GOCC subsidies decline 17.5% in Oct.

GOVERNMENT corporations took in less budgetary support in October compared to a year earlier, with the biggest allocations granted to the National Irrigation Administration (NIA), the National Housing Authority (NHA), and the Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA), according to the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr). Preliminary data from the BTr indicate that subsidies to government-owned […]

260 Tuburan students get cash aid

AROUND 260 indigent public school students from Tuburan town, northwestern Cebu received cash assistance through the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and a partylist. The cash assistance was formally given to the beneficiaries through a formal distribution led by Tuburan Vice Mayor Danilo Diamante, Representative Alfred Delos Santos of the Ang Probinsyano Partylist […]

Over 600 PDL fully vaxxed in 3 LGUs

OVER 600 persons deprived of liberty (PDL) in one component city and two towns in Cebu Province have been fully vaccinated against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). First dose inoculations for this population segment have exceeded 1,000 in the four local government units. In Consolacion, Mayor Joannes Alegado said 243 PDL detained at the Consolacion Municipal […]

Up to P100K compensation for vaccine injury, death

THE Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) recently announced its compensation package for those who, after getting vaccinated against coronavirus disease (Covid-19), develop serious adverse effects that will lead to hospitalization, permanent disability or death. The package and its guidelines are found in PhilHealth Circular 2021-0007 published on June 18, 2021. In a recent media forum […]

16 vaxxed persons get Covid in Mandaue City

SIXTEEN residents of Mandaue City, who have received at least one dose of a vaccine against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), have been found positive for the virus, according to the local contact tracing team. Lawyer Julius Ceasar Entise, head of the Mandaue City Contact Tracing Team, said the 16 individuals underwent swab tests to fulfill […]

Cabaero: Duterte’s second dose

It turned out that President Rodrigo Duterte has yet to receive his second dose of the Sinopharm vaccine against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). This clarification was made by Presidential Security Group (PSG) chief Jesus Durante III four hours after his initial statements over government television Friday, June 25, 2021, that Duterte already got his second […]

54K Sinovac doses arrive in Region 7

THE Department of Health Central Visayas (DOH 7) has announced the arrival of 54,400 doses of Sinovac’s CoronaVac vaccine in the region on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. The new delivery is intended for the second dose of those in the vaccine priority groups. Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, DOH 7 spokesperson, said the fresh allocation will […]