BAGUIO CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Baguio Bureau) – Beginning February 1, the summer capital of the Philippines, Baguio City, will be placed under the stricter General Community Quarantine, or GCQ.
Among the restrictions is that children under the age of 15 and seniors over 65 must stay home at all times except when engaging in essential activities or seeking medical services.
But a just-released study in shows that from March to December of 2020, those in the 20-29 age group comprised the highest number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Baguio.
This alarmed city officials who are reportedly considering an amendment to the community quarantine rules. The proposed change would impose strict home quarantine for citizens and tourists aged 20-29.
Will it be time for children and seniors to rise and shine? And be finally set free? With proper use of face mask and face shield, plus physical distancing, of course.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – What was supposed to be a routine photo op for the Office of the Vice President (OVP) is turning out into a nightmare for Leni Robredo.
Last week, the OVP distributed servings of cooked spaghetti to needy families in San Mateo, Rizal province. Robredo herself posted the photos of the event which she says was part of her ‘Angat Buhay’ progam (Life Upliftment).
But alas, OVP PR handlers overlooked one very important thing: food safety. There are existing health regulations and guidelines to ensure that feeding programs and food distribution operations would not be a threat to the safety of recipients.
Photos posted by Robredo showed a masked person with a black hood, face mask, face shield and gloves handing servings of spaghetti — sans proper packing and similar precautions for possible food contamination. Rather, the servings were handed out in what appeared to be the recipients’ own plates and containers. Where the spaghetti was contained in the first place wasn’t clear from the photos. Some netizens speculated the food was placed in huge steel drums. Others suspect OVP staff had the spaghetti in big , open calderos exposed to heat and other natural elements.
The Department of Health (DOH) will conduct an investigation on Monday to determine whether OVP committed food safety regulations and unduly put the health of the recipients in grave danger.
This is a developing story.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque has reiterated his previous statement that Filipinos should not be “choosy” when it comes to which Covid-19 vaccine they would be receiving.
Roque’s latest statement comes in the wake of news that Davao City, President Rodrigo Duterte’s hometown, will be receiving Pfizer vaccines next month, while the rest of the country will have to settle with vaccines from China or Russia.. News reports have previously indicated that Duterte’s preference would be the Chinese or Russian vaccines.
Does this mean Duterte’s daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara, is at odds with the President’s preferences and statements?
Nevertheless, Roque said Davao City residents shouldn’t be choosy and be contented with the Pfizer vaccine.