Panasonic air conditioners with nanoe X confirmed to inhibit the novel coronavirus

Panasonic Manufacturing Philippines Corporation (PMPC) announced today a new breakthrough confirming that the inhibitory effect on the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) by the Panasonic Air Conditioner with nanoe X Technology was certified by Texcell*1, a global contract research organisation. Texcell verified 91.4% of the inhibitory effect on the novel coronavirus in…

Galvez says PHL will get up to 40 million free Covid-19 vaccine shots from COVAX

The Philippine government officially received confirmation that the country will qualify for 30 to 40 million free doses of Covid-19 vaccines from the Gavi vaccine alliance COVAX facility. In an online press briefing, Carlito G. Galvez, chief implementer of the government’s national policy on Covid-19, disclosed the Covax already published…

Illicit trade to hinder credit rating upgrade bid

ECONOMIES prone to illicit trade, including the Philippines, will find it difficult to obtain the highest credit ratings if their regulatory regimes and institutions remain entangled in corruption, a report has concluded. In a study, titled “The Link Between Illicit Trade and Sovereign Credit Ratings,” by Transnational Alliance to Combat…

Mandaluyong government conducts vaccine simulation

The Mandaluyong City government held a simulation of its own vaccination process last January 19 by setting up a vaccination center at the Pedro P. Cruz Elementary School in Barangay Barangka Drive to benchmark the local government’s own COVID-19 vaccination drive. The six-step process also serves as a guide to…

Transformation programs: A must in making sustainability happen

IN updating the Philippines’ “Nationally Determined Contributions” under the Paris Agreement, the Climate Change Commission will be doing the country a great service if it develops the NDCs into a truly “transformative” climate change action program. The CCC should also ask each government agency to come up with a concrete,…

DOH exec outlines teachers’ role in Covid-19 inoculation program

AN official from the Department of Health (DOH) has clarified that teachers will not be tapped to administer the Covid-19 vaccine in the government’s inoculation program, but they are being considered to join the information drive to raise vaccine confidence among Filipinos. Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire cited laws which…