Duque warns of ‘beginning surge’ of COVID-19 cases

Cathrine Gonzales 12/17/2020

MANILA, Philippines — There are already signs of a “beginning surge” of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in parts of Metro Manila, as well as in Ilocos Region, Cagayan Valley, and Cordillera Administrative Region, Health Secretary Francisco…

Don’t use trumpets, whistles to welcome 2021, DOH warns public

Dona Z. Pazzibugan, Jerome Aning 12/11/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, health officials have discouraged the use of trumpets and whistles as an alternative to firecrackers in welcoming the New Year. During the launch of the government’s annual anti-firecrackers campaign, an…

WHO warns of neglecting vaccinations during pandemic

04/30/2020

Copenhagen, Denmark — The World Health Organization’s European office warned Thursday that to keep other infectious diseases in check, vaccination programs must remain a priority even during the coronavirus pandemic. The warning came as the UN body noted that while…

WHO warns malaria deaths could double during coronavirus pandemic

04/24/2020

GENEVA, Switzerland — The new coronavirus pandemic could severely disrupt access to anti-malaria nets and drugs in sub-Saharan Africa, the World Health Organization said Thursday, warning that malaria deaths risked doubling if efforts are not urgently scaled…

Duterte wants DOH to probe 9 hospitals for turning away patients

Darryl John Esguerra 04/17/2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday night ordered the Department of Health (DOH) to investigate nine hospitals allegedly refusing the admission of patients due to supposed overcrowding caused by the influx of COVID-19 patients. In…

Duterte warns of ‘martial law-like’ lockdown to curb surge of ECQ violations

Krissy Aguilar 04/17/2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday warned the public he would order the military and police to enforce “martial law-like” lockdown measures as violators of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) continue to rise. The President made…

DOH warns vs eating raw meat, exotic animals amid coronavirus outbreak

Krissy Aguilar 01/27/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Skip raw meat and exotic food for now as the Department of Health (DOH) warned Monday against their consumption in the midst of a new coronavirus outbreak. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III urged the…

DOLE-7 warns public re bogus solicitation request

Irene R. Sino Cruz 01/08/2020

CEBU CITY–The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Central Visayas warned the public about a bogus request purportedly signed by Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III asking for donation. In a press statement, DOLE-7 regional director Salome…

Pope warns overeating is ‘avenue of personal destruction’

10/17/2019

VATICAN CITY – The pope on Wednesday contrasted the world’s 820 million hungry people with those who turn food into “an avenue of personal destruction” through overeating, in comments to mark World Food Day. Pope Francis noted…

Climate change could turn oceans from friend to foe, UN report warns

09/20/2019

PARIS — Global warming and pollution caused by humanity’s carbon-heavy footprint are ravaging Earth’s oceans and icy regions in ways that could unleash misery on a global scale, a landmark United Nations report to be unveiled next…

Duterte warns: Expect ‘radical change’ in gov’t war on rebels

Julie M. Aurelio - Philippine Daily Inquirer 08/29/2019

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday warned of a “very radical change” in the government’s war on communist insurgency, terrorism and illegal drugs. The President reminded the Armed Forces of the Philippines to end the…

PDEA-7 urges public to be wary about what they ingest in bars, parties

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/25/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) urged the public to be careful with whatever they ingest in bars or in public parties.  “Dapat careful sila sa kung ano ang iniinom…

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