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Swine Flu

China New Swine Flu Has Pandemic Potential

Researchers in China have discovered a new type of swine flu that is capable of triggering a pandemic, according to a study published Monday in the U.S. science journal PNAS.  Named G4, it is genetically descended from the H1N1 strain that caused a pandemic [...]

June 30, 2020 News
Traditional jeepney

Ilalabas na ng LTFRB Memo para sa pagbiyahe ng tradisyunal na jeepney

ILALABAS na ng Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board ang Memorandum Circular para sa muling pagbiyahe ng tradisyonal na jeepney. Ayon kay LTFRB chairman Martin Delgra posibleng bukas o sa Miyerkules ay mailabas na ang Circular na magiging batayan sa [...]

June 29, 2020 News
Cebu

DOH, AFP sending doctors to Cebu

A desperate cry for help from overburdened medical front-liners battling a surge in new coronavirus cases in Cebu City has been answered — partly. The Department of Health (DOH) is sending doctors from rural areas in Western Visayas to the [...]

June 29, 2020 News
Philippine Offshore Gaming Operations (POGO)

POGOs leaving PH over tax issues? ‘Huwag natin silang habulin’ – lawmaker

Let them go. Philippine Offshore Gaming Operations (POGO) businesses are not our loss. Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said this Monday following the reported looming exodus of POGOs in the country as tax rules on online gaming are imposed. “That’s [...]

June 29, 2020 News
Cebu

Cebu hospitals puno na, frontliners, nais mag-resign

Nagpahayag ng pagnanais na “mag-quit” at “mag-resign” ng karamihang nurses sa Cebu matapos na mapuno na ang kanilang mga ospital ng mga pasyenteng may COVID-19. Ayon kay Dr. Peter Mancao, public relations officer ng Cebu Medical Society, bukod sa pagtaas [...]

June 29, 2020 News
Boat from Cebu

Man paddles boat from Cebu for four days to go home

A 59-year-old man was taken to a quarantine facility in Calatrava, Negros Occidental, after he was intercepted by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) while traveling on a boat from Cebu late Friday evening. Commander Jansen Benjamin, head of PCG-Negros Occidental, [...]

June 29, 2020 News
Ramon Revilla Sr

Former Sen. Ramon Revilla Sr. dies at 93

Former Sen. Ramon Revilla Sr., the popular action star whose fame propelled him to the Senate of the Philippines, died of heart failure on Friday. He was 93. In a brief Facebook live video by his son, Sen. Ramon “Bong” [...]

June 27, 2020 News
tuob

‘Tuob’ can’t kill virus – Cebu medical groups

Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia got a dose of her own medicine on social media after netizens criticized her for publicly shaming two doctors who questioned her endorsement of “tuob,” or steam inhalation as a cure for the new coronavirus disease [...]

June 27, 2020 News
COVID-19 cases in Pangasinan

2 OFWs, 3 cops latest COVID-19 cases in Pangasinan

Two returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and three policemen are the new patients infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Pangasinan as of Friday, according to records of the Pangasinan Provincial Health Office (PHO). The two migrant workers, however, are [...]

June 27, 2020 News
Iloilo City

Iloilo City council to investigate brownouts after new firm took over

The Iloilo City council will investigate repeated and prolonged brownouts a few months after a company owned by business tycoon Enrique Razon Jr. took over the city’s electric distribution system. Several councilors lamented during the council’s regular session on June [...]

June 27, 2020 News