corporation, and the Philippine Franchise Association. Tuna and other seafood selections will be presented by Century Pacific Food Inc., Universal Canning, Inc., Fisher Farms, Incorporated, Jam Seafoods, Inc., Phil. Union Frozen Foods, Inc., and Gerabuenas Trading. Likewise, premium food selections will be offered by Global Basic Co., Ltd, Subic Superfood Incorporated, Chocoloco, Inc., Filipinas de Oro de Cacao, Inc., and Seabeth Food Processing......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsNov 8th, 2020

Elderly, people with comorbidities to be prioritized in administration of J& J shots

Health Undersecretary Myrna Cabotaje, chair of the national vaccination operations center, said 3.2 million Johnson & Johnson doses donated by the United States through the COVAX facility will arrive in the country on July 19......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 12th, 2021

Port of Cebu condemns smuggled, counterfeit cigarettes worth over P90M

MANDAUE CITY, CEBU – The Bureau of Customs Port of Cebu destroyed over P90 million worth of smuggled and counterfeit cigarettes that were shipped to Cebu from China last month. The 1,804 master cases of cigarettes were destroyed on Wednesday, July 7, at the Taiheiyo Cement Philippines Inc. (TCPI) facility in San Fernando town. TCPI’s […] The post Port of Cebu condemns smuggled, counterfeit cigarettes worth over P90M appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 10th, 2021

Borgonia to request IATF to allocate budget for ROFs quarantine expenses

CEBU CITY, Philippines —A Provincial Board Member plans to submit a resolution on the next regular session on July 5 requesting the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of  Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID or IATF) to immediately allocate a budget for the payment of the hotel quarantine facility of returning overseas Filipinos (ROFs). PB Member […] The post Borgonia to request IATF to allocate budget for ROFs quarantine expenses appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 28th, 2021

DoH: Only 100k of near expired Astra jabs left for use

The Department of Health (DoH) on Monday said only 100,000 doses of the near-expiry 2.5 million doses of AstraZeneca donated by WHO through its COVAX-led global facility have yet to be administered. “We are looking at around 100,000 plus that we have yet to administer to our fellow Filipinos,” Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said […] The post DoH: Only 100k of near expired Astra jabs left for use appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

Asahi Beverages Philippines donates P14.6 million worth of products to LGUs in support of jab efforts

Asahi Beverages Philippines is donating 14.6M worth of Goodday Cultured Milk across seven LGUs and offices nationwide to showcase its support......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

Vigan City buys hotel for use as quarantine facility

The city bought the property for P20 million. The hotel will serve returning residents of Vigan City who will come home when movement and pandemic restrictions ease......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 8th, 2021

COVAX to send 2.2 million more Pfizer doses by end-May — Galvez

Vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. said the Philippines will be getting 2.2 million more doses of Pfizer by end of the month......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 13th, 2021

DoH assures no jab wasted

The Department of Health (DoH) on Wednesday assured that no AstraZeneca coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccine from the two million doses donated by the World Health Organization (WHO) will be wasted. The vaccines were donated by WHO through its COVAX-led global facility, of which 1.5 million doses are set to expire in June while the other […] The post DoH assures no jab wasted appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 12th, 2021

Over 2 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccines arrive

Another batch of over two million doses of AstraZeneca vaccines arrived in the country yesterday through the COVAX Facility of the World Health Organization......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 8th, 2021

IN PHOTOS: Turnover of Danao Police Station

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Law enforcement takes on a new turn in Danao City with the unveiling of the P80 million Danao City Police Station. The spanking facility was turned over today, April 30, to the Police Regional Office (PRO)-7 led by guest of honor, Philippine National Police (PNP) Director Debold Sinas. Touted as the […] The post IN PHOTOS: Turnover of Danao Police Station appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 30th, 2021

Philippines sees ‘accelerated’ vaccine deliveries

The country is expecting the delivery of COVID-19 vaccines to be supplied by the COVAX Facility as early as next month, composed mostly of what the government said were delayed batches, the National Task Force Against COVID-19 said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 25th, 2021