Cebu City cops remind commuters: Wear face shields

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 11/05/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Face shields should be worn inside Public Utility Vehicle (PUVs), police here said, especially now that usage of plastic barriers is no longer required. Police Lieutenant Colonel Wilbert Parilla, deputy director for operations…

Governor Garcia supports calls to remove face shield in public transport

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/04/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia supports the calls to remove face shields as requirements in public transportation. Governor Garcia on Thursday, November 4, said she was planning to meet with Central Visayas directors of…

Questions

By: Peter Wallace - @inquirerdotnet 10/28/2021

I’m going to talk about COVID-19 from a position of ignorance, but with an intelligent, logical mind. So here are some questions I’d like answered, or I think we’d all like answered. Why is the Inter-Agency Task…

Mago recants statement on Pharmally ‘swindling,’ now says it’s a ‘pressured response’

Neil Arwin Mercado 10/04/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Pharmally Pharmaceutical Corp. executive Krizle Grace Mago backtracked on Monday, and now said that her previous revelation that her company was swindling the government when it sold damaged medical-grade face shields was a “pressured response.”…

How can face shields, which are made of plastic, expire? – Duterte

Daphne Galvez 09/28/2021

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte questioned on Monday why the expiration date of the face shields bought by the Department of Health (DOH) from Pharmally Pharmaceuticals Corp. should be an issue in the Senate investigation on…

Pharmally exec admits company ‘swindled’ gov’t

DJ Yap 09/25/2021

MANILA, Philippines — In a stunning admission, one of the executives of Pharmally Pharmaceutical Corp. said her company had swindled the government by selling medical-grade face shields that were either damaged or soiled and with bogus production…

‘No more face shields outside’ – Duterte

Daphne Galvez 09/23/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Wearing face shields outdoors is no longer required except in closed and crowded places, President Rodrigo Duterte announced in a taped briefing aired late Wednesday night, September 22, 2021. Duterte said he had approved…

Mandaue schools have started distributing modules for Monday’s start of classes

Mary Rose Sagarino 09/09/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — A few days before classes start on Monday, September 13, 2021, schools here have already started distributing modules for students. Parents of students enrolled at the Don Gerardo LL. Ouano Memorial National High…

Michael Yang, Pharmally officials face arrest after no-show in Senate probe

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter 09/07/2021

MANILA, Philippines — A warrant of arrest will be issued against former presidential economic adviser Michael Yang after the Senate blue ribbon committee cited him in contempt. During Tuesday’s hearing, Senate blue ribbon committee chairman Senator Richard…

400K face masks, 400K face shields for Cebu City barangays – dad

Dyrecka Letigio 09/03/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City barangays are set to get 400,000 face masks and 400,000 face shields for their residents from the city government. Councilor Raymond Garcia said that the 400,000 washable face masks and 400,000…

Air purifiers

Michael L. Tan - @inquirerdotnet 08/18/2021

I am so glad Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire has declared Monday that “there is no evidence” for wearable or necklace air purifiers protecting against COVID-19. Vergeire was reiterating a joint recommendation issued in February 2021 by…

No strong rationale for face shields

Gideon Lasco, Jason Haw - @inquirerdotnet 06/30/2021

As public health practitioners, we support the government’s efforts to encourage public health protocols like mask-wearing, just as we endorse the slow — but improving — vaccination campaign. However, we must speak out against the IATF’s insistence…

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