The House Committee on Youth and Sports on Tuesday adopted a resolution seeking to prioritize for COVID-19 vaccination athletes who will compete in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics and 2021 Southeast Asian Games

Para protektado sa laban: House panel backs priority COVID-19 vaccination for competing Pinoy athletes

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By Billy Begas

The House Committee on Youth and Sports on Tuesday adopted a resolution seeking to prioritize for COVID-19 vaccination athletes who will compete in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics and 2021 Southeast Asian Games

The Committee adopted House Resolution 1507 authored by Deputy Speaker and 1-Pacman Rep. Mikee Romero and included other athletes who will participate in other international competitions.

Romero said a number of national players would undergo qualifying stages for international competition.

“Whereas, it is imperative that our national athletes should be classified as frontliners, in order to prioritize their vaccination against COVID-19 in the soonest possible time, to ensure that they will be allowed to participate in the qualifying stages,” said Romero in his resolution.

During the hearing, Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chairperson William Ramirez said the agency wrote a letter to the IATF for a similar request.

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Duterte thanks St. Luke’s hospital for massive vaccine campaign

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President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday thanked the St. Luke’s Medical Center (SLMC) for supporting the government’s mass-inoculation program.

This, after National Policy Against Covid-19 chief implementer and vaccine czar Sec. Carlito Galvez Jr. reported that SLMC asked for 5,000 doses of Sinovac vaccine for its medical workers in Quezon City and Taguig City.

“We appreciate any and every cooperation na offered to us at this time. Kung kasali ang St. Luke’s ,then, papasalamat tayo,” Duterte said in his televised address.

“They can always help spread really the vaccine as fast as it can be accommodated by the time and motion of a human being,” he added.

The government launched its Covid-19 vaccination drive Monday morning with the first 600,000 doses of the donated Chinese vaccine CoronaVac in several hospitals in Metro Manila.

Lodi si Win? Migz Zubiri ribs Vico Sotto over lack of love life

Does Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto want to follow in the footsteps of bachelor Senator Sherwin Gatchalian?

Sotto’s lack of love life became the subject of senators’ ribbing Monday (March 1) when the mayor went to the Senate to personally receive the Senate’s commendation for being named as one of the United States government’s anti-corruption champions.

Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri acknowledged that “honest to goodness public service” can sometimes cause a politiko’s love life to take a backseat.

“Kaya ang payo ko kay Mayor Vico, huwag nyang kalimutan yung private life lalong lalo na ang kanyang love life…” Zubiri said, adding that he also got married late due to work.

“ O baka gusto po nyang e-idolize ang ating pambansang bachelor ng Senado, Senator Sherwin Gatchalian…” the senator added.

The 46-year-old Gatchalian is currently in a relationship with actress Bianca Manalo.

Sotto’s uncle, Senate President Vicente Sotto III, joked that there are “many applicants” for the role of the mayor’s girlfriend.

The 30-year-old politiko has said he doesn’t have time to find a girlfriend because of the demands of his work in government.

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