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Workers make up 70% of 300 cases in Mandaue in January — EOC exec

MANDAUE CITY, CEBU, Philippines — Working class people or workers, whose ages are from 20 to 40 years old, make up 70 to 80 percent of the at least 300 coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in January 2021 in Mandaue City. Lawyer Lizer Malate, head of the city’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC), said that this […] The post Workers make up 70% of 300 cases in Mandaue in January — EOC exec appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerFeb 5th, 2021

Lapu-Lapu records over 2K COVID cases in less than 3 months – Bañacia

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Lapu-Lapu City logged a total of 2, 660 cases of the coronavirus disease from March 1 to December 31, 2020. This year, the city logged 2, 608 cases in less than three months, from January 1 to March 21. Nagiel Bañacia, head of the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, said […] The post Lapu-Lapu records over 2K COVID cases in less than 3 months – Bañacia appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 24th, 2021

Chan organizes contest to commemorate Lapu’s 1st GCQ anniv

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – A year ago today, March 16, Lapu-Lapu City was placed under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) following the discovery of COVID-19 cases. Mayor Junard Chan said that his decision to place his city under GCQ was a difficult decision to make, but it was what was necessary then. “Subo pamalandungon nga mao […] The post Chan organizes contest to commemorate Lapu’s 1st GCQ anniv appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 16th, 2021

Barangay Luz officials call for coordination meeting with landlords

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Officials in Barangay Luz in Cebu City are calling for a coordination meeting with owners of rooms for rent in their area on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, to discuss measures that will help prevent the continued increase in the number of cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The gathering will […] The post Barangay Luz officials call for coordination meeting with landlords appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 25th, 2021

Mandaue breaches 200-mark in new COVID-19 cases

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – With 22 new cases added to its growing list, Mandaue City breached the 200-mark in the number of active cases of the coronavirus disease on Saturday, January 23. Its Public Information Office (PIO) reported that the city’s active cases already reached a total of 203. The city only logged five recoveries […] The post Mandaue breaches 200-mark in new COVID-19 cases appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 24th, 2021

31 active cases in Mandaue City on Jan. 22

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Mandaue City logged 31 new cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on Friday, January 22. With the addition, the city now has a total of 186 active cases, of which 164 were added during the first 22 days of 2021, data from the city’s Public Information Office (PIO) show. The […] The post 31 active cases in Mandaue City on Jan. 22 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2021

Mandaue City reports 17 new COVID-19 cases on Jan. 18

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Mandaue City continues to log double-digit figures in the number of new cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). On Monday, January 18, the city logged 17 new cases increasing its total number of active cases to 124.  While it did not log any new recoveries on the same day, two […] The post Mandaue City reports 17 new COVID-19 cases on Jan. 18 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 19th, 2021

7-month-old baby among 10 new COVID cases in Mandaue City

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – A seven-month-old baby from Barangay Pagsabungan is among the 10 new cases of the coronavirus disease that were reported in Mandaue City on Sunday, January 17. With the addition of 10 cases, Mandaue breached the 100-mark in active cases that day, data released by the City Public Information Office (PIO) show. […] The post 7-month-old baby among 10 new COVID cases in Mandaue City appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 18th, 2021

Samboan officials order ‘stricter’ security measures to prevent COVID-19 spread

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu–Following the discovery of new cases of the coronavirus disease in the town and the rise in cases in Metro Cebu and the rest of Cebu province, the municipal government of Samboan said that it will again impose strict regulations among those who will be coming home or visiting their locality from January […] The post Samboan officials order ‘stricter’ security measures to prevent COVID-19 spread appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 17th, 2021

Increased COVID-19 cases in Cebu City affects health workers, PDLs

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The increased Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in Cebu City has significantly affected the health care industry and jails. As the city sees a rise in the cases since the start of the year 2021, a significant increase in cases has been observed among health care workers as well. On January […] The post Increased COVID-19 cases in Cebu City affects health workers, PDLs appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 13th, 2021

Medellin town ends COVID-free status, logs 2 new cases on Jan. 10

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – After 40 days of enjoying a COVID-free status, Medellin town in northern Cebu logged two new infections on Sunday, January 10, 2021. Its Rural Health Unit (RHU) reported that the town’s new cases both come from Barangay Antipolo. “Gipahinumduman ang tanan sa padayon ug ensakto nga pagsul-ob sa face mask, kanunay […] The post Medellin town ends COVID-free status, logs 2 new cases on Jan. 10 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 11th, 2021

Mandaue City adds 8 active cases to its list on Jan. 8

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Eight more active cases were reported in Mandaue City on Friday, January 8. This increases to 51 the total number of active cases here.  The city also logged 2, 371 recoveries and 172 COVID-related deaths, data released by the Public Information Office (PIO) show. Three of the city’s new cases are […] The post Mandaue City adds 8 active cases to its list on Jan. 8 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 9th, 2021

EOC urges vigilance with rise in cases among health workers

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is urging the public to be more vigilant with the slight rise of active Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in the city. After dropping to less than a hundred in December 2020, the active cases once again rose to 213 on January 6, 2021, […] The post EOC urges vigilance with rise in cases among health workers appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 7th, 2021

Samboan town suspends program for arriving OFWs

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who wanted to go home to Samboan town will now have to make travel arrangements on their own. The municipality of Samboan announced of Saturday, December 26, the suspension of a program that provides free hotel accommodation and transportation to arriving OFWs citing the “limitation of resources.” […] The post Samboan town suspends program for arriving OFWs appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 27th, 2020

January 2021 resumption of face-to-face classes too early –Cortes

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines – The Mandaue City government believes January next year is too early to resume face-to-face classes. Mayor Jonas Cortes said that January is too early and is not safe for children especially with the anticipated surge of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases after the Holiday season. “It’s too early para nako, ang […] The post January 2021 resumption of face-to-face classes too early –Cortes appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 16th, 2020

PH reports milestone 103,185 mark in COVID-19 cases

The COVID-19 health crisis in the country hit a milestone on Sunday, August 2, as more than 100,000 people were confirmed to have been infected by the deadly disease since the first case was detected last January. The Department of Health (DOH) reported 5,032 new infections, raising the total number of cases to 103,185. The country’s new cases hit fresh highs  in terms of daily reported infections for four straight days already—beating the 4,963 cases recorded on Saturday, August 1.  The active cases stood at 35,569, the DOH said.  The number of recoveries is now at 65,557 with 301 new patients who have recuperated. The death toll jumped to 2,059 as 20 more patients succumbed to the respiratory illness.  This scenario was way ahead of the projection of experts from the University of the Philippines (UP) last July 7— saying that the country could surpass 100,000 cases by the end of August. It can be noted that the Philippines only had a total of 38,511 confirmed cases on July 1. The daily tallies since then ranged between 290 to 5,000 cases. The Philippines ranked 26th with the most number of cases worldwide, based on the World Health Organization’s (WHO) COVID-19 dashboard.Among the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the Philippines placed second in terms of case total.  As of Saturday, August 1, the Philippines has tested a total of  1,433,544 people or 1.35 percent of its 106 million population. The total number of tests conducted is at 1,534,319. Moreover, there are 97 COVID-19 licensed laboratories with an overall daily testing capacity of around 28,000. Majority of the infections in the country are found in the National Capital Region (NCR), which is the epicenter of COVID-19 in the country. To date, the number of cases in NCR reached 53,135 with active cases at 17,613, based on the DOH COVID-19 tracker.  Early in July, WHO Country Representative to the Philippines Dr. Rabindra Abeyasinghe underscored the importance of releasing the test result in a fast manner with an ideal turnaround time of  “less than 24 hours,” as well as to strengthen the contact tracing initiatives. He then also expressed concern over the spike of COVID-19 cases being detected outside the NCR, describing it as a “worrying phenomena.” DOH Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said that they are already expecting that the number of cases will shoot up due to the easing of quarantine restrictions. Authorities continuously urged the public to remain vigilant and follow the precautionary measures at all times.  The government relaxed quarantine restrictions in many areas of the country in June, while some reverted or remained under strict measures. The NCR was downgraded to general community quarantine (GCQ) starting June 1 from the much stricter lockdown of modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ). At that time, experts from UP said that it  “might be premature to relax the MECQ to GCQ” as the rate of transmission in NCR remains high. Several medical associations on Saturday called on the government to place NCR under the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) as healthcare workers are already exhausted and in order to slow down the increase of infections......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2020

NCR under ECQ anew nixed

Justice Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra on Sunday said placing back the National Capital Region (NCR) under the more stringent enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) as suggested by several groups of medical frontliners would result in workers dying of hunger. Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra (TOTO LOZANO / PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) “I understand where our medical and health professionals are coming from. They are expectedly getting weary. I agree that they need all the support and care that the government can provide,” Guevarra said. “But everyone else is getting weary. Millions of people need to go back to work and earn a living, or else they die of hunger. We need to stir the economy back to life, albeit gradually, lest we reach a point where it will be doubly difficult to recover,” he added. “All of us have to make personal sacrifices for the common good. All these will come to pass, and when it’s all over the nation will remember with gratitude those who were heroes during this dreadful pandemic. Our doctors, nurses, and other health workers surely top them all.” NCR and other parts of the country are under general community quarantine (GCQ) until Aug. 31. Guevarra is a member of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID). Forty medical societies, spearheaded by the Philippine College of Physicians (PCP), have asked President Duterte to place Metro Manila anew under ECQ to check effectively the rising cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The President has directed IATF to look into and act immediately on the concerns raised by the health frontliners. Health Secretary Francisco Duque II said the health workers’ plea will be taken up by the IATF......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2020

Igorot heritage helped keep Team Lakay strong throughout quarantine

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has affected millions all over the world not just in terms of physical health, but mental health as well.  With home quarantines and restrictions being placed just about everywhere in the world, people have needed to adapt and adjust to essentially living inside a bubble.  Fortunately, some countries have slowly started to ease restrictions and get back on their feet, and the Philippines is one of them.  Since March, the whole of Luzon has been on Enhanced Community Quarantine, but after the May 15 deadline, a number of cities and provinces have transitioned into General Community Quarantine. Restrictions are still very much in place, but slowly, things are starting to move towards a new normal.  Throughout that time, members of Team Lakay have managed to keep themselves safe and in shape with the help of home workouts and committing to daily training regimens.  (READ ALSO: Mark Sangiao pleased to see Team Lakay wards maintain fitness even during quarantine) The Baguio-based mixed martial arts heroes have also managed to keep themselves not just physically healthy, but mentally healthy as well, and they believe that their Igorot heritage has a lot to do with how they’ve managed to keep their well-being in check throughout the pandemic.  “The Igorot people are known to be resilient, self-sustaining, village-oriented, and we are used to simple living,” said Team Lakay head coach Mark Sangiao. “Even in times like these, people don’t get hungry because we take care of each other. You go out and you’ll see free vegetables stocked out on the road, and we don’t hoard them, we only get what we need so that everyone has something on their tables.” “Remember that during the war, Cordillera was able to sustain themselves because of the strong ties that we have here, coupled with the patience and the resiliency that we have,” he added. (READ ALSO: Team Lakay mentor Mark Sangiao looking forward to re-opening gym once lockdown is lifted) For former ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard Folayang, obedience has been a key part in staying safe.  “The Igorot people are obedient, we make sure to follow our figures of higher authority, especially our elders.” “We also practice what we call ‘binadang,’ which means helping those in need, which is very important during times like this,” he added. As for former ONE Bantamweight World Champion Kevin Belingon, self-reliance is an important trait among the Igorot people.  “As a proud Igorot, we are taught to be self-reliant and fend for ourselves during trying times. We are also very obedient and respectful to our leaders,” Belingon stated. Former ONE Flyweight World Champion Geje Eustaquio echoed Belingon’s sentiments about the Igorot people being self-reliant as well.  “Being an Igorot, most especially the genes and the lifestyle that we live has really helped us during this pandemic,” said Eustaquio. “We are very resilient people, we hold our pride high. We can survive and we can adapt on our own,” “We’ve managed to stay strong throughout this period because I believe that the Igorot people are naturally healthy people,” explained ONE featherweight contender Edward Kelly.  ”The Igorots are physically strong because we are very hard workers, and that helps make our immune system strong as well. Having a strong immune system is very important nowadays so that we don’t get sick with the virus,” Kelly added. For ONE Strawweight World Champion Joshua Pacio, discipline and obedience has been a major part in keeping Baquio and the Benguet province one of the least affected areas.  “The Baguio-Benguet area was somehow one of the places with the least amounts of cases of people that have tested positive for the coronavirus, and I believe that it’s because of how disciplined the Igorot people are,” said Pacio.  “We listen and we take seriously what the government says. We stay at home and we don’t go out, and we make sure that our health and safety is a must,” the champ added......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 26th, 2020

Melecio makes play for frontliners from Bukidnon to Manila

Aljun Melecio is safe and sound with his family in Bukdinon. De La Salle University's graduating guard has been in his hometown for more than a month now. Still, the distance proved to be no matter for his helping hands. "Siyempre, gusto nating tumulong sa kanila dahil sa sacrifices nila. Mahirap ang ginagawa nila para sa atin e," he said. Over the weekend, Melecio shared 24 cases of Gatorade to healthcare workers in Manila. Some went to Manila Medical Hospital. Some went to Tondo General Hospital. And some went to Ambucare. Make no mistake, though, the 23-year-old did not forget Bukidnon as he also distributed packed meals and energy drinks to frontliners in Valencia City. Of course, Melecio's heart is only full after having helped out in his own way. "Masarap sa pakiramdam na tumulong para malaman din nilang may mga sumusuporta sa mga sacrifices nila," he said. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 4th, 2020

Labor Day ‘surrender’ of 16 ‘Reds’ staged – groups

Labor group Defend Coca-Cola Workers reported cases of harassment against as early as January of this year, when Coca-Cola management brought workers to Fort Sto. Domingo, Santa Rosa, and Camp Vicente Lim, Calamba, for anti-union seminars. The post Labor Day ‘surrender’ of 16 ‘Reds’ staged – groups appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsMay 2nd, 2020

Use lean time to make Cebu a better destination, airport exec suggests

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu—With the travel ban resulting in huge drop of tourist arrivals in Cebu, industry stakeholders should use this time to address what needs to be done in their respective areas. This is what Andrew Acquaah-Harrison, chief executive advisor of GMR Megawide Cebu Airport Corp. (GMCAC), said after he spoke at Tuesday’s (February 11, […] The post Use lean time to make Cebu a better destination, airport exec suggests appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2020