February 2020

Four Filipinos in New Jersey Ship Negative in n-CoV

Four Filipino staffers on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship in New Jersey tested negative for the novel coronavirus. According to the Center for Disease Control, only four were tortured by Influenza A. However, a Filipino crew member was found dead in the engine room. The cause of death is still unclear in the report. Investigations into the death of Filipinos are ongoing. Earlier, a Filipino seaman working on a Japanese

Tito Sotto for VFA Scrap

Senate President Vicente Sotto III said Monday that the chamber considered the revocation of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States inappropriate and inappropriate. Sotto said more than two-thirds of the Senate would certainly support the resolution recommending reconsideration of the VFA scrap. Sotto, as well as Minority Leader Franklin Drilon and Senator Panfilo Lacson, had previously filed Senate Resolution 312 asking President Rodrigo Duterte to reconsider his

Prohibition Travel to Taiwan

The Philippine government is moving to extend its temporary travel ban due to the outbreak of a novel coronavirus on all travelers from Taiwan. Health Undersecretary Gerardo Bayugo said the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases in the Philippines will discuss Taiwan’s inclusion in the list. Taiwan recorded the 18th case of the virus infection on Sunday. Citizens of the Philippines and permanent residents of the

One of 215 people under investigation (PUIs) for a possible novel coronavirus (nCoV) infection died Thursday due to 'other causes,' according to the Department of Health on Friday.

One of 215 people under investigation (PUIs) for a possible novel coronavirus (nCoV) infection died Thursday due to ‘other causes,’ according to the Department of Health on Friday. The second PUI death confirmed yesterday was a case of pneumonia in a patient with underlying pulmonary disease, ‘DOH spokesman Undersecretary Eric Domingo told a press conference in Manila. No other details were disclosed. The first case of PUI death was an

The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) is preparing to increase the budget for the installation of the 2019 novel coronavirus acute respiratory disease (nCoV) and assistance for the Taal Volcano eruption victims, Speaker Alan Cayetano said Friday.

The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) is preparing to increase the budget for the installation of the 2019 novel coronavirus acute respiratory disease (nCoV) and assistance for the Taal Volcano eruption victims, Speaker Alan Cayetano said Friday. Cayetano, in a statement, said he had obtained such assurance from DBM Chief Wendel Avisado at their meeting. Quezon Representatives Angelina Tan and Albay Rep. Joey Salceda are seeking an additional P2-billion

4 PUI in Dumaguete Negative Swab Test for n-CoV  

Half an eight people under investigation (PUI) in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental tested negative for a novel coronavirus in a preliminary swab trial conducted by the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine. Citing the Negros Oriental Provincial Health Office, three of the negative testers were in direct contact with infected Chinese couples who went to the area before being hospitalized in Manila. Meanwhile, a PUI that tested negative has a history

Mga Katulad na Sintomas ng n-CoV

Some passengers traveling with a Chinese couple infected with the 2019 novel coronavirus have shown symptoms of the disease, according to the Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP – CIDG). According to Police Colonel Rhoderick Armamento, deputy director of the PNP-CIDG, police have contacted 23 of the 61 passengers aboard the Cebu Pacific flight DG 6519 (Cebu to Dumaguete). Of the 23 individuals, three were confirmed to have

Legal Rims Against Divorce

Couples in the Philippines do not need divorce law as there are already legal remedies for divorce. Fr. Jerome Secillano says there are many ways to separate a couple from disagreeing and not with the easy divorce. The House of Representatives on Wednesday commenced deliberations on measures aimed at introducing full divorce and annulment of marriage in the Philippines. Secillano said the Catholic church also helps couples legally separate if

303 Chinese tourists under Boracay surveillance

More than 300 Chinese tourists currently checked into various Boracay resorts on Thursday were monitored as a precautionary measure against the spread of the novel coronavirus (nCoV), according to the Malay Task Force Against 2019 -nCoV. Barangay Emergency Health Response Teams are on the lookout as hotels and resorts are provided with guidelines for handling tourists under surveillance. None of the Chinese nationals under surveillance showed symptoms such as fever,

Kalibo International Airport

There are no flights to Kalibo International Airport in Kalibo to and from China. Kalibo is the main gateway to the well-known island. As a result, Chinese tourists, who used to make up the majority of foreign visitors to Boracay, according to the Municipal Office of Tourism, are eight islanders like tricycle drivers, saw their revenue decline by almost half. Although nCoV is considered a public health emergency, there are