The inoculation of minors aged 12 to 17 years old went on a promising start as more than 1,000 children with comorbidities were vaccinated against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Friday, October 15, 2021, when the vaccine rollout for kids began.

And with this development, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) expressed hopes that more face-to-face classes could be opened soon in colleges and universities.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) has declared that the “habagat” or southwest monsoon is over, and the cooler so-called Christmas weather “amihan” or northeast monsoon will soon be felt.

These are among the top stories this Saturday morning, October 16, 2021.

The Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ) opens its satellite office at the third floor of the Venice Grand Canal Mall in Taguig City on Friday, October 15, 2021. Present at the inauguration are (from left) BOQ Director Ferdinand Salcedo, Health Undersecretary for the Health Regulations Team Charade Mercado-Grande, and Vice President and Head of Operations of Megaworld  Lifestyle Malls Rene Arnobit. (Manny Llanes)
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