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)

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

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

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

World News

United Nations Launches Appeal to Prevent Covid-19 from Circling Back Around the Globe

“No country in the world will ever be free from the grip of the terrible coronavirus if we don’t work together to fight in now in the poorest and most vulnerable places on our planet. We call on governments to please support the Covid-19 humanitarian plan,” in a social media post of UN Humanitarian. In… Continue reading United Nations Launches Appeal to Prevent Covid-19 from Circling Back Around the Globe

National News

COVID-19 Hotlines Launched

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) through its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has launched the DOTr COVID-19 hotlines in partnership with Globe Telecom to help motorists, commuters, and the general public with their road, aviation, and maritime concerns during the virus outbreak. All calls to the hotline are free of charge for all Globe and TM… Continue reading COVID-19 Hotlines Launched

Local News

Testing Lab at WVMC: All Systems-go for SubNational Laboratory (SNL) Covid-19 Team

In June 2017, a team of specialists - silent workers - witnessed the launching of the first-ever Sub National Laboratory (SNL) for the Western Visayas Region. Three years later today, the same group sees the realization of the center's mission. And they do so at a time the region needs them most with the country… Continue reading Testing Lab at WVMC: All Systems-go for SubNational Laboratory (SNL) Covid-19 Team

Local News

Iloilo Confirms First Covid-19 Case

Iloilo confirms its first Covid-19 case. A Covid-19 case has been confirmed in Iloilo. This involves a 65-year-old Filipino male. The patient has no recent travel history but has relatives with travel history to Japan. This makes the first for the Province of Iloilo and second for Western Visayas after Bacolod City confirmed its first… Continue reading Iloilo Confirms First Covid-19 Case