Manila City administers over 1M COVID-19 vaccines

Aileen Cerrudo   •   July 19, 2021   •   576

MANILA, Philippines—The Manila City government has breached the one million mark in the number of administered COVID-19 vaccines.

As of July 19, the local government has administered  about 1,000,021 COVID-19 vaccines. About 657,748 have received their first jab of vaccine, while 342,273 out of 657,748 have already been fully vaccinated.

Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso said the general public has a vital role in stemming virus transmission. He encouraged his constituents and the rest of the public to get vaccinated in order to protect themselves from severe COVID-19 infection.

Sama-sama tayo na makipaglaban at proteksyunan ang bawat isa sa atin, bawat tao, hindi lang dahil tayo ay tiga-Maynila, kung hindi bawa’t mamayaman,” he said.

(Let us fight [the pandemic] together and protect each other. This goes not only for Manila residents but to all citizens.)

Domagoso said the Manila City government will continue to create more initiatives and programs to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We must continue the journey of a better city. Life must go on. Public service must go on. We will not stop, hindi tayo hihinto. May awa ang Diyos, makakaraos tayo, (We will not stop. God is merciful, we will get through this),” he added. AAC

PH receives 2.7M more doses of US-donated Pfizer vaccines

UNTV News   •   January 10, 2022

The Philippines on Sunday, January 9, received a new batch of over 2.7 million doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines donated by the United States government through the COVAX facility.

The latest shipment containing 2,703,870 shots brings the total number of vaccines delivered to the Philippines to around 213,487,520 since deliveries began in February 2021.

Assistant Secretary Wilben Mayor of the National Task Force Against COVID-19 encouraged Filipinos to have themselves vaccinated as soon as possible amid increasing COVID-19 cases in the country driven by more transmissible coronavirus variants.

“Hinihiling natin na ito ay magiging responsibility ng bawat isa sa atin dahil kung ang bawat isa sa atin ay protektado, protektado ang ating pamilya, ang ating komunidad at ang ating bansa,” Mayor said.

As per the latest data, Mayor said 52.1 million people are now fully vaccinated in the Philippines while three million booster shots have been administered to eligible individuals.

Over 1 million Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses arrive in Philippines

Robie de Guzman   •   December 2, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Another batch of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses procured by the government has arrived in the country, the National Task Force (NTF) against COVID-19 said.

The NTF said the shipment, containing a total of 1,078,740 shots, landed at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 at past 8 p.m. on Wednesday.

These shots were procured by the Philippine government through the Asian Development Bank, it added.

The task force said this is the first of the three deliveries for the 2,394,990 Pfizer vaccine doses that were purchased by the government.

The succeeding shipments are expected to arrive on Thursday and Saturday.

To date, the Philippines has received more than 144 million doses of various COVID-19 vaccine brands since deliveries started in February.

Traslacion suspended anew in 2022 due to pandemic – Manila LGU

Robie de Guzman   •   November 26, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The annual ‘Traslacion’ will be suspended in 2022 due to the persistent threat of COVID-19, the city government of Manila said Friday.

Instead of procession, a motorcade will be held instead in selected areas in Manila.

In a statement, the city government said the decision was reached following a consultation between the officials of Quiapo Church and the local government.

Also present during the meeting were representatives from the Manila Police District (MPD), the Philippine Red Cross, the Manila Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, and the Manila Traffic and Parking Bureau.

According to MPD Director General Leo Francisco, a minimum of 8,000 police personnel will be deployed during the event.

Additional manpower may be deployed depending on the situation and the alert level status of the city of Manila come January 2022, he added.

In 2021, the city government also suspended the Traslacion due to the pandemic.

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