QC convent has 114 COVID-19 cases – 64 nuns and 50 workers

Zacarian Sarao 09/16/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Religious of the Virgin Mary (RVM) convent in Cubao, Quezon City, has 114 individuals — 64 nuns and 50 staff members — who have contracted COVID-19, according to a post on Wednesday on…

Cebu City dad pushes for night vaccinations for workers

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/16/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor Alvin Dizon is asking the Vaccine Advisory Board (VAB) to open vaccination sites at night for workers to be able to avail conveniently of the shots. Dizon said in a…

Sinovac shots confiscated in QC ‘unsafe,’ had dirty packaging – FDA

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ 07/09/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The 300 doses of COVID-19 vaccine supposedly manufactured by China’s Sinovac Biotech that were confiscated by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in Quezon City had soiled packaging and are not safe to use,…

PNP chief: Speed up raps, dismissal process vs killer cop

Jeanette Andrade, Krixia Subingsubing 06/02/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine National Police chief Guillermo Eleazar on Tuesday ordered the immediate filing of criminal cases and summary dismissal proceedings against a drunken policeman who had shot dead a 52-year-old woman in Quezon City. In…

Death at crowded pantry: Officials stress coordination with local gov’t

Nikka G. Valenzuela 04/24/2021

A death marred the distribution of food aid at a community pantry set up on Friday by actor Angel Locsin to mark her birthday in Barangay Holy Spirit in Quezon City. Barangay resident Rolando dela Cruz, 67,…

Angel Locsin says sorry after senior lining up at her pantry collapses, dies

Frances Mangosing 04/24/2021

MANILA, Philippines—A senior citizen passed out and died while waiting in line at a community pantry in Quezon City early on Friday (April 23), police said. Rolando Dela Cruz, 67, collapsed while he was waiting for his…

Family sets up ‘Kusina sa Katawhan’ in Cordova

Futch Anthony Inso 04/20/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Community pantries are also sprouting up in Cebu with a family in Cordova town being one of the first in the island to set up one, which is about a week after the…

UK Covid-19 variant detected in PH

Darryl John Esguerra - Reporter / @DJEsguerraINQ 01/13/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The new and more infectious variant of Covid-19 first reported in the United Kingdom has been detected in the Philippines. In a statement Wednesday, the Department of Health (DOH) said the Philippine Genome Center…

Bus passenger sets conductor on fire

Krixia Subingsubing 01/04/2021

MANILA, Philippines — What would have been an ordinary commute in Quezon City took a deadly turn on Sunday afternoon after a bus passenger doused the conductor on the vehicle with gasoline and set her ablaze, killing…

Mutated coronavirus strain detected in PH

Darryl John Esguerra 08/17/2020

MANILA, Philippines — A mutated strain of the SARS-CoV-2 virus believed to be more infectious than the original variant of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 has been detected in the Philippines. According to the Philippine Genome Center,…

Cebu City overtakes Quezon City with highest number of COVID-19 cases

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/11/2020

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City on Sunday, May 10, 2020 has recorded a total of 1,571 coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases, overtaking Quezon City’s count. The Cebu City Health Department (CHD) on Sunday logged 97…

Experts: Cebu City’s low CFR an indication of proper management of the pandemic

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/10/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines -Cebu City is one of the localities in the country with the highest number of reported cases of the coronavirus disease 2019, according to a report by the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious…

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