Low cases of COVID-19 noted at NAIA

Low cases of COVID-19 noted at NAIA The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) has announced lower cases of COVID-19 infections among airport personnel due to massive information drive and disinfection within the NAIA complex. MIAA Public Affairs head Consuelo Bungag said of the 151 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since last March, a total of 146 individuals have recovered.  There are four remaining patients with the dreaded pulmonary disease, and one case of death. The MIAA management has ordered the continued disinfection in the terminals, along with other health safety protocols,…

Congresswoman, 77, tests positive for COVID-19

A 77-year-old congresswoman has tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently under home isolation in Quezon City, the House of Representatives reported Wednesday. The lady solon’s identity was withheld.  She became the 90th among House officials and employees infected by the dreaded coronavirus disease. She is also the 10th House member to be infected. Also on Wednesday, the House Medical-Dental Service disclosed that two employees received test confirmation that they are positive for COVID-19. MDS Director Dick Dizon revealed that a female employee from the office of Camiguin Rep. Xavier Jesus Romualdo…

Red Pill? Behind China’s COVID-19 vaccine diplomacy

SHANGHAI/BANDUNG, Indonesia — Starting at noon on select days, green hospital curtains go up on the windows and doors of a Puskesmas — a spare, government-run medical clinic that resembles a large shed — in the heart of the city of Bandung in Indonesia. One by one, people begin to arrive, almost furtively ushered into the interior by officers. They emerge hours later with a single plaster on their arm. The Puskesmas is offering what may be the only way out of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic that has gripped Indonesia now…

Gov’t plans to make new COVID-19 testing technologies available to disadvantaged areas

The government is planning to make new testing technologies available to far-flung and disadvantaged areas to help detect, isolate and treat people with the new coronavirus disease. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte (ARMAN BAYLON/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO) President Duterte bared the latest plan to boost the country’s testing efforts in his second monthly report to Congress on the implementation of Bayanihan 2 law. “Part of the National Action Plan Phase II Planning is a proposal to make new testing technologies available to Geographically Isolated and Disadvantaged Areas where access to conventional Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)…

Sen. Go wants COVID-19 kits available, affordable to all

News / National / Sen. Go wants COVID-19 kits available, affordable to all Sen. Go wants COVID-19 kits available, affordable to all Senator Christopher “Bong” Go, chairman of the Senate health and demography committee, today appealed to the government to ensure the availability, accessibility and affordability of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing kits as demand for it continues to grow amid the ongoing health crisis.  Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go (OFFICE OF SEN. BONG GO / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) Go emphasized that COVID-19 testing is a requirement for persons…

DILG lauds Pangasinan prov’l govt for its efforts in slowing down COVID-19 spread

News / Luzon / DILG lauds Pangasinan prov’l govt for its efforts in slowing down COVID-19 spread DILG lauds Pangasinan prov’l govt for its efforts in slowing down COVID-19 spread PANGASINAN — The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has commended the provincial government headed by Gov. Amado Espino III and the people of Pangasinan for their collective effort in slowing down the spread of COVID-19. Governor Amado I. Espino III (Photo from the official website of the Province of Pangasinan/ MANILA BULLETIN/ FILE) “Binabati natin si Governor dahil maganda…

Negros Occ., Cavite, Benguet top list of areas with highest COVID-19 new cases

News / National / Negros Occ., Cavite, Benguet top list of areas with highest COVID-19 new cases Negros Occ., Cavite, Benguet top list of areas with highest COVID-19 new cases The Philippines coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases hit past 373,000 after 1,524 new infections were confirmed on Tuesday, October 27, the Department of Health (DOH) said.  (JANSEN ROMERO / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) The total number of cases in the country is now at 373,144. Of these, 37,489 are active cases,  wherein 82.8 percent are mild, 11 percent are asymptomatic,…

Gov’t to tap new labs for returning OFWs’ COVID-19 tests in lieu of Red Cross – Roque

Malacañang said that the Department of Health (DOH) is already coordinating with eight private laboratories to conduct COVID-19 tests for returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) until the issue of nonpayment to the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) is settled. (JANSEN ROMERO / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) Presidential spokesman Harry Roque made the statement after the Department of Justice (DOJ) said that the payment to the PRC is subject to the “completeness of the requirements and compliance with accounting rules and auditing rules and procedures.” In his Monday presser, Roque said…

Alex Gonzaga, her parents, and fiancé Mikee recover from Covid-19

Despite plans that have been cancelled, the actress is still grateful for many things Earlier today, Alex Gonzaga shared an intimate and very personal documentary video of how life was the past three weeks since they found out that she and her parents, fiancé Mikee, and one household help Sophie, were infected with Covid-19.  She was contemplating if she should share how life was when Covid-19 hit them, and decided that she should, “so you can learn from our mistakes and to give you hope so that you know you…

8 more Filipinos abroad added to COVID-19 cases -DFA

News / National / 8 more Filipinos abroad added to COVID-19 cases –DFA 8 more Filipinos abroad added to COVID-19 cases –DFA The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Wednesday reported eight new confirmed cases, 10 new recoveries, and no new fatality due to COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) among Filipinos abroad. In its latest report, the DFA said the new confirmed cases and new recoveries were recorded in the Americas and Asia and the Pacific. The total number of overseas Filipinos who have contracted the virus since the outbreak of…