Tag: COVID-19

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?

DOLE Bicol shells out P45.7M in aid for 9,000 displaced workers

Mar S. Arguelles | Inquirer.Net LEGAZPI CITY – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Bicol has released on Thursday P45.7-million worth of financial assistance to over 9,000 displaced workers in Bicol following the temporary closure of hundreds of establishments due to the enforcement of the enhanced community quarantine, a health measure to prevent … Continue reading DOLE Bicol shells out P45.7M in aid for 9,000 displaced workers

Discriminating Covid-19 health workers

Last March 28, St. Louis Hospital in Tacurong City, Sultan Kudarat issued a public advisory that one of their personnel was mobbed and whose face was splattered with Zonrox. The violence was committed because the stupid gang would not want to be with health workers and frontliners who, they thought, could be carriers of Coronavirus. … Continue reading Discriminating Covid-19 health workers

Spreading undue panic

My attention was called several times due to the post '“The Kit” and zero confirmed Covid-19 case in Bicol Region'. Many were encouraging with a couple saying the post is spreading undue panic. The latter troubled me because that means I wasn't successful in driving my message across. The greatest failure in communication is when the … Continue reading Spreading undue panic

Unconstitutional Lockdown

By Atty Oliver Olaybal A second look at the lockdown ordered by the national government, would disclose that lockdown could only be done on the basis of the martial law powers of the President. No one could be lawfully detained without a court-issued warrant, unless the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus is suspended. … Continue reading Unconstitutional Lockdown

Albay sets up Mayon Skyline Hotel as coronavirus quarantine center

Rhaydz B. Barcia | Rappler.Com ALBAY, Philippines – The provincial government of Albay is fast-tracking the rehabilitation of the Mayon Skyline Hotel in Tabaco City to set it up as quarantine center for cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. Located in Tabaco's Barangay Buang, the former commercial hotel near the active … Continue reading Albay sets up Mayon Skyline Hotel as coronavirus quarantine center