Ending the respiratory disease pandemic

Leith Greenslade - @inquirerdotnet 11/29/2021

NEW YORK — COVID-19 has exposed the limited ability of health systems around the world to cope with a pandemic of respiratory infection. With the official death count from COVID-19 now over five million, and the unofficial…

The unbearable lockdown of Filipino children

Gideon Lasco - @inquirerdotnet 11/19/2021

We’re approaching the two-year mark of the pandemic, and one thing now very clear is that how people experience it depends on one’s position in life: one’s occupation, country of residence, socioeconomic status, age, and gender. Thus,…

As gov’t OKs caroling, Eleazar reminds cops to start night patrols

Gabriel Pabico Lalu - Reporter / @GabrielLaluINQ 11/11/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Police officers were reminded by outgoing Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar to start patrols to secure people in the streets, as the government allowed caroling for this Christmas season. Eleazar on…

Mandaue City has highest vaccination rate among CV cities

Mary Rose Sagarino 11/10/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Several barangays in Mandaue City have already reached a high vaccination rate. Mandaue City remains to be the top city in Cebu Island with the highest vaccination rate of eligible individuals. Almost 70…

DOH now considering mandatory vaccination

Kathleen de Villa - Researcher 11/06/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire on Friday said the country may have to implement mandatory vaccination to achieve herd immunity against COVID-19. The health official was reacting to remarks a day earlier by Secretary…

Remembering

Rosario A. Garcellano - @inquirerdotnet 11/01/2021

The ceremony of remembering the dead is in full flower even as the living continue to be restricted by the pandemic. On television reportage on the rise and fall of the costs of cut flowers deemed needed…

DSWD-7 receives 12K sacks of donated rice from China

Mary Rose Sagarino 10/21/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Some 600 metric tons or 12,000 sacks of Chinese rice were donated by the Government of the People’s Republic of China to the Department of Social Welfare and Development on Thursday, October 21,…

Not a time for fence-sitting

Minguita Padilla - @inquirerdotnet 10/02/2021

I believe I speak for most physicians when I say that we are happiest when we are making our patients happy. Aside from being with people we love, we feel most fulfilled when we are doing what…

August worst month for COVID-19 deaths – DOH

Donna Pazzibugan, Jerome Aning 09/21/2021

MANILA, Philippines –An average of 155 people died each day in August due to the coronavirus disease, making it the worst month with the highest COVID-19 death toll of 4,816 since the pandemic started last year. This…

Distance learning program gives rise to online cheating

Jane Bautista 09/20/2021

MANILA, Philippines — With the current setup of blended learning due to the pandemic, students have resorted to online cheating via a Facebook group where they share notes and test answers. The “Online Kopyahan” community had at…

Lawmakers urge gov’t to help PAL, other airlines weather turbulence

DJ Yap, Miguel Camus 09/06/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Lawmakers on Sunday called on the government to support the embattled Philippine Airlines (PAL) during its restructuring process and come to the aid of other airlines to help them weather the economic turbulence caused…

Sta. Cruz barangay captain: We need help

Dyrecka Letigio 09/03/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Sta. Cruz Barangay Captain Jerome Lim said the barangay coffers are running low after two major fires hit their village in the last three days. Lim said that because of the ongoing pandemic…

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