BOC-Davao donates abandoned medical equipment to SPMC

DAVAO CITY – The Bureau of Customs (BOC) here donated various abandoned medical equipment to Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) on Tuesday. The donation came at a time when SPMC has been designated as the sole facility in Davao Region where the 2019 coronavirus disease (Covid-19) patients can be admitted. In a statement, BOC said it …

Davao Region’s first coronavirus patient discharged

DAVAO CITY – Davao Region’s first confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) patient has fully recovered and has been discharged from the Davao Regional Medical Center (DRMC) in Tagum City, Davao del Norte. This was confirmed Monday by Dr. Annabelle Yumang, director of the Department of Health in Davao Region (DOH-11), during a virtual presser where the …

Duterte seeks ‘more powers,’ urgent measures vs. Covid-19

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte has asked Congress to grant him “for a limited period and subject to restrictions” authority to exercise powers necessary to meet the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) national emergency amid the rising number of cases in the country. “Pursuant to the powers vested in me under Section 15, Article VI of the …

Baste still in isolation; awaiting results: Mayor Sara

DAVAO CITY – Vice Mayor Sebastian “Baste” Duterte, who remains in isolation after experiencing flu-like symptoms, is waiting for the test result for 2019 coronavirus disease (Covid-19), Mayor Sara Duterte said Wednesday. “He is still in isolation up to now. He has three of the symptoms and is waiting for the result,” she said in a …

DSWD among the top-performing gov’t agencies: Pulse Asia

MANILA — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is among top-performing government agencies named in a recent study conducted by survey firm Pulse Asia. The results from the firm’s Ulat ng Bayan survey from December 3 to 8, 2019 showed that the agency received an 85 percent approval rating for its performance. DSWD spokesperson …

Police cadet dies during training in Davao City

DAVAO CITY –A police cadet died a day after he fainted in the middle of the Basic Internal Security Operation Course (BISOC) here, the Police Regional Office in Davao Region (PRO 11) reported on Friday. Brig. Gen. Filmore Escobal, PRO-11 director, said Patrolman Angelo Tito, 24, died of sinus tachycardia secondary to severe dehydration on Friday …

Duterte had difficulty flying back to Manila due to Taal unrest

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte arrived Manila on Monday morning after his plane initially had difficulty taking off after Taal Volcano’s eruption caused zero visibility in some areas in the south. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the President “could not fly to Manila last (Sunday) night because visibility was — and could still be zero.” “PRRD …

Duterte asks authorities to aid in evacuation of residents near Taal

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte ordered authorities to undertake measures necessary to place the people within the perimeter of Taal Volcano out of the danger zone. This after the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the Taal Volcano is spewing ash in a phreatic eruption on Sunday afternoon due to hydro-thermal activities. Phivolcs has …