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…

With 4 nabbed; traders warned: Don’t sell overpriced alcohol online

Froilan Gallardo 03/24/2020

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines — Traders especially those selling goods online are warned about taking advantage of the situation brought about by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This developed after four people were arrested in Cagayan…

Lack of face masks, thermal guns hindering COVID-19 fight

Froilan Gallardo 03/22/2020

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines —The lack of masks, thermal guns and medical equipment have stymied efforts of health workers –putting their lives at risks—to fight the coronavirus. At a quarantine checkpoint in Baloy, this city, policemen…

Ship with 491 passengers turned away in Nasipit, allowed to dock in Cagayan de Oro 

Froilan Gallardo 03/16/2020

CAGAYAN DE ORO, Philippines — The Ro-Ro (roll on-roll off) ship, “M/V St. Francis Xavier,” which was turned away from Nasipit port in Agusan del Norte, has finally found a safe harbor in Cagayan de Oro City.…

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