6 BARMM areas have zero Covid-19 cases

Covid-19 cases continue to decrease in the Bangsamoro region even as it has the lowest vax rate in the country.… Read More 6 BARMM areas have zero Covid-19 cases

Soccsksargen region records fewer Covid-19 cases

By PHIL MUSLIM COTABATO CITY – Health authorities have reported more recoveries for Coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in region 12 with four of its localities having zero infection. Formerly known as Central Mindanao, region 12 comprises the provinces of South Cotabato, North Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat and Sarangani and the city of General Santos popularly known… Read More Soccsksargen region records fewer Covid-19 cases

COVID pandemic ‘nowhere near over:’ WHO chief

PMT Foreign Desk, Jan. 18, 2022 The COVID-19 pandemic is far from over, the World Health Organization chief said Tuesday, cautioning against a narrative that the fast-spreading Omicron variant is risk-free. “This pandemic is nowhere near over,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters from WHO’s headquarters in Geneva. Tedros warned against dismissing as mild the coronavirus variant Omicron, which has spread… Read More COVID pandemic ‘nowhere near over:’ WHO chief

4.3M more Pinoys become poorer due to pandemic

By Rocaya Sumndad Otical POVERTY IN PANDEMIC-PLAGUED AREAS RATES 5X UP WHILE REGIONS LEAST AFFECTED LIFT 800K FROM ECONOMIC WOES The ongoing pandemic has manifested its polarizing effects on Filipinos’ socioeconomic standing, as it pushed more than 4 million individuals deeper into poverty, while lifting some 800,000 out of economic hardships. According to recent Philippine… Read More 4.3M more Pinoys become poorer due to pandemic