GAB to train personnel on proper handling of hematoma machines for contact sports

Glendale G. Rosal 08/31/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Games and Amusements Board (GAB) will soon train and distribute personnel who will demonstrate the proper use of their newly procured hematoma screening machines that are to be distributed to several areas…

Military plane carrying 85 people crashes in Jolo–AFP chief

Agence France Presse 07/04/2021

COTABATO,  Philippines — A military plane carrying at least 85 people “missed the runway” and crashed in the restive southern Philippines on Sunday, the armed forces chief said. So far 40 people have been rescued from the…

Cebu City EOC pushes for antigen, RT-PCR tests for inbound sea travelers

Mae Fhel Gom-os 06/21/2021

CEBU CITY, PHILIPPINES — Due to the rising COVID-19 cases noted in the neighboring provinces, all inbound passengers whether for Cebu City or Cebu Province, as long as they go through the seaport in Cebu City, might…

April 2021 pharmacy licensure exam to be conducted only in MGCQ areas — PRC

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 04/02/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The pharmacy licensure exam scheduled this month will only be conducted in areas placed under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ), the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced Friday. The PRC said this was in compliance…

‘Red-tagged’ Karapatan paralegal arrested – rights group

Christia Marie Ramos, Germelina Lacorte - @inquirerdotnet 03/21/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Rights group Karapatan on Sunday said its paralegal in Caraga was arrested by “suspected elements” of the Philippine National Police (PNP). According to Karapatan, Renalyn Tejero was arrested in Brgy. Lapasan in Cagayan de…

Paranoia in the neighborhood

J-Ann Avila - @inquirerdotnet 10/18/2020

“Love your neighbor as you love yourself,” God commands. Apparently, it is harder to do so during a pandemic. My late 90-year-old grandmother arrived home in Surigao del Sur after a dizzying eight-hour road trip from Cagayan…

Gov. Zubiri orders removal of Bukidnon checkpoints

Froilan Gallardo 04/30/2020

CAGAYAN DE ORO – Gov. Jose Maria Zubiri ordered today, April 30, 2020, the removal of all quarantine checkpoints between the towns of Bukidnon to allow the unhampered movement of vehicles within the province. Zubiri, in his…

House-to-house search for possible COVID-19 patients in brgy in CDO

Froilan Gallardo 04/26/2020

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines — Medical workers are conducting a massive house-to-house search in Barangay Camaman-an here to search for neighbors of a recently died COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) patient who might have been infected of…

SM Foundation donates PPEs to hospitals in Vis-Min

PR 04/20/2020

In line with its commitment to be of service to the Filipino public, its hospitals, and its government during the coronavirus pandemic, SM Foundation Inc. recently donated Personal Protective Equipment and medical supplies to hospitals in the…

“No Pass, No Travel” order up in Cagayan de Oro

Froilan Gallardo 04/16/2020

CAGAYAN DE ORO— Gone are the freewheeling days of the COVID-19 community quarantine here. Alarmed by the sudden upsurge of private vehicles and crowds in malls, markets and even in posh subdivisions, local officials here imposed more…

7 more Davao derby aficionados tracked down

Froilan Gallardo 04/13/2020

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY Philippines — Seven more cockfighting aficionados, who attended the Davao derby last month, have been tracked down in this city by health officials here. Epidemiologist Dr. Teodolfo Retuya, head of the Cagayan de…

Pastor nabbed for holding a religious gathering with 500 members in CDO

Froilan Gallardo 04/05/2020

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines — Police arrested a pastor and dispersed a religious gathering here on Sunday, April 5, 2020,  for violating social distancing measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19. Antonio Resma Jr., head…

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