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Batanes records first community transmission of COVID-19

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 17, 2021

Batanes has recorded the province’s first community transmission of COVID-19. In a post on Thursday (September 16), the provincial government of Batanes confirmed that the province has community transmission after...

Quezon City gov’t looking into possible causes of COVID-19 spread in 2 convents

Robie de Guzman   •   September 16, 2021

The Quezon City Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit (CESU) is currently looking into the possible causes of COVID-19 outbreak in two convents in the city, the local government said Thursday....

Davao City temporary limits COVID-19 swab tests due to lack of kits, lab repair

Robie de Guzman   •   September 14, 2021

The Davao City government on Tuesday said it has temporarily limited the conduct of COVID-19 RT-PCR tests for close contacts or F1 and individuals with flu-like illnesses (ILI). In a...

91% of COVID-19 cases in Davao City are unvaccinated — Mayor Sara

Robie de Guzman   •   September 14, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Majority of COVID-19 cases recorded in Davao City last week have not received anti-coronavirus vaccines, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio said. In a statement, Duterte said that...

NCR police to assist LGUs in pilot implementation of new quarantine alert levels system — Eleazar

Robie de Guzman   •   September 14, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Police commanders in the National Capital Region (NCR) will assist in the pilot implementation of the quarantine alert levels system that is set to start on Sept....

Metro Manila to have shorter curfew hours starting Sept. 16 – MMDA

Robie de Guzman   •   September 14, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Unified curfew hours being implemented in Metro Manila will be shortened when the pilot implementation granular lockdowns and quarantine alert levels system starts on Thursday, Sept. 16,...

Over 1 million people fully vaccinated in Quezon City

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 14, 2021

QUEZON CITY, Philippines — Over 1 million individuals in Quezon City are now fully vaccinated against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). As of September 13, record shows that 1,749,916 individuals or...

Mandaluyong City opens COVID-19 vaccine registration for ages 12-17

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 13, 2021

Mandaluyong City has opened the registration for COVID-19 vaccination to minors ages 12-17. In a Facebook post, the local government unit encourages parents and guardians to register their children for...

Davao City enforces mandatory WFH, skeleton workforce setup in all gov’t offices

Robie de Guzman   •   September 9, 2021

The Davao City government has ordered the implementation of a fully operational work-from-home (WFH) and skeleton workforce arrangement in all government offices based in the city. Under Executive Order No....

99 children in QC orphanage test positive for COVID-19 : Belmonte

Robie de Guzman   •   September 9, 2021

QUEZON CITY, Philippines — Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte on Thursday called on the management of workplaces and facilities in the city to strictly implement minimum public health protocols to...

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