Virus alert raised in Philippine capital

By Kyle Aristophere T. Atienza, Reporter  President Rodrigo R. Duterte on New Year’s Eve raised the alert in Manila, the capital and nearby cities to Level 3 from Jan. 3 to 15 amid rising coronavirus infections.  The stricter lockdown was imposed after an exponential rise in COVID-19 cases in the past days, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Alexei B. Nograles told a televised news briefing, […]

Preliminary conference for 3 Marcos disqualification cases set Jan. 7

THREE petitions seeking the disqualification of Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr., son and namesake of the late Philippine dictator, from running for president in the May 2022 elections have been set for preliminary conference on Jan. 7. Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Rowena V. Guanzon, who is part of the division handling the three cases, made […]

100,000 Filipinos got additional shots versus coronavirus — DoH

More than 100,000 Filipinos have received additional shots against the coronavirus, according to Philippine health authorities. The country had injected 102,102 additional doses as of Nov. 24, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario S. Vergeire told a virtual news briefing on Thursday. She said 69,971 health workers and 21,139 seniors have received booster shots. Almost 11,000 seriously […]

No new Covid cases in 49 barangays

OF THE 80 barangays in Cebu City, more than half or 49 have had no reported Covid-19 transmissions for two weeks straight. This according to Cebu City Councilor Joel Garganera, Emergency Operations Center (EOC) deputy chief implementer. Garganera said as of Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021, only nine out of the 541 residents that were swabbed […]