De Lima to seek reelection 

OPPOSITION Senator Leila M. De Lima on Wednesday confirmed that she would seek reelection in next year’s polls, saying that what she called the political persecution she experienced under President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s administration only strengthened her resolve to fight for her advocacies.   In a letter addressed to Mr. Duterte ahead of his sixth and final State of the […]

Eased metro lockdown eyed for rest of June

By Kyle Aristophere T. Atienza and Vann Marlo M. Villegas, Reporters THE GOVERNMENT would probably ease the lockdown in Manila, the capital and nearby cities and provinces this week on decreasing coronavirus infections, according to the presidential palace. Metro Manila and the provinces of Bulacan, Rizal, Laguna and Cavite would likely revert to a general […]

Pandemic taskforce simplifies list of 4th priority group for COVID-19 vaccination

The inter-agency taskforce handling the coronavirus response has adopted a resolution simplifying the list of workers who will be prioritized in the government’s coronavirus vaccination program, said the presidential palace. Presidential spokesman Herminio L. Roque, Jr., made the announcement during a televised news briefing as the country is set to begin the inoculation of those […]

Covid vaccines to arrive in February

MALACAÑANG said 600,000 doses of the Sinovac vaccine will be arriving in the country on Feb. 23, 2021. Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque said 100,000 doses were donated by the Chinese government to the Department of National Defense (DND). The Sinovac vaccine is still awaiting Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for emergency use in the […]