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Duterte hopes monkeypox less fatal than Covid-19

MANILA – President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Monday expressed hope that the monkeypox outbreak being reported mostly in Europe would not be as fatal as coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).

In a prerecorded Talk to the People, Duterte requested Department of Health (DOH) Undersecretary Dr. Abdullah Dumama to explain how dangerous monkeypox is.

Dumama said the mortality rate of the rare viral disease is only about one percent.


Galvez tests positive for Covid-19

MANILA – National Task Force Against Covid-19 chief implementer and vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. on Sunday announced he has tested positive for Covid-19.

It is the first time he contracted Covid-19 despite being always out since the pandemic was declared in March 2020 as President Rodrigo Duterte tasked him to lead the country’s Covid-19 response.

In a statement, he said he tested positive for Covid-19 after undergoing his weekly reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction test on Sunday.


202 dengue cases since Jan 1, three dead in Cotabato City

COTABATO CITY = Patuloy na tumataas ang kaso ng Dengue Fever dito sa Cotabato City kaya naman hinihikayat namin kayo na mag 4S para maiwasan ang sakit na ito.

Ito ay isang pahayag mula Cotabato City health office. 

SEARCH and destroy breeding places — Suyurin at sirain ang mga pinamumugaran ng mga lamok.

SELF PROTECTION — Sarili ay protektahan laban sa lamok.

SEEK early consultation — Sumangguni agad sa pinakamalapit na pagamutan para hindi lumala ang sakit.


Cotabato Sanitarium now 250-bed hospital 

COTABATO CITY --- Personnel of the Cotabato Sanitarium in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao were elated with the enactment of Republic Act 11715 expanding it into a 250-bed hospital

President Rodrigo Duterte signed RA 11715 into law April 29, 2022.

Physician Ibrahim Pangato, chief of the Cotabato Sanitarium in Pinaring area in Sultan Kudarat town said Thursday they are thankful to President Duterte and to Maguindanao 1st District Representative Ronnie Sinsuat for sponsoring the bill that was to become RA 11715.


Bihon downs 100 in South Cotabato

KORONADAL CITY Isinugod sa Lake Sebu Municipal Hospital kagabi ang 108 katao matapos mgreklamo ng matinding pananakit ng tiyan at pagkahilo dahil sa hinalang sila biktima ng food poisoning sa Lake Sebu.

Kinumpirma ito sa Radyo bida ni Lake Sebu Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer Roberto Bagong.

Ayon kay Bagong, ang mga nalason ng mga umanoy kinain na bihon ay mula sa mga Sitio ng Barangay Tasiman at Lamfugon.

Ang mga ito ayon kay Bagong ay dumalo sa mass gathering sa kanilang lugar kahapon ng hapon.


DOH belies 'unfounded rumors' of Covid surge before polls

MANILA – The Department of Health (DOH) on Saturday categorically denied "unfounded rumors" that it will report a coronavirus surge days before the May 9 elections and pin the blame on campaign rallies.

A tweet posted on April 28 about a supposed DOH-declared surge garnered over 11,000 “likes” and 2,213 retweets.

It alleged that two days before the election, the DOH will release a report indicating a hike in Covid-19 cases and that some of the positive individuals will be ordered to say that they went to a rally of a certain candidate.


6 LGUs in BARMM have zero Covid-19 cases but sets massive vax days

COTABATO CITY  – Health officials in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) today announced that Covid-19 infections continue to drop in the region despite being tagged as having the lowest vaccination rate across the country.

As of today, only three new cases of infections have been reported by the Bangsamoro Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF).  Two were fromn Cotabato City and one in Maguindanao.

Lanao del Sur and Marawi City, Lamitan and Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi have zero case, according to Dr. Amirel Usman, BARMM health director general.


Church asks faithful to maintain health protocols this Holy Week

MANILA - A top official in the Catholic Church has called to maintain health protocols as Catholics are expected to flock to churches on Holy Week.

Bishop Pablo Virgilio David, president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), said that Covid-19 remains a serious threat.

“Even though the pandemic has subsided, let us not let our guard down. Let us continue following the health protocols so that we can finally defeat this pandemic,” David told Radio Veritas on Friday.


BARMM, zero new COVID-19 infections, sa Region 12 may 8

COTABATO CITY - The Ministry of Health in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) today announced that nobody was infected with COVID-19 while the Department of Health in the Soccsksargen region reported eight new cases.

Nobody was healed from six active cases in BARMM Region 12 has reported 20 patients have recovered.

No one was killed due to COVID-19 related diseases in two regions. 


Koronadal, Kidapawan, Tacurong zero COVID-19 infection

Regional COVID-19 tracker as of April 5, 2022 (6:00 PM)




One  reported death from Koronadal City. The 70,368th reported confirmed case, 70 years old female. Cause of death is COVID Confirmed Severe, Community Acquired Pneumonia High Risk with Hypoxia, Cerebrovascular Disease Hemorrhagic.



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