Going beyond the tests and the textbooks

Inez Ponce de leon - @inquirerdotnet 05/25/2022

Our school standards have once again been questioned these last few months. There was “Pinoy Big Brother” and “MaJoHa”; a module that targeted opposition personalities; the twisted history and misunderstandings of science online. Then, there are the…

Gov’t surpasses goal of conducting 30,000 COVID-19 tests daily – Palace

Krissy Aguilar 05/25/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines has met its goal of conducting 30,000 coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) tests per day, Malacañang said Monday. During a televised briefing, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said the country can now conduct 32,100…

Rapid antibody test kits: A closer look

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/19/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Around the globe, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) test kits are flying off from every biotechnological and medical technology firm as countries scramble to screen everyone for possible infection. There are two types of…

RITM eyes 10,000 tests a day; prepares distribution of 900k test kits

Krissy Aguilar 04/08/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) is eyeing at processing about 10,000 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) tests a day for the next three months as it prepares to distribute 900,000 test kits in accredited…

DOH tests 23,000 people for coronavirus; 82% test negative

Daphne Galvez 04/06/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine government has conducted a total of 22,958 tests for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), of which over 82 percent resulted negative. Health Secretary Maria Rosario Vergeire, in a Laging Handa press briefing Monday,…

AFP chief tests positive for COVID-19

Frances Mangosing 03/27/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Armed Forces of the Philippines chief of staff Gen. Felimon Santos Jr. has tested positive for coronavirus, Defense Sec. Delfin Lorenzana said Friday. Lorenzana himself is now under quarantine after he found out Friday…

Money Heist’ actress Itziar Ituño tests positive for COVID-19

Ian Biong 03/19/2020

Spanish actress Itziar Ituño, who plays inspector Raquel Murillo in the hit Netflix series “Money Heist” (Spanish title: La Casa de Papel), has tested positive for COVID-19. The 45-year-old actress broke the unfortunate news to her fans…

Live poultry in Nueva Ecija town tests positive for Avian flu

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 03/16/2020

MANILA, Philippines – Live sample quails from a farm in Jaen town of Nueva Ecija tested positive for the H5N6 Avian flu after being examined by veterinary and quarantine officials, the Department of Agriculture (DA) revealed on…

Taiwanese who visited PH tests positive for coronavirus

Consuelo Marquez 03/06/2020

MANILA, Philippines — A Taiwanese who flew from the Philippines was confirmed to have contracted COVID-19, the coronavirus disease that originated from China’s Wuhan city, the Taiwan’s health department confirmed on Thursday. According to Taiwan Centers for…

Uber wants to resume self-driving car tests on public roads

AP 11/05/2018

DETROIT (AP) — Nearly eight months after one of its autonomous test vehicles hit and killed an Arizona pedestrian, Uber wants to resume testing on public roads. The company has filed an application on with the Pennsylvania…

Bus drivers undergo drug test as part of PDEA’s Oplan Undas

Delta Derycka Letigio 10/29/2018

  A surprise drug test was conducted to at least 100 bus drivers and dispatchers of the Cebu South Bus Terminal and North Bus Terminal as part of the Oplan Undas of-of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency…

Kris Aquino reveals results of her medical tests in Singapore

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 10/02/2018

“ALL tests for any tumor markers were negative.” Queen of All Media Kris Aquino gave this categorical statement a day after she traveled to Singapore for a more comprehensive set of tests. The medical update was part…

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