Monday, December 6, 2021

Don't neglect cardiovascular diseases, diabetes

WHILE PEOPLE  should not let their guard down against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), two groups on Tuesday urged the public to also be mindful of non-Covid cases, especially cardiovascular diseases (CVD), diabetes and hypertension.  

Awareness on contraception to curb teen pregnancies: survey

A SURVEY  showed that only 13 percent of 500 young women in the Philippines have knowledge of emergency contraceptive (EC) pills or the Yuzpe method which has an 88 percent efficacy rate if taken within 72 hours after conception. 

WHO urges vaccination to prevent Omicron case surge

AN OFFICIAL  of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday urged countries to prepare for a possible surge of cases due to the Omicron variant by getting vaccinated against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) and observing health protocols.  

119K PDLs in BJMP facilities get Covid-19 jabs

MORE THAN 119,000 persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) in jail facilities managed by the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) have been vaccinated against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). 

DENR orders shutdown of Pangasinan sanitary landfill anew

THE DEPARTMENT  of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has reissued a closure order against a sanitary landfill facility in Urdaneta City in the province of Pangasinan for violation of Republic Act 9275 or the Philippine Clean Water Act of 2004 and RA 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000. 

Go hails medical technologists’ role in fight vs. Covid-19

SENATOR CHRISTOPHER  “Bong” Go has recognized the critical role that medical technologists play in helping the country effectively respond to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Ortigas Center businesses put up ‘Twin Xmas Trees’

AS PEOPLE  face uncertainties brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, being united sends an important message that despite the many challenges, hope remains that eventually all these hardships shall pass.

PNP echoes DOH’s virtual holiday parties call amid Omicron risk

THE PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) on Sunday echoed the Department of Health’s (DOH) advice to the public to instead hold virtual Christmas parties instead of physical get-togethers to avoid surge of Covid-19 infections.

97.8% of PH Covid-19 cases recover; active cases down to 13.8K

THE COUNTRY'S total number of recovered coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases has reached 2,771,536 after 1,047 new recoveries were reported on Sunday. 

Gov't to ensure vax donations have long expiry dates

TO PREVENT  wastage, the government is taking steps to accept only Covid-19 vaccine donations that are far from expiring.

BRP Sierra Madre to stay in Ayungin Shoal

 BRP SIERRA  Madre (LT-57) stays in Ayungin Shoal in the West Philippine Sea (WPS), military chief, Lt. Gen. Andres Centino said Sunday.  

PNP to coordinate with Comelec on removal of poll tarps

THE PHILIPPINE  National Police (PNP) on Monday said it will consult with the Commission on Elections (Comelec) regarding requests from public officials or candidates to take down election paraphernalia displayed in various places.  

Barangay dev't program funds not for security ops: AFP chief

ARMED FORCES of the Philippines (AFP) chief, Lt. Gen. Andres Centino, clarified that the budget allocated for the Barangay Development Program (BDP) of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) will not be used for security operations.  

NIA exec ordered to return wrongly claimed allowance

THE SANDIGANBAYAN  anti-graft court has ordered an official of the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) to return transportation allowances as she was already issued a service vehicle.

14 more BIFF members yield in Maguindanao

DISPLEASED WITH their life as rebels, 14 members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) yielded to authorities in Upi town of this province bringing with them high-powered firearms and explosives, a top military official here said Monday.

2 Basilan mayors shot in Zamboanga

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Unidentified gunmen shot two municipal mayors of Basilan province outside a mosque in a daring attack Monday morning in Zamboanga City in southern Philippines, reports said.

Sunday, December 5, 2021

Zambo mayor, doctor in U.S. commemorative book

PRAISES CONTINUE to pour in for Zamboanga City Mayor Beng Climaco who is among the 50 Filipinos exchange alumni of the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) featured in a commemorative book “Faces of Exchange” launched recently by the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines in celebration of the IVLP’s 80th year.