Frontliners fear PPE supply shortage

DAVAO CITY –- Frontliners attending to patients suspected of having coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic expressed alarm of possible personal protective equipment (PPE) shortage. Dr. Leopoldo Vega, Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC), chief of hospital said they are now scouting for PPE suppliers in Metro Manila though they are getting donations but they need to sustain the requirement. …

Magnitude 6 earthquake jolts some parts of Southern Mindanao

DAVAO CITY — A magnitude 6.0 earthquake hit some parts of Southern Mindanao at around 11:30 in the evening on March 26, with epicenter traced at Maasim towm in Saranggani province. In its latest earthquake bulletin, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the earthquake was tectonic in origin. and recorded at 05.66°N, …

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 …

DOH confirms death of Covid-19 PUI in Soccsksargen

GENERAL SANTOS CITY — The Department of Health (DOH) in Region 12 (Soccsksargen) confirmed late Thursday afternoon the death of a patient under investigation (PUI) from Sultan Kudarat province while still awaiting test results for the 2019 coronavirus disease (Covid-19). Arjohn Gangoso, DOH-12 health education and promotions officer, said in a statement the 87-year-old male patient …

Duterte checks implementation of COVID-19 order

DAVAO CITY — To make sure  that the screening procedure and  COVID-19 protocol is observed, President Rodrigo Duterte  went to the  boundary of Valenzuela City in Metro Manila and Meycauayan, Bulacan along MacArthur Highway early Tuesday. On Monday night, Duterte appealed for volunteerism as he invited country’s conglomerates to contribute as the country tries to …

PSG creates task force Covid-19 to ensure Duterte’s safety

MANILA — The Presidential Security Group (PSG) on Monday said it has created the “PSG Task Force Covid-19” to safeguard President Rodrigo Duterte and the first family following the rise in the number of persons infected with the new coronavirus disease (Covid-19) to 140. In a statement on its official website, PSG said the task force …

DOH confirms Mindanao’s first Covid-19 case in Iligan City

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Health authorities placed in isolation Thursday a patient at a government-run hospital here hours after being found positive for the novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19). In an announcement late Wednesday, the Department of Health in Region 10 (DOH-10) said the patient had been confined at a hospital in Iligan City for four …

Sara Duterte under self-quarantine for COVID-19

DAVAO CITY —-City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has placed herself under quarantine as a precautionary measure against the spread of COVID-19. A statement released by the City Mayor’s Office says “Mayor Sara Duterte shall undergo a voluntary monitored home quarantine and has signed up as a Person Under Monitoring under the Davao City Health Office.” This, …