Pandemics, climate change ‘intensify’ global health threats

12/03/2020

  Paris, France—From small island states to urbanized powerhouses, every country on Earth faces “multiplying and intensifying” threats to human health as climate change renders future pandemics and system collapses ever more likely, a major study concluded…

Study ties blood type to COVID-19 risk; O may help, A hurt

06/18/2020

A genetic analysis of COVID-19 patients suggests that blood type might influence whether someone develops severe disease. Scientists who compared the genes of thousands of patients in Europe found that those who had Type A blood were…

Duterte grants hazard pay to gov’t workers on duty during quarantine

Kriss Aguilar - Inquirer.net 03/23/2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has approved granting hazard pay to government workers who report for work while the enhanced community quarantine over Luzon is in place. In a statement Sunday, Sen. Christopher “Bong” Go, former…

BIR: File ITRs, pay taxes online to limit COVID-19 risk

Krissy Aguilar 03/11/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) on Wednesday said it is not keen on extending the deadline for the filing of 2019 Income Tax Returns (ITR) beyond April 15, 2020, and instead encouraged taxpayers…

PH fails to get reinsurers for gov’t assets at risk from natural disasters

Ben O. de Vera 12/26/2019

The government has failed to hire reinsurers for the planned one-year program to protect government assets in areas prone to natural disasters. National Treasurer Rosalia de Leon told the Inquirer there was a “failed bidding” for the…

Cebu PDRRMO gets P220M for 2020

Rosalie Abatayo 11/21/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Capitol will allocate P220 million of disaster management fund for 2020. Despite it’s downgrading, the  Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) saw an increase of P23 million in its current…

LGUs urged to assess need to suspend classes; rough seas strand 300 passengers 

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/16/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The local government units (LGUs) of the province of Cebu are encouraged to proactively assess their localities if there is a need for them to declare a suspension of classes due to the…

PDRRMO: State of calamity stays until weather condition significantly improves

Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/16/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —The declaration of a state of calamity in Cebu province due to the prevailing weak El Niño remains active despite the official start of the rainy season. Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office…

CDRRMO eyes safety measures in Cebu City’s landslide, flood-prone areas

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/16/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — With the onset of the rainy season in Cebu, the Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO) are getting ready to respond to any possibility of flooding and landslides. Wesley Yñigo, CDRRMO…

With El Niño’s effects starting to be felt, state of preparedness in Cebu pushed

Futch Anthony Inso 03/18/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) has approved a resolution declaring a state of preparedness in the whole province of Cebu, which is in relation with the weak El Niño…

Kyline Alcantara on making the jump: ‘I am thankful that I took that risk’

Michelle Joy Padayhag 02/08/2019

Cebu City, Philippines –  Kyline Alcantara has had no regrets making one of the biggest decisions in her life when she left ABS-CBN to join GMA Network in 2017. Everything has been going great so far with…

Mandaue City to open recovery clinic for ‘moderate’ risk drug dependents

Rosalie O. Abatayo 01/14/2019

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Mandaue City government will soon be opening the door towards recovery for drug dependents categorized under ‘moderate’ risk. Dr. Edna Seno, Mandaue City health officer, said the city’s drug recovery clinic located…

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