Gov’t target: 100 frontliners from Visayas to be sent to NCR

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/07/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Local and national government officials are targeting to send a total of 100 health workers from Visayas to the country’s capital to help address the spike of COVID-19 there. On Wednesday, April 7,…

Netizens laud 50 frontliners from Cebu deployed to help battle COVID-19 surge in NCR

Immae Lachica 04/07/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines— Salute to all our modern-day heroes! This is what the internet has been talking about when it was reported that 50 frontliners from Cebu will be flying to Manila to help battle the…

No additional aid for extended lockdown – Palace

Jhesset Enano, Leila B. Salaverria, Melvin Gascon 04/06/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Despite the extension of the strictest quarantine in Metro Manila and four provinces by another week, the government will no longer be providing additional aid to low-income residents in these areas, Malacañang said on…

Manila has fallen

Joel Ruiz Butuyan - @inquirerdotnet 04/05/2021

I’m referring not just to the old city of Manila, but to the 16 cities of the entire Metro Manila area. From the vantage point of those who are in the provinces like me, the COVID-19 contagion…

Metro Manila, 4 provinces under ECQ for at least one more week

Leila B. Salaverria, Patricia Denise M. Chiu 04/04/2021

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday ordered Metro Manila and four nearby provinces to remain under the strictest lockdown for at least another week to contain the surge in COVID-19 cases. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque…

Thoughts on a Lenten lockdown

Ramon J. Farolan - @inquirerdotnet 03/29/2021

For many Metro Manilans, Lent has always been a time for leaving the city and heading for the cool mountains in the north, or the beaches in nearby Batangas, or Bohol, and for the affluent, perhaps Hong…

Gov’t says no lockdown even as hospitals start hitting full capacity

Donna Pazzibugan 03/16/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Hospitals in Metro Manila and the Cordillera Administrative Region are running out of beds for critically ill COVID-19 patients as coronavirus cases surge to post the highest daily count this year. In Metro Manila,…

Metro Manila, 9 other areas to remain under GCQ in March

Katrina Hallare 02/27/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Metro Manila and nine other areas will remain under general community quarantine (GCQ) for the whole month of March, Palace spokesman Harry Roque announced Saturday. In an announcement made over state-run PTV, Roque said…

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…

QR-ed, ID-ed, bar coded, tracked, tagged

Ma. Ceres P. Doyo - @inquirerdotnet 02/11/2021

Wired magazine published the article “Digital IDs are more dangerous than you think” by Brett Solomon, founder of a global conference that addresses human rights in the digital age. It says that digital identification systems are meant…

‘Pork holiday’ looms in Metro Manila

Jhesset Enano 02/08/2021

MANILA, Philippines — An agricultural group has pressed the Department of Agriculture (DA) for support to hog raisers battling steep production and transport costs amid calls by traders and vendors for a “pork holiday” to protest price…

Cold weather in Metro Manila, most parts of PH due to amihan

Katrina Hallare 02/02/2021

MANILA, Philippines — It’s going to be a cold Tuesday in Metro Manila and most parts of the Philippines due to the northeast monsoon or amihan, the state weather bureau said. In its 4 a.m. live weather…

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