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  • Navy starts vaccination of personnel with Sinovac shot

    Navy starts vaccination of personnel with Sinovac shot

    The Philippine Navy on Tuesday began the inoculation of its frontline personnel on the second day of the COVID-19 vaccination rollout in the country. In a statement, the Navy said 30 Navy hospital and health service frontliners were vaccinated at...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 2 March 2021, 10:32PM
  • Senate OKs resolution recommending resumption of face-to-face classes

    Senate OKs resolution recommending resumption of face-to-face classes

    MANILA - The Senate on Tuesday adopted a resolution recommending the conduct of face-to-face classes in areas where there are few or zero COVID-19 cases. "Distance learning has its advantages especially at a time of pandemic where health and safety...

    ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News • 2 March 2021, 9:29PM
  • Husband, wife give each other COVID-19 shot at Tala hospital

    Husband, wife give each other COVID-19 shot at Tala hospital

    A couple who are both frontliners at the Dr. Jose N. Rodriguez Memorial Hospital and Sanitarium (Tala Hospital) in Caloocan City have administered each other's vaccine against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). According to Mariz Umali's...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 2 March 2021, 9:16PM
  • Filipino travelers now choosing less crowded destinations -Airbnb

    Filipino travelers now choosing less crowded destinations -Airbnb

    Filipinos are now veering away from mass travel and choosing to visit less crowded destinations following lockdown restrictions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, a study commissioned by online property rental platform Airbnb revealed. At a...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 2 March 2021, 9:09PM
  • Why PGH pulmonologist decided to get Sinovac shot despite Pfizer expectation

    Why PGH pulmonologist decided to get Sinovac shot despite Pfizer expectation

    A pulmonary critical care specialist from the Philippine General Hospital said he was initially disheartened when he learned health care frontliners would be getting Sinovac anti-COVID-19 shots. According to Sandra Aguinaldo's report on "24 Oras,"...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 2 March 2021, 9:05PM
  • Metro mayors push to boost public trust in Sinovac, other COVID-19 vaccines

    Metro mayors push to boost public trust in Sinovac, other COVID-19 vaccines

    MANILA - Several Metro Manila mayors on Tuesday said they were willing to be inoculated with Sinovac's COVID-19 jabs as soon as the Department of Health (DOH) allows it to help boost public confidence in coronavirus vaccines. The Philippines began...

    ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News • 2 March 2021, 8:40PM
  • Farmers, fisherfolk, other agri workers should be on COVID-19 vaccine priority list-- agri groups

    Farmers, fisherfolk, other agri workers should be on COVID-19 vaccine priority list-- agri groups

    MANILA - Agricultural groups have called on government to include farmers, fisherfolk, and other workers from the sector on the priority list for COVID-19 vaccination. This, as the nation kickstarted its vaccination rollout with the arrival of...

    ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News • 2 March 2021, 7:44PM
  • DFA: 103 more Filipinos overseas get COVID-19; total now at 15,023

    DFA: 103 more Filipinos overseas get COVID-19; total now at 15,023

    The Department of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday reported 109 new cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) among Filipinos abroad, bringing the total tally to 15,023. The DFA said total recoveries climbed to 9,455 after 55 more Filipinos...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 2 March 2021, 6:56PM
  • Total COVID-19 cases among Filipinos abroad now over 15,000 with 109 new infections

    Total COVID-19 cases among Filipinos abroad now over 15,000 with 109 new infections

    MANILA - The number of COVID-19 cases involving Filipinos abroad climbed past 15,000 on Tuesday as 109 new infections were recorded, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said. The additional cases is the highest since February 12 when DFA...

    ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News • 2 March 2021, 5:13PM
  • Nat’l gov’t debt stock balloons to record P10.327T as of end-January

    Nat’l gov’t debt stock balloons to record P10.327T as of end-January

    The national government's running debt balance ballooned to a new record-high of P10.327 trillion as of end-January 2021 as the government continued to ramp up its borrowing efforts to fund its initiatives to address the COVID-19 pandemic, data...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 2 March 2021, 5:02PM
  • Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine might have better efficacy in Philippines —expert

    Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine might have better efficacy in Philippines —expert

    The coronavirus vaccine developed by Chinese firm Sinovac Biotech could possibly have better efficacy in the Philippines where the daily attack rate of COVID-19 is lower than in Brazil, the site of the clinical trials, an infectious diseases expert...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 2 March 2021, 4:48PM
  • Security Bank nets P7.4B in 2020

    Security Bank nets P7.4B in 2020

    Security Bank Corporation saw its bottom line decline by over a fourth in 2020, taking into account the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on business. The lender on Tuesday reported its 2020 net income at P7.4 billion, reflecting a...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 2 March 2021, 4:47PM
  • Khamzat Chimaev hints at retirement, UFC pres says he is not done yet

    Khamzat Chimaev hints at retirement, UFC pres says he is not done yet

    Highly touted prospect Khamzat Chimaev has hinted at retirement in his latest post on social media. The 26-year-old mixed martial artist tested positive for COVID-19 last November and has continuously suffered from lingering effects of the virus. "I...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 2 March 2021, 4:37PM
  • READ: What to expect after getting a COVID-19 vaccine

    READ: What to expect after getting a COVID-19 vaccine

    MANILA - The Philippine government on Monday launched its COVID-19 vaccination drive , boosting its battle against the outbreak that has infected more than half a million people. Medical workers, soldiers and police in the capital region, the...

    ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News • 2 March 2021, 4:34PM
  • 'Nothing etched in stone,' Palace says of call to rethink Nov. 2, Dec. 24, 31 'working days'

    'Nothing etched in stone,' Palace says of call to rethink Nov. 2, Dec. 24, 31 'working days'

    MANILA - Malacanang said on Tuesday "nothing is etched in stone" in response to calls for President Rodrigo Duterte to reconsider his move of canceling traditional holidays on Nov. 2, Dec. 24, and Dec. 31 in a bid to support economic recovery amid...

    ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News • 2 March 2021, 4:25PM
  • Marikina, Taguig start vaccinating health workers vs. COVID-19

    Marikina, Taguig start vaccinating health workers vs. COVID-19

    Marikina City on Tuesday started its vaccination drive against COVID-19 using Sinovac's vaccine, with 190 medical frontliners expected to benefit from it. According to Maki Pulido's report, these healthcare workers are from public and private...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 2 March 2021, 4:09PM
  • COVID-19 cases in PH breach 580,000 as over 2,000 add'l infections logged anew

    COVID-19 cases in PH breach 580,000 as over 2,000 add'l infections logged anew

    MANILA - Coronavirus infections in the Philippines climbed to 580,442 on Tuesday after the Department of Health (DOH) reported 2,067 new COVID-19 cases. This is the 6th straight day that additional infections counted more than 2,000. Tuesday's tally...

    ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News • 2 March 2021, 4:09PM
  • 2,067 new COVID-19 cases bring Philippines’ tally to over 580k

    2,067 new COVID-19 cases bring Philippines’ tally to over 580k

    The Philippines' coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) tally rose to 580,442 on Tuesday after the Department of Health (DOH) announced 2,067 new infections as eight laboratories failed to submit reports on time. This is the sixth straight day where...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 2 March 2021, 4:01PM
  • Villanueva wants workers vaccinated vs. COVID-19 as soon as possible

    Villanueva wants workers vaccinated vs. COVID-19 as soon as possible

    Senator Joel Villanueva believes that the economy can only recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic if workers are vaccinated against the disease. Villanueva made the remark as he pressed for the vaccination of workers as soon as possible....

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 2 March 2021, 3:46PM
  • GMA Network wins Silver Anvil for COVID-19 Response campaign

    GMA Network wins Silver Anvil for COVID-19 Response campaign

    Leading broadcast company GMA Network, Inc. (GMA) was conferred a Silver Anvil at the recently concluded 56th Anvil Awards' Gabi ng Parangal. The winning entry "Buong Puso Para sa Pilipino: GMA Network's COVID-19 Response," which encompassed the...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 2 March 2021, 3:46PM
  • Pangilinan to Duterte admin: 'COVID ang problema, hindi si VP Leni'

    Pangilinan to Duterte admin: 'COVID ang problema, hindi si VP Leni'

    Senator Francis Pangilinan on Tuesday defended Vice President Leni Robredo from the fresh tirades against her by President Rodrigo Duterte. In a statement, Pangilinan said the government should focus on its COVID-19 response rather than picking on...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 2 March 2021, 3:16PM
  • DOH studying link between South African variant, COVID-19 spike in Pasay

    DOH studying link between South African variant, COVID-19 spike in Pasay

    The Department of Health (DOH) is analyzing the link between the more transmissible South African coronavirus variant and the spike in COVID-19 cases in Pasay City, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said Tuesday. "The probability is...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 2 March 2021, 2:26PM
  • COVID-19 spike in Navotas due to community transmission - mayor

    COVID-19 spike in Navotas due to community transmission - mayor

    MANILA - Community transmission is driving the surge in coronavirus infections in Navotas City, Mayor Toby Tiangco said Tuesday. "That's what we discovered. There's a community transmission," he told TeleRadyo in Filipino. On Monday, Navotas...

    ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News • 2 March 2021, 12:41PM
  • URC net income up 15% in 2020

    URC net income up 15% in 2020

    Universal Robina Corp. (URC) posted a 15% increase in its bottom line in 2020, on the back of higher operating income and lower debt and interest expenses amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. URC reported an P11.6-billion net...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 2 March 2021, 12:35PM
  • BOC surpasses February collection goal by 9.5%

    BOC surpasses February collection goal by 9.5%

    The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Tuesday said it exceeded its collection target in February despite the lingering effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the overall trading environment. In a statement, the BOC said it collected P46.145 billion last month,...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 2 March 2021, 12:19PM
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COVID-19

COVID-19, or coronavirus disease 2019, is a contagious disease caused by SARS-CoV-2. The first case was identified in Wuhan, China in December 2019. It has spread since and is an ongoing pandemic.