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Masungi Georeserve wins global award for watershed protection, restoration
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - January 26, 2021 - 5:20pm
The movement to restore the watershed area largely led by people under 30 won first place at the inaugural Waterchangemakers Award, which “aims to make visible the teams and organizations that shape water decisions...
Philippines sees 1,173 new COVID-19 cases as total hits 516,166
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - January 26, 2021 - 4:00pm
Of the 516,166 total confirmed cases, 30,357 or 5.9% are active. 
DOH confirms local transmission of UK COVID-19 variant in Bontoc
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - January 26, 2021 - 9:08am
The department stressed there is “no strong evidence” of community transmission based on the criteria set by the World Health Organization.
COVID-19 cases in Philippines climb to nearly 515,000 with 1,581 new infections
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - January 25, 2021 - 4:00pm
The number of people who are still undergoing quarantine or treatment stands at 29,282 or 5.7% of the country’s confirmed cases.
Too slow? FDA says it's being 'thorough' in assessing EUA applications
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - January 25, 2021 - 10:35am
The British-Swedish pharmaceutical submitted an application for emergency use of its vaccine developed with Oxford University to the Philippine FDA early this month.
IATF OKs second COVID-19 test for travelers from countries with new variant
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - January 22, 2021 - 10:27am
Travelers arriving from jurisdictions covered by travel restrictions will be tested once they arrive in the Philippines. They will be quarantined until they receive the result of a second COVID-19 test that...
As cycling booms, farmer tours Mindoro to teach communities about climate crisis
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - January 22, 2021 - 9:36am
To emphasize that the stakes are high and the issue is an urgent one for all, Sarmiento calls the phenomenon exactly what it is: a climate crisis or a climate emergency. 
10-year-olds and up allowed to go out in MGCQ areas in February
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - January 22, 2021 - 9:13am
Local government units are enjoined to adopt the same relaxation of age restrictions for areas under general community quarantine.
DOH sees rise in COVID-19 cases outside Metro Manila
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - January 21, 2021 - 5:22pm
Vergeire said the spike could be attributed to activities done during the holidays.
Philippines logs 1,783 new COVID-19 cases as total hits 507,717
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - January 21, 2021 - 4:00pm
Of the total confirmed cases, 30,126 or 5.9% are active cases.
Indian firm seeks emergency use approval for COVID-19 vaccine in Philippines
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - January 21, 2021 - 3:11pm
Bharat Biotech, which partnered with the Indian Council of Medical Research and National Institute of Virology to develop Covaxin, was the fourth pharmaceutical firm to apply for EUA in the country.
Philippines set to receive COVID-19 shots from COVAX facility
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - January 21, 2021 - 9:36am
Vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. and Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said in a joint release that the Philippines received confirmation of its participation in the COVAX facility, which will ensure an early rollout...
DOH: Teachers won't be tapped to give out COVID-19 shots
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - January 20, 2021 - 6:13pm
Instead, educators could be tapped to help in disseminating information on COVID-19 vaccines and  the government’s immunization program.
COVID-19 death toll in Philippines passes 10,000
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - January 20, 2021 - 4:06pm
Sixty-four new deaths were logged, raising the fatality count to 10,042.
Military insistence on free entry to UP worries CHR
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - January 20, 2021 - 4:03pm
In a statement Wednesday, the CHR said it is alarmed by the unilateral termination of the Department of National Defense of its agreement with UP, which bars state forces from entering campuses without coordination...
COVID-19 infections in Philippines hit 504,084 with 1,357 new cases
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - January 19, 2021 - 4:03pm
The decrease in the additional cases is attributed to the “increased number of non-operating laboratories during the weekend,” the DOH said. 
FDA: Philippines may accept, use donated COVID-19 vaccines allowed abroad
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - January 19, 2021 - 2:54pm
In a statement sent to reporters, the Department of Health said it will wait for the issuance of an Emergency Use Authorization by the country’s FDA before it accepts and administers donated vaccines. The same...
UP president: 'Unwarranted' scrapping of UP-DND pact to sow 'more confusion, mistrust'
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - January 19, 2021 - 10:16am
In a statement Tuesday, UP President Danilo Concepcion expressed the university’s grave concern over the unilateral termination of the UP-Department of National Defense accord, saying it is “unnecessary...
Philippines eyes house-to-house COVID-19 vaccination for vulnerable Filipinos
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - January 18, 2021 - 5:52pm
During the House committee on health’s hearing on the government’s COVID-19 vaccination program, DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III said doing house-to-house inoculation is “possible.”
EUA for Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine stays pending findings on elderly deaths in Norway
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - January 18, 2021 - 4:31pm
Pfizer is the only pharmaceutical firm that has so far obtained an EUA from the local FDA for its vaccine, which has an efficacy rate of 95% in preventing COVID-19.
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