Local News

Fine and Imprisonment for Not Wearing Facemask in Public (Third Offense)

A Php 2,000 fine and/or imprisonment for ten days, or both at the discretion of the court (for third and succeeding offense), is ordered for those who violate the recently implemented Provincial Ordinance No. 2020-225 requiring the use of facemask in all public places during the Enhanced Community Quarantine. In a social media post by… Continue reading Fine and Imprisonment for Not Wearing Facemask in Public (Third Offense)

National News

How to Avail the Social Amelioration Program

Joint Memorandum Circular No. 1 Series of 2020 highlights the special guidelines on the provision of the social amelioration measures by the Department of Social Welfare and Development, Department of Labor and Employment, Department of Trade and Industry, Department of Agriculture, Department of Finance, Department of Budget and Management, and the Department of Interior and… Continue reading How to Avail the Social Amelioration Program

World News

World Health Organization Shares Covid-19 Situation Board

The World Health Organization, on its website, shares a Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) Situation Board, an interactive dashboard/map detailing the latest global numbers and numbers by country of Covid-19 on a daily basis. To date, there are 827,419 confirmed cases worldwide with total of 40,777 deaths, and 205 countries/areas/territories with cases of the virus. The… Continue reading World Health Organization Shares Covid-19 Situation Board

Local News

Guimbal Residents Considered PUMs

All residents in Guimbal were considered as persons under monitoring (PUM) as a local transmission was confirmed by the Department of Health – Center for Health Development in Western Visayas (DOH-CHD 6). According to the agency, the second confirmed case is a 51 year-old female linked to the first confirmed case, a 65-year-old male. “Guimbal… Continue reading Guimbal Residents Considered PUMs

Local News

Iloilo City Readies Php 291M for Constituents

The Iloilo City Government is readying Php 291 million for the purchase of essential goods as the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) continues to threaten the locality. Canned goods, rice, and other necessities will be purchased by the local government. “What is important is that we are ready with a standby appropriation,” states Iloilo City Mayor… Continue reading Iloilo City Readies Php 291M for Constituents

World News

UN Launches Covid-19 Plan That Could ‘Defeat the Virus’

Just recently, the United Nations published an article on their website detailing a Covid-19 plan that could “defeat the virus and build a better world”. The new plan is speculated to counter the potentially devastating socio-economic impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. Moreover, the agency calls for the public to ‘act together and lessen the blow’… Continue reading UN Launches Covid-19 Plan That Could ‘Defeat the Virus’

Local News

SSFs in WV to Produce Face Masks

DTI-established shared service facilities (SSFs) in the region involved in garments and wearables production has engaged in the mass production of washable and re-usable face masks. SSFs in Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Iloilo and Negros Occidental have joined the battle to fight the current Covid-19 outbreak. Based on the production capacity, these nine SSFs could generate… Continue reading SSFs in WV to Produce Face Masks

National News

Job Market Problematic with Pandemic

The issue was made evident as the enhanced community quarantine has rendered some individuals jobless. In an article by Business World, the Philippine economy may decline by as much as 0.6% this year in a report entitled ‘Addressing the Social and Economic Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic’ by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA).… Continue reading Job Market Problematic with Pandemic

World News

Wuhan Partly Reopens After Covid-19 Aftermath

In an article by BBC News, it was reported that Wuhan – the city where the pandemic began - has partially reopened. Crowds of passengers have been photographed at the Wuhan train station last Saturday. It can be recalled that the city has been in isolation for two months. Wuhan, one of the hardest-hit cities,… Continue reading Wuhan Partly Reopens After Covid-19 Aftermath

Local News

JBLFMU Ship to House Frontliners, MORE to Provide Electricity

The John B Lacson Foundation Maritime University has recently pledged its training ship to house frontliners as Iloilo is still under enhanced community quarantine. The training ship, located along the Iloilo River Wharf in Muelle Loney, will be used as temporary accommodation for frontliners. Moreover, newly established MORE Electric and Power Corporation is set to… Continue reading JBLFMU Ship to House Frontliners, MORE to Provide Electricity