KIDAPAWAN CITY – The St. Louis Hospital in the southern Philippine city of Tacurong condemned the attack on its personnel by villagers who suspected him of being infected with the deadly coronavirus disease.
Sunday, March 29, 2020
PAGADIAN CITY – Police were hunting down a village watchman after he stabbed a civilian who shoved him during a routine patrol in Pagadian City in the southern Philippine province of Zamboanga del Sur.
Friday, March 27, 2020
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 – 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 – 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
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
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.
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
ZAMBOANGA CITY – A local woman tested for coronavirus after showing symptoms of the dreaded disease has died, government and health officials announced Sunday.
Saturday, March 21, 2020
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.
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
‘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.
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.
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.