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Philippines adds 19,630 recoveries as COVID-19 caseload hits 304,226

With 2,995 new infections, the country’s coronavirus caseload rose to 304,226......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarSep 27th, 2020

Philippines adds 19,630 recoveries as COVID-19 caseload hits 304,226

With 2,995 new infections, the country’s coronavirus caseload rose to 304,226......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 27th, 2020

CV COVID-19 update: Active cases dwindle to 1,153 as recovery hits 88.57%

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The active case count of coronavirus disease continues to dwindle in Central Visayas as the health department reports more recoveries than new cases, at least in the last seven days. From October 4 to October 10, 2020, the Department of Health in Central Visayas declared a total of 476 recoveries from […] The post CV COVID-19 update: Active cases dwindle to 1,153 as recovery hits 88.57% appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 11th, 2020

DOH: Over 16,000 recover from COVID-19 as cases reach 189K

MANILA, Philippines — More than 16,000 persons have recovered from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as the Philippines’ total caseload reached 189,000, the Department of Health (DOH) reported Sunday. In its daily COVID-19 case bulletin, the DOH reported 16,459 new recoveries, bringing the total number of recoveries to 131,367. The health department also recorded 2,378 more […] The post DOH: Over 16,000 recover from COVID-19 as cases reach 189K appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2020

DOH reports new record-high 40,397 recoveries as PH’s COVID-19 cases top 160K

MANILA, Philippines — Over 40,000 more people have recovered from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) as the country’s total caseload breached the 160,000 mark, the Department of Health (DOH) reported Sunday. In its daily COVID-19 case bulletin, the DOH announced a new record-high single-day increase of 40,397 recoveries, bringing the total number of patients who […] The post DOH reports new record-high 40,397 recoveries as PH’s COVID-19 cases top 160K appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 16th, 2020

Philippines COVID-19 caseload hits 122,754 with 2,168 deaths

(Updated) To date, the country has 122,754 COVID-19 cases—the most in Southeast Asia. This is higher than Indonesia’s 118,753 infections as of Thursday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 7th, 2020

Active COVID-19 cases in Cebu City down to 179

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The number of Cebu City’s active Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases continues to decline as only 179 are left as of October 28, 2020. In a post on Thursday, October 29, 2020, the city’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) reported 14 new cases and nine new recoveries, bringing the number of active […] The post Active COVID-19 cases in Cebu City down to 179 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 29th, 2020

COVID-19 caseload in Philippines rises to 371,630 as deaths breach 7,000

However, 62 more deaths were recorded, pushing the total number of fatalities to 7,039. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 26th, 2020

Coronavirus recoveries pushed to 328,036, caseload now at 370,028

Over half a year into the pandemic, the national government is still wrestling with curbing the spread of the pathogen, with the Philippines still being under the longest recorded quarantine in the world after 222 days of community quarantine. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 25th, 2020

Coconut farmers are poorest agri people

Coconut farmers are now the poorest people in the agriculture sector, much poorer than when they were 30 years ago.  This was the assessment of Danny Carranza, a coconut farmer and member the Kilusan Para sa Tunay na Repormang Agraryo at Katarungang Panlipunan (Katarungan). (MB FILE, Keith Bacongco) Carranza blamed the coconut farmers’ poverty on the low copra prices, inability to intercrop and modernize, and now the COVID-19 pandemic, which isolates some of them who are living in far-flung areas.                “If you’re going to compare, we are much poorer now than we were back in 1990,” said Carranza. Carranza said the “crisis in coconut” that started in the 1990s was never resolved, but even worsened especially when farmers failed to diversify and intercrop before copra prices, dictated by world prices, crashed in 2019 and in the previous years.              “The price of copra is improving, reaching P16/kg from P8/kg last year, but that is still not enough,” Carranza said, adding that farmers’ income from a hectare of coconut plantation does not reach P10,000 anymore.            At present, about 95 percent of the 3.5 million hectares of coconut farms in the Philippines are meant to produce copra, which is the material for coconut oil manufacturing.  But with the collapse of the prices of coconut oil in the world market over the last two years, prices of copra have also dropped plunging farmers into deeper poverty. According to the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA), prices of copra at farmgate as of October 15 stood at P21.86/kg, which is higher compared to P14.55/kg price level during the same day last year.           But Carranza said that it normally takes three to four years for coconut farmers to recover when a typhoon hits their plantation because coconut trees don’t recover fast. Several typhoons have devastated coconut trees lately.  “Farmers’ income is dictated by world prices, they don’t have enough funds to modernize their industry, and the government has failed to support them in the diversification of their coconut plantations,” Carranza said.  “Then things got worse because of climate change. And then, because of lockdown, a lot of farmers who live in far-flung areas were isolated and couldn’t deliver their produce,” he added.   In 2018, farmers working in coconut farms only received a daily nominal wage rate of P264, based on Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) data.   To alleviate the current situation of coconut farmers, the Department of Agriculture (DA) has announced that it will soon distribute a P5,000 worth of assistance to coconut farmers, which will be withdrawn from the agency’s P24-billion stimulus package granted under ‘Bayanihan 2’. The problem, according to Carranza, is that the assistance may only benefit farmers who own 1 hectare of coconut plantations or less. The PCA is also setting aside a portion of its budget to finance on-farm and off-farm livelihood projects for coconut farmers such as intercropping and livestock. Meanwhile, Pambansang Kilusan ng Magbubukid sa Pilipinas (PKMP) Chairman Eduardo Mora said the legal team of Senator Bong Go pledged to help coconut farmers push for provisions that they want to be included in the Coco Levy Act, the proposed law that will pave the way for the release of the P100-billion coco levy fund.           “It was the office of Senator Bong Go that informed us that the senate version of Coco Levy Act was already passed in third and final reading. But his legal team also assured to help us in the congress version of the law, in bicameral, and in the drafting of the IRR [implementing rules and regulation] of the law,” Mora told Business Bulletin.         Mora’s group, which represents more than a hundred thousand coconut farmers in the country, has been calling for increased farmers’ representation in the planned coconut trust fund management committee.         Coconut farmers also don’t want the funds to be handled by PCA, Mora said.         Business Bulletin already sought for Agriculture Secretary William Dar’s reaction regarding the farmers’ opposition of the Coco Levy Act, but he hasn’t responded yet. .....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 24th, 2020

Minglanilla’s active cases ‘slightly rise’ to 26

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The number of active coronavirus cases in Minglanilla town in southern Cebu has slightly risen to 26 as of October 21, 2020, local officials announced. This developed after health officials there recorded more new confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases than recoveries in the past few days. To recall, Minglanilla’s number […] The post Minglanilla’s active cases ‘slightly rise’ to 26 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2020

Cebu City’s active cases drop to 197

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The active cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) active cases in Cebu City have dropped to its lowest yet, at 197 as of October 22, 2020. In a press conference, Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella said that with more recoveries and fewer new cases, the active cases dipped to less than […] The post Cebu City’s active cases drop to 197 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2020

DOH reports 14,941 new COVID-19 recoveries; total now at 310,158

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health on Sunday reported 14,941 new recoveries from the coronavirus disease 2019, bringing the total of recovered patients to 310,158. In its daily bulletin, DOH likewise reported 2,379 new infections, raising the country’s tally to 365,618. The DOH count showed that this increase brought the number of patients with […] The post DOH reports 14,941 new COVID-19 recoveries; total now at 310,158 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

Robredo hits Roque’s gag request to Octa Research Group

The Duterte administration wants the Octa Research Group to stop publicizing their recommendations on the pandemic response because of its intention not to follow them, Vice President Leni Robredo said on Sunday. Vice-President Leni Robredo (OVP / Facebook / MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO) “Ang nakikita ko lang na dahilan kung bakit ililihim, hindi susundin iyong datos, iyong pagdedesisyon hindi nakasunod sa datos (The only reason I see why it must be hidden is that they won’t follow the data, they would decide not based on data),” she said during her weekly radio show.According to Robredo, it would be better for experts from the group to make public their research instead of just communicating it to the government in private.“For the benefit of everyone na alam ng tao kung ano iyong mga resulta ng research (the people should know the result of the research),” she asserted.The vice president disagreed with Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque who discouraged the local research group from publicizing their recommendations on placing areas under strict lockdown to avoid confusion.The Octa Research team, composed primarily of faculty members and alumni of the University of the Philippines and the University of Santo Tomas, has been regularly issuing reports on the COVID-19 situation nationwide.Roque said the group does not have the same number of experts working with the Inter-agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID).“I wish they would refrain from making these recommendations publicly,” he said.His statement came after the Octa team recommended to implement stricter lockdown measures in Bauan, Batangas; Calbayog, Western Samar; and General Trias, Cavite due to an increase in COVID-19 cases.   These places were not being mentioned by the IATF......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

COVID-19 sa Pinas 356,618 na; 14,941 nakarekober; 50 nasawi

Manila, Philippines – Tumataas ang recovery rate ngayon sa Covid-19  kaya naman bumaba na rin ang mga aktibong kaso  sa bansa. Ayon sa Department of Health, mayroong 14,941 recoveries ngayong October 18 dahil na rin sa Oplan recovery dahilan para umabot na sa kabuuang 310,158 ang Covid-19 recoveries. Ang Oplan recovery program ang siyang nagtutuklas […] The post COVID-19 sa Pinas 356,618 na; 14,941 nakarekober; 50 nasawi appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

Cebu City’s recovery rate now at 91 percent

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu City is entering its eighth week under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) with its number of active cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) continually decreasing and its recoveries increasing. Data from the Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7), compiled by CDN Digital, showed that the city’s recoveries from […] The post Cebu City’s recovery rate now at 91 percent appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

Sugarfree drops new song ‘Nagkita Muli’ on digital platforms

No grand launch or crowded listening parties. Just a new song from one of the popular Filipino bands Sugarfree whose sound endeared OPM lovers for many years. The new Sugarfree returns as a duo with Kaka Quisumbing (drums) and Jal Taguibao (vocals/ bass). After nine years, minus fellow members Ebe Dancel and Mitch Singson, Sugarfree is back with a new tune called “Nagkita Muli” released under Glass Onion Entertainment. “Dear Friends. Sugarfree is back with our newest single, ‘Nagkita Muli.’ This was just premiered tonight exclusively at Jam 88.3 FM!,” says Sugarfree made the announcement on Facebook when their new song debuted on February 25. Eight months later, “Nagkita Muli” will be streamed on audio streaming and media services providers. Their fans are simply ecstatic about their comeback in the music scene. Some of the comments: “Long wait is over!” “Love it” “100% support! Sugarfree is Sugarfree!” “Missing both these guys!” “Sooo glad to see this. I just hope people from the scene would just let them be. They’re just making music and clearly not harming anyone or anyone else’s legacy for that matter.” On Oct. 9, the group posted on Facebook: “And now we are here and meet again. Wounds heal and all pain.” Kaka Quisumbing (left) and Jal Taguibao. “Na-miss lang namin talaga ang isa’t isa sa pag-gawa ng kanta. Ang tagal din namin nawala sa music scene. So nung nagkita kami, sabi namin gawa uli kami ng songs,” says Taguibao, who is also a professor in the Department of Political Science, College of Social Sciences and Philosophy at the University of the Philippines Diliman. “Ganun lang ka-simple kung paano nabuo ang new song namin,” adds Quisumbing. During an exclusive online interview, the duo reminisced about memorable moments of their successful career. “Ang hindi talaga namin malilimutan yung mga ‘lagare’ gigs namin. Meaning pagkatapos ng isang gig sa isang lugar, pupunta kami ng probinsiya for the second gig and then lilipad naman uli sa isang province para tumugtog,” recalls Taguibao. Quisumbing says: “Minsan sobrang sikip ng venue na parang hindi na kami maka-hinga. Ang hindi ko makakalimutan siyempre yung beginnings namin. Noon kami pa ang nagbabayad sa venue para maka-kanta lang tapos wala pang sampu ang nakikinig sa’yo. I guess halos lahat dumaan sa mga ganung simula bago sumikat.” A.L. Henson, manager of the group, says nothing big is being planned yet now that Sugarfree is back. “Initially, ang plan lang muna is to release a song. Then konting gig siguro. Release uli ng song. Ganun lang muna,” says Henson when asked if the duo was going full-blast in 2021. The duo adds that it will keep its Sugarfree style of music, similar to the sound they have embraced in the past. “Sa ngayon naman wala kaming plan mag experiment ng new sound. Tama na sa amin yung tunog na kinalakihan ng aming mga fans. Wala kaming plano na gumawa ng mga obscure na sound,” says Taguibao. Formed in 1999, Sugarfree is known for their hits “Hari Ng Sablay,” Mariposa,” “Wag Ka Ng Umiyak,” “Makita Kang Muli,” Burnout,” etc. They disbanded in 2011. In February 2020, they came back as a duo. No plans yet for a Sugarfree reunion despite clamor from fans, Hanson says. But the band promises fans that they will continue to make music. Formed in 1999, Sugarfree is known for their hits “Hari Ng Sablay,” Mariposa,” “Wag Ka Ng Umiyak,” “Makita Kang Muli,” Burnout,” etc. They disbanded in 2011. In February 2020, they came back as a duo. “Our fans can expect that we will be making new music with our brand of melodies and flavor. While doing that, we will continue exploring tunes to articulate through music, our personal histories and experiences,” the duo said......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

Talisay City active COVID-19 cases drop to 10

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Talisay City’s active coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases have dropped to 10 on October 15, 2020, after no new cases have been recorded. The Talisay City Public Information Office said that the drop was due to two recoveries recorded on the same day. Read: Number of active cases in Talisay City […] The post Talisay City active COVID-19 cases drop to 10 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 17th, 2020

Number of active cases in Talisay City remains at 12 as of October 14 

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Talisay City recorded two new cases of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and two recoveries on October 14, 2020.  In a late night post on October 15, 2020, the Talisay City Public Information Office (PIO) revealed that the cases were recorded in Barangays Lawaan I and Linao.  The case in Barangay Lawaan I […] The post Number of active cases in Talisay City remains at 12 as of October 14  appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 16th, 2020

Central Visayas logs 103 new cases, recovery rate hits 89%

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Central Visayas has logged 103 new cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Wednesday, October 14, 2020, a day after the active cases in the region dipped to below 1,000. In the October 14 case bulletin issued by the health department here, DOH-7 said the 103 new cases include 55 from […] The post Central Visayas logs 103 new cases, recovery rate hits 89% appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 15th, 2020

3 new cases, 2 recoveries in Talisay City

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Talisay City recorded three new cases and two recoveries of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) based on an update posted on October 13, 2020. The Talisay City Public Information Office (PIO) revealed in the post that as of October 12, 2020, the active cases in the city remained at 15 out of the […] The post 3 new cases, 2 recoveries in Talisay City appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 14th, 2020