Local News

Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas on Rising Cases

Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas urges the public to follow protocols as COVID-19 cases rise. The Iloilo mayor uses social media to constantly remind the public of health guidelines to prevent the further spread of the disease. Here are some of the announcements made the mayor via the Iloilo City Government social media page. Discouraging… Continue reading Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas on Rising Cases

National News

DOH on ‘No Vaccine, No Work’

DOH on ‘No Vaccine, No Work’: The Department of Health urges employers to rethink the ‘no vaccination, no work’ policy due to vaccine shortage. Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire aired her thoughts in an interview on ‘Unang Balita’. “Kung marami po ang bakuna, siguro po ‘yan ang magiging ideal na patakaran. Pero sa ngayon po… Continue reading DOH on ‘No Vaccine, No Work’

National News

‘Wag Choosy’: Expert Urges Public to Get Vaccinated in PH

Get Vaccinated in PH: In an article published in the Manila Times, microbiologist Dr. Nina Gloriani explains the importance of getting vaccinated against COVID-19. She stresses that there is no time for the public to be choosy especially that there are now three vaccines given the green light for emergency use in the country -… Continue reading ‘Wag Choosy’: Expert Urges Public to Get Vaccinated in PH

Local News

Vaccine in Iloilo City (Live Updates)

Vaccine in Iloilo City. “Kamo lang anay una,” seems to be the unified response of Ilonggos when asked if they would be willing to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The vaccine is expected to arrive later this year, but would there be any willing recipient? Here, we list updates about COVID-19 vaccine in Iloilo. Iloilo City… Continue reading Vaccine in Iloilo City (Live Updates)

Local News

Why Ilonggos Should Watch ‘The Vax’

‘The Vax: “Kamo lang anay una,” seems to be the unified response of Ilonggos when asked if they would be willing to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The vaccine is expected to arrive later this year, but would there be any willing recipient? According to Jeck Conlu, spokesperson of the Iloilo COVID team, 71% of 9,731… Continue reading Why Ilonggos Should Watch ‘The Vax’

World News

WHO: What You Need to Know About Oxford/AstraZeneca Vaccine

In a newsletter, the World Health Organization (WHO) releases ‘The Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine: What You Need to Know’ detailing interim recommendations from the WHO Strategic Advisory of Experts on Immunization (SAGE) for the use of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine (AZD1222). The WHO article answers the following questions. Here are some highlighted questions. Is it safe?… Continue reading WHO: What You Need to Know About Oxford/AstraZeneca Vaccine

Local News

Iloilo CHO to Offer Measles and Polio Vaccination this February

Iloilo Measles and Polio Vaccination: The Iloilo City Health Office encourages parents to have their children (ages zero to five years old) vaccinated in the Measles-Rubella Oral Polio Vaccine Supplemental Immunization Activity (MR OPV SIA) this February. In a social media post by the Iloilo City Government, the first two weeks are intensive vaccination, whilst… Continue reading Iloilo CHO to Offer Measles and Polio Vaccination this February

National News

Priority Groups for COVID Vaccine

Malacañang recently released a list enumerating priority groups for COVID-19 vaccine. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque shares that the list was adopted by the Interim National Immunization Technical Advisory Group. The list is as follows: A1: Frontline workers in health facilities both national and local, private and public, health professionals and non-professionals like students, nursing aides,… Continue reading Priority Groups for COVID Vaccine

Local News

Iloilo City, Province Signs Agreement to Purchase COVID Vaccine

COVID Vaccine Iloilo: Iloilo city and province recently signed multilateral agreements to purchase vaccines against COVID-19. In an article published by the Philippine Information Agency, Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas said that the signing of the agreement was made possible due to the support of the national government via Vaccine Czar Secretary Carlito Galvez and… Continue reading Iloilo City, Province Signs Agreement to Purchase COVID Vaccine

Local News

USAID ReachHealth Project in Iloilo City Turned Over 14 Handwashing Station

The USAID ReachHealth Project implemented in Iloilo City has turned over a total of 14 handwashing stations to various community-based beneficiaries. The handwashing facility is one of the components of a 3.5-month project, entitled: “Technical Assistance to the City of Iloilo in Various Capacity Building Interventions to Support LGU Community-Based COVID-19 Response.” The project was… Continue reading USAID ReachHealth Project in Iloilo City Turned Over 14 Handwashing Station