Articles worth reading

Gov't to tap Zuelig Pharma for storage of vaccines 

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time5 days ago

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III and National Policy Against Covid-19 chief implementer and vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. on Wednesday inspected the cold storage facilities of Zuellig Pharma, which is among the private firms that have committed...

San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora

San Juan prepares for second vaccination simulation 

account_balanceSan Juan access_time5 days ago

San Juan Mayor Francis Zamora announced that the city government will conduct another COVID-19 vaccination simulation at the San Juan gym on January 21 after successfully carrying out its two-day dry run of the vaccination process prior to the arriva...

Metropolitan Manila Development Authority chairman Benhur Abalos / MMDA

MMDA asks DPWH to restore street lights 

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time4 days ago

Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chairman Benhur Abalos asked the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to improve lighting fixtures on major thoroughfares across the metropolis, according to a report by Philippine News ...

Pasig News

Photo courtesy of: Pasig PIO

Pasig tests evacuees for Covid

account_balancePasig News account_circleJames Lopes chat_bubble_outline0 Comments

Pasig City started coronavirus tests for residents who have taken shelter at evacuation centers during the onslaught of typhoon “Ulysses” last week, according to a report by Manila Bulletin.

Mayor Vico Sotto said minimum health standards, including physical distancing, were difficult to maintain at the city’s evacuation sites as thousands of residents fled their homes during the typhoon.

“Since health protocols were difficult to maintain 100 percent of the time, we will test everyone who stayed in the evacuation centers,” Sotto said in a Facebook post Monday.

Advertisement

According to Sotto, around 1,500 residents have undergone enhanced chemiluminescence immunoassay (ECLIA) tests during the first round of testing.

The city government said the testing was conducted at the evacuation sites in Barangays Bagong Ilog, Maybunga, and Santolan.

Residents of the said three barangays were among those displaced due to flooding during the typhoon.

With the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic still raging, implementing physical distancing protocols in evacuation centers became a challenge for local government units.

The recent typhoon has forced around 10,000 residents of Pasig to evacuate amid the ongoing threat of the pandemic, as high flood waters due to heavy rainfall submerged some villages in the city.

Sotto lamented that the typhoon has also left around 9,000 households without electricity, forcing the local government to suspend classes in some levels.

The mayor has vowed that the city government will provide assistance to families affected by the flood.

“Pipilitin nating mabigyan ng ayuda ang bawat pamilyang binaha (We will try to provide assistance to every family affected by the flood),” he said.

Meanwhile, Sotto said clearing operations in the city is ongoing, but he noted that cleanup will take some time as several houses were covered in mud due to flooding.

“Nakita natin nitong Bagyong ‘Ulysses’ ang pinaka mataas na lebel ng tubig sa Ilog Marikina mula nung ‘Ondoy,’ mas mataas pa nga, ayon sa ibang report (We saw during typhoon ‘Ulysses’ the highest water level in the Marikina River since ‘Ondoy,’ even higher, according to other reports),” he said.


date_rangeDate Published
2 months ago
shareShare article
folder_openArticle tags
content_copyCategorized under

Share your thoughts with us

Related Articles

Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto

Pasig simulates Covid-19 vaccination

account_balancePasig chrome_reader_mode4 days ago

Pasig City targets to inoculate about 60 to 70 percent of the city's population as it began a simulation of the national immunization campaign on Wednesday, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. "When vaccinations start, a big ch...

Pasig residents reminded about proper use of face masks 

account_balancePasig chrome_reader_mode1 day ago

Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto raised concern over residents who still fail to observe the proper wearing of face masks when outside amidst the ongoing threat of the pandemic, according to a report by Manila Bulletin. Sotto said some 500 personnel from...

Photo courtesy of: BFP Muntinlupa

Fresnedi to extend financial assistance Alabang fire victims

account_balanceMuntinlupa chrome_reader_mode1 week ago

Mayor Jaime Fresnedi vows to provide assistance to 294 families or at least 1,119 individuals affected by a fire incident at Barrio Bisaya, Alabang on January 17. The local exec assures fire victims that the city council will be passing a resolution...

The struggles in 2020 of the casino industry in the Philippines

account_balanceMetro Manila chrome_reader_mode4 months ago

Do you want to learn more about the challenges and predictions for the gambling industry in the Philippines? Find all answers in this article!

Let's Stay Connected Like us on our Facebook page.
×
Click on the article to continue reading
Quezon City adopts no contact apprehension system Red Cross pushes saliva test Vaccines from COVAX to arrive in Q1 Makati Shangri-La to close doors on Feb. 1 Cities in NCR to start vaccination simultaneously Mother, girlfriend of Filipino infected with UK variant also test positive Send Press Release MNC Facebook Page MNC Twitter Page MNC Instagram Page LGU Spotlight Barangay Front Business Sports Entertainment Metro Gen Metro Feature