Gaea Katreena Cabico
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Future uncertain for communities displaced by Taal volcano, trapped by coronavirus
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - April 1, 2020 - 9:44pm
Just when they were beginning to pick themselves up, the number of new coronavirus infections in the country started to rise.
COVID-19 infections in Philippines exceed 2,300, deaths climb to 96
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - April 1, 2020 - 4:22pm
The United Nations said the coronavirus pandemic is the “most challenging” crisis the world has faced since World War II.
Philippine College of Physicians calls for periodic COVID-19 testing of health workers
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - April 1, 2020 - 3:54pm
The Philippine College of Physicians said that the periodic testing of healthcare workers will improve their morale and provide them confidence to complete their jobs with minimal distractions.
Filipino experts to study benefits of virgin coconut oil on COVID-19 patients
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - April 1, 2020 - 11:57am
Department of Science and Technology Secretary Fortunato de la Peña said Wednesday there will be a hospital-based and a community-based research on the oil’s efficacy.
Under amended protocol, health workers with symptoms will be tested for COVID-19
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - March 31, 2020 - 7:18pm
Under the revised protocol, healthcare workers who exhibit even mild symptoms can now be tested for possible COVID-19 infection.
COVID-19 cases in Philippines surge to 2,084 with biggest daily rise
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - March 31, 2020 - 4:51pm
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the globe rose above 784,000 with over 37,600 deaths.
Cops ordered to keep health workers safe from harm, discrimination
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - March 31, 2020 - 3:22pm
The police chief said the PNP personnel manning quarantine control checkpoints were instructed to extend assistance to frontliners—which may include escorting them to their assigned hospitals, if need be.
As hospitals struggle, Duterte says COVID-19 frontliners are 'lucky' to die for country
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - March 31, 2020 - 12:59pm
At least 12 doctors have died in the Philippines from the new coronavirus, highlighting an unfortunate reality of the evolving health crisis: those on the frontlines face a higher risk of contracting the diseas...
Ships, hotels, convention centers to be converted as quarantine sites
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - March 31, 2020 - 11:19am
The surge in the number of COVID-19 cases and persons suspected to have infection overwhelm hospitals in the country, with several healthcare facilities in Metro Manila announcing they would no longer accept new...
Philippines reports 128 additional COVID-19 cases, 7 new deaths
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - March 30, 2020 - 4:18pm
(Updated 5:14 p.m.) The Philippines on Monday reported 128 new coronavirus cases and seven additional deaths.
FDA warns public vs unregistered drug cocktail touted online as potential COVID-19 remedy
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - March 30, 2020 - 3:44pm
FDA described as “baseless” claims that Prodex-B—drug combination of Procaine and Dexamethasone with Vitamin B—could treat a person infected with COVID-19.
FDA OKs 5 rapid COVID-19 test kits
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - March 30, 2020 - 1:30pm
In a statement Monday, FDA Director General Eric Domingo said the agency has approved rapid test kits that are registered and used in countries with advanced technology and wide experience with COVID-19 such as China...
MWSS: Water free from new coronavirus, safe for consumption
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - March 30, 2020 - 11:11am
In a statement, the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage Systems Regulatory Office said the water supply maintained in the distribution systems up to the customers’ taps has been disinfected with chlorine as...
DOH asks Filipinos to protect healthcare workers after reported attacks vs frontliners
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - March 30, 2020 - 9:56am
In a statement Sunday, DOH condemned the acts of physical assault, harassment and discrimination committed against health care workers.
LGUs have leeway in enforcing quarantine, but no license for cruel punishments
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - March 29, 2020 - 7:52pm
"There's the question of imposing the law and there's also the quation of how to punish them," DILG Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya.
Groups urge DENR to investigate Manila Bay's 'turquoise' waters
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - March 27, 2020 - 7:54pm
According to a fisheries expert, the discoloration of Manila Bay manifests that there might be pollutants discharged in its waters.
COVID-19 cases in Philippines up by 96, total now at 803
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - March 27, 2020 - 4:40pm
The main island of Luzon, home to half of the country’s population, is in the second week of an enhanced community quarantine to contain the spread of the contagion.  
Gabriela denounces harassment of women at checkpoints
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - March 27, 2020 - 3:36pm
Gabriela Women's Party said the incident illustrates that the Philippines “has the worst case of police and military abuses perpetrated at the height of a virus outbreak.”
DOH disapproves Marikina's COVID-19 testing center
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - March 26, 2020 - 6:39pm
Marikina Mayor Marcelino Teodoro vowed the city government will still pursue the establishment of a COVID-19 testing center.
Philippines’ COVID-19 cases soar past 700 as UN warns ‘whole of humanity’ at risk from pandemic
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - March 26, 2020 - 4:18pm
The number of confirmed cases worldwide surpassed 450,000, 20,000 of whom died.
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