Senate security teams to arrest ex-DBM exec Lao in Davao, Cebu

Christia Marie Ramos - INQUIRER.net 11/12/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Senate Sergeant-at-Arms will be sending teams to the known addresses of former Procurement Service of the Department of Budget and Management (PS-DBM) head Lloyd Christopher Lao in the cities of Davao and Cebu…

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…

Patients overwhelm Davao, Capiz hospitals

Carmelito Francisco, Nestor Burgos Jr. 06/01/2021

DAVAO CITY—Government hospitals in the cities of Davao and Roxas are scrambling for additional beds as COVID-19 infections continue to rise in the Davao Region and in Capiz province. In Davao City, Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC),…

Healthcare workers in NCR bubble, Cebu, Davao to get 400,000 Sinovac vaccines

Daphne Galvez - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ 03/26/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The government will be allocating most of the recently delivered 400,000 vaccine doses of Sinovac BioTech for healthcare workers in areas most affected by new coronavirus variants, Malacañang said Friday. This includes healthcare workers in the…

PH’s first weather disturbance in 2021 may affect Cebu

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/17/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The first major weather disturbance to enter the country this 2021 could pass and affect Cebu, the state weather bureau said. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomic Services Administration in Mactan (Pagasa-Mactan) confirmed…

‘Will we encounter some NPA?’

DLS Pineda - @inquirerdotnet 02/17/2021

When I moved from Manila to Agusan del Norte in 2014, I began hosting tours for friends flying over. One of my objectives was to dispel the notion of Mindanao as the barren and war-torn wasteland the…

34 hospitals to get initial batch of Pfizer vaccine — DOH

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ 02/15/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Personnel from 34 hospitals in the country will receive the initial batch of Covid-19 vaccines from US drugmaker Pfizer, the Department of Health (DOH) said Monday. In an online press briefing, DOH Undersecretary and…

Andanar: Roll out of vaccines for frontliners to start by mid-February

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/19/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Communications Secretary Martin Andanar assured Cebuanos that they are part of the top priority for the roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines by mid-February 2021. Andanar, in his visit to Cebu on January 19, 2021…

Someone built a shelter for stray dogs in Toril, Davao City

Immae Lachica 12/06/2020

  CEBU CITY, Philippines—  In Barangay Toril in Davao City, someone built a home for stray dogs. Netizen Dranreb Pascual was able to discover this shelter located in their neighborhood and snapped some photos on December 4,…

Makati, Baguio, Davao among 7 high-risk areas for COVID-19 transmissions

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 11/26/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Seven cities and towns in Luzon and Mindanao have been listed as high-risk areas for COVID-19 transmissions, OCTA Research said in its report released on Wednesday, November 25, 2020. In Luzon, these are Makati…

Post-COVID growth prospects of Cebu, Davao residential markets

Joey Roi Bondoc 11/21/2020

Colliers remains optimistic about the growth prospects of the Philippine property market in 2021. Several key indicators point to some glimmer of optimism. Overseas Filipinos continue to send in money; foreign investments are starting to rise; mortgage…

Duterte still in Davao, will address nation on Thursday – Palace

Krissy Aguilar 06/01/2020

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte is set to address the nation and meet the members of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for Emerging Infectious Diseases in Davao City on Thursday, Malacañang said. During a televised briefing…

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