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Senator wary of vaccine deal

Sharp differences in the quoted prices for the Sinovac vaccine in the Philippines and elsewhere seem to point to corruption, Senator Panfilo M. Lacson said Sunday, as the House of Representatives announced its own probe......»»

Category: newsSource: thestandard thestandardJan 17th, 2021

Duterte orders first round of Covid-19 vaccination by first week of March

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the first round of vaccinations to begin in the first week of March, his long-time aide disclosed. Further details on the rollout will be provided in due course by vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr., who also serves as the National Task Force Against Covid-19 chief implementer, Senator […] The post Duterte orders first round of Covid-19 vaccination by first week of March appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News7 hr. 40 min. ago

World Roundup: Queen Elizabeth says COVID jab & lsquo;didn& rsquo;t hurt at all& rsquo;

Queen Elizabeth II said her coronavirus jab “didn’t hurt at all” and urged those wary of receiving the vaccine to “think about other people.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2021

Alert on smuggled fake vaccine up; EU assures PH of vax supply

Senator Risa Hontiveros on Wednesday urged the Bureau of Customs (BoC) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) to ensure that no smuggled or fake COVID-19 vaccines enter the country, amid reports of Chinese authorities confiscating over 3,000 doses of fake vaccines......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 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

Galvez to senator: No compromise on sea claim

Vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. said the government would not compromise its claim on the West Philippine Sea (WPS) after Senator Risa Hontiveros sought assurances that there would be no quid pro quo for getting Chinese COVID-19 vaccines......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2021

Vaccine czar ‘di pa ‘kumakanta’ kay Sotto

HINDI pa nakakapagsumite si vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. kay Senate President Vicente Sotto III kaugnay ng detalye ng COVID-19 vaccine deal na pinasok ng gobyerno sa ilang manufactuter. The post Vaccine czar ‘di pa ‘kumakanta’ kay Sotto first appeared on Abante......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsJan 21st, 2021

Pagpili ng bakuna, ibase sa siyensya hindi sa pinagmulan — Villanueva

Manila, Philippines — Dapat ibase sa siyensya ang pagbili sa COVID-19 vaccine at hindi sa lugar na pinagmulan nito, batay kay Senator Joel Villanueva. “Underlying all of this is science, which is non-negotiable. Evidence-based selection. We should go where the hard science leads us,” ani Villanueva. “When we say science then it means we do […] The post Pagpili ng bakuna, ibase sa siyensya hindi sa pinagmulan — Villanueva appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsJan 19th, 2021

More senators back calling another Senate hearing on govt’s vaccine plan

More senators wanted to call for another Senate hearing on the government’s COVID-19 vaccine overall plan as they noted that more questions are yet to be answered by the Executive Department. Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon and Senator Francis Pangilinan said they support calling for another hearing on the matter calling the vaccination plan laid […] The post More senators back calling another Senate hearing on govt’s vaccine plan appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 17th, 2021

NTF Covid statements confusing senators

Senator Panfilo Lacson thinks that the National Task Force (NTF) for Covid-19 response is deliberately confusing the lawmakers due to a number of conflicting statements made during the recent Senate Committee of the Whole hearing on the government’s overall vaccination plan. He particularly pointed out inconsistencies in the responses of vaccine czar and NTF for […] The post NTF Covid statements confusing senators appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 16th, 2021

& lsquo;Sinovac buy still up in air& rsquo;

Amid mounting criticism of the decision to buy the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine, vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. said the procurement of 25 million of doses of the Chinese product was not yet a done deal......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 16th, 2021

17M doses AstraZeneca vaccine deal, tinintahan na ng Pinas

MANILA, Philippines – Siniguro na ng Pilipinas ang 17 million pang doses ng bakuna mula sa AstraZeneca ng United Ki sa pagpirma sa tripartite agreement kasama ang pribadong sektor at lokal na gobyerno. Nasa 300 kompanya at 39 na local government sa bansa ang nagtulon-tulong sa pagbili sa bakuna, ayon kay Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque. […] The post 17M doses AstraZeneca vaccine deal, tinintahan na ng Pinas appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

Philippines to sign deal for 20M doses of AstraZeneca s COVID-19 vaccine

“Tomorrow, we will sign a tripartite agreement for more or less 20 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine. We are not lagging behind,” said Carlito Galvez Jr, a former military general in charge of the government’s vaccination procurement effort......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 13th, 2021

Mga LGU nakipag-deal sa AstraZeneca vaccine

Naganap ang tripartite agreement sa pagitan ng Mandaluyong local government unit (LGU) at AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals Philippines, Inc. para sa maagang pagbili ng COVID-19 vaccine na nilaanan ng P200 milyon pondo. The post Mga LGU nakipag-deal sa AstraZeneca vaccine first appeared on Abante......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsJan 13th, 2021

Senators hit Roque’s “wag nang pihikan” vaccine remark

Senators on Tuesday hit presidential spokesperson Harry Roque’s latest remark on Filipinos’ choice for coronavirus COVID-19 vaccines, tagging the statement as “unfair.” Senator Panfilo Lacson said he will not choose a brand that only yields 50 percent efficacy rate and a brand that is not applying for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) if there are other […] The post Senators hit Roque’s “wag nang pihikan” vaccine remark appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 12th, 2021

Baguio signs deal with AstraZeneca to vaccinate 70 percent of its population

BAGUIO CITY –– Mayor Benjamin Magalong on Sunday signed a deal with British pharmaceutical AstraZeneca for vaccine doses good for 70 percent of the city’s 350,000 population. The arrangement was part of a tripartite agreement between the company, the Department of Health, and the National Task Force on Emerging and Re-emerging Disease. Magalong earlier announced […] The post Baguio signs deal with AstraZeneca to vaccinate 70 percent of its population appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 11th, 2021

Quezon City gov t signs deal for AstraZeneca vaccine doses

It allocated an initial P1 billion in its 2021 budget to procure vaccines and supplies needed for mass immunization......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 6th, 2021

Brazil private clinics seek deal for Indian Covid vaccine

A Brazilian association of private health clinics said Sunday it was negotiating with Indian pharmaceutical firm Bharat Biotech to buy five million doses of its Covid-19 vaccine, which India has just authorized for emergency use......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 4th, 2021

‘No US vaccine, no US troops allowed’

President Duterte’s “No US vaccine, no stay” deal is tough for everyone, including his diplomats caught in the transition to the Biden administration who are now working like purchase agents chasing COVID-19 vaccines for the boss back in Manila......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 29th, 2020

Too many chiefs

For the nth time, Malacanang gave Health Secretary Francisco Duque a pass. Lucky guy. Maybe the Palace is right that what happened with the Pfizer vaccine is no big deal. What does it matter if the vaccine is delayed for six months? It only means that the virus will kill more Filipinos. Did the effort to procure 10 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine for January 2021 fail because Secretary Duque dropped the ball? Duque denies it and vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez is insisting that there is no fiasco because the negotiations are still on......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 25th, 2020

Dropping the ball

Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. made clear on Twitter that in his view, “someone dropped the ball” on a deal with US pharmaceutical company Pfizer that would have shipped 10 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine to the Philippines by January 2021......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 23rd, 2020