MB Daily News Update

Published February 22, 2021, 4:30 PM

by Manila Bulletin

The approval of the Sinovac vaccine of China for emergency use in the Philippines, and tropical depression Auring were among the top stories for Monday, February 22, and we’re throwing in other engaging stories that could be of interest to you.

  1. The Food and Drug Authority (FDA) granted Emergency Use Authority (EUA) for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine Sinovac Biotech of China. But President Duterte will not be among the first to get the Sinovac vaccines after the country’s drug regulators advised against its use for senior citizens, Malacañang announced Monday.
A Covid 19 vaccine candidate at the Sinovac Biotech facilities in Beijing (Nicolas Asfouri)
  • Residents of Metro Manila, and the cities of Cebu and Davao will be the first recipients of the Sinovac vaccines, which are expected to arrive in a few days, according to Malacanang.
  • The center of tropical depression Auring (international name “Dujuan”) made landfall over Batag Island in Laoang, Northern Samar around 9 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 22, and was already moving towards Albay-Sorsogon before noon.Auring
  • Despite being downgraded to a tropical depression, “Auring” nevertheless brought heavy rains, resulting in massive flooding in parts of Mindanao.

5)      Taal Kanlaon, Taal volcanic tremors continue in past 24 hours

  • Filipino food among most popular foods on Instagram.
  • There’s a new grasshopper specie that was discovered in Mindanao.
  • Care to learn more about your native “Alugbati”, “Lagikway”, “Talbos ng kamoteng kahoy”, and other indigenous vegetables?