NBI probe mess on DOH vaccines, magnitude 4.5 quake in Leyte, Bangko Sentral on NDS

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NBI probes ‘DOH vaccines mess’ involving Ona, Tayag

NBI probes ‘DOH vaccines mess’ involving Ona, Tayag. The National Bureau of Investigation has launched a probe into the Department of Health’s purchase of more expensive vaccines in 2012 despite a recommendation to buy more cost-effective ones. De Lima said the 2012 procurement for the vaccines was upon the “direction” of Assistant Secretary Eric Tayag and “made possible by a certificate of exemption issued by Health Secretary [Enrique] Ona.”

Quake rocks part of Leyte.

A 4.5-magnitude earthquake was recorded on Sunday night 18 km (11 miles) west of Baybay City, Leyte, the US Geological Survey reported. The epicenter of the quake was located at 10 km (6.2 miles). It must be recalled In October 2013, a 7.2-magnitude earthquake rocked parts of Central Visayas killing 220 people and injuring thousands with more than 13,200 houses were destroyed by that quake.

New Design Series (NDS) of Philippine currency will remain legal tender until December 2015 only.

The now referred to as old bill NDS remain legal tender until December 2015. The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said the NDS can only be used in public transactions until next year only. It can be exchanged at the BSP or at any BSP-authorized agent bank until December 31, 2016. By January 1, 2017, the NDS will cease to be a liability of the BSP and shall be considered demonetized, which means it can no longer be exchanged at the BSP or any BSP-authorized bank. The BSP advised the public that only the New Generation Currency (NGS) or the ‘new bills’ can be used for transaction starting 2016. (PIA)

Malacanang acknowledges the need to increase awareness on Ebola virus.

MANILA, Nov. 10 — There is still a need to increase information dissemination related to the deadly Ebola virus even with the awareness rate of 73 percent regarding the disease, a Palace Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr., said on Sunday over a radio interview. The Social Weather Station (SWS) conducted a survey regarding the Ebola virus information campaign, results shows about 73 percent know about the disease. From this percentage about 49 of the respondents are “worried a great deal;” 33 percent are “somewhat worried;” 13 percent are “not worried too much;” and 5 percent considered themselves “not worried at all.

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