Interviews

WATCH: Interview with FDA chief Domingo on vaccination of children, other issues – Balitalakayan

  The Eagle News Service program “Balitalakayan” interviews Food and Drug Administration Director General Undersecretary Eric Domingo on the various issues surrounding vaccines which have already been given emergency use authorization, including the application of Sinovac to extend its EUA so the vaccine could also be administered to children aged 3 to 17 years old. Balitalakayan, anchored by Weng dela Fuente, airs Monday to Friday, from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. on NET25 and Radyo […]

Vaccinating children not the priority, but could happen by year-end, says FDA chief Domingo

  (Eagle News) – The vaccination of children and teenagers could happen by the end of the year, since the priority right now is the vaccination of priority groups such as health workers, the elderly, and those with comorbidities. This was according to Philippine Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Director General Undersecretary Eric Domingo in an interview by the Eagle News Service program, Balitalakayan. “Dito naman kasi sa atin, nasa huling priority ang vaccination ng […]

WATCH: Interview with NDRRMC spokesperson regarding evacuation procedures in Taal

  (Eagle News) — Balitalakayan interviews National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) spokesperson Mark Timbal on Monday, July 5, regarding the evacuation of Taal residents living in high-risk areas around the restive Taal volcano. Timbal said that at least 5,583 individuals, mostly from the barangays of Laurel and Agoncillo, have been evacuated as of Monday.  There are 22  evacuation centers set up to house the evacuees. At least 3,670 are in evacuation centers, […]

WATCH: Interview with OWWA Admin Cacdac on OFWs affected by Delta variant restrictions, COVID pandemic

  Balitalakayan interviews Overseas Workers’ Welfare Administration (OWWA) chief Hans Leo Cacdac regarding overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who have been affected by the travel restrictions to control the entry of travelers coming from countries with high Delta variant cases. In an interview on June 28, Cacdac said that there are around 2,000 to 2,500 OFWs who have been stranded or affected by the travel restrictions concerning the Delta variant. He said that there are also […]

WATCH: Interview with PHL vaccine expert panel head Dr. Gloriani on Delta variant – Balitalakayan

      (Eagle News) —  The Eagle News Service program, Balitalakayan, interviews on Monday, June 28,  Dr. Nina Gloriani, head of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) vaccine development expert panel regarding the highly infectious Delta COVID-19 variant, and the current vaccine trials in the country. Dr. Gloriani also talked about the booster shots being developed to support the two doses of COVID-19 vaccines to better address emerging COVID-19 variants. Balitalakayan anchored by […]

Vaccine expert says best protection vs Delta variant is still full vaccination, observance of health protocols

Dr. Gloriani explains even with lowered efficacy of COVID vaccines vs Delta variant, it’s still best to complete 2-dose requirement   (Eagle News) — The head of the Philippine vaccine expert panel, Dr. Nina Gloriani explained how the highly infectious Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus is dangerous, as it could not only infect more people, but also could evade immunity even when a person has been vaccinated. But Dr. Gloriani stressed that it is […]

PHL to get “at least 70M doses” of COVID vaccines from US, including 40M Pfizer doses – PH envoy

US also donating close to a million vaccine doses to the PHL set to arrive by July     (Eagle News) – The Philippines will be receiving at least 70 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines from the United States, including the 40 million Pfizer doses that were finalized through a bilateral deal, according to Philippine Ambassador to the US Jose Manuel “Babe” Romualdez. In an interview with the Eagle News Service program Balitalakayan on Wednesday, […]

Interview with Filipino Nurses United on increase on deployment cap on PH nurses who want to work abroad

    Baliatakayan interviews Filipino Nurses United Secretary General Jocelyn Andamo on Monday, June 21, 2021, about the Philippine government’s move to increase the deployment cap on nurses and other health care workers who want to work abroad. Andamo said that the increase of the cap by 1,500 is not enough, and appealed for this to be further raised to accommodate the number of newly hired heath care workers abroad who could not leave the […]

Interview with IBP President Atty. Domingo Cayosa on ICC probe on Duterte gov’t – BALITALAKAYAN

  Balitalakayan interviews Integrated Bar of the Philippines Atty. Domingo Cayosa on Monday, June 21, 2021, on the move by retired International Criminal Court prosecutor Fatou Bensouda to press the ICC to formally investigate Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte on alleged crimes against humanity committed in the country’s war against illegal drugs.   (Eagle News Service)

WATCH: Interview with IATF spokesperson Ret. Gen. Restituto Padilla: Balitalakayan- June 21, 2021

  (Eagle News) — Balitalakayan interviews Inter-Agency Task Force against COVID-19 spokesperson Ret. Gen. Restituto Padilla on Monday, June 21, 2021, on the activities being done by the government to control and prevent the entry of persons with the highly infectious Delta variant from entering the country. Padilla also talks about the other pressing issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the wearing of face shields together with face masks.  He said that President Rodrigo […]

Watch: Balitalakayan interview with Dean Amado Valdez on jurisdiction of ICC to probe PH

  (Eagle News) — Balitalakayan interviews Dean Amado Valdez on the request for a full investigation of the former prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda on the alleged “crimes against humanity” on the war on drugs campaign of the Duterte administration. In the interview on Friday, June 18, 2021, Valdez said that the ICC has no jurisdiction to investigate President Rodrigo Duterte since the Philippines officially withdrew from the ICC in March […]

WATCH: Interview with Sen. Tolentino on ICC probe on Pres. Duterte, and on calls for BARMM polls postponement

  Balitalakayan interviews Sen. Francis Tolentino on the issue of “war on drugs” which the former International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor Fatou Bensouda tried to revive before her term ended at the ICC on June 15, 2021. Tolentino revealed that Bensouda herself is being investigated by the United States State Department, and that even her US visa has been cancelled by the US State department. The senator questioned Bensouda’s timing in pressing the full investigation […]