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Pagasa: LPA to bring rains, thunderstorms over PH

Daphne Galvez - Inquirer.net 07/28/2020

MANILA, Philippines — A low pressure area being monitored by Pagasa is expected to bring rains over parts of the country on Tuesday. The weather bureau said on Tuesday the LPA was last spotted 310 kilometers east…

LPA, ITCZ to bring rains in parts of PH

Daphne Galvez - Inquirer.net 07/21/2020

MANILA, Philippines — A low pressure area (LPA) embedded in the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) is expected to bring rains over Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao on Tuesday, the weather bureau reported. The LPA was last spotted…

PNP to SONA protesters: Avoid mass gathering, do protests online

Daphne Galvez - Inquirer.net 07/20/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday urged groups planning to conduct physical protest rallies during President Duterte’s fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA) to avoid mass gathering and just do their protests…

CHR flags house-to-house search for COVID-19 patients for rights violation

Daphne Galvez - Inquirer.net 07/15/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Recent government measures to curb the spread of coronavirus disease such as the house-to-house search for infected patients could be a violation of certain rights, such as the right to privacy. In a statement…

Remdesivir shows ‘positive effects’ on COVID-19 patients but not conclusive

Daphne Galvez - Inquirer.net 07/02/2020

  MANILA, Philippines — The antiviral drug remdesivir which is being eyed as a treatment for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has so far shown “positive effects” on some patients taking it. However, such findings are not…

Pagasa: Cloudy skies, scattered rains due; LPA nears E. Visayas

Daphne Galvez - Inquirer.net 06/09/2020

MANILA, Philippines – Cloudy skies, scattered rain showers and thunderstorms are expected in many parts of Luzon, the Visayas and Mindanao on Tuesday due to the easterlies and intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ), even as a low-pressure area…

OWWA: Over 7,400 stranded OFWs so far sent to home provinces

Daphne Galvez - Inquirer.net 05/28/2020

MANILA, Philippines — On the second day of the one-week deadline imposed by President Rodrigo Duterte, the government was able to send home over 7,400 stranded overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to their provinces. Overseas Workers Welfare Administration…

LTFRB: No fare increase on all PUVs once ECQ is lifted

Daphne Galvez - Inquirer.net 05/12/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Fares for all kinds of public transport will not be increased once the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) is lifted in Metro Manila and other areas. This is to not further burden the commuting public,…

DOH: Too early to tell if Cebu province is PH’s new COVID-19 epicenter

Daphne Galvez - Inquirer.net 05/08/2020

MANILA, Philippines—It’s too early to tell if Cebu province is the new epicenter of COVID-19 in the country after a spike in coronavirus infections there, the Department of Health (DOH) said on Friday (May 8). DOH data…

DOH: Embrace a ‘new normal’ even after ECQ is lifted

Daphne Galvez - Inquirer.net 04/22/2020

  MANILA, Philippines — The public should be ready to embrace a “new normal” where physical distancing, cough etiquette and maintaining good hygiene by frequent hand washing is still to be practiced even after the enhanced community…

Duque admits COVID-19 response shortcomings, issues apology

Daphne Galvez - Inquirer.net 04/17/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Health Secretary Francisco Duque III apologized on Friday for his shortcomings in addressing the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis in the country.     The apology was made after 14 senators filed a resolution…

Coronavirus cases in PH now at 5,878; 52 more people recover

Daphne Galvez - Inquirer.net 04/17/2020

MANILA, Philippines —A total of 218 more people in the country tested positive for the virus that causes the COVID-19, while 52 more patients were able to recover from the disease, the Department of Health (DOH) reported…

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