North Cotabato prepares for Vaccine jab

DAVAO CITY — Preparations are underway in North Cotabato for the upcoming vaccination program. On Tuesday, February 23, health stakeholders met and discussed measures to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. health authorities together with the different line agencies such as the Education Department, Bureau of Fire Protection, religious sector, Non-Government Organizations (NGOs), and …

Lanao del Norte strengthens efforts vs. COVID-19, registers zero probable case

TUBOD, LANAO DEL NORTE (24 April 2020) – The Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte continues to provide stringent measures to ensure local transmission of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is prevented more than a month after the province-wide enhanced community quarantine was implemented. Governor Imelda “Angging” Dimaporo is leading local efforts and personally overseeing the …

30 Pinoys listed as PUIs housed in Basilan island

ZAMBOANGA CITY — Health authorities have placed 30 of the 121 people aboard two vessels that arrived from Malaysia as patients under investigation (PUIs) and the remaining 91 as persons under monitoring (PUMs). Currently, they are housed at the quarantine facility constructed in Sibakel Island, Lantawan town in Basilan province by the Western Mindanao Command …

PH to bring home 167 Filipinos from Macau

DAVAO CITY —- A total of 167 stranded and distressed Filipinos from Macau arrived in Manila through a chartered flight on Saturday. The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) will respectively bring home 137 undocumented and irregular Filipino workers and 30 OWWA members, the department said in a news …

WHO names Novel Coronavirus as COVID-19

DAVAO CITY —The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday names the novel coronavirus as COVID-19. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced the new name of the disease in Geneva on Tuesday “We now have a name for the disease and it’s COVID-19”.. COVID-19 means “co” stands for “corona”, “vi” for “virus” and “d” for “disease”, …