Category: Health

Philippines looking at possible use of saliva-based COVID-19 testing

MANILA, Philippines — Local experts are studying the possible use of saliva-based COVID-19 testing in the Philippines after the United States reportedly authorized the use of the new and inexpensive coronavirus testing method. According to Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire, the Department of Health’s (DOH) laboratory experts panel has been looking into the saliva-based testing […]

‘Dami na namang disappointed,’ Sotto quips after Duterte’s ‘proof of life’

MANILA, Philippines — “Dami na namang disappointed.” (Many are left disappointed again.) Such was the remark of Senate President Vicente Sotto III after Senator Christopher “Bong” Go on Monday posted a photo of President Rodrigo Duterte with his family following rumors that the latter was flown to Singapore to undergo emergency treatment. ADVERTISEMENT Sotto also […]

Locsin twits opposition after Duterte’s ‘proof of life’

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. (Voltaire F Domingo/Senate PRIB) MANILA, Philippines — Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. twitted the opposition after a photo of President Rodrigo Duterte participating in a meeting with members of the government’s COVID-19 task force debunked rumors that he was airlifted to Singapore to undergo emergency treatment. “Harry, I […]

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