Mayor Isko Allots P200-M For COVID-19 Vaccine Once Available

Mayor Isko Allots P200-M For COVID-19 Vaccine Once Available


Globe Recreates The Holiday Season With #ChristmasWeLove Live Pop-Up

Join Globe as they celebrate the holiday season with #ChristmasWeLove - a series of live digital pop ups featuring fun activities for your family and friends!

Republic Cement Launches Co-Processing Solution Amid PH Waste Management Crisis

Through ecoloop, Republic Cement aims to help address the waste management crisis of the country.

Recreate The Holidays Right At Home Best With Globe At Home Unli Plans

Make your virtual get-togethers possible with Globe At Home UNLI Plans!

SM – Pasay Tech Voc Scholarship Program Launched

With the launch of the SM - Pasay Tech-Voc Scholarship Program, a full tech-voc scholarship will be awarded to 20 students from financially challenged families.

Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso signed an ordinance appropriating some PHP200 million for the immediate procurement of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines for all Manileños should it become available anytime this year.

In a Facebook post on Thursday, Domagoso said the city is ready to buy Covid-19 vaccines anytime after the Manila City Council approved Ordinance 8659, which appropriates some PHP200 million as a supplemental budget for the Fiscal Year 2020 for Covid-19 vaccines.

He thanked the city budget officer, lawyer Grace Chua, city treasurer Jas Taligon, and the rest of the city council headed by Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna-Pangan, for making sure that funds would be available this year to procure the vaccine.

With the funds in place, Domagoso said this assures Manila residents that once a vaccine becomes available and gets the approval of health authorities, the City of Manila would be able to buy them immediately without having to wait for the passage of the 2021 budget.

“I want our city to have these Covid-19 vaccines, like how we are able to provide free Covid-19 mass testing – efficient, accessible, and free for all,” he said.

Covid-19 serology testing machines

Domagoso, meanwhile, attested to the accuracy and effectiveness of the serology testing machines acquired by the city government for its free Covid-19 testing.

The machine has an accuracy rate of 99.6 percent specificity and 100 percent sensitivity he said, adding that it could trace possible Covid-19-positives and is also being used in other countries.

Aside from tracing those who are positive for Covid-19, Domagoso said other diseases such as HIV, cancer, hepatitis, and tuberculosis may also be traced through serology testing.

Aside from the serology test, the city also offers free swab testing for its constituents.

Domagoso, on the other hand, said Manila has already received nearly PHP20 million in cash donations from various sectors.

The amount, he said, would be used to assure that free health services are given to every Manileño against the disease. (PNA)

Zambo City Sets Virtual Switch-On Of Christmas Lights

Zamboanga City Mayor Beng reminded residents always to practice minimum safety protocols such as safe physical distancing and the wearing of face masks and face shields in public places.

JTF Covid Shield Eyes Stricter Protocols This Yuletide Season

Amid the anticipated influx of shoppers this holiday season, Interior Secretary Eduardo Año says they will be stricter in enforcing health protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

SCG Achieved Growth In Profit From Its Operating Results For Q3 2020

Even amid the current health crisis, Siam Cement Group (SCG) achieved a 57% growth in profit for the Q3 of 2020.

Task Force Monitors Areas With Spike In Covid-19 Cases

The National Task Force (NTF) Against Covid-19 is closely monitoring areas that saw a slight increase in COVID-19 cases.

Igniting The Future Of Filipino Youth Through Education

EDC continues to uphold its mission to elevate the lives of its partner communities through various education initiatives.

Ilocos Norte Provides Free Shuttle Service For Laoag Workers

Coasters from the provincial government of Ilocos Norte are on standby in major borders of this city on to help ferry essential workers who commute daily to work at the downtown area.

The Heist Comes To Korea

CONFIRMED: Spanish crime drama ‘Money Heist’ will have a Korean adaptation!

Lake Sebu’s Seven Waterfalls Tourism Site Up For P10-M Facelift

Php10 million, inilaan para sa rehabilitation at pagpapaayos ng sikat na sever waterfalls ng Lake Sebu.

Overseas Filipinos With Covid-19 Climb To 11,692

With the addition of the 16 new cases on Monday, the total number of infection among overseas Filipinos is now at 11,692.

Leyte Seeks Month-Long Ban For Returning Residents

According to Leyte Vice Governor Carlo Loreto, the temporary suspension is based on the request of mayors to ban the acceptance of returning residents from Dec. 1 to 31.