Local News

Iloilo City, Province Signs Agreement to Purchase COVID Vaccine

Iloilo city and province recently signed multilateral agreements to purchase vaccines against COVID-19. In an article published by the Philippine Information Agency, Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas said that the signing of the agreement was made possible due to the support of the national government via Vaccine Czar Secretary Carlito Galvez and Department of Health… Continue reading Iloilo City, Province Signs Agreement to Purchase COVID Vaccine

Local News

USAID ReachHealth Project in Iloilo City Turned Over 14 Handwashing Station

The USAID ReachHealth sub-grant project implemented in Iloilo City has turned over a total of 14 handwashing stations to various community-based beneficiaries. The handwashing facility is one of the components of a 3.5-month project, entitled: “Technical Assistance to the City of Iloilo in Various Capacity Building Interventions to Support LGU Community-Based COVID-19 Response.” The project… Continue reading USAID ReachHealth Project in Iloilo City Turned Over 14 Handwashing Station

National News

Fewer Firecracker Injuries This Year

Firecracker-related injuries are fewer this year compared to that of last year, notes Health Secretary Francisco Duque. The Department of Health recorded 164 injuries from December 21 to early morning January 01 – said to be 35% less during the same comparable period last year. "We would like to think that Executive Order No. 28… Continue reading Fewer Firecracker Injuries This Year

World News

World Health Organization Shares Details on SARS-CoV-2 Variants

The World Health Organization, on its website, released a disease news outbreak detailing the SARS-CoV-2 variant last December 31. It narrated when the variant was made evident and what measures were taken, including the agency’s assessment and advice to the public. Here is an excerpt of the article. To know more, visit this link. SARS-CoV-2,… Continue reading World Health Organization Shares Details on SARS-CoV-2 Variants

National News

Duterte: Possible Lockdown to Prevent Entry of New Strain Coronavirus

President Rodrigo Duterte floated the idea of reimposing a stricter nationwide lockdown in a bid to prevent the entry of a new strain of coronavirus disease from the United Kingdom. Duterte raised the issue during a meeting with the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Disease (IATF-EID) and infectious disease experts. “Actually,… Continue reading Duterte: Possible Lockdown to Prevent Entry of New Strain Coronavirus

Local News

When to Wear a Mask

The Iloilo City Government, through the leadership of Mayor Jerry Treñas, shared some pointers on when to wear a mask. It may be recalled that since the start of the pandemic, health protocols have been put in place to minimize the spread of infection. This includes the mandatory wearing of a face mask. “Months have… Continue reading When to Wear a Mask

World News

WHO Launches Year-Long Campaign to Help People Quit Tobacco

The World Health Organization recently launched a year-long campaign to aid millions of people quit tobacco. The campaign is intended for World No Tobacco 2021 – ‘Commit to Quit’. The agency has also launched a WHO Quit Challenge on WhatsApp along with a publication entitled ‘More Than 100 Reasons to Quit Tobacco’. “Commit to Quit” … Continue reading WHO Launches Year-Long Campaign to Help People Quit Tobacco

World News

Breaking: United Kingdom First to Approve COVID-19 Vaccine

Britain becomes the first country in the world to approve the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. Moreover, the vaccine will be rolled out next week. "The Government has today accepted the recommendation from the independent Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to approve Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for use. The vaccine will be made available across the… Continue reading Breaking: United Kingdom First to Approve COVID-19 Vaccine

Local News

The Medical City Iloilo Launches Drive-Thru Laboratory, On the Go Home Services

The Medical City Iloilo is redefining convenience with the launching of two new services. TMC Iloilo now caters to patients for Drive-Thru Laboratory services and TMC On-the-Go Home Services to further provide patient partners quality, fast, and hassle-free way of availing laboratory services. “Through these newly launched services, we aim to bring quality laboratory services… Continue reading The Medical City Iloilo Launches Drive-Thru Laboratory, On the Go Home Services

Shopping

Al Di Foods Expands Online Market; Spreads Awareness on Health

Iloilo-based company Al Di Foods relaunches their Lazada and Shopee stores for a more delightful consumer experience. The Covid-19 pandemic raised awareness among Filipinos on the benefits of boosting the immune system. With its flagship product Al Di Turmeric Tea, Al Di Foods increased sales even with the pandemic. Curcumin, the major component of turmeric,… Continue reading Al Di Foods Expands Online Market; Spreads Awareness on Health