COVID-19 in the Philippines / news

Metro Manila to be placed under alert level 3 from January 3 to 15, 2022 due to sharp rise in COVID-19 cases

Because of the sharp rise in new COVID-19 cases in the country in the past week, Malacañang has announced that Metro Manila will once again be placed under alert level number 3 […]

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commentary / COVID-19 in the Philippines / philippines

Is another COVID-19 surge looming for the Philippines because of Omicron?

Last October, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has promised that this year’s Christmas season will be better compared to last year since it appeared at that time that the COVID-19 pandemic is finally […]

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commentary / COVID-19 in the Philippines / Mark Madrona

My experience receiving the COVID-19 booster shot from Moderna

As reported by The Filipino Scribe last December 21, the Philippine Department of Health (DOH) has already shortened the prescribed time period before you can be eligible to receive a booster shot […]

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COVID-19 in the Philippines / news

You can now have a booster shot 90 days after being fully vaccinated vs. COVID-19

The Department of Health announced late Tuesday night (December 21) that all Filipinos aged 18 and above are already eligible to receive a single-dose booster shot just 90 days after receiving their […]

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The debate over wearing face shields and our evolving understanding of COVID-19

Starting today, November 16, the use of face shields will no longer be required in areas placed under alert levels 3, 2, and 1 in relation to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. President […]

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COVID-19 in the Philippines / personal matters

Ten essential things I learned after surviving my battle with COVID-19

About seven months ago, I was diagnosed with COVID-19 together with my entire family. Thankfully, we only had a mild case with symptoms like itchy throat and coughing. Our family was allowed […]

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#BotongPinoy2022 / COVID-19 in the Philippines / politics

GOODBYE, SENATE! – Leaked video of Harry Roque shouting at doctors goes viral

A video showing presidential spokesperson and likely senatorial candidate Harry Roque shouting at a group of doctors during a Zoom meeting has gone viral Thursday morning (September 10). Roque was speaking to […]

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The media should stop giving platform to anti-maskers and anti-vaxxers like Pen Medina and Derek Ramsay

Certain Philippine media outlets are rightfully getting criticized by the public for giving platform to public figures that promote anti-science views. Last week, GMA Network’s radio station DZBB posted on its social […]

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Two big reasons why the Philippines might not achieve herd immunity by early 2022

The World Health Organization (WHO)  defines “herd immunity” as the indirect protection from an infectious disease like COVID-19 that happens when a population is immune either through vaccination or immunity developed through […]

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COVID-19 in the Philippines / Department of Education / news

DepEd: Still no face-to-face classes for school year 2021-2022

The Department of Education (DepEd) has released the official calendar for school year 2021-2022 which will run from September 13, 2021 up to June 24, 2022.  This was outlined in DepEd Secretary […]

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#WalangPasok – January 21 2022 declared holiday in Tarlac City

Tarlac City will be celebrating its sixth annual Kaisa Festival this January 21, 2022. The day has been declared a special non-working holiday as stipulated in Proclamation 1279 which Executive Secretary Salvador […]

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#WalangPasok – February 1 2022 declared holiday for Chinese New Year

The Chinese community in the Philippines and around the world will celebrate their annual Spring Festival – more commonly referred to as the Chinese New Year- this February 1. February 1, 2022 is a special non-working holiday nationwide as […]

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LOOK HERE: Full list of national holidays for 2022

With just a little over two months remaining in 2021, Malacañang has already published the official list of national holidays for the year 2022. This is mentioned through President Rodrigo Duterte’s Proclamation […]

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#WalangPasok – Schools announce class suspensions as students clamor for academic ease

(UPDATED, 2:00 AM of JANUARY 10, 2022) Several schools in Metro Manila have announced class suspensions for next week due to the sudden rise in COVID-19 cases across the region. The school […]

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