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The President meets the vaccines

It’s here at last! I am referring to the vaccine against  the  COVID 19, a cargo of which arrived in the Philippines just as I was starting to write this. The vaccine  is the “Sinovac”, from China and the plane

COVID and the Olympics

Did the Olympic Torch start its relay yesterday as scheduled? I’m sorry to miss the report on it, but I do hope it did. Nothing like the thrill of sports to make things normal again, you know. Even if it

Duterte signs indemnity fund bill into law

President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law yesterday a measure that aims to fast-track the administration of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines and establish a P500-million indemnification fund. This was confirmed by Senator Christopher Lawrence Go in a press statement. Photos

Bacolod makes P31M initial vaccine payment

Mayor Evelio Leonardia announced that the City of Bacolod has made an advance initial payment of P31 million to AstraZeneca for the 650,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccine it contracted with the pharmaceutical company. “The initial payment practically consummates our contract

Fans, but no cheering, in Olympic torch relay

Spectators will be allowed to line the route when the Olympic flame begins its delayed relay across Japan next month, organizers said, but cheering will be strictly banned. The torch relay was scrapped just days before it was due to

DILG junks resumption of peace talks

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Department of the Interior and Local Government said yesterday that it will vigorously pursue localized peace engagements, rather than support any move to resume the failed peace talks with the Communist Party of the Philippines-New