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DepEd: Limited face-to-face classes COVID-free so far
by Christian Deiparine - November 23, 2021 - 1:17pm
DepEd’s two-month pilot study allows for 100 public and 20 private schools to begin limited in-person classes and more are expected to be included soon.
Philippines starts rollout of COVID-19 booster shots, third doses
by Christian Deiparine - November 22, 2021 - 1:06pm
The Philippines on Monday started giving COVID-19 booster shots for the elderly as well as third doses for the immunocompromised, nearly nine months into its inoculation drive. 
Philippines sees 426 more Delta variant cases
by Christian Deiparine - November 22, 2021 - 11:15am
The Department of Health said Monday 426 more cases of the highly transmissible Delta variant of COVID-19 were detected in the country from samples of patients collected in past months. 
FDA asked to clear COVID-19 antiviral pill molnupiravir for EUA in Philippines
by Christian Deiparine - November 18, 2021 - 10:59am
Pharmaceutical company Merck. & Co has sought emergency use authorization for its COVID-19 antivral pill molnupiravir in the Philippines, the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday. 
FDA approves Covavax vaccine for emergency use in Philippines
by Christian Deiparine - November 17, 2021 - 12:40pm
The two-dose Covavax, branded as Novovax in the US, has a reported efficacy rate of 89.7%.
IATF OKs limited face-to-face classes in universities below Alert Level 3
by Christian Deiparine - November 17, 2021 - 11:29am
Limited face-to-face classes are now allowed, provided indoor venue capacity is set at 50%. 
LIST: Which schools are returning to classrooms in Philippines?
by Christian Deiparine - November 16, 2021 - 3:28pm
The Philippines has begun a limited return to classrooms. Here are the schools cleared so far for in-person learning.
After 19 months, Philippines begins gradual return to classrooms
by Christian Deiparine - November 15, 2021 - 10:27am
Some 100 public schools are participating in the Department of Education's pilot study, which President Rodrigo Duterte has given his approval. 
Gov't won't be liable for untoward incidents on booster shots without EUA — DOH
by Christian Deiparine - November 12, 2021 - 12:53pm
Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said they have already received reports of Filipinos who have received the booster shots prematurely. 
Gov't pandemic approval rating down by 30% in September — OCTA poll
by Christian Deiparine - November 11, 2021 - 1:28pm
The results made public on Thursday showed 50% of 1,200 adult respondents saying they were still approved of the Duterte administration's response to the health crisis. 
Philippines reports 651 more Delta variant cases
by Christian Deiparine - November 8, 2021 - 12:30pm
Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said the Department of Health is doing retrospective sampling to trace the origins of the Delta in the country. 
Vaccine willingness in Philippines climbs to 64% — SWS poll
by Christian Deiparine - November 5, 2021 - 3:21pm
The results made public on Friday showed 64% of 1,500 adult respondents said they would get the jab. That was up by nine points from the 55% in June this year. 
BARMM to get 6 million J&J doses amid vaccine hesitancy — Galvez
by Christian Deiparine - November 4, 2021 - 12:10pm
BARMM has the lowest number of individuals across the country who have received a COVID-19 jab eight months since inoculation efforts began.
100 public schools for pilot face-to-face classes complete — DepEd
by Christian Deiparine - November 3, 2021 - 12:36pm
"We are all set and we have completed this," said Education Secretary Leonor Briones in Filipino on Wednesday.
520 new Delta variant cases seen from 748 samples
by Christian Deiparine - November 2, 2021 - 1:16pm
This comes amid the Philippines easing more restrictions as it continues to see a decline in newly reported infections per day. 
23,727 minors vaccinated against COVID-19 ahead of expanded rollout — DOH
by Christian Deiparine - October 28, 2021 - 1:14pm
The figures on Thursday reflect two weeks of inoculation efforts that were opened for minors on October 15, under a pilot system in select Metro Manila hospitals. 
COVID-19 vaccination on minors nationwide set on November 3
by Christian Deiparine - October 27, 2021 - 10:58am
The Philippines will expand further its COVID-19 vaccination on minors to as young as 12 across the country early next month, inoculation czar Carlito Galvez Jr. said Wednesday. 
Philippines sees 380 new Delta cases from late samples
by Christian Deiparine - October 25, 2021 - 3:33pm
DOH said the Delta variant accounted for 50.94% of the 746 samples sent for whole genome sequencing last week. 
Booster shots, third dose approved but still need EUA — DOH
by Christian Deiparine - October 25, 2021 - 10:31am
The Health Technology Assessment Council recommended the move provided a stable supply of the jabs and an "acceptable" vaccination coverage in the country. 
More hospitals administer COVID-19 jabs on minors as expanded rollout begins
by Christian Deiparine - October 22, 2021 - 11:53am
The government opened inoculations for the said age group or those 12 to 17 years old in mid-October, specifically on those with underlying conditions or comorbidities. 
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