Is a coco-based diet a key in the battle against COVID-19?

As of April 4, 2020, only 57 out of 3,094 confirmed patients in the Philippines recovered from Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). This is a staggering 1.8% recovery rate. In contrast, recovery rate in the Bicol Region is 72.7%. Could diet be a factor in Bicol's figures? The Bicolano diet generally includes coconut and coconut milk. The … Continue reading Is a coco-based diet a key in the battle against COVID-19?

NFA Camarines Norte issued 17K bags of rice for LGUs

In line with the on-going response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the National Food Authority (NFA) in the province of Camarines Norte has issued 17,055 sacks of rice to the provincial government and its 12 municipal governments as of April 3, 2020. The provincial government received 3,000 bags followed by the Municipalities of Daet and Labot … Continue reading NFA Camarines Norte issued 17K bags of rice for LGUs

April 7 Bicol Covid Update: 13 Cases, 1 death

The Department of Health- Center for Health Development in Bicol (DOH CHD-Bicol) recorded thirteen (13) cases as of April 7, 2020. Of the confirmed cases, five (5) recovered and one died. The person who died is a 66 year old Filipino citizen from Camarines Sur. He was admitted at the Bicol Medical Center midnight of … Continue reading April 7 Bicol Covid Update: 13 Cases, 1 death

Rawit-dawit sa panahon nin lockdown

With the natural disasters that regularly visit Region 5, the Bicolanos have become a resilient people at some point, spicing their hardships with songs, poems and laughter. Kaya bakong makangalas na pati enhance community quarantine (ECQ), nagibuhan ki sarong rawit-dawit. Below is a composition that appeared in the Facebook Page, Ito Ang Tama Sorsogon. Credits … Continue reading Rawit-dawit sa panahon nin lockdown

COVID Updates: Two Covid-19 positive patients in Bicol recovered and discharged

As of April 4, 2020, the Department of Health in the Bicol Region cleared two Coronavirus Disease positive patients out of eleven cases and are awaiting the test results of six more. The remaining three are considered stable. Eight new Persons Under Investigation (PUIs) however, were recorded bringing to a total of 100. Of the … Continue reading COVID Updates: Two Covid-19 positive patients in Bicol recovered and discharged

‘Magbikol Kita’ provides COVID awareness in Bikol language

By: bestofbicol.ph The platform Magbikol Kita is helping out Bicolanos maneuver through technical, medical terms on Covid-19. With recent DEPED studies showing that thousands of pupils in Bicol can’t read in English or Filipino, we ask: how else can we improve proficiency in a region teeming with rich languages and literary history? Is there a way … Continue reading ‘Magbikol Kita’ provides COVID awareness in Bikol language

Bicol records no new COVID-19 case; 8 of confirmed cases have recovered

Mar S. Arguelles | Philippine Daily Inquirer LEGAZPI CITY – Records show that no new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) positive cases were recorded in the Bicol region on Friday while eight of the 11 people earlier tested positive for the viral disease have recovered, Department of Health (DOH) in Bicol health surveillance unit, said. The … Continue reading Bicol records no new COVID-19 case; 8 of confirmed cases have recovered