Storm Maring toll: 40 reported deaths, 22 towns, cities under state of calamity 

REPORTED deaths due to floods and landslides triggered by severe tropical storm Maring, with international name Kompasu, has reached 40 while 11 others were missing and five injured, based on the Oct. 18 report from the national disaster management agency.  Declarations of state of calamity have been issued in 22 localities, which would allow the release […]

ASF cases in Cagayan already under control, says vet   

THE NEW cases of African Swine Fever (ASF) detected in four towns in Cagayan are already under control, according to its provincial veterinarian.    “The (new) detected ASF cases are just isolated cases and are already under control. The provincial veterinary office is closely monitoring these cases,” Cagayan Acting Provincial Veterinarian Noli V. Buen said in a television interview on […]

Adverse effects of vax below 1%

OF thE 1,004,760 individuals inoculated with the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccines in Central Visayas, only 5,120 (0.51 percent) reported minor adverse events following immunization (AEFI) and only 53 (0.005 percent) reported serious AEFI as of Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021. The figures are based on the Visayas Covid-19 Vaccination Operations Center’s (VVOC) vaccine surveillance […]

3 arrested for illegal drugs

THREE men, including two who were reported missing by their families, were arrested in separate buy-busts in the cities of Cebu and Lapu-Lapu since Thursday, May 20, 2021. On Thursday, May 20, two men who were initially reported to be missing for two days were arrested by operatives of the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) […]

Active Covid cases drop below 100,000

AFTER a week of declaring time-based recoveries, active coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases fell below 100,000 for the first time in a month. Deaths from Covid-19, however, continued to exceed 100 for the fourth day in a row. DOH Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire warned against complacency and reminded the public to continue adhering strictly to […]

Asia’s rising coronavirus cases a worry as vaccine doubts cloud campaigns

Singapore — India, South Korea, and Thailand faced mounting coronavirus infections on Thursday, undermining cautious hopes that Asia might be emerging from the worst of the pandemic as worries about safety threatened to delay vaccination drives. India reported a record 126,789 new cases, the third day this week tallies have surged to more than 100,000, […]