NBI 7 chief: Refrain from buying drugs for Covid-19 treatment sold on black market

NATIONAL Bureau of Investigation (NBI) 7 Director Rennan Augustus Oliva has warned the public to refrain from acquiring drugs and medicines for Covid-19 treatment on the black market. Aside from being illegal, resorting to the black market could lead to the purchase of fake drugs. Oliva issued the reminder on Monday, Sept. 27, 2021, following […]

Maynilad offers free desludging services to COVID-19 facilities

MAYNILAD Water Services, Inc. has been extending free desludging services to 56 quarantine centers, hospitals, government checkpoints, and other coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) facilities since March last year. The west zone water concessionaire said the COVID-19 facilities that benefited include Sta. Ana Hospital, Tondo Hospital, Quezon Institute, and Cavite City Hospital, as well as several […]

Tax Notes: Clarifying issues on certain VAT-exempt medicines and medical devices used for Covid-19 under the Create Act

THE Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) issued Revenue Memorandum Circular (RMC) No. 99-2021 to address some of the issues and concerns of taxpayers about the consolidated list of VAT-exempt products in RMC 81-2021 and the treatment of input VAT on said products prior to or upon the effectivity of its VAT exemption. This exemption is […]

Rimba Raya Distributes Covid-19 Aid Packages in 14 Villages around Seruyan River

Kuala Pembuang, Indonesia, Sep 10, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – On September 7, 2021, based on the government’s Covid-19 distribution map data, Indonesia still has 3.5% of active cases of Covid-19, out of approximately 4 million confirmed cases. The struggle of various levels of society since the beginning of the pandemic case announced […]

Mandaue’s EOC expects rise in cases

THE Mandaue Emergency Operations Center (EOC) anticipates a rise in Covid-19 cases in the next three weeks after the city’s quarantine status was downgraded from modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) to general community quarantine (GCQ). Julius Caesar Entise, EOC deputy chief, noted that after quarantine restrictions were eased, people have become more complacent and have […]

Those who missed sked can still get vaxxed

REGISTERED individuals who have missed their vaccination schedules either because of emergency or unexpected scenarios like illness during their schedule need not worry as they can still re-schedule their vaccination. Mary Jean Loreche, Visayas Covid-19 Vaccination Operations Center (VVOC) spokesperson, said individuals with concerns like these can either call or check with their local government […]

Malilong: Rising Covid-19 deaths

WHEN the first Covid-19 cases were discovered in Cebu City last year, we seriously considered temporarily relocating to Boljoon, a little over a hundred kilometers south of the city, to ride out the storm. It was safer there, we thought. Our professional commitments, however, held us back. Two family members are medical doctors and they […]

Service companies likeliest to report COVID cases

COMPANIES in the service industry were the likeliest to report coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases among their staff, according to the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE).  Of the 48,413 establishments the Labor department inspected in the year to date, 4,700 companies reported having COVID-19 cases, mostly in the service sector, Labor Assistant Secretary Ma. […]

Solon: Fraudulent acts related to vax program to be penalized

Cebu City Councilor Renato Osmeña Jr. has proposed a measure to penalize any fraudulent acts in connection with the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccination program in Cebu City. Osmeña has filed the proposed ordinance entitled “An Ordinance Penalizing Fraudulent Acts in Connection with Covid-19 Vaccination” before the Cebu City Council on August 25, 2021. The […]

Gwen refutes DOH 7 data

CEBU Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021, said there remained less than 5,000 active coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases in the Province to contradict reports based on official Covid-19 statistics from the Department of Health (DOH 7). As of Aug. 23, she said the Province has recorded a total of 29,197 cases, of […]