Gov’t adviser notes ‘early signals’ of another COVID surge

Kathleen de Villa - Reporter 05/26/2022

MANILA, Philippines — “Early signals” of another surge in COVID-19 infections are being noted, with instances of reversals in the downward trend of cases posted in the past month, according to an adviser of the Inter-Agency Task…

Face-to-face graduation: Cebu students excited over upcoming event

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 05/20/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Graduation this year will be even more exciting as face-to-face graduation makes a comeback after a two-year pause after the easing of restrictions with COVID cases going down. Some graduating students in Cebu…

Getting out of the gilded cage

Rafael Lorenzo G. Conejos - @inquirerdotnet 04/30/2022

Remove your mask.” The immigration officer at Naia ordered. My heart sank at the request, yet there was also no turning back. It was January 2022, the height of global omicron, and I had just spent 15…

Possible ‘alert level 0’ on agenda: Will face masks finally go?

Leila B. Salaverria 03/12/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The government’s pandemic managers would be discussing guidelines for a possible “alert level 0,” which could end most if not all of the health emergency restrictions in the country, according to Health Secretary Francisco…

COVID-19 claims 33 children, whose ages are 17 and below, in Cebu City

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/07/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government repeats its calls to parents to register their young children for the COVID-19 vaccination. This after the city’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) recorded at least 33 kids, whose ages…

Stop bringing unvaccinated kids in malls, says medical group exec

Zacarian Sarao - @inquirerdotnet 11/15/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Parents, especially those with kids aged 11 years old and below, should still refrain from bringing their children to malls, or any indoor public spaces that are frequented by a lot of people, said…

EOC urges patients isolated in BICs to help maintain cleanliness

Mae Fhel Gom-os 08/30/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — The chief implementor of Cebu City’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has urged those being isolated in barangay isolation centers (BICs) to work together in maintaining the cleanliness of their rooms. Councilor Joel Garganera…

Delta variant cases in Mandaue have fully recovered — mayor

Mary Rose Sagarino 07/30/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The three individuals who were infected with the Delta variant of COVID-19 in Mandaue City have already recovered.  Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes on Friday, July 30, 2021, said the three patients were…

Is it Dengue or COVID-19? Here’s how you can tell

PR 06/11/2021

At the height of the coronavirus pandemic in April 2020, Evelyn suddenly developed fever, cough, a lack of appetite, and intermittent vomiting while quarantined at home. At first, she feared the worst  “Nabalaka jud ko kay basig…

Intellectual property rights-related reports, complaints soared in 2020 — IPOPHL

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 03/04/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Reports and complaints related to intellectual property rights soared in 2020, even surpassing the total cases recorded from 2013 to 2019, the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) reported Thursday. During the online…

RAFI Highlights Creativity Amidst COVID in RESTART Webinar Series 2.0

PR 03/03/2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused disruption and forced all of us to re-examine the way we do things. In its continuous effort to magnify its initiative to champion an informed and engaged online community, the Ramon Aboitiz…

COVID math: All the virus in the world would fit in a coke can

Reuters 02/11/2021

LONDON — All the COVID-causing virus circulating in the world right now could easily fit inside a single cola can, according to a calculation by a British mathematician whose sum exposes just how much devastation is caused…

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