24 May Bicol Covid Update: Cases still at 68

The Department of Health Center for Health Development in Bicol (DOH CHD-Bicol) reported that as of Sunday, May 24, Covid-19 cases in the Bicol REgion remains at 68. The DOH CHD-Bicol received 19 test results from the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM). One of these is a follow-up test which still yielded positive for … Continue reading 24 May Bicol Covid Update: Cases still at 68

22 May Bicol Covid Update: cases in Bicol stable at 68

As of May 22, 2020, confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Bicol Region remain at 68. All 37 test results received from the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) yielded negative for COVID-19. Of the 37 results, 10 are from Albay, 13 from Camarines Norte, 5 from Camarines Sur, and 9 are from Sorsogon. Bicol#42, … Continue reading 22 May Bicol Covid Update: cases in Bicol stable at 68

Modern day palace in Barcelona, Sorsogon

The Premiere Press Sorsogon City - IT'S NOT IN SPAIN, Barcelona townhall is the newest attraction in this part of the province of Sorsogon as it opens to the public today May 22 2020. Mayor Atty.Cynthia Falcotelo Fortes is proud to present to her townmates the newly constructed P40M townhall as it is inaugurated today … Continue reading Modern day palace in Barcelona, Sorsogon

21 May Bicol Covid Update: Cases remain at 68

As of Thursday, May 21, confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the region remain at 68. Patient with local code Bicol#52, a 26-year old Physician from Daraga, Albay yielded his 1st negative result via RT-PCR. Said patient is clinically recovered and for facility quarantine for 14 days and repeat swab thereafter. Current confirmed cases are 18. … Continue reading 21 May Bicol Covid Update: Cases remain at 68

20 May Bicol Covid Update: Positive cases now at 68

Results from the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) in Manila has started arriving and this include a new case from Labo, Camarines Norte according to the Department of Health Center for Health Development - in Bicol (DOH CHD-Bicol) Wednesday, May 20. The new case is the 68th case in the region. The 68th confirmed … Continue reading 20 May Bicol Covid Update: Positive cases now at 68

Liquor ban lifted in Albay: Cheers?

For those who love wine and distilled spirits in Albay, good news! Albay Provincial Governor Al Francis Bichara has lifted the liquor ban in the entire province. The lifting of the liquor ban, however, is subject to the observance of safety protocols and strict observance of minimum health standards such as social distancing, prohibition of … Continue reading Liquor ban lifted in Albay: Cheers?

Why the mandatory Covid-19 rapid testing for workers is a waste of time and money

There are proposals circulating that the Covid-19 rapid testing be made as a mandatory requirement for return to work clearance of our workers. But while the proposal has good intentions, it somehow misses the real objective of why we are opting for Covid-19 testing in the first place. There are two kinds of Covid-19 tests … Continue reading Why the mandatory Covid-19 rapid testing for workers is a waste of time and money