Philippine College of Physicians backs Adventist Hospital cebu

THE Philippine College of Physicians (PCP) has expressed its support for the Adventist Hospital-Cebu after the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) filed allegations of irregularities in Covid-19 claims against the hospital. In its support statement, the PCP said misconstruing doctors in committing fraud is disheartening and demoralizing, considering the emotional, physical and mental stress in […]

NBI, IBP sign agreement to protect lawyers, judiciary members  

THE National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) signed a memorandum of agreement on June 25 to strengthen coordination and communication to prevent further attacks against lawyers and members of the judiciary.   In a news release on Tuesday, the NBI said under the agreement, it committed to “provide timely assistance to lawyers, prosecutors, and […]

Libre: G7 Summit 2021

As of Thursday, June 17, 2021, the World Health Organization recorded 176,693,988 confirmedCovid-19 virus cases with 3,830,304 deaths. In the data tallied by Johns Hopkins University, it was revealed that more people died of the virus in 2021 than in 2020. Of the total deaths, 1.88 million were counted as of Dec. 31, 2020 with […]

Arrest of brgy. captains for mass gathering violations covered by existing sanctions — DoJ

While President Rodrigo R. Duterte gave an order on Wednesday to arrest barangay captains in areas where there have been mass gatherings in violation of coronavirus health protocols, these are already covered by existing sanctions against public officials who fail to perform their duty, said Department of Justice (DoJ) officials. “(R)egarding Barangay Captains who fail […]

FDA OK´s ivermectin use vs worm

The local Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of ivermectin by humans against a certain type of parasitic worm. The certificate pf product registration paves the way for the drug to be sold commercially, FDA Director-General Rolando Enrique G. Domingo told an online news briefing on Wednesday. Lloyd Laboratories applied for the […]

Herd immunity vs COVID-19

Herd immunity is the indirect protection from an infectious disease that occurs when a high percentage of the population becomes immune, either through vaccination or previous infection. Also known as population immunity or community immunity, herd immunity makes the spread of an infectious disease from person to person unlikely. When herd immunity is achieved, even […]

10 Cebu City cops face charges for ‘robbing’ woman ‘involved’ in illegal drug trade

TEN police officers assigned at the Sawang Calero Police Station in Cebu City were relieved from their posts after they allegedly robbed a 35-year-old woman suspected of being engaged in drug trafficking early this month. The team leader was also accused of raping the woman, a resident of a subdivision in Barangay Tungkil, Minglanilla. The […]