Restricted public transportation during the lockdown left many Filipinos walking for hours just to reach their jobs. The foundation saw the need and gave away mountain bikes to nominated individuals.
Screen shots of alleged Instagram stories of Pacquiao and his wife, Jinkee, also went viral on social media showing the senator speaking before a large crowd in Batangas province in Southern Luzon that did not observe social distancing.
In a seven-page protocol, Monsignor Broderick Pabilio, the Manila auxiliary bishop, announced they would accept "only simple wedding" with no bridesmaids and a limited number of guests.
In the Philippines, 41-year-old anesthesiologist Manuel Sotelo III knew the risks but kept working in a hospital in a Manila coronavirus hotspot.
In April, the government imposed a ban on the foreign deployment especially of Filipino nurses to help control the spread of the disease. At that time, the Philippines ranked second in Southeast Asia in the number of infections.
The healthcare system would be overwhelmed if the situation deteriorates further, Maleque said, adding more than a third of the hospital beds in the capital, Dhaka, have already been occupied by coronavirus patients.
"Aside from being safe and also getting vaccinated, the kids can also enjoy the outdoors, the scenery, and the animals that are here inside," said Joyce Pablo, mother of one of the children being inoculated.
The government tightened restrictions in Manila and several provinces and cities this week. Unvaccinated people among the capital's 13 million people were ordered to stay home, after infection numbers tripled in the last two days.
“Vaccinating older people is one of the most important and impactful ways to save lives during a pandemic. We know that senior citizens are at high risk for developing severe disease, getting hospitalised and dying from COVID-19,” Yadav told a public briefing.