Davao City to boost campaign for Davaoeños to get COVID-19 vaccine

The Davao City Government sees the need to intensify information campaign on the COVID-19 vaccine as a recent survey showed nearly half of Mindanaoans are hesitant to be vaccinated......»»

Category: newsSource: davaotoday davaotodayJan 16th, 2021

Davao starts registration for COVID-19 vaccine

The city government here has started the registration of residents qualified to receive free COVID-19 vaccines that are expected to arrive this month......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2021

PIA info campaign on COVID-19 vaccine rollout wraps up in NegOr

NEGROS ORIENTAL, Jan. 23 (PIA) -- As the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) wraps up the communication campaign of the Philippine National Vaccination Roadmap for Central Visayas in Dumaguete City.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 25th, 2021

Go to government: Reinforce info drive on national vaccine roadmap

The government should launch a massive campaign to educate the public on the COVID vaccine roadmap and boost confidence, Sen. Bong Go said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 13th, 2021

Mayor Sara pushes on procuring vaccine for Davao residents

Mayor Sara Duterte has initiated her own talks with companies working on the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine to procure vaccines for Davao City, a move that raised questions on its safety......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsDec 15th, 2020

Bring Bar exams to Mindanao, solon asks SC

Why not extend the Bar examinations to the Mindanao region next year? Cagayan de Oro 2nd district Rep. Rufus Rodriguez made this pitch Wednesday, a day after the Supreme Court (SC) announced that it won’t hold Bar exams this year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Cagayan de Oro City Rep. Rufus Rodriguez (MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO) The High Court also said it would carry out the next Bar exams in November 2021. “Since the SC has set the next exams for November next year, the court will have sufficient time to designate a city in Mindanao as an additional test venue,” Rodriguez said. He said the SC earlier announced that other than Metro Manila, where it has been administering the test for law graduates, the next exams would be conducted for the first time outside the National Capital Region (NCR) in Cebu City to lessen the cost for examinees. “For aspiring lawyers in Mindanao, taking the exams in Cagayan de Oro City, Davao City, or General Santos City would mean lesser expenses compared to traveling and staying for at least a month for the pre-week bar review in Cebu City or in Manila,” he said. Rodriguez pointed out that assuming the vaccine is already available or the COVID-19 pandemic is already over by November next year, people would still be suffering from loss of jobs and income, and from incurring higher amounts of personal and household expenses due to the health crisis. “So definitely, having the exams in more accessible and affordable places would benefit not only law graduates but their families as well,” he stressed. The SC is yet to announce the venues for next year’s exams......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsSep 9th, 2020

DOH XI brings BIDA campaign to Davao City brgys

DAVAO CITY, August 18 (PIA) - The Department of Health (DOH XI) has brought the campaign BIDA Solusyon Kontra COVID-19 to the tricycle drivers in Barangay Monteverde and the Barangay Health Workers.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 19th, 2020

“Poorest of the poor,” military and police to get COVID-19 vaccines first

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 01 August) —  The “poorest of the poor” Filipinos, the military and police will be the priority for vaccination against COVID-19 once a vaccine is available, President Rodrigo Duterte said. In the distribution of vaccines, Duterte in his “Talk to the People on COVID-19” aired Friday morning said priority will be […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsAug 1st, 2020

Duterte to NPA rebels: You can have anti-COVID vaccine

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 31 July) – Members of the New People’s Army (NPA) can get equal access to the vaccine for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) once they are available in the country, President Rodrigo Duterte said. During his taped “Talk to the People on Coronavirus Disease 2019” aired over Facebook on Friday, Duterte said this […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJul 31st, 2020

Ayala donates COVID testing machines to Davao City hospital

Ayala Corp., the country’s oldest conglomerate, is helping boost the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 testing capacity of Davao City......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 6th, 2020

Compassion campaign aims to stop discrimination due to COVID-19

DAVAO CITY, April 13 (PIA) - The Davao Region COVID-19 Task Force is appealing to residents in the region to start a "COMPASSION CAMPAIGN" to cover COVID-19 affected persons, their families, return.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsApr 15th, 2020

Compassion campaign aims to stop discrimination due to COVID-19

DAVAO CITY, April 13 (PIA) - The Davao Region COVID-19 Task Force is appealing to residents in the region to start a "COMPASSION CAMPAIGN" to cover COVID-19 affected persons, their families, return.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsApr 14th, 2020

From Cellar-Dweller to Contender: Basilan s phenomenal rise in the MPBL

Coming off a rough 2018-19 MPBL Datu Cup campaign, Basilan Steel-Jumbo Plastic has no way to go but up, with the help of Phenom Sports, its new management team. Phenom, led by Jax Chua, took over Basilan late last season when the Steel have already spiraled down to the bottom of the MPBL and finished the tournament tied with Rizal for the last spot of the Southern division behind a dismal 7-18 win-loss record. From there, Phenom rebuilt the team, starting with the coaching staff that has what it takes to maneuver a losing team to a victorious one. “Coming in, ‘yung outlook naming sa team, we want to bring a winning culture ditto sa Basilan. We took the challenge kahit alam naming cellar-dweller noong Datu Cup,” said Chua, who also serves as the general manager of the Steel. Coach Jerson Cabiltes took the helm for Basilan, alongside deputies Noy Catalan, Florian Pineda, Arnold Oliveros, Jinino Manansala, Joseph Guion, Migs Montero, and Dands Javier. Then came the task to build a team that exhibits the same qualities of the Basileños: determined, full of perseverance, hardworking, and has something to prove. Phenom, who also ventured into player management aside from sportswear-making, then made the moves to improve Basilan’s lineup by taking players who are no big names but can contribute in a variety of ways. “To have a winning team, not necessary naman to get big name players. Ang hinanap namin ay mga hardworking players who will buy into the system at magsa-sacrifice talaga,” Chua said. The management retained veteran Dennis Daa for his leadership while activating Cris Dumapis, who has emerged as a reliable force in the paint. They then acquired the services of shifty playmaker Hesed Gabo and sharpshooting big man Jay Collado from Quezon City, marksman Jhapz Bautista from Makati, high-leaping Bobby Balucanag and Shaq Alanas from Pasay, sparkplug Gab Dagangon from Bataan, and Michole Sorela from Navotas. They also signed PBA veterans Jonathan Uyloan and Anthony Bringas alongside Irven Palencia, an integral cog for St. Clare in NAASCU, who is also managed by Phenom. Philip Manalang, Mark Trinidad, Ar Raouf Jilkipli, Junjie Hallare, Darwin Lunor, Jett Vidal, Melgar Murillo, Harold Ng, and Reiner Bazan completed the lineup of Basilan. The Turnaround When the Chooks-to-Go MPBL Lakan Cup opened, the retooled Basilan started on the right foot with two straight wins against Bicol and Pampanga. But when the adrenaline ran out, the Jumbo Plastic-backed squad saw its win-loss standing at 9-8 midway through the season. Then Basilan scorched the league in its remaining 13 games, tallying 11 victories while only losing two matches. The main reason for the brilliant playoff push? The arrival of Phenom-managed collegiate talents in Allyn Bulanadi, NCAA Season 95 leading scorer and San Sebastian College-Recoletos superstar, and Philip Manalang, lead floor general of University of the East. Bulanadi, a 6-foot-3 up-and-coming star, played in the Steel’s last seven games in the elimination round on an impressive 21.71 points on 46 percent clip and 4.5 rebounds averages. Meanwhile, Manalang is a sparkplug off the bench who brings the tenacity on the defense all while contributing on the other end in various ways. Basilan entered the playoffs with a 20-10 record, good for the third spot in the tough Southern division just behind top seed Davao Occidental and second-ranked Bacoor. “Our main goal was to for a competitive team and we want to redefine Basilan through basketball. In this way, I think we have garnered so many fans and inspired yung buong Basilan province that’s why I think we have already succeeded in redefining Basilan,” Chua said. But the grind did not stop for the Steel as they marched into the postseason with the whole Basilan province rallying behind their backs. In the quarterfinals, Basilan swept Iloilo advancing into the semifinals, with a daunting task of beating second seed powerhouse Bacoor City. The Steel survived a grueling three-game series against the Strikers, coming up on top despite having home-court disadvantage for Games Two and Three. In the division finals, Basilan faced the toughest team in the South, the Davao Occidental Tigers. But Basilan showed, again and again, its heart, escaping Game One with a 74-72 victory at the Davao Sports and Tourism Complex in Tagum City. And with a shot to glory and barging into the National Finals, Basilan looked to become South kings in front of their huge following at Lamitan City Gym in Game Two, but the Tigers have other plans, spoiling Basilan’s home court and surviving with an 81-76 win. Game Three was supposed to happen last March 14, but MPBL decided to suspend the Division Finals due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. “Nandito na rin kami eh, we are not here to participate lang. Given the chance and we will gladly take it. We will go all out to bring more pride to the Basileños and to repay the trust na binigay sa amin ng leaders ng Basilan especially Congressman Mujiv Hataman, Mayor Julz Hataman Governor Jim Hataman Salliman and Councilor Hegem Furigay,” added Chua. Will Basilan Steel continue their astounding playoff run to the National Finals or will Davao Occidental retain its crown in the South? No matter what, Basilan has already won the hearts of the Basileños and the whole MPBL fanbase with its tremendous turnaround from a lowly team in Datu Cup to a powerhouse in the Chooks-to-Go MPBL Lakan Season. More than Basketball But “Redefining Basilan” is more than basketball. Phenom Sports not only wanted to turn around people’s perception of Basilan the basketball team but give Basilan the province the appreciation it deserves. Basilan has been a hotbed of misconceptions due to the armed conflicts that happened there, but those were the days and the province has moved on. “Right from the start na nakapunta ako sa Basilan, sobrang iba nito kasi akala natin magulo ang Basilan, ang mga tao iba ang ugali pero hindi. Basilan has been enjoying a long peace na. For more than 15 years now under the leadership ng mga Hataman, naging maayos, naging focused sila sa peace and progress,” Chua on Basilan province. And basketball has played a huge part in giving the young Basileños a dream to hold on. “Yung mga kabataan, nabibigyan ng chance na mangarap na maging katulad ng idols nila,” said Chua. “They want to be the next Allyn Bulanadi, the next Hesed Gabo, the next Irven Palencia. This is what basketball is giving to the Basilan people.” The Steel has built a cult following in Basilan and it is the best feeling a player could feel. “Paglapag pa lang ng pier, everybody knows the players. They follow them like rockstars, like celebrities. They send food to the hotels, they watch our practices. Ganoon kamahal ng Basilan yung mga players nila. They saw a hardworking team who really represents Basilan’s culture - the determination, the perseverance and the hard work of the Basileños,” Chua concluded. But how did Basilan Steel get popular in the province? Meet the team behind Phenom Sports. Phenom is all-in in redefining Basilan and that’s why they have a team to do so. They have photographers in Marl Castro, Thel Suliva, and Michael Ordoñez who captured in-game pictures and the team’s interaction with the fans. Rion Balin and Jeff Palaganas are the videographers who make the video highlights of the Basilan players for the fans. Juls Claudio and Dands Javier are graphic artists who create the posters and other publication materials to be posted on the team’s social media accounts. The latter also serves as the marketing man of Phenom. Emma Bueno and Joseph Guion complete the team as coordinator and director, respectively. In a span of just a year, Phenom Sports has reached its goal of redefining Basilan, turning it to #BasilanRedefined......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 19th, 2020

Parañaque inaabangan na AstraZeneca vaccine

Handa na ang Parañaque City sa programa nito sa pagbabakuna kontra COVID-19. The post Parañaque inaabangan na AstraZeneca vaccine first appeared on Abante......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated News9 hr. 52 min. ago

CHR seeks better facilities for juvenile offenders after COVID-19 outbreak

The Commission on Human Rights has called for improved conditions in detention centers for juvenile offenders, after an outbreak of the coronavirus was declared in a Davao City facility that led to minors being infected......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 25th, 2021

Chan leads distribution of COVID-19 leaflets

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines – The Lapu-Lapu City Government has already started distributing leaflets containing information on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine today, February 23, 2021. Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan led the distribution of the leaflets this morning at the Lapu-Lapu City Public Market in Barangay Poblacion. Chan said that the move aims to encourage […] The post Chan leads distribution of COVID-19 leaflets appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2021

City mayors to unveil local vaccine plans

Four city mayors are scheduled to present their local COVID-19 vaccine plans at a webinar entitled “Getting Cities Ready for the Vaccines” today at 3 p.m......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2021


At a meeting with President Duterte and other Cabinet members in Davao City last Monday, “vaccine czar” Gen. Carlito Galvez Jr. declared that “we are ready for the vaccines.” A dry run was conducted on the movement of the vaccines from the airport to the warehouse and storage facilities with time checks being made. “All […] The post Incompetence appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2021

Mga simbahan, handa sa pagtulong para sa vaccine drive

Inihayag ng Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) nitong Sabado ang kahandaan ng Simbahang Katolika na ipagamit ang mas marami pang pasilidad para sa coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination program ng pamahalaan. Ayon kay CBCP spokesperson Jerome Secillano, mayroon na umanong kasunduan ang lokal na pamahalaan ng Quezon City at ilang diocese para magamit bilang […] The post Mga simbahan, handa sa pagtulong para sa vaccine drive appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2021

Mayors’ league lauds memo to fast-track vaccine procurement

City mayors in the country welcomed the newly signed memorandum that allows local government units (LGUs) to make advance payments exceeding the limits set in the procurement rules for the acquisition of COVID-19 vaccines......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2021

Manila releases P38 million as advance payment for vaccines

In line with the city government’s COVID-19 mass vaccination roadmap, Mayor Isko Moreno yesterday authorized the release of P38.4 million from the city’s coffers as a 20 percent advance payment for 800,000 doses of British drug firm AstraZeneca’s vaccine......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2021