It’s all about the Sinovac vaccination on Monday, March1, as the Philippines rolls out its national vaccination program with the first batch of inoculations in different government hospitals.
- Philippine General Hospital (PGH) Director Dr. Gerardo Legaspi became the first person to receive the authorized vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country.
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- “Ang gagawin po natin dito sa PGH at iba pang pampublikong hospital dito sa Metro Manila ay pagsimula po ng pag-asa na matapos po ang halos isang taon ng kadiliman dahil sa COVID-19, narito na po ang liwanang (What we will be doing here at the PGH and other public hospitals in Metro Manila is the start of our hope that after almost one year of darkness due to COVID-19, here comes the light),” he said.
- The Philippines is aiming to achieve herd immunity against the coronavirus by early next year, President Duterte declared after the country’s first supply of vaccines arrived Sunday.
- UST psychology alumna Bea Trinidad Aquino was able to raise over P74,000 to assist UST College of Science janitor Alvin Negrido Marbida with his medical expenses after he got attacked by a dog.
- Though far from home, Japanese Ambassador to Manila Koshikawa Kazuhiko finds comfort in enjoying a bowl of ramen, which he believed to be the king of B-class gourmet cuisine in his country.
- There may be one or no tropical cyclone that would enter or affect the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) this month, a weather forecaster said on Monday, March 1.
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