E-sabong’s social costs: Debt, possibly, even death

Kurt dela Peña 05/04/2022

MANILA, Philippines—As sabong (cockfight) went online in 2018, the House of Representatives already expressed its concerns, but as COVID-19 lockdowns were implemented in 2020, the craze even went wilder. It was in 2020 when Mike Tabelina, 32,…

Unvaccinated persons make up 88% of COVID-19 deaths in Cebu – VVOC spox

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/21/2022

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — Most of the people who died of the COVID-19 in Cebu from January 1 to 19, 2022, are unvaccinated individuals. Doctor Mary Jean Loreche, spokesperson of the Visayas Vaccination Operation Center (VVOC)…

Deaths due to typhoon Odette in entire Cebu now 76

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/20/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – As of Monday afternoon, December 20, the total number of deaths due to Typhoon Odette (international name: Rai) in the entire Cebu have reached 76. This was after Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia, in a…

Only two COVID-19 deaths in Cebu City for November – EOC

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/06/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Only two deaths were recorded in Cebu City for the first week of November 2021. This signifies a massive improvement of the COVID-19 situation in the city, which was already recognized even by…

Cebu City’s COVID daily positivity rate drops to 1.35%

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/22/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City’s COVID-19 daily positivity rate dropped to 1.35 percent on October 21, 2021, the lowest it has ever reached this year. Councilor Joel Garganera, the deputy chief implementor of the EOC, revealed…

COVID-19 mortalities in Cebu City on the decline — EOC

Dyrecka Letigio 09/24/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) said that mortalities from COVID-19 have been on the decline for the past weeks now. Councilor Joel Garganera, the deputy chief implementor of the EOC said…

DOH reports 13,573 new COVID-19 cases

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter 08/25/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) reported 13,573 more COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, taking the country’s total coronavirus infections to 125,378. The DOH said the lower number of COVID-19 cases is due to lower testing…

Deaths surge in US and Canada from worst heatwave on record

Reuters 07/01/2021

VANCOUVER/PORTLAND — A heatwave that smashed all-time high-temperature records in western Canada and the U.S. Northwest has left a rising death toll in its wake as officials brace for more sizzling weather and the threat of wildfires.…

EOC reveals: Feb to March 2021 records more cases, less deaths than Jun to Jul 2020

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/26/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has revealed that the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) situation in the city has relatively improved compared to last year in terms of deaths. In the data…

Pfizer’s EUA stays as FDA awaits report on Norway deaths — DOH

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ 01/18/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The emergency use authorization (EUA) for Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine will remain for now despite reports that some elderly people with underlying health conditions in Norway have died after getting inoculated with vaccine from the…

DOH reports new 1,406 COVID-19 cases; active cases now at 28,833

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ 12/26/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) reported on Saturday an additional 1,406 cases of COVID-19, pushing the total number of active cases of the disease in the country to 28,833 (6.2 percent of total cases).…

EOC: Only 6 COVID-19 deaths in Cebu City for Oct.

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/31/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City recorded only six coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) deaths for the entire month of October 2020 after the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and the Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) wrapped…

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