MB Daily News Update

Published March 9, 2021, 4:41 PM

by Manila Bulletin

With all indications showing that the country could be reeling from what could be a second wave of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the public can find solace in the news that more vaccines are coming.

Amid the unsettling COVID-19 situation, Taal Volcano is acting up anew, and these are among the top stories we have this Tuesday afternoon, March 9, 2021.

  1. Of the country’s initial 1.1 million vaccine supply, around 44,000 doses have been administered since the government’s immunization started early this month, vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr.
Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito Galvez Jr., chief implementer of the National Task Force (NTF) on COVID-19 (NTF AGAINST COVID-19 / MANILA BULLETIN)
  • Duterte thankful that no one has died among the recipients of vaccines
  • While most Filipinos are wearing face mask and washing hands regularly, less are observing physical distancing, a survey by OCTA Research showed
  • The government is expecting 20 million doses of vaccines from AstraZeneca, Novavax, Sinovac, and the World Health Organization-led COVAX facility
  • WHO sees decrease in vaccine hesitancy in PH
  • The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) on Tuesday, March 9 raised the alert status of Taal Volcano from Level 1 to 2 as the active volcano has been exhibiting increased unrest since Feb. 13, 2021.

What to do before, during and after a volcanic eruption

  • 1.4 million Filipinos regain their jobs amid the pandemic
  • DepEdp announces early registration for SY 2021-2022 to start on March 26