Covax: the global plan to share Covid vaccines

  by Agnès PEDRERO Agence France Presse GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — The Covax programme, bolstered by the new US presidency on Thursday, aims to secure enough Covid-19 vaccines this year for the most vulnerable 20 percent in every country, rich or poor. Top US government scientist Anthony Fauci told the World Health Organization (WHO) that the United States intends to join Covax, the globally-pooled coronavirus vaccine procurement and equitable distribution effort. The move should give […]

What we know so far about the new China virus

  by Helen ROXBURGH Agence France Presse As China locks down the city at the epicentre of a new viral outbreak, countries around the world are scrambling to prevent the spread of the deadly disease. Here’s what we know so far about the illness that has killed 17 people and infected at least 570, mostly in Wuhan: – It’s entirely new – The pathogen appears to be a never-before-seen strain of coronavirus — a family […]

Infographics: June 12 is Independence Day

One of the most significant dates in the Philippine’s history is Independence Day because it marks the nation’s independence from the Spanish rule on June 12, 1898. Filipinos celebrate it annually on June 12. Research by: Diana Lescano Infographics by: Erdy Peletina / Carlyzar Cruz

Infographics: Philippine Eagle Week

Every June 4-10 of each calendar year, we celebrate the ecological importance and social significance of the Philippine eagle through the Philippine Eagle Week (PEW). Twenty years after Presidential Proclamation No. 79 was signed into law declaring the observance of the PEW, we reflect back on these years of continued collaboration with our fellow champions in Philippine eagle conservation.   DENR’s AIM to strengthen public awareness on the significant role of the Philippine Eagle in […]

Infographics: Registered voters for the May 2019 National and Local Elections

(Eagle News) — It’s six days to go before the May 13, 2019 midterm elections. For the voting public to be better informed, here are some infographics for the coming elections, particularly data on the registered voters expected to turn out for next Monday’s crucial voting. There are 61.8 million registered voters, according to the Commission on Elections (Comelec). Of this number, 51.45 percent are female (31,816,797 voters) while 48.55 percent are male (30,026,953). Below […]

Earthquake Preparedness Tips: What to do before, during and after a quake

(Eagle News) — With the recent series of quakes that shook the country, it is better to prepare yourselves and members of your family in the event another strong quake occurs. It is always good to have an emergency communication plan in the home and in the work place. Better to prepare early. -Secure items, such as televisions and objects that hang on walls. Heavy and breakable objects should be placed on low shelves. – […]

What to do during an earthquake

With the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology releasing the detailed map of areas affected by the Western and Eastern Valley Fault System, we can now prepare for the eventuality when an earthquake hits! Be prepared and share the knowledge.