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Basilan: Fake QR code IDs seized from residents

Authorities are now probing on the circulation of fake COVID-19 contact tracing identification cards in Isabela City in Basilan, seized from residents in operations that started over the weekend.

Zamboanga Peninsula climbs third spot among high-risk regions

Zamboanga Peninsula has climbed to third spot among the COVID-19 high-risk regions with critical care utilization rates, according to the Department of Health (DOH).

IATF signals start of COVID-19 inoculation for minors

The Philippine Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) signals the pilot COVID-19 vaccination for minors starting October 15, Palace official said.

Doctors want free RT-PCR tests for GenSan residents

Doctors want the city government to provide the residents with free swab tests to ramp up early detection of coronavirus infection.

Education in times of the pandemic

Never have we prepared for such a drastic change brought about by the pandemic. Never have we anticipated that in a blink of an eye, all will come to an unprecedented, totally new era, the era of the new normal in this pandemic time.

Councilor, mayor among Tacurong City COVID-19 deaths

An incumbent city councilor succumbed to COVID-19 here Monday, barely three months after the mayor died of the disease.

COVID-19 Delta variant uptick drives surge in Zamboanga Sibugay

The uptick of Delta variant cases may have driven the COVID-19 surge in Zamboanga Sibugay, the chief of hospital said.

Fear of COVID-19 transmission prompts town health personnel to refuse treating a road crash victim

Fearing that the road crash victim brought to the health facility of Zamboanga Sibugay town Monday, September 20, the health personnel referred the victim to the nearest hospital for treatment.

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.