DOH urges businesses to conduct random rapid tests for workers

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ 07/16/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health on Thursday urged businesses to randomly test employees for the novel coronavirus through rapid tests every two weeks. Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said the DOH does not recommend the…

DOH: Sudden surge in new COVID-19 cases due to returning OFWs’ test results

Darryl John Esguerra 05/27/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday said the sudden increase in new COVID-19 cases is due to the inclusion of the positive test results of returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). “Noong amin pong…

DOST to test virgin coconut oil on COVID-19 patients

05/01/2020

Patients are being selected for the clinical trial of virgin coconut oil (VCO) as treatment for new coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Science Secretary Fortunato de la Peña said on Thursday. De la Peña said that following the ethics…

Duterte to test again, undergo self-quarantine if Duque is positive for COVID-19

Krissy Aguilar 03/20/2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte may need to undergo self-quarantine should Health Secretary Francisco Duque III test positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) due to their close association in the past days. The President would also be…

Duterte takes virus test; more execs go into self-quarantine

the Inquirer staff 03/13/2020

President Rodrigo Duterte has undergo testing for the new coronavirus, Sen. Christopher “Bong” Go said on Thursday as the Senate building was shut down to be disinfected over an exposure scare. The Department of Health (DOH) has…

DOH: Chinese boy in Cebu City tests negative for 2019-nCoV

Rosalie Abatayo 01/25/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines —The five-year-old Chinese boy who was confined in a hospital in Cebu City for pneumonia-like symptoms has tested negative for the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). This was the announcement issued by the Department of…

DOH-7: Boy from Wuhan continues to test negative of non-specific coronavirus

Futch Anthony Inso 01/23/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The 5-year-old boy from Wuhan, Hubei Province in China may be discharged soon from a hospital in Cebu City, if he will continue to be tested negative of a non-specific coronavirus. In a…

Show cause orders issued to Cebu City gov’t workers who tested positive for illegal drugs

By Irene R. Sino Cruz 11/18/2019

CEBU CITY–The Cebu City legal office has issued show cause orders to 20 employees who tested positive for illegal drug use during surprise drug tests conducted last week by the City Office for Substance Abuse Prevention (Cosap).…

MCWD tests water in schools before classes start

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/29/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Personnel of the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) are conducting free water testing to various elementary schools in Cebu City in preparation for the start of classes on June 3. According to Charmaine…

Three multicab drivers test positive in surprise drug test in Talisay City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/16/2019

TALISAY CITY, Cebu, Philippines — Three multicab drivers tested positive in the early morning surprise drug tests of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) in various taxi terminals in Talisay City. PDEA-7 spokesperson, Leia…

Comelec to test, seal VCMs on May 10

Rosalie O. Abatayo 04/23/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The a Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Cebu will be conducting a province-wide simultaneous testing and sealing of the vote counting machines (VCM) on May 10, 2019, three days before they are set…

IDP Cebu opens dedicated IELTS test center March 25

PR 03/24/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The first dedicated International English Language Test System (IELTS) Test Center outside of Manila opens on March 25 at the IDP Education Cebu Office at the Ground Floor of the Keppel Center, Cardinal…

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