Vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. wants to finish the year 2021 with a bang as far as the government’s vaccination program is concerned.
Galvez has set a lofty target of 1.5 million daily jabs starting in November, which he said is crucial in inoculating 77 million out of 110 million Filipinos against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) by year’s end.
Vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. (Photo: NTF Against COVID-19
Before this, Malacañang has repeatedly said this past week that the Philippines now has an abundance of doses of the COVID-19 vaccines.
In other news, Vice President Leni Robredo reminded Filipinos–especially those reeling from the successive fuel price hikes these past couple of months–that she was the one who originally called for the freeze in fuel excise tax three years ago.
At any rate, Robredo says she is glad that her fellow presidential aspirants in the May 2022 elections are taking a similar stance on fuel excise tax.
These are among the top stories this busy Sunday afternoon, October 24, 2021.
1)PH COVID-19 Update: 5,279 new cases; 7,312 new recoveries; 208 new deaths
PH logs 5,279 new COVID-19 cases
Target locked: Galvez eyes up to 1.5 M COVID-19 jabs daily in November
Over 40,000 BJMP inmates now fully-vaccinated vs COVID
OCTA: COVID-19 reproduction number in PH further dips to 0.52
2) ELECTION 2022
Comelec asks public for ideas on how to improve voting process
Robredo camp denies giving away P100 during caravan; says it's 'fake news'
Mayor Isko supporters hold motorcade on his 47th birthday
Lacson to voters: pay attention to solutions, not ‘political gimmicks’ in May 2022 polls
Casting of ballots should be done quickly, orderly amid COVID-19 pandemic—-DOH
Cebu port exec reveals Sara, Imee and BBM meet behind closed doors
3) Vice President’s Corner
Robredo asks IATF: Give LGUs more time to adjust to new alert level system
Who first proposed fuel excise tax freeze? Robredo: ‘It was my proposal in 2018’
Initial DOJ report confirms ‘lapses’ in drug war ops—Robredo
4) Duterte admin did it better
PCOO chief pats back: Gov't media operations 'better' under Duterte admin
5) Foreign affairs Corner
PH affirms unwavering support to United Nations' goals on UN Day celebration
EU envoy urges Itogon residents, officials to build sustainable communities
6) Science and Technology Corner
This DOST-PCAARRD’s home gardening project helped Filipino families become food secure
VCO as possible adjunct treatment vs COVID: What you need to know
DOST-PCAARRD, ACIAR to continue working together for strengthened agri research in PH
7) Weather Update
Rainy in most parts of PH due to LPA, ITCZ
PAGASA: LPA off Palawan likely to develop into a tropical depression in 36 hours
8) Who won the Lotto?
Parañaque bettor wins P32-M Lotto 6/42 jackpot prize
9) Lawmakers’ Corner
Go upbeat over high trust rating among VP bets in latest survey
Alvarez seeks recall of NORDECO franchise for poor service, high electricity rates
Rodriguez eyes creation of environment protection agency
Solon to DND: Use commercial flights to fly soldiers while waiting for new C-130 aircraft
Villar to appeal SC OK on reclamation of Las Piñas-Parañaque part of Manila Bay
10) PNP Corner
Trick or treat? PNP tells public not to do it as it may result in trip and treatment to hospitals for kids
Police sarge who allegedly heads a gun-running group in Masbate killed in shootout
11) Julian Ongpin case update
Julian Ongpin asks RTC to dismiss case of illegal possession of dangerous drug
12) Vaccination is key
DOH urges parents to have kids vaccinated vs preventable diseases
Recruitment of participants for WHO Solidarity Vaccine Trial ‘piloted' in 3 hospitals in Metro Manila —DOST
13) Business Corner
No phaseout of coal power plants in Mindanao – Cusi
Etiqa Philippines, a leading ASEAN insurer, goes unified
Airspeed soared by filling a logistics gap
14) Metro Manila Roundup
Mayor Vico Sotto gives commencement speech to Ateneo Batch 2021 graduates
Thousands of people flock to Manila Bay dolomite beach
Comelec-Pateros receives more than 1,000 new voter applications in last two weeks
15) Provincial Roundup
Cops remind Boracay tourists of curfew
Vaccination for Cebu college students kicks off in various universities
NGCP sets 12-hour power service interruption in Negros Occ.
Hand grenade explodes near Mangudadatu’s convoy along highway in Maguindanao
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