DOH seeks help to stop fake news on nCoV

The Department of Health (DOH) 8 (Eastern Visayas) here has asked members of the region's inter-agency task force to help stop the spread of fake news on the novel coronavirus acute respiratory disease (2019-nCoV ARD).

In a meeting Tuesday, regional directors and assistant regional directors …

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DOH confirms 3rd nCoV case in PH

A 60-year-old Chinese woman is the country's third case of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), the Department of Health (DOH) confirmed on Wednesday.

"She is the third confirmed 2019-nCoV acute respiratory disease (2019-nCoV ARD) case in the country. The patient arrived in Cebu City from Wuhan, …

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Novel Coronavirus: Facts and Hysteria

THE best remedy for outbreaks and a possible calamity is calm study, practical decisions, and quick execution. Hysteria needs to be managed or the medical issues will take longer to control and resolve, with much greater economic and social damage than necessary.

While everyone should …

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Gunmen seize physician in Jolo

Gunmen believed to be Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) bandits abducted a physician in the province of Sulu on Tuesday, a military official said.

Maj. Arvin John Encinas, Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) spokesperson, said Wednesday that Dr. Daniel Moreno, who owns a clinic in Jolo, was …

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NCRPO launches fitness program for cops

The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) has launched its intense weight loss program for police officers.

NCRPO chief, Maj. Gen. Debold Sinas, personally led the zumba dance as part of the Project BMI Reduction Program held at NCRPO Grandstand, Camp Bagong Diwa, Bicutan, Taguig …

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PNP monitors 6 ‘hoax posts’ on nCoV threat

The Philippine National Police-Anti-Cybercrime Group (PNP-ACG) on Wednesday said it is looking into six social media posts that allegedly spread fake news about the 2019 novel coronavirus acute respiratory disease (2019-nCoV ARD).

In a press briefing, ACG spokesperson, Capt. Jeck Robin Gammad said they are …

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Divorce bill hurdles House panel

The House Committee on Population and Family Relations on Wednesday approved a bill instituting absolute divorce and dissolution of marriage in the Philippines.

The panel formed a technical working group to consolidate House Bills (HB) 100, 838 and 2263 before it reaches the plenary for …

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No lockdown in Baguio due to nCoV

Mayor Benjamin Magalong on Wednesday clarified that there is no lockdown of the city for tourists and visitors amid the spread of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) which has infected thousands in some parts of the world.

"Only the postponement of government-sponsored events that would attract …

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