PHILIPPINES NEWS AGENCY

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday warned the public and health professionals against counterfeit anti-rabies vaccines circulating in the market in the midst of dwindling supply of anti-rabies vaccines in the country. “The FDA, together with the Marketing Authorization Holder (MAH), GlaxoSmithKline Philippines Inc. (GSK), have verified that…

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To intensify the government’s anti-drug campaign, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) last week renewed their alliance to stop illegal drugs and controlled chemicals being trafficked through ports. Through a memorandum of agreement (MOA) signed by PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino and PPA General…

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Shootings and violations of the gun ban marred the first day of the election season, according to the Philippine National Police (PNP). The police said two shooting incidents were reported in the provinces of Cavite and Romblon. PNP spokesman Chief Supt. John Bulalacao said Leonilo Arbonido, 59, chairman of Barangay…

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To ensure that the Department of Health’s (DOH) measles vaccination program would proceed smoothly next month, health personnel who would be conducting the activity would be undergoing re-training, an official said on Thursday. “Measles vaccination is a regular activity and vaccinators are already trained. But to ensure that everything is…

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Paul Marton dela Cruz won the Olympic round men’s individual compound to win his second gold medal in the 2018 Asia Cup – Stage 2 archery competition at the Rizal Memorial Baseball field in Malate, Manila on Monday. The 31-year-old Dela Cruz and Chen Hsiang-Hsuan of Chinese Taipei both scored…

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The Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday announced it has created a task force that will implement immunization strategies to address the measles outbreak. Health Secretary Francisco Duque 3rd said the task force will oversee the immunization strategies that will be conducted in areas of the National Capital Region (Metro…

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The Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino will mark the 230th birth anniversary of Filipino poet laureate Francisco “Balagtas” Baltazar on Monday by leading the interment of his “remains” in Bataan province. According to KWF senior language researcher Roy Rene Cagalingan, the symbolic interment at Bataan’s Orion town would celebrate the life…

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CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan: Residents of Bulacan will enjoy an extended Holy Week break after Malacañang declared the 230th birth anniversary of poet laureate Francisco “Balagtas” Baltazar on April 2 as a special non-working day in the province. Signed by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea on March 20, Proclamation 454 said…

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With Holy Week just around the corner, the Department of Health (DOH) on Monday called on those planning to engage in flagellations during Lenten season to avoid doing such acts and instead choose other forms of sacrifice. “It will be better if they will instead stop [self-flagellation] as there is…

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