Friday, March 27, 2020

AFP chief positive for Covid-19, Defense secretary goes on quarantine


TWO OF the Philippines most powerful persons are now under self-quarantine, along with politicians and thousands of Filipinos as the country’s health authorities are battling the spread of the deadly coronavirus disease, of Covid-19.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Zamboanga City releases PUIs demographic map


ZAMBOANGA CITY – The local government has released late Wednesday a demographic of areas in Zamboanga City with reported persons under investigation, or PUIs, under strict observation by the Department of Health and the Zamboanga Task Force Covid-19.

Sulu’s Maimbung Mayor Hayudini leads sanitation efforts


SULU – In efforts to protect the town and its residents from the deadly coronavirus, of Coid-19, Maimbung Mayor Shihla Hayudini ordered a large-scale spraying of disinfectant and told locals to stay at home.

Zambo councilman distributes face masks, alcohol with name on them


ZAMBOANGA CITY – A member of the City Council has distributed bottles of alcohol and homemade face masks to residents here – thanks, but no thanks after some locals criticized him for allegedly politicizing the health crisis after he printed his name on face masks and even put a sticker of his photo on alcohol bottles.

Zambo PUI casualty is negative for Covid-19: Officials


ZAMBOANGA CITY – A woman who was tested for coronavirus disease, or Covid-19, and eventually died in hospital days after being admitted, was negative for the respiratory disease after test results came out Wednesday, officials said.

Commies finally declare truce


DAVAO CITY – After rejecting President Rodrigo Duterte’s unilateral ceasefire and blaming him for the spread of the deadly coronavirus disease in the Philippines, communist rebels now declared a 21-day truce effective Thursday.

Kidnapped Sulu doctor released


ZAMBOANGA CITY – A Filipino physician kidnapped by the pro-ISIS group Abu Sayyaf was freed in the southern Philippine province of Sulu after a month in captivity.

Zamboanga now has first Covid-19 positive case


ZAMBOANGA CITY – A 29-year old man who returned here from Manila has been tested positive for the deadly coronavirus disease, or Covid-19, and is now placed under a strict quarantine, Mayor Beng Climaco announced late Tuesday.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Wearing of face mask now mandatory in Zamboanga


ZAMBOANGA CITY – Police have strictly imposed Tuesday the enhanced community quarantine here and telling residents to wear face mask if they go out their homes to buy food following the recent death of a woman suspected of contracting the deadly coronavirus disease, or Covid-19.

Monday, March 23, 2020

2 Sayyafs captured in Zambo


ZAMBOANGA CITY – Security forces captured two Abu Sayyaf militants implicated in the ransom kidnapping last year of a government teacher in the southern province of Sulu, officials said Monday.

Commies blame Duterte for spread of Covid-19


DAVAO CITY – Communist rebels have accused President Rodrigo Duterte of using the health crisis in the country as a cover for militarist rule and blamed him for the spread of the deadly coronavirus disease, of Covid-19, that has infected over 300 and killed more than a dozen more.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Military quarantines 200 people on remote Basilan island

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Some 200 Filipino boat passengers will have to undergo self-quarantine for two weeks on an island of the southern Philippine province of Basilan as part of preventive measure on the spread of the deadly coronavirus disease.

NPA executes 2 elderly men in South (WARNING: Contains graphic photos)

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Communist rebels executed a tribal leader and a farmer who were both seized by the New People’s Army, or NPA, in southern Philippine province of Surigao del Sur, police said Saturday.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Zambo on lockdown amid Covid-19 outbreak

‘Beng warns profiteers, hoarders’



MAYOR BENG Climaco warned hoarders and profiteers and those taking advantage of the health crisis in the country following the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus disease, or Covid-19, that put Zamboanga on a total lockdown.


Zamboanga releases guidelines on enhanced community quarantine

THE LOCAL government has released guidelines on the enhanced community quarantine as a preventive measure to ensure Zamboanga remains free from the coronavirus disease that has infected dozens of people in the country. 


Poor will suffer from Southeast Asia's Covid-19 denial

THE GOVERNMENTS of Southeast Asia’s poorest nations are at last waking up and have become very concerned about the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus. Many have been in denial and very slow in their responses. The poor will bear the brunt of this governmental incompetence.


China says Japan-developed drug Avigan works against coronavirus

AN INFLUENZA medicine developed by a Fujifilm Holdings group company is effective against the new coronavirus, the Chinese government said.


Basic protective measures against the new coronavirus


STAY AWARE of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the WHO website and through your national and local public health authority.