Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan, the three remaining polio-endemic countries, each received more doses of vaccines than any other country, with almost 450 million doses of vaccines procured to children in Nigeria, 395 million in Pakistan and over 150 million in Afghanistan. Unicef is the lead procurement agency for the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.
In terms of policy, a law has been enacted that mandates free immunization services for infants and children in all government hospitals and health centers. The provision of immunization services has now been expanded to school children, adolescents and senior citizens.
“All children, no matter where they live or what their circumstances are, have the right to survive and thrive, safe from deadly diseases,” said Dr. Robin Nandy, Chief of Immunization at Unicef. “Since 1990, immunization has been a major reason for the substantial drop in child mortality, but despite this progress, 1.5 million children still die from vaccine preventable diseases every year.”
Situated along Taft Avenue at the corner of Malvar Street, the topping-up rite held on April 27, 2017, now makes the condominium the tallest structure in this side of the city.
Victoria de Manila 2 offers tough competition to similar residences in the area, with its pricing and amenities that define what comfortable living is all about. It has a sports complex and offers unit owners and renters transport convince as well as high commercial and resale value.
The condo is within walking distance from various universities like UP Manila, Philippine Women’s University, Philippine Christian University, St. Paul University, De La Salle University, St. Scholastica’s University, Adamson University, Lyceum and Mapua. It is also near shopping centers like Robinson’s and SM, hospitals such as Philippine General Hospital, Ospital ng Maynila, and Manila Doctors’ Hospital.
It’s also just a few minutes’ walk away from the city’s historic sites like Intramuros and Roxas Boulevard.
With all these factors, Victoria de Manila 2 has become a top choice for students, professionals, businessmen and even sports buffs.
Graduates of the Manuel Luis Quezon University (MLQU) have been urged to become the catalyst of change and visionaries of the future. The challenge was made by MLQU president Isagani G. Germar at the recently held 69th commencement exercises held at the school grounds.
Former Vice President Noli de Castro, who delivered the commencement address, and Rep. and former Speaker Feliciano “Sonny” Belmonte graced the occasion.
In his remarks, Germar said the university’s new graduates from all academic programs will now form part of the rich manpower resource of the nation “whose years of hard work and dedication to their studies have prepared them to become young achievers and to be the best version of themselves.”
“These graduates are expected to banner MLQU’s ethos in making positive impacts in our society. They are tasked to be the catalyst of change assuming the roles of future enablers and leaders. They are the keys to making the impossible and the unbelievable to become realities of life; to triumph in every endeavor and phases of their lives, never doubters but believers of themselves,” Germar added.
MLQU, which is now owned by New San Jose Builders, Inc. (NSJBI), is in the forefront of producing the nation’s future leaders by providing its students with the latest advances in education methodology and state of the art facilities. These will enable all its graduates to cope not only with global changes but in becoming the future game changers and influencers of a global society.
MLQU’s roster of faculty members and deans include, among others, former Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno, Regent and Dean Emeritus College of Law; former Supreme Court Associate Justice Jose Perez, Dean of the School of Law; Professor Eric Soriano, Dean of the School of Accountancy, Business and Real Estate Management; and DPWH Undersecretary Raul Asis and former UP Dean of Architecture Danilo Sylvester as special lecturers.