Outbreak, idineklara sa 5 barangay sa General Santos City dahil sa dengue

admin   •   August 27, 2013   •   9131

FILE PHOTO: Isang pasyenteng inoobserbahan sa Saint Elezabeth Hospital ng General Santos City dahil sa posibilidad ng pagkakaroon niton ng dengue. Ang larawang ito ay kuha noong Hulyo 01, 2013. (DARWIN DEE / Photoville International)

FILE PHOTO: Isang pasyenteng inoobserbahan sa Saint Elezabeth Hospital ng General Santos City dahil sa posibilidad ng pagkakaroon niton ng dengue. Ang larawang ito ay kuha noong Hulyo 01, 2013. (DARWIN DEE / Photoville International)

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines – Nagdeklara na ng outbreak sa limang barangay sa General Santos City dahil sa mataas na bilang ng kaso ng dengue.

Kabilang dito ang Barangay Fatima, Lagao, San Isidro, Labangal, North Poblacion at Barangay Calumpang.

Kumpara noong nakaraang taon, malaki ang itinaas ng kaso ng dengue sa lungsod kumpara ngayong taon.

Ayon kay Dr. Edgardo R. Sandig, City Health Officer ng lungsod, mula 1,600 kaso noong 2012, umabot na ito ngayon sa 1,700 sa unang quarter pa lamang ng taon, kung saan labing-siyam dito ang namatay.

Tiniyak naman ng lokal na pamahalaan ng General Santos City na gumagawa na sila ng mga hakbang upang makontrol ang paglaganap ng nakamamatay na sakit.

Pinapayuhan ang mga mamamayan na ugaliing maglinis ng kapaligiran araw-araw.

Samantala, isang clean up drive naman ang isasagawa sa Barangay Fatima sa August 30 sa pangunguna ng City Health Office bilang kampanya kontra dengue. (Queenie Matuan / Ruth Navales, UNTV News)

IATF places Davao City under MECQ, Gen. Santos City under GCQ

Robie de Guzman   •   June 4, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The government’s task force on COVID-19 response has placed Davao City under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) from June 5 to 20 due to increasing COVID-19 cases in the area.

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made the announcement a day after the Davao City government requested for the MECQ implementation in the city to address the surge of infections.

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio earlier asked the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) to implement a stricter quarantine classification to “allow a circuit breaker in the surge of patients inside hospitals.”

Duterte-Carpio said beds at the Southern Philippines Medical Center are now at a critical utilization rate while its Intensive Care Units are already full. Two private hospitals in the city have also reached full capacity.

Roque also announced that the IATF has likewise placed the General Santos City under general community quarantine (GCQ) from June 5 to 20.

Under MECQ, only essential trips are allowed and non-essential businesses and services will be temporarily shutdown.

GCQ, on the other hand, allows travel for leisure subject to compliance with local government guidelines.

DFA Consular Office in General Santos City closed until Jan. 26

Marje Pelayo   •   January 25, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) informs the public that its Consular Office in General Santos City will be temporarily closed on Monday (January 25).

This is to give way to disinfection activities in its office premises and the implementation of other preventive measures to manage risks against coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The Consular Office will resume its regular operations on Tuesday (January 26).

Affected applicants with confirmed appointments who are unable to avail of consular services due to the suspension of operations must secure another appointment by emailing gensan.rco@dfa.gov.ph with the following information:

  • Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Original appointment date and time
  • Preferred date and time of new appointment

The preferred new appointment may be on any working day from Monday to Friday from January 26 to February 26 during the CO’s regular operation hours 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Applicants that need emergency or urgent Consular services may contact CO General Santos by email at gensan.rco@dfa.gov.ph.

The DFA requests the public’s understanding and cooperation as we continue to battle against this pandemic.

Very close fight: New Leyte town mayor beats rival by 1 point

Robie de Guzman   •   May 14, 2019

San Isidro mayor-elect, Remedio “Wingbebot” Veloso

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Tuesday proclaimed Remedio “Wingbebot” Veloso as the new mayor of San Isidro town in Leyte.

The mayoral race in San Isidro was a very close fight as Veloso won against incumbent mayor Susan Ang by just one point.

Based on the partial unofficial election result from Comelec, Veloso garnered 8,829 votes against Ang’s 8,828.

Veloso said this is the first time that a razor-close election race happened in their town.

“Yung one vote na lamang sa akin ‘yun pinakamahirap talaga, tsaka God’s will. One in a million, [and] it happens in my life and also for the needs of the people of San Isidro,” the mayor-elect said.

He added that he is prepared to face any electoral protest that his opponent may lodge against him before the poll body.

Veloso ran under the United Nationalist Alliance banner while Ang sought a second term as mayor of the fourth-class town under the PDP-Laban party.

It can be recalled that on May 8, Ang’s ally and Leyte town administrator Levi Mabini was killed after a gunman strafed the incumbent mayor’s house.

Authorities have yet to identify the person behind Mabini’s killing. (with details from Jenelyn Gaquit-Valles)


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