KUWTT: Duterte invited to run for vice-president | June 1, 2021
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READ: Duterte invited to run for vice president
THE Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) passed a resolution urging President Rodrigo Duterte to run for vice-president in next year’s elections. The resolution was passed at the ruling party’s National Council meeting on Monday in Cebu. PDP-Laban’s vice president for external affairs and secretary Raul Lambino moved adoption of the resolution, which also empowered Duterte to appoint his running mate. Lambino’s motion, which was seconded, was approved by the party’s vice-president, Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi. A motion to call a party meeting on July 16 and another national assembly on July 17 was also approved to elect the party leaders, subject to the approval of the party chairman, President Duterte. In a press conference after the assembly, Cusi said if Duterte did not accept the call, the party would hold a national convention to decide on his flag bearer.
READ: Frontline workers get bitten based on their age
Older frontline economic workers in Group A4 will be the first to receive the Covid-19 vaccine, according to the Department of Health (DoH). The government will begin vaccinating this month the subgroup, which has been divided into private sector and government workers and informal sector workers, Under Health Secretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said on Monday. Vergeire said the age classification was decided because older workers are more vulnerable to infections and vaccine supply is limited. She said group A4 vaccination would begin once guidelines are released and a launch date announced by vaccine czar secretary Carlito Galvez Jr.
READ: Study: VCO can speed up recovery from Covid
A STUDY conducted by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DoST-FNRI) found that adding virgin coconut oil (VCO) to meals accelerated the recovery of people suspected of having Covid-19. One group received a standardized meal and the rest of the participants a mixed meal with a predefined dose of OCV.
Changes in clinical markers were measured before meals were given, and 14 days and 28 days later. On day 14, the group receiving VCO mixed meals showed a significant drop in C-reactive protein (CRP) level, normalized to an average of less than 5 milligrams per deciliter.
READ: Government will not take vaccines donated by private sector
THE government will no longer accept the Covid-19 vaccines that the private sector has pledged to donate. Speaking at a forum hosted by Go Negosyo on Monday, vaccine czar Carlito Galvez said that following discussions with the National Immunization Technology Advisory Group, the government “has decided that it will no longer obtain the 50% vaccines that the private sector has committed to donate “.
READ: Eleazar attacks drug traffickers in prisons
The Philippine National Police (PNP) is committed to ending drug trafficking in prisons and penitentiaries in coordination with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, Bureau of Prison Management and Penology and the Bureau correctional services. PNP chief General Guillermo Eleazar announced the strengthening of the partnership following the confiscation of the shabu with an estimated market value of 6.9 million pesos from two suspected drug smugglers at Cebu prison during of the weekend. The suspects were reportedly arrested while dealing with an inmate.
BUSINESS: BSP sees May inflation above 4%
In business, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said the country’s headline inflation rate this month has likely stayed above 4%. Central bank governor Benjamin Diokno said the BSP forecast May 2021 inflation to stabilize in the 4.0-4.8% range. Headline inflation stood at 4.5% last month. Inflation in May of last year was 2.1 percent. The Statistics Authority of the Philippines (PSA) will release official May inflation data on June 5.
SPORTS: Reinstatement of Pacquiao as WBA champion looms
Leading sports, the great Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao is expected to be reinstated in the World Boxing Association (WBA) welterweight welterweight list, according to WBA president Gilberto Mendoza. At the end of January of this year, the WBA removed Pacquiao from his “super” welterweight belt for inactivity, as the 42-year-old fought for the last time in July 2019 when he beat Keith Thurman. to win the title which was ultimately taken from him. If the plan to reinstate Pacquiao as the WBA super welterweight champion materializes, then his fight against Spence Jr. on August 21 in Las Vegas, Nevada would be a three-belt unification game in the division, with Spence Jr. holding. the World Boxing Council (WBC) and the titles of the International Boxing Federation (IBF).
READ: Opinion and editorial
Antonio Contreras and Yen Makabenta are the top columnists today. Contreras talks about Catholicism, higher education and workers’ rights, while Makabenta thinks the climate change debate is not yet settled.
Today’s editorial explains how to overcome vaccine hesitancy. Read the full version in the newspaper’s opinion section or listen to Voice of the Times.
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With Dafort Villaseran, it’s Aric John Sy Cua’s report. May you have a safe Tuesday coming.