CHR investigating death of student due to alleged hazing

The Commission on Human Rights has launched an inquiry into the death of a grade 10 student in San Enrique, Negros Occidental. Local police said it was investigating three fraternity members connected to the death of the 18-year-old student who died of hematoma on September 9 after undergoing alleged hazing. Lieutenant Sammy Gasataya, deputy chief of the San Enrique police, …

Food supply sa mga naka-granular lockdown, tiniyak

Tiniyak ng Malacañang na makakatanggap ng food supplies ang mga lugar na isasailalim sa granular lockdowns sa Metro Manila, pero wala na silang matatanggap na pera bilang ayuda. Ang suplay ng pagkain ay magkatuwang na responsibilidad ng mga local government units at Department of Social Welfare and Development. Sabi ni Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Chairman Benjamin Abalos Jr. na ang …

2 positive lang sa COVID-19, kalsada lockdown agad

Magiging sobrang higpit umano ng ipatutupad na ‘granular lockdown’ ng pamahalaan dahil agad na ipasasara ang isang kalsada sa oras na makatukoy ng dalawang positibong kaso ng COVID-19. Ayon kay Parañaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez, pinuno ng Metro Manila Council, ipatutupad ang mga lockdowns sa mga kabahayan, gusali, kalsada, at subdibisyon na kakikitaan ng biglaang pagtaas ng mga kaso. Tatagal …

Public at private schools sa Quezon City, lalagyan na rin ng vaccination sites

Plano ng Quezon City government na maglagay ng vaccination sites sa mga pampubliko at pribadong paaralan sa lungsod. Ayon ito kay Joseph Juico, co-chair ng Vax To Normal Task Force ng QC government na nagsabing gagawin ito sa oras na payagan na ng pamahalaan ang pagbabakuna sa mga kabataan na may edad 12 hanggang 17-anyos. Magugunitang nauna ang hiniling ni …

FDA nagbabala sa nasal spray na gamot daw sa COVID-19

Magsasagawa ng imbestigasyon ang Food and Drug Administration kaugnay sa nasal spray products na sinasabing nakakagamot ng COVID-19. Ayon kay FDA Director General Eric Domingo, mayroong limang nasal spray products ang inoowtorisang ibenta sa bansa. Gayunman, nilinaw nito na wala kahit isa sa mga produktong ito ang nakarehistro sa FDA bilang gamot sa novel coronavirus disease. Samantala, sinabi naman ni …

P422 milyong iniwan ­pinsala ni ‘KIKO’ sa Batanes

Mahigit 422 milyon piso ang iniwang pinsala ng bagyong Kiko sa probinsya ng Batanes. Ito ang kinumpirma ni Governor Marilou Cayco at sa inisyal na pagtaya, kabilang sa mga naging pinsala ay ang mga tahanan na nasa 39 milyon piso, mga imprastraktura na nasa 237 milyon piso, 119 milyon piso naman para sa agrikultura at 32 milyon piso na mga …

Obiena to receive incentive for setting new marks

A hefty 1.5-million-peso cash incentive awaits pole-vaulter EJ Obiena after he registered a new Asian and national record in the 17th Golden Roof Challenge in Austria. The Philippine Sports Commission approved the financial reward as Obiena cleared 5.93 meters to eclipse the national record of 5.91 meters he set in the Paris Diamond League last month and the Asian record …

Quezon City project taps open spaces as food source

The United Nations released the first comprehensive report on food insecurity and nutrition since the start of the pandemic, showing hunger and malnutrition in the world increased from 8.4 percent in 2019 to 10 percent in 2020. COVID-19 was a significant cause of this increase. Quezon City, the largest city in the Philippines, was hit hard. During a discussion on …

Swab, saliva tests now cheaper – PRC

The Philippine Red Cross will reduce the price of RT-PCR and saliva tests in all PRC molecular laboratories to get more Filipinos tested for COVID-19. PRC chairman and Senator Richard Gordon said they decided to slash testing costs by 25 percent for both RT-PCR and saliva tests. Prices will be 2,800 pesos for RT-PCR swabs from 3,800 pesos, and 1,500 …