Covid-19, Local News

Bacolod Reports Confirmed Case; First in Western Visayas

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia announced that a 56-year-old man in Bacolod City tested positive for Covid-19. This makes him the first Covid-19 confirmed case in Western Visayas. In an update, the patient is stable in a hospital in Bacolod. It is reported that the patient arrived in Bacolod from London last February 29. “I have… Continue reading Bacolod Reports Confirmed Case; First in Western Visayas

Covid-19, Local News

Test Kits Arrive in Iloilo; Awaits FDA Approval

In an update posted by Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas, 100 test kits donated by a group from Manila have arrived in Iloilo. To date, it is still awaiting approval from the Food and Drug Administration prior to use. “We have to wait until FDA approves the use of the donated test kits we received.… Continue reading Test Kits Arrive in Iloilo; Awaits FDA Approval

Covid-19, Local News

100 Covid-19 Test Kits to Arrive in Iloilo

Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas announced that 100 test kits will be arriving in Iloilo City anytime today. It can be recalled that the mayor has recently issued Executive Order No. 055 placing the entire city under Enhanced Community Quarantine. “100 test kits for COVID-19 will be arriving in Iloilo City anytime today! It was… Continue reading 100 Covid-19 Test Kits to Arrive in Iloilo

Covid-19, Local News

Malls, Public Places Temporarily Closed in Iloilo City

In light of the recent Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19 outbreak in the country), malls and public areas in Iloilo City are temporarily closed to support the government’s efforts in breaking the chain of transmission through an enhanced community quarantine. It can be recalled that Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas issued Executive Order 055, putting Iloilo… Continue reading Malls, Public Places Temporarily Closed in Iloilo City

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Iloilo on Enhanced Community Quarantine: What to Expect

Just recently, Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas issued Executive Order No. 055, an executive order implementing Regulation Ordinance No. 2020-056, Series of 2020 in relation to the practice of Enhanced Community Quarantine applicable to all commercial and business establishments, government offices and in residential areas, and for other purposes. The EO 055 includes the following:… Continue reading Iloilo on Enhanced Community Quarantine: What to Expect

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Iloilo City: Php 98M Funds to Fight Coronavirus

In a social media post by the Iloilo City Government, the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CDRRMC) approved a resolution for the allocation of Php 98-million funds for preventive measures against Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas presided during a meeting with the CDRRMC at the Iloilo City, March 19. Moreover,… Continue reading Iloilo City: Php 98M Funds to Fight Coronavirus

Covid-19, World News

WHO Situation Report as of March 18

The World Health Organization has been keen on publishing situation reports and has mapped Covid-19 incidents worldwide. In its most recent Situation Report, March 18, the World Health Organization reports that one new country/territory/area (European Region 1) has reported cases of Covid-19. All in all (as of the March 18 Situation Report of WHO), there… Continue reading WHO Situation Report as of March 18

Covid-19, Local News

Treñas Considering Lockdown

In a statement released by Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas on his official Facebook page, he is considering a lockdown for the City of Iloilo. The mayor stresses that it is a plausible way to stop the chain of transmission amid the Covid-19 outbreak in the country. “I am considering a lockdown for the city… Continue reading Treñas Considering Lockdown

Covid-19, National News

DENR VI Cancels Environmental Events

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources cancels its environmental events for the month of March due to the recent Covid-19 outbreak. The agency aligns itself with the efforts by the City of Iloilo and the Province of Iloilo to safeguard residents from local transmission. “We have to obey the rules and protect ourselves from… Continue reading DENR VI Cancels Environmental Events

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DTI: “Western Visayas has Sufficient Basic Food Supply”

The Department of Trade and Industry affirms that Western Visayas has enough basic food supply. Moreover, basic food necessities in major trading areas abide by the suggested retail prices (SRP) following the price freeze imposed by the government based on the monitoring conducted by the provincial offices of the Department of Trade and Industry in… Continue reading DTI: “Western Visayas has Sufficient Basic Food Supply”