World News

China Confirms Bubonic Plague Case in Inner Mongolia

China has recently confirmed one case of bubonic plague in the northern province of Inner Mongolia, particularly in the city of Bayannur, northwest of Beijing. According to the state-run news agency XinhuaNet, The Bayannur municipal health commission confirmed in a press release that a case is housed in a people’s hospital in Urad Middle Banner.… Continue reading China Confirms Bubonic Plague Case in Inner Mongolia

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New Strain of Flu Carried by Pigs in China

In an article published by CNBC, it was reported that Dr. Anthony Fauci, White House Coronavirus Advisor, and US Health Officials are looking into the new strain of virus carried by pigs in China. The new strain is seen to have characteristics of both the 2009 H1N1 virus and the 1918 Pandemic Flu. Called ‘G4… Continue reading New Strain of Flu Carried by Pigs in China

Local News

Iloilo to Remain in MGCQ

Iloilo City, along with Iloilo Province, Capiz, Negros Occidental, and Bacolod City, are to remain under Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ, moderate risk), in an announcement made by President Rodrigo Duterte in an address to the nation last night, June 30. Moreover, other Western Visayas Provinces such as Aklan, Antique, and Guimaras have been classified… Continue reading Iloilo to Remain in MGCQ

Local News

“We are with you, Alimodian” – Vice Gov Garin

After recent news that 20 individuals from Alimodian tested positive for Coronavirus, Vice Governor Christine ‘TingTing’ Garin shared an official statement showing support for Alimodian. In a report by RMN, it has been said that the Rural Health Unit of Alimodian has been placed under quarantine and that 20 individuals, including frontliners, are now positive… Continue reading “We are with you, Alimodian” – Vice Gov Garin

National News

DILG Secretary Año: ‘Cebu is New Epicenter of Pandemic’

With the spike of COVID cases, Cebu City has been labeled the ‘new epicenter of COVID-19 in the country’. In an announcement made by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año via ANC, he revealed that much has to be done to control the outbreak in Cebu. “Somehow we’re able to… Continue reading DILG Secretary Año: ‘Cebu is New Epicenter of Pandemic’

World News

WHO: World in Dangerous Virus Phase

Just recently, World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated that the ‘world is in a new and dangerous phase’, as the coronavirus disease continue to ravage the world. To date, there have been 8.7 million confirmed cases worldwide (including 461k deaths). “The world is in a new and dangerous phase. Many people are understandably… Continue reading WHO: World in Dangerous Virus Phase

National News

DOH: Still No ‘Magic Pill’ for Coronavirus

After news broke out that the steroid drug ‘dexamethasone’ is pivotal to the treatment of severely ill patients infected with coronavirus, the Department of Health cautioned the public that, to date, there is still no “magic pill” for the dreaded disease. Health Secretary Maria Rosario Vergeire explains that, although dexamethasone might be a ‘breakthrough in… Continue reading DOH: Still No ‘Magic Pill’ for Coronavirus

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WHO Warns Dexamethasone “No Cure-All”

An article published by the United Nations News claims that dexamethasone is a “no cure-all”, after reports from the United Kingdom claimed that the common steroid (dexamethasone) can help patients recover from severe cases of coronavirus. “This is very welcome news for those patients with severe illness,” states World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus,… Continue reading WHO Warns Dexamethasone “No Cure-All”

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Coronavirus: Life Saving Drug Found – BBC News

Just recently, BBC News published an article announcing that a lifesaving drug for coronavirus has been found. According to the article, the low-dose steroid treatment dexamethasone is a ‘major breakthrough in the fight against the deadly virus as per UK experts’. Moreover, the drug is part of the world’s biggest trial testing existing treatments. The… Continue reading Coronavirus: Life Saving Drug Found – BBC News

Local News

Iloilo First District Launches ‘Southern Iloilo Health Zone’

The brainchild of First District Representative Janette L. Garin and former Congressman Richard S. Garin, the ‘Southern Iloilo Health Zone’ was established to document local efforts of the first congressional district as it continues to battle the global coronavirus disease. In its Facebook page, the Southern Iloilo Health Zone documents the challenges of various industries… Continue reading Iloilo First District Launches ‘Southern Iloilo Health Zone’