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VP: Prioritize workers with comorbidities

VP: Prioritize workers with comorbidities.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: pep pepApr 11th, 2021

Abalos receives first virus jab

Mandaluyong City Mayor Carmelita “Menchie” Abalos got herself vaccinated on Monday afternoon with China-made Sinovac. “I got vaccinated at one o’clock in the afternoon,” Abalos told this reporter in a phone interview. Aside from Abalos, the city’s frontline workers, adults with comorbidities, and senior citizens were also inoculated against Covid-19 at Pedro P. Cruz Elementary […] The post Abalos receives first virus jab appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsApr 5th, 2021

Homes for the aged, sick and disabled

In earlier columns, I proposed that President Duterte should prioritize the building of homes for the elderly, the disabled, the sick and neglected segments of society especially among the poor. These homes, of course, should be fully staffed with doctors, nurses and other health workers. This is actually the third portion of my advocacy......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 16th, 2021

Government urged to prioritize protection of Pinoys overseas

Sen. Bong Go has appealed to the government for greater protection and assistance to overseas Filipino workers and their families, as he extended his condolences to the family of a murdered Filipino worker in Abu Dhabi......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 2nd, 2021

WHO to prioritize two groups for vaccines

The World Health Organization yesterday urged the Philippine government to use the almost six million doses of COVID-19 vaccines that will come through the COVAX facility to primarily protect health workers......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2021

DOLE seeks to prioritize OFWs, minimum wage earners in list for COVID-19 vaccination

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is seeking to include overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and minimum wage earners among the top priorities in receiving vaccines for coronavirus disease. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello II said Sunday that OFWs are currently ranked 12th among those prioritized for the immunization program against COVID-19. “Sa […] The post DOLE seeks to prioritize OFWs, minimum wage earners in list for COVID-19 vaccination appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 20th, 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:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2020

Government urged to prioritize Pinoy workers in flagship projects

Sen. Risa Hontiveros asked the government to address rising unemployment by prioritizing the hiring of Filipinos, amid Malacañang’s pronouncement that it is looking into proposals to allow foreigners to come to the country and work in state flagship projects......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 24th, 2020

Labor groups demand safety, health protection amid pandemic

"The government placed workers lives in the hands of private employers who prioritize profit over workers' health and safety. It has placed workers' lives in the hands of small employers who do not have the necessary resources." The post Labor groups demand safety, health protection amid pandemic appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsMay 21st, 2020

Palace: COVID-19 vaccination plan to prioritize elderly, with comorbidities

MANILA, Philippines — Once a vaccine for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) becomes available, the elderly and those with existing medical conditions will be prioritized, Malacañang said Wednesday. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque made the assurance as  he disclosed that the government already has a vaccination plan against the coronavirus. “Syempre doon sa plano, merong mga uunahin. […] The post Palace: COVID-19 vaccination plan to prioritize elderly, with comorbidities appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 20th, 2020

RAFI donates 3.5M worth of COVID-19 Test Kits and Medical Supplies to DOH, pledges support to Bayanihan SHS Field Center

As part of its response to support and prioritize health care workers in the fight against the unrelenting pathogen COVID-19, the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. (RAFI) donated 3.5M worth of COVID-19 test kits and medical supplies, including molecular laboratory reagents, equipment and consumables to the Department of Health (DOH) – Region 7, to be used […] The post RAFI donates 3.5M worth of COVID-19 Test Kits and Medical Supplies to DOH, pledges support to Bayanihan SHS Field Center appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 19th, 2020

Chinese medical experts urge PH to increase COVID-19 testing capacity

MANILA, Philippines – An expert medical team from China urged the Philippine government to strengthen its testing capacity to detect coronavirus cases and prioritize providing care to medical workers on the front lines of the outbreak.  Dr Wang Shangeng, head of the 12-member medical team dispatched to the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 17th, 2020

Prioritize workers on frontline in calamity fund use, gov’t told

Prioritize workers on frontline in calamity fund use, gov’t told.....»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 18th, 2020

Labor groups urges DOH, DOLE to ensure health workers safety amid quarantine

A labor group said that the DOH and DOLE should prioritize the safety concerns of frontline health workers, who will lead the upcoming quarantine of repatriated Filipinos from China......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2020

Education, livelihood assistance for displaced OFWs

Returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) affected by the ongoing tension between the United States and Iran are assured of livelihood and educational assistance. Technical Education and Skills Development Authority Secretary Isidro Lapeña has directed Tesda regional and provincial offices to prioritize OFWs, who will be provided scholarships in their fields of expertise. As of 30 […] The post Education, livelihood assistance for displaced OFWs appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 15th, 2020

Gatchalian files bill to amend ODA law, prioritize Filipino workers - Inquirer News

Gatchalian files bill to amend ODA law, prioritize Filipino workers INQUIRER.net Senator Sherwin Gatchalian is seeking to amend the ODA law to require foreign bidders and contract awardees to hire lo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 20th, 2019

‘Prioritize Pinoy workers in China-funded projects’

Senators are working on drafting amendments to the Official Development Assistance Act in an effort to ensure local jobs are protected amid growing concerns on the influx of Chinese workers in the country......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 28th, 2019

Concepcion backs priority vaccination for NCR

Presidential adviser for entrepreneurship and Go Negosyo founder Joey Concepcion is backing a move to prioritize the vaccination against COVID-19 of those in the National Capital Region and other high-risk areas......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News4 hr. 54 min. ago

DiskarTech launches new programs for labor sector

Overseas Filipino workers, teachers, entrepreneurs, and low-wage earners stand to benefit in a string of new programs launched yesterday by DiskarTech, the inclusive super app of Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated News8 hr. 34 min. ago

Ahong backs Gwen’s no-quarantine-for-returning-OFWs proposal

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan is backing the proposal of Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia to no longer quarantine returning Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who would arrive at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA). Chan said he is not against the proposal, as long as the returning OFW can present a negative […] The post Ahong backs Gwen’s no-quarantine-for-returning-OFWs proposal appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News9 hr. 23 min. ago

Cebu City vaccinates record 2K+ individuals in one day

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City vaccinated over 2,000 individuals in one day on the third day of resumption of the roll-out for senior citizens. On Wednesday, May 5, 2021, the first-dose roll-out to the A3 priority group or people with comorbidities also began as well as the roll-out for the second dose of the […] The post Cebu City vaccinates record 2K+ individuals in one day appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News9 hr. 23 min. ago