OCTA Research notes decreasing COVID-19 cases in PH

Cathrine Gonzales 09/24/2021

MANILA, Philippines — COVID-19 cases in the Philippines were on a “downward” trend although its deceleration was slower due to increases in coronavirus infections in some regions outside Metro Manila, independent pandemic monitor OCTA Research said Friday,…

Conservative approach needed to sustain Cebu City’s gains vs COVID-19 –OCTA

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 08/30/2021

MANILA, Philippines — While a slowdown of COVID-19 transmission has been observed in Cebu City, an OCTA Research fellow on Monday said a  conservative approach should be employed in loosening its restrictions to sustain the gains it…

Probing OCTA

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 08/08/2021

I’m trying to comprehend the rationale for the resolution filed last week by members of the House of Representatives, seeking to probe “in aid of legislation” the credentials, affiliations, and activities of a group of academics collectively…

Do the math

Peter Wallace - @inquirerdotnet 03/18/2021

Last week, I raised the first problem that needs to be resolved in achieving herd immunity: willingness to be vaccinated. With only 19 percent of Filipinos willing, according to a survey by the Octa Research Group, herd…

Cebu reopens to tourists from other provinces

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/14/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu province has decided to already allow the entry of non-Cebuano tourists but experts from Metro Manila have expressed their concern on the provincial government’s plan. Dr. Guido David, a member of OCTA…

Gwen: We’re managing COVID-19 outbreak

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/29/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Another local official in Cebu reassured the public that the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak here, is manageable. Governor Gwendolyn Garcia, on Friday, January 29, disagreed with the findings from experts that the…

Experts: Cebu an ‘area of serious concern’ due to rise in COVID cases

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/29/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Local officials in Cebu continue to reassure the public that the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak here remained at manageable levels.  This despite recent findings from a group of researchers in Metro Manila tagging the…

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