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[ANALYSIS] Beating COVID-19: The hammer and the dance

  Editor's note: A longer version of this article was first published on  Medium  on March 20, 2020. It is being reposted with the author's permission. Watch and read the transcript of his  interview with Rappler 's Maria Ressa.    READ: Part 1 | [ANALYSIS] Strategies for fighting COVID-19  .....»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerMar 26th, 2020

[ANALYSIS] Why a social dialogue must happen now

The human dimensions of the COVID-19 pandemic reach far beyond the critical health response. All aspects of our future will be affected – economic, social and developmental. Our response must be urgent, coordinated and on a global scale, and should immediately deliver help to those most ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 26th, 2020

[ANALYSIS] Fighting the COVID-19 pandemic: How do we heal as one?

We were not alone in underestimating the COVID-19 threat. With every country inextricably linked to China, where this disease started percolating , the rest of the world was similarly caught flat-footed.  But while our health systems are not as advanced as other countries, we could have done a lot better.  We ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 25th, 2020

No. 1 Amsali flanked by NU twin towers in Final NBTC 24

New faces are all around in the final rankings of the most promising high school prospects in the Philippines with 15 players bringing a breath of fresh air to the National Basketball Training Centre All-Star Game. Leading the way in the Final NBTC 24 is San Beda’s all-around forward Rhayyan Amsali whose consistency keyed the Red Cubs’ return to the mountaintop for the first time in four years. The 6-foot-3 lefty was the consensus top player in the NCAA NBTC 24 in his one-and-done season and now reclaims his place as an All-Star after his transfer to and residency in San Beda. The twin towers of National U, Carl Tamayo and Kevin Quiambao, then go back-to-back at nos. 2 and 3 after strong seasons that saw the former retain Finals MVP and the latter rank first in the UAAP NBTC 24. Just like last year, the top 24 players from the NCAA and the UAAP were first named before the best of the best from both lists, alongside those from Cebu and other leagues, were ranked in the Final NBTC 24. UAAP MVP Jake Figueroa of Adamson and NCAA MVP John Barba of Lyceum, meanwhile, will be making their debuts in the showcase of the top young talent in the country after landing at the fifth and seventh spots, respectively. They will be joined by other first-timers in Ateneo’s Josh Lazaro (8) and Lebron Lopez (12), FEU-Diliman’s Penny Estacio (10) and Cholo Anonuevo (13), San Beda’s Justine Sanchez (14) and Yukien Andrada (17), LSGH’s RC Calimag (19), Letran’s Joshua Ramirez (20), Hope’s Joshua Cajucom (21), Xavier’s Miguel Tan (22), UC’s Isaiah Blanco (23), and SHS-Ateneo’s Mike Boniel (24). Completing the ultimate list are All-Star returnees Mac Guadana of the Jr. Pirates at no. 4, Bismarck Lina of the Tiger Cubs at no. 6, Terrence Fortea and Gerry Abadiano of the Bullpups at nos. 9 and 16, Jonnel Policarpio of the Red Robins at no. 11, Forthsky Padrigao of the Blue Eaglets at no. 15, and Tony Ynot of the Red Cubs at no. 18. Here is the Final NBTC 24 for 2020: After a one-year absence, Rhayyan Amsali has willed his way back into the big dance after ranking first in the Final #NBTC24 for 2020. San Beda's present and future star will lead the 24 most promising prospects in ???????? in the All-Star game penciled in for April. pic.twitter.com/y4gejHZFPM — Normie Riego (@riegogogo) March 20, 2020 Right beside 1? Amsali are National U twin towers Carl Tamayo and Kevin Quiambao (@20kKevin) who ranked 2? and 3? in Final #NBTC24 for 2020. pic.twitter.com/NAwomdvjNq — Normie Riego (@riegogogo) March 20, 2020 FINAL #NBTC24 for 2020 4? @guadana_mclaude, G, Lyceum 5? Jake Figueroa, F, Adamson 6? @bismarcklina, C/F, UST pic.twitter.com/xMs6nbTuFS — Normie Riego (@riegogogo) March 20, 2020 FINAL #NBTC24 for 2020 7? John Barba, F, Lyceum 8? Josh Lazaro, F, Ateneo 9? @TerrenceForteaa, G, NU pic.twitter.com/e8Kyp8b81Y — Normie Riego (@riegogogo) March 20, 2020 FINAL #NBTC24 for 2020 1?0? Penny Estacio (@p_nny11), G, FEU-Diliman 1?1? Jonnel Policarpio (@JonnelPolicarp7), F, Mapua 1?2? Lebron Lopez, F, Ateneo pic.twitter.com/t9cGzCnwy9 — Normie Riego (@riegogogo) March 20, 2020 FINAL #NBTC24 for 2020 1?3? Cholo Anonuevo, F, FEU-Diliman 1?4? Justine Sanchez, F, San Beda 1?5? @padrigaoforth, G, Ateneo 1?6? @gerryabadiano08, G, NU pic.twitter.com/ObBruhjO7h — Normie Riego (@riegogogo) March 20, 2020 FINAL #NBTC24 for 2020 1?7? Yukien Andrada (@yukien2), F, San Beda 1?8? Tony Ynot, G/F, San Beda 1?9? RC Calimag (@calimag_rc), G/F, LSGH 2?0? Joshua Ramirez, G/F, Letran pic.twitter.com/rSwJxp9E5N — Normie Riego (@riegogogo) March 20, 2020 FINAL #NBTC24 for 2020 2?1? Joshua Cajucom, G, Hope 2?2? Miguel Tan, F, Xavier 2?3? Isaiah Blanco, F, UC 2?4? Mike Boniel, G, SHS-Ateneo — Normie Riego (@riegogogo) March 20, 2020 Due to COVID-19, the Chooks-to-Go NBTC League National Finals as well as the annual All-Star Game were postponed and tentatively rescheduled. Originally slated to take place from March 21 to 27 at SM Mall of Asia Arena, the week-long showcase of the top young talent in the country also backed by SMART, Vivo, Darlington, Phoenix Fuels, Epson, Gatorade, Go for Gold, and Molten has been penciled in for April 20 to 26 still at the same venue......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 20th, 2020

From Cellar-Dweller to Contender: Basilan s phenomenal rise in the MPBL

Coming off a rough 2018-19 MPBL Datu Cup campaign, Basilan Steel-Jumbo Plastic has no way to go but up, with the help of Phenom Sports, its new management team. Phenom, led by Jax Chua, took over Basilan late last season when the Steel have already spiraled down to the bottom of the MPBL and finished the tournament tied with Rizal for the last spot of the Southern division behind a dismal 7-18 win-loss record. From there, Phenom rebuilt the team, starting with the coaching staff that has what it takes to maneuver a losing team to a victorious one. “Coming in, ‘yung outlook naming sa team, we want to bring a winning culture ditto sa Basilan. We took the challenge kahit alam naming cellar-dweller noong Datu Cup,” said Chua, who also serves as the general manager of the Steel. Coach Jerson Cabiltes took the helm for Basilan, alongside deputies Noy Catalan, Florian Pineda, Arnold Oliveros, Jinino Manansala, Joseph Guion, Migs Montero, and Dands Javier. Then came the task to build a team that exhibits the same qualities of the Basileños: determined, full of perseverance, hardworking, and has something to prove. Phenom, who also ventured into player management aside from sportswear-making, then made the moves to improve Basilan’s lineup by taking players who are no big names but can contribute in a variety of ways. “To have a winning team, not necessary naman to get big name players. Ang hinanap namin ay mga hardworking players who will buy into the system at magsa-sacrifice talaga,” Chua said. The management retained veteran Dennis Daa for his leadership while activating Cris Dumapis, who has emerged as a reliable force in the paint. They then acquired the services of shifty playmaker Hesed Gabo and sharpshooting big man Jay Collado from Quezon City, marksman Jhapz Bautista from Makati, high-leaping Bobby Balucanag and Shaq Alanas from Pasay, sparkplug Gab Dagangon from Bataan, and Michole Sorela from Navotas. They also signed PBA veterans Jonathan Uyloan and Anthony Bringas alongside Irven Palencia, an integral cog for St. Clare in NAASCU, who is also managed by Phenom. Philip Manalang, Mark Trinidad, Ar Raouf Jilkipli, Junjie Hallare, Darwin Lunor, Jett Vidal, Melgar Murillo, Harold Ng, and Reiner Bazan completed the lineup of Basilan. The Turnaround When the Chooks-to-Go MPBL Lakan Cup opened, the retooled Basilan started on the right foot with two straight wins against Bicol and Pampanga. But when the adrenaline ran out, the Jumbo Plastic-backed squad saw its win-loss standing at 9-8 midway through the season. Then Basilan scorched the league in its remaining 13 games, tallying 11 victories while only losing two matches. The main reason for the brilliant playoff push? The arrival of Phenom-managed collegiate talents in Allyn Bulanadi, NCAA Season 95 leading scorer and San Sebastian College-Recoletos superstar, and Philip Manalang, lead floor general of University of the East. Bulanadi, a 6-foot-3 up-and-coming star, played in the Steel’s last seven games in the elimination round on an impressive 21.71 points on 46 percent clip and 4.5 rebounds averages. Meanwhile, Manalang is a sparkplug off the bench who brings the tenacity on the defense all while contributing on the other end in various ways. Basilan entered the playoffs with a 20-10 record, good for the third spot in the tough Southern division just behind top seed Davao Occidental and second-ranked Bacoor. “Our main goal was to for a competitive team and we want to redefine Basilan through basketball. In this way, I think we have garnered so many fans and inspired yung buong Basilan province that’s why I think we have already succeeded in redefining Basilan,” Chua said. But the grind did not stop for the Steel as they marched into the postseason with the whole Basilan province rallying behind their backs. In the quarterfinals, Basilan swept Iloilo advancing into the semifinals, with a daunting task of beating second seed powerhouse Bacoor City. The Steel survived a grueling three-game series against the Strikers, coming up on top despite having home-court disadvantage for Games Two and Three. In the division finals, Basilan faced the toughest team in the South, the Davao Occidental Tigers. But Basilan showed, again and again, its heart, escaping Game One with a 74-72 victory at the Davao Sports and Tourism Complex in Tagum City. And with a shot to glory and barging into the National Finals, Basilan looked to become South kings in front of their huge following at Lamitan City Gym in Game Two, but the Tigers have other plans, spoiling Basilan’s home court and surviving with an 81-76 win. Game Three was supposed to happen last March 14, but MPBL decided to suspend the Division Finals due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. “Nandito na rin kami eh, we are not here to participate lang. Given the chance and we will gladly take it. We will go all out to bring more pride to the Basileños and to repay the trust na binigay sa amin ng leaders ng Basilan especially Congressman Mujiv Hataman, Mayor Julz Hataman Governor Jim Hataman Salliman and Councilor Hegem Furigay,” added Chua. Will Basilan Steel continue their astounding playoff run to the National Finals or will Davao Occidental retain its crown in the South? No matter what, Basilan has already won the hearts of the Basileños and the whole MPBL fanbase with its tremendous turnaround from a lowly team in Datu Cup to a powerhouse in the Chooks-to-Go MPBL Lakan Season. More than Basketball But “Redefining Basilan” is more than basketball. Phenom Sports not only wanted to turn around people’s perception of Basilan the basketball team but give Basilan the province the appreciation it deserves. Basilan has been a hotbed of misconceptions due to the armed conflicts that happened there, but those were the days and the province has moved on. “Right from the start na nakapunta ako sa Basilan, sobrang iba nito kasi akala natin magulo ang Basilan, ang mga tao iba ang ugali pero hindi. Basilan has been enjoying a long peace na. For more than 15 years now under the leadership ng mga Hataman, naging maayos, naging focused sila sa peace and progress,” Chua on Basilan province. And basketball has played a huge part in giving the young Basileños a dream to hold on. “Yung mga kabataan, nabibigyan ng chance na mangarap na maging katulad ng idols nila,” said Chua. “They want to be the next Allyn Bulanadi, the next Hesed Gabo, the next Irven Palencia. This is what basketball is giving to the Basilan people.” The Steel has built a cult following in Basilan and it is the best feeling a player could feel. “Paglapag pa lang ng pier, everybody knows the players. They follow them like rockstars, like celebrities. They send food to the hotels, they watch our practices. Ganoon kamahal ng Basilan yung mga players nila. They saw a hardworking team who really represents Basilan’s culture - the determination, the perseverance and the hard work of the Basileños,” Chua concluded. But how did Basilan Steel get popular in the province? Meet the team behind Phenom Sports. Phenom is all-in in redefining Basilan and that’s why they have a team to do so. They have photographers in Marl Castro, Thel Suliva, and Michael Ordoñez who captured in-game pictures and the team’s interaction with the fans. Rion Balin and Jeff Palaganas are the videographers who make the video highlights of the Basilan players for the fans. Juls Claudio and Dands Javier are graphic artists who create the posters and other publication materials to be posted on the team’s social media accounts. The latter also serves as the marketing man of Phenom. Emma Bueno and Joseph Guion complete the team as coordinator and director, respectively. In a span of just a year, Phenom Sports has reached its goal of redefining Basilan, turning it to #BasilanRedefined......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 19th, 2020

Local airlines want government assistance on credit schemes

The local airline industry, which has been taking a heavy beating due to travel restrictions brought about by the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 outbreak, is seeking urgent assistance from the government in the form of credit lines as well as assurance of support for loans with private banks......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 18th, 2020

UAAP Season 82: First to impress in men’s volleyball

Fans got a chance to witness UAAP Season 82 men’s volleyball action early this month after a long delay following the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19). It was just unfortunate that the tournament needed to be put on halt in light of the latest development regarding the spread of the virus and the government's decision to put the National Capital Region under community quarantine. But in a single week fans got a taste of the league’s centerpiece second semester sporting event. It was short, honestly, but it did satisfy [sort of] the fans’ craving for UAAP volleyball. Let’s look back at some of the men's division players who made an impact in their first few outings.   LLOYD JOSAFAT Playing for a team composed of second-year players and rookies, University of the East sophomore Lloyd Josafat displayed maturity and leadership early in the Red Warriors’ campaign. Josafat set the scoring standard this season after firing 32 points to help UE silence University of the Philippines in four sets before the season was put to a halt. He unleashed 28 attack points off 53 attempts and added three kills blocks and an ace to put the Red Warriors in the win column after opening the season with a loss. Josafat had 10 markers in UE’s straight sets defeat to Far Eastern University.    JUDE GARCIA The graduating veteran played the hero’s role to help preserve Far Eastern University’s pristine record as last year’s runner-up tries to complete unfinished business this season. Garcia exploded for 27 points in a five-set escape act over University of Sto. Tomas for the Tamaraws’ second win in as many games and a share of the top spot with defending champion National University. Garcia, who scored crucial hits in the fifth set, had a crisp attacking clip as he nailed 21 attacks off 39 attempts. He also added three kill blocks and three aces for a well-rounded offensive outing.    Garcia took a backseat in the opener, scoring nine points in the Tams’ sweep of UE in a game that FEU dominated with its balance scoring.   LOUIS GASPAR GAMBAN This rookie made a name for himself not only as a dangerous scorer for University of the Philippines but also as an entertainer and energizer inside the court. Gamban backed his court sass and swag with an amazing performance both on offense and defense, making him one of  the rookies to watch this season. The University of Perpetual Help recruit made an unforgettable introduction when he powered the Fighting Maroons to a shocking, straight sets upset win over Ateneo de Manila University to open the season. Gamban scored 10 points to back another impressive freshman in John Lomibao, who had 11 markers, and laced his debut stats with six excellent receptions as UP snapped a 12-game head-to-head losing streak to the Blue Eagles. Gamban posted 11 points, 14 excellent receptions and 10 digs in the Fighting Maroons’ four-set defeat at the hands of UE.    JAU UMANDAL A stint with the national team did wonders for Umandal. The converted wing spiker showcased his scoring prowess after averaging 23 points per game for UST. Although the Golden Spikers have yet to win a game this season after two empty trips, Umandal gave UST faithful a ray of hope with his consistency. Umandal, a member of the national squad that won silver in the 30th Southeast Asian Games, delivered 25 points with 24 coming off kills in his first game in a four-set loss to National University. He followed it up with a 21-point production spiked with 13 excellent receptions but all his efforts went down the drain as UST bowed down to FEU in five sets.   OWA RETAMAR Expectations are high for setter Retamar after his amazing stint with the national team in the SEA Games as its main playmaker. The sophomore did not disappoint. Retamar dished out 21 excellent sets that helped NU pound 59 attacks in its opening day win over UST. He backed his great playmaking with six points. Retamar followed it up with 16 excellent sets and four points in the Bulldogs’ dominating win over Adamson University as NU kept a spotless record on top of the standings.   CHU NJIGHA Njigha is slowly taking over the leadership role for Ateneo. The Season 79 Rookie of the Year stepped up big time to help the Blue Eagles bounce back from an opening day loss. He finished with 20 points built on 18 kills and two kill blocks in Ateneo’s straight sets win over De La Salle University. Njigha finished with 12 points in the Blue Eagles’ opening day defeat at the hands of UP.   JOHN MARK RONQUILLO The rookie made his presence felt for DLSU when he debuted with 11 points – all off attacks. Although his effort was not enough to lift the Green Spikers past Ateneo, Ronquillo gave DLSU faithful a glimpse of their future star. Together with another freshman in Vince Maglinao, DLSU could be looking at the cornerstones of the Green Spikers’ rise back to UAAP men’s volleyball prominence.     LEO MIRANDA Adamson U started on the wrong foot after suffering a beating at the hands of NU. But it didn’t stop skipper Leo Miranda from trying. Miranda was limited to only seven points but he compensated his cold offensive outing with his floor defense as he tallied 16 digs and 16 excellent receptions.      Show your school spirit. Get official UAAP university licensed merchandise from www.uaapstore.com.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 16th, 2020

Volatile markets

World stock markets took a heavy beating last week on fears the COVID-19 outbreak would stunt global economic growth. The equities market across Asia, the US and Europe sank, oil prices tumbled to below $50 per barrel, while major production plants in China shut down, cutting off a major part of the global supply chain......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 6th, 2020

COVID dance challenge : DOH brings battle vs coronavirus to TikTok

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Department of Health (DOH) just opened an account on Chinese-owned video-sharing platform TikTok as part of its campaign to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which also originated from China.  On Thursday, March 5, the DOH’s official Facebook account shared ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 5th, 2020

Panagbenga major events move to March as measure against Covid-19

3 MIN READ To mitigate health concerns from COVID-19, the BFFFI and the city government moved the major events of Panagbenga 2020 to March, with the Grand Street Dance Parade and t Float Parade happening on March 28 and 29. The post Panagbenga major events move to March as measure against Covid-19 appeared first on Northern Dispatch......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2020

Kaamulan festival, kinansela ng Bukidnon sa gitna ng COVID-19

Bukidnon, Philippines – Kinansela ng provincial government ng Bukidnon ang taunang selebrasyon ng Kaamulan Festival sa gitna ng banta ng pagkalat ng COVID-19. Nakatakda sanang magsimula sa susunod na buwan ang mga aktibidad at 18 sa 22 na munisipalidad at siyudad na sa lalawigan ang naghahanda. Karaniwang nakakakuha ng mga turista ang street dance competition […] The post Kaamulan festival, kinansela ng Bukidnon sa gitna ng COVID-19 appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2020

Nike commemorates closure of Nike Hyper Court @ BGC with Community Basketball Event

DECEMBER 12, 2019 TAGUIG, PHILPPINES - To commemorate the closure of the Nike Hyper Court @ BGC (Bonifacio Global City) after two momentous years of serving the community, Nike will hold a community basketball event to be attended by ballers, coaches and local athletes on December 15.   Providing a special place for Filipino ballers to raise their game since its opening in early 2017, the court, which has been recently reclaimed for redevelopment by its landowners, has become the beating heart of BGC. The court has enabled consumers to put in an extensive, cumulative amount of training hours (approximately 377,000 hours) and catered to community building through pick-up basketball or open play, over its existence of two years. The community event will include a series of 3x3 games for local female and male ballers, as well as feature some of Philippines’ most renowned basketball stars in an exhibition shoot out, including Nike Athletes Thirdy Ravena, Trina Guytingco, and Ricci Rivero. Jino Ferrer, Country Marketing Manager of the Philippines said, “Since our Hyper Court launched two years ago at the BGC, it has cemented its position as a thriving hub for Filipino ballers. Our collaboration with Google has ensured players have access to digital coaching and skills training as they step onto the court. We’ve had other collaborations and initiatives that leveraged on the energy of the courts, for example, basketball clinics and grassroots tournaments run by one of our key authenticators and retail partner, Titan; product trials and launches, plus cultural celebratory moments of the sport involving dance and rap battles. Our vision with Hyper Court was to offer ballers of every level a place to feel inspired, hone their skills and realise their full potential. With the other Hyper Courts around, we invite ballers to continue to visit them to raise their game.  “Manila’s passion for basketball is unrivalled and it has been a privilege to see the courts provide a communal place for the surrounding BGC communities to raise their game. Nike will continue serving Filipino ballers with continuous innovation and inspiration, aptly as one of the greatest basketball nations globally” said Ferrer.   The Nike Hyper Court @ BGC will remain in operation till December 31, 2019.  The three remaining Hyper Courts - Ususan Court in Taguig, Scarlet Homes Covered Court in Paranaque and YCL Covered Court in Quezon City – remain in operation, per usual (*Comembo Covered Court in Makati is under renovation).  For more details on Nike Hyper Court, visit Hypercourt.ph. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 12th, 2019

Dr. Dejaño: Exercise to boost your immune system

CEBU CITY, Philippines — For the majority of the Cebuanos, staying at home is of the utmost importance as our government officials, health workers and other frontliners fight to contain the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).   While staying at home will keep you safe from the COVID-19, it also makes you prone to a sedentary […] The post Dr. Dejaño: Exercise to boost your immune system appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News57 min. ago

Rosito: Posting names of COVID-19 ‘victims’ was necessary to raise public awareness

CEBU CITY, Philippines — “No regrets at all. Why should I be regretting knowing that that information could actually save lives?” This was the statement of Lawyer Rommel Rosito, who was arrested on Saturday for posting unverified information on seven people whom he claimed tested positive of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Rosito’s online post included […] The post Rosito: Posting names of COVID-19 ‘victims’ was necessary to raise public awareness appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News57 min. ago

Some COVID-19 test kits from China yield inaccurate results, DOH admits

MANILA, Philippines — Some coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing kits donated by China were not used because of the lack of its accuracy, the Department of Health (DOH) said. DOH Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said the testing kits only showed 40 percent accuracy compared to the testing kits from the World Health Organization (WHO). “Sa kaso […] The post Some COVID-19 test kits from China yield inaccurate results, DOH admits appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News57 min. ago

Another NegOr PUI dies while waiting for swab test results

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental-A person under investigation (PUI) for the coronavirus disease 2019 ( COVID-19) died last night, March 28, 2020, while admitted to a private hospital here. The PUI, a 39-year-old male patient, died while awaiting results of his swab test that was sent to the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center in Cebu City […] The post Another NegOr PUI dies while waiting for swab test results appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News57 min. ago

Virus cases top 1,000 as DOH steps up tests

MANILA, Philippines — The total number of new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the country breached the 1,000th mark on Saturday after the Department of Health (DOH) reported that 272 people tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the respiratory illness. Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire reiterated in an online press briefing that the […] The post Virus cases top 1,000 as DOH steps up tests appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News57 min. ago

PH ‘missed opportunity’ to find outbreak epicenter, contain virus

MANILA, Philippines —Where exactly is the Philippines’ ground zero for the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and how did it spread from there? Nearly a month since the first local transmission was recorded, it still remains a mystery how Patient 5 contracted the SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes the severe acute respiratory ailment, given that the […] The post PH ‘missed opportunity’ to find outbreak epicenter, contain virus appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News57 min. ago

Cebuanos told: Don’t discriminate COVID-19 patients, frontliners

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu officials are asking the public to avoid ostracizing individuals who came in close contact with patients infected with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and even medical practitioners who are attending to their needs. In a press conference on Saturday, March 28, 2020, Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia threatened to take legal […] The post Cebuanos told: Don’t discriminate COVID-19 patients, frontliners appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News57 min. ago

Stories from COVID-19 frontliners

They’re fighting on the front lines of a war against a deadly enemy. Every day they risk their lives in the service of their fellow Filipinos, who cannot afford to take quarantine lightly......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News1 hr. 10 min. ago

Ara Galang joins jersey auction for coronavirus frontliners

Former DLSU star Ara Galang is joining efforts to raise funds for frontliners combating the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in our country......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News1 hr. 10 min. ago