Kinasang-an fire displaces 158 individuals

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararana and Paul Lauro 01/07/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — At least 158 individuals were reportedly displaced in a fire that hit 47 houses around 1:35 am on Friday, January 7, 2022, in barangay Kinasang-an, Cebu City. Fire Officer ( FO3) Fulbert Navarro,…

Lalamove transports 70,000 masks for Cebu City’s COVID hotspots

Marc Cosep 07/29/2020

Around 50,000 surgical and more than 15,000 reusable masks were transported from Davao City to Cebu meant for communities greatly affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The close to 70,000 essential items from Davao City…

Duterte: DepEd allocating P700M for internet connections of 7,000 public schools

Christia Marie Ramos 06/30/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Education (DepEd) is allocating P700 million to provide internet service to 7,000 schools nationwide, in preparation for the country’s shift from basic education system to online learning in view of the…

COVID-19 cases in PH exceed 23,000; death toll stands at 1,027

Daphne Galvez 06/10/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the country exceeded 23,000 on Wednesday as the Department of Health (DOH) recorded 750 new cases. The total number of cases now stands at 23,732. Of the new cases,…

Philippines’ COVID-19 cases nearing the 23,000-mark

Darryl John Esguerra 06/09/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) reported 518 new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases on Tuesday, for a total of 22,992. Of the new cases, 280 were “fresh” or those patients whose test results were…

COVID-19 cases in PH now over 20,000; death toll nears 1,000

Daphne Galvez 06/04/2020

MANILA, Philippines — More than 20,000 people in the country have so far contracted the virus that causes the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The Department of Health recorded 634 more cases of COVID-19, of which 313 are…

PH COVID-19 cases near 19K mark, as recoveries breach 4,000

Darryl John Esguerra 06/02/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The total confirmed coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the Philippines reached 18,997 on Tuesday, as the Department of Health (DOH) reported 359 additional cases. Of the newly logged cases, 176 have been classified as…

PH COVID-19 cases breach 15,000 mark as deaths exceed 900

Darryl John Esguerra 05/27/2020

MANILA, Philippines —  The number of confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients in the Philippines has reached 15,049, as the Department of Health (DOH) reported 380 new cases as of 4 p.m. on Wednesday. This is the…

6,000 flee as clashes erupt anew in Maguindanao

Philippine Daily Inquirer 05/27/2020

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, South Cotabato, Philippines —Days before the end of Ramadan, more than 1,000 families were forced to leave their homes in Datu Saudi Ampatuan town, Maguindanao province, after mortar shells hit their villages, a report…

Gov’t surpasses goal of conducting 30,000 COVID-19 tests daily – Palace

Krissy Aguilar 05/25/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines has met its goal of conducting 30,000 coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) tests per day, Malacañang said Monday. During a televised briefing, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said the country can now conduct 32,100…

PH’s COVID-19 cases now over 13,000; nearly 3,000 recover

Daphne Galvez 05/20/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the country surpassed 13,000 on Wednesday, over 9,000 of which are considered active. The Department of Health (DOH) recorded 279 new cases of the disease, increasing…

COVID-19 cases in PH surpass 11,000; recoveries near 2,000

Daphne Galvez 05/11/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The number of confirmed coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the country breached the 11,000th mark on Monday, while the total recoveries near 2,000. The Department of Health (DOH) recorded 292 new cases, bringing the…

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