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What is the difference between a rapid test and RT-PCR test?
/ from May 13, 2020
To understand this unseen enemy better, SunStar Philippines has put together a primer on often-used terms and major developments in the struggle to contain the pandemic.
LIST: Confirmed Covid-19 cases among Filipinos abroad
/ from March 14, 2020
THE Department of Health (DOH) has confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) among Filipinos who are overseas and foreign nationals who have history of travel in the Philippines.Below is the complete list of these confirmed cases. Bookmark and refresh this page for updates.
LIST: Confirmed Covid-19 cases in Philippines
/ from March 13, 2020
THE Department of Health (DOH) has announced a total of 64 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in the Philippines.Below is the complete list of these confirmed cases. Bookmark and refresh this page for updates.(SunStar Philippines)
Visayas, Mindanao log first Covid-19 cases
/ from March 11, 2020
THE Visayas and Mindanao each confirmed their first case of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) Wednesday, March 11.A 54-year-old Filipino confined at the Northern Mindanao Medical Center in Cagayan de Oro City is the first confirmed Covid-19 case in Mindanao.In the Visayas, the first case is a 65-year-old Filipino male who was ...
CWR opens Women’s Month, reports plight of women
/ from March 3, 2020
THE Center for Women’s Resources (CWR), a 37-year research, advocacy and training institution for women, commences the National Women’s Month on Monday, March 2.A presentation on the situation of Filipino women that highlights the collective struggles and successes of women in fighting for their rights at the University of the ...
Airlines contact passengers on same flights with nCoV patient
/ from January 31, 2020
CEBU Pacific Air (CEB) and Philippine Airlines (PAL) are now contacting passengers who were seated near the 38-year-old Chinese woman who was found to be positive for 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).In a statement issued on Friday, January 31, Cebu Pacific confirmed that the woman, the Philippines' first confirmed case of ...
Phivolcs reports fissures in 12 villages
/ from January 14, 2020
THE Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) observed cracks across the road connecting Agoncillo to Laurel, Batangas and appearance of new fissures in villages and municipalities near the Taal Volcano.As of 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 14, Phivolcs said in its advisory that new fissures and cracks were documented in ...
Taal Volcano under alert level 4, gushes lava fountain
/ from January 13, 2020
RED-hot lava gushed out of Taal Volcano Monday morning, January 13, 2020, after a sudden eruption of ash and steam that forced villagers to flee and shut down Manila's international airport, offices and schools.Alert Level 4 still remains in effect over Taal Volcano as of 8 a.m. Monday, the Philippine ...
'Onyok' intensifies, but less likely to make landfall
Ethan Zachary H. Neri
/ from September 29, 2019
SEVERE Tropical Storm "Onyok" continues to intensify as it moves northwest at 25 kilometers per hour (kph), said the state weather bureau.The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said the center of Onyok was last seen 455 kilometers east of Calayan, Cagayan at 4 p.m., Sunday, September 29.The ...
Cardinal Tagle: Shun allure of money
Gerard M. Naval
/ from April 18, 2019
WITH the midterm elections just weeks away, Manila Archbishop Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle urged the poor to learn to shun money in exchange of their dignity.Speaking before the community at the Parola Compound in Tondo, Manila, Tagle urged the poor faithful to resist the allure of wealth at the expense ...