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ZAMBOANGA CITY GETS MORE OXYGEN SUPPLY FOR COVID PATIENTS

The city government of Zamboanga has procured additional medical liquid oxygen to augment the depleting oxygen supply of local hospitals amid the spike in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases. Mayor Maria Isabelle Climaco-Salazar said that International Organization for Standardization (ISO) tanks containing 13,357 cubic meters of liquid oxygen, equivalent to 2,300 cylinders of 50 pounds each, have […]

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Food, Health & Fitness

DRINK YOUR WATER BEFORE YOU READ THIS

Why do we need to increase our fluid intake? The answer is simple but tricky. It is simple in a way that you are 60% water, but tricky because some drinks do not necessarily contribute to your daily intake. Some sugary beverages can even inhibit your body from absorbing sufficient fluid.  On average, an adult […]

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Government

FISH SUPPLY STABILIZES IN METRO MANILA – DA

With increasing supply, galunggong (round scad) currently sells for P180 per kilogram (kg), from P260-280/kg, making the price more affordable. This is according to the daily market price monitoring conducted by the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) in Metro Manila markets. With the increase in fish unloaded at the Navotas Fish Port Complex, […]

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Government

ALCOHOL, FACE MASK SUPPLIES STABLE – LOPEZ

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez said the supply and demand situation for alcohol and face masks has already stabilized. In an interview on ANC recently, Lopez said there are now available supplies of alcohol in drugstores and supermarkets while retailers can already increase the number of face masks that can be […]

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Government

ENSURE CONTINUOUS ELECTRICAL SUPPLY IN PROVINCES DURING QUARANTINE — MASONGSONG

The National Electrification Administration (NEA) has ordered all electric cooperatives (ECs) to ensure continuous supply of electricity to their consumers, as Luzon was placed under enhanced community quarantine due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) threat. NEA Administrator Edgardo Masongsong on Tuesday issued a memorandum directing the 121 ECs nationwide to activate their respective Vulnerability […]

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Government

WE COMMIT 1M FACE MASKS TO THE PUBLIC, 1M FOR THE DOH – LOPEZ

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez said there will be 2 million surgical masks available for both health care workers and the public in a month’s time to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the country. During a Senate hearing on the country’s preparedness on the 2019-nCoV threat, Lopez […]

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Government

SHORTAGE OF FACE MASK ONLY TEMPORARY – LOPEZ

With the sudden surge in demand for face masks following the first confirmed 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCov) in the country, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez said the supply shortage is temporary. “Shortage is due to the sudden jump in demand that even their reordered stocks got wiped out immediately,” Lopez said. […]