Gov’t begins pilot run of COVID-19 vaccine drive in Metro Manila pharmacies

Gaea Katreena Cabico - Philstar.comJanuary 20, 2022 | 12:11pm MANILA, Philippines — Pharmacies in Metro Manila began offering COVID-19 booster shots on Thursday in a bid to make life-saving jabs accessible to more people. Five pharmacies joined the pilot implementation of the program, which will run until Friday. The program will be expanded…

DepEd: Mandatory vax policy not meant to discriminate against unvaxxed employees

Angelica Y. Yang - Philstar.comJanuary 20, 2022 | 11:41am MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Education (DepEd) said on Thursday that its mandatory immunization policy for on-site workers, particularly those handling face-to-face classes, is not meant to discriminate against employees who choose to not get vaccinated. The government requires personnel involved…

Myanmar job seekers caught on Malaysian border

Illegal job seekers from Myanmar are found hiding in a ditch at a rubber plantation near the Malaysian border in Sadao district, Songkhla, on Wednesday night. (Photo supplied/Assawin Pakkawan) SONGKHLA: Thirty-one illegal Myanmar migrants hoping to get work in Malaysia were caught at a rubber plantation near the southern border…