RITM warns public vs COVID-19 test fraud

The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine has asked the public to be vigilant against “unscrupulous individuals” posing as its employees and offering swab test services and issuing falsified COVID-19 confirmatory test results. The RITM said it was alerted about such illegal activities after receiving requests for verification of 27 coronavirus test results from various private companies and some diseases reporting …

LTO under fire for privatizing vehicle inspection services

The Land Transportation Office defended the privatization of motor vehicle inspection centers following public backlash over the new system required for car registration in the country. The LTO chief said, “All vehicles that need to be registered have to go through the process to determine whether registration will be renewed. Previously, there was a policy that vehicles 15 years or …

Apela ng DENR: Gamit na face mask, shield, itapon nang maayos

Pinaalalahanan ng Department of Environment and Natural Resources ang publiko na itapon nang maayos ang mga gamit na face mask at shield dahil sa kontaminasyon na maaaring maidulot nito. Sinabi ni Environment Undersecretary Benny Antiporda na nawawala ang silbi ng paggamit ng face shield, face masks, at gloves sa labas kung hindi ito itatapon nang maayos. Ani Antiporda, “These are …

Medical clearance required na sa mga biyahero pa-Baguio, ilang parte ng Benguet

Ire-require na magpresenta ng medical clearance at medical certificate ang mga bibiyahe papuntang Baguio City at ilang lugar sa Benguet simula Pebrero 1. Dahil sa UK variant ng COVID-19 na nai-report sa Mountain Province at La Trinidad, Benguet, nagkasundo ang mga alkalde ng Baguio, La Trinidad, Itogon, Sablan, Tuba at Tublay na ipatupad ang naturang requirement sa mga papasok o …

New quarantine, test rules set for incoming travelers

The Philippines enforced new testing and quarantine rules for travelers from other countries beginning February 1 to curb the spread of more infectious variants of the novel coronavirus disease. Under the new rules laid down by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases, all incoming passengers, regardless of country origin, will be required to go into …

Observation period matapos magpaturok ng COVID-19 vaccine, kasama sa planong proseso— health expert

Tiniyak ng health expert na binabantayan talaga ang allergic reactions sa pagbabakuna lalo pa’t ang ituturok ay bakuna kontra COVID-19. Ayon kay Dr. Anna Ong-Lim, pediatric infectious disease expert, standard practice na pagkatapos mabakunahan ay dapat obserbahan ang pasyente ng 15 minuto bago payagang umalis ng clinic. Ito’y para masiguradong walang kakaibang reaksyon. Sabi ni Lim, na isa sa mga …

New year, new life for Malabon’s ‘e-nanays’

Fifty stay-at-home mothers in Malabon City are now certified “e-nanays” assisting their children in online learning. They were presented certificates by Mayor Len Len Oreta last December 21 at the City of Malabon University for completing a two-month program set up by the city government to enable them to learn to use computers for their and their children’s benefit. One …

Face-to-face classes OK’d for medical programs

President Duterte has allowed limited face-to-face classes in schools offering medical and allied programs to ensure the availability of properly trained health workers, as the country continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said the approval covers higher educational institutions in places under the most lenient modified general community quarantine and general community quarantine with base hospitals …

Carnapping group may bagong modus — HPG

Nagbabala ang Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group sa publiko sa limang uri ng makabagong modus ng panga­ngarnap sa bansa ng mga sindikato. Kabilang sa mga bagong modus ay ang Rent-Tangay, Assume Balance Scam o Pasalo-Benta, Pasalo-Benta-Bawi, Labas-Casa sa pamamagitan ng Loan Accommodation o Labas-Casa-Talon at Labas-Casa-Talon gamit ang fictitious na pangalan. Lumilitaw sa imbestigasyon ng HPG, na nakikipagsabwatan ang mga …