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DDS and Dilawan Allergies Not A Deterrent To Covid-19 Vaccination

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The Philippines’ Department of Health (DOH) has set very strict criteria for the vaccination of Filipinos against Covid-19.

Before citizens are approved for inoculation, they have to go through a rigid screening process to make sure that those with certain health conditions are not inadvertently vaccinated.

Among the questions asked of potential vaccinees is whether or not they have a history of allergies. There have been cases of severe allergic reaction to different vaccines so far approved for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA).

Today, DOH issued a strong statement clarifying that those allergic to DDS (Duterte Diehard Supporters) or the Dilawan (political opposition) can be cleared for inoculation. The statement was issued after vaccination screeners reported many people indicating they were allergic to either DDS or Dilawan.

So DDS or Dilawan, you’re all clear for vaccination!


MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Leave it to Health Secretary Francisco Duque to strictly implement the physical distancing rule mandated by the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infection Diseases (IATF) as a way to prevent to further spread of Covid-19.

Duque has been making the rounds of public markets, groceries and other venues, complete with his measuring tape, making sure that the one-meter physical distancing rule is followed by all.

Now, with what appears to be a new surge of new Covid-19 cases, especially in Metro Manila and surrounding provinces, the Department of Health has recommended for IATF’s approval a new, additional physical distancing rule.

The new mandate will require all Filipino citizens waiting in line for their takeout orders to keep at least one meter distance between their legs. Fast food restaurants and similar venues are required to set up markers to guide customers so they could properly and accurately spread their legs.

This is a developing story.


MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – It’s a battle between two math wizards: Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo and Senator Panfilo Lacson!

Robredo, who has popularized the equation “40×4=1,600,” is criticizing a recent statement by Lacson regarding the status of the country’s Covid-19 vaccination program.

Lacson said that based on his math, it will take 11 years, 8 months before the government can vaccinate at least 70 million Filipinos on the path to herd immunity.

In a statement issued by the Office of the Vice President, Robredo chided Lacson for his oversimplification of the numbers and challenged the Senator to leave the math to the true experts.

Lacson has not returned calls by The Adobo Chronicles for comment on Robredo’s criticism.