Local chief executives inclusion boosts Covid-19 vaccine campaign
The trust and confidence of the public in the government’s Covid-19 vaccination program will increase with the recent inclusion of local chief executives (LCEs) in its priority list. Pasay City Mayor Emi Calixto-Rubiano, who received her first dose of AstraZeneca on Monday, thanked the national government for allowing LCEs to be prioritized. “Gusto ko pong… (0 comment)

Gov’t issues guidelines on NCR+ ‘ayuda’ distribution
The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) issued on April 1, 2021, the guidelines for the distribution of financial assistance to residents affected by the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in the National Capital Region, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal (NCR Plus). The ayuda (assistance)… (0 comment)

DSWD to provide LGUs with list of ECQ aid beneficiaries
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) will provide local government units (LGUs) with a list of qualified beneficiaries for the latest round of financial assistance following the reimposition of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ). The Emergency Subsidy Program (ESP) aims to help low-income beneficiaries affected by the ECQ in Metro Manila and neighboring… (0 comment)

Japan gov’t pledges P190-M to support UNICEF, PH vaccination
The Japanese government has pledged PHP190 million to strengthen UNICEF’s support for the Philippines’ vaccination rollout. “The costs of the pandemic for children are immediate and, if unaddressed, may persist throughout their lives. The availability and equitable distribution of vaccines is critical for putting an end to this global pandemic,” UNICEF Representative Oyunsaikhan Dendevnorov said… (0 comment)

Stay home this Holy Week — DOH
The Department of Health in the Cordillera Administrative Region (DOH-CAR) appealed anew to the public to observe the Holy Week by staying at home and avoiding unnecessary travels. “Instead of the usual travels and vacation by families and relatives during the Holy Week, it is best that people stay at home with the family and… (0 comment)

North Cotabato farmers get P9.4-M worth of projects
The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in North Cotabato turned over some PHP9.4-million worth of projects to Makilala farmers on March 29, 2021. The projects consisted of the Rodero Rural Water System Level II; corn production, processing, and marketing sub-project; and banana production, processing, and marketing assistance. Over the weekend, DAR-North Cotabato also turned over… (0 comment)

Quarantine still required for inoculated OFWs — OWWA
Overseas Filipino workers who have been vaccinated against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) are still required to undergo quarantine upon returning to the country, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) said on March 26, 2021. Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac said that under the policy of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF), returning… (0 comment)

Task force sees completion of Marawi rehab by December 2021
The Master Development Plan for the rehabilitation of Marawi City is about 50 percent complete, Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) chairperson Secretary Eduardo del Rosario said on March 26, 2021. Del Rosario, also the head of the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development, visited Marawi City for ground inspection on Thursday. He reiterated that… (0 comment)

Ex-generals best people to lead Covid response — Palace
Malacañang said that retired military officers are the best people to lead the government’s Covid-19 response and vaccination rollout because of their expertise in logistics. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made this remark on March 23, 2021, after an opposition senator called for an overhaul of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious… (0 comment)

NEDA chief calls on Filipinos to register with PhilSys
Acting Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Karl Kendrick T. Chua has called on the general public to register with the Philippine Identification System or PhilSys to avail of the benefits of the National ID. “I would like to take this opportunity to invite everybody to join PhilSys so that we all can avail (of) the benefits if… (0 comment)