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The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Pangasinan chapter, is encouraging qualified donors to give blood to meet increased demand this dengue season. Krismar Glen Brillantes, quality assurance officer of PRC Pangasinan, said there is a shortage of platelet concentrate in their blood bank. “We average 50-70 patients per week with them needing minimum of two bags and maximum of six...
Despite intermittent rains, at least four hundred villagers in Basco, Batanes participated Wednesday in a run-for-a-cause event dubbed “Run for Fun, Rise as One” in the island-province, in an effort to raise more funds for the Itbayat earthquake victims, on Wednesday. Dr. Alfonso Simon, Batanes State College president, told the Philippine News Agency in a Messenger chat that he ran...
The rains in the past few weeks enabled Bustos Dam to release a minimum amount of irrigation supply to farmlands in this province. Felix Robles, head of the water control and coordinating unit of Bustos Dam, said that rainwater collected in the past few weeks was enough for the dam to release fifteen cubic meters per second (cms) of water...
The Ilocanos’ love for happy hour with drinking sessions like there is no tomorrow may soon be “tempered” as Ilocos Norte Governor Matthew Joseph Manotoc wants to implement liquor ban in the entire province. Taking a cue from President Rodrigo Duterte’s desire to replicate nationwide the ordinance being implemented in Davao City, where drinking liquor is only up to 1...
The Pangasinan Provincial Health Office (PHO) recorded 2,753 dengue cases in the province from January 1 to August 5 this year, 29 percent lower than the 3,877 cases during the same period last year. The PHO also reported five dengue deaths during the period from last year’s 12. In an interview Tuesday, provincial health officer Dr. Anna...
The regional office of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is encouraging local government units (LGUs) along the Calabarzon Region’s coastlines to help sustain the mangrove rehabilitation program. In an interview on Tuesday, Ann Hazel Javier of the DENR Calabarzon Regional Strategic Communication and Initiatives Section (RSCIS), underscored the need for collaborative undertakings on mangrove forest...
The head of the Provincial Planning and Development Committee (PPDC) said on Monday they are making headway on tourism strategies across 39 towns and two cities in the province this year. PPDC head Maria Odessa Perez said Quezon, the sixth largest province in the country, will maximize its full potential not only as the country’s “coconut capital province”...
Like the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), the Philippine National Police (PNP) is also validating reports that terrorists are out to conduct attacks on targets in the “named areas” of Northern Luzon Command (NOLCOM), PNP chief, Gen. Oscar Albayalde, said. “It's still under validation, wala pang confirmation na nakukuha kami from our people on the ground (Our people on...
The North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) officially announced the full closure of Bocaue River Bridge along the NLEX southbound lane to give way to concrete pouring and curing as part of the first stage of rehabilitation of the bridge. Kit Ventura, head of the NLEX Communication Office, said the traffic advisory is to inform the thousands of motorists regularly passing by...
Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque III met with the Cavite governor, mayors and legislators here to ensure preparedness and response plan on the dengue outbreak. Duque expressed concern on the growing number of dengue cases in the country with some cities, towns, and provinces declaring “state of calamity” and immediate releases of health and calamity funds to...
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