Wearing face shield outdoors could soon be a thing of the past. President Duterte has decided in favor of the mandatory use of shields only in hospitals, which the Palace declared, will become a “policy.”
The Department of Health however still intends to appeal the President’s decision, citing the need for people to keep using the face shields especially in enclosed public spaces.
These stories, plus the arrival of 1.5 million doses of Sinovac vaccines and a possible “maskless” Christmas, dominate the list of news on Thursday afternoon, June 17, 2021.
Face shield on or off?
More COVID-19 vaccines arrive in PH
Brace for a possible ‘maskless’ Christmas as more people get vaccinated
After the opposing the country’s vote in favor of the Gaza probe, President Duterte has reminded officials to consult him in future voting on crucial issues.
OFWs get vaccine priority
Over 12 million people remain jobless as of May 2021
The Supreme Court issues a ruling on MMDA’s car coding scheme
Money or happiness?
Cheers to local heroes