City Vet alarmed over reported new ASF cases in Davao City amidst Covid-19 pandemic

DAVAO CITY — Backyard piggery owners from the purok 32 and 29 in the village of Inayangan are doubly hit while they are free from infection from coronavirus-19 pandemic, their hogs are dying due to suspected cases of African Swine Free (ASF). A backyard piggery owner informed Newsline that his two hogs died a week …

Elderly Volunteers in Covid19-hit village adopting own lockdown scheme to protect residents

DAVAO CITY — A village in Catalunan Grande here identified by health authorities as among the Covid19-hit areas has adopted its own scheme to protect the residents from the spread of the dreaded virus — an improvised checkpoint installed with volunteers on-duty. The village is just at the back of the barangay hall and the …

Death of a mendicant’s 2-year-old child due to Covid-19; Brgy 23-C epicenter of infection

DAVAO CITY — Barangay 23-C popularly known for its Isla Verde and Mini-Forest communities, is a village along the coastline of the city. It is near the business center, was once called Poblacion with Luz Kinilaw as its best landmark, a most frequented local restaurant in the city’s tourist destinations. Most of the village residents …

Maguindanao folks feast over hundreds of fish washed ashore

DATU BLAH SINSUAT, Maguindanao – Nords Sabiwang, a fisherman living in the coastal village of Matuber here and other fisher folks, had been trying to improve their catch when he noticed a huge group of fish few meters from the shoreline. It was Friday morning in Barangay Matuber when suddenly a huge army of tulingan …

Dead whale discovered floating in Surigao Sur

BUTUAN CITY – Residents of a fishing village in Hinatuan town, Surigao del Sur, found a floating dead whale Saturday morning. Surigao del Sur Provincial Police Office (SDSPPO) director Col. James Goforth said personnel of Hinatuan Municipal Police Office (HMPO) was alerted of the floating carcass discovered by fishermen at around 6:10 a.m. in Sitio Gacubay, …

BARMM’s COVID-19 testing facility up for accreditation

COTABATO CITY — The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao’s (BARMM) laboratory facility for Covid-19 testing, through the Cotabato Regional and Medical Center (CRMC), is now on its stage 3 of the accreditation process. In a press statement released on Thursday, May 7, BARMM information office quoted Health Minister Dr. Saffrullah Dipatuansaying “Nasa stage 3 …

Sarangani raises alarm over rising sea turtle deaths

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – Environment personnel in Sarangani have raised alarm over the rising cases of deaths since last year of the critical sea turtles or “pawikan” in parts of the province’s coastal areas. Dr. Roy Mejorada, the in-house veterinarian of the Sarangani Environmental Conservation and Protection Center, said Monday they have asked the Protected Area …

105 Cops already infected with Covid-19

MANILA – The number of Philippine National Police (PNP) personnel found positive of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) has reached 105, an official said on Saturday. In a statement, PNP Health Service Director, Brig. Gen. Herminio Tadeo Jr. said seven more cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in recent tests by the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine …