TGP urges IATF, LGUs to require only antigen test from vaccinated travelers

Talino at Galing ng Pinoy (TGP) Rep. Jose J. Teves Jr. has asked the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) and local government units to relax travel requirements for fully-vaccinated travelers by…

EBMC seeks P13-M in emergency funds to address increasing COVID19 cases

The increasing number of COVID-19 cases and subsequent admissions of patients are stretching the resources of public and private health facilities to the breaking point.Describing the situation as “alarming,” Provincial…

No “zero risk” from COVID-19 in any kind of public gathering

While many people, particularly those religiously following the minimum health protocols, have welcomed the move of the Virac IATF to re-impose a curfew and implement a liquor ban in the…

PENRO, IMT office hit by COVID-19

A number of personnel of the Incident Management Team (IMT) based at the provincial capitol has been laid low by COVID-19, with the entire office locked down and some staffers…

COVID-19 death toll hits 50

A record high of 120 new cases was logged by health authorities last week as the death toll from the coronavirus diseases reached 50.Forty of the new COVID -19 cases…

Barangays: no funds for hiring of contact tracers

Majority, if not all, of Catanduanes’ 315 barangays do not have funding allocations for the hiring of a contact tracer as urged by the Department of the Interior and Local…

Who foots the bill for expanded contact tracing?

Two weeks ago, DILG Secretary Eduardo Año issued Memorandum Circular No. 2021-103, all provincial governors, city and municipal mayors, and barangay captains to strengthen and expand COVID-19 case finding and…

74 new COVID-19 cases recorded last week, highest since March 2020

A total of 74 new coronavirus disease cases were recorded by local health authorities in Catanduanes last week, the highest ever since the pandemic quarantine restrictions began in March 2020.Of…

COVID-19 deaths here rise to 40

Three more COVID-19 patients succumbed to complications brought about by coronavirus disease, bringing the island’s total death toll to 39 as of Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021.The capital town of Virac…

FICELCO, SUWECO officials in quarantine after 9 test positive

Several officials of the First Catanduanes Electric Cooperative, Inc. (FICELCO) and its main power supplier, Sunwest Water & Electricity Co. (SUWECO), went into isolation last week after nine officials and…