Flying the flag of independence
123rd Anniversary of Philippine Independence June 12, 2021
Masked members of the Manitoba Filipino Street Festival and several other Filipino associations marked another Philippine Independence Day under pandemic restrictions with a flag raising ceremony at the Philippine Canadian Centre of Manitoba (PCCM) in Winnipeg on Saturday, June 12, 2021. (Left to right): MFSF board member Ley Navarro; Philippine Honorary Consul Ronaldo Opina; Vangie Mance; PCCM Vice President Rodge Lopez; and MLA for Waverley, Jon Reyes
Confinement ends for fully immunized Filipino seniors
Fully vaccinated senior citizens in the Philippines can now go out after more than a year of home confinement. This was announced June 10 by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF).
There are conditions, though: seniors can travel only within their region and areas under general community quarantine (GCQ) and modified general community quarantine (MGCQ); they also have to present their COVID-19 vaccination cards; and observe public health standards, wear masks and face shields.
COVID-19 Bulletin #464 • June 17, 2021
Public health officials advise one new death in a person with COVID-19 has been reported today:
• a female in her 60s from the Winnipeg health region, linked to the B.1.1.7 variant of concern.