MB Daily News Update: More appointments in Marcos gov’t

Published August 3, 2022, 4:45 PM

by Manila Bulletin

The reorganization of the government continued with Malacañang announcing the appointment of a new chief of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as well as a slew of other undersecretaries and assistant secretaries.

A recent survey showed 85 percent of Filipinos trusting pronouncements made by President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. in his first State of the Nation Address (SONA).

Metro Manila’s Covid-19 growth rate has slowed down to 14 percent, even as the government’s recently launched “Pinaslakas” vaccination campaign has fallen short of its targets, according to the Department of Health (DOH).

Meanwhile, Malacañang announced that a state funeral will be held on August 9, 2022 for former President Fidel V. Ramos. The start of the wake for Ramos was also announced, as well as the schedule for the public viewing of the former leader’s remains.

These are among the top stories this Wednesday afternoon, August 3, 2022.

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