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Antonio Manaytay

Limited oxygen supply and work-fatigued health personnel, hospital scrambles to provide healthcare to COVID-19 patients in Zamboanga Sibugay

Amid the jungles of tubes and wheezing sounds of medical oxygen, the health workers of the COVID-19 wards of Zamboanga Sibugay Provincial Hospital, mostly exhausted and suffering from work-fatigue, scramble to provide the patients, mostly unvaccinated, of the care they need.

Global Witness report: Philippines deadliest in Asia for environmental and land defenders

The Philippines ranks as the deadliest country in Asia and third deadliest in the world for environmental and land defenders in 2020, a report said.

Army general succumbs to COVID-19, hospital chief warns impending healthcare crisis

A military general has succumbed to COVID-19, three days after he was tested positive of coronavirus, in a hospital that saw its COVID wards already full where some of the patients take shelter in emergency tents outside the hospital.

With Ramon Magsaysay award, Ballon gets his dream hatchery

For a Ramon Magsaysay awardee who thinks having food for his family is an award by itself, getting a hatchery is a dream come true.

Pandemic

COVID-19 patients overwhelm Zamboanga Sibugay health care, cases continue to rise

Patients have to wait in the emergency room as COVID-19 ward of Zamboanga Sibugay Provincial Hospital has reached “full capacity,” a situation that might force health officials to use another building to accommodate the rising number of patients for treatment.

Zamboanga Sibugay town mayor earns netizens’ praises for doing ambulance driver job to help frontline health workers

Netizens heaped praises to a mayor in a town in Zamboanga Sibugay after several photos of him doing the tasks of an ambulance driver fetching COVID-19 patients to quarantine centers surfaced on social media.

From war to peace, MILF combatant turns entrepreneur

Barahama Ali, one of the senior leaders of the MILF’s 113 Base Command in Datu Tumanggong in Tungawan, Zamboanga Sibugay,  said the peace pact has opened “a new door for us.” (Photo credit: Popcy Ali/ Facebook) IPIL, ZAMBOANGA SIBUGAY A…

Governor laments lack of vaccine as Zamboanga Sibugay braces for COVID-19 surge

Gov. Wilter Palma, during the virtual meeting of the provincial pandemic task force Thursday, said the solution to the “rising cases of COVID-19  is vaccination” over stricter community quarantine. (Photo courtesy: Darwin Dalisay) ZAMBOANGA SIBUGAY Gov. Wilter Palma wants to…

COVID-19 surge overwhelms Zamboanga del Sur hospitals

Chief of hospital Dr. Anatalio Cagampang, Jr. said it is important the province has to step up the prevention measures to contain the rise of COVID-19 cases.

FALSE: 24 people die after vaccination in Zamboanga del Sur town

Facebook account “Zamboanga Peninsula Spotted” made a post falsely claiming that 24 people died in the municipality of Bayog, Zamboanga del Sur, on August 16 after vaccination.