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Senators reject gov t monopoly in vaccine deals

Senators reject gov t monopoly in vaccine deals.....»»

Category: newsSource: cnnphilippines cnnphilippinesJan 12th, 2021

Senators: Give LGUs, private firms free hand

Senators yesterday protested the national government's monopoly on the coronavirus vaccine and the regulatory policy of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in not allowing some local government units and the private sector to procure COVID-19 jabs from drug firms of their own choice......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 12th, 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 News7 hr. 34 min. ago

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

A roundup of local governments who secured vaccine deals in advance

(Updated 1:41 p.m.) Here's a running list of local governments who have secured vaccine doses for their localities. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated 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

PH eyes 148 million doses of vax

The government plans to buy 148 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines this year at a cost of P82.5 billion, and close deals for about 100 million of those doses next week, the country’s vaccine czar Carlito Galvez told the Senate Monday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 12th, 2021

LGUs sign deals to procure AstraZeneca vaccine doses

Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto said the many local governments signed a tripartite agreement with the national government for the purchase of COVID-19 vaccine doses......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 11th, 2021

Palace blasts Senate probe on illegal vax

Presidential spokesman Harry Roque on Monday accused some senators of interfering in the internal matters of the executive department after some of them called for a Senate inquiry into the unauthorized inoculation of members of President Duterte’s security detail against COVID-19, using an unregistered vaccine from China......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 4th, 2021

Senators: 50% Sinovac efficacy unacceptable

Senators strongly warned yesterday the government against risking the lives of Filipinos and procuring China’s Sinovac vaccine, saying it is not only expensive compared to other brands but also only reportedly 50 percent effective......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 26th, 2020

Vaccine deals inked by January

The Philippines, reeling under coronavirus infections and deaths since March, is looking at possible deals with various COVID-19 vaccine producers while US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo has promised to help Manila get back a “fraction” of the 10 million doses of Pfizer vaccine, Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said Saturday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 20th, 2020

Senator calls for unity over COVID-19 vaccine deals

Amid challenges and controversy in the procurement of COVID-19 vaccines, Sen. Bong Go urged public officials to refrain from finger-pointing and instead work together to implement a whole-of-nation approach to overcome the crisis and help Filipinos recover more quickly......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 20th, 2020

Before we begin mass vaccination

Two things are to be considered in the envisioned nationwide mass immunization against COVID-19: First, it has to be depoliticized—completely, if possible; and second, the source of the vaccine has to be diversified, which means it should not be a monopoly of China. Vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. should take steps so that politicians, including […] The post Before we begin mass vaccination appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2020

Senate ups vaccine funds

Senators have agreed to increase the funds for procurement, storage and distribution of vaccines for COVID-19 under the 2021 national budget, Senate President Vicente Sotto III said Sunday, without specifying any amount......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2020

‘Vaccine czar needs expert backup’

Senators and some members of the medical community welcomed the designation of Secretary Carlito Galvez as the country’s “vaccine czar” but stressed that a team of scientific and logistics experts must support him in the task of deploying serums to fight the coronavirus to millions of Filipinos nationwide......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 4th, 2020

Senators reject ‘no-el’ for 2022

By Hannah L. Torregoza*** Senators Panfilo Lacson and Franklin Drilon on Friday thumbed down proposals to postpone or extend the 2022 national elections, saying doing so is a violation of the Constitution. Any discussion or debate on this issue brought up by some groups, according to Lacson,  is an exercise in futility, if not a […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsSep 25th, 2020

Philippines signs confidentiality deals with 5 countries

The Philippines has clinched five confidentiality data agreements with foreign institutions that are leading globally in efforts to develop a potential vaccine against COVID-19......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 11th, 2020

Canada secures deals for millions of COVID-19 vaccine doses

Canada announced deals on Monday with US companies Novavax and Johnson & Johnson for millions doses of their experimental COVID-19 vaccines......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 1st, 2020

Solon seeks end to vaccine monopoly

A party-list lawmaker has appealed to President Rodrigo Duterte to look into the possible monopoly in the procurement of child pneumococcal vaccines......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 15th, 2019

Senators reject crazy idea to ban private cars along EDSA

Senators rejected the proposal of a lawmaker to ban private vehicles from EDSA during rush hours......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 17th, 2019

Senators reject bid to clip BSP powers in AMLC

MANILA, Philippines – A number of senators have rejected a proposed bill seeking to clip the powers of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) as chair of the.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 4th, 2017