PNP’s Medical Reserve Force to assist overwhelmed health workers in PHL public, private hospitals

PNP to do accounting of its  personnel to see who has a medical background for possible deployment, too (Eagle News)–The Philippine National Police has committed its Medical Reserve Force to assist in the country’s fight against COVID-19. The PNP said it would also make an accounting of its personnel to check who had a medical… Continue reading PNP’s Medical Reserve Force to assist overwhelmed health workers in PHL public, private hospitals

Pres. Duterte directs AFP, PNP doctors, nurses to help hospitals overwhelmed with COVID

Hospital situation already “very worrisome” as increasing number of hospital staff placed on quarantine due to COVID, notes NTF deputy chief implementer Dizon President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over a meeting with the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) core members prior to his talk to the people at the Arcadia Active… Continue reading Pres. Duterte directs AFP, PNP doctors, nurses to help hospitals overwhelmed with COVID

PH can vaccinate children aged 12 to 17 by mid-October, suggests Galvez

Expected vaccine supplies can be used to vaccinate up to 12 million children, says vaccine czar   (Eagle News) – The Philippine government might just open vaccination for children aged 12 to 17 years old by mid-October as the country receives more supplies of vaccines. This was raised by National Task Force Against COVID-19 chief… Continue reading PH can vaccinate children aged 12 to 17 by mid-October, suggests Galvez

Almost 70 percent of target population in Metro Manila already fully vaccinated, says Palace

Herd immunity target in NCR close to being achieved as more are vaccinated   (Eagle News) – Almost 70 percent of the target population in Metro Manila has already been fully vaccinated which means it is near the target of possible herd immunity for the population in the country’s capital region. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque,… Continue reading Almost 70 percent of target population in Metro Manila already fully vaccinated, says Palace

Pres. Duterte says face shields no longer required to be worn outside

Face shield together with face mask only required in 3Cs- closed, crowded areas where there is close contact   (Eagle News) – President Rodrigo Duterte said that face shields are no longer required to be worn outside, but wearing face masks should be continued as a protection against COVID-19. In his “Talk to the People”… Continue reading Pres. Duterte says face shields no longer required to be worn outside

Over 2.5 million Pfizer doses donated by US gov’t to the PHL arrive in the country since Sept. 19

NTF says 9.58 million COVID vaccine doses also delivered from Sept 13 to 19, making this the highest weekly delivery since February   (Eagle News) — The Philippines received more than 2.5 million Pfizer-BioNTech doses in the past two days from the US government bringing to over 9.1 million doses the Pfizer vaccines so far… Continue reading Over 2.5 million Pfizer doses donated by US gov’t to the PHL arrive in the country since Sept. 19

Balik taping na: Julia, Coco ligtas na sa COVID

So, nakapag-resume na ng taping si Julia Montes para sa ‘FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano’. Bale noong Saturday daw nag-taping ang girlfriend ni Coco Martin. Okey na raw ang unit nila, sabi ng isang nakausap ko. Kung matatandaan, may ibang mga unit na ng lock-in taping ng ‘FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano’ sa Ilocos Sur ang nakapag-resume na ng… Continue reading Balik taping na: Julia, Coco ligtas na sa COVID

Biden bids to renew US leadership in UN speech

by Sebastian Smith Agence France-Presse UNITED NATIONS, United States (AFP) – President Joe Biden will tell the world Tuesday that the United States wants to avoid a Cold War with China, while pivoting from continuous post-9/11 conflicts to an era of US-led diplomacy. Biden’s first speech as US president to the annual United Nations General… Continue reading Biden bids to renew US leadership in UN speech

Trudeau future on the line as Canadians vote in pandemic election

  by Michel COMTE / with Genevieve NORMAND in Montreal Agence France Presse OTTAWA, Canada (AFP) — Canadian elections headed for a photo finish Monday with liberal prime minister Justin Trudeau, who is seeking a third term, threatened by a strong challenge from rookie conservative leader Erin O’Toole. Trudeau called the snap election hoping to… Continue reading Trudeau future on the line as Canadians vote in pandemic election

Biden to host Covid-19 summit on Wednesday: White House

  WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US President Joe Biden will host a virtual summit with world leaders on the coronavirus pandemic next Wednesday, a day after he addresses the United Nations General Assembly, the White House said Friday. “This meeting is about expanding and enhancing our shared efforts to defeat Covid-19” and will seek… Continue reading Biden to host Covid-19 summit on Wednesday: White House