COVID-19 cases in PH now at 8,212; over 1,000 recover

Daphne Galvez 04/29/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Forty-eight more people recover from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), as the number of cases surpassed 8,000 on Wednesday. The total number of recoveries are currently at 1,023. The Department of Health (DOH) also recorded…

BREAKING: COVID-19 cases near 7,000; recoveries now at 722 — DOH

Daphne Galvez 04/23/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Nearly 7,000 individuals in the country have contracted the virus that causes the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) as the Department of Health (DOH) recorded 271 additional cases on Thursday. The total of confirmed cases…

RITM eyes 10,000 tests a day; prepares distribution of 900k test kits

Krissy Aguilar 04/08/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) is eyeing at processing about 10,000 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) tests a day for the next three months as it prepares to distribute 900,000 test kits in accredited…

DOH tests 23,000 people for coronavirus; 82% test negative

Daphne Galvez 04/06/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine government has conducted a total of 22,958 tests for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), of which over 82 percent resulted negative. Health Secretary Maria Rosario Vergeire, in a Laging Handa press briefing Monday,…

DOH: 538 more people have COVID-19 in PH; record tops 2,000-mark

Daphne Galvez 03/31/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Over 500 new cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have been recorded by the Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday, causing the total tally to climb past the 2,000-mark. To be exact, DOH…

Italy passes 10,000 COVID-19 infections as clusters spur worry in US

03/12/2020

ROME — Expanding clusters of the new coronavirus were eyed warily Wednesday as the outbreak upended daily life and reshaped everything from the United States presidential race to Pope Francis’ travel. In the U.S., the caseload passed…

South Korea declares ‘war’ on coronavirus as cases approach 5,000

03/03/2020

SEOUL — South Korean President Moon Jae-in declared “war” against the coronavirus on Tuesday, placing all government agencies on a 24-hour emergency footing as the country’s total cases — the largest in the world outside China —…

New virus has infected more than 75,000 people globally

02/21/2020

A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 75,000 people globally. The World Health Organization has named the illness COVID-19, referring to its origin late last year and the coronavirus that causes it. The…

PNP seeking 17,000 new recruits this year

Melvin Gascon 01/04/2020

The Philippine National Police announced on Friday that it was looking for 17,000 new applicants for the service. Acting PNP chief Lt. Gen. Archie Gamboa said the National Police Commission and the Department of Budget and Management…

Former cop to rent Capitol lot for P30 per square meter

Rosalie Abatayo 12/18/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Capitol is set to lease a nearly 2,000-square-meter province-owned lot in Barangay Luz, Cebu City to a former high ranking police officer who previously sued the provincial government over the ownership of…

Teachers’ Cost of Living Allowance from Cebu City may return in 2020

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/11/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Teachers in Cebu City will have something to look forward to in the New Year as the city government plans to bring back the Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) for teachers in 2020. The COLA…

Dengue cases hit 250,000; more than 1,000 dead

Jovic Yee - Philippine Daily Inquirer 09/11/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Much is still to be desired from the efforts of local governments to stop the dengue epidemic as the number of cases has risen to nearly 250,000 nationwide with more than 1,000 dead, over…

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