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CDC approves P900-M ‘wish list’ vs. COVID-19, emerging diseases

In her brief statement before a vote was taken on the issue, Acting Governor Shirley Abundo said the Supplemental AIP No. 2 is a product of a workshop undertaken by four clusters of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) of the Provincial Task Force on Emerging and Re-Emerging Infectious Diseases (PTF-EREID).

MAYOR EMETERIO “BONG” TARIN

Hindi mo na mahagilap iyong mga matatapang at mayayabang na mga pulitiko ngayon. Nangngulontoy din pala sila pag ang kaharap nilang kalaban ay parang mga Ninja. Pero ito talagang si Manny Pacquiao, kakaiba ang tapang. Iyong ugali niya pag nasa parisukat (ring) ay ganoon din siya kahit ang kalaban ay hindi niya kita. Pero may katapat siya rito sa Catanduanes. Hindi pa bumababa ang direktiba ni Duterte, ginagawa na niya kung ano ang dapat gagawin. Sino ba sa buong Pilipinas ang nakapamigay ng isang sakong bigas sa kanyang mga nasasakupan. Sino????

Panic in the Time of COVID-19

Panic is part and parcel of all epidemics that have plagued man since the beginning of time. As the poet Lucretius writes in his On the Nature of Things [1]  on the Plague of Athens (430 BC): “And sudden stress and poverty to many an awful act impelled.”

On the Beauty and Essence of Life

Life as it is today is not beautiful. It is filled up with health issues, divisiveness, inconveniences, and sufferings from almost all aspects of our life. I hate to drive and pass all those checkpoints and I hate to stay in line for an hour, under the heat of the sun, and with a face mask on my face, just to buy my medicines and some basic needs (Marlboro, not included). Only those people who are living in a world of “make-believe” can say otherwise. Looking at our present situation from all sides, we can say that this is bad, and this is evil.

D A I M A T A K O T

dahil sa pagkatakot sa COVID-19 dinara kita sa ligtas na lugar ang satong HARONG kasaro kang satong familia ngonian na Semana Santa

Masuerteng mga consejal

An hapot man sa mga barangay nin Virac, ngata daa ta bakong parareho. Iguang tolong kilo, an iba lima, an iba duwa iguang cabanga. Masabotan man daa cotana kung pariwanagon nin barangay kung duwang kilo hari sa sainda y an dagdag hari man sa municipio, alagad dae man pigapasabot an natawan na familia.

IATF solves half of the task force’s problem

Two agencies which have come under fire from majority of members of the PTF-EREID due to their actions with regards to the island’s battle to keep the COVID-19 pandemic off its shores are the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) and the Department of Education (DepEd).

Catandunganons’ lives hang in the balance

Two incidents last week vividly illustrated why Acting Governor Shirley Abundo is growing increasingly frustrated at the way the battle to keep COVID-19 at bay is being fought in the municipalities.

LGUs asked to allow passage to food products, farm inputs

DA Regional Executive Director Rodel P. Tornilla said those that need to be allowed entry at checkpoints include food products like palay, rice, vegetables, eggs, and poultry; inputs such as food ingredients, seeds, feeds, fertilizers. veterinary medicines and biologics; disinfectants, farm machineries and equipment including those for cold storage and processing.

Army reservists on COVID-19 frontline

Forty-five reservists of the Philippine Army in Catanduanes are now performing their sworn duty as a regular soldier, minus the salary, serving at the frontline in the province’s battle against the spread of COVID-19.